carl Junction area chamber of commerce
2017 Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival tm
The 20th Annual Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival TM is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2016.
Beautiful Center Creek Park is located at 201 Valley,Carl Junction, MO 64834.
The Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival is the largest, longest-running Bluegrass Festival in the region! Free admission. Family-oriented, kid-friendly!
Workman Bluegrass Band
Fiddle & Jo
Berry Wynn & Fly By Nite
Red Bridge Band
That Dalton Gang
Sound provided by Johnny Williams Entertainment
A very special thank you to our Sound System Sponsor:
For music information, please contact Band Coordinator, Chuck Doyle at 417-569-2943
This year's Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival features the largest sampling of vendors in our 19 year history!
Crafts, jewelry, clothing, home and personal products!
One lucky person will win a Fender CD 140S Acoustic Guitar with Hard Shell Travel Case
at this year's Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival. And it could be YOU!
We are selling raffle tickets for this guitar and traveling case valued at $419.98 for just $1 a chance or 6 chances for $5. Tickets may be purchased between now and September 24. Drawing will be held September 23 at the Bluegrass Festival.
Guitar generously donated by Ernie Williamson Music of Joplin.
Guitar may be viewed and raffle tickets purchased at CJ City Hall, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.
You could win a customized, commemorative banjo at this year's Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival! This year's banjo is a 5-string Savannah brand banjo with a customized front, featuring an American Eagle and the official Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival logo. $320 retail value.
This year's raffle banjo is generously donated by the good folks at Joplin ProPrint and Chalmers Insurance! Raffle tickets are now on sale at the Carl Junction Chamber offices at 205 N. Main. . Raffle tickets are only $1 each or 6/$5. Drawing will be held at the Bluegrass Festival, Saturday, September 23. You need not be present to win.
Car & Bike Show
Sign up the day of the festival. $15 entry fee.
First 50 entries receive dash plaque.
Top 25 (no classes)
Best of Show
People's Choice Award
For Car Show information, please contact Car Show Coordinator,, Jane Ballard at 417-501-5750.
Affordable Party Rentals Bounce Attractions
CJ FFA Petting Zoo
Spiva Center for the Arts
Patty's Pony rides
Carl Junction Archery Team
Center Creek Duck Race
Get your ducks in a row, as we launch 2,000 yellow ducks into Center Creek Park!
For Duck Race information, please contact Brad McIntyre at 417-627-9250.
Center Creek Duck Race has been made possible, thanks to these fine sponsors:
Sponsored by State Representative Charlie Davis
Sign up the day of the festival. CASI and Home-Style categories.
Just $25 to enter. Enter both categories for only $40!
CASI turn in time is 12:00 pm, Home-Style division turn in is 12:30 pm
First, Second and Third Place awarded in both divisions
This year's custom trophies are hand-crafted, thrown and fired pottery bowls from Phoenix Fired Art.
Portion of proceeds benefits the local Carl Junction Helping Hands Food Pantry.
For CASI Chili competition, please contact Chili Competition organizer, Jon Tupper at 417-439-8605.
5K GLOW Race & Kid's Banjo Dash
Carl Junction Community Center
303 N. Main
pm Banjo Dash start time
pm Sunset start time for 5K
Runners receive a free " Tshirt !
For 5K race information, please contact Race Coordinator, Jennafer Johnson at 417-623-2547.
5K Race & Kid's Fun Run has been made possible, thanks to these fine sponsors:
"Triple Crown" Sponsor
"Banjo Dash" Fun Run Sponsor
"Moonshine Glow" Sponsor
"Watering Hole" Sponsor
"Banjo Picker" Sponsor
5K Online Registration:
For the 5K route map, and registration form, simply click on the file below!
Only Service Dogs Allowed.
No other dogs allowed in the festival area (includes concessions, craft booths, car show, children's activities, petting zoo, fan seating, music stage and band parking areas).
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Have out of town guests visiting during the Bluegrass Festival?
We have partnered with the Joplin Residence Inn by Marriott to offer special Bluegrass Festival promotional pricing
For a complete listing of available lodging, please visit:
Thank you to our partner, the Joplin Convention & Visitor's Bureau
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The 20th Annual Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival is being made possible, thanks to these corporate sponsors:
Joplin Floor Designs
ShowMe the Ozarks Magazine
Simpson Funeral Home
Parker Development Company/Fall Creek Estates
Special thanks to:
Joplin Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Smith Golf Carts
Fredrickson's Farms of Carl Junction
Grizzly Bear Golf Carts
Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival General Information
For general information about the Bluegrass Festival please contact the Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce at 417-649-8846.
For additional information, please e-mail: Info@carljunctioncc.com
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