Visit Downtown Ridgefield this weekend to enjoy crafts, vendors and Bluegrass music!
BirdFest & Bluegrass is a joint event planned in a partnership between the City of Ridgefield and the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge that includes virtual and in-person activities, crafts, musical performances, and a Pickers Festival.
Downtown: Musical Performances, Pickers Festival, Vendors and Crafts
Venue: Overlook Park, 113-131 S Main
-10:00AM – Phoenix Duo; The duo Phoenix consists of award winning songwriters Tim and Kathy Crosby – who have been performing together for well over 20 years. Phoenix rises in the joy of a fresh new sound that highlights the multi-instrumental talents of both musicians, and also focuses on a variety of vocal styles and abilities.
Venue: Ridgefield Craft Brewing Co. Taphouse, 120 N 3rd
-6:00PM – Whiskey Deaf; The band is made up of talented and experienced bluegrass musicians who share a passion for finding and playing lesser known bluegrass and related music from the repertoires of first generation bluegrass, early country and old-time sources, and then giving it the Whiskey Deaf stamp.
Venue: Ridgefield School District Maintenance Building, 304 Pioneer St
-12:00PM – Opus Band; All Opus students are members of the Jam Band. The band plays various gigs around the community and is mentored by upper level students.
-12:45PM – Tried & Blue; Three-piece Bluegrass band.
-2:00PM – Ash Creek; Ash Creek explores the frontiers between bluegrass, folk, and traditional country music.
-3:15PM – Corral Creek; Corral Creek has a mixed set list which includes Bluegrass standards, Oregon tunes, original tunes about life experience, comedy tunes, and a few stories.
Venue: Sportsman’s Public House, 121 N Main Ave
-1:00PM – Whistlin’ Rufus; Our music blends bluegrass, rock, acoustic melodies, and some classical influences to create a unique sound.
-2:15PM – Hardshell Harmony
-3:30PM – Fadin’ by 9; With hot pickin’, tight harmonies, and a mix of “bluegrassified” rock, folk, and bluegrass covers & originals, Fadin’ by 9 creates a unique, uplifting, high-energy sound that will keep your feet tapping all night long.
Come join in on some Bluegrass Jamming around Ridgefield at the BirdFest and Bluegrass Pickers Festival!
- Ridgefield Craft Brewing Co. Taphouse, 120 N 3rd Ave: 12:00PM-4:00PM (covered)
- Carts By the Park Food Cart Pod, 219 Pioneer St: 12:00PM-5:00PM (covered)
- Ridgefield Community Library Teen Room, 210 Pioneer St: 12:00PM-5:00PM (indoor)
- Sportsman’s Public House Patio, 121 N Main Ave: 12:00PM-5:00PM (covered)
Join us for Phase 2 of building the Abrams Park Nature Play Area on Saturday, October 2nd from 10AM-1PM. Volunteers ages 7+ are invited to join in and help continue the build of this new play area. Visit our Volunteer page for more details.
VENDORS AND CRAFTS
Vendor Market: Ridgefield First Saturday and Farmers Market vendors will be on site at Overlook Park from 9AM to 2PM.
Craft Tent: BirdFest crafts and activities will be available at the craft tent at Overlook Park.
Bonus! Get a sneak peak at Friends of the Refuge online content on the TV in the “preview” tent at Overlook Park. Access all online content anytime at this link.