First Sunday Fiddlin’ at Ely Stage Stop

The Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum in Kelseyville hosts the next First Sunday of the Month Fiddlers Jam on October 5th.  Although there will be fiddlers galore, you are likely to find some guitars, a bass, a mandolin or two, an accordion, an autoharp, or even a drummer. It’s always a surprise who shows up to play and from what communities they have come.  In September there were fifteen musicians and over 100 people in the audience. Celebrating Americana music, you will be treated to “old timey” tunes and some sing-alongs.  Come ready to clap your hands, tap your toes, and get up and dance!

The fun begins at the museum at 11:00 a.m. with the Fiddlers playing in the barn from 12 noon through 2 p.m. Donations benefit the Ely Stage Stop and the Old Time Fiddlers Association. This free, family friendly event can be enjoyed by all, young and old alike.  Come early to enjoy all of the latest museum acquisitions and displays. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on one of our beautiful picnic tables.  Buy tickets for the next table to be raffled off and also for a surprise basket to be raffled during the fiddling that day. Enjoy the music with beverages and tasty treats provided by the docents. Bring your own wine and sip it in Ely Stage Stop wine glasses that are available for purchase.

The stage stop, operated by the Lake County Historical Society, is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road (Hwy 281) in Kelseyville. Current hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Fiddlers Jams occur the first Sunday of every month. Visit or, check out the stage stop on Facebook at, or call the museum at 707-533-9990.

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Ely Stage Stop to close for Pear Festival Day

The Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum, operated by the Lake County Historical Society, will be closed Saturday, September, 27. Come by the Pear Pavilion at the Kelseyville Pear Festival instead that day to talk to museum docents about their current displays and activities. See our stage coach replica up close.

The museum will be open as usual on Sunday, September 28. The museum is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road (Hwy 281) in Kelseyville (near Clearlake Riviera). Normal hours of operation are 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM each Saturday and Sunday. Contact number for questions about volunteer work, donations of old wood for barn construction, or docent applications is (707)263-4180 x 102. Visit the museum website at