To Perpetuate and Promote Oldtime Fiddling and Oldtime Music

NOTE: Click HOEDOWNER for the latest issue of the newsletter, TUNE for the latest Tune of the Month,"Halting March", TUNE 2" for a second choice, Sally Goodin', or TUNE ARCHIVE for an earlier tune. The tune archive is now complete from the beginning in 2007. It provides easily printable sheet music as well as links to online performances of the tunes. Also check out resources from District 6 under the Districts tab above for more sheet music and videos.


Restrictions during the Covid Pandemic resulted in cancellation of group events during 2020. We are hoping for a return to normal in 2021. In the meantime, you can continue practicing and learning by attending virtual events.
Districts 7 and 8 are participating with virtual events. See their reports in The Hoedowner. Find listings of virtual events on the District 10 Facebook Group as well. A nationwide calendar listing virtual events for Old Time Fiddlers has been created by Carina Ravely. The calendar is presented on the Facebook Public Group, Old Time Open Jams.


  • Jan 15: Deadline for OOTFA Membership
    Mail checks ($20 for the Hoedowner via email or $25 via postal mail) to your district membership chair or to Patti Luse, 979 Ascot Drive, Eugene, OR 97401

  • Mar 20: Virtual State Fiddle Contest is now history. Click
    (a) MORNING to view the morning session
    (b) AFTERNOON to view the afternoon/evening session
    (c) WINNERS for the results.
    HINT: In YouTube place your mouse on the left-right slider at the bottom of the screen and drag to reach the start of the session.
  • May 20-22: OOTFA State Convention, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg OR. Convention postponed till 2022 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Jun 17-19: OOTFA Spring Membership Meeting, Harney County Fairgrounds, Burns OR. RV and tent camping at the Fairgrounds. See the May Hoedowner for info.

  • Jun 26: National Fiddle Contet, Weiser ID. Due to COVID-19 restrictions this year's contest will be a hybrid of virtual and live performances. Check the CONTEST WEBSITE for details on participation.

  • Jul 19-22: West Cascades Fiddle CampPostponed till 2022 due to COVID-19 restrictions

  • Sep 16-19: Country Music Gathering, Crook County Fairgrounds. Dates are tentative due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Check the OOTFA Event Calendar for other events of interest. Use the "agenda" view for best results.

  • Read the latest Hoedowner for additional state and district info.

NOTE: The 2021 membership roster is now available. Email Patti Luse, for a free PDF copy by return email or send $3.50 to Patti Luse, 979 Ascot Drive, Eugene OR 97401 for a bound printed copy by return postal mail.

Guide to the Menu Bar Tabs at the Top

  • The About Us tab provides information about our association and its history.

  • The OOTFA Event Calendar tab provides time and place information for OOTFA events as well as related oldtime festivals. The OOTFA board meets quarterly at various locations around the state. Each meeting includes jamming, workshops, dinner and a performance. Other events are the OOTFA State Convention held at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall each April, the Oregon Fiddle Contests held each March at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, and the Willamette Valley Fiddle Contest held each August at the Benton County Fairgrounds.

  • The Contact OOTFA tab provides postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for each of the state officers. To contact your district officers, refer to the current issue of The Hoedowner. At the top of each district's news entry is a list of district officers along with their postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.

  • The OOTFA Forms tab provides access to various OOTFA nomination, request, order, and application forms.

  • The Hoedowner Archive tab provides access to all issues of our monthly newsletter. The Current Issue gives you up-to-date info on what's happening at the state level and in the various districts of Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers. It also includes contact information for the various state and district officers.

  • The Join OOTFA tab will tell you more about our organization and how you can join us.

  • The Donate to OOTFA tab will provide information on how you can support our organization.

  • The OOTFA on YouTube tab will provide access to events on the YouTube OOTFA channel

  • The OOTFA on Facebook tab will take you to our Facebook page where you can see various tidbits about past and present OOTFA activities including many photos

  • The OOTFA Districts tab lists the ten OOTFA districts along with links to their websites when they exist. For districts without websites, the link leads to the current issue of The Hoedowner. You can scroll down through The Hoedowner to your district's news section and catch up on the previous month's activities and those planned for the next month

  • The Fiddle Contest tab displays a web page describing Fiddle contests in general, as well as three fiddle contests of particular interest to our members

Contact Us

Website Administrator: Dave Basden,

OOTFA Calendar Administrator: Linda Parks,

Hoedowner Editor: Robin Lindsay,

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