We would like to inform you that the 2017 Spirit of the West Fiddle Contest will NOT be held this year. This decision was made in the last few days, and was a mutual decision with the Spirit of the West committee.

It has been a pleasure to work with the fiddlers and families that have attended this contest and given their support the past few years. We are also appreciative of the partnership shared with the Washington Old Time Fiddlers’ Association, and for their generous support. The Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering, which celebrates music, poetry and art in Ellensburg, Washington, has generously supported and promoted the contest the past seven years. The SOTW committee of volunteers have been wonderful partners. We, together with the Spirit of the West committee, will be deciding if this contest will be held in the future. We welcome your input.

Thank you so much for your encouragement and support over the past years. Our family has thoroughly enjoyed participating in, and being involved in this event. If you have any questions, comments, or helpful suggestions, please feel free to share them with us.

Happy Fiddling!

The Christensens

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