Now, I am not a huge bluegrass fan, but thanks to my significant other, I have come to appreciate and enjoy this genre of country music ?. This was my second year to attend this fun music festival in Farmers Branch and I believe it has gotten better each year.
Each trip to the Bloomin Bluegrass Festival begins with wagon ride to the Farmers branch Historical Park. It is one of my favorite parts of the event especially since it is not every day you get to ride a wagon.
On Friday night, I had the pleasure of seeing Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, who was absolutely fantastic. This band was my favorite with their high-energy contemporary bluegrass music. Every member of the band is so talented and Rhonda was such a treat to see as she sang and played the fiddle.
While the music at Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival is great, so are all the vendors on site. Local vendors from the area sell everything from kettle corn, ice cream, hot dogs, burgers, elote in a cup, handmade goods and much more. I even had a Shiner prickly pear beer, which had been on my beer bucket list for some time now, and had a balloon jester make me Donatello ? a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
On Saturday evening, there was a petting zoo where I saw some super adorable baby pigs, baby goats, chickens, rabbits, and even a llama! There was a point where about five to six baby goats surrounded me and it was the cutest thing EVER.
There is also a chili cook-off, that I have missed both years I have attended, but I have heard great things. Local organization groups come together to see who made the best chili in a cook-off and guests vote for their favorite after tasting samples of the different chili available.
If you’re a fan of bluegrass music or if you just want to try something new, you should definitely attend the music festival next year!
Are you a fan of bluegrass music? Let me know in the comments below!
Featured Location: Farmers Branch Historical Park