Parkfield Bluegrass Festival,
May 7-10 - Canceled

Out of care and concern for the health and well being of our attendees, bands, volunteers, vendors and Parkfield residents, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Parkfield Bluegrass Festival. Based on the latest guidance from public health officials and the state of emergency declared in California, it became clear that we should not hold our festival in May.

Our Festival Director, Dave Swartz, and the Varian family tried to find an alternative date in October but multiple obstacles and scheduling conflicts made that option unviable. Consequently we will not hold a festival in 2020 and will focus our attention on our 2021 festival, May 6-9, 2021.

All tickets purchased for the 2020 festival will automatically transfer to the 2021 festival May 6-9, 2021.

If you would like to request a refund, please provide the email and name used to purchase your tickets by clicking on this link.

Thank you for your patience and loyalty. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Parkfield is a picturesque hamlet secluded on the central coast of California. 25 miles northeast of Paso Robles and surrounded by the best of California's natural beauty. Parkfield's clean air, warm nights, and idyllic setting mesh effortlessly with true American music: bluegrass.

Every Mother's Day weekend this quiet town's population leaps from a mere 18 to over a thousand bluegrass pickers, pluckers and fun-loving fans. For nearly 2 decades music fans have savored the natural beauty and peaceful ambiance of the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival. Nature's soothing sights and sounds combine with the soulful, high lonesome sound of bluegrass music for an experience that is unique, to say the least.

At the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival live bands play all day on a cozy stage and at night fans enjoy late night sets in the Parkfield Cafe.

Meanwhile back in the campgrounds there are jam sessions galore. The festival also offers several workshops on a variety of instruments as well as a music camp for kids.

This Mother's Day weekend will find Parkfield once more transformed into bluegrass nirvana. We hope to see you there!


This year we are very excited to present QUAKE Radio that will be broadcasting the happenings at Parkfield Bluegrass Festival! Be sure to bring a portable radio and tune in to QUAKE!





  May 8th & 9th, Friday & Saturday 10PM in the Community Center Come join us for a Barn Dance with Stan Sharp calling,  live music from a to be announced band on Friday, and another to be announced band on Saturday. No experience necessary, all dances taught. This is not something you want to miss. Get up and dance!