On Sunday, September 20, the place to be - if you like fiddle, mandolin and guitar music - is the Woodstock Square. The Woodstock Harvestfest and Fair in the Square will be from 10:00AM until 5:00PM. Rain or shine. And it's free!
The craft show will open at 10:00AM and will include a farmers' market, "old tyme" crafts, free wagon rides, antique tractors, a blacksmith and children's activities.
The music schedule starts with preliminary competitions for banjo, mandolin and guitar at Stage Left Cafe and junior fiddle contest preliminaries at the bandstand.
Live music at the Bandstand starts at 1:00PM (not that the junior fiddlers are not live music), and contests start at 2:00PM.
Bring on the good weather and a good turn-out. For more information, visit www.offsquaremusic.org
Referring to a violin as a "fiddle" still brings back memories of my telling my high school music teacher that my dad played the "fiddle." He probably didn't smack me, but I recall disdain for the word "fiddle". He insisted that I refer to it as a violin. I never would have called a violin in the orchestra as a fiddle, but it was clear to me that my dad played the "fiddle". And quite well, too.