Pickers and Treasure Hunters Head to Grapeland for Labor Day Fun
37th Annual Bluegrass Festival At Salmon Lake Park /Garage Sales On Main Street
GRAPELAND- Labor Day Weekend is about more than BBQ’s and celebrating the end of summer in Grapeland, Texas. Pickers of all sorts will be flocking to the little town beginning today for two long-standing traditions. This weekend bluegrass fans and collectors will descend on the Queen City of the Sand Flats to take part in the 37th Annual Labor Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival and treasure hunters will scour endless garage sales.
Beginning Friday, locals will be setting up all over the Grapeland area for treasure seekers to get a look at their goods. Saturday, beginning at 8a.m., Main Street in Grapeland will be lined with locals who have hauled their items to town for the sale. The starting location for sales will be across Main St. from Dr. Cutshaw’s office. From there, the booths will run down North Main St. toward Grapeland ISD. The Grapeland Public Library – located at 212 N. Oak St. – will also be hosting their annual book and rummage sale.
Labor Day Bluegrass Festival
Today, Thursday, August 29, the 37th Annual Labor Day Bluegrass Festival will get underway. 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, as well as others. The sounds of bluegrass will fill the air day and night. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets to set up and enjoy the music. There will also be arts, crafts, food, and much more at Salmon Lake Park.
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. Salmon Lake Park opens daily at 9:00 a.m. and closes around 8:00 p.m.
Four-Day Pass- $55
Friday & Saturday- $20
Children under 15 will be allowed in for free with a parent or guardian.
For more information or reservations call (409) 687-2594 or visit the Salmon Lake Park Website.