Historically, the Crook Farm Country Fair has featured traditional Bluegrass, Folk, and American Traditional Country Music & Dance. This year is no exception with an expanded line-up featuring top-notch local and regional talent. All area traditional musicians are encouraged to participate in and around the fair grounds, & join in at the Jam/Song Tent.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE FAIR:
WORKSHOPS: Workshops will be held during the day on Saturday and Sunday These sessions will be fun & informative. You’ll get a chance to meet & talk with the workshop leaders, ask questions & get involved in the topic.
GOSPEL SING AROUND 10:30 on Sunday, will be lead by Larry Combs & Everyone is welcome. Bring an instrument, your voice & your favorite Gospel Song; join in, or just come to listen. We’ll sit in a big circle, sing & play your favorite Gospel Songs. Don’t miss it, we’ll make the tent ring!
JAM TENTS will be open all day on Saturday & Sunday. You are invited to bring an instrument & your voice & join in playing or singing, or just come to listen. Music will be Bluegrass, Old Time, Folk, Country, etc. Depending on the musicians who arrive. Admission to the Fair is free for musicians & and singers that join us at the Jam Tents!
SONG TENT will be going all day Sat & Sunday. This is where acoustic musicians playing Old Time, American Folk, Bluegrass & Country Songs can gather to share a song. So bring your instrument, your voice, your songs & your ears & join the fun at the Song Tent. On Friday & Sat. evenings, come for a Song & Tune swap.
OLD TIME ROUND & SQUARE DANCES Fri. & Sat. evenings in the Bank Building. Keith Blackmon (our caller for many years) passed away at the age of 85 in 2011. All the dancing at the fair will be dedicated to the memory of Keith. We’ll have the Crook Farm All Stars and a bunch of Crook Farm dancers to help get you up & dancing. . Great callers will help you every step of the way. Give it a try; it’s easy & fun!
INSTRUMENT / SALES / REPAIR AREA: John Stoneman – John Stoneman is a luthier based in Bradford, PA. In addition to building and repairing stringed instruments, he also sells strings and accessories. John will provide on-site emergency instrument repair if needed.