The first North Dakota Old Time Fiddlers Association benefit performance happened in Hettinger ND on Sunday, August 24, 2003 and was co-sponsored by Dakota Buttes Museum and NDOTFA. Performers were Preston Schmidt, Erik Olson, John O. Lardinois, John J. Lardinois and Jim Tengesdal. Fresh from multiple victories at The National Old Time Fiddle Contest in Weiser Idaho, this group stopped in Hettinger long enough to show everyone a good time. The event was organized by Nels Olson and Betty Svihovec and was by all accounts a great success. Here are some images.