The Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will host the annual Louisiana State Fiddle Championship Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.

Fiddlers from throughout the state will compete for cashprizes and ribbons in the Non-Championship and Championship division.

Fiddlers are welcome to enter in either division but notboth. Those who enter the Championship Division will compete for the Grand Champion title. Those in the Non-Championship Division will not compete for the state championship. The two top fiddlers from each group in the Championship Division will compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to be recognized as the state’s best fiddler.

The champion will be presented on Saturday at the Folk Festival at 5:45 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Before the Championship begins, Ron Yule and the Medicare String Band will present "A History of Louisiana Fiddling: Genres and Styles" in Magale Recital Hall at 11:30 a.m. Late registration for the Fiddle Championship Late Registration will be held on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Recital Hall foyer on the second floor

For rules and registration form, visit the Louisiana Folklife Center website at louisianafolklife.nsula.edu.