Bloomin Bluegrass Festival

Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 4:30pm

Farmers Branch Historical Park
2540 Farmers Branch Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

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The Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival takes place inside the gorgeous Farmers Branch Historical Park

Entertainment:

ARTS & CRAFTS MARKETPLACE

Browse around one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local vendors during Bloomin' Bluegrass. The marketplace will feature artisans exhibiting all types of items, including specialty goods, original art, jewelry, and much more! Come find something that fits your style and taste!

Arts & Crafts vendors will be on site both Friday and Saturday. Be sure to visit their booths while listening to the Bluegrass performances!

JAMMING

The Farmers Branch Historical Park has several shady areas and great old buildings that are perfect for jamming. These include a log cabin (complete with porch and rocking chairs), a gazebo, and the General Store among other structures!

If you want to take a break from the great music on stage, join your old (and new) friends in a jam circle! It's also great just to be able to sit back and listen to all the talented visitors.

CONCESSIONS

Bloomin' Bluegrass will have a variety of concessionaires on site to purchase from. No outside food, beverages, or coolers may be brought into the park.

Please show your support for the Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival by patronizing the food and beverage concessionaires set up in the park!

If you're interested in being a concessionaire for future events, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page!

CELEBRATION OF ROSES

Farmers Branch will celebrate roses in the gardens with an exceptional slate of speakers in the council chambers. For a hands-on experience, there will also be an opportunity to participate in a craft session!

A full list of activities:

Tour the Gardens: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Hop on and off a shuttle to enjoy and explore the different gardens.

Pickin' in the Garden: 9:30 - 10:30 am at the Main Rose Garden
Enjoy some live music by the Purple Hulls in the garden while picking roses for arranging during the hands-on workshop at the Pavilion. Supplies provided.

Hands-on Flower Arranging: 10:30 - 11:30 am at Gussie Pavilion
Brookhaven Garden Club will help you create a Pint-Sized Bouquet* that you can display in the Rose Show and take home at the end of the event.

Art Trading Cards: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at Gussie Pavilion
Stop by and create a trading card or two with the Lewisville Visual Art League.

Lunch & Bluegrass: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Gussie Pavilion
Enjoy a complimentary grilled hot dog lunch with some toe-tapping music by Tom and Loyd the Original Shady Grove Ramblers.

The Dallas Rose Society Show: 12:30 - 4:00 pm at City Hall
Smell the roses, admire the blooms and floral designs. Rosarians will be there to answer questions.

BLUEGRASS HERITAGE

Musical entertainment for the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cook-Off is managed by the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to preserve the heritage of bluegrass music in America and to promote bluegrass music in Texas.

In addition to presenting live musical performances, workshops, and outreach, the Foundation operates the Play It Forward! Instrument Lending Program.  The program helps foster musical skills in deserving young people by providing free loans of bluegrass musical instruments such as mandolins, fiddles, banjos, and guitars.  If you know a young person who wants to learn and needs an instrument, or if you would like to donate cash or an instrument, please contact the Foundation today!

Tickets:

Adults (13+): $12.50/day in advance (we sell two tickets, one for each day - Friday and Saturday). Advance tickets are available online only.
Weekend pass: $20 (Available online only), Weekend pass available to purchase through Friday, October 16, until 3:30 pm.
Adults (13+): $15 at the gate
Kids 12 and under are free with paid adult.


 

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