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Springville Hosts Annual Country and Bluegrass Festival July 26

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Music! Dancing! Crafts! Food! What more could you ask for on a July Saturday in Western New York? July 26 is the annual Fiddler’s Green Country and Bluegrass Festival in Springville, where the village comes alive with live music and so much more! The event is sponsored by the Concord Historical Society,

The fun begins at 10 a.m. with open acoustic jamming at the entertainment tent, that runs until 6 p.m. Crafters and vendors will also open their tents at 10 a.m. Visitors will also enjoy live demonstrations, that include blacksmithing, wood carving, tinsmithing and butter churning in Fiddler’s Green Park on Franklin and Buffalo Streets.

From 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., a Learn to Clog workshop will be held in the Concord Town Hall, just across the street from the park.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., intermediate clogging workshops led by instructor Jeff Driggs will be held in the Concord Town Hall.

If you’re a local, you know that no Springville festival is complete without a Wendel’s chicken barbecue! Enjoy it from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to the open jam sessions running throughout the day, guests can choose from a variety of live music playing from noon to 6 p.m. in both the Fiddler’s Green Park gazebo and at the Concord Mercantile General Store, located just down Franklin Street. Bands include the City Fiddle Band, Sunset Bluegrass, Bluegrass Disciples, John Boys Band, Mercantile Musicana and Niagara Frontier Fiddlers.

The fun culminates with a Community Round and Square Dance in the Town Hall, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with music by Homemade Jam, and a performance by the WNY Cloggers Association. The dance costs $4 per person, and includes a guitar/fiddle raffle and door prizes.

Don’t miss this fun summer event held in the heart of historic Springville, just a short drive from Ellicottville! For more information, email jmaul2@juno.com or call (716) 592-4766.

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