Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival  

August 9-12, 2018 • El Rancho Mañana, Richmond, MN | ​Nominated IBMA Event of the Year FIVE Times!

Festival Activities

2018 Ranch House Live “Open Mic”

Performer Signup For Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings, 7 pm - Midnight

Ranch House Live is an informal open mic.  This is a chance for you and your friends to put together a few tunes to perform on the Ranch House Live stage.  The idea is to strut your bluegrass, old time, or related stuff in a casual and laid back environment.  The emphasis is on friends, fun, and good music, not perfection. The sets will be 25 minutes, allowing for a 5-minute emcee and setup time between sets.  Please note - the final slot of the evening is not limited to 25 minutes. 

Download 2018 Festival Schedule (PDF)

Festival Food

Food trucks will be onsite during the festival for your picnic needs. Below is a vendor-supplied description of the food available at the festival. Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival is not responsible for the vendor offerings. Attendees should contact each vendor for specific food questions. 

The Wandering Mug is a coffee shop food truck from the Twin Cities.

Stop over to enjoy fresh hot coffee and espresso featuring Minneapolis based Peace Coffee Roasters. Also serving specialty lattes, hot chocolate, cold brew coffee, iced tea, chai lattes, and more!

New this year, try the Avocado Toast for something light and healthy in the mornings or anytime. They have everything you need to stay cool, caffeinated, or comforted out here on this beautiful ranch.

Find fresh fruit drinks at the Orange Treet stand. We have Fresh squeezed lemonade and you can add puréed fruit to your lemonade if you like to mix it up. Orange and Strawberry Treets start with fresh squeezed orange juice or strawberries and then add a few more ingredients to a blender and whip it up for a fruit drink that is creamy, cold and refreshing!!

The Roccori Marching band brings us the ADA malt wagon. Go grab a malt and support the marching band!!

Hoffman concessions sells fresh made mini donuts which you can dip into optional glazings. They have Shaved ice with lots of fun flavors and fresh cut fries that rival any you have ever had.

Visit the Corndog stand for hand dipped corn dogs. They also have old fashioned skin on foot long hot dogs with optional fried onions and hand battered deep fried cheese curds. Also new this year they will be offering scratch made waffles for breakfast. Have it with syrup, strawberries and whipped cream or try them the “Robey way” with sour cream and brown sugar. 

Doc E’s sells on site smoked BBQ like Brisket and pulled pork. We offer many deliscious sides. Come see our menu and get ready to lick your fingers!

Cambo Flare has Asian infused items that will keep you coming back for more. Chicken and steak skewers, some of the best cream cheese wontons you will ever have!! Hand battered chicken wings and Asian tacos round out this delicious menu.

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


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