Texas State Championships logoApril 23-24, 2021
Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel
2645 LBJ Freeway, Farmers Branch Texas 75234


Texas State Mandolin Championship – Friday, April 23 – 9:30a to 1:30pBecome A Sponsor
Texas State Guitar Championship – Friday, April 23 – 2:00p to 6:00p
Texas State Banjo Championship – Saturday, April 24 – 9:30a to 1:30p

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 – 4  Guitar – 0  Banjo – 1
*Note that remaining spot counter is not automatic but is updated manually from time to time.
We are keeping a waitlist – if your category is full, please e-mail us to be placed on the list.


1st Place$500, 2020 Texas State Champion Title, Commemorative Plaque, and
paid entry to attend 2021 Walnut Valley Festival and compete in the 2021 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

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The Wyndham Garden has invitWyndham Garden Front Viewed us to fill the hotel with music and non-stop jamming!  Jam rooms will be available in the conference 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 the Bluegrass Heritage Festival will be available for this event.  We will post the links as soon as they are available to us.  The Foundation has partnered with the Wyndham to make this weekend possible, and we need your help to make it workRooms booked through our links are the only ones that count toward our quota.  Your room package includes FREE HOT BREAKFAST BUFFET FOR TWO each night! 

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


The 2021 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.

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promoting bluegrass music in Texas. While it's free to get in the door to many of our events,
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