August 3-7, 2016

No doubt you’re noticing some changes here – this is because after 65 years the Shelburne Rotary Club wants to enhance the fiddle contest event to create a new level of excitement in town and to show all the thousands of cars that drive through Shelburne every weekend what an exciting and dynamic music event it is.

Don’t be concerned – the fiddle championship will still be a central part of the event, we will just be adding a lot more entertainment for the weekend at the arena and at other sites in Shelburne. News of these will be ongoing, so check back here often!

leahyJoin us on Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 pm for The Next Generation Leahy, a show that will be filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music people associate with the Leahy heritage. Tickets are $25 and are available at Holmes Appliances & Music Store, 135 Main St. West, Shelburne or by phoning 519-925-8620 or 519-925-3037.

Proceeds support the charitable work of the Rotary Club of Shelburne and other local service clubs and organizations.

13 thoughts on “August 3-7, 2016

  1. The historical information to do with the fiddle contest is housed at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives ( – you can contact them regarding specifically what is available, there likely is material from the 50s and 60s.

  2. Yes it does help,,, It’s been quite a few years since I’ve gone and we use to camp on the north west side of town. I’ll be asking my 2 sons if there interested in going and they my bring a friend each for next year could you tell me what it would cost us for the 5 of us in one camp site??
    Thank again

  3. I use to attend years ago and use to rent a camp site in fiddle park as I remember it being called I was wondering if camping there was still avalalable.
    Thanks Vic.

  4. Rotary Club of Shelburne:

    Thank you for sponsoring another wonderful Fiddle Championship. It was our 4th time attending the final event on Saturday evening. We enjoyed seeing the Black and Leahy families, Ashley MacIsaac was a super surprise,( especially to those of us born in Nova Scotia) and the many talented contestants in their various categories.

    May I make a suggestion to consider for future years? My husband and I both found the concert very difficult to sit through without a intermission. Unfortunately, after 3 1/2 hours of sitting, we had to depart before the ‘Tune of Choice Award’ and the ‘Jam Session’. I hope you will revise this final evening to include a brief intermission for those of us who would have enjoyed a brief stretch around the 2 hour mark before the concert continued. We were reluctant to excuse ourselves to others and re-enter as those folks had to leave their seats in order for us to exit. The rows were simply too close together to permit standing in place when exiting. Otherwise It is a super concert for your audience and supporters to enjoy every year. Congratulations!

    Thank you,
    Betty A. Keyes
    Wasaga Beach, On.

  5. We do send information to Barrie newspapers, radio and TV stations. Unfortunately, we cannot afford to do a lot of paid advertising in that area, so it becomes their choice whether they cover the event or not.

  6. Having family part of the fiddle contest for years , would think making sure it is part of Barries news would make it that much more known to others not knowing about it. Have posted there but please push. For years haven’t heard anything and that isn’t right. Thanks Lynn Formerly Glen Drury’s daughter. Trust me fiddling is in our hearts.

Comments are closed.