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Dandelion FiddleFest at The EastSide 2017

May 19, 20, and 21, 2017

Celebrating High Spring and Dandelion Season in The  Northeast Kingdom of Vermont


Fancy Fiddling, Dandy Dancing, and Fine Dining

Fiddle Contestants Register Here

Rules for the Fiddlers Contest Here

Make your dinner and contest reservations and buy your tickets here

While you’re here, check out  the road map to:

The World Famous Dandelion Fields of Morgan, Holland and Derby

Friday, May 19th

6:30 to 9 pm    Dandy Dinner with contemporary bluegrass band, Reckless Breakfast – Cover $5

Saturday, May 21st

2 pm to 7 pm   Dandelion Fiddler’s Contest, Judged and People’s Choice – Cover $5.  Cash prizes as follows:

Open Division: $300, $200, $100

Senior Division: $200, $150, $100

Junior Division: $100, $75, and $50

People’s Choice: $75, 50, 25

Who’s the finest fiddler in the land?  Sign up for the Fiddlers Contest and let’s have some fun.  Sign up here

Rules for the contest, here

Cover for the audience is $5.

7:00 pm   Fiddlers’ Dinner with champion, master fiddler, Scott Campbell & Friends – $5 cover

Sunday, May 22nd

10 pm to 2 pm Masterclass/Work Shops – Cover $10 (Tentative depending on pre-registrations)

Scott Campbell and Others

Hosted by

Kingdom Games, The EastSide Restaurant, and Scott Campbell

To make your reservation

Call the EastSide at 802-334-2340

Make your reservations and buy your tickets here

Enter the Dandelion Fiddlers Contest here 

About Reckless Breakfast

Reckless Breakfast is the product of years of evolution in the Upper Valley Bluegrass scene. Their playful antics, creative arrangements of many different genres (hip hop, rock, pop, folk) into bluegrass and stock of classic flatpicking numbers are sure to delight any listener. Their simple harmonies and boisterous instrumentals appeal to many different audiences, though they are especially popular among the Dartmouth Outing Club crowd. Nate Hamm, fiddle, Ford Daley, Dobro and Dave Lloyd, guitar, provide virtuosic instrumental leads, while Rory Gawler’s vocals, banjo or mandolin and Duff Cummings’ bass round out the sound. Featuring Laura Jean Binkley on vocals. With Nate, Laura Jean and Ford singing harmony, the tunes will appeal to the most hardened bluegrass fan, and the good-old fashioned string band sound is accessible to all.

About Scott Campbell & Friends with Rick and Donna Commo

Scott is a native Vermonter from Barre who started fiddling with his father, Ken Campbell, when he was 10 years old.  He is a master fiddler who plays Irish, Scottish, French, and American old time tunes and has prevailed in numerous fiddle competitions throughout New England and Canada.

His recent album “Freirish” includes 26 songs of Irish and French origins which he recorded with Rick and Donna Commo on the piano and bass. They will be joining Scott on Saturday evening for an exciting evening of fiddle tunes from the broadest spectrum of genres.

For tickets and reservations contact The EastSide Restaurant at 802-334-2340

For more info contact Phil White at 802-249-9100 or phw1948@gmail.com