Ladies and Gentlemen, we are pleased to announce the revival of:
“The True Nature Fiddle and Banjo Contest”

Open to all ages and skill levels. Contest entry is free with paid admission to True Nature Country Fair. A first place cash prize of $50 will be awarded in each of the following categories:

  • Fiddle, Traditional (Old Time Fiddle Tune)
  • Fiddle, Non-Traditional (Bluegrass, Celtic, or any other genre)
  • Banjo, Traditional (Old Time Banjo Tune)
  • Banjo, Non-Traditional (Bluegrass, Celtic, or any other genre)

Contestants may compete in as many categories as they choose.


  • Each competitor performs two tunes, at least one of which must be an instrumental (no vocals).
  • Each tune is limited to three minutes.
  • Competitors may perform alone or with an accompanist.

Judging Criteria:

  • Competitors will be judged based on authenticity of style and quality of performance.