This year's Bluegrass Festival has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Under the continuing health guidance of state and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the East Troy Bluegrass Festival will not take place this September as previously scheduled. This is not the future that any of us hoped for, but our main focus remains the well-being of our fans, staff, artists, partners and everyone involved in the festival.

We do have something special to commemorate East Troy Bluegrass Weekend: East Troy Brewery will host the The Honeygoats on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. You are also invited to a socially distanced jam on the square with KR Bluegrass beginning at 2 p.m. (Bring your masks.) Thank you for your support & understanding!

2020 Bluegrass Festival canceled

Saturday & Sunday

September 12th—13th 2020

10am—5:30pm both days

The sounds of bluegrass music and the fans who love it will again fill East Troy's historic village square.

A full line-up of bluegrass bands and contests, plus lots of great food and East Troy Marketplace vendors, will take place from 10am to 5:30pm each day.

Photo credits: Mike Morbeck, Eric Kramer

$10 weekend wristbands
Ages 15 & under are free

Marketplace Vendor Application (PDF)

Festival at a Glance


10am Open Stage (bands, duos, trios)
11am Red Star Express
12pm The Honey Goats
1pm Gabe Dettinger & the Old North
2pm Band Scramble
3pm Genesse Ridge
4pm Williamson Branch


10am Gospel Service featuring The Templetons
11:30am Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo & Mandolin Contests
1pm Bubbly Creek
2pm Bluegrass Express
3pm Chicken Wire Empire
4pm Appalachian Road Show
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Weekend wristbands are sold to help defray the festival costs. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. No alcohol is allowed at this family event.

Visiting from out of town? We have Lodging and Campground options.

The rain location is:
East Troy Middle School, 3143 Graydon Ave.

Contest Information

Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar contests. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for each class. Sign up at headquarters tent until 15 min. before contest.

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