Hall of Fame

Each year selections are made for the Hall of Fame based on the following qualifications: 1. Must be a fiddler from Michigan; 2. Promote old-time fiddle music; 3. Have a love of music; 4. Have a love of humanity; 5. Must be willing to share your music with others. The plaques are displayed each year at the Fiddlers' Convention and Traditional Music Festival which is held the second full weekend of August at the Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, Hillsdale, Michigan.

The inductees are:

1997
Lew Smith
Ted Miller

1998
Varsal Fales
Russ Nelson

1999
James "Tex" Brown
Salty Kline

2000
Del Bassett
Milford Dunn

2001
Bill Carr
Dane Johnson

2002
Bill Ernst
Iszy Miller-Buchanan

2003
Dick Wild
Les Raber

2004
Robert "Bob" Burghdoff
Ralph Shaver

2005
Charlene "Char" Wild
Robert "Bob" Murphy

2006
Alice Meyers
Willard Myers

2007
Don Wilson
Joe Andrews

2008
Larry Williams
Garland Buhrer

2009
Bill Sparrow

2010
Don Frashour
Mike Gleason

2011
Lois Bettesworth

2012
Danny Johnston

2013
Jim McKinney

2014
Judy Raber