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North Branch Bluegrass Festival

What:   The 2008 North branch Bluegrass Festival

                        When:   Saturday June 21, 2008

                          Where:   Bridgewater, Vermont

                          When:    11 AM - 8 PM ,  Gates Open at 10 AM


                      Directions: Bridgewater, Vt is on US Route 4 in Central Vermont located between the towns of Killington and Woodstock, north of Plymouth, VT.  Turn North onto the Bridgewater Center Road which lies across Route 4 from big The Long Trail Brewing Company building. Go about 2 miles to the settlement of Bridgewater Center until you see a small church (The Oak chapel) in front of you next to a bridge. Go over the bridge and take an immediate left off the road. Take the field road down alongside the brook back towards town and you'll come to the festival grounds. We'll have big signs as you come into town so no one ought to get lost. Be sure not to speed...we're #3 in the state for traffic fines.(... undoubtably,a dubious honor.)

                    For our first year promotion, The 2008 North Branch Bluegrass Festival proceeds are going entirely to local non-profit charities and local civic organizations. The Danby 4 Corners Music Shop and The Blue Mountain Guitar Center will be joining us and will peddle whatever they can.

                    We don't presently have any RV parking. This is a one day, down by the river after one of the biggest precipitation winters we've had for a long time so we've just put No RV's on our flyers. We currently have two different festival sites as we are unsure what might possibly be wet if we get a bunch of rain and how far down the brook we'll be able to go. Of course, our best spot is the farthest from the road.

                    I feel confident that we'll have a good day, weather permitting.


   Our thanks to all of you for being tolerant of our inexperience. And thanks in advance for any tips. We've sent out press releases to about two dozen newspapers throughout the state though we have no real way of knowing what they do or do not print. We'll be getting a couple of plugs on the radio locally from a friend. Our website continues to help us gain interest. We're on about a dozen web calendars for various places. Posters should hopefully be out in about a month. I designed the festival program yesterday. We did make Candi Sawyer's Bluegrass Guide.