Why the McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival is One of the Best Local Events

One of McCloud’s best and most highly-anticipated annual events is back and bigger than ever! The McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival brings all of your favorite elements of traditional bluegrass music together with live music performances, plenty of food, local beer and wine, and much more. If you’re ready to jam out at this early fall festival, here is everything you need to know about this year’s schedule and how to get the most out of your experience.

With so many incredible things to see and do in Northern California, where do you even begin? You can start by requesting your free copy of our free Dunsmuir Vacation Guide! This handy vacation planning tool is filled with suggestions for our area’s top activities, attractions, dining, and annual events just like the McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival. It’s the only thing you’ll need to plan the ultimate getaway to Northern California.

What You Need to Know About the McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Each September, the McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival brings a plethora of music and food to Hoo Hoo Park! Whether you’re an avid fan of bluegrass music or looking for something fun to add to your itinerary, you’ll be sure to have a jamming good time. While local and regional bluegrass bands entertain festival attendees throughout the day, you’ll be able to browse through the collections of artisan crafts and vendors, indulge in delicious food, and sample local beer and wine. Here is a quick look at the schedule for the McCloud Bluegrass Festival 2018 (September 13th-16th).

Thursday, September 13th (Jam Night)

Jam Night hosted by Old Kennett String Band

Friday, September 14th  (Gates Open at 4 pm)

  • Nell & Jim Band and Crooked Jades

Saturday, September 15th (Gates Open 10 am and Workshops/Bands Start at 11 am)

  • Banjo Workshops
  • Guitar Workshop
  • Old Kennett String Band
  • Barwick & Siegfried
  • Bow Ties
  • Crooked Jades
  • Blue Summit
  • Dirty Cello

Sunday, September 16th (Gates Open 10 am and Bands Start at 11 am)

  • Banjo Workshops
  • Guitar Workshop
  • Old Kennett String Band
  • Barwick & Siegfried
  • Bow Ties
  • Blue Summit
  • Dirty Cello
  • The Runaway Truck Ramps

Get your tickets to the McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival now! You can purchase them online for $35 per person.

More Upcoming Events That You’ll Love

The McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival is just one of the many exciting events coming to Northern California. Read on to discover other upcoming festivals that you won’t want to skip during your next visit to Dunsmuir!

Mt. Shasta Blackberry Festival (Labor Day Weekend)

Each Labor Day weekend, Mount Shasta comes alive with activity and celebrations centered around music and the blackberry.  The Blackberry Festival brings the summer season to a close with live music performances, family games, blackberry pies and ice cream, and BBQ hamburgers.

Tinman Triathlon (September 2nd)

The Mount Shasta Tinman Triathlon is an icon in California and one of the state’s most popular races! Should you participate, you’ll have the opportunity to challenge your body and mind on an extensive course that includes a swim, bike, and run.

Escape to Northern California With Railroad Park Resort

After a full day of fun at the McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival, we invite you to return and rest your feet at the Railroad Park Resort! Since 1968, our unique resort has sent visitors back in time to the glory days of train travel by allowing them to stay and dine inside restored railroad cars. Our Caboose Lodging lets you live the life of a railroader without sacrificing the modern luxuries and conveniences you’d expect from a typical resort. We also provide RV and campground sites for visitors who wish to stay in touch with nature and enjoy California’s spectacular weather. It’s everything you need and more to make memories that will last a lifetime!

Book your stay at the Railroad Park Resort today! We can’t wait to welcome you to Dunsmuir soon.