Texas State Championships logoMay 1-2, 2020
Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel
2645 LBJ Freeway, Farmers Branch Texas 75234


Texas State Banjo Championship – Friday, May 1 – 9:00a to 1:00p Become A Sponsor
Texas State Mandolin Championship – Friday, May 1 – 1:30p to 5:30p
Texas State Guitar Championship – Saturday, May 2 – 9:00a to 1:00p

Each contest is limited to the first 10 Texas residents who register.
Contest registration fee only $15 in advance; $20 at the door (if space available).

Register for the BANJO Championship
Register for the MANDOLIN Championship
Register for the GUITAR Championship

How many contest spots still available?  Mandolin – 5  Guitar – 5  Banjo – 5
*Note that remaining spot counter is not automatic but is updated manually from time to time.


1st Place$500, 2020 Texas State Champion Title, Commemorative Plaque, and
paid entry to attend Walnut Valley Festival and compete in the National Championship

2nd Place$250 & Commemorative Plaque

3rd Place$100 & Commemorative Plaque

4th Place:  Commemorative Plaque

5th Place:  Commemorative Plaque

Download the CONTEST RULES here.
Contest terms subject to change at any time prior to commencement of contest.

Note:  Any contestant who places in multiple contests and wins $600 or more (in total) must complete an IRS Form W9 before payment can be made.  Contestants who win $600 or more receive IRS Form 1099 for their winnings.

All contestants must show valid proof of Texas residency and comply with all contest rules.
All contest judge and administrator decisions are final and binding

Download the 2019 Texas State Championship flyer here.
Download a diagram of the Wyndham set for the Championships and Bluegrass Heritage Festival here.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Our Host Hotel  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Wyndham Garden Front ViewThe Wyndham Garden has invited us to fill the hotel with music and non-stop jamming on this special weekend.  Jam rooms will be available in the atrium area, and the first and second floors will be designated jamming floors – so you can jam in your rooms!  The upper floors will be quiet floors for light sleepers.

DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES for the Championships and Bluegrass Heritage Festival are available through the links below.  The Foundation has partnered with Wyndham to make this weekend possible (and we have a quota to meet!), so please book your rooms through the links below or by calling (972) 243-3363.  Your room includes BREAKFAST BUFFET FOR TWO each night!  Please book your stay here:

Reserve a TWO-NIGHT stay (with breakfast for two) for only $82.50/night + taxBook Now graphic-99.

Reserve a THREE-NIGHT stay (with breakfast for two) for only $76.33/night + tax.

Reserve a ONE-NIGHT stay (with breakfast for two) only $94 + tax.

You may also book by phone by calling (972) 243-3363 and asking for the BLUEGRASS rate.  If you have any issues, ask for Paula Farrell or Kharin Hanes.


The 2020 Texas State Mandolin, Guitar, and Banjo Championships have been made possible by the generous support of these incredible sponsors.

Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
Tracy Dean Smith Landscape Architecture
Texas Bluegrass Music LLC
Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel
Robert & Trista Hough
The City of Farmers Branch Texas
Southwest Bluegrass Club


Contestants (and parents and guardians of contestants), please click to review the Texas State Championships Photo and Video Release terms.  Participation in any Championship contest constitutes consent to these terms.

The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers,
promoting bluegrass music in Texas. While it's free to get in the door to many of our events,
keeping the doors open isn't free. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Click the donate button to donate online.​




Email Signup


Bluegrass Heritage Radio