9th Annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival And Chili Cook-offMar 24th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Uncategorized
PERRY, FL – The 9th Annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cook-off Event at Forest Capital State Park in Perry which starts on March 31st and runs through April 2nd.
Headlining this event, Grammy Winning and IBMA Honored Band of the Year, Cherryholmes and Mountain Heart, as well as Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Amanda & Kenny Smith, just to name a few.
There will be talented entertainers filling the park with music all three days, a Chili Cook-off event, where competitors will be competing for over $1,000.00 in cash prizes, food vendors and arts and crafts items. Best of all, the entry fee is only $15.00 for a weekend (3-day) pass in advance and $20.00 at the gate!! In addition to all that, ticket holders can attend one of many free music workshops held throughout the park in the areas of mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro and bass.
The Chili Cook-off event is very popular. Contestants can enter to win cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights. For those who do not wish to enter, you can have the opportunity to purchase a collectible cup for only $5.00 and eat all the chili you wish! But wait … There’s more. Kicking off the event on Saturday morning is the All You Can Eat Bluegrass Pancake Breakfast from 7-9 a.m.
Show times start on Thursday with “Open Mike” from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. followed by our lineup at 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday things will get started at 12:00 p.m. and will end at 10:00 p.m. Saturday the entertainment will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will continue through the day until 10:00 p.m. The event will take place at Forest Capital State Park in Perry, FL on Highway 19 South.
So, come out to the Music Capital of the South and get your feet wet to the sound of Bluegrass music!! Expect plenty of parking lot picking and fun-filled singing to the sounds of bluegrass.
For more information about the 9th Annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival event or the Chili Challenge, call the Chamber office at 850-584-5366 or go to www.floridastatebluegrass.com.