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Take a moment and help improve the festival. Each year we send out a survey. From these results we learn what it takes to make your experience the best one possible. Your input, opinions and comments will be studied and utilized to improve the next festival. The short survey should only take a few minutes to complete. Please click this survey link and make plans to join us next year. Enjoy the results May 29 - June 1, 2019. Click Here To Take The Survey

RSVP Your Non-Primitive Camp Site

RSVP ASAP! Anyone who wants their reserved campsite (non primitive) from the previous JHMF8 has until Monday July 2 to reserve the same site for next year. After Monday, any unreserved site will be opened to the public. If you would like to reserve a site with hook ups you must call the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground at (800) 414-4677. We urge you to do this as soon as you can. These sites are coveted and will go fast. For any additional questions about camping reservations, camping with hook-up prices, or anything else regarding camping, call the Campground.

Relive The Festival Memories Official Video & Photo Recap

Take a digital stroll down memory lane and check out the images from our ace photographers Jules Dunlap, Aaron Lingenfelter and Will Huston of The Lot Scene. Stay tuned as we'll continue to post more images and videos right here and on our social media accounts and our YouTube page. Click Here to see photos from the 2018 Festival.

Watch the official recap video of JHMF8. Kudos to Troy Phillips of Live Music Video Productions for filming the festival.

Thank You Friends! You Made it Happen!

Well folks, it's over for this year but we will all be riding a cool wave of momentum for months and months! What a great way to kick off the 2018 Festival Season. We will keep the memories alive as we add photos and videos and news to the website and social media. Please send us your photos and video either via the contact option here, or the John Hartford Memorial Festival Facebook Page. If you are a JHMF Fest veteran, email your name to and you will be added to a special private Hartford Fest Family fb page. 

We asked you to bring someone you love, and you did. The vibe was spot on. The family re-united and the music played on and will continue. It really is all about you, you being us, and the legacy of John Hartford. Thank you for making this happen. We invite you to visit this page often and to help you save that souvenir program, we urge you to download or view the program right here!

For the first time ever we have made the official program guide available as a digital download! Download this 7 MB PDF and save it to your device. Everything you need to know and more via the link below.

Official JHMF8 Program Guide Note: This file is 7.15MB in size. 7.15 MB

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