To enhance Ballyhoo’s cultural exchange, we are adding an early Americana flare to the festival. Anyone is free to enter!

2023 APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOW
COMPETITION DATE:  SUNDAY, MARCH 5TH, 2023 12-4pm

$1620 IN CASH PRIZES 

FIDDLE: SMALL FRY – YOUTH UNDER 12               BANJO: SMALL FRY – YOUTH UNDER 12         

$25 – First Place                                                                   $25 – First Place

$10 – Second Place                                                               $15 – Second Place

Certificate – Third Place                                                       Certificate – Third Place

FIDDLE: ADULT (13-55)                     BANJO: ADULT (13-55) 

$200 – First Place                                    $200 – First Place

$125 – Second Place                               $125 – Second Place

$75- Third Place                                     $50 – Third Place

FIDDLE: OLDTIMERS (Over 55)     BANJO: OLDTIMERS (Over 55)

$200 – First Place                                    $200 – First Place

$125 – Second Place                               $125 – Second Place

$75- Third Place                                     $50 – Third Place

 

 

 

 

RULES FOR BALLYHOO FIDDLE/BANJO COMPETITION

Fiddlers under 12:

Fast song and a waltz.  The waltz needs to be something with ¾ timing. The fast song should be a breakdown, rag or polka.

Tunes not allowed are show tunes such as Orange Blossom Special, Listen to the Mockingbird, or Black Mt. Rag. No electric instruments are allowed.

Fiddlers over 12:

Three songs: a waltz, a breakdown, and tune of choice, which is a rag, polka, or another breakdown.

Banjo over 12:

Three tunes of their choice.


Contestants in categories will be judged on:

Rhythm and timing – 20 points
Authenticity –  20 points
Creativity – 20 points,
Tone – 20 points
Overall execution – 20 points

 

Total points per tune per contestant is 100. So, a perfect score for 18 and under would be 200 points and the perfect score for a contestant over 18 would be 300 points. Contestants in fiddle who play something other than a waltz will not be scored on that song.  The decision of the judges is final.


ENTRY FORM


MAIL-IN FORM CLICK HERE – Fiddle & Banjo Entry Form