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Fiddletown music festival on Sept. 17
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FIDDLETOWN - The Fiddletown music festival and street fair festival and street fair is set for Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free.

For the fiddle contest, fiddlers of all ages are wanted to rosin up their bows for this day-long competition. The event also includes musical entertainment from bands representing a variety of music genres. This year’s lineup features bands hot off the fiddling circuit including Brothers Comatose, Foothill Billies, Extended Roots, Felipe and Joanne Ferraz, Second Coming, and Giorgi. There will also be an open mic, and a whole lot of fiddling in the “Fiddle Capital of the West”.

Enjoy a street fair in a beautiful, historic Gold Rush Town where for blocks there will be handmade crafts, vendors, and old-time fiddle jamming on steps and street corners throughout the town. Savor a glass of wine hosted by the Fiddletown AVA Winetasting.

Fiddletown is located in Amador County up Fiddletown Road. Travel to the right of “the fork in the road” leading to Amador Wine Country and in about five miles you will discover a peaceful, rural community surrounded by majestic mountain views of the Sierra. It is a historic town founded in 1849 during the height of the California Gold Rush. The town got its name from the legend that a band of fiddlers from Missouri settled there to gold pan but spent hours fiddling around the blazing campfires.