COMING UP: The 49th Santa Barbara OT Fiddlers’ Festival

The 49th Annual Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Festival (Close-To-Home Edition) is ONLINE ( this year, on Sunday 11th, 2020! Join us for a day of Concerts, Workshops, a Contest with $$$ prizes and a RAFFLE featuring a Menzies Gourd Banjo!Admission to All Events: Pay-What-You-Like

(We rely on a donation-based honor system to support the festival and its performers/instructors.) DONATION info will be available on every event video and our official website.)
Paul Brown
Nokosee Fields & Ryan Nickerson
Rafe Stefanini
Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains
Travis Stuart
The Horsenecks
Clelia Stefanini & Eric Frey
SLO County Stumblers
David Bragger
Chris Berry
Pat MacSwyney
Gabrielle Macrae
1st Place in all four categories is $400!
-Youth (fiddle, banjo OR singing)
For Contest Rules/Registration and all Festival INFO, go to

We have an incredible instrument: A Menzies Gourd Banjo with mango neck and Jamaican goatskin head, courtesy of Jeff Menzies, who has been making gourd banjos for 20 years. Details here:  He is located in Kingston, Jamaica where he produces his instruments and teaches visual arts.
To help with fundraising in this challenging year, we are hosting an online Raffle to support this amazing donation-only event.  Tickets are $1.00 each, and 25 for $20.00! No limits on ticket purchase, buy as many as you like! All proceeds go to the Goleta Valley Historical Society to cover festival contest prizes.

Concert, Workshop and Contest Winner Videos will be scheduled throughout the day and available to watch on our YouTube page here: