Tuesday, August 26, 2008

2008 Fall Festival List

With Labor/Labour Day weekend just a few short days away, it’s time to plan your visits to a few of the splendid Fall festivals. Labor Day may be the symbolic end of the summer vacation season, but it also ushers in the much awaited Fall festival season.

The days will soon be cooler and just right for sprawling out on a blanket in the grass and enjoying some good food and drink and some great music. Mark your calendars, get out and hear some live music. As always, if I missed your favorite festival, leave a comment and tell us about it.

Upcoming Festivals

National Old-Time Country Music Contest, Festival and Agricultural Exposition of Arts and Crafts
LeMars, Iowa
August 25, 2008 - August 31, 2010
Website: http://www.oldtimemusic.bigstep.com/homepage.html

Bass Mountain Bluegrass Festival
Snow Camp, North Carolina
August 29 -August 31, 2008
Website: http://www.bassmountain.com/

Four Corners Folk Festival
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
August 29 - August 31, 2008
Website: http://www.folkwest.com/

Historic Happy Valley Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention
Lenoir, North Carolina
August 29 – August 31, 2008
Website: http://www.happyvalleyfiddlers.com/index.shtml

Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival
Morgan City, Louisiana
August 28 - September 01, 2008
Website: http://www.shrimp-petrofest.org/

Johnstown FolkFest
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
August 29 - August 31, 2008
Website: http://www.johnstownfolkfest.org/

Arbuckle Mountain 9th Annual Bluegrass Festival
Davis, Oklahoma
September 07 - September 13, 2008
Website: http://arbucklemtbluegrasspark.com/

Charlotte Shout Blues, Brews & BBQ
Charlotte, North Carolina
September 12 - September 13, 2008
Website: http://www.charlotteshout.com/

Roots & Rhythms
Eugene, Oregon
September 13, 2008
Website: http://www.rootsandrhythms.com/

Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival
Poppy Mountain, Kentucky
September 16 -September 20, 2008
Website: http://www.poppymountainbluegrass.com/

Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Uncle Pen Days
Bean Blossom, Indiana
September 24 - September 27, 2008
Website: http://www.beanblossom.com/
UDATE: dates corrected

Jam'n Bluegrass Style
Salemburg, North Carolina
September 18 - September 20, 2008
Website: http://www.jam-n-bluegrass.com/

Chattahippie Music Festival
Chattanooga, Tennessee
September 18 - September 21, 2008
Website: http://www.chattahippie.com/

Bristol's Rhythm and Roots Reunion
Bristol, Virginia
September 19 - September 21, 2008
Website: http://www.bristolrhythm.com/

Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention
Silk Hope, North Carolina
September 19 - September 20, 2008
Website: http://www.hoppinjohn.org/home.html

Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival
Columbia, Missouri
October 3 – October 4, 2008
Website: http://www.rootsnbluesnbbq.com/

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
Lafayette, Louisiana
October 10 – October 12, 2008
Website: http://www.festivalsacadiens.com/

Richmond Folk Festival
Richmond, Virginia
October 10 – October 12, 2008
Website: http://www.richmondfolkfestival.org/

61st Original Ozark Mountain Folk Festival
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
November 06 - November 09, 2008
Website: http://www.theaud.org/

RiverCity Bluegrass Festival
Portland, Oregon
January 09 - January 11, 2009
Website: http://www.rivercitybluegrass.com/


Anonymous john said...

Although it's not an Old-Timey/Bluegrass event, the Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival in Geneva IL is this weekend too.


August 28, 2008 8:43 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

Thanks for the reminder and link, John. I can't believe I missed Fox Valley, I've actually attended the festival in years past.

August 29, 2008 6:36 AM  
Anonymous john said...

I'll send you pictures..... if they turn out

August 30, 2008 6:23 PM  
Anonymous john said...

There's also the festival at East Troy WI on the 13th and 14th of Sep

I may need another card for my camera!

August 30, 2008 6:29 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

I'll be looking forward to those photos, John.

August 30, 2008 8:13 PM  
Anonymous john said...

Here's a link to my photos of the Fox Valley Folk Festival:


September 03, 2008 9:54 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Great photos, John! Looks like Fox Valley was a blast. Thanks for sharing with those of us that couldn't make it.

September 07, 2008 7:01 PM  

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