Comfortably sliding into its fifth decade, the Roxbury Pickin' n' Fiddlin' contest again entertained an appreciative throng July 12 at Hurlburt Community Park in Roxbury.

The 41st annual contest was hosted by the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department as a fundraiser for its programs and equipment.

Musical categories featured old-time fiddle, old-time banjo, mandolin, trick and fancy fiddle, finger-picking and flat-picking guitar, bluegrass banjo and bands.

More than $3,200 in prize money was donated by Union Savings Bank.

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Photography by Walter Kidd