Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships return

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Hundreds of Lawrence community members showed up Sunday for the 42nd annual Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, also known as FidPick.

In addition to the music on multiple stages, there were vendors, food trucks and fun for the whole family sprawled across South Park.

After a week of dangerous heat, Sunday afternoon’s high temperature in the low 80s was a welcome change for the outdoor festival.

The Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving traditional American acoustic music, according to a news release from organizers. It’s funded solely by donations, sponsorships and grants.

Learn more on the FidPick website, fidpick.org.

August Rudisell/Lawrence Times Doug DuBois, a perennial presence at the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships as both a competitor and a luthier, died in 2021, but his family has ensured that his impact on FidPick continues.
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