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Fiddle Competition

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019 | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. CT

The Grounds – The Forks

New in 2019, check out IDL’s first-ever fiddle competition at The Forks in Winnipeg!

Competitors will be split into two age categories: 15 and under, and 16 plus. The competition follows the Métis-Style Class, which requires fiddlers to play two tunes, unaccompanied and while sitting down.

We are only accepting 30 contestants per category, so be sure to pre-register and save your spot!

Click HERE to download your registration form today!


15 and under

  • 1st Place $75
  • 2nd Place $55
  • 3rd Place $35

16 and over

  • 1st Place $150
  • 2nd Place $75
  • 3rd Place $50


Rules & Regulations

  • All contestants must be registered in person prior to 5 p.m. on competition day (Saturday, June 22)
  • Only registered contestants will be allowed to participate
  • Each contestant must play 2 tunes in Métis-style class while seated
  • The contestant must have his or her own instrument
  • Only one entry per contestant
  • Coordinators will draw for order of participation
  • Judges’ decisions will be final
  • All other rules of the MFA (Manitoba Fiddle Association) apply
  • Free admission for contestants


Contact Denise at 204-878-2629 or by email at if you have any questions about the Fiddle Competition.
Click to download and print the official APTN Indigenous Day Live Fiddle Competition Poster.

*No drugs or alcohol permitted on the festival site. Any persons in violation of this will be removed from the premises. Please bring your own lawn chairs.