Weiser Banjo Contest

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As always, the contest will be held on the first weekend of the annual National Old Time Fiddle Contest and Festival 
which occurs the first full third week in June. In 2018 the banjo contest will be on June 16 and 17. Each contest category will be open to the first 10 registered...so don't wait. Click here to view our hallowed and venerated contest rules.
2018 Banjo Contest Schedule

The 2018 Weiser Banjo Contest will be held as usual on the front lawn of Beardsley Hall at the historic Inter-mountain Institute, home of the National Old Time Fiddle/Banjo Contest and Festival.  

Note: We always welcome volunteers on the weekend of the contest to help us pull off this event. Contact us if interested.

Saturday, June 16
  • Afternoon - Open Mic and Beginner Performances   
  • Evening - Intermediate Open Class Contest (Any Style)
    • Prizes:  hand made Idaho fruit pies plus:
    • 1st place - $40     2nd place - $30     1st place = $20
Sunday, June 17
  • Afternoon - Advanced Open Class (Any Style)
    • Prizes: hand made Idaho fruit pies plus
    • 1st place - $50     2nd place - $40     3rd place - $30
  • Evening - Banjo and Fiddle (No Additional Supporting Instruments)
    • Prizes: hand made Idaho fruit pies plus:
    • 1st place - $100    2nd place - $ 80    3rd place - $60
You may also register the day of either event at the Slocum Hall Information Center in front of Slocum Hall from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Even if you are just going to perform at the open mic, it would be a big help if you would register.
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