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Bluegrass Festival kicks off Labor Day weekend

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

GRAPELAND, TX (KTRE) - What started as an accident, is now 33 years in the making.

Grapeland's annual Bluegrass Festival at Salmon Park will kick off Friday for the Labor Day weekend. The festival brings about 3,500 people in each year from all over Texas and along the east coast.

"A lot of them have been coming for a long time," said Floyd Salmon, owner of Salmon Park. "There are some new bands, but it's just good old fashioned bluegrass."

Salmon said festival tickets have been going fast. Countless people have already made their way to the park for the upcoming event. Dozens of lawn chairs are currently positioned facing the stage where all the action will take place. 

Salmon said he's ready to hear the sound of music fill the park. Kids under the age of 12 get in for free.

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