2014 Bluegrass Festival

Strawberry Park is now accepting reservations for our 2014 Bluegrass Festival May 29-June 1, 2014 (always the weekend after Memorial Day).

May 29 through June 1, 2014

Strawberry Park is pleased to announce an outstanding list of performers scheduled for our 2014 Bluegrass Festival, including the return of recent festival favorites such as Clair Lynch, Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line, Seirra Hull, and The Dry Branch Fire Squad as well as presenting others either making their debut at Strawberry Park…or joining us after being away for a spell, such as The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Cricket Tell The Weather, The Box Cars and the Grass Routes. A complete list of performers can be seen below, including additional artists for our Americana Stage. See our expanded Workshop Artists list below for our instrumental, vocal & songwriting workshops  Make your reservations today!! Advance ticket prices in effect through March 31, 2014 (see below).

Strawberry Park proudly presents our 37th Annual

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For 2014, there is plenty of free camping for those with weekend passes, as well as some sites with water, electric, cable (and septic, if needed). Our rental units, including cabins, Park Models and RV rentals, fill quickly, but there are numerous hotels and B&Bs in the area. Day tickets and weekend passes also available by calling 860-886-1944 (Ticket Leap on-line sales will commence April 1, 2014).

Festival tickets may be purchased through Strawberry Park at (860) 886-1944,   Advanced Purchase Ticket prices will end May 20 2014. After April 1st tickets may be purchased online through TicketLeap  (additional processing fee applies) by clicking on the “Buy Tickets” link below (until 5/2, after which “gate price” would apply). After May 2, tickets may only be purchased by calling Strawberry Park at 860-886-1944 or in cash at the gate for “weekend passes” or individual days (see pricing below).

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Please note that if you are reserving a campsite, a rental unit or camping in the roughs Select Sites, you MUST reserve directly through Strawberry Park. Ticket Leap may be used starting April 1 for purchasing day tickets or full weekend passes for those who do NOT need camping reservations or choose to camp free in our field across from our property.

Local Hotel Info:  While Strawberry Park offers over 50 on-site rental units, they do tend to fill quickly for the festival.  If you are not looking to “rough it” with the free camping that accompanies your festival pass, you may consider local B&Bs (such as nearby Roseledge or Hideaway, or for hotels, the nearest would be the new Hilton Garden Inn (also in Preston, just prior to Foxwoods, opening in March of 2013) or the AmericInn in Griswold (5 miles in the opposite direction).  Remember, for our guests traveling by air, we are about 45 minutes from TF Green in Providence RI and about an hour from Bradley (just north of Hartford).


The preliminary 2014 Schedule of Performers is posted here: view updated Bluegrass Festival schedule Call 860-886-1944 for reservations. 2014 Confirmed Performers for our 37th Annual Bluegrass Festival include…

  • Claire Lynch Friday and Sunday  Website ||Facebook
  • Sierra Hull  2 Shows Saturday  Website || Facebook
  • The Boxcars 2 Shows Saturday  Website ||Facebook
  • Monica Rizzio and Old Kings Highway (Friday) Website || Facebook
  • Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line 2 Shows Friday  Website ||Facebook
  • The Dry Branch Fire Squad 2 Shows Saturday & Sunday  Gospel Hour Website || Facebook
  • The Greencards  TBD  Friday Website ||Facebook
  • Tennessee Mafia Jug Band Friday Saturday  Website ||Facebook
  • The Stray Birds Saturday  Website || FacebookGail Wade & Turning Point Friday and Sunday  Website || Facebook
  • Cricket Tell The Weather  Friday Website ||Facebook
  • Grass Routes Bluegrass Band  Thursday Website ||Facebook
  • Our “American & Workshop Stage” schedule has been expanded, and these artists are already confirmed for 2014 (a few selected performers will present a set on the Bluegrass Main stage as well as on the Americana stage).


View photos from 2012 courtesy of Ted Lehmann’s Bluegrass Blog

Appearing at Strawberry Park May 29-June 1, 2014 (program & performers subject to change)…always the weekend AFTER Memorial Day Weekend):

*Day Visitors at the gate who wish to stay for the afternoon session ONLY on Friday or Saturday will be charged the full daily pass upon arrival and refunded $10 upon departure prior to the evening session (out by 6PM).

Day Visitors wishing to stay and pick beyond departure times are invited to do so for an overnight fee of $10. Full remaining session fees must be paid, new wristbands shall be given, and vehicle must be moved into CIR area. Refund of remaining festival fees (MINUS $10 overnight charge) shall be issued at Gate upon departure & the return of remaining session wristbands ONLY IF PRIOR to start of that session. Please take a moment to read our rules & regulations. Make sure all members of your camping party are aware of them, especially:  Wristbands must be worn at all times and displayed to any staff member upon request, and are non-transferable  No glass containers in public, including stage area  No keg beer, drugs or open display of alcohol  No dancing in stage area  No audio/video recording equipment  No motorcycles beyond front gate  Relaxed Quiet Hours for SITE CAMPING will be observed from 12AM until 8AM. After hours picking by any large groups will be limited to non-amplified acoustics at camping in the rough. Excessively loud or unruly behavior will not be tolerated at any time.  No walking (or carrying) of pets through the campground–No pets are permitted with any Rough Camping or with Day Visitors or rental trailers. Dogs are permitted with site camping and designated “Dog Friendly” RV Rentals.  All bikes and scooters must be kept off walkways, and must be back on site by dark. Any bikes out after dark will be locked up for the safety of our riders. Helmets required for riders under 18.  All children & teenagers must be back on their own site by 11PM.  All vehicles must be parked on site or in the visitor parking lot. There is no parking at the pools, office, restrooms, or along the side of the road. Park Speed Limit is 8MPH–SLOW DOWN!!

CAMPING IN THE ROUGH (CIR is free with your paid weekend pass)

**No pets–No groundfires–No Saving Spaces—No generators** (no picnic tables or hook-ups are provided with rough camping, but full use of all facilities, including free hot showers, is included) There is always room available for those camping in the rough. Those reserving in advance save over $20 off gate prices. We are once again offering 60 spaces in our ballfield “picker’s lot”, each of which is 750 sq ft. These spaces are $60 for the weekend (plus weekend passes), and will fill quickly. All other CIR is free with a paid weekend pass, and will be at various locations throughout the campground (including a “quiet rough” for those who don’t prefer the late-night picking).