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 featured 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 provided 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.



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.

Saturday – September 17, 2016

Featuring: The Brothers Blue, The Dady Brothers, Li’l Anne and Hot Cayenne, and The Buddhahood

10:00  J and the Devilish Fools
10:30 Dutch Hollow
11:00 Brothers Blue Band WideThe Brothers Blue

Benny Haravitch, Matthew Sperber, Charlie Coughlin

12:00 Buffalo Suzuki Fiddle Club
12:30 Dady Band WideThe Dady Brothers

Joe and John Dady

1:30 Buffalo Suzuki Fiddle Club
2:00 Lil Anne Band WideLi’l Anne and Hot Cayenne

Anne Stork, Doug Chatman, Peter Glanville, Gary Graeff, Walt Lorenzut, Gordon Rowland

3:00 Tasty Parker and the Joy Riders
3:30 buddhahoodThe Buddhahood

Jim Schwarz, Gabe Costanzo, Courtney Balles, Rick Whitney, Nate Coffey, Pete Mugnolo, Capt. David Weinberg, Paul Mastriani

5:00 Joanna Clare, Fiddle with David Deacon
5:30  Big Jam!

Sunday – September 18, 2016

Featuring: Howie Lester and Friends, Watkins and the Rapiers, The Crawdiddies and Bobby Henrie and the Goners.

10:00  Rick Constantino 
10:30  Knives and Forks 
11:00 Howie-Lester WideHowie Lester and Friends

Led by Howie Lester

12:00 Allen Hopkins
12:30 Watkins Band WideWatkins and the Rapiers

Scott Regan, Kerry Regan, Tom Whitmore, Marty York, Steve Piper, Rick McRae

1:30 The String Chickens
2:00 Crawdiddies Band WideThe Crawdiddies

Heather Taylor, Jay Chaffee, Dave Paprocki, Ben Haravitch

3:00 TBA
3:30 Bobby Henrie Band WideBobby Henrie and the Goners

Bobby Henrie, Brian Williams, and James Symonds

4:30 The Big Jam led by

Kathy Vandemortel

5:30  Jeremy Button,  Bagpipes


The highlight of the fair for many are the country workshops scheduled throughout both days.

Saturday – September 17, 2016

12:30 Clawhammer Banjo with Ben Haravitch
2:00 Penny Whistle with Joe Dady  OR

Eli Thomas – Native American Storyteller/Wisdom Keeper will share his knowledge of growing up with the Oral Tradition on the Ononadaga Nation.

3:00 Songwriting with John Dady

Sunday – September 18, 2016

12:30 Blues Fiddle with Howie Lester
2:00 Eli Thomas, Native American Storyteller/Wisdom Keeper
2:30  Bluegrass Fiddle with Mark Weeg of the String Chickens




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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 on the Crafts page.



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.

Cheesed and Confused – Geneseo

The best Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in NYS including Side Selections – Cheesy Sweet Corn Bites.

Livingston county’s favorite food truck serves heavenly & unique grilled cheese sandwiches, fancy soups and sides. Based in Geneseo, we stop, serve and cater across Western NY.

Dave’s Street Side Grill – Springwater

Red Osier Sandwiches, Hots, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Italian Sausages & Fried Dough

Flash Freeze Artisan Ice Cream – Rochester

Flash FreezeFlash Freeze Artisan Ice Cream creates magic in a bowl, using liquid nitrogen, excellent ingredients, and unusual flavor combinations. It’s a “WOW” moment!

Homemade Ice Cream & Sorbets with 100% Natural Ingredients – Made to order and Frozen in front of you with Liquid Nitrogen.

Amazing Ice Cream – Amazing Show!

Frenchy’s Curly Fries

Curly Fries Served with Cheese and Chili

KP’s Kettle Corn – Canandaigua

KPS Kettle CornKP’s Kettle Corn is a kettle corn vendor from Canandaigua. They pop their award winning Kettle Corn on site using only the best ingredients to get that sweet and salty taste.

Milliner’s Southern Smoke – Hornell

Milliners TRUCKThe finest bbq & desserts around. All of Milliner’s food is crafted with love.

Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken, Ribs, Salt Potatoes, Smoked Beans, Cold Slaw & more

Old Country Store and More -1849 – N Cohocton

Olde Country Store

The bulk candies selection at the Olde Country Store continues to grow. They have TEN different Frooties flavors, Salted Caramel, Moose Toffee and Laffy Taffy in our Bulk Candy selection. Plus Warheads, Wintergreen Patties, Old Dominion Peanut Bars and Chocolate Cow Tales! And More!

Bring Back the Past with our candy – Candy sold by the piece or the pound for all ages.

Sammy’s Place – Springwater

sammysSaturday Night House Specials including Ribs and Sammy’s very own Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich with Homemade Sauce

Soul Juicin – Victor

Soul JuicinSoul Juicin creates 100% Raw, Cold-Pressed Juice from the Finger Lakes – a healthy drink to soothe the soul.

Come get introduced to our very own Fresh Cold Pressed Juices ready to serve.

Spotted Duck Creamery – Penn Yan

Spotted DuckChurning ice-cream is a Hoover family tradition.

Starting when he was knee-high, Daniel learned the trade from his father.Now, teamed up with his wife Elizabeth, a long-term ice-cream addict, the Hoover family has taken ice-cream gourmet.

Frozen Custard from Scratch with Fresh Fruit and Our own Duck Eggs – Farm Fresh Custard that you always will remember

Spotted Duck Creamery. It’s all about the Ducks!


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.


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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.


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.