The 2013 Small Bluegrass Festivals For Northern California

cloverdale-fiddle-festival-logoSmall Bluegrass Festivals are easy and convenient, very social and lower cost, and fill in your bluegrass life with musical fun between the big events on the calendar.

Here are the small Northern California-area bluegrass gatherings for the 2013 season. Enjoy!


Two Day Town, April 26-28, Lake Del Valle Regional Park, Ohlone Wilderness, Livermore.

Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, May 4, Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz.

Cloverdale Old Time Fiddle Festival, May 4-5, Citrus Fairgrounds, Cloverdale.

Ramona Bluegrass Festival & Old West Fest, May 4-5, Ramona Community Park, Ramona.

Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, May 9-12, various venues, Parkfield.

topanga-2013-posterSeabright Brewery 25th Anniversary (Earl White Band & more), May 18, Seabright Brewery, Santa Cruz.

Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival, May 19, Paramount Ranch, Angoura Hills.

Walter Dodd Memorial Campout, May 24-27, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos.

Pick And Gather Festival, June 1-2, Riverdance Farms, Livingston.

Redwood Mountain Faire, June 1-2, Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton.

Bolado Park will host May & August bluegrass festivals.

Bolado Park will host May & August bluegrass festivals.

San Francisco Free Folk Festival, June 8-9, Presidio Middle School, San Francisco.

La Honda Music & July Art Fair, June 15-16, La Honda Gardens, La Honda.

Susanville Bluegrass Festival, June 20-23, Lassen County Fairgrounds, Susanville.

Boulder Creek Bluegrass & Old Timey Festival, July 13,  various venues, Boulder Creek (NCBS-welcomed).

Susanville Bluegrass Festival

Susanville Bluegrass Festival

Americana Music Festival, July 19-21, various venues, Virginia City, NV.

Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival, July 20-21, Etna City Park, Etna.

Napa Porchfest, July 28, various front porches, Napa.

NCBS 20th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, August 8-11, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Bower's Mansion Bluegrass Festival

Bower's Mansion Bluegrass Festival

Summergrass San Diego,  August 16-18, Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista.

Bower’s Mansion Bluegrass Festival, August 16-18, Bower’s Mansion Regional Park & Deer Creek Park, Carson City, NV.

Mammoth Bluegrass Festival, August 30-September 1, The Village at Mammoth, Mammoth Lakes.

Bluegrassin’ In The Foothills, September 20-22, Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth.

King’s River Bluegrass Festival, September 27-29, The Grove, Sanger.

summergrass-logoEagal Lakes Bluegrass Festival, October 5, Eagal Lakes Resort, Tracy.

Brown Barn Bluegrass Reunion, Fall, Franklin Ranch, Gilroy (NCBS-welcomed).

Boulder Creek Bluegrass & Old Timey Festival, December 7,  various venues, Boulder Creek (NCBS-welcomed).

King's River Bluegrass Festival

King's River Bluegrass Festival

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