August 8 - 11, 2024                                                 El Rancho Mañana, 27302 Ranch Rd, Richmond, MN 56368

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Festival FAQs

Hours of Admission

Admission hours are Thursday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 9pm, Sunday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Entry at other times will not be allowed.

Festival Rules can be found here.

Full Festival Schedule can be found here.

Festival program can be found here.


Where can I park?

Free day-parking is available on the grounds. Vehicles may not be left overnight in day-parking.

What if I need handicapped parking?

Handicapped parking with certified tag is available on the festival grounds close to the main stage. Please see our camping page for information about handicapped camping.

How do I get around the grounds?

Activities are within easy walking distance from each other in one central location. 


Accessibility Policies can be viewed HERE

Personal golf carts can be used on festival grounds by completing this form and returning it to the Minnesota Bluegrass office by July 25th.

What should I know about the Main Stage area?

  • Please bring your own lawn chair.
  • Pets are not allowed in the Main Stage Area

Is there food at the festival?

​​Yes! Food trucks are on site for the festival offering a wide variety of foods. Questions about who will be at the festival? Here's the list. 

No outside food or beverages (coolers, etc) are allowed in the concert area.

Do you have Vendors?

You'll find a wide variety of merchandise vendors at the festival near the Main Stage. If you're interested in applying for a vendor spot, click HERE.

Are pets allowed at the festival?

​Yes! Pets must be leashed or enclosed in campers or cages at all times. All debris from your pet must be picked up. We reserve the right to ask that any pet be removed from the premises if there are any problems or disturbances, such as barking. Pets are not allowed in the Main Stage Area.

Click Here for Camping Information

Click here to advertise in the festival program.

August Fest Tickets

Vendor Registration

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association
P.O. Box 16408, Minneapolis, MN 55416


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