News & Announcements
2017 Greentree Festival
Festival performer pictures are in the Photos section.

Congratulations to the Raffle Winners:
Tim Murray - Fiddle
Franklin Sears - Mandolin
A.J. Bland - Balalaika


2017 Fiddle Contest Winners

Winners are listed in the Photos Section.
Stovall's Grove in Wildwood, MO deserves special thanks for hosting year after year.  And thanks as well to the judges and MC.  


2016 Greentree Festival
Festival performer pictures are in the Photos section.

Fiddle raffle winner:

Tom McCracken
Kirkwood, MO

Martin Back Packer Guitar raffle winner:
Ron Baysinger
Imperial, MO



Kirkwood Greentree Festival Schedule

Come and join us this September 17-18 at Kirkwood, MO for the annual Greentree Festival.  The (revised) schedule is available HERE.



2016 Fiddle Contest Winners


As always, a special thanks to Stovall's Grove in Wildwood, MO as well as the judges and MC.  Pictures can be found in the Photos Section.

Juniors: #1 Caleb Kanoy  
#2 Deven Mahale  
#3 Josiah Kanoy


Pre-Open: #1 Roger Netherton
#2 Samantha Henson  


Open: #1 John Williams
#2 Emilee Buchannon  


Seniors: #1 Charlie Walden  
#2 Kathy Summers
#3 Lynn (Chirps) Smith  
#4 Steve Rosen    


2015 Greentree Festival Line-Up:
 Saturday - Sept. 19 Sunday - Sept. 20
Noon Hometown Noon       Hometown
 1pm Country Folks 1pm        Sunshine Gospel
 2pm Miss Crystal & Pretty Good String Band 2pm Windy Ridge
 3pm Sappington Creek 3pm Bill & Tim
 4pm Road House Band 4pm Mound City Slickers
 5pm Tim Lietner
Visit the festival's web site for more information
- Posted 7/10/15




A message from Polly Burre Memorial Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest:

Saturday, June 27, 2015 • 5 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. 
Community Hall, Tebbetts, Missouri 

In 2014, after 15 years, the Tebbetts Community honored Polly Burre’s memory by bringing back the Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest.  It was very successful with many great musicians of all ages.  Once again, in 2015, the Polly Burre Memorial Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest is back.   

The contest is named for the late Kenneth “Polly” Burre (1916-1999), who was a well-known organizer, promoter, and emcee of fiddle contests all over Missouri. Polly was also a musician in his own right.

The event is part of the Tebbetts Community Picnic, which has been going since 1948. Tebbetts is located 13 miles east of Jefferson City on Highway 94. (map)

$800 in cash prizes will be awarded in three divisions: Senior (60 & older), Adult (16-59), and Youth (15 & under). For more information, contact Jim Buffington at 573-826-0775 (JRBuff@gmail.com). Registration for the contest is free; admission to the contest is free too.

Tebbetts Picnic is known for its mutton and fried fish.  Please come join us for good times, good food, and great music! 

http://mofiddledance.org/events/polly-burre-fiddlers-contest-2015/





2014 Greentree Festival Line-Up:
 Saturday - Sept. 13 Sunday - Sept. 14
Noon Home Noon       Kathy Summers & Windy Ridge
 1pm Roadhouse Band 1pm        Sunshine Gospel
 2pm Mound City Slickers 2pm Kathy Summers & Windy Ridge
 3pm Wild Grub String Band 3pm Fox Creek
 4pm Fox Creek
 5pm Tim - Kevin
Visit the festival's web site for more information
- Posted 6/16/14





2014 Fiddle Contest Winners
Open Class: 1st - John Williams
2nd - Richard Shewmaker
3rd - Kathy Summers
4th - Ray Lynn Wells
Senior Class: 1st - Charlie Walden
2nd - Dr. Howard Marshal
3rd - Kenny Applebee
Junior Class: 1st - Deven Mahale
2rd - James Hall
As always, a special thanks to Stovall's Grove in Wildwood, MO as well as the judges and MC.  Pictures can be found in the Photos Section.
   - Posted 6/16/14






Announcing:  Callaway County Fair Old-Time Fiddle Contest & Barndance
August 3, 2013
Callaway County Fairgrounds
3 miles south of Fulton, MO
Information is HERE



Announcing:  2nd Annual Firehouse Fiddle Contest
July 13, 2013
Firefighters Union Hall
2350 N. Clifton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
Information: Call JOSH GILBERT at 417-849-9521
3 DIVISIONS
OPEN AGE 16-55  1st $500 2nd $250 3rd $100
SENIOR AGE 55 & Up  1st $400 2nd $200 3rd $75
JUNIOR AGE: Up to 16 1st $300 2nd $150 3rd $50
Registration begins at 8:00 AM
Pre-register by phone
Contest will begin at 10:00 AM
Fiddlers and Accompanists that perform will be refunded admission.
Admission $5.00




Announcing:  25th Annual Branson Mid-America Fiddlers Championship Contest
August 2-4, 2013
www.downtownbranson.org





2013 Fiddle Contest Winners

Open Class: 1st - John Williams
2nd - Pete Howard
3rd - Kathy Summers
4th - Barbara Weathers
Senior Class: 1st - Howard Marshal
2nd - Richard Harness
3rd - Kenny Applebee
Junior Class: 1st - Nees Hibeck
2rd - James Hall
3rd - Deven Mahale
As always, a special thanks to Stovall's Grove in Wildwood, MO as well as the judges and MC.  Pictures can be found in the Photos Section.
   - Posted 5/28/13



Missouri Honors Vesta Johnson
On February 6, 2013, founding member and current Vice-President of the Missouri Fiddlers and 
Country Music Association - Vesta Johnson, was an honoree and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol by the Missouri Arts Council.



2012 Fiddle Contest Winners
Open Class: 1st - Justin Branum
2nd - Richard Shewmaker
3rd - Kathy Summers
4th - Roger Netherton
5th - Allison Branum
Senior Class: 1st - Lynn (Chirps) Smith
2nd - Bill Martin
3rd - Lisa Bass
Junior Class: 1st - Hannah Lee
2rd - James Hall
3rd - Nick Whitker
Thank you to our MC and judges as well as to our host, Stovall's Grove in Wildwood, MO for their continued support.  Pictures of the contest can be found in the Photos section.
   - Posted 6/11/12



Kirkwood Greentree Festival 2012
The Greentree Festival is September 15-16 this year.  The Missouri Fiddlers' Entertainment Stage lineup is available HERE.    The Festival's website is HERE.   Come out an enjoy this fun weekend of activities! 
- Posted 6/3/12


St. James Fiddle Contest
St. James Community is hosting a fiddle contest at the August 18, 2012 Grape Jam Bluegrass & Craft Festival.   There are $835 in cash prizes in three divisions.   Information is available HERE.
- Posted 6/3/12




2011 Greentree Festival Wrap-Up
Thanks to the volunteers, musicians, and especially the music fans who braved the weather, Greentree was once again a success.   Pictures of the musicians can be found in the Photos section of this site.
Raffle Winners:
Gabriela Scalpone (Kirkwood, MO) - Fiddle
Bob Hotz (Kirkwood, MO) - Dulcimer
Mike Shifflett (Kirkwood, MO) - Lyre
- Posted 9/25/11



2011 Greentree Festival Line-Up:
 Saturday - Sept. 17 Sunday - Sept. 18 
Noon Steve & etc. 10-12pm Slim & Zella Mae Cox Family
 1pm Post Oak 12:30 Kevin & Tim
 2pm Possum Skinners 1:30 Wild Grub String Band
 3pm Miss Crystal & the Codgers 2:30 Wolves a Howlin'
 4pm Fox Creek 3:30 Kerosene Can
 5pm Country Folks 4:30 Road House
Visit the festival's web site for more information.
- Posted 8/4/11


2011 Fiddle Contest Winners
The winners are announced on the Photos page.  Thanks to all who participated, volunteered, and enjoyed this years contest!
- Posted 6/7/11


2011 Jam Schedule Announced
Check the Events & Links page for the dates.
For 2011, the Jam will now begin at 2pm!
- Posted 12/11/10


Fiddle Performance
The President of the Missouri Fiddlers Association will be performing at the Historical Daniel Boone Home in Defiance, MO on October 2nd. Details can be found here.
- Posted 8/16/10



2010 Greentree Festival Line-Up Announced!
 Saturday - Sept. 18 Sunday - Sept. 19 
Noon Steve Hall 10-12pm Gospel with the Cox Family
 1pm James and the 
Post Oak Band
12:30 RAMS 
(Resurrected Acoustic Musicians)
 2pm Charlie Berger 1:30 Kerosene Can String Band
 3pm Bill & Gary 2:30 Wild Grub String Band
 4pm Fox Creek 3:30 Fox Creek
 5pm Bended Knee 4:30 Mound City Slickers
Once again, Charlie Berger will be answering your fiddle-care questions on Saturday.
Visit the festival's web site for more information.
- Posted 7/5/10



Fiddle Contest a Success
Thank you to all who participated... and to everyone who came out to listen.
- Posted 7/4/10




More Fiddle Contest & Greentree Information
The flyer for this year's Fiddle Contest can be found at THIS LINK.
  
Luthier Charlie Berger will be available on Sept. 18th at the Greentree Festival to answer questions about fiddle care.
- Posted 4/29/10



2010 Fiddle Contest Details - May 29, 2010
This year's fiddle contest is once again held at Stovalls Grove in Wildwood, MO.  There will be Open, Senior, and Junior Divisions competing for the top prizes of $150, $100, and $50.  This year, there will be a Square Dance immediately following the competition! The $10 admission fee includes the contest and the dance... PLUS a BBQ dinner plate.  Details can be found on our Events & Links Page.
- Posted 4/5/10



2009 Greentree Festival
The festival was a success once again due the musicians, the volunteers, and especially the crowds that came to support us.  Thank you!



2009 Greentree Festival Lineup Announced
We have a great lineup again this year for the Greentree festival in Kirkwood, MO.   Missouri Fiddlers has been providing free entertainment for this festival for over 30 years.  Visit the festival's web site for more information.
 Saturday - Sept. 19 Sunday - Sept. 20 
 12-1pm Echo Valley Boys 10-12pm Gospel with Slim & Zella Mae Cox 
 1-2pm Gomez & Friends 12:30-1:30pm Trinity Ridge 
 2-3pm Boyer Family 1:30-2:30pm Martin & Halfacre 
 3-4pm Spike & Friends 2:30-3:30pm Fox Creek 
 4-5pm Fox Creek 3:30-4:30pm All Aboard 
 5-6pm Post Oak  
 6pm-??? open mic See You Next Year! 
Also at this years festival, we are happy to have luthier Charlie Berger on Saturday, September 19th.  Charlie is well known in this area for fiddle and bow repair.




2009 Fiddle Contest Results!
On May 16, 2009, we held our 2nd Annual Fiddle Contest at Stovalls Grove in Wildwood, Mo. We want to thank all of the people who contributed to its success.  We especially want to thank all of the folks at Stovalls for their help and support.  The weather again cooperated with us and we had an great contest and jam session. We had a good turn out of contestants  and there was great jamming going on outside in the corral. 

Youth Winners:
Richard Shoemaker (1st)
Evan Alexander (2nd)
Samantha Hinson (3rd)

Senior Winners:
Howard Marshall (1st)
Ray Thomas (2nd)
Fred Baue (3rd)

Open Winners:
Marc Rennard (1st)
Robert Freeman (2nd)
Lynne (Chirps) Smith (3rd)
Kathy Summers (4th)

Be sure to check out our Photos Section for pictures of our contest winners and jam participants.
- Posted 5/27/09




Fiddle Contest - May 16, 2009
Details have been finalized for our annual Fiddle Contest at Stovall's Grove.  There will be three divisions:  Open, Senior, and Junior with top prizes of $150, $100, and $50.   A jam will follow the contest. More information can be found here and on the Events & Links page.
(Plus... With your $10 admission fee, you'll not only get to hear some fantastic fiddling... you'll also be fed a fantastic BBQ dinner plate!)
- Posted 3/10/09



2009 Greentree Festival Information
We've posted some information and links to the Kirkwood Greentree Festival on our Events & Links page.   If your band is interested in performing, please contact Vesta Johnson.
- Posted 3/9/09


Quarterly Meeting Notes - February 2009
At out last Quarterly Meeting, we made our final plans for the fiddle contest and outdoor jam session which is going to be held on May 16, 2009 at Stovalls Grove.  Again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our members and the folks at Stovalls Grove who helped make our last fiddle contest, dance, and outdoor jam such a success.



2009 Greentree Festival Lineup Announced
We have a great lineup again this year for the Greentree festival in Kirkwood, MO.   Missouri Fiddlers has been providing free entertainment for this festival for over 30 years.  Visit the festival's web site for more information.
 Saturday - Sept. 19 Sunday - Sept. 20 
 12-1pm Echo Valley Boys 10-12pm Gospel with Slim & Zella Mae Cox 
 1-2pm Gomez & Friends 12:30-1:30pm Trinity Ridge 
 2-3pm Boyer Family 1:30-2:30pm Martin & Halfacre 
 3-4pm Spike & Friends 2:30-3:30pm Fox Creek 
 4-5pm Fox Creek 3:30-4:30pm All Aboard 
 5-6pm Post Oak  
 6pm-??? open mic


























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