Bill Monroe


OUR EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Mandolin Madness
Search for beautifully decorated 8 ft. mandolins outside attractions and businesses. Read historical facts about Bill Monroe and Bluegrass beginnings.

Bluegrass Events and Festivals
Ohio County’s regular annual events and festivals feature Bluegrass and fun activities to remember hometown legend Bill Monroe.


FESTIVALS

Beaver Dam Strawberry Festival
There’s a lot to see, do, and eat at this great four-day mix of old-fashioned fun and new activities – a tradition for families and friends. Bluegrass music, 5K Run, pageants, parade, shows, strawberries, and much more!
May 23- May 26, 2014
270-274-7106

Cleatus Smith Blues to Bluegrass Festival
Rosine Barn Jamboree

Honor one of American music’s pioneers and
enjoy a day at the Rosine Barn with Blues and
Bluegrass bands and entertainers.
May 17, 6 pm - Free Admission
270-363-3052

Dundee Gathering Day
This great family day includes a BBQ Cook-off, auction, baby contest, games for children, riding mower races and food vendors. The last Saturday in September.
Sept. 27, 2014
270-256-2881

 Fordsville Days - Downtown Fordsville
A real town fair with beauty pageants, talent shows, car and motorcycle shows, booths, rides, and games.
3rd Weekend in September.
Sept. 19 - 21, 2014

270-820-6945 or 270-256-3934
www.fordsvilledays.com

 Jerusalem Ridge Festival - Oct 6-7, 2013
Don’t miss this annual event with over 40 of the top names in American Bluegrass Music performing on beautifully wooded Jerusalem Ridge, the boyhood home of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music. There’s food and crafts, too. Sweet music, great people – an experience you’ll always remember. 270-274-9181

Rosine

 Rosine Fall Festival
Enjoy Bluegrass music at the little hometown of Bill Monroe, the "Father of Bluegrass Music". There will be games, cakewalk, and square dancing, too.
2nd weekend of September.
Sept. 12 - 13, 2014 - Free Admission

 Rosine Spring Festival - June 22, 2013
2nd weekend in June.
June 13 - 14, 2014

WEEKLY OR FREQUENT EVENTS

Bill Monroe Homeplace
9 am - 5 pm, Mon-Sat
1 pm - 5 pm Sun
Free Admission
Info: (270) 274-9181

 Community Dance at Ohio County Park
Kick up your heels at these fun affairs with a little square dancing, a little line dancing, a little bit of everything you enjoy.
Saturday nights - except the last 2 weeks of Dec
7 pm - 10:30

(270) 298-4466

 Square Dances - Wildwood Flower
Spend an evening at the Wildwood Flower - swing your partner at ol’ time dances with live country music and a caller.
Many Saturday Nights, 7 pm
Contact: 270-276-5668

SCHEDULED EVENTS

Rosine Barn Jamboree
Enjoy great Bluegrass, gospel, and country music at
this rustic barn in Bill Monroe's hometown. Guests
sometimes perform, or may dance too. Bring lawn
chairs in warm weather to sit under the stars.
Every Friday except the last two weeks of Dec
6 pm - Free Admission - 270-274-5552

Shades of Blue, 2nd Street Art and Music Festival
Sponsored by OHIO COUNTY ARTISTS GUILD
This is a day of art and music in a wide variety of styles. Children activities will take place throughout the day.
There will be artists working in various art forms
with many offering hands-on experience.
August 23, 2014
For more information contact
270-256-1735 or 270-256-3572

 Cruise-In Open House - Antique Car Show
Check out the great cars on display or cruise on in
and show off yours. Food and drinks, door prizes and
entertainment throughout the day.

 Horse Show - Ohio County Park
Monthly horse shows are held at outdoor or
indoor ring depending on the weather.
4th Saturday (Jan – Oct)
3rd Saturday (Nov – Dec)
(270) 298-4466

Hartford Dances

7pm-10:30pm
Every Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
Hartford Ohio County Park

AKC Beagle License Trials
Ohio County Park
April - 270-298-4466

National AKC Beagle Championship
Ohio County Park
April - 270-298-4466


The Muzzleloaders Rendezvous
First weekend in October

Hartford Ohio County Park

Ohio Valley 4-State Sheep Dog Trial
First weekend in May & Dec

Hartford Ohio County Park

Blue Moon Jamboree - Rosine Barn Jamboree
This special night of great bluegrass music at the historic Rosine Barn is held to celebrate the Blue Moon (even when there isn’t one!)
June TBA, 6pm
Free 270-256-8883

Ohio County Fair - Ohio County Park
Music, entertainment, pageants, rides, contests, games, food, everything you want at an autumn county fair. A lasting tradition.
4th Weekend of September - 270-274-0444

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Christmas Parades
Make this traditional holiday parade
part of your family’s celebration. Fun for all!
First Saturday in December
Call 270-298-0036

 

 


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