The Saw Festival is free and takes place at Roaring Camp in Felton, California. The first festival was in 1978, this year will be the 35th.
We have had participants in this festival from all over the United States, and from Canada, China, Japan, Czechoslovakia, England, France, New Zealand, and Australia.
There will be a gathering of sawplayers at 1pm on Saturday near Tom Scribner’s statue at the Pacific Mall, near 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz.
On Saturday evening until 10pm there will be a jam in the Roaring Camp Parking lot (free overnight parking for self-contained RV’s)
ROARING CAMP is located between San Jose and Santa Cruz just off Hwy 17 at 1 Graham Hill Road in Felton.
The main stage will have continuous music from 10am until 5:30pm including the saw contest and other entertainment featuring individual sawplayers as well as bands which include musical saws, guitars, mandolins, fiddles, accordion, bass etc. You’ll hear a wide range of music: Old-timey, Bluegrass, Classical, Blues, Folk…
The MUSICAL SAW CONTEST (The “Saw Off”) will start at 11:30am.
To assure your space in the contest please mail the following form by July 1, 2011. Also, please register at the festival by 10am. The entry fee for the contest is $5 and there is a $20 annual fee to become a member($25 for families).
There is more information as well as signup forms at the Festival Website: www.sawplayers.org