Hillsborough, NC —(August 2, 2016) - The third annual outdoor Bluegrass Festival at Historic Moorefields in Hillsborough is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Refreshments will be available at the festival, including a selection of beer and wine, and service from Lost Boys (with gluten free options) and Fetch Hot Dog Co. food trucks. Lawn games will be provided.

Performers will include Cook County Bluegrass of Hillsborough; Durham’s Kodiak Farm Boys; Nixon, Blevins and Gage from Raleigh; Vintage Blue; and The Bluegrass Experience.

Bluegrass at Moorefields will take place on the lawn and under the trees at Moorefields, an idyllic historic site on 70 beautiful acres just 20 minutes from downtown Chapel Hill and Durham and a short drive from downtown Hillsborough, N.C. Bring your chairs and blankets. All parking is free. The rain date is September 11.

Moorefields is located at 2201 Moorefields Road in Hillsborough or may be reached at (919 732-4941.

Lawn seating tickets are $15 per person. Teens 13-17 are $10 and kids 12 and under are free. Visit the website www.moorefields.org to purchase tickets and to see the performance schedule.  Proceeds benefit the educational, environmental, artistic and preservation mission of Historic Moorefields.

Moorefields was built in 1785 as a summer home by Alfred Moore, a military, educational and judicial leader who ultimately served as the second and last North Carolinian on the United States Supreme Court. The house at Moorefields is located three miles from the court house in Hillsborough (five miles by modern road) and strategically situated on one of the highest points in central Orange County, where it catches the prevailing southwest breeze.  Moorefields can be rented for weddings, retreats and other functions. 

Festival event sponsors are Sports Endeavors, Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau, East West Partners, Performance Subaru, Summit Engineering, Bailey’s Bee Supply, CRA Associates, Duke Energy, UNC Health Care, Vaguely Reminiscent, Mebane Lumber, Morinaga/Hi-Chew, and Edward Jones/Tom Struckmeyer.  


Media Contacts
Pam Hemminger, President, Friends of Moorefields Board (919) 968-2714
Geoffrey Hathaway (919) 270-1899