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Yosemite Strawberry Music Festival  May 27-31 2010 & Fall Sept 2-6, 2010


Yosemite--While other cities celebrate Memorial Weekend with strawberry festivals that include carnival rides, parades, and tons of strawberry shortcake, the mountain folks have a whole different game plan. The Strawberry Music Festival is a fiesta of live music from a variety of bands ranging from bluegrass and country to jazz and blues. And it takes place two times each year, over the Memorial and Labor Day weekends. The festival features a wide range of musical acts representing many different musical genres, complete with camping options, a cool lake, and the pristine forests next to Yosemite National Park. Life was never so beautiful.


Founded around 1982 in Strawberry, California, the festival was known as the Strawberry Bluegrass Festival. It's a hidden gem that has its roots in music, community, and a love of nature. Combining those elements together makes this an event recommended for city dwellers, only if they can leave their comfort zone. Cell phones don't work in the area and there's usually a long line to use the pay phone. That's roughing it!

The festival occurs at Camp Mather, Yosemite, California which consists of 350 acres of mountains, meadows, pine forest and picturesque Birch Lake nestled on the brink of Hetch Hetchy, the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. Located on Evergreen Road just seven miles off Highway 120 near the north entrance to Yosemite National Park, Camp Mather offers the wonders of its Yosemite location to festival goers. The festival takes place at Camp Mather, near Yosemite National Park... Mather is located on Evergreen Road seven miles north of Highway 120 near the north entrance to Yosemite. Evergreen Road is also the access road for Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. 


Cost: $65 for a one day pass is what the prices started at in 2010, and camping goes up to more. Many buy a 4-day pass and make it an entire weekend of camping. See web site for prices:

Strawberry Music, P.O. Box 664, Jamestown, CA. Call: (209) 984-8630




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