June News!
Weekend ticket price increase
on July 6 at 11pm.
Don't wait for prices to go up! Get your weekend 3 day festival pass now. The Tier 2 weekend ticket is set to go up in price on July 6 at 11 pm. Camping is included in this 3-day weekend ticket currently priced at $130. Kids 12 and under are free and tickets for teens are still half priced. Friday day tickets still only $60.
Artist Spotlight
Larry Sparks
Nobody has been playing Bluegrass music better or for longer then the legend Larry Sparks and no one knows that better then (Watermelon Pickers' Fest 2018 alumni) Billy Strings. Larry is a winner of the IBMA vocalist of the year and album of the year. Larry replaced Carter Stanley in the Clinch Mountain Boys from 1965-69 before forming his own band the Lonesome Ramblers. A true Bluegrass Legend.
(pictured above)
Billy Strings payed Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers a visit earlier this month at the Station in in Nashville to sit in on the traditional classic bluegrass song Ramblin Letters. Billy took time to pay his respect to the hero of the genre and we couldn't agree more. Don't miss Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers main-stage set on Friday Sept. 16 right before Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leichester. Friday day ticket prices are still just $60 while supplies last.
We are excited to have vendors Sexi-Mexi and B-Chord Brewing, Warmglass Designs, Hooked Productions, Recycled Sunshine are returning this year. We still have space for more food and craft vendors so please inquire by emailing office@shepherdsford.com or filling out the vendor application form on our website here.
Want to enjoy the festival while helping out? Volunteering is a great way to do it! Go the the Volunteer page to check out your options
RV with electric sites
There are still a handful of RV sites with electric hookup left for sale. Don't miss out! Get em now on our Tickets and Camping page.
18th annual Tradition in Berryville Va.
This year will include dances, dance workshops, picking contests, late night campfire jams, kids activities and more....Keep the fire burning by helping us get the word out
Inquire about volunteering to be on our Street Team by emailing us at mail@shepherdsford.com
Wed, Sep 14, 2022 9:00 AM EST
Watermelon Pickers' Fest 2022
Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, Berryville
P.O. Box 462 Berryville Va. 22611
Tel: 540.955.1621