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History, Art and Fun Finds in Springville This Spring and Summer

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If you’ve never taken the 20 minute drive from Ellicottville to explore Springville, spring and summer are the perfect times to do so.

With numerous upcoming events sponsored by the Concord Historical Society, there’s something for everyone.

The Concord Mercantile, located at 17 Franklin St., just off Main Street in the village, is filled with antiques, old photos and inexpensive candy for the kids, and is reminiscent of the Oleson’s Store from “Little House on the Prairie.” The Mercantile is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 to 9 p.m. In addition, on April 18, Good Friday, the Mercantile will have an egg decorating event and candy sale.

April 5 marks the season opening for the Pop Warner Museum, adjacent to the Mercantile. The Warner Museum features displays of “Pop” Warner’s football memorabilia, and personal and family items. Other exhibits include the Anna Brooks doll collection, a 1913 Stewart truck, spinning and weaving equipment, rare ox bow maker and numerous items of local historic interest.

Also in April, tours of the historic Joylan Theater and Lawrence’s will be offered, details forthcoming.

June 6-8 is the annual Dairy Fest, a showcase of the farming community, featuring animals, a parade, craft vendors, amusement rides and more, taking place throughout the village.

On July 26, the third annual Fiddle Fest will be held in Fiddler’s Green Park, right in the village, and will feature live music by numerous local bands.

For more information on these events, call 716-592-0094 or visit www.townofconcordnyhistoricalsociety.org.

Need another reason to visit Springville? Check out the Springville Center for the Arts, offering a variety of performances throughout the spring and summer. The SCA is also hosting an Art Crawl on May 3 at Arts Underground, 66 East Main St. For more information, visit www.springvillearts.org.

Of course, come spring and summer, no one can resist Genter’s Springville Auction, an old fashioned market offering farm fresh produce, flea market items, animal barns and more. The auction is held every Wednesday, year round. For more information, visit www.gentnerspringvilleauction.com.

However you decide to spend your time in Springville, you’ll be sure to have fun exploring this historic and fun-filled town!

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