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All contestants are on stage playing their instruments during the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Illinois State Fiddle Contest.

Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Illinois State Fiddle Contest.


The 2019 Grand Champion!

The 2019 Grand Champion is Beth Davis from Carbondale, IL.  She has been a student of Carrie Talley of New Athens, IL.  More on the Fiddle Contest results later on this page.

Beth Davis playing her winning tune with her teacher Carrie Talley.

The five Open Division finalists: Rosemary Hall, Jessie Stark, Beth Davis Aaron Albrecht & Sharon Graf. Thanks to Sharon for sharing this delightful photo revealing the spirit and character of these fine contestants.

2019 Illinois Grand Champion Fiddler Beth Davis with her Open Division and Traveling Trophies.

Part A  The Senior (over 70) Division

Senior Division: Jerry Myers with son Jerry Myers and Karen Jennings.

Senior Division: Junior Hobson with Karen Jennings and Jeff Derrickson.



Senior Division: Herman Perry from Salem, IL with Mrs. Perry

Senior Division: Gaye Harrison playing her tune with Randall Stierwalt.






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Plaque award created and produced by Ed Fravel for presentation to the family of R. C. Smith at the 55th Annual Illinois State Fiddle Contest on October 27, 2019 at the Effingham Peformance Center, Effingham, IL

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Brian Smith with his mother being awarded a plaque created by Ed Fravel of Orinet, IL which reads: