Fiddlers and Fiddleheads Fest: May 19th

Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters is excited to be one of the sponsors for the fifth annual Fiddlers & Fiddleheads Fest, taking place Saturday, May 19th at the Lumbermen’s Museum in Patten. You’re invited to join this celebration of spring in the north woods. Musicians from near and far will be playing throughout the day alongside local artisans, craftsmen, and food vendors.

Thanks to the generosity of Emera and Case Professional Services, this year’s festival will be headlined by the Muddy Marsh Ramblers. The festival lineup will play on two stages: the Maine Stage and the Log Jam Stage, with performances from Gus Lacasse, Belfast Bay Fiddlers, John Birmingham RFD Band, Donna Chase, and Hannah Boone. If you play an instrument or sing yourself, then come prepared to share a tune at the afternoon jam session scheduled from 4 – 5 PM at the Log Jam stage.

Food will be served throughout the day, with all the proceeds from the festival vendors benefiting local non-profits. If you’ve got a great dish involving fiddleheads, send your best fern-friendly recipe to the curator at the Lumbermen’s Museum and you may be entered into a cook-off to crown 2018’s “Cast Iron Chef”.

The festival will also include a childrens’ area featuring throwback games from the 20th century. The event promises to be fun for the whole family and we hope you’ll join us. For those of you willing to lend a helping hand to the event set-up and take-down, please email us at

Festival Details:

Saturday, May 19th, 2018
10 AM to 5 PM
Lumbermen’s Museum
61 Shin Pond Rd, Patten, ME 04765

The Fiddlers and Fiddleheads Festival is made possible thanks to the Lumbermen’s Museum, Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters, and our fellow sponsors at Elliotsville Plantation Inc., Emera, Katahdin Valley Health Center, Yankee Grocers, Jerry’s  Thriftway, Case Professional, and Katahdin Trust.