Maine Fall Fiddle Fest

October 15 - 16


The Waldo presents a two- day fiddle festival for all ages with performances and workshops in three Waldoboro locations.

We're collaborating with Maine musicians Ellen Gawler and Smokey McKeen to bring together this multi-generational Fiddle event!


Friday evening, October 15th from 6pm - 8pm

Join an all-inclusive, traditional session/jam at Odd Alewives Farm Brewery hosted by Smokey McKeen. Come and take part or listen and enjoy delicious pizza, beer, and other Alewives food and drink.


Saturday, October 16th:

10:30am - 11:15am at The Waldo: Fiddle Workshop with Erica Brown

11:30am - 12:15pm at The Waldo: Guitar Workshop with Matt Shipman 

12:15pm - 1pm at Broad Bay Church: Fiddle Workshop with Frank Ferrel


2pm - 4pm at Broad Bay Church: Youth Fiddlers' Showcase hosted by Ellen Gawler and the Pineland Fiddlers with the Franklin County Fiddlers and Oyster Creek Fiddlers.

This event is open and pay-what-you-can at the door.


7pm at The Waldo: Smokey McKeen hosts a culminating concert with Darlin' Corey's  Erica Brown and Matt Shipman followed by a performance by Frank Ferrel. Pineland Fiddlers with Ellen Gawler open the show.

The concert will be in-person (masks required) and live-streamed. 


Masks are required for audiences, volunteers, and staff while indoors.


Celebrate Maine's music tradition at The Waldo!


Presenting Sponsors


The Maine Fall Fiddle Fest is funded in part by the Maine Arts Commission and is an official Maine Bicentennial celebration event.

Funders, Hosts & Partners: