May 212018
 

Dr. Ralph Stanely’s Hill Of Home happens in Virginia on Memorial Day Weekend, and is one of the nation’s oldest Bluegrass festivals in the United States. In fact it’s one of the TOP 3 oldest festivals and next month it’s in it’s 48th annual festival.

There isn’t ever much advertising or sponsors that make a large hoo-ha about this festival, nor is there much social media about it. But it has withstood the test of time, and even now is still well sought after from folks in Tennessee and Kentucky. It’s only about a five hour ride from my area so you might possibly see me there one of these years!

Here is a map of the are and some local area hotels for your use, as I do this for every festival I cover. As most of you know I cover 175 festivals yearly, and I am always out researching and finding new hotel options for every festival I know about. I do a LOT of research for this portion of my website.

We have food and merchandise vendors, shower facilities, water and dump stations on the grounds. There is a free shuttle to the stage from the parking and camping areas.Please do not bring alcohol or coolers in to the main concert area. Pets are allowed in the campground but must stay on a leash. Pets are not allowed in the concert area.

2017_hills_of_home003010.jpgSleep Inn of Clintwood
5625 Dickenson Highway
Clintwood, VA 24228

276-796-1058
The Inn at Wise
110 East Main Street
Wise, VA 24293
276-328-7600

If you haven’t been to the Hills of Home festival yet you don’t know what you’re missing!
This festival is an old time bluegrass music tradition started by Dr. Ralph Stanley and continuing today in his honor. Ralph Stanley II started managing the festival six years ago, earning his dad’s confidence and trust, and he takes great pride in continuing to honor his dad by making the festival a true tribute to the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley and continuing to bring talented bluegrass musicians to the stage for the fans.
The sound of banjos, mandolins and voices ringing high on top of some of the most beautiful mountains you will ever see!
We’ve got a few new things going on this year so be sure and make plans to come on up to the festival!
  1. The festival is honored to have received a Music Festival Grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) this year and looks forward to having VTC as a part of the festival. Look for the LOVEwork sign near the stage! Be sure to visit the Virginia Tourism Corporations’s website (www.Virginia.org) to see all the great events going on throughout the state!
  2. Wednesday Night – Open Mic night from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. If you’re interested, we will have a sign up sheet at the stage area Wednesday afternoon. There will be 30-minute slots available, first come first serve.
  3. Friday Night – Golf Cart Parade. For all you folks with golf carts get your decorations ready! We’re having a Golf Cart Parade through the campground Friday night after the show. There will be a Grand Prize (and of course bragging rights) for the best decorated cart! Additional details will be announced at the festival – just be sure to bring those decorations! (If you want to sign up in advance just shoot us an email and we’ll get you signed up!)

FESTIVAL INFORMATION
Plans are already under way for the 2018 festival and we look forward to seeing you there!

We have food and merchandise vendors, shower facilities, water and dump stations on the grounds. There is a free shuttle to the stage from the parking and camping areas.

Please do not bring alcohol or coolers in to the main concert area. Pets are allowed in the campground but must stay on a leash. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE GATED CONCERT AREA.
Festival Information

Ticket Information
Tickets are sold at gate only; no advance ticket sales. 2018 ticket prices are $100 for all three days or $35 per day. Kids 12 and under get in free

Camping Information
We offer electrical hook-ups for campers as well as camping in the rough. Camping is included with paid admission. Campsites and electrical hook-ups are on a first come basis. Electric is $45 for the weekend. (If you arrive for camping prior to Wednesday the charge for electric will be $50 for the week / weekend.) Golf carts are welcome; no four wheelers.

Gary Greer
Tim Coffee & Elkridge
Dean Osborne
Alex Leach CD Release
Kristi Stanley & Running Blind
Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
Ricky Oldfield & Curnie Lee Wilson
The Kevin Prater Band (Waldo)
Remington Ryde
Dave Adkins
David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition
Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.
Turning Ground
Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers
Larry Gillis & Swamp Grass
Sirius XM’s Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys
Turning Ground
Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers
Larry Gillis & Swamp Grass
Sirius XM’s Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys
Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers

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