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High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival

July 11 - July 14


Music will ring out across the Wet Mountain Valley at the 21st Annual High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival in the heart of the Rockies. Come enjoy stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, a full roster of national and regional bluegrass performers, the youth music program, Friday and Saturday night couples and square dances, and the camaraderie of on-site camping and pickin’.

The line-up features headliner Jim Lauderdale along with our festival host, Dry Branch Fire Squad.  Other acts scheduled to appear are Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys, Wilder Flower, Mike Mitchell Band, My Brother’s Keeper, Fog Holler, Red Mountain Boys, Orchard Creek, Abigail Gardner, and Heidi Clare and Ron Thomason.

High Mountain Hay Fever is also the best deal in bluegrass. Four-Day Passes are only $100 before June 1 and $120 after or $130 at the gate. Single ticket prices are $25 for Thursday evening, $60 for all day Friday, $60 for Saturday, and only $40 for Sunday. Tickets are on sale on their website Dry camping and RV parking are available adjacent to the performance grounds and are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The festival is a nonprofit effort to enhance the Wet Mountain Valley as a quality event destination that benefits the entire community. The festival has raised over $850,000. for Wet Mountain Valley charitable organizations over the years of its existence. The High Mountain Hay Fever Festival Association is run by a dedicated group of volunteers who work year-round to make the festival happen. The festival remains an intimate event, avoiding the sprawl and congestion of large festivals while offering nationally recognized bluegrass talent, remaining true to its motto: “Small Scale, Big Time”



July 11
July 14
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High Mountain Hay Fever Festival Association
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Bluff Park
110 S Adams Blvd
Westcliffe, CO 81252 United States
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