2015 Bluegrass Festival

Strawberry Park is now accepting reservations for our 2015 Bluegrass Festival May 28-May 31, 2015 (always the weekend after Memorial Day).

May 28 through May 31, 2015

Strawberry Park proudly presents our 38th Annual

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The preliminary 2015 Schedule of Performers is below Please Call 860-886-1944 for reservations.

2015 Confirmed Performers for our 38th Annual Bluegrass Festival include…

  • The Gibson Brothers
  • The Steeldriver
  • The Kruger Brothers
  • Della Mae
  • Lonely Heartstring Band
  • Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing (One of IBMA’s Featured Artists)
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters

View photos from 2014 courtesy of Ted Lehmann’s Bluegrass Blog

We are providing more space for our Picking community this year, Click Here For The  Pickers & CIR Lot Map. again Space is Limited so reserve Early……

Festival Dates May 28-May 31st, 2015 (program & performers subject to change)…always the weekend AFTER Memorial Day Weekend): Call 860-886-1944 for reservations.

*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).

  

 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).

Click Here to Get Tickets

Please note that if you are reserving a campsite, a rental unit or Pickers Lot (Ball Field), 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) 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).

 

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  In The Field Across From The Entrance (CIR is free with your paid weekend pass)

**No pets–No ground fires–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 Free for the weekend with a paid Full Weekend Pass. These Sites will fill quickly so Reserve Early. 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).