Since its inception in 1981, The Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships have existed thanks to the enduring efforts of volunteers and the financial support of individuals, groups and businesses within our community. As a non-profit, 100% volunteer-run organization, we are so grateful for each and every one of you who has helped further our mission to promote, preserve and grow participation in traditional acoustic music.


The fabric of FidPick is that of folk culture, inclusiveness, and family — both given and chosen. Each year our community grows larger and our reach grows more broad, with performers and contestants arriving from as far as Texas, Tennessee and Minnesota. As our impact increases, so too do our operating expenses. Every dollar contributed goes directly toward contests, prize money, concert performers, venue fees and promotional efforts.

Will you help us toward our goal of promoting and preserving traditional American acoustic music? Financial support is crucial to keeping FidPick free and fun for the entire family. Donate today.

Fidpick, Inc is a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible and appropriate documentation will be provided upon request.


For more than 40 years, the success of the Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships has rested on the shoulders of countless volunteers. From setup and breakdown hands, sound and stage coordinators, contest judges, runners, hospitality and donation table supervisors, volunteering with FidPick provides an opportunity to make new friends, gain valuable experience, and contribute to a rewarding cause. Get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator to see where you fit in.


Dedicated to the purpose of providing a platform for participation in the promotion and preservation of traditional acoustic music.

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