Berkshire Fiddle festival & contest

 

The Berkshire Hills Fiddle Festival and Contest will be the first annual, one day outdoor fiddle festival held in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The contest and festival will take place at historic, Wahconah Park on June 28, 2008. This event will showcase the talents of amateur fiddlers around New England.  There are six contest divisions in which contestants can register to compete in. There is a contest available for every age and skill level. Contestants may register for one of the following categories:

 

Junior Division – This contest is open to contestants 17 years of age and younger.

First place winner will receive $100.00.

Second place winner will receive $50.00.

Berkshire Division – This contest is only open to legal Berkshire County residents. There is no age requirement.

First place winner will receive $200.00

Second place winner will receive $100.00

Senior Division – This contest is open to contestants 60 years of age and older.

First place winner will receive $150.00

Second place winner will receive $75.00.

Open Division – This contest is open to all regardless of age

First place winner will receive $200.00.

Second place winner will receive $100.00.

Style Specific Division – This contest is open to all regardless of age but style must be specified.

First place winner will receive $200.00.

Second place winner will receive $100.00.

Championship – This contest does not have age requirement and is open to all those interested.

First place winner will receive $500.00.

Second place winner will receive $250.00.

 

Though the Berkshire Fiddle Festival and Contest will connect fiddlers from around the world, it will also unite the community through music. This event will be held in late spring before the summer tourist season. The late spring date of the festival will give the local community a chance to enjoy this event with their families, friends, neighbors, and allow for festival goers to attend this event in downtown Pittsfield. The festival will enrich the community and provide a boost for the local people.

Ultimately, the Berkshire Fiddle Festival and Contest aims to connect and strengthen the links between talented musicians, friends and family members supporting those competing, vendors, fiddle fans, and community members wishing to explore music’s diversity through the sound of the fiddle.

With your support, this will be a successful event, as it will preserve New England music heritage and positively impact the community of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.