Music Schedule Released for the Appleseed Country Fair

The Johnny Appleseed Trail Association just released the music schedule for the 6th Annual Appleseed Country Fair. Running the full length of the fair we will have music on stage that ranges from blue grass and fiddlers to hard and 90s rock. Saturday and Monday will feature bands from all over New England, while Sunday is reserved for our fiddlers. Our FiddleFest is quickly turning into one of the biggest fiddle competitions in New England. Last year we had 27 fiddlers with ages ranging from 5 to 68, and we are expecting bigger numbers for this year!

“We are excited to bring back the music tent again this year” said Roy Nascimento, President of the Johnny Appleseed Trail Association. “Our bands set the mood as people flock to the farm from all over New England for some old fashioned country fun.”


Saturday September 2, 2017


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Fern and Friends

Fern has been a familiar face in the local music scene for over 20 years. She coordinates the music for all the festivals at the Red Apple Farm. Her passion is to help the local music scene to grow by introducing new talent as well as keeping the local “legends” we all know and love up on stage!


11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Jared Moore

Jared holds a place in the Hard Rock scene in New England. He will be setting down his bass to perform some familiar classic tunes as well as some originals on his guitar!


11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Grin Whistle

Grin Whistle is a Massachusetts-based folk band infusing bluegrass, Americana and roots rock with artful storytelling. They keep emphasis on eclectic and high-energy live performances by melodically combining delicate storytelling with foot-stomping grooves.


1:00 p.m. -1:45 p.m. Ray Hendricks

Local singer songwriter Ray is definitely a Red Apple Farm favorite


2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Green Sisters

Their music ranges from Celtic, bluegrass, barbershop and blues to originals.  It is no wonder why the Green Sisters have become a local favorite!


4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mrs. Henry and the Sweet Bourbon Daddies

Back by popular demand, these folks share their love with some good old time back porch music. This year’s featured guests are sure to bring the house down with a foot stompin’ hootenanny, like no other!


Sunday, September 3, 2017


10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Wootan Firebox

First Time at the Farm…these guys will get your feet stomping and will have you geared up and ready for the Fiddlers!


1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fiddle Contest

Contestant check in starts at noon

Cash Prizes Awarded. No Registration Fee to Participate.

The 3rd Annual FiddleFest, one of the most popular musical segments of the Appleseed Country Fair returns on Sunday, September 3rd.  FiddleFest is one of the largest fiddle competitions in New England and promises to be a lot of fun!


This is a North American Fiddlers Judges Association (NAFJA) sanctioned Fiddle Contest. NAFJA has been providing skilled judging for fiddle contests throughout New England and other parts of the Northeast since 1977. It is most important to have judges whom the fiddlers can trust to provide knowledgeable, fair and unbiased adjudication. Because of their training and experiences, NAJFA judges can do just that.


Monday, September 4, 2017


10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Mike Martin

Mike Martin has been singing and playing guitar for about a year, and plays mostly 90s rock.


12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. The Stone Line

Members are Jen Spingla and Jason Duda of Violet Maze, Doug MacLeod of The Barrett Anderson Band, Joshua Hill of Grin Whistle


2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Andy Fichtel / Scotty Monette Duo

These two guys will no doubt keep you smiling and grooving! You will find them sitting in with in several different bands and working with the best musicians around! Don’t miss them!


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