Louisiana State Fiddle Championship 


Congratulations to Clancey Stewart,

the 2018 Louisiana State Fiddle Champion!

2018 Fiddle Champion Clancey Stewart (Photo by Peter Jones)


   From left, fiddle contestants Cameron Fontenot (tie for 2nd), Clancey Stewart (1st), Terry Huval (tie for 2nd), Ron Yule (3rd), and Marguerite Gravois (4th)

(Photo By Peter Jones)


Fiddle Championship Donation Form


Statement of Purpose: The purpose of the Louisiana State Fiddlers’ Championship (LSFC) is to perpetuate the traditional music and styles of fiddling integral to many kinds of Louisiana music, to help develop an appreciation and understanding of traditional music, to encourage young fiddlers to pursue musical endeavors, and to encourage jam sessions and contests as a way to promote creativity and the continuation of the fiddle tradition. 

 Prather Coliseum and CAPA Annex/Magale Recital Hall are Wheelchair Accessible.

Fiddling was introduced in Louisiana in the 1700s, and through the years, many, contests were held in local areas, often in conjunction with celebrations, fairs, and festivals. The first documented, statewide fiddle contest was in 1970. By 1984, the Rebel State Historic Site began hosting the contest and continued for about twenty years. In 2004, the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship moved to the Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folk Festival.
Thanks to all who participate in the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship- the fiddlers who come to test their talents, the judges who have very hard decisions to make, the visitors who attend to cheer and enjoy, and especially to the financial contributors to the event.
The prize money for the contest comes only from your donations. Without the support of the contributors, the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship would not be able to continue. Your donation to the Fiddle Championship is an investment in Louisiana traditional culture. Please donate today!



For more information contact us at folklife@nsula.edu or 318-357-4332