Fiddling Around in New Holland PA

A mass of people converged in New Holland, PA, at the Community Memorial Park for the grandest fiddler’s convention in Pennsylvania.  New Holland has hosted this free music festival since 1988 and it is attended by thousands of musicians and spectators over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The event is sponsored by the New Holland Summer Arts Association and draws both local and out-of-state participants.  The Fiddler’s Festival features Bluegrass, Country, Gospel and Folk music.  Acts perform onstage using microphones, but the majority of the music comes from performers gathered in the park.  Groups ranged from a duet to large crowds, jamming tunes, dancing and singing.

Performances on stage included Summit Hill Bluegrass, Chester County Boys, Herb and the Boys, Bill Reber and the Boys, New Found Grass, Ramona Trump, Separate Directions, Pine Ridge Ramblers, Master Strings, pianist Phyllis Sands, Dean Sapp, JR Wehner, New Lancaster Bluegrass, Homer & Lynn, The Ramblers and Gospel Messengers.

The weather was beautiful, the sun was shining and music was flowing.

Click on the first thumbnail to open the photo gallery.  Thank you for stopping by my blog!  Enjoy the photos!  ~P.

Go ahead...take a swing. I'll duck and listen.

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