79th Annual

World Championship Fiddlers Festival of Crockett TX

The World Championship Fiddlers Festival returns to its roots as an outdoor fiddling festival on Saturday, October 24, under the pavilion at Davy Crockett Memorial Park. This year's motto is "The Tradition Lives On!". Fiddlers of all ages will compete for the world champion title in Crockett's long-time fiddler's competition. For additional information please contact Charles Arnold at 936-544-2089.
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Masters of Ceremonies and Judges

Pipp Gillette and Glenn Barnhart are this year's Masters of Ceremonies.


Jim "Texas Shorty" Chancellor, Matthew Hartz and Wes Westmoreland will judge the fiddle competition.

79th Annual World Championship Fiddlers Festival of Crockett Texas

Saturday, Oct. 24th, 9am-5pm

Davy Crockett Memorial Park , 600 Bradshaw, Crockett, TX, United States

At the pavilions at the Davy Crockett Memorial Park.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

Event Schedule

Please note that competition start times are approximate, and may vary depending on number of fiddlers competing.


9 a.m. - Registration begins and Judges Jam provided by Jim "Texas Shorty" Chancellor, Matthew Hartz and Wes Westmoreland

10 a.m.

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Invocation
  • National Anthem & Pledge of Allegiance
  • Opening Remarks
  • Introduction of Special Guests
  • Acknowledgement of Supporters
  • Introduction of Festival Team Members and Masters of Ceremony

10:30 a.m. - Youth Division Competition (0-18) – 5 places

11:00 a.m. - Entertainment provided by Steve & Sheryl Hartz

11:30 a.m. - Senior Division Competition (60+) – 5 places

12:00 noon - Lunch break/Entertainment provided by The Sawmill Vagrants

1:00 p.m. - Announce Senior & Youth Division Winners, and Special Award Presentation to "Texas Shorty"

1:30 p.m. - World Championship Division Competition – 20 places

2:30 p.m. - Accompanist Division Competition - 5 places

3:00 p.m. - Entertainment provided by The Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band

4:00 p.m. - Announce Accompanist Division Winners and Announce World Champion Fiddler Division Winners

4:25 p.m. - Closing Remarks

4:30 p.m. - Entertainment provided by The Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band

Arts and Crafts Vendor Booth Space Available

Calling all arts and crafts vendors!

For more information about booths please contact Joni Clonts at (936) 222-6706.

Click here for the vendor application.

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Note from the Fiddlers Festival Committee

From the 1952 Program Book: The object of our contest is to PERPETUATE OLD-TIME TUNES AND THE OLD-FASHIONED way of entertaining -- in GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME. This day has been set aside by the fiddlers festival committee, with the cooperation of the Crockett Merchants, as a day of -- Fiddlin', Frolickin', Foolishness and FUN -- under the shade of the giant oaks in the Davy Crockett Memorial Park in Crockett, Texas. Come join us in the fun.


The new fiddlers festival committee has the same objective, the only difference is the time of year. The fiddlers festival committee members thank you all for attending and participating in the 79th World Championship Fiddlers Festival, it’s people like you who make the festival a great success each year.