South Florida Fair Plans Bluegrass Event

The South Florida Fair will host Bluegrass and Bar-B-Que on Friday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 2 in the historic Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

The event will be open from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $15 and free for children 2 and under. Parking is free. Camping is $35 per night.

Sponsored by Coca-Cola, Ford and Kubota, the family-oriented event will showcase top-notch bluegrass music featuring Ricky Skaggs, a 14-time Grammy Award winner, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, and Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1.

Local bands include Pine Island Express, Keith Bass and the Florida Bluegrass Express, Mathew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band, the Atlantic Bluegrass Band, the Dusty Road Rangers, Up Root Hootenanny, the Myakka River Bluegrass Band, Little Roy & Lizzy, Highway 41 South and the Shadetree Pickers.

Other activities will include a variety of foods and delicacies, jam sessions, a green market, arts and crafts, old-fashioned games for kids, vendors of all kinds, and a car show on Saturday, March 1. Backpacks, food, glass containers and alcohol are prohibited.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, call (561) 790-5233 or e-mail to or Download a vendor application at or call (561) 790-5245 or e-mail for vendor information.

For general information, call (561) 793-0333.