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Florida State Fiddle Contest

Florida State Fiddlers' Association in cooperation with the Department of State at the Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center, White Springs.

Florida State Fiddle Contest

Adopted in 1990

In 1990, the Florida Legislature designated this annual competition Florida State Fiddlers' Association in cooperation with the Department of State at the Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center, White Springs the official state fiddle contest. Everyone who enjoys good fiddling is invited to attend the contest and experience Florida's varied fiddle music tradition.

Florida State Fiddle Contest:
Florida State Fiddlers' Association

Florida State Fiddle Contest

The contest is sponsored by the Florida State Fiddlers Association (FSFA) in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks. The contest has five categories (in the order that they appear): Junior (up to 12 years old), Youth (13 to 19 years old), Contemporary, Twin and Rustic. Contestants may enter one individual category and the twin fiddle competition if they wish. Contestants may have no more than two back-up musicians. Fiddles, drums and electric instruments may not be used as backup instruments.

The Florida State Fiddlers Association (FSFA) is a group of musicians and music-loving friends who have organized for the purpose of holding a yearly convention and fiddle contest, and to increase communication among fiddlers and other old-time musicians in the State of Florida. We always like to hear from members and non-members alike. Please feel free to contact any of the officers with suggestions and comments.

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Florida State Fiddlers Association (FSFA)
c/o Kay Van Treese
PO Box 13986
Tallahassee, FL 32317 ,

Florida Law

The law designating the iddle contest held annually by the Florida State Fiddlers' Association in cooperation with the Department of State at the Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center, White Springs, as the official Florida state fiddle contest. is found in the Florida Revised Statutes, Title 2, Chapter 15, Section 15.048

Title IV EXECUTIVE BRANCH
Chapter 15 SECRETARY OF STATE
Section 15.048

15.048 Official state fiddle contest.- The fiddle contest held annually by the Florida State Fiddlers' Association in cooperation with the Department of State at the Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center, White Springs, Florida, is hereby designated as the official state fiddle contest.
History.- s. 1, ch. 89-62.

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