34th Annual Kansas State Fiddling
& Picking Championships

Every 4th weekend in August top musicians convene in Lawrence, KS to compete & perform.

The event resembles a reunion as musicians form circles jamming under trees throughout the park. Former contestants return as professional performers. Some competitors are the second and third generations of their family to participate. Fans gather on blankets to enjoy music and cheer on their friends as they compete. Food vendors, artists and community groups fill the street and park paths. For many years, luthiers have joined the event to share their latest original handmade instruments. Mark your calendar for the 34th Annual — August 24th, 2014.

See the list of winners 2013 here!


Misc. Instruments
Ensemble Folk
Youth Fiddling
Open Fiddle
Flatpicking Guitar
Fingerpicking Guitar

You can find more info on the competitions here.