Berks Fiddle Fest

Mark your calendars for this year's Berks Fiddle Fest!

Sunday, September 18th 2022  9am - 5:30pm

We hope you can join us for this year's Berks Fiddle Fest. This year the event is featuring the same great entertainment and musicianship, but with the addition of an Open Mic!

Traditionally 2500-3000 people from the Mid-Atlantic region come to be part of the fiddle fest. This event provides spectators with enjoyment in varied forms beyond music. Fellowship, home-cooked food, fun and enjoying it all in a beautiful mountain surrounding. Homegrown music wafts through the air as differences in occupations, ancestry, philosophy, and social status disappear in the joy of music. This low-cost, family-oriented event is a celebration of American Folklore at its best.

A folk festival in this area draws a crowd that comes out to see the traditional-style music perfected by elders and passed on to the youngsters. Preservation of this musicianship is an integral part to the posterity of PA Dutch culture. Even though community engagement has increased over the past few years, community support is still needed to continue festivals like the Berks Fiddle Fest. The support from organizations and individuals allows for the preservation of historic and cultural music along with music appreciation that will be passed on from generation to generation.

 
Tickets

General Admission

$7 for ages 13+

FREE for children 12 and under

Tickets will be available at the door on the event day. No online/pre-purchase available.

Raffle Items

Martin D-18 Ambertone Guitar

Tickets: $25 each

Description: Guitar is valued at $2,599. This guitar has understated looks and timeless tone. The warm tone of mahogany and authentic Sitka spruce couple with resonant scalloped bracing under the hood for a sound that's honest, authoritative, and clear. Vintage details like open-geared tuners and classic 18-style appointments pair with a modern, low profile neck for an old-soul sound in a brand-new body. The D-18 gives you the classic Martin guitar experience with a dreadnought body, a 14-fret design, and beautiful tonality to match its looks. Its solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides provide the foundation for a stunning sound.
 
You can purchase raffle tickets day-of during the Berks Fiddle Fest, or in advance at the following buisnesses:

2022 guitar

Handmade Berks County Quilt

Tickets: $5 each or 6 for $25

Description: 96 x 108 Queen valued at $800. This bargello pattern features a striking combination of peaches, blues and tans. It would be equally striking displayed on a large, foyer wall or in a contemporary bedroom. #6498  Made in Berks County, PA by a long time Kutztown Folk Festival quilter.
 
You can purchase raffle tickets day-of during the Berks Fiddle Fest, or in advance at the following buisnesses:
2022 quilt
 
Registration

Fiddle Contests

You can register for the Fiddle Competition the day of the event, or by downloading the registration form and sending it to us by email at Berksfiddlefest@gmail.com.
 

Crafters

You can register as a crafter for the Fiddle Fest by downloading the registration form and sending it to us by email at Berksfiddlefest@gmail.com.
 
Performance Schedule
For a complete list of all performers along with their bio's, please click here.
9:00am  Gospel Service
9:30am  The Morning Concert Series
1:00pm  Salute to America and Honoring our Vets
1:15pm 
Fiddle Competition for ages 12 and under
2:15pm 
Appalachian Ed
2:45pm 
Fiddle Competition for ages 13-17
3:45pm 
Dave Fry
4:15pm 
Fiddle Competition for ages 18 and older
5:00pm  Fiddlemania
5:15pm  Awards Ceremony
5:30pm  Swing Low Finale Jam
 
Crafters
TBD
To view a crafter's location during the festival, please view the Complete Crafter Area Map.
To zoom in on a specific section, please click below.
 
Partnerships
We are proud to be in partnership with some wonderful, local businesses. Please visit the following local businesses and support them as they support music in Berks County!

TBD

 
Sponsorship Opportunities
Here's your chance to support music in Berks County! Whether you are a corporation or a local resident, there are plenty of options for you to help support local artists.

Corporate Sponsorship

Kutztown Folk Festival Logo 22

East Penn Logo 16754

taste of kutztown logo

Weaver's Hardware

Wyndham Advisors

Firefly Bookstore

Greystone Group

Lanex

Friends & Family Sponsorship
 
Hold Harmless Waiver
While on site of the Fiddle Fest, you will not hold the Berks Fiddle Fest, Bear Creek Mountain Resort, the staff or volunteers liable for any injuries to yourself or any lost, stolen, or broken property. Individuals, groups, and contestants give permission to the Berks Fiddle Fest Committee and Bear Creek Mountain Resort to use photos, videos, and names for promotion of the Berks Fiddle Fest.