The Yokels play during the MainStreet Roswell Centennial Fiddle & Griddle Festival, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo
People from all over the country traveled to downtown Roswell this weekend to attend the very first Fiddle & Griddle Festival, enjoying an abundance of live musical entertainment and delectable foods. With 21 fiddlers and seven barbecue cook-off contestants vying for $28,000 in prize money, all of the action took place on Main Street, which was blocked off for the event from Second to Fifth streets on Friday and Saturday.
“Everybody just pitched in and made it happen,” said Dusty Huckabee, festival organizer. “I think this is going to be an event that’s going to last for years to come. …
“With this festival, we’re going back to our roots, which is farming and ranching. And that’s what built the Pecos Valley.”
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