Dieterle’s Corncrib

Completed in 2016 in time for the Webster Fall Festival, this structure honors the memory of Richard Dieterle, founder and fiddler of Ann Arbor’s premier bluegrass band, The RFD Boys. Richard was born on his family farm not far from Historic Webster Village in Ann Arbor Township. He loved all things country and was an ardent supporter of the Webster Fall Festival. Beginning in the early 1990s, he and his band played there every year, and the remaining RFD Boys continue to honor this tradition. The corncrib event stage was architecturally designed to reflect Richard’s rural roots and blend in with the existing buildings. Fiddler Pie, Nessa, the Northcreek Fiddlers, and the RFD Boys performed on this stage during the 2016 and 2017 Webster Fall Festivals.