RICHLAND - The public is invited to attend the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum picnic on Friday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 17. The Half-Shire Historical Association, 1100 County Route 48, Richland, will host this event and will have food available to purchase throughout the weekend. Inductees to the Hall of Fame will play throughout the weekend.
This celebration begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15. The opening jam session is free, although donations at the door are welcome.
The annual meeting of the NY State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16. Doors open at noon for the entertainment, with an $8 entrance donation. Inductees Donald Woodcock, Mac Claflin, and Keith Hunt will be the featured artists, with open mic slots available between their performances. Following the supper break, there will be round and square dancing and jamming.
The events of Sunday, Oct. 17, begin with a Gospel sing at 10:30 a.m. Doors open at noon, with an $8 entrance donation. Hall of Fame Inductees Jackie Hobbs, Mac Claflin, and Keith Hunt are the Sunday featured artists, with open mic slots available between their performances.
Half-Shire will prepare beverages and snacks that will be available throughout the weekend. Lunches available include salads, wraps and chili. During the Saturday evening supper break, stuffed pork chop dinners will be available.
Musicians are invited to come and play, dancers to dance, and listeners to listen. This celebration will conclude the 2021 fiddling season and help to sustain the programming and facilities of the Museum and Hall of Fame.
Smoking and pets are prohibited, with masks required when not eating or performing.
For further information, check out the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association Facebook page.
This event is made possible, in part, with funds from the NYS Council on the Arts, a New York State agency, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature.