Colorado Old Time Fiddlers’ Association
Welcome! The Colorado Old Time Fiddlers’ Association (COTFA) is dedicated to fiddling of all kinds, with a special emphasis on contest (Texas Style) fiddling. We produce contests across Colorado, culminating in the Colorado Fiddle Championships at the National Western Stock Show, and provide workshops and other helpful programs for aspiring and veteran fiddlers in the Rocky Mountain Empire.
The 12th annual Colorado Fiddle Championships at the National Western Stock Show are scheduled for January 11th and 12th, 2014 in the Beef Palace Auction arena on the National Western Stock Show complex. Total prizes and awards are more than $8,725 including $1,500 for the Grand Champion!
Our judges this year will be Laura Cash, Bubba Hopkins and Sherry McKenzie.
Anthony Mature of New Waverly, Texas and Joey McKenzie of Burleson, Texas will be our staff guitarists. And as always, we are honored to have John Lardinois as sound engineer and Nikole Scribner as our Mistress of Ceremony.
The contest SCHEDULE for Sunday January 12, 2014 has changed slightly. Please note that the order of the divisions has not been altered, just the start times. We are skinning up a bit to try to be finished by 5:00 pm. We appreciate your flexibility.
The QUALITY INN is once again the official hotel for the Colorado Fiddle Championships. Call and reserve your rooms today.
Vi Wickam cordially invites you to attend a Fiddle Improvisation Workshop January 25, 2014 at the Kirk Church of Bonnie Brae. This workshop is presented by the Scottish Fiddle Club of Denver. For more information about the workshop, please click on our Workshop page.
Form more information about concerts and other events happening throughout Colorado and the country, check out our calendar!