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7 Mile Bluegrass Festival Announces New Home, Pickaway County Fairgrounds


Circleville, Ohio (March 1, 2024) – The 7 Mile Bluegrass Festival, known for its blend of top-notch bluegrass music and charitable giving, is moving to a spacious new location for its 2024 edition.

Fresh Start at Pickaway County Fairgrounds:

  • After “running out of space” at their previous venue, the festival will now be held at the Pickaway County Fairgrounds in Circleville, Ohio.
  • This new location offers several benefits, including:
    • Increased capacity: Accommodating more festival-goers and enhancing the overall experience.
    • Improved accessibility: Providing a more welcoming environment for attendees with disabilities.
    • Indoor option: Offering shelter in case of inclement weather.
    • Camping opportunities: Featuring 200 campsite hookups with water and electricity for a convenient stay.

Free Admission, Food Donation Entry:

  • As always, the festival maintains its commitment to free admission.
  • Attendees are encouraged to donate six non-perishable food items as their entry fee.
  • The collected food will be assembled into baskets and donated to local homeless veterans.
  • Any additional proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Veteran’s Administration in Chillicothe.

“After witnessing a family member who served our country, homeless, living under a bridge in Chillicothe, having lost everything. We became inspired to initiate a fundraiser to support veterans facing similar challenges,” shared Self, “The 7 Mile Bluegrass Festival is more than just music; it’s a community gathering and a show of support for our veterans.”

Musical Lineup and Event Dates:

  • The 2024 festival will take place from July 25th to 27th, keeping the tradition of the previous location’s dates.
  • Festival-goers can look forward to performances by The Grascals, Larry Gillis, Williamson Branch, Dave Adkins, Little Roy & Lizzy, the Kevin Prater Band, Tim Coffey, and of course, the host band, 7 Mile Bluegrass.

More Information:

Attendees are welcome to camp with a permit from July 24 at 4 PM to July 28 at noon for $50 per night. Interested campers can contact 740-474-2085. Self hopes many visitors will utilize local lodging options for those who prefer accommodations during the festival.

The entry fee for the event is a donation of 6 nonperishable or personal care items, supporting veterans in transition and the Chillicothe VA.

The 7 Mile Bluegrass Festival is a testament to the power of community and grassroots support. It’s not due to significant advertising but our community’s and sponsors’ unwavering support. For more information and to get involved, contact Billy Self at (740) 701-0834 or visit 7milebluegrass.com.