Colorado Oldtime Fiddlers’ Association
Welcome! The Colorado Oldtime Fiddlers’ Association (COTFA) is dedicated to promoting and preserving the traditional American art form of old-time fiddling. We sponsor and support fiddle contests across Colorado, including the Colorado Fiddle Championships; provide fiddle and guitar workshops; sponsor square dances; hold jam sessions; and support community outreach programs, including the El Sistema music program.
Mark your calendars for the 16th Colorado Fiddle Championships – January 6-7, 2018!
The 15th annual Colorado Fiddle Championships was held on the opening weekend of the National Western Stock Show, January 7 & 8, 2017, in the Beef Palace Auction Arena. The public was entertained by some of the best fiddlers from Colorado and across the United States, ranging in age from 5 years to 80+ years old. They competed for over $9,100 in prize money.
New this year was the Bob Wills Fiddle Division, sanctioned by the Bob Wills Heritage Foundation, Inc.! It was incredibly successful and provided toe tapping western swing music to a large audience.
Click here for results of the 2017 Fiddle Championships.
Check out the The Denver Post coverage of the contest!
You can donate year round through Colorado Gives.