Planning a Labor Day picnic or friends and family gathering? Want to hear some great music? The BlueChiliGrass Chili-Cook-off and Music Festival at Goodells County Park is the ideal location. Eight hours of continuous music presented on two stages, a chili cook-off by Blue Water area chefs and an arts and crafts area will be featured during the 4th Annual BlueChiliGrass Festival to be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Labor Day, September 2, at Goodells County Park in Goodells. Music will begin at 11:45 a.m. and continue through 8 p.m. Performers will include All of Us, Blue Blaze, Butterhair, Caleb’s Gypsy Jam, Code Brown, Dave Beavers, Emily Torres, Emory, Fifth Avenue, Folk Y’all, Hatchetmen, Jimmy DeHeno, Kat Beal, Lost Cuzzins, Mountain Babies, Poltroons and Still Running. Local caterers and restaurants will compete in the Chili Cook-Off from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets for sampling are 25 cents per sample. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m. Attendees may also participate in a competition during the day. The Most Interesting Hat Contest will take place throughout the afternoon. Prizes for the top hats will be presented during the Winners’ Ceremony at 6 p.m. A juried Arts and Crafts area will feature goods and services from local artisans and vendors. A special For Kids Only area will be available for children. They must be accompanied by an adult. This family friendly festival is sponsored by the Lake Bonisteel Music Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation of music and arts in the Blue Water area. Admission is free. Donations are encouraged. Attendees should bring chairs or picnic blankets, as well as their own food and refreshments. There is ample free parking close to the admission gate.
Additional information is available at www.lbmamusic.org.