Can’t afford to take the family to Disney World this summer? Come to the 6th annual Richmond Blueberry Fiddle Festival, Immaculate Heart of Mary School’s unique, old-fashioned family festival.
New this year is Friday’s Fish Fry & Contra Dance, Saturday’s Fiddle Contest (endorsed by the North American Fiddling Judges Association), and The Plunge or The Unforgettable Tale of Fates and Fiddles (an original New England melodrama).
Music includes performances by New Hampshire’s Austen Woods Duo (with their “thousands of vibrating strings” - www.sethausten.com) and Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand (New York State’s young, dynamic brothers - www.vfiddle.com), as well as other local talent. Enjoy the music while you savor a slice of homemade blueberry pie and cool off with ice cream from a local dairy.
Games, crafts, a car show, and other activities provide fun for all ages.
The festival is held at Cheshire Fairgrounds (Route 12, Swanzey, NH) on August 8-9: Friday 2-9pm, Saturday 9am-7pm. Admission is FREE; parking is a one-time $5.
For more information, visit blueberryfiddlefestival.com or call 603-239-6495.