Labor Day Weekend In Grapeland Will Be A Picker’s Paradise
35th Annual Bluegrass Festival At Salmon Lake Park /Garage Sales On Main Street
Grapeland- Grapeland will be a picker’s paradise starting Thursday, Sept. 1-4. Salmon Lake Park will be hosting its 35th Annual Labor Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival and Main Street will be transformed into a garage sale avenue. So whether you are looking for some bluegrass music this Labor Day weekend or a chance to haul off some treasures, Grapeland is where the pickers will be.
Every year some of the biggest names in Bluegrass music play at Salmon Lake Park. This year’s festival, will feature the Marksmen, Bill Grant, the Larry Stephenson Band, the Gary Waldrep Band, the Shady Grove Ramblers, Salt Grass, and Highway 19, just to name a few.
Beginning Thursday, continuous music will fill the air in Grapeland. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy music, arts, crafts, and fellowship.
A church service will be held on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, with gospel music by The Marksmen and a message brought by Mark Wheeler.
If you are worried about the heat this weekend, Salmon Lake Park has one of the best swimming holes in East Texas for you to cool off in. Take a dip in the lake or get some sun on one of the piers.
Salmon Lake Park features an Old-West- style village that has been carefully crafted, by owner Floyd Salmon, from refurbished old buildings from the around the Grapeland area. Stay the night in one of the Salmon’s cabins or bring your RV for the weekend.
Salmon Lake Park opens daily at 9:00 a.m. and closes around 8:00 p.m. A four-day pass to this year’s Bluegrass Festival is $55. Thursday admission is $15. Friday’s admission is $20. Saturday’s admission is $20. Sunday’s admission is $10. Children under 15 will be allowed in for free with a parent or guardian. Music starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 1 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Electric Hookups for campers are available for $15 and $17 and rent for rough camping areas is $15.
Drugs and Alcohol are not permitted at this event. All pets must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in the seating or vending areas.
For additional information or reservations write to Floyd and Fannie Salmon, (936) 687-2594.
Visitors and locals will both enjoy the opportunity to pilfer the garage sales on Main Street over the Labor Day weekend as well. If you are looking for something rare, unusual, or different, make plans to go to Grapeland!
For several years Grapeland area residents have been hosting garage sales galore over Labor Day weekend. Many people have found treasures too good to be true and others have found some of the best deals around. Browse antiques, rummage through junk sales, or pick someone’s attic sale.
Just remember, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure, so get to Grapeland early and don’t miss out on the haul of a lifetime!