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Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival  

August 11 - 14, 2022 • El Rancho Mañana, Richmond, MN | ​Nominated IBMA Event of the Year FIVE Times!

On the Main Stage this year!

  • Sam Bush
  • Sideline
  • Special Consensus
  • Caleb Daugherty Band
  • Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
  • Jim & Lynna Woolsey
  • Bernie King and Guilty Pleasures
  • And more to come..

Campground and Activities

Address and Directions

Address: 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. As you approach the festival grounds, follow the signs to the festival! 

Our festivals are held 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 the outdoor music scene.   

El Rancho Mañana is Minnesota's largest campground and riding stable.

The campground itself covers approximately 208 acres. 25 miles of hiking and riding trails meander through over 1200 acres of beautiful rural Minnesota landscape.

El Rancho Mañana has been owned and operated by the Ward family since 1963.

Hotel Accommodations 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites St Cloud

4322 Clearwater Road, St Cloud Minnesota

 There is a room block for the MN Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival

Please call (320) 240-800 or Book Here Online!

El Rancho Mañana has activities for the whole family.


  • hiking, 
  • mountain bike riding, 
  • a sandy swimming beach area,
  • horseback riding, 
  • outdoor game area and more on the campgrounds as well as fire pits for s'mores! 

The large lake is perfect for boating, fishing and kayaking and the ranch office offers groceries and a game room.

Events in St Cloud / Richmond

Tuesday August 3rd - August 8th

Benton County Fair

Benton County Fair Grounds

1410 3rd Ave A, Sauk Rapids

Wednesday August 4th

Summertime By George, Like music @ Lake George Park

1101 7th St S, St Cloud

Saturday, August 7th @8am

St Cloud Farmers Market

Lady Slipper Parking Lot, 198 7th Ave S, St Cloud

Saturday, August 7th @9am

St Cloud Waite Park Harvest Market

Backwards Bread Co. 3360 Southway Drive, St Cloud

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


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