Fiddle and Griddle Festival begins today

June 5, 2014 • Local News

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Fiddlers from around the region will be in Roswell tonight to compete in the third annual Fiddle and Griddle Festival, presented by MainStreet Roswell, Roswell Parks and Recreation and Roswell Lodgers Tax.

Staff Report

If you like good music and good food, then downtown Roswell is the place to be this weekend.
Beginning today at 6 p. m., the sounds of fantastic fiddling will fill the streets of downtown Roswell.
On [auth] Saturday, the aroma of great BBQ will be added to the air for a weekend event that will close down Main Street so that multiple stages and rows of vendors and grillers can come to town for the third annual Fiddle and Griddle Festival.
The festival is shaping up to be a great time, as the festival has steadily grown over the past few years, said Peggy Sesky, one of the festival organizers.
“We have some from Idaho and Colorado that we didn’t have next year,” she said. “We have a lot of Texas fiddlers. Registrations are up on both the fiddle and griddle sides.”
The fiddle competition invites the best fiddle players in the country to entertain the audience with their musical skills while they compete for $20,000 in available prize money.
The griddle competition begins on Saturday morning, with the BBQ teams cooking their best meals for a chance to win $8,000 in prize money.
The grillers spend all day making their best chicken, pork ribs, beef brisket and side dishes. Many of the teams are passionate about their craft and share tips, tricks and techniques with those wanting to learn how to level up their summer backyard BBQ skills.
For more information, or to register for the competition, visit

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