Our 25th annual East Troy Bluegrass Festival on East Troy’s historic village square
Official 2018 East Troy Bluegrass Festival Program

Saturday & Sunday

September 8th—9th 2018

10am—6:30pm each day

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 6:30pm each day.

Photo credits: Mike Morbeck, Eric Kramer

Event Poster
$10 weekend wristbands
Ages 15 & under are free

Marketplace Vendor Application (PDF)

Festival at a Glance


10am Open Stage (bands, duos, trios)
11:30am Fiddle Contest
1pm Front Porch Boys
2pm Dillweeds
3pm Band Scramble
4pm Basement Bluegrass
5pm Carson Peters


10am Gospel Service featuring The Templetons
11:30am Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar Contests
1pm KR Bluegrass
2pm Unrelated Brothers
3pm Windy City Bluegrass Band
4pm Anderson Burie
5pm Volume Five
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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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