The annual Dale McPherson Fiddlers Contest held last Saturday at the Somervell County Expo attracted fantastic fiddlers and fans from far and wide. Fiddlers backed up by guitarists took the stage to wow judges and the toe-tappin' audience. Mia Orosco, the National Junior Fiddler Champion, won the open division contest.

Marty, son of the late Dale McPherson, took third-place honors for accompaniment on guitar.

Fiddler Marty Elmore of Bowie (left) and guitarists Billy Hopson of Gatesville (middle) and Bill Mitchell of Weatherford practiced in the hallway before taking the stage.

Marty Elmore's fingers work fast on the fiddle.