Folk Arts at the Market

Folk Arts at the Market will have its debut event at the Montour Falls Farmers Market on Thursday, May 25th.  Come by our tent at 300 West Main Street, Montour Falls from 4-7 p.m. to learn about the Folk Arts Program and listen to fiddler Kit Fallon, with guest Jess Youngquest, play Old Time Tunes from 5-6 p.m.

Folk Arts at the Market brings the Folk Arts Program at The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes to local Farmers Markets in our region. Come meet a local traditional artist performing or demonstrating their work. You can learn about our ongoing folk arts programs and upcoming events, ask our staff folklorist a question, and introduce us to your favorite local lore. At our Mobile Documentation Booth, step up to record a story, tell a tale, or let us know about your traditional art form.

For more information, contact Folk Arts Coordinator Maria Kennedy at folkarts@eARTS.org or call 607-962-1332 ext 206.  Our next event will be at the Watkins Glen Farmers Market on Friday, June 16th.

Kit Fallon has been a performing fiddler for over 40 years. Kit started playing the fiddle at age 19 when she was a student at SUNY Potsdam. She discovered a local group, the St. Regis String Band, and, after many long nights of parties at their remote farmhouse, picked up the old-time string band style by ear. Kit has taught fiddle classes through adult education programs at Cayuga Community College, Finger Lakes Community College, and independently at numerous venues in Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. She is currently a member of The Unholy Alliance (Finger Lakes fiddle/banjo duo featuring Appalachian and Adirondack tunes), Clan Tankerous (Celtic fusion), and Miller’s Wheel (Finger Lakes – original, novelty).

Jess Youngquest started his musical career after seeing legendary giants of blues and jug band at the Newport Folk Fest of 69 and started street singing in NYC in the early 70s. He settled in the Finger Lakes region in the late 70s and has been playing in numerous bands ever since. His style of music might be classified as ‘Celtic Ragtime Tin Pan Alley’ which he plays on acoustic guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, harmonica, and vocals.

Montour Falls Farmers Market: Local Groceries and Food

Our farmers market returns May 4th!

Local farms and chefs present a market on South Main Street in downtown Montour Falls, NY.

Booths are open for business on Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m., May through October.

This agriculture-based market provides our community with healthy, fresh, local, and affordable food and a great opportunity for residents and visitors a chance to socialize while enjoying a hot meal and entertainment.

Location: 300 West Main Street, Montour Falls, NY

Time: Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Market Season: May through October

  • Local farmers offer vegetables, fruits, meats and cheeses.
  • Food trucks provide hot meals and treats.
  • Entertainment including live music and story time for the children is scheduled.

Prospective vendor information can be picked up at the Montour Falls Library or downloaded: [MFFMvendorapp.pdf] , or [MFFMvendorapp.doc].

Roxanne Leyes
Market Manager
manager@montourfallsfarmersmarket.com
(607) 535-7489
MF Main Street
The view of downtown Montour Falls, NY from the top of the falls. The farmers market will be easy to find on Main Street each Thursday from May through October.

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