The 2020 Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival was a virtual contest this year.  Congratulations to our four Songmakers who won this year!




Jill Fenimore, 2nd Place Fingerstyle Guitar


Mary Zangerle, 2nd Place Intermediate Mandolin

Tim Holtwick, 1st place Advanced Other Instruments (Hawaiian Slack Guitar)

Bill Dempsey, 1st place Intermediate Traditional Banjo


Bill Dempsey, 2nd place Intermediate Other Instruments (Dulcimer)


Mary Zangerle, winner of the The Topanga Contest Spirit Award in Songwriting

Peggy Burke

    Are You Lonesome?
    Little Red Riding Hood
    When I Leave the World Behind

Dana Charette


Jack Cherrix


Lorraine Cumiskey


John Donn


Carl Gage

   One Song at a Time
   Anyhow, Anywhere, Anywhen
   Coffee Gallery Backstage
   July 16, 2008

Ken Graydon


David Hallbauer


Jim Higby

   The Chance We Never Had
   The One That Got Away
   Roll Them Bones

Ken Krupnik


Mike Sandoval


South Street Roundhouse – Lynn Furnis and Bill Johnson

   SSR 20
   SSR 17
   Trouble in Mind

Larry Wilder


TJ Zeiler