August Fiddlers at Ely

August 4th Fiddler’s Jam is an Ice Cream social. Root beer floats, a raffle for a vintage soda fountain table and chairs, lots of good music, and great friends. Noon till two, family friendly and free. Come out to the Ely barn for the fun.

July Fiddlers at Ely

Old time fiddle is a genre of American folk music. “Old time fiddle tunes” derived from European folk dance tunes such as Jig, Reel, Breakdown, Schottische, Waltz, Two Step and Polka. The fiddle may be accompanied by banjo or other instruments but are nevertheless called “fiddle tunes”.
The genre traces from the colonization of North America by immigrants from EnglandFranceGermanyIreland, and Scotland. It is separate and distinct from traditions which it has influenced or which may in part have evolved from it, such as bluegrass, country blues, variants of western swing and country rock. (Wikipedia)
What better way to celebrate our country’s music roots than to attend the Ely Fiddlers’ Jam.!
The Ely Docents will have the BBQ fired up again for hamburgers and hot dogs. Ice cold beverages will also be available for sale. The July Raffle Basket is Celebrate Picnic BBQ’s! The basket includes a red, white and blue patriotic birdhouse that was donated from one of our Marketplace vendors, Shawn and Shirah from The Bird House. Traci from Flowers by Traci, located in downtown Kelseyville, continues to donate beautiful floral bouquets to the Ely for raffles.
The Ely house and grounds are open from 11am to 3pm.

Ely Stage Stop Marketplace joins Fiddlers’ Jam on May 6





The Ely Stage Stop Marketplace returns Sunday, May 6 with the Fiddlers Jam at the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum. This family friendly, free, fun-packed day can be enjoyed by all, young and old. The Marketplace, next to the Ely barn, will feature local handcrafted goods and will begin early, from 10 am to 3 pm . The Old Time Fiddler’s Association  will offer music inside the Ely barn from noon to 2 pm.

Ely hosts our Marketplace three times a year:  Fiddler’s Jam & Ely Market Place May 6;Blue Grass Festival & Market Place September 8; Ely Christmas Market Place December 15.

On May 6, items will include jewelry, pencil art, wood items and bath and beauty products. The Lake County Rockhounds will offer “panning for gold for kids”.

Bring friends to enjoy music, refreshments, with an opportunity to browse and purchase the wares of local craftsmen and artists.  The Cactus Grill of Clearlake will also provide food on site for purchase.

In the barn beverages and tasty treats will be provided by the Ely docents. Be sure to take a ride up to the house on the hay wagon where you can enjoy the latest display.

Donations made during the Fiddlers Jam fund the completion of the Ely Blacksmith Shop and provides partial funding for the Old Time Fiddlers Association, District 10, scholarship programs.

Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 State Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville, near just north of Hwy 29-Kit’s Corner. Regular hours of operation are Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Consider a tax-deductible donation to help us complete our vision to create a complex honoring Lake County living history.  You can join the Historical Society and or donate funds to the Blacksmith Shop via mail. LCHS P.O. Box 1011 Lakeport, CA 95453 or check our Facebook page: California’s Lake County Historical Society and Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum.

Visit or, check Facebook at California’s Lake County History or call  the museum at 707-533-9990.