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Métis-Style Fiddle Competition

June 17, 2023, 3:30 p.m., The Forks, Winnipeg

You’re invited to participate in the annual Métis-style fiddle competition! The competition will be held during the IDL celebrations at The Forks on June 17, 2023, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is now open! Complete the online registration form to register. On-site registration will also be available from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the large tent located along the east path, north of the Inn at the Forks.

There will be two categories for participation: 15 years and under, and 16 years and over. The competition will follow the Métis-style class of fiddling, where each fiddler plays two tunes unaccompanied and seated.

After the competition, there will be a jam session with accompaniment while the judges deliberate.


Prizes are as follows  1st 2nd 3rd
15 and under $75 $55 $35
16 and over $150 $75 $50


Rules & Regulations

  • All contestants must be check in person prior to 3 p.m. on competition day (June 17, 2023)
  • Only registered contestants will be allowed to participate.
  • Each contestant must play 2 tunes in Métis-style class of fiddling (while seated)
  • The contestant must have their 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