Updated October 1, 2021
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We’re still seeing cancellations and many festivals are requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test.  Be sure to check the festival website before you go! 

We want to make this the most complete bluegrass, roots and old-time festival listing on the web, so if you have information on an event, 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.

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.  

Sponsors and organizers – We’re building our 2022 calendar now, so send us information on your event.

Updates:

Note:  some festival website links have changed.

October:  New listings:  Bluegrass Comeback to Southern Maryland virtual event on Facebook, Bluegrass in the Gap in Virginia, Charm City Bluegrass Fall Throwdown 2 in Maryland, Blue Ridge Folklife Festival in Virginia, Mother’s Bluegrass Revival in Ohio, Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival in Texas, Mountain Magic in Fall Bluegrass, Antiques & Crafts Festival in Virginia,  BirdFest & Bluegrass Festival in Washington, 3 Sisters Festival in Tennessee, Death Ridge Bluegrass Festival in Virginia, Holiday Hills Bluegrass Festival in Florida, Stapleton Bluegrass Festival in Alabama.  Cancellations:  Richmond Bluegrass Jam in Virginia, Bluegrassfestival Freiolsheim in Germany.  Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival in Australia. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco will be all virtual.  The Fleurieu Folk Festival in Australia is canceled, but there’s a Fleurieu Folk Day Oct 16.

November:  New listings:  Bluegrass Sampler in Wisconsin, Forever Bluegrass Fall Festival in Georgia, Wirrina Bluegrass & Acoustic Roots Festival in Australia.  Cancelation:  Mountaingrass Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival in Australia.

December:  New dates & location:  Christmas in the Smokies Music Festival in Tennessee.

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.   If an event is listed as CANCELED, it will not be held this year.  If it’s listed as POSTPONED, the sponsors are hoping to reschedule.

“Bluegrass festival” is a broad category, encompassing everything from old time fiddlers’ conventions to jamgrass gatherings.  We’ve provided links to the festival websites so you can check the lineups, schedules, admission fees, facilities, whether there’s camping, jamming etc.  We don’t list festivals for which we can’t find a valid link.

So pack up your instruments, load the camper (don’t forget masks and hand sanitizer) and hit the road!  And check back often for updates to our festival calendar.

OCTOBER 2021

9/28-10/2 – IBMA World of Bluegrass, Raleigh NC
9/30-10/2 – Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Athens, AL
9/30-10/2 – Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK

1-2 – FreshGrass Music Festival, Bentonville, AR
1-2 – 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival, Chattanooga, TN
1-2 – Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival Leander, TX
1-3 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, San Francisco, CA  ALL VIRTUAL
1-3 – First City Music Festival, Vincennes, IN
1-3 – Death Ridge Bluegrass Festival, Jeffersonton, VA
2 – Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass, Spruce Pine, NC
2 – Mountain Magic in Fall Bluegrass, Antiques & Crafts Festival, Buchanan, VA
2 – BirdFest & Bluegrass Festival, Ridgefield, WA
7-10 – Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, Pittsboro, NC
8-9 – Daily & Vincent Cumberland River Musicfest, Gainesboro, TN
8-10 – Hillberry Harvest Moon Festival, Eureka Springs, AR
8-10 – Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival, Oriental, NC
8-10 – Mother’s Bluegrass Revival, Springfield, OH
8-10 – Jenny Brook Mini-Fest, Tunbridge, VT
8-10 – Rooster Walk Reunion Music and Arts Festival, Martinsville, VA
9 – Lester Flatt Celebration, Sparta, TN
14-17 – Suwanee Roots Revival, Live Oak, FL
15-16 – Holiday Hills Bluegrass Festival, Laurel Hill, FL  Facebook
15-16 – Charm City Bluegrass Fall Throwdown 2, Dundalk, MD
15-16 – Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival, Farmers Branch, TX
16 – Bluegrass in the Gap, Hillsboro, VA
17 – Columbia Bluegrass Festival, Columbia, MD
21-23 – Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival,  Manteo, NC
21–24 – Old Settler’s Music Festival, Tilmon, TX
23 – Stapleton Bluegrass Festival, Stapleton, AL
23 – Bluegrass Comeback to Southern Maryland, virtual event on Facebook
23 – Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Maggie Valley, NC
23 – Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, Ferrum, VA
28-30 – Pickin’ n’ Grinnin’, Bellville, TX
29-30 – Graves Mountain Bluegrass Jam, Syria, VA
29-31 – Downrigging Tall Ship and Bluegrass Festival, Chestertown, MD
29-31 – Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam, Plymouth, MN

The following events are canceled for 2021.

Richmond Bluegrass Jam, Richmond, VA

The following festivals were scheduled in October 2020, but most were canceled.  Some have not announced dates for 2021; others are not listed because their websites are not secure or can’t be found.  We’ll update this list as we receive new information.  

All American Indoor Music Festival, Fishersville, VA  Facebook
Anderson Bluegrass Festival, Anderson, SC
Honey Creek Resort Bluegrass Festival, Moravia, IA
National Old Time Music Festival, Fremont, NE
Rebecca Rose Memorial Bluegrass Festival, Guyton, GA

NOVEMBER 2021 

4-6 – Forever Bluegrass Fall Festival, Chickamauga, GA
5-6 – Bluegrass Sampler Racine, WI  Facebook
5-7 – South State 48 Bluegrass by the Sea, Carlsbad, CA  Jamming Eveng
6 – Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill, Brookneal, VA
11-13 – Mountain View Bluegrass Festival, Mountain View, AR
11-13 – Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival, Palatka, FL
11-13 – Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival, Wilmington, OH
12-13 – Baltimore Old Time Music Festival, Baltimore, MD
12-14 – Four Corner States Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival, Wickenburg, AZ
14-21 – Withlacoochee Jam-Boree, Dunnellon, FL
20 – Olde Dominion Bluegrass Festival, Chatham, VA
25-27 – Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival, Brooksville, FL
25-27 – South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival, Myrtle Beach, SC

DECEMBER 2021

1-4 – Christmas in the Smokies, Sevierville, TN  new dates & location
2-5 – Balsam Range Art of Music Festival, Lake Junaluska, NC
4 – Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival, Dunedin, FL
30-1/1 –  New Year’s Bluegrass Festival, Jekyll Island, GA

Events listed as date unknown were held in past years, but many were canceled in 2020.  They have not announced dates for 2021.  We’ll update this list as we receive new information.  

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

Feb 5-7 –Kiwigrass, Hamilton, NZ
Feb 26-28- The Great Alpine Pick, Beechworth, Victoria
Aug 20-22 – Kelly Country Pick, Beechworth, Victoria
Oct 16 – Fleurieu Folk Day Willunga, SA  3-DAY FESTIVAL CANCELED
Nov 5-7 – Imbil Acoustic Music Festival, Imbil, QLD
Nov 26-28 – Wirrina Bluegrass & Acoustic Roots Festival, Wirrina Cove, SA

The following events are CANCELED for 2021:
Feb – Yarra Junction Fiddlers Convention, Yarra Junction, Victoria
Oct – Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Dorrigo, NSW
Nov – Mountaingrass Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival, Beechworth, Victoria

date unknown
Aug  – Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, Bangalow, NSW

BELGIUM

May 13-15 – Foxbarn Picking, Retie

 CZECH REPUBLIC

Jun 18-19Banjo Jamboree, Cáslav
Sep 18 – Babí léto festivalKyselka

ENGLAND

May 21-24FOAOTMAD Spring Camp, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Jul 4 & 10 – Streaming Across the Sealive streaming from the US and UK on YouTube and Facebook
Jul 22-26 – Battlefield Bluegrass Festival, Naseby, Northamptonshire
Aug 20-22 – Bromsgrove Bluegrass Bash Pickin’ Weekend, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Sep 10-12 – Sweet Sunny South American Oldtime Music Festival, Ashington, West Sussex

The following events are CANCELED for 2021:
Alsia Fest Old Time and Americana Campout, Penzance, Cornwall
East Anglian Bluegrass Festival, Steeple Morden, Hertfordshire
FOAOTMAD Old Time Music and Dance Festival, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

 date unknown
Apr – Rustic Folk Acoustic & Roots Music Festival, Bewdley, Worcestershire
Mar – Bristol Bluegrass and Americana Festival, Bristol
AprilRichmond Old-Time Music Gathering, Richmond, Surrey  Facebook
May – Wharf Bluegrass Weekend, Shrawley, Worcestershire
May Crossover Bluegrass and Old-time Music Festival, Newport, Shropshire
May – Orwell Bluegrass Festival, Ipswich, Suffolk
JulSouth Essex Bluegrass Festival, Bulphan, Essex
Jul – Beer and Bluegrass, Branksome, Dorset
Sep Didmarton Bluegrass Festival, Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire 

FRANCE

Jul 30–Aug 1 – La Roche Bluegrass Festival, La Roche-sur-Foron

The following events are CANCELED for 2021:
Jun  – Festival “Autour de Banjo”, Marguerittes

GERMANY

The following event is CANCELED for 2021:
Bühler Bluegrass Festival, Bühl, Baden
Bluegrassfestival Freiolsheim, Gaggenau-Freiolsheim

date unknown
May–JunGrevenGrass Bluegrass Festival, Greven, North Rhine-Westphalia

HUNGARY

date unknown
Aug International Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival, Abaliget

IRELAND

Jun 11-13 – Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Westport, County Mayo
Aug 26-29 – Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, Dunmore East, County Waterford

date unknown
Jul – Ardara Bluegrass Festival, Ardara, County Donegal

NETHERLANDS

Jun 25-27 – Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Rotterdam

NORTHERN IRELAND

date unknown
May – Bluegrass Omagh, Omagh

NORWAY
Jul 7-11 – Strenger i Gress Bluegrassfestival, Vikersund

SCOTLAND

Sep 24-26 – Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival, Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway
Nov 19-21 Scots Fiddle Festival, Edinburgh

The following events are CANCELED for 2021:
Jun 4-6 – Arisaig Americana Music Festival, Arisaig

SPAIN

date unknown
Jul – Nofugras FEST, Nofuentes Facebook
Nov – Al Ras Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival, Barcelona Facebook

SWEDEN

Jul 2-4 – Torsåker Bluegrass Festival, Torsåker
Aug 20-21 – Grenna Bluegrass Festival, Gränna

SWITZERLAND

Jun 18-20 Green Valley Festival of Bluegrass Music, Westendorf  JAM WEEKEND ONLY
Jul 3 – Bluegrass Festival Grunderinseli Thun, Münsingen
Aug 21 – Dorneck Bluegrass Festival, Gempen, Solothurn

date unknown
May – Bluegrass Festival Willisau, Willisau