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There’s magic here, in these hollows, carved out by ice over the last two million years leaving behind a region unlike any other in the world and it keeps bringing you back. These quiet and sleepy hills of Springwater afford a uniquely comfortable stage for our Fair.

It’s a slow moving landscape –  constantly evolving with the seasons as does our Fair. This will be our third year at Punky Hollow Farm, on Pardee Hollow Rd at Tabors Corners Rd in Springwater, NY. And it will be our first two day event with more music, more artists and more food.

The main tent will feature a full spectrum of music including the traditional fiddling music you’ve been coming to hear, mixed in with Folk Americana, Bluegrass, Zydeco, R&B, Cajun and more. The field will provide a showcase for our artists and their crafts, with plenty of room for jam sessions, food vendors and, as always, the ever popular Children’s tent.

ONSTAGE PERFORMANCES

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An eclectic mix of onstage bands playing music from American roots, zydeco, bluegrass and more will have your fingers snappin’ and feet tappin’ will start at 10:00 and continue until 6:00. Bring your instrument along and join the informal jamming or take a workshop in the most beautiful woodland setting of the Springwater hills.
See details about the individual bands on our Music page and watch for updates to the schedule below on our Music schedule page.

WORKSHOPS

The highlight of the fair for many are the country workshops scheduled throughout both days.  Bring you instrument to the fair and join any of the workshops or jam sessions. Workshops are being scheduled now.

Saturday – September 17, 2016

Sunday – September 18, 2016

11:00
12:30 Blues Fiddle with Howie Lester
2:30 Bluegrass Fiddle with Mark Weeg
3:30

 

ARTISTS

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The artists who exhibit with us say this is their favorite show. They bring with them amazing artwork – Cigar box guitars, gourd art, Native American story paintings, re-purposed feed bags. Folk Art Crafts, photography and sculpture. Jewelry, clothing, beadwork and pottery. Woodworking, textiles, furniture. Spoons, pillows and soaps.

See samples of the crafts expected at the fair on the Crafts page.

FOOD

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Hungry? Get ready for an all-day affair making your tummy happy. From gourmet to local recipes. From frozen Duck egg custard to funnel cakes. Fresh, seasonal Finger Lakes dining to a locally owned family restaurant with award winning recipes and nightly house specials. Picky eaters, you say? Don’t worry, we’ve got them covered. Mac-n cheese, grilled hots & hamburgers. Top it off with a great cup of coffee, fabulous baked goods and an ice cream. And take home some packaged food and condiments from our food processors and farmers.

FAIR DAY

On the day of the fair, you will find many things to do with the entire family. Plenty of parking is available, within a short bus ride of the entrance. Children will want to check the projects at the Children’s Area. And be sure to thank the many friendly volunteers you will see around the fair, ensuring the best fair possible.  More details can be found on the Fair Day page.

ABOUT US

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The Fair started 8 years ago (in 2009) by a couple of local people who thought it would be a good idea to have an ol’ time fiddlers festival. Word of mouth, mostly. That first year was so successful, we decided to do it again and here we are today – adding on and doing more, thinking of things for next year before this one is over! We are an all volunteer not-for-profit organization, not owned by anyone but run by very devoted, talented people who have become like family.  A collective pulse, so to speak, who’s intentions are to bring to you excitement and memories, good healthy memories.

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With our profits, we’ve awarded Art & Music scholarships to Wayland-Cohocton seniors since 2010. Springwater Trails was created that year as well. Our intentions are to always “give back” not take from this community.

Core to the success of the Springwater Music Fair and American Crafts Show are the musicians, artists and vendors who come and support the
fair. Anyone interested in being a part of the fair is invited to submit an application.