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Lineup announced for bluegrass festival at The Great Pumpkin Patch

Mackville Bluegrass will be hosting the Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, September 3rd, at The Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur. They’ve just released the lineup for the fest, featuring five acts that will all perform twice, so you’re guranteed not to miss out on the tunes.

This is an excellent chance to get a preview of how things are growing over at TGPP before their season officially starts. I can almost smell the pie just thinking about it.

Check out the official press release for more information:

Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival

Arthur, IL – September 18, 2016 – Mackville Bluegrass will be hosting the 4th annual Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival on September 3, 2016, at The Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur, IL. Bands will be picking from noon to 10:00pm.

The festival line-up features Grammy winner, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, as well as Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Blue Mafia, Samuel Payne and host band, Mackville. Each band will perform twice, once in the afternoon and once in the evening.

Catch a glimpse of The Great Pumpkin Patch just before its season opening, while listening to the rootsy sounds of Bluegrass.  Instrumental workshops, vendors and food will all be available. Come experience the music that tells a story through blissful harmonies and acoustic accompaniment that evokes the ideal Bluegrass spirit.

Tickets for the event are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate.  Children 16 and under are free with a paying adult.  Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 217-460-1439.
The 200 Acres, located in rural Arthur, Il, includes The Great Pumpkin Patch, The Homestead Seeds and The Homestead Bakery. The Great Pumpkin Patch welcomes thousands of visitors every year and boasts over 300 varieties of homegrown pumpkins, squash and gourds from over 30 countries. The Great Pumpkin Patch is open to the public September 15th through October 31st. The Homestead Seeds is a cucurbit seed business dedicated to growing, selling and sharing the stories of rare and unusual cucurbit varieties, while The Homestead Bakery specializes in providing made-from-scratch baked goods to the communities in the Arthur area, as well farmer’s markets nationwide. The Bakery is open year round and the Seed store can be found on

For more information, contact:

The Great Pumpkin Patch

1749A CR 1900 N

Arthur, IL 61911


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