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Fiddle festival in the works in Concord


The Concord Historical Society has begun planning the second annual Fiddler’s Green Country and Bluegrass Festival. The event, this year, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, with festivities on Franklin Street, from the Fiddler’s Green Park to the historical society’s circa 1890s General Store, at Franklin and Main streets.

The first “Fiddle Fest” was held in 2012, as part of the town of Concord’s Bicentennial Celebration. For 2013, the name has been 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 – 6 p.m. In addition, the festival committee is planning to add crafters, food vendors, a colonial encampment in Fiddler’s Green Park and historical demonstrations. Possibly, a community square dance will also be held, Saturday evening, in the town hall.

Anyone with ideas or a desire to help in the planning of this event is invited to attend the festival meetings, which are held every other Friday, at 10 a.m., in the courtroom at the town hall. The next meeting will be Friday, April 5.

Joel and Jean Maul

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