Fiddle Contest GNA

GRAND NORTH AMERICAN
OLD TIME FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP
(GNA)

The Grand North American Old-Time Fiddle Championship (GNA) has been held continuously since 1984, taking place annually on the third weekend in July. This family event is open to fiddlers of all levels and ages, and competitors have ranged in age from 6 years to 101 years of age. Many have gone on to become finalists or winners at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Contest.

The Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Association, in collaboration with Alberta Society of Fiddlers and Prairie Mountain Fiddlers, co-hosted the Canadian Grand Masters Competition in Morinville Alberta in August 2016. The Canadian Grand Masters Champion that year was local fiddler Daniel Gervais.

The 40th  Annual Grand North American Fiddle Championship  will be held at the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta from Thursday July 18 to  Sunday July 21, 2024.

 

 

The registration form is now ready:       Link to Contestant and Youth Fiddle Camp registration form

 

 

The Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddlers Association also puts on the annual Grand North American Fiddle Championships:

                   — a 4 day family event, happening on the 3rd weekend of July in Fort Saskatchewan —

The competition venue is the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan and the host hotel is the Comfort Inn.

Thursday evening and Friday afternoon Jam Sessions
Friday evening Old Time Country Barn Dance

 

 

 

The judged competition (one of the highest cash prize payouts in North America) happens all day Saturday and Sunday, with many classes ranging from Junior Junior through Senior and including a Championship class for the most talented performers!

Judges perform a Judges Showcase on the Saturday evening

One of the highlights of the weekend is the Saturday night old-tyme family dance, with dancers coming from all over!

We invite you to come out and enjoy the festivities, either as a spectator or if you are a fiddle player, why not register and take a shot at the some prize money!

Here is a short promotional video for the Grand North American Fiddle Championship festival:

Link to GNA invitation video!

A big  "Thank you!"   to our sponsors:

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