Forty years ago, the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department in conjunction with it’s annual “Old Roxbury Days” sponsored a contest to display the skills of musicians playing country and bluegrass music. Over the years this contest has grown and is now the biggest of its’ kind in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. Fiddlers from near and far will be competing once again this year for more than $3200 in prize money so the competition will not only be fierce but also entertaining.
This year’s event will be held at Hurlburt Park located at 18 Apple Lane Roxbury on Saturday July 12, 2014 beginning at 2:00 pm. and the musical categories are endless. You can listen and watch talented musicians play the Old Time Fiddle; Old Time Banjo; Mandolin; Trick and Fancy Fiddle. There will also be Finger Picking and Flat Picking Guitar; Bluegrass Banjo and Band Playoff. An number of bands will be interspersed between competitive categories to keep spectators entertained.
Remember to bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic and your own beverages; but please leave your dog at home. Food, refreshments and crafts will also be available at this popular event for purchase.
Admission is $10. Children under 10 are free. Free parking is also available. Contestant registration starts at 1:30pm. The rain date for the event is Sunday, July 13, 2014 at noon.