The 39th annual Roxbury Pickin' & Fiddlin' Contest will be held July 13 from 2 to 9 p.m.

A rain date of July 14 is set for the event to be held at Hurlbut Park on Apple Lane.

The contest is sponsored by the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department.

Contestant registration will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Musical categories will include old time fiddle, old time banjo, mandolin, trick and fancy fiddle, finger picking and flat picking guitar, bluegrass banjo and band playoff.

Bands will be interspersed between categories.

Prizes will total more than $3,200. Prize money will be donated by Union Savings Bank.

Admission is $10. Children under 10 will be admitted for free.

Patrons are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets, picnics and beverages. Food, refreshments and crafts will be available to purchase.

Dogs are not allowed.

For more information, contact Mike Josefson by phone at 860-354-5921 or email, or visit or