Festival #9: March 15-17, 1985
AUBURNDALE STAR - March 21, 1985
kept toes tapping
competition was stiff, the music lively and the weather wet.
But the Ninth Annual Bluegrass Championship sponsored by
the Auburndale Sertoma Club was yet another rip-roaring success.
Bluegrass festival agenda
Published in the Auburndale Star - Feb. 28, 1985
The Auburndale Bluegrass Festival will kick off Friday, March 15, at 4 p.m. with the official opening ceremonies.
Included in the ceremonies will be the presentation of colors by the V.F.W., the invocation, and a performance by the Auburndale Senior High School Chorus.
The bands start at 6 p.m. Performing at various times over the weekend will be Southern Star, Plant City; Palmetto Bluegrass, Ft. Meade; City Limits Bluegrass, Boca Raton; Beaumont Family, San Antonio; Valley Grass, Jacksonville; Ramblin' Rose; and the Rogers Family, Ft. Meade, among others.
Friday at 8 p.m., the Sandy Country Cloggers of Auburndale perform. Saturday at 3 p.m. are the Good Time Cloggers; at 8 p.m. are the Black Mountain Cloggers of Auburndale. Sunday at 3 p.m. are the Berry Patch Cloggers of Plant City.
Vendors will also be on hand with a good supply of food and souveniers.
"We will have elephant ears, corn-on-the-cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken dinners and a wide variety of other foods," said Walker. "We will also have soda. There are no alcoholic beverages allowed at the festival."
There will be a difference in this festival from previous ones. A week-end charge of $2 will be taken at the gate and ticket holders will be asked to wear a large triangular ticket to show that they have paid. While the system is not 100 percent sure, the proceeds will be used to help off-set the cost of the festival.
The Sertoma Club uses the monies raised to help finance their service projects for the year. Among the projects they sponsor is Camp Endeavor, a special camp for hearing and speech impaired youngsters.
Camping facilities will be available on a first come, first serve basis. There are limited spaces, so reservations are encouraged.
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