Since 1961, Southern California's Favorite Bluegrass, Old-Time and Folk Music Festival

Web site updates for 2016 are nearly complete. If you see something incorrect or missing, please email

This year’s event is on
MAY 15th, 2016

Always the third Sunday in May!
Advanced-sale tickets available Feb. 1st
Contest Registration Opens Feb. 1st!

Have a listen to some of the 2016 bands on the Jukebox below!


NEW FOR 2016:

Online Registration - For your convenience and in the interest of reducing incorrect information, we introduce the ability to register for the contest right from our website.

Flatfoot (Buck) Dancing Competition - Everyone can participate whether you play an instrument or not. See the DANCE page.

Intermediate Stage - Contestants in instrument categories who wish to compete at the Intermediate level will now play on the Intermediate Stage and the winner in each category will perform on the Main Stage.

Start YOUR design NOW!
Submissions are now being accepted for our 2016 TBFC logo!
Click picture for details

Last Year’s winning design by
(Alina Welch 2015)

Handicapped Parking Always Available

Print or save a copy of the 2016 flyer to post or SHARE!

Living Tree Music invites you to stop by our Guitar-Drop & Luthier Shop
at the Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest on Sunday, May 15th. We’ll have our traveling tool kit and expertise to perform any restringing and/or repairs for your instruments!

Lawrence Wines - Legend Award Winner

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An excellent video of the 2010 Contest - Written, produced and directed by John Bryan
“A great presentation of an outstanding event.”     (Full video)    

Click: HERE

2016 Performers