• 2010 International Bluegrass Music Association “Event of the Year”.
  • 2010 National Recreation and Parks Dorothy Mullins Arts and Humanities Class IV Winner.

The Festival is presented by and produced by the 501(c)3 non-profit
Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival, Inc. and is dedicated to:

  • Presenting a family-friendly atmosphere
  • Fostering a cultural gathering with regional pride
  • Promoting an economic increase through tourism

Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival will give attendees the opportunity to:

  • Appreciate America’s original Bluegrass music in a comfortable setting
  • Participate in educational and fun-filled activities
  • Enjoy Local, Regional and National entertainment
  • Attend seminars and workshops

Festival Site 

Goshen Fairgrounds – Route 63, 116 Old Middle St, Goshen, CT 06756

Approximate Music Times:

Thursday – 12:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Friday – 11:00 am to 10:30 pm
Saturday – 11:00 am to 10:30 pm
Sunday – 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

*See Schedule for exact times

Check-in Gate Times

Camping Gate Times:
Wed: 1 pm to 10 pm
Thu-Sat: 8 am to 10 pm

Day Ticket Gate Times:
Thu: 11 am to 10 pm
Fri-Sat: 9 am to 10 pm
Sun: 9 am to 1 pm

Special Wednesday gate hours for campers only:
Only campers will be allowed to line up inside the gate in the Day Parking Area starting at 7 am on Wednesday. Campers will be allowed into the camping area at 1 pm Wednesday.
NO ONE will be allowed to line up on the road per order of the State Police.

PODUNK Highlights:

  • Children’s Activities – crafts – games and much more throughout the weekend
  • Free Kid’s Academy – (7 to 17 years of age) the academy learns 3 songs to play on the main stage on Sunday!
  • Workshops for instruments and harmony singing
  • Camping on-site – over 600 camping sites are available well within a short walk of the main stage
  • Trading Post-Podunk memorabilia plus an opportunity to buy raffle tickets for some great items
  • Food Vendors – within the main stage area – tantalizing and specialty food items available for breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Specialty Artisans – visit with and purchase an array of items.
  • Musical Craftsmen – will be demonstrating and promoting their products and instruments

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