Stuart’s To Host Ohio State Fiddling Contest Aug. 19

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Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio will host the Ohio State Fiddling Contest on Friday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. as part of Nelsonville’s Parade of the Hills.

Join us for one of the premier fiddling events in Ohio! Whether you’re a fiddler, or someone who enjoys fiddling, this contest offers something for you. Held in historic Stuart’s Opera House, this event will put a smile on your face, and have you tapping your toes in no time. Our contest is nationally certified with the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest held annually in Weiser, Idaho. This means our Grand Champion will be eligible to compete in this prestigious event, for more information, visit their site at General admission tickets are $8. More information and tickets are available by calling 740-753-1924 or visiting, tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday.

Old-Time Fiddlers Compete in four age groups: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-54, and 55 and over.

There are prizes and ribbons for the winners of each group. The winners of each division will then continue on to the championship round, and compete for the title of “Grand Champion,” as well as an additional $300 and a plaque. There are 10 spots available in each age group. Depending on the total number of registrants, we may allow day of entries if there is room, but don’t take the chance, register today at If your age group is full you can get on a waiting list.