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Fiddlers & Fiddleheads Festival
Saturday 19 May 2018, 10:00am - 04:00pm
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Contact Contact Rhonda Brophy Telephone 528-2650 Cell   Email curator@lumbermensmuseum.org Website lumbermensmuseum.org

5th Annual Patten Lumbermen’s Museum Fiddlers Fiddlehead Fest

61 Shin Pond Road , Patten, ME  04765

Saturday May  19th   10am -4 pm  

Patten, Maine Cultural Event

Free Admission

Donations to benefit the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum .

This year’s 5th annual Patten Lumbermen’s Museum Fiddlers Fiddlehead Fest will feature  the Blue Grass band  Muddy Marsh Ramblers from 1-4 pm  , as well as  returning Friends of the Fest ,The  Belfast Bay Fiddlers and the talented  Acadian fiddler  Gus LaCasse. Live music starts at 10 am and will go all day log between the two stages.

Performers links below:

https://www.muddymarshramblers.com

http://www.belfastbayfiddlers.org

https://www.guslacasse.com

 Local pro bono  musicians include Donna Chase , John Birmingham and the RFD band and  the up and coming Patten native , Hannah Boone!

The Log Jam Stage will feature these performers unplugged along with the  occasional Ukelele  from the north and focus on chlidren’s participation  as well ,thanks to returning volunteer Cecila Pinter and the Belfast Bay Fiddlers. So bring your young fiddlers and their instruments!

From 4-5pm, a combined jam session of all interested will conclude the day's events.  Come join us for a cultural and fun-filled family day to welcome spring to northern Maine.

Our Children’s area will include period games such as the Tug of War and Giant Slingshot sponsored by Katahdin High School Outdoor Education Class and teacher Kala Rush.

Local Non-Profits Organizations  provide food options including Fiddlehead Quiche, Chowders, fried fiddleheads, homemade pies , locally made ice cream topped with Maple Syrup, Beans and dogs, and much more.

Many Katahdin Region  Artisans will present their unique arts and crafts for sale.

This year everyone can play a part in the Cast Iron Chef Cook off.

 Please submit your favorite fiddlehead Recipe to or mail into PO BOX 662 Patten, Maine 04765 before May 5th for submission. Include any anecdotes or memories on your fiddlehead experiences.

Chosen recipes will be cooked off  live by local young chefs’  in front of Saturday’s crowds and then judged by local culinary experts. Prizes and honors  for chosen and winning recipes as well as the honor of 2018 Cast Iron Chef Award will go to the winning chef and recipe !  Tasty and exciting fun for all! All recipes become the property of the museum . The recipes will eventually form a Cook Book for the Museum to use as a fundraiser so please dig out those old family recipes and share!

All new  , we will have the Travelling Storybooth Project thanks to the Millinocket Library and the University of Maine at Orono. They will be collecting  memories  from local folks through out the day to preserve for future generations by the 1920’s cabin.  Please stop by and bring your grandparents !

 For more information on this project contact Matt Delaney at  http://millinocketmemoriallibrary.org.

This is a great Community event to get everyone out after the long winter with live music , food , arts and crafts, educational information including free health info and Chair Massages from KVHC .

Many thanks to this year’s sponsors who include  Emera , Katahdin Valley Health Center , Elliotsville Plantation Inc, Katahdin Trust , Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters, and  Case Professional Resources LLC as well as  our many Friends of the Museum  ,pro bono musician and our volunteers! .

Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce
1029 Central St. Millinocket, ME 04462
(207) 723-4443