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Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival


45 South Buckboard Lane
Marlborough, CT, 06447-1027
United States


The event has already taken a place at this date: 
Varies Each Day


All Ages Adults & kids together
Contact name: 
Roger Moss
Email address: 
Held at the Hebron Fairgrounds! Plenty to do; camping on the grounds, Free workshops, Kids Academy, Bluegrass University, Sunday Gospel Sing-A-Long, plenty of field pickin’, food & craft vendors and permanent restrooms and showers on site.

From August 10 to 13, 2017, bluegrass and music fans will visit the Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival in Hebron, Connecticut, winner of the 2010 IBMA “Event of the Year” now acknowledged as one of America’s outstanding family-oriented festivals of this kind.  Again this year, bluegrass and Americana performers from across the nation will perform in a setting that is truly small town New England.

The Podunk Festival starts Wednesday afternoon as early campers arrive to set-up their sites and reacquaint themselves with old friends.  On Thursday the music starts with our band competition sponsored by Telefunken for rising stars in bluegrass.  Who will be crowned champion?  Every detail has been arranged for a good time – excellent sound and staging, lighting, food and parking.  Fans and families will see world class bluegrass performers in a natural and easy going setting.

Past Podunk Bluegrass Music Festivals have drawn audiences from across the nation and the world.  Those devoted to bluegrass are knowledgeable, enthusiastic people with the means to travel to see their favorite performers.  Past festivals have drawn rave reviews and inquiries months before summer begins.

Hebron and the surrounding area boast every possible amenity for visitors.  Hotels are plentiful and cultural landmarks including the famed Mark Twain House, are within a short distance.  The festival is within a stone’s throw of the intersection of New England’s two major Interstates – I91 and I-84.  Best of all, Hebron welcomes every visitor with easy parking, accommodations, restaurants and a genuine New England welcoming spirit!    

Quality Site

The Hebron Fairgrounds amenities offer so much that few sites can match it with: camping with hook-ups, permanent restrooms and showers, parking for 5,000 cars on site, large buildings for workshops and other events, well lit at night, large performance area and paved walkways.  Hebron Fairgrounds can very comfortably accommodate 10,000 to 15,000 people easily. 

Well Located

Over 500,000 people live within 15 minutes of the festival.  Surrounding the site are numerous restaurants, hotels and easy access to a major metropolitan area, including two major regional malls and international airport within driving distance.


Hebron is halfway between New York and Boston and at the intersection of two well-connected interstate highways.  It is readily accessible and easily found by anybody from anywhere.


Line-up as of 11/20/16: The Gibson Brothers (Sa), Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, (F), The Boxcars (F), Becky Buller (Sa), The Surly Gentlemen (F), Cardinal Tradition (Sa), Chasing Blue (F), The Barefoot Movement (Sa & Su), 2015 Telefunken Band Competition Winner ~ Mile Twelve (Sa) And More!


More music on the Acoustic Stage: Line-up coming


Telefunken Band Competition Thursday:  Four bands being judged during one set and then playing thier own set for all to enjoy.