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