Summergrass San Diego Bluegrass Festival is held every August in the north San Diego County city of Vista, California at the historic Antique Gas & Engine Museum.
Many Summergrass fans head to Vista as early as possible to enjoy the camaraderie and the jams in the campground. Summergrass camping registration is valid from 4pm Wednesday before the festival through the Monday following the festival.
Additionally, Summergrass has rented the entirety of the museum during Summergrass weekend. The gate opens at 8am Friday, and as Summergrass guests, you’re welcome to explore the grounds from the time you arrive Friday through Sunday.
The only day museum volunteers are certain to be available at the exhibits is Saturday. Saturday all museum buildings are open for exploration and included in your admission to Summergrass. The buildings hold a fascinating array of machinery and tools from the time of the beginnings of Bluegrass; it’s a perfect synchronicity!
If you’re into history, the nearby Rancho Guajome Adobe is also within walking distance. Check at the Summergrass Main Gate to find out if there is a tour available for a discounted fee. Otherwise plan to take the short walk over and explore at your leisure.
All bands play on a rustic wooden stage that was hand-built in 2003 by the museum volunteers. The festival audience area is partially shaded by the iconic green parachute that has come to signal the start of a great week of bluegrass in Vista, CA. The AGSEM food court is close by and the aroma of real barbecue completes the experience,
Come on down for a few hours, a day, or the weekend. We’ll be happy to see you and you’ll be glad you did!