It’s time to register for the 2011 Oklahoma State Picking & Fiddling
Championships, Oct. 7-9 at the Tulsa State Fair.
Anyone from anywhere may enter.
Go to www.okfiddlecontest.com to register and see photos of the prizes.
There’s a lot of exciting news for you contestants. The contests are bigger
and better than ever.
More prize money. More trophy buckles. More non-cash prizes. Rule changes
that we hope you’ll like.
How about this: If you were surprised last year that you had to buy a Fair
ticket in order to compete, well, this year you don’t! Also, you can order
tickets for family members for just $6 each (instead of $10 at the door).
It begins Friday night, Oct. 7, with the String Band contest. This will be
in a tent. The remaining days’ contests will be on the big indoor stage.
There will be a slate of celebrity judges. Each band will get a total of 15
minutes on stage. Prizes are $400, $300, $200, and $100.
Saturday it’s fiddling all day long. The Championship division pays the top
SEVEN finishers. There are now FOUR youth divisions: Junior (13-16), Jr Jr
(10-12), Youth (7-9), and Pee Wee (6 and under). Nobody has to move up to
the next division just for winning last year. Either you play in your age
division, or you play in the Championship division. Score sheets will be
viewable by all at the scoring table. Also, celebrity fiddler Jana Jae will
provide youth fiddlers with a performance evaluation to help them learn to
shine in the spotlight! ALL youth division winners will receive a trophy
Remember, our contest is WEISER-CERTIFIED! Our winners are automatically
invited to the national championships in Weiser, Idaho in mid-June.
To accommodate the growing youth divisions, the Championship division will
not start until 6 p.m.!!!!
Sunday Oct. 9 is for mandolins, guitars, and banjos. The prizes are the same
as last year, but Firey Music in Sand Springs has also donated guitars for
the first- and second-place winners of the flatpicking contest, and gift
certificats for places three – five.
Want to advertise in this year’s program? This year the welcome page is
written by *** Roy Clark *** !!!!
There’s still time to order a full-, half-, or quarter-page ad. Call Scott
Also, very popular last year were “shout-out” ads. For $25 you can write a
classified ad wishing your fiddlers good luck! E-mail email@example.com with
your ad wording.
It’s going to be a great year for live music at the Tulsa State Fair!