The 40th annual Roxbury Pickin' & Fiddlin' Contest will be held July 12 at 2 p.m.

A rain date of July 13 at noon 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 begins at 1:30 p.m.

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