Springville Fiddlers Green Country & Bluegrass Festival 2021 is happening on July 31!
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, crafts 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.
“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 2019 Pictures