McALESTER — The Sanders family will host their 30th annual Bluegrass Festival June 7-10, on the family homestead located five miles west of McAlester on State Highway 270.

The festival starts Wednesday, June 7, at noon with opening ceremonies and will start at 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The featured bands are Wildwood Valley Boys, Louisiana Grass, Jeanette Williams Band, Faris Family, Eddie Sanders Band, Buffalo City Ramblers, Born Again, Solid Ground, Salt Grass, Southern Gentlemen, Martin Family, Southern Strangers, Boggy River, Vida Brooks and High Mountain.

This is a family oriented festival with no beer, alcohol or drugs allowed. Guests must be properly dressed and violators will be removed from the park. The camp ground is clean and security patrolled.

Admission is $15 per day for adults or a $50 four day ticket, children under 12 are free. Unlimited electric hook-ups are $10 per day with ticket. There is plenty of water throughout the park, RV dumps are available, seating is available and lawn chairs are welcomed. The park provides numerous shade trees, modern bathrooms with free showers, concessions and a first aid station.

The park opens June 1 for those that would like to bring their RVs early. Some of the Sanders family will be there to greet and help assist in arrival and set-up. There is a designated area for handicap camping and parking. There will be jam sessions throughout the park before the festival as well as during the festival.

For more information contact Freddie Sanders, Rt. 6 Box 15, McAlester, Okla. 7450, by phone at (918) 423-4891, the park phone (918) 423-0450, or visit the web site at

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