September 21, 2011
The faces of the Old Time Fiddle Contest can show a range of
emotions and thoughts. This 2009 contestant (at left) had to be intent on listening to his competition’s skill and technique as he waited for his turn on stage.
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Fall has been welcomed into the Rim Country by the sound of fiddle music for more than 40 years. This year will be no different. The 41st Annual Old Time Fiddle Contest is Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Payson Event Center. Before the fiddlin’ fireworks start, a special Old Time Opry concert is planned at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23 at the Payson High School Auditorium. The concert features The Desert Sons, The HillBenders and Run Boy Run, which is based in Tucson and plays acoustic, folk and roots music.