About the Festival
NEWS FOR 2023!!
The Concord Historical Society (CHS) has decided that after sponsoring ten successful Springville Fiddle Fests, that it was time for us to take a break. Therefore, Springville Fiddle Fest will not be held in 2023.
As an alternative, CHS will be offering a community-wide celebration of the 115th anniversary of Springville’s own George Schuster winning on behalf of the United States an automobile race around the world! This festive celebration will include:
The winning automobile, the Buffalo-built Thomas Flyer, has been restored and will be shipped to Buffalo for a week-long event July 24th – July 30th and will also be on display in the Buffalo Transportation Museum June-July 2023.
The owners of other surviving Thomas Flyers are being invited to bring their cars to Buffalo to participate in this week-long event. Furthermore, on Thursday July 27th the CHS is planning to host a “Springville Thomas Flyer Day” with many of these existing Thomas Flyers driving to Springville for a ceremony at George Schuster’s gravesite in Maplewood Cemetery, enjoying a catered luncheon at the Springville Fire Hall on W. Main Street followed by a few remarks from George Schuster’s great grandson, Jeff Mahl, a driving tour of Springville with stops at Schuster’s former home on East Avenue and a visit to CHS’s exhibit of the historic NY to Paris race at the Heritage Building on 17 Franklin Street.
The catered luncheon by Judy Ball of the Apple Dumpling Restaurant will be open to all Springville residents and car enthusiasts in general to see these 115 year old automobiles and mingle with their owners.
Future updates on “Springville Thomas Flyer Day” will be published in April at CHS14141.org and on CHS’s Facebook page.
Questions about this event may be forwarded by email to Jpmaul2@gmail.com
Springville Fiddlers Green Country & Bluegrass Festival 2022 is happening on July 30!
Enjoy free, continuous, live music all day beginning at 11:00 AM at three venues: Fiddler’s Green Park, Heritage Park, and Concord Mercantile General Store; all within convenient walking distance along Franklin Street in Springville, New York. Besides twelve country western, bluegrass, and folk music groups, the festival features clogging demonstrations at the Goddard Town Hall, historic demonstrations, an expanded car cruise-in, food vendors, and more. While attending the festival, be sure to check out the Concord Historical Society’s museum campus and unique stores and restaurants along Springville’s Main Street.
Springville has a long heritage in country music. Early settlers called our hamlet Fiddlers Green because of the entertainment on our Village Commons. In 1834 the Village was incorporated as Springville, but Fiddlers Green lives on and so does the music and entertainment.
Click HERE for a video with more information!
Click below to see a quick video from AM Buffalo!
“Fiddler’s Green Is My Hometown” was written in honor of Springville’s Bicentennial in 2012 and celebrates some of our famous past residents. Dr. Ralph Waite, who introduced novocaine as a dental anesthetic; George Schuster, who won the “Great Race” in 1908; Jack Yellen, who wrote lyrics to over 200 songs, including “Happy Days are Here Again” and “Ain’t She Sweet.” The reference “Wednesday’s on the hill” refers to the famous Springville Auction, open to the public each Wednesday. Many thanks to the tune’s composed, Barb Bohnenberg and performer Leanna Pfeffer. You can listen to the song by clicking on the player below.
Fiddle Fest 2021 Pictures