Vendors, Volunteers, and Bands, oh my!

May is quickly coming to a close and that means that the 2nd Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival is just a few short months away!

We are now accepting applications for food and Craft Vendors, Volunteers, and bands to play on the new Shade Tree Showcase stage.
Click on the links below for more information!

Vendor Information
We’re looking for delicious food trucks and vendors to feed our hungry crowds.  Artists and craft vendors are welcome too!  Last year our attendance was between 800-1000 per day, and we expect that number to grow this year.  We hope you will join us!

Volunteer Program
Give your time and earn free entrance to the festival!  We need volunteers on-site at the Festival from Thursday, August 31 – Tuesday, September 5th.  We’re also looking for volunteers in Whatcom County who can help with tasks ahead of the Festival – it’s a great way to earn your entrance and contribute of the success of our event. We couldn’t do it without our amazingly generous volunteers!

Shade Tree Showcase
Do you play in a local or regional Bluegrass Band?  Want to play a set at our Festival in exchange for day passes?  Sign up to play on our new Shade Tree Showcase stage.  Located just inside the front entry gates, the Shade Tree Showcase will give our guests a taste of live Bluegrass from the moment they walk in the gates and get them warmed up for the action at the main stage.  Limited slots available.  Apply today!

Want to play a bigger role in the Festival?
Consider becoming a Sponsor or Friend of the Festival!  We need generous sponsors and donors to ensure that we have enough funds to cover our costs – especially in these first few years.  Help the Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival become a Labor Day Weekend tradition!  Donate today or check out our Sponsorship options.

Ticket sales are off to a great start. Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets in our opening weekend flash sale and during early bird ticket sales.  We are so glad that you’re planning to join us for year two!  Tickets are available online at the “Value Pricing” level until August 15, so make sure to mark your calendars.  Want to get notices of our flash sales and news delivered right to your inbox?  Join our E-News list today.