2013 Bluegrass Festival

Strawberry Park is now accepting reservations for our 2013 Bluegrass Festival May 30-June 2, 2013 (always the weekend after Memorial Day).

May 30 through June 2, 2013

Strawberry Park is pleased to announce an outstanding list of performers scheduled for our 2013 Bluegrass Festival, including the return of recent festival favorites such as The Gibson Brothers, The Steeldrivers, The Kruger Brothers, The Greencards and 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 Seldom Scene, Sierra Hull, Grasstowne, The Hillbenders and Junior Sisk. 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, 2013 (see below).

Strawberry Park proudly presents our 36th Annual


Ron Thomason of Dry Branch performs at Strawberry Park Ron Thomason of Dry Branch

Carol Young of The Greencards performs at the Bluegrass Festival

The preliminary 2013 Schedule of Performers is posted here: view updated Bluegrass Festival schedule

Call 860-886-1944 for reservations.

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

Appearing at Strawberry Park May 30-June 2, 2013 (program & performers subject to change)…always the weekend AFTER Memorial Day Weekend):

2013 Confirmed Performers for our 36th Annual Bluegrass Festival include…

The Greencards at Strawberry park minus Carol The Greencards

Dry Branch Fire Squad Dry Branch Fire Squad

The Gibson Brothers perform at Strawberry Park's Bluegrass Festival The Gibson Brothers

…as well as instrumental, vocal & songwriting workshops featuring the performing artists. Professional sound will once again be provided by Cobra Sound of Berwick, PA.

*Festival tickets may be purchased through Strawberry Park at (860) 886-1944, with early bird ticket pricing until December 28, 2012, or advance ticket pricing from January 2, 2013 until March 31, 2013, or general admission pricing from April 1, 2013 until May 27, 2013. On-line tickets may be purchased on line through Ticket Leap starting April 1, 2013, until May 27 (tickets must be purchased directly through Strawberry Park before April 1 or after May 27).
Click Here to Get Tickets Please note that if you are reserving a campsite, a rental unit or camping in the rough, you MUST reserve directly through Strawberry Park. Ticket Leap may be used for purchasing day tickets or full weekend passes for those who do NOT need camping reservations.

Program & Performers Subject to Change

For more information of Bluegrass happenings in the state of Connecticut, visit The Connecticut Bluegrass Music Association.

Day Passes with Free Parking…Site Camping with hook-ups…RV Rentals… Camping in the Rough (general admission CIR is free with festival pass)…Music workshops…3 large pools…whirlpool spas…Our Award Winning Children’s Activity Program…all this and much more!!

A campsite with water, electric, cable, picnic table and fire ring is $168, or $192 w/e/c and sewer (Thursday morning through Sunday 6PM). Campsites fill quickly, so make your reservations early. Please note that campsites for this weekend are ONLY available for festival attendees, and all members of your camping party who are 13 and older must purchase a festival pass (1/2 price for teenagers 13-17 when accompanied by a parent). Each campsite reservation must be for at least 2 adults, with no additional charge for children under 13 accompanied by an adult. Early bird tickets are the same price as last year ($100/adult) when purchased by December 28, 2012. Advance purchase festival passes (January 2 until March 31) are $110 per person, while general admission purchase passes are $120 (April 1 until May 27), and Gate Prices are in place after May 27 ($130). Adult pass prices are for thsoe age 18 yrs & up for those reserving a site, a full weekend pass or for those who prefer to Camp in the Rough (CIR–No site charge, No ground fires, generators, or pets allowed, no hook-ups or picnic tables provided and no saving spaces. There is NOT a 2 ticket minimum for CIR). 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, and will be at various locations throughout the campground (including a “quiet rough” for those who don’t prefer the late-night picking). Prices after May 27 and at the gate are $130 for an adult weekend pass (1/2 price for teens 13-17)–reserve early and save. Individual Day Visitor passes for Thur, Fri, Sat or Sun may be purchased in advance, or at the gate. During this weekend, our quiet hours at the “picker’s lot” are relaxed to allow non-amplified bluegrass picking and singing during the night. Join the many campers who will be staying for both our Bluegrass Festival and our Cajun/Zydeco Blast from the Bayou on June 6-9.

Please read our cancellation policy carefully regarding any site or rental cancellation. NOTE: There is NO REFUND for any festival passes purchased.
Campsite fees are for entire extended weekend of Thurs noon until Sunday 6PM
(minimum of 2 paid adults per site or rental reservation–no minimum for Rough Camping or Picker’s Lot)

Site W/E/C Site W/E/C/S RV Rental Park Model Log Cabin Picker’s Lot (60 spaces at ballfield of 750 sq ft) Camping in the Rough
$168 $192 $440.29 (incl tax) $536.01
(incl tax)
$641.29 (incl tax) $60 plus passes Free with a paid weekend pass

NOTE: There is NO REFUND for any festival passes purchased.

Festival tickets may be purchased through Strawberry Park at (860) 886-1944, or may be purchased online through Ticket Leap starting April 1, 2013 (after May 27, gate rates apply and tickets may be purchased directly through Strawberry Park).
Click Here to Get Tickets
Please note that if you are reserving a campsite, a rental unit or camping in the rough, you MUST reserve directly through Strawberry Park. Ticket Leap may be used for purchasing day tickets or full weekend passes for those who do NOT need camping reservations.

Per Person Festival Fees for those 18 years of age and over (teenagers 13-17 are ½ price, while children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult):

Session Performance Times Come in anytime after… Depart anytime before… Early Bird Until Dec 28, 2012 Ticket Leap not yet open Advance Jan 2 until March 31, 2013 Ticket Leap not yet open General April 1 until May 27, 2013 Ticket Leap available (additional fee applies) Gate After May 27 & at gate—cash only at gate
Full Weekend Pass (Thursday-Sunday) Thurday evening through Sunday afternnon 9AM ThursdayIncludes “after hours” picking 6PM SundayIncludes “after hours” picking

$100

$110

$120

$130

Thursday, May 30, 2013 5PM-10PM 9AM 11PM

$15

$15

$15

$20

Friday, May 31, 2013 12PM-11PM 9AM 11:30PM

$40

$45

$45

$50

Friday Night (after5PM) 6PM-11PM 5PM 11:30PM

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$40

Saturday, June 1, 2013 12PM-11PM 9AM 11:30PM

$40

$45

$50

$60

Saturday Night (after 5PM) 6PM-11PM 5PM 11:30PM

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$50

Sunday, June 2, 2013 10AM-5PM 8:30AM 6PM

$20

$20

$25

$30

*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).