Tri-State Bluegrass Festivals
Noble County 4-H Fairgrounds,
North Fair Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755
The Midwest's largest parking lot pickin' events!
Memorial Weekend May 22-25, 2014
Buck and Co,
Rachel Burge & Blue Dawning,
JD Messer and Sanctified,
Pickin' Up Speed,
Band Scramble $250 to winning group
Labor Day Weekend August 28-31,
Out of the Blue,
Kentucky Blue, Diamond Hill Station,
Band Scramble $250 to winning group
Band schedules will be announced later for both festivals
2014 Times have not
been set as of Jan. 19, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:50 PM
6:15 PM - 10:25 PM
11:10 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 - 10:30 PM
4H Dinner 4:30-7:30 PM
Drive-ins, no charge to enter
All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time, same as New York City
tickets each: non-member $30 NIBGA member $25,
includes Fri/Sa/Su camping one time electric $10
Children 15 and under free when accompanied by parent
Facebook web site
What to bring to the
festival. Free wireless Internet provided by Ligtel Communications
at the Merchants building
No Golf carts or motorized unlicensed vehicles allowed except certified handicap
All the festival policies are on the flyer.
Kendallville, IN Area Motel Information They fill up quick
over our weekends!!! We recommend Best Western located within site of the
grounds 260-347-5263 or the Holiday Inn Express about 1 mile to the east
Ask for Bluegrass discount.
A news article
about the Labor Day 2006 festival
Some of the Labor Day Festival
Volunteers (double click for a detailed picture):
Photo by Kendallville News Sun; Dennis Nartker
Concessionaires contact Jeanette Young 260-710-3210
We have returning food vendors.
All campers must have a weekend ticket.
Camping is $10 per night prior to Friday. Campers are welcome
starting the Thursday the week before. Newer, 132 electric outlets.
limited water hookups. Electric is $10 per rig
one time. Due to the nature of the electrical wiring A/C and electric heaters
are not recommend or your neighbors will get mad when you blow a fuse. Generators
only allowed in a single remote area. There are three buildings with hot
showers. There is an RV
dump station at no charge and the honey wagon is available for $10.
All tickets are sold at the gate. There are no advance tickets.
Camping is on first come first served basis. No roping off or holding of campsites.
If you want to camp with friends you should all arrive together. If you
come early and drop your camper, you still need to pay a
$10 per night camping fee for all days and buy a weekend ticket. The fairgrounds charges
us for trailers even if they are unoccupied.
Day ticket goers please keep your pets home. Campers, your small pet MUST
always be on a lease. Poop scoop required.
NIBGA has zero tolerance policy on drugs, drunks and loud canned music or electrical
instruments. No alcoholic beverages or dogs in the stage area. Only those the handicap can have unlicensed,
motorized vehicles. We have and do jail or eject without refund those who
violate these rules. Security is provided by the Noble County Sheriff's reserve.
The Noble county 4H fairgrounds has 65 acres
sand based soil with about 1/3 shaded by large old trees.
Camping is a free-for-all style. There are no reserved spots. Labor Day weekend
there were over 450 camping units and most had water and electric readily available.
most desirable camping is generally gone by Wednesday AM. Large rigs,
over 26 feet, can be accommodated but they may be located further from the
stage. Absolutely NO motor
generators except in the designated location.
Quiet camping is south of the gate area, all night pickin' is north of the
gate area. These are traditional locations. Jamming on the north side tends to
around the clock.
There are very few handicapped camping sites
near the stage, some with 15 amp service, first come first served. The board has
golf carts and will be glad to drive someone to and from the stage area.
Register at the membership table or flag down a cart.
Sorry, no other golf carts or 4
wheelers allowed due to insurance requirements.
The stage area has three large covered shelters. The show is held rain or shine. Bring a
low back lawn chair. There is riser seating not under the shelters. In the
evening a sweater is often needed.
There are at least two food vendors
(generally more) on the grounds.Thursday evening the Fair
Corporation has a fund raising dinner
in the $8 price range.
The grounds are sandy subsoil and water drains rapidly. Using some caution,
getting stuck is not a problem.
Bands interested in
playing at 2015 festivals should send a promo package by Feb. 1, 2015 or sooner including a demo tape/CD with at least two vocals and two instrumental songs,
band bio and photo
314 Frazer Street
Findlay, OH 45840-3643
(419) 721-8015 (cell)
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 17:23