A popular event that brings thousands of music and food lovers to St. Joseph County kicked off Friday evening.
The thirtieth annual Osceola Bluegrass Festival will run all weekend long at Fern Hunsberger Park. Professional bluegrass acts from around the region will be performing for the crowds.
Plus, there are plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy – from arts and crafts to children’s rides and even food-eating and frog-jumping contests.
“In my opinion, this is kind of like the festival in Mayberry,” said Tom Krueger, the festival’s chairman. “It's a nice, safe environment. We have the various things the Boy Scouts are running - the slides and what not - so it's not going to tax grandma and grandpa too much money wise, and there will be things for sale. And not to mention, the event is free, there's no charge for parking.”
Organizers say an ongoing construction project could cause some confusion for out-of-towners trying to make their way to the festival. Lincolnway East over Baugo Creek is currently closed while crews work to replace the bridge between County Line Rd. and Capital Ave.
But there are signs posted to help point festival-goers in the right direction.
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