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Celebrate summer in high style, with fiddle festival

SPRINGVILLE — The second annual Fiddlers Green Country and Bluegrass Festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3.

This event will take place on Franklin Street, from Fiddlers Green Park to the Concord Historical Society’s general store, at Franklin and Main streets. The festival is being planned by co-chairpeople Joel and Jean Maul.

The first fiddle festival was held in 2012, as part of the town of Concord’s bicentennial. The name has since been changed, to include Fiddlers Green, the early name of the Springville/Concord area.

Six bands will provide continuous country and bluegrass music, from noon – 6 p.m., during the festival.

Performing musical groups include Yesteryear, The United Heritage Fiddlers of North Collins and The Sunset Bluegrass Band, at the Fiddlers Green Park gazebo. The Niagara Frontier Fiddlers, The Middle Road Misfits and John Boys will complete the musical performances, on the Concord Mercantile porch.

Crafters, food vendors, a colonial encampment in Fiddlers Green Park and historical demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning and wood-spoon carving, will take place, during the festival. Boy Scout Troop 524 will serve Wendel’s chicken barbecue dinners at the Concord Town Hall.

The Springville Post Office will extend its lobby hours until 6 p.m. Visitors may view the original 1938 Victoria Huntley “Fiddlers Green” mural in the post office lobby.

A community round and square dance will be held in the town hall, from 6 – 9 p.m. Homemade Jam will perform and Pete Boberg will call the square dances.

The Western New York Cloggers Association will perform, during the square dance intermission. The winner of a Historical Society Fender® guitar will be announced.
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