The Festival of Fiddlers on the Green started as an effort to photo document a fiddler playing in every Vermont town in 2019. We reached 232 out of 251 towns in 2019, and have launched an effort to do even better in 2020.
We need at least one dated photo from each of the 251 towns in Vermont of a fiddler or fiddlers playing on the town green, at the Meeting House, a dance, the Farmers Market, Fire Station, Grange Hall, or just a fiddler playing in her/his own back yard. Photos may be of a planned event like a summer concert series or just a random happening. The purpose of this “festival” is to celebrate the organizations, bands, and people who keep the wonderful tradition of fiddling in Vermont alive.
How to Participate
Submit photos by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer, photos may be mailed to Fiddlers on the Green, PO Box 644, Townshend, VT, 05353. Include the date, town name, venue, fiddlers’ names, tune titles, and any other details you can supply. We’ll update our progress as frequently as we can!
We can link to videos if you upload them to Vimeo or YouTube. Restrictions on media make it hard for us to upload large files. Send us the link and we’ll happily include your videos.
An individual fiddler can send in photos taken in multiple towns, and a town page can have several fiddlers on it. We need the help of everyone, fiddlers and non fiddlers alike, so please spread the word, and tell people to check out this website.