The Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival(August) and the Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff (June) are held each year at El Rancho Mañana Campground & Riding Stables in Stearns County, about 20 minutes West of St Cloud. The naturally shaded concert seating area and a beautiful main stage facility, designed and built by MBOTMA with the assistance of dozens of volunteers in 2002, make the site one of the most beautiful in bluegrass.
Location & DirectionsAddress: 27302 Ranch Rd, Richmond, MN 56368
El Rancho Mañana is located about 90 miles northwest of Minneapolis. It is about 20 miles west of St Cloud. From either city follow I-94 west to exit #153 at Avon. Drive 9 miles south on County Road 9 and then turn left on Manana Road. The towns of Richmond and Cold Spring are just a few miles to the south. El Rancho Mañana is close to the geographic center of the state, easily accessible to folks from anywhere in Minnesota.