The Heritage Music Festival, featuring the 68th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship, will take place August 8-12, 2018 in Shelburne, Ontario. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Shelburne, the event features a variety of entertainers, including The Trews and the Beckett Family, as well as Canada’s top fiddlers in competition for thousands of dollars in prizes. Community events include camping, Bands and Brews at the Fiddle Park, a pork bbq, a giant fiddle parade, and non denominational church service.
This Major Fundraising Event is Proudly Presented by The Rotary Club of Shelburne
The Trews have been one of Canada’s most successful rock bands of the past decade, earning 17 Top 10 Rock radio singles (including two #1’s) and two Gold-certified albums (House Of Ill Fame; Den Of Thieves).
This musical family has been entertaining audiences across the province and strives to get your toes tappin’ with their arrangements of traditional country, bluegrass, western swing and Canadian old-time fiddling, combined with exhilarating Ottawa Valley step-dancing.
The 68th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship - Finals
The Championship will culminate on Saturday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. and will feature the crowning of the Canadian Open Champion and Canadian Open Junior Champion, entertainment, and the judges’ showcase.
Proceeds of the Heritage Music Festival support Shelburne Rotary’s many charitable projects, including: Music and Memory Program at Dufferin Oaks Home for Seniors, BMX track at Greenwood Park in Shelburne, major contribution to the digital imaging department at the Headwaters Health Care Centre, breakfast clubs at local elementary schools, Centre Dufferin Robotics Club, Shelburne Girl Guides and Boy Scouts, a variety of minor sports, including hockey, baseball, gymnastics, lacrosse, and figure skating, Dufferin County Meals on Wheels, Hospice Dufferin, Shepherd’s Cupboard Food Bank, PolioPlus – a program to eradicate polio worldwide, and many more