Fiddling and Picking Championship events start Aug. 24

The 32nd annual Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships will begin with a kickoff potluck and jam session at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the American Music Academy, 1419 Mass. The contests then begin at noon Aug. 26 in South Park.

In addition, four concerts will be held throughout the day Aug. 26, and the event will feature food and drink vendors and artist booths.

Competition categories are: finger style and flat pick guitar, open fiddle, youth fiddle, banjo, mandolin, miscellaneous acoustic instruments and ensemble folk singing. Participants of all ages are welcome to enter.

Participants will give a sneak preview in their showcase at Busker Fest on Aug. 24 in downtown Lawrence. All events are free, but goodwill donations are welcome.

More information can be found at kansasfiddlingandpicking.org.

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