Tickets on sale through the Moorefields website
Hillsborough, NC -- (July 29, 2019) - The sixth annual outdoor Bluegrass Festival at Historic Moorefields near Hillsborough is scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Refreshments will be available, including a selection of beer and wine and service from several food trucks. Lawn games will be provided.
Five bands will perform, some new to the event and some popular returnees. All are local, with their own followings in Raleigh, Durham, Chatham and Hillsborough: The Bluegrass Experience, Nixon Blevins and Gage, Sugar on Fire, Counterclockwise String Band, and Vintage Blue.
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 8.
Lawn seating tickets are $15 per person. Teens 13-17 are $10 and kids 12 and under are free. Visit the website to purchase tickets at (www.moorefields.org). 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 courthouse 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, and adjoins Orange County’s Seven Mile Creek Nature Preserve and trail.
Moorefields is located at 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough, NC or may be reached at 919-732-4941.
Andrea Tullos, president, Friends of Moorefields (919) 619-0339
Photo Link - Expansive Lawn at Historic Moorefields in Hillsborough, NC courtesy of Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau