Things You Need to Know!

Coolers: Coolers must be kept at your vehicle or at your campsite. You may bring a beverage and/or food with you into the concert area—just no coolers.


Adult Beverages Sold Onsite:  A variety of adult beverages will be sold onsite and are allowed throughout the grounds, including in the concert area.  Festival volunteers will be monitoring BEHAVIOR in the concert area not the mere presence of an adult beverage.  No loud or disruptive behavior will be tolerated in the Park and may be grounds for ejection without refund. Absolutely no illegal drugs are allowed anywhere on the grounds.


Concert Area Chairs Policy:  Over the years we have received comments about empty chairs sitting in prime locations in front of the stage at various times over the weekend.  In response, we have changed our chair policy. If you leave your chair in the concert area unattended, you are granting permission for someone else to sit in your chair in your absence.  Others call this the “Minnesota Nice” policy.  If someone is using your chair in your absence, ask them to please vacate your chair when you return. If you do not want others sitting in your chair when you are absent, please take your chair with you when you leave the concert area.


Concert Area Etiquette: Please keep your conversations in the concert area to a minimum length and volume during performances. It is best to have those conversations between band set ups or step to the back where you won’t bother people listening to the music. Please remove large hats. No sun umbrellas. Please keep your children with you. No cell phone conversations in concert area.


Smoking: The concert area is entirely smoke free.


Weather: The festival goes on rain or shine. We have limited rain and sun shelter in the concert area. Sorry, no refunds.


Pets: Pets are allowed at your campsite. No pets in the concert area. You must clean up after your pet. If your pet makes excessive noises, you will be asked to remove it from the festival grounds. Please check with the Pine River Chamber of Commerce for pet boarding options in the area.


People Mover Shuttle:  We have a new people mover to help those needing assistance get to and from the stage.  Shuttle stops have signs and are designated on the site map—Front Gate, Concert Area and several others as designated. Golf carts are to assist the handicapped and will be located by the shuttle stops.  They are also used by volunteers to perform their duties.


Handicap Assistance: Handicap parking is available.


Extended Camping:  Our Special Event Permit allows camping for 14 days during August 20-Sept. 2 in 2021.  Additional camping fees apply.  Check with Front Gate.


Reserved Campsite Renewals:   Campsite renewals will not be done during the festival. You will have the first opportunity to renew your campsite and will receive an email with an invoice.  You will have until September 10, 2021 to pay for next year’s reserved campsite.  Any sites not paid for by then will be made available to those on the waiting list.  


Onsite Showers:  Free, portable showers are available at the South end of the Park between Banjo Blvd. and Fiddle Fairway.


RV Dump Station:  A new dump station is located on the north side of the Park as you exit.  A $10 fee applies to help offset the pumping costs.




Come see us at our beautiful new festival site, less than 1 mile up the road from our previous location (see map).




Phone: 844-620-GRAS (4727)


AUGUST 25-29, 2021
WED: 3:30 PM - 9 PM Country Music and Dance in the Pavilion (FREE TO PUBLIC!)

THUR: 1PM -  4PM Old Time Dance in the Pavilion

THUR: 5 PM- 11 PM Main Stage

FRI & SAT: 11 AM- 11 PM Main Stage, 

Workshops 10a - 5p

SUN: 10 AM - 2 PM Main Stage


Mark your calendars for the future Lakes Bluegrass Festival Dates. (It's aways the  weekend BEFORE Labor Day weekend)

  2022 August 24 - 28
  2023 August 23 - 27
  2024 August 21 - 25
  2025 August 20 - 23

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts  Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.e

The Lakes Bluegrass Festival is funded in part by Sourcewell.

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