Springville’s 4th annual Fiddler’s Green Country and Bluegrass Festival, sponsored by the Concord Historical Society, will be held on Saturday, July 25, with festivities on Franklin St from the Fiddler’s Green Park to the Concord Historical Society’s circa 1890’s General Store at Franklin & Main Streets according to Joel & Jean Maul, co chairman of the festival.
The first “Fiddle Fest” was held in 2012 as part of the Town of Concord’s Bicentennial Celebration. For 2013, the name was changed slightly in order to recognize the early name for the Springville/Concord area, “Fiddler’s Green.”
Six bands will provide continuous country and bluegrass music from noon until 6 p.m. The Sunset Bluegrass Band, Blue Mule Band and The Mercantile Musicians will be performing at the Fiddler’s Green Park Gazebo. The Zoar Losers, The Apen Family Band and the Niagara Frontier Fiddlers will complete the musical performances on the Concord Mercantile porch.
In addition, Open Acoustic Jamming in the entertainment tent will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Festival will also have crafters, food vendors, a colonial encampment in Fiddler’s Green Park and historical demonstrations such as blacksmithing, butter churning and wood spoon carving throughout the festival area. Boy Scout Troop 524 will be providing Wendel’s famous Chicken BBQ dinners at the Town Hall. The Pop Warner Historical Museum, the Concord Mercantile 1890’s General Store and the Historical Society Carriage House will be open all day for guided tours.
The WNY Clogger Association will be conducting clogging workshops at the Town Hall, as well as offering clogging lessons for the general public upstairs in the Concord Town Hall at 1:30 p.m.
The Springville Post Office will extend their lobby hours until 4 p.m. so visitors can step inside to see the original 1938 Victoria Huntley “Fiddler’s Green” mural in the lobby.
A Community Round & Square Dance will be held Saturday evening in the Town Hall from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Homemade Jam will provide the music for dancing, with Pete Boberg calling the square dances. The WNY Cloggers Association will be performing during the intermission at the Square Dance and the winner of the 12 string Abilene Guitar Raffle will be announced. Refreshments and hourly door prizes raffles will be available at the Saturday evening Dance.
Take the short drive to Springville for a day of learning and great music!