December Fiddlers and Marketplace

November 27, 2017

By Pam Hendricks

1st Sunday Fiddlers Jam

December 3 from 11 am –  3 pm

Fiddlers play in the barn Noon – 2 pm

Get in the holiday spirit with sounds of joy!  The Old Time Fiddlers will perform beautiful Americana music with a sprinkling of holiday cheer to get you in the spirit.  Come ready to clap your hands and tap your toes.  Even get up and dance.  This is a free family event that can be enjoyed by young and old.  Bring your own wine and sip it in Ely Stage Stop wine glasses, available for purchase.  Come early to enjoy all of the latest museum acquisitions and displays.

Ely Christmas Marketplace

Saturday December 16 from 10 am – 3 pm

A holiday MUST!  Local artists will sell handcrafted goods in the barn.  Food for purchase will be available.  Join the museum volunteers and docents for a wonderful day on the museum grounds with Santa.  He will be taking a much needed break from the North Pole to roam the grounds and join in hayrides with the kids – weather permitting.

Both events will help promote the growth of the Ely Stage Stop Blacksmith Shop and further the interaction of the community with the history of Lake County at the Ely Stage Stop.

Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum located at 9921 Soda Bay Road open Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 3 pm off Hwy 29@ Kit’s Corner.  Private tours and/or public events can be arranged.  Visit

Fiddling At The Ely Stage Stop On Sunday, December 3

Bring the whole family to the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum on Sunday, December 3, for the monthly Fiddlers’ Jam. Musicians will meet in the Ely barn to perform their wonderful Americana music from noon till 2 p.m.  The event is free, but donations made during the event benefit both the Ely Stage Stop, helping to fund the blacksmith shop, and the Old Time Fiddlers Association, helping to fund their scholarship programs.

Enjoy the music with beverages and tasty treats provided by the Ely volunteers. Bring your own wine and sip it in Ely Stage Stop wine glasses that are available for purchase.

Come ready to clap your hands and tap your toes. We’ll even make room for those who want to get up and dance! This is a free, family friendly event for all to enjoy, young and old alike. The fun begins at the museum at 11:00 a.m. with the Fiddlers playing in the barn from 12 noon through 2 PM.  So come early to enjoy all of the newest museum acquisitions and displays.Take a hayride or stroll the barn trail.

Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road in Kelseyville, near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Hwy 29-Kit’s Corner. Current hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Fiddlers’ Jams occur the first Sunday of every month from noon until 2 p.m. Private tours can be arranged by appointment. Facilities are available to support events, conferences, or family gatherings.  Celebrate a wedding, reception, special anniversary, or family reunion.  Use our newly created outdoor stage to hold music events.

Come join the Lake County Historical Society and become a volunteer at Ely..  Applications will be available during the day. Join the fun!

Visit or, check out the stage stop on Facebook at, or call the museum at 707-533-9990.