Florida State Bluegrass Festival
Forest Capital Museum State Park, Perry, Florida
1st full weekend in April
Founded in 2003
Held in the "Forest Capital of Florida" just south of Perry, the Florida State Bluegrass Festival was recognized by the International Bluegrass Music Association as one of the most successful new events in 2006. Forest Capital Museum State Park provides the perfect venue.

The three day event begins on Thursday evening with open mike night. Friday and Saturday are filled with some of the best bluegrass groups from Florida and the south. Sunday morning, there is typically a gospel sing to end the event before everyone heads home. Weekend and single day event tickets are available.

Also headlining the event is the "Taylor County Chili Challenge", a chili cookoff held on Saturday. The public is invited to grab a bowl and spoon to taste the entries. A "Kid's Zone" is provided with bounce houses, face painting, finger painting, giant slide, and more.

In addition to live musical entertainment, there are arts and crafts booths, free music workshops, and food vendors on site.
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Note: The dates of annual events and festivals are subject to change from year to year. Before planning your trip, be sure to check the links above for the actual dates, times, and schedule of activities.