Updated August 12, 2022
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Welcome to the most complete and up-to-date bluegrass festival calendar on the web.  We list events in the US and Canada by month, plus a separate section for festivals around the world.

“Bluegrass festival” is a broad category, encompassing old time fiddlers’ conventions, family weekends, street fairs, mega-music festivals and everything in between.  We’ve provided links to the festival websites so you can check the lineups, schedules, admission fees, facilities, whether there’s camping, jamming etc. Our calendar only lists events when we can find a current secure website or Facebook page, so if you have information on an event that you don’t see on our calear, let us know so we can add it to the list or modify what’s there.  Check back often, as we add new shows when we find them.

We’re now offering a printable copy of the calendar, showing all the events for 2022.  Order one here.

As always, call before making travel plans.  We’re tracking all sources of information and will update event status on this site as often as we learn of changes.

So pack up your instruments, load the camper (don’t forget masks and hand sanitizer) and hit the road!

UPDATES  Check the calendar for details.

  • The Evans Media Source festivals have a new website.  Links on the calendar are up to date.
  • August – New listings:  Lewis County Bluegrass Festival in West Virginia, Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in North Carolina, Osborne Brothers Hometown Festival in Kentucky, Smoky Mountain Folk Festival in North Carolina, Colt Adams Memorial Festival in Kentucky
  • September – New listings:  Pickamania in New Mexico, Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival in Minnesota,  Washington County Bluegrass Festival in Minnesota,  Poppy Mountain Music Festival in Kentucky, Bloomfield Bluegrass, Country & Old Time Music Festival in Iowa.
  • October – New listings: Albino Skunk Music Festival in South Carolina, Cocke County Bluegrass Festival in Tennessee

If you’d like to volunteer some time to help us keep this calendar up to date, we’d love to hear from you. E-mail calendar@bluegrasscountry.org.  

JULY 2022

6/29-7/3 – Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival, Centre Hall, PA
6/30-7/2 – Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival, Conway, MO
6/30-7/3 – High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA
6/30-7/3 – Dream Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Albright, WV
1-2 – Savannah Bluegrass Festival, Savannah, TN
1-2 – Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree, Smithville, TN
1-3 – Great Blue Heron Music Festival, Sherman, NY
1-3 – Fossil Camp & Jam, Fossil, OR
7-9 – Norwalk Music Festival, Norwalk, OH
7-9 – 4848 Festival, Snowshoe, WV
7-10 – High Mountain Hay Fever, Westcliffe, CO
7-10 – Niles Family Fun Fair and Bluegrass Festival, Niles, MI
7-10 – Pickin’ on Picknic, St. Clair, MO
7-10 – Basin Bluegrass Festival, Brandon, VT
8-9 – Raccoon Creek Bluegrass Festival, Dallas, GA
8-9 – Elliott County Fiddlers Convention, Sandy Hook, KY
8-9 – Tazewell County Fiddlers Convention, Tazewell, VA
8-10 – Stratford Stride’s Annual Bluegrass Festival, Stratford, IA
8-10 – Lost River Bluegrass Festival, Merrill, OR
9 – Bluegrass on the Grass, Carlisle, PA
9 – Hammons Family Fiddle & Banjo Contests & World Class Jam, Marlinton, WV Facebook
9-10 – Frankfort Bluegrass Festival , Frankfort, IL
9-10 – Grass on the Black, Medford, WI  Facebook
14 – 15 – Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention, Sparta, NC
14-16 – Shriners Bluegrass Festival, Olive Hill, KY
14-16 – Wayside Bluegrass Festival, Stuart, VA
14-17 – Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Oak Hill, NY
15-16 – Poston Lake Bluegrass Festival & Jam, Stewart, OH Facebook
15-17 – Wasatch Mountain Music Festival, Wallsburg, UT
15-17 – Darrington Bluegrass Festival, Darrington, WA
16 – Deer Creek Fiddlers’ Convention, Westminster, MD
16 – Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival, Westminster, MD
16 – Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest, Sugar Grove, NC
21-23 – Big Grass Bluegrass Festival, Paragould, AR
21-23 – Danby Country & Bluegrass Festival, Danby, VT
21-24 – County Bluegrass Festival, Fort Fairfield, ME
21-24 – Northwest String Summit, North Plains, OR
21-24 – Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival, Stevenson, WA
22-23 – Ashe County Bluegrass & Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Jefferson, NC
22-23 – Bluegrass Along the Harpeth, Franklin, TN
22-23 – Oyster Ridge Music Festival, Kemmerer, WY
22-24 – Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival, Marquette, MI
22-24 – Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival, Hamilton, MT
22-30 – Marshall Bluegrass FestivalMarshall, MI
23-24 – Back to Bluegrass, McGrath, AK Facebook
23-24 – Bear Legacy Bluegrass Festival, Bel Air, MD
27-30 – The MACC Bluegrass Festival, Marengo, OH
27-31 – FloydFest, Floyd, VA
28-30 – 7 Mile Bluegrass Festival, Greenfield, OH
28-31 Ossipee Valley Music Festival, South Hiram, ME
28-31 – Milaca RecFest Bluegrass Festival, Milaca, MN
28-31 – Brantling Bluegrass Festival, Sodus, NY
28-31 – Midsummer Bluegrass Festival, Manitowish Waters, WI
29-31 – Backbone Bluegrass Festival, Strawberry Point, IA
29-31 – RockyGrass, Lyons, CO
29-31 – Bluegrass from the Forest Festival, Shelton, WA
31 – East Benton Fiddlers Convention, Benton, ME

CANADA

1-3 – Summerland Bluegrass Festival, Summerland, BC
1-3 – PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival, Dundas, PEI Facebook
7-10 – Renfrew Bluegrass Festival, Renfrew, ON
15-17 – Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival, Sundre, AB
16 – Chemainus Bluegrass Extravaganza, Chemainus, BC
29-31 – Blueberry Bluegrass FestivalStony Plain, AB
29-31 – Coombs Bluegrass Festival, Coombs, BC

AUGUST 2022

2-6 – Milan Bluegrass Festival, Milan, MI
2-6 – Pickin’ in Parsons, Parsons, WV
3-6 – Osborne Brothers Hometown Festival, Hyden, KY  Facebook
3-7 – Colt Adams Memorial Festival, Flemingsburg, KY
3-7 – Appalachian String Band Music Festival, Clifftop, WV
4-6 – Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, Asheville, NC
4-6 – PreddyFest Bluegrass Festival, Franklinton, NC
4-7 – Hinterland Music Festival, St. Charles, IA
4-7 – Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association Festival, Wind Gap, PA
5-6 – Dillard Bluegrass & Barbecue Festival, Dillard, GA
5-6 – Bluegrass at the Lake, Marion, KS Facebook
5-6 – Fries Fiddlers Convention, Fries, VA
5-6 – Sugar Maple Music Festival, Madison, WI
5-7 – Snowygrass Music Festival, Estes Park, CO
5-7 – Lake Itasca Family Music Festival, Lake Itasca, MN
5-7 – Winlock Pickersfest, Winlock, WA
6-7 – Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival, Keystone, CO
8-13 – Old Fiddlers’ Convention, Galax, VA
11-13 – Lovegrass Music Festival, Wilson Lake, KS
11-14 – Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, Tres Pinos, CA
11-14 – Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival, Goshen CT
11-14 – Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival, Richmond, MN
12-13 – McDowell County Roundup, Marion, NC
12-14 – Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Lyons, CO
12-14 – Osceola Music Festival, Osceola, IN Facebook
12-14 – Wattsburg Bluegrass Music Festival, Wattsburg, PA  Facebook
12-14 – Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival, Medical Lake, WA
12-14 – Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival, Toledo, WA
13 – Blissfield Bluegrass on the River, Blissfield, MI
18-20 – North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival, Marion, NC
18-20 – Larryfest, LaFarge, WI
18-21 – Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival, Russiaville, IN
18-21 – Southeast Minnesota SEMBA August Bluegrass Festival, Houston, MN
18-21 – Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, Gettysburg, PA
19-20 – Lewis County Bluegrass FestivalCrawford, WV
19-20 – Wyoming State BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival, Worland, WY,
19-21 – Summergrass San Diego, Vista, CA
19-21 – Hoxeyville Music Festival, Wellston, MI
19-21 – Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival, Reno, NV
19-21 – Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots, Manchester, VT
20 – Hot August Music Festival, Cockeysville. MD
20 – Long Island Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, Copiague, NY
20 – Gandy Dancer Bluegrass Festival, Mazomanie, WI
20-21 – Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival, Somerset, PA
22-27 – Mansfield JamFest, Mansfield, OH
24-28 – Lakes Bluegrass Festival, Pine River, MN
25-27 – Crowe Fest, Clay City, KY
25-27 – Brown County Bluegrass Festival, Georgetown, OH
25-27 – Bluegrass in the Pines, Rosholt, WI
25-28 – Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival – August, Litchfield, ME
25-28 – Pickin’ in the Pasture, Lodi, NY
25-28 – Crook Farm Old-Time Music Festival, Bradford, PA
25-28 – Rainier Bluegrass Festival, Rainier, WA
26-27 – Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, Lake Junaluska, NC
26-27 – Ocean Lakes Bluegrass Weekend, Myrtle Beach, SC (Ocean Lakes patrons only)
26-27 Fly In Festival, Huntington, WV
26-28 – Bannock County Bluegrass Festival, Pocatello, ID
26-28 – Santa Fe TradFest, Santa Fe, NM
26-28 – Oak Grove Folk Music Festival, Staunton, VA
27 – Evanston Bluegrass Festival, Evanston, WY
31-9/4 – SamJam Bluegrass Festival, Piketon, OH

CANADA

11-14 – Clare Bluegrass Association Festival, Meteghan, NS
14-26 – NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Workshops and Festival, Sorrento, BC
15-21 – Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Time Music Camp and Festival, Ness Creek, SK
26-28 – Rogersville Bluegrass Festival, Rogersville, NB

SEPTEMBER 2022

8/31-9/4 – SamJam Bluegrass Festival, Piketon, OH
1-3 – Summertown Bluegrass Reunion, Summertown, TN
1-4 – Armuchee Labor Day Bluegrass Festival, Armuchee, GA Facebook
1-4 – Labor Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival, Kendallville, IN
1-4 – Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, Brunswick, ME
1-4 – Salmon Lake Bluegrass Festival, Grapeland, TX
2-4 – Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival, Quincy, CA
2-4 – Four Corners Folk Festival, Pagosa Springs, CO
2-4 – Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, Woodstown, NJ
2-4 – Camp Springs Labor Day Bluegrass Festival, Elon, NC
2-4 – Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention, Lenoir, NC
2-4 – Earl Scruggs Music Festival, Mill Spring NC
2-4 Pickin at the Post Bluegrass Festival, Luray, VA
2-4 – North Cascades Bluegrass Festival, Bellingham, WA
3-4 – Metamora Music Festival, Metamora, IN
3-4 – Grand Master Fiddle Championship, Nashville, TN
3-4 – Appaloosa Roots Music Festival, Front Royal, VA
5 – Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival, Minneapolis, MN
8-10 – Treasure Lake Bluegrass Music Festival, Branson, MO
8-10 – Cherokee Fall Music Fest, Cherokee, NC
8-11 – Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration, Rosine, KY
9–10 – Appalachian Strings & Things, Prestonsburg, KY
9-10 – Mountain Song Festival, Brevard, NC
9-10 – Bluegrass & Chili Festival, Wagoner, OK
9-10 – Rockbridge Mountain Music & Dance Festival, Buena Vista, VA
9-11 – Pickamania, Kingston, NM
9-11 – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Bristol, TN/VA
9-11 – Cameron Bluegrass Festival, Cameron, WI
10 – Barks and Bluegrass, Nicholasville, KY Facebook
10 – Washington County Bluegrass Festival, Lake Elmo, MN
10 – Moorefields Bluegrass Festival, Hillsborough, NC
10 – Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival, Mocksville, NC
10-12 – Twin Oaks Fall Bluegrass Festival, Hoboken, GA
11 – Highlands Bluegrass Festival & Crafts Fair, Sloatsburg, NY
11-18 – Bloomfield Bluegrass, Country & Old Time Music Festival, Bloomfield, IA
12-18 – George, WA Bluegrass Festival, George, WA
13-17 – Poppy Mountain Music Festival, Morehead, KY
13-18 – AmericanaFest, Nashville, TN
14-18 – Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS
15-17 – Dailey & Vincent’s American Made Music Fest, Hiawassee, GA
15-17 – Cumberland River Bluegrass Festival, Burkesville, KY  Facebook
15-17 – Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival, Whitley City, KY
15-17 – Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival, Conway, MO
15-17 – Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention, Pittsboro, NC
15-17 – Mohican Bluegrass Festival, Glenmont, OH
15-17 – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival, Kodak, TN
15-17 – Watermelon Pickers’ Fest, Berryville, VA
16-17 – Miles City Bluegrass Festival, Miles City, MT
16-18 – Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival, Felton, CA
16-18 – Pickin’ in the Pines, Flagstaff, AZ
16-18 – Ohiolina Music Festival, Granville, OH
18 – Berks Fiddle Fest, Lehigh Valley, PA
21-14 – Uncle Pen Festival, Bean Blossom, IN
21-24 – Vine Grove Bluegrass Music Festival, Vine Grove, KY
21-24 – Upperco Music Festival, Upperco, MD
22-24 – HOBA Fall Bluegrass Festival, West Plains, MO
22-24 – Van Wert County Bluegrass Festival, Van Wert, OH
22-24 – Xtreme Bluegrass Music Festival, Eufaula, OK
22-24 –Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival, Buena Vista, VA
22-25 – Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, Berkeley, CA
22-25 – Boats & Bluegrass, Winona, MN
23-24 – Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival, Carl Junction, MO
23-24 – Carolina in the Fall Music & Food Festival, Wilkesboro, NC
23-24 – Townsend Heritage Festival, Townsend, TN
23-25 – Payson Old Time Fiddle & Acoustic Celebration, Payson, AZ
23-25 – Berlin Fiddlers Convention, Berlin, MD
23-25 – FreshGrass, North Adams, MA
23-25 – Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree,  Tygh Valley, OR
23-25 – Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival, Kearneysville, WV
24-25 – Festus Traditional Music Festival, Festus, MO
27-10/1 –IBMA World of Bluegrass, Raleigh NC
27-10/1 – American Mule and Bluegrass Festival, Shelbyville, TN
29-10/2 – Hillberry Harvest Moon Festival, Eureka Springs, AR
30-10/1 – Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival, Oriental, NC
30-10/1 – 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival, Chattanooga, TN
30–10/2 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, San Francisco, CA
30-10/2 – First City Music Festival, Vincennes, IN
30–10/2 –  Sisters Folk Festival, Sisters, OR

OCTOBER 2022

9/27-10/1 –IBMA World of Bluegrass, Raleigh NC
9/27-10/1 – American Mule and Bluegrass Festival, Shelbyville, TN
9/29-10/2 – Hillberry Harvest Moon Festival, Eureka Springs, AR
9/30-10/1 – Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival, Oriental, NC
9/30-10/1 – 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival, Chattanooga, TN
9/30-10/2 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, San Francisco, CA
9/30-10/2 – First City Music Festival, Vincennes, IN
9/30–10/2 –  Sisters Folk Festival, Sisters, OR

1 – Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass, Spruce Pine, NC
1 – Mountain Magic in Fall Bluegrass, Antiques & Crafts Festival, Buchanan, VA
1 – Bluegrass in the Gap Americana Festival, Hillsboro, VA
1 – BirdFest & Bluegrass Festival, Ridgefield, WA
6-8 – Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Athens, AL
6-8 – Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK
6-8 – Albino Skunk Music Festival, Greer, SC
6-8 – Blue Highway Fest, Big Stone Gap, VA
7-8 – Daily & Vincent’s American Made Music Fest – Tennessee, Gainesboro, TN
7-8 Uncle Dave Macon Days, Murfreesboro, TN
7-8 – Big Bend Bluegrass Festival, Alpine, TX
7-9 – Huck Finn Jubilee, San Dimas, CA
7-9 – The Ramble Festival, Darlington, MD
8 – Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival, Mars Hill, NC
8 – Granite Quarry Fiddlers Convention, Salisbury, NC  Facebook
8 – Lester Flatt Celebration, Sparta, TN
8-9 – Cave Fest, Pelham, TN
14-15 – Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival, Farmers Branch, TX
15 – Bluegrass in Brevard – Stompin’ in the Swamp, Cocoa, FL
20-22 – Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival,  Manteo, NC
22 – Stapleton Bluegrass Festival, Stapleton, AL
22 – Cocke County Bluegrass Festival, Newport, TN
22 – Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, Ferrum, VA
27-30 – Sultana Downrigging Tall Ship and Bluegrass Festival, Chestertown, MD
29 – Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Maggie Valley, NC

NOVEMBER 2022

3-6 – South State 48 Bluegrass by the Sea, Carlsbad, CA
4-5 – Bluegrass Sampler Racine, WI  Facebook
10-12 – Mountain View Bluegrass Festival, Mountain View, AR
10-12 – Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival, Palatka, FL
10-12 – Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival, Wilmington, OH
10-13 – Headin’ Home Fest, Lyons, GA
11-12 – Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam, Plymouth, MN
11-12 – Dailey & Vincent’s American Made Music Fest – West Virginia, Wheeling, WV
11-13 – Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival, Wickenburg, AZ
17-19 – Withlacoochee Bluegrass Festival , Dunnellon, FL
17-19 – Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies Music Festival, Gatlinburg, TN
19 – Olde Dominion Bluegrass Festival, Chatham, VA
24-26 – Sertoma Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival, Brooksville, FL

The following festival is canceled for 2022:
Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill, Brookneal, VA

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

Feb 11-13 –Kiwigrass, Hamilton, NZ
Feb 11-14 – Yarra Junction Fiddlers Convention, Yarra Junction, Victoria
Feb 25-27 – The Great Alpine Pick, Beechworth, Victoria
Aug 19-21 – Kelly Country Pick, Beechworth, Victoria
Oct  21-23-  Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Dorrigo, NSW
Oct 21-23Fleurieu Folk Festival, Willunga, SA
Nov 4-6 – Imbil Acoustic Music Festival, Imbil, QLD
Nov 18-20- Mountaingrass Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival, Beechworth, Victoria

CZECH REPUBLIC
Jun 17-18Banjo Jamboree, Cáslav
Sep 17 – Babí léto festival, Kyselka

ENGLAND
Apr 29 – May 2 Crossover Bluegrass and Old-time Music Festival, Newport, Shropshire
Jul 21 – Battlefield Bluegrass Festival, Naseby, Northamptonshire
Sep 9-11 – Sweet Sunny South American Oldtime Music Festival, Ashington, West Sussex

FOAOTMAD Old Time Music and Dance Festival, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire is canceled for 2022

FRANCE
Aug 3-7 – Bluegrass in La Roche, La Roche-sur-Foron

GERMANY

May 13-14 – Bühler Bluegrass Festival, Bühl, Baden
Jun 4-5GrevenGrass Bluegrass Festival, Greven, North Rhine-Westphalia

IRELAND
Jun 10-12 – Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Westport, County Mayo Facebook
Jul 15-17 – Ardara Bluegrass Festival, Ardara, County Donegal

NETHERLANDS
May 26-28 – European World of Bluegrass,  Voorthuizen
Jun 24-26 – Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Rotterdam

NORTHERN IRELAND
May 27-29 – Bluegrass Omagh, Omagh

PORTUGAL
Sep 9-11 – Trafaria Bluegrass Festival, Trafaria

SCOTLAND
May 13-15 – SpringGrass Bluegrass Festival, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire
Jun 3-5 – Arisaig Americana Music Festival, Arisaig
Sep 23-25 – Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival, Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway
Nov 18-20 Scots Fiddle Festival, Edinburgh

SPAIN
Mar 4-5 – Barcelona Bluegrass Camp, Barcelona Facebook

SWEDEN
Jul 1-2 – Torsåker Bluegrass Festival, Torsåker

SWITZERLAND
Jun 17-19 Green Valley Festival of Bluegrass Music, Westerndorf
Aug 20 – Dorneck Bluegrass Festival, Gempen, Solothurn

Bluegrass Festival Grunderinseli Thun, Münsingen  canceled for 2022