Day trip: Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival starts Thursday

August 17, 2011

The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

What: A four-day, family-friendly festival that pays homage to bluegrass music with more than a dozen daily performances and jam sessions on two stages.

Drawing some of the biggest names in bluegrass, the internationally acclaimed Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival is a tradition for many loyal fans of the genre. The festival includes performances by Tony Rice, Mountain Heart and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.

The event also includes arts and crafts, vendors and a variety of food.

Where: The Granite Hill Camping Resort, about 6 miles west of historic Gettysburg on Route 116. Gettysburg is about an hour's drive from Baltimore. Parking for the day is free and dogs are restricted. For information on the resort, go to granitehillcampingresort.com

When: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

How much: Tickets are $35-$45 at the gate, cash only, plus tax and fees. Children ages 12-16 are half-price at the gate when accompanied by a parent. Children under 12 are free with a parent.

What's nearby: Gettysburg National Military Park.

Information: For a complete lineup, go to gettysburgbluegrass.com or call 800-642-8368.

—The Baltimore Sun

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