2017 Festivals
(listed by date)

January 5-9, 2017. Danny Stewart's Bluegrass Cruise from Tampa, FL. www.DannyStewartsbluegrasscruise.com.  

January 16-20, 2017. Danny Stewart's Bluegrass Cruise from Port Canaveral, FL.  www.DannyStewartsbluegrasscruise.com.  

January 27-29, 2017. 17th Annual Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society's 16th Annual Winter Fest. At the Quality Inn, 1220 W. Main St. Stroudsburg, PA 18360. www.poconobluegrass.org

February 17-19, 2017. Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, sponsored by the Boston Bluegrass Union. Framingham Sheraton Hotel, Framingham, MA. http://www.bbu.org/events/joe-val-festival/ . 

March 2-4, 2017. Cabin Fever Pickin' Party, Viirginia Beach, VA. www.cabinfeverpickinparty.org .  

March 3-5, 2017. Winter Village Bluegrass Festival. La Tourelle Resort, Ithaca, NY. http://wintervillagebluegrass.org/music-festivals/winter-village-bluegrass-festival/

March 17-19, 2017. Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival, at the Crowne Plaza Wilmington North, 630 Naamans Rd. Claymont DE.  http://www.wilmingtonwintergrass.org/.  For room reservations call 855-373-8577 and give them the group code, “WWB.”  

April 28-May 7, 2017. Apple Blossom Bluegrass Festival, Winchester, VA. www.thebloom.com.

May 5-7, 2017. Hatterasity 2017 Bluegrass and Story-Telling Festival. Hatteras VIllage, NC. http://www.hatterasitybluegrass.com, Special Consensus, Danny Paisley, Crop Circle Agents and more plus campground picking at te Frisco Woods Campground. 

May 7, 2017. Bluegrass by the Mill, Denton MD. Contact [email protected]  

May 13, 2017. Hollywood Rescue Squad Bluegrass Festival, Leonardtown, MD. 2-8p.m. http://hvrs.org/content/bluegrass/.  

May 15-18, 2017. Semi-Annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Gettysburg, PA. http://www.gettysburgbluegrass.com/

May 20, 2017. 2nd Annual Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival in Sussex County, DE. to benefit Delaware wild lands. Bands on the Stage & Jamming in the Barn. Noon – 6 pm at the Roman Fisher Farm at the Great Cypress Swamp, 24558 Cypress Road, Frankford, DE 19945. Additional activities for adults & kids. More info at https://baldcypress-bluegrass-festival.eventbrite.com 

May 25-28, 2017. Delfest. Cumberland, MD. www.delfest.com.

May 25-27, 2017. Dr. Ralph Stanley's 46th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival, Coeburn, VA. www.drralphstanleyfestival.com 

May 25-28. 2017. 35th Annual Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival. Mountain Vuiew Park, Wind Gap, PA. http://www.windgapbluegrass.com/.

June 1-3. 2017. 27th Annual Thousand Islands Bluegrass Festival, LaFargeville, NY. http://www.thousandislandsbluegrass.com

June 1-4, 2017. 10th Annual Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Bluegrass Festival. Lazy Brook Park, Tunkhannock, PA. http://nepabluegrass.com/.

June2-4, 2017. Adirondack Bluegrass League Annual Bluegrass Round-up. Galway, NY. www.aditondackbluegrassleague.com

June 14-18, 2017. Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival, Litchfield, ME. www.blisteredfingers.com.

June 15-17, 2017. Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass Festival, Cross Fork, PA. www.smokedcountryjam.com 

June 16-17, 2017. Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival, Ligonier, PA.  www.laurelhighlandsbluegrass.com 

June 16-18, 2017.  June 17-19. Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival, Lowville, NY. www.tughillbluegrass.com

June 22-25, 2017. Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival, Turnbridge, VT. www.jennybrookbluegrass.com 

June 23-25, 2017. 21st Annual Pocono Bluegrass Festival. G.D.S. fairgrounds in Newfoundland, PA.  See  http://scotteager.com/Festival/

July 5-9, 2017. Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival, Centre Hall, PA. www.remingtonryde.com 

July 6-9, 2017. 14th Annual Benfest, a free, backyard mini-fest. 130 Upper Church Road, Perkasie, PA 18927. Contact Ben at [email protected] or  see  http://www.doylestownjam.com/

July 6-9, 2017. Basin Bluegrass Festival,  Brandon, VT. www.basinbluegrassfestival.com 

July 6-9, 2017. 14th Annual Busy Bird Bluegrass Festival. 2231 Kethchumville Rd., Berkshire, NY. http://www.busybirdbluegrass.com

July 13-16, 2017. Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Oak Hill, NY. www.greyfoxbluegrass.com

July 20-23, 2017. County Bluegrass Festival, Fort Fairfield, ME. http://www.countybluegrass.com 

July 22-23, 2017. Coleman Station Bluegrass Festival, Friedens, PA. www.blue-grass.org/festival

July 27-30, 2017. Brantling Bluegrass Festival, Sodus, NY. www.brantlingbluegrass.com

August 2-5, 2017. Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival. Sugar Shack Campground, Thornton, NH. www.pemivalleybluegrass.com

August 3-6, 2017. 29th Annual Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association Bluegrass Festival, Wind Gap, PA. www.afbawindgap.org

August 10-13, 2017. 21st Annual Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival. Hebron Lions Fairgrounds, Hebron, CT. www.podunkbluegrass.com

August 11-12, 2017. L'l Margaret's Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival, Goddard Farm, Leonardtown, MD. https://lilmargaretsbluegrass.wordpress.com/

August 12, 2017. 89th Annual Chester County Old Fiddlers' Picnic, Coatesville, PA. Rain date 8/15/17. http://www.chesco.org/1220/2017-Special-Events 

August 17-20, 2017. Semi-Annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Gettysburg, PA. http://www.gettysburgbluegrass.com/

August 17-20, 2017. 56th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival. Clemmers Mill Road and Salford Station Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473. Details at http://pfs.org/philadelphia-folk-festival/

August 18-20, 2017. Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival. North Creek, NY. http://upperhudsonbluegrassfestival.com

August 19, 2017. 6th Annual Lanchester Fiddlers' Picnic, 10am-5pm at the Landis Woodland Preserve, 610 Zion Hill Rd Atglen, Pa.19310 near the Chester County-Lancaster County border. Starting at 10:00 til 5:00. Open stage, featured bands, jam sessions in the woods. Parking fee is $5. Lawn chairs and/or blanket are suggested.  

August 23-26, 2017. Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival, Litchfield, ME. www.blisteredfingers.com.

August 24-27, 2017. 20th Annual Pickin' in the Pasture, Lodi, NY. http://www.pickininthepasture.com

August 31-September 3. Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, Brunswick, ME.www.thomaspointbeach.com

August 31-September 3, 2017.  County Bluegrass Festival, Fort Fairfield, ME. www.countybluegrass.com

September 1-3, 2017. 46th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival. Salem County Fairgrounds, Woodstown, NJ. http://delawarevalleybluegrass.org/ 

September 4. Old Holland Fiddlers' Picnic. Community Park, New Holland (Lancaster County), PA.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1089946457746540/ and https://www.facebook.com/newhollandsummerarts/

September 15-17, 2017. FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival, North Adams, MA. www.freshgrass.com

September 17, 2017. 34th Annual Lyons Fiddle Festival 2017 will be held at the Lyons Community Park, 15 Park Avenue, Lyons, Pennsylvania. 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.  https://www.facebook.com/lyonsfiddlefest?fref=ts

September 17, 2017. Bluegrass on the Farm, Derwood, MD. www.bluegrassonthefarm.com

September 21-23, 2017. 35th Annual Fall Arcadia Bluegrass Festival, Upperco, MD. http://www.arcadiavfc.com

September 22-23, 2017. Park Slope Bluegrass & Old Time Music Jamboree, Briooklyn, NY. http://www.jamesreams.com

September 22-24, 2017. 25th Annual Berlin Fiddlers' Convention, Main St., Berlin, MD. www.Berlinchamber.org

September 28-October 1, 2017. Castaways RV Resort, Ocean City, MD. http://www.ocbluegrass.com 

October 28, 2017. Delaware State Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo and Band Championships at the Sea Witch Festival, Rehobeth, DE. https://www.beach-fun.com/sea-witch-halloween-fiddlers-festival.html 

October 28, 2017. Bluegrass for Hospice. Flat Iron Farm. http://www.bluegrassforhospice.com

November 3-5, 2017. Fiddle Hell. At the Westford Regency Hotel, Westford, MA. http://www.reinerfamilyband.com/introduction.html 

2018 Festivals
January 25-29, 2018. Danny Stewart's Bluegrass Cruise from Tampa, FL. www.DannyStewartsbluegrasscruise.com.

February 2- March 1, 2018. Danny Stewart's Bluegrass Cruise from Long Beach, California. www.DannyStewartsbluegrasscruise.com.

February 5-9, 2018. Danny Stewart's Bluegrass Cruise from Port Casnaveral, FL. www.DannyStewartsbluegrasscruise.com

Doc Pollak's Bluegrass &  Old Time Music Festivals of the Mid-Atlantic

& New England Regions for 2017
For festivals, outside of the Mid-Atlantic & New England, see http://cybergrass.com/, http://bluegrassfestivalguide.com/ and http://www.thebluegrassconnection.com/
(revised 4/28/17) ​

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