This past weekend, my family had the opportunity to enjoy one of the festivals unique to this area — Pickin’ on the Plains Bluegrass and Folk Festival. It’s a three-day event that features some very talented musical acts. Essentially, it’s all bluegrass all day for three days.
I’ve never been to a bluegrass festival before, so I’m not sure how this compares to others. But, we had fun listening to the different acts. Their talent was obvious, though I don’t know much about bluegrass as a genre.
There were a handful of vendors present, lots of fair food to choose from, outdoor chess games, music workshops and kids crafts, too. The music was, of course, the main feature. We stayed for several hours on Saturday and came back Sunday for the gospel sessions.
I’m not sure we would spend the money to buy a weekend pass — simply because we didn’t stay long enough to make it worthwhile. But $40 ($35 if you pay in advance) would be very cheap for a weekend’s entertainment if you enjoy bluegrass and want to sit in the shade of a big tent while listening to act after act of great performers.
The festival is held every summer, so make plans to stop by next year if you’re in the area and enjoy this kind of music!