To Perpetuate and Promote Oldtime Fiddling and Oldtime Music


  • March 1: Award Nominations due. Click Bill Yohey or Norm Nash for the appropriate nomination form, complete and print the form, and mail it to Scott Phillips, P.O. Box 525, Jacksonville OR 97530.
  • Mar 16: State Fiddle Contest in Salem. Click Results to see how the contestants fared.
  • Mar 22-23: Brookings Jamboree. Click Poster for more info.
  • Aug 15-17: Winchester Bay Campout, Winchester Bay Community Center.
  • Sep 12-14: Central Oregon Country Music Gathering, Crook County Fairgrounds, Prineville OR. Click POSTER for the poster or click FORM for a camp reservation form
  • Check the OOTFA Event Calendar for other events of interest. Use the "agenda" view for best results.
  • Read the latest Hoedowner for additional state and district info.

Guide to the Links at the Top

  • The About Us link provides information about our association and its history.

  • The OOTFA Event Calendar provides time and place information for OOTFA events as well as related oldtime festivals. The OOTFA board meets quarterly at various locations around the state. Each meeting includes jamming, workshops, dinner and a performance. Other events are the OOTFA State Convention held at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall each April, the Oregon Fiddle Contests held each March at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, and the Willamette Valley Fiddle Contest held each August at the Benton County Fairgrounds.

  • The Contact OOTFA link provides postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for each of the state officers. To contact your district officers, refer to the current issue of The Hoedowner. At the top of each district's news entry is a list of district officers along with their postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.

  • Lew Holt's Posts will give you access to Lew's news and views of current and past activities in our organization. Lew is a past president of OOTFA and editor emeritus of The Hoedowner, our monthly newsletter.

  • The Hoedowner Archive link provides access to all issues of our monthly newsletter. The Current Issue gives you up-to-date info on what's happening at the state level and in the various districts of Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers. It also includes contact information for the various state and district officers.

  • The Join OOTFA link will tell you more about our organization and how you can join us.

  • The Donate to OOTFA link will provide information on how you can support our organization.

  • The West Cascades Fiddle Camp link provides information about our summer camp for aspiring and experienced fiddlers and other oldtime instrumentalists of all ages. Click here for a poster.

  • The OOTFA on Facebook link will take you to our Facebook page where you can see various tidbits about past and present OOTFA activities including many photos

  • The OOTFA Districts link lists the ten OOTFA districts along with links to their websites when they exist. For districts without websites, the link leads to the current issue of The Hoedowner. You can scroll down through The Hoedowner to your district's news section and catch up on the previous month's activities and those planned for the next month

  • The Fiddle Contest link displays a web page describing Fiddle contests in general, as well as three fiddle contest of particular interest to our members

Contact Us

List Administrator: Dave Basden,

Google Calendar Administrator: Melinda Grant,

2019 OOTFA State Fiddle Contest Flyer