Monday Aug 7, 2023

It's Podunk week in Goshen, CT.  We're busy transforming the Goshen Fairgrounds into a four day bluegrass paradise.  In fact, the only four day bluegrass festival in Connecticut this year.

We have a tremendous music line up, awesome food and merchandise vendors, and lots to do for the kiddies.  Did we mention camping and pickin' with your friends?

C'mon down and help us celebrate the best of bluegrass in CT.  Bring a friend, bring your kids, bring your instruments, but sadly, you must leave your dogs at home.

Full festival tickets with or without camping, as well as day tickets are available here or at the gate.

Gates open Wed Aug 9 at 1pm for our campers.
Music starts at 1pm Thu Aug 11.

3 stages - family friendly - food & merch vendors

Join us for Connecticut's premier bluegrass event.



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Gates open Wednesday, August 10 at 1:00 for weekend ticket holders!



Featuring  14 Time Grammy Winner Dan Tyminski


Featuring  14 Time Grammy Winner Jerry Douglas

Sister Sadie (Sat) Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers (Fri) 

The Kody Norris Show  (Sat)    

Junior Sisk (Fri)  Seth Mulder & Midnight Run (Sat)  The Alex Leach Band (Fri)

Stillhouse Junkies (Sat) Williamson Branch (Sat, Sun)

The Bad Oats     (Sat)

Colebrook Road (Thurs)  Redwood Hill (Sun)  Four Bridges (Thurs)

Eugene Tyler Band (Fr)


Tickets On Sale NOW! 

Multiple Stages • Workshops • Kid’s Academy • On Site Camping • Hookups • Kids Activities • Band & Song Writing Competitions• Food and Craft Vendors

Each summer outstanding local, regional and national bluegrass acts converge on the Podunk Stages and deliver an awesome festival experience.  Our Main Stage festivities kick off on Thursday with our annual Band Competition sponsored by Telefunken.

Our Housatonic Stage features Bluegrass and Bluegrass friendly acts from around Connecticut and the region playing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Thursday evening the Housatonic Stage will host an Open Mic  & Jam for anyone interested.

Gates will open at 1 pm on Wednesday for early bird campers. Camp on site or come for the day or night using our close, ample parking.

There will be plenty to do for the whole family.  Learn about our CampingFamily Fun Activities, and Vendors.  Check out what else there is to do in the area on the CT Tourism site.

Podunk is proudly presented by the members of the Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival Inc. Board of Directors and is held annually on the second full weekend of August in Goshen, CT.

2010 IBMA Event of the Year

 TELEFUNKEN’s Live From The Lab YouTube channel hosts four sets from the 2021 Podunk Bluegrass Festival.

The 2021 Main Stage festival kicked off with the annual Band Competition sponsored by TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik. The winner was awarded the new TF11 large diaphragm condenser microphone – a product the company has beta tested and developed over the past few years with the assistance of the Podunk Bluegrass Festival and their band competition artists.

The festival sound was handled by the fantastic team at Rosewood Sound from Syracuse, NY

 Click Here to Watch the Competition

Bird’s Eye View of our festival in Goshen

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COVID-19: Podunk will follow CDC and state guidelines at the time of the festival.

CT COVID Info Here


Thank you to our Generous Sponsors

Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All contributions, less benefits of a certain value, are fully tax-deductible in accordance with the law (Tax ID #06-1457866).

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