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67th annual Fiddlers Fiddlehead Fest to include bluegrass music, vendors and auctions

Event organizer: Rhonda Brophy
Event Date & Time: May 18, 2019 10:00 am until May 18, 2019 4:00 pm

PATTEN — The 67th annual Fiddlers Fiddlehead Fest will be held from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Patten Lubermen’s Museum, 61 Shin Pond Road.

Following the opening ceremony at 10 a.m., live acoustic bluegrass and other genre music will continue throughout the day. Local and statewide musicians include the Katahdin School Music Department, Kyle Quarles, director; the Belfast Bay Fiddlers; Hannah Boone; Dave Putnam; Erica Qualey and daughter; Donna Chase, Caroline Skinner and Terry Levesque; and Jeff Hamm. There will be an open mic session 3:30-5 p.m. for anyone interested.

Local crafters, artisans and community non-profit food vendors will present their wares, many featuring fiddlehead delicacies, along with an opportunity to purchase fresh fiddleheads. Children of all ages will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of games, such as tug-of-war and the giant slingshot. During the day, there will be a silent auction of various contributed items and trip possibilities plus a quilt raffle to benefit the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum Endowment Fund.

All attendees will have free access to the buildings, exhibits, demonstrations and videos in the Lumbermen’s Museum.

Open to the public, it is an opportunity to join in a community fun-filled family day, welcoming spring to northern Maine.

For more information, visit lumbermensmuseum.org or email curator@lumbermensmuseum.org.