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Welcome to the 41st Cloverdale Fiddle Festival

Greetings Fiddlers!

The Cloverdale Fiddle Festival will be held Saturday April 1, 2017..  Beginning this year the festival will be presented by the California State Old Time Fiddlers' Association District 10, the Cloverdale Citrus Fair, and the Sonoma County Folk Society, with a big assist from Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma.  Tickets are $19.00 general admission--$15.00 Seniors (65+)--$15.00 ages 6 through 12--Children under 6 are free.

The CFF has gone back to its original one day format.  In addition to the fiddle contest there will again be open divisions for non fiddlers in mandolin and guitar. There will also be workshops and performances by bluegrass and old time bands on our second “Jamming” stage.  RV and tent camping is available on a first come first serve basis and you are encouraged to stay both Friday and Saturday nights.  For  more information on camping call 707-894-3992.

While fiddlers are encouraged to pre register, same day registration will again be available.   Rules are posted under CONTESTANT/RULES.  Remember Cloverdale is an independent fiddle contest and not subject to the rules of the California State OldTime Fiddle Association. However Cloverdale is a nice warm-up before heading to Weiser, Idaho for the National Championships.

It is my sincere hope that you will continue to support us and participate in this fine fiddle festival as we continue to carry on the spirit of old-time fiddling into the future. If you would like further information not provided on this web site feel free to email me at or call 707-829-8012.

Sincerely,Mark Hogan
Event Director

DIRECTIONS:  From HWY. 101, take the Citrus Fair Drive exit.  Turn west and at the stoplight you will see the Citrus Fairgrounds ahead.  There is free parking on the streets.  There may be a small fee for parking at the fairgrounds.                                   

April 1, 2017., gates open 8am  at the Citrus Fairgrounds