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

The Board of Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest recently met and is planning to hold next yearfs festival on their usual 3rd Sunday of May: May 19, 2019. As to location, plans are under discussion with the National Park Service to utilize Paramount Ranch in a somewhat altered form from the previous years, which may require some programmatic changes. Alternate sites in the surrounding area are also under consideration but are not as likely from initial surveys and discussions the board has completed. Some of the alternatives would require major program pruning leaving just the core essential of the festival: the contest and open jamming. Stay tuned, and check our website for additional updates in the coming months. As always, we appreciate the continued support from the National Park Service as they undertake rebuilding a historic resource.

The Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival is
ALWAYS the third Sunday in May.

Sunday, May 19 th , 2019

9am - 6pm

Paramount Ranch

2903 Cornell Road

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Tickets on sale Feb. 1, 2019

2018 Videos are Online!

Click HERE to visit our 2018 YouTube channel

Lost and Found
Contact NPS Ranger Station/Calabasas
(805) 370-2301
9-5 Daily- 7 days


Congrats to John Snyder!

And thank you to everyone who submitted this year. We love the creativity and inspiration.

John Snyder is a Los Angeles based artist and graphics designer. From his beginnings in Oklahoma and experiences traveling with a military family, he finds his true inspirations rooted in nature and music. He can always be found with a coffee mug in hand and blissfully losing himself in art.

An excellent video of the 50th Anniversary Contest (2010) Written, produced and directed by John Bryan