An infectious brand of toe tapping “down home” music – showcasing the traditions of Canadian Fiddle Music and Step Dancing.
The Donnybrook Fiddle and Step Dance Competition is a non-profit organization that preserves old time Canadian Fiddling and Step Dancing. This is accomplished in an atmosphere that transcends the generations by sharing the love for this musical genre. Come out to the village of Dorchester and enjoy a piece of the ‘simple life’ and experience some exceptional fiddling and stepping!
Once again we'd like to thank our 2017 stage crew and judging panel!
Don't miss the Saturday night finals at Donnybrook!
Spectacular performances by the judges and stage crew followed by award winning performances by category winners, finals and playdowns commencing with our signature category the “Grass Roots Challenge”. Join us Saturday, of contest weekend at 7pm!What is the Grass Roots Challenge?
As someone who has been on the contest circuit for some time, with so many good experiences at all the contests we attend, Donnybrook soon gained a special spot in our hearts with sponsoring the 18 & Under Step Dance category to honour the passing of our beautiful niece/cousin 'Maddi', an accomplished dancer in her own right... (read more) The Donnybrook experience has been extremely rewarding for many since its beginning, because of the commitment to making people feel welcome, no matter whether you are new or a veteran.
Donnybrook Fun Facts...
Community BBQ Dinner
Many years we are SOLD OUT! Feeding 250+ people is a sign that our food is delicious! Why cook, you're on vacation! Join us!
Fiddle Park Campers
150+ UNITS camp with us each year. Let the fiddle park serenade you! See our Lodging page for more details.
Rice Krispy Squares
We have made 2000 squares every year since 2004. They are back by popular demand and yes, they are homemade. Available at our food booth.
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Join our online community and stay up-to-date with the latest news! Your interest contributes to the longevity of our Canadian Fiddle & Step Dance tradition.
We Thank our Sponsors
Over 40 Sponsors contribute to the success of our contest each year. We also shout out to those who continue to remain anonymous. See our sponsor page.