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Fiddles, Vittles & Vino music/food festival at Rock Ledge Ranch July 31

This is the cover of "Sight and Sound," Chatham County Line's 2012 album. The group will play the closing set at this year Fiddles, Vittles & Vino July 31 at Rock Ledge Ranch.
Courtesy of chathamcountyline.com
The 12th year for Fiddles, Vittles & Vino will be Sunday, July 31 at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Four bands will play, starting at 3 p.m., with double venues (one on the grass in front of the Orchard House, the other on the “pergola stage” at its rear) scheduled until 5:45.
       Meanwhile, large, open-air tents near both stages will offer samples of donated food and beverages from 40-some restaurants, breweries, wineries or suppliers. The event is a fundraiser for the ranch.
       The bands this year are Chatham County Line, from North Carolina, with six albums to its credit; Finnders and Youngberg, members of which played at previous Fiddles events in different bands; WMD Bluegrass Band, a family group from Black Forest with a dad and four teenage musicians; and Wire Wood Station, an area band known for its acoustic sound.
       Chatham, a four-piece string group, will play the closing set only (7 to 8:30 p.m.). The other bands will play twice, except WMD (three sets).
       Until July 24, ticket prices are $45, with a lower cost for children. The price will go up $5 after that.
       For more information, the event website is fiddlesvittlesandvino.com, or call the ranch at 578-6777.
       Rock Ledge is a city-owned, 1880s-style working ranch located off Gateway Road at 30th Street. The parking lot/entrance is off Gateway Road, west of 30th Street.
       The ranch also has a regular summer season ($8 admission with some age discounts), which continues this year until Aug. 20, Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       NOTE, July 19: The event-opening time of 2:30 p.m. represents a change from the previously advertised 2 p.m., which was when the gates had opened in previous years. Fiddles organizers said July 19 the change was made because 2 p.m.left too long a time span before 3 p.m., when the music and food became available.

Westside Pioneer article
(Posted 7/16/16, updated 7/26/16; Outdoors: Rock Ledge Ranch )

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