George Kerferd Hotel, Mayday Hills, Beechworth


Raffle announcement

We are excited to have a Gretsch (Fender) “Dixie Special” banjo as 1st prize in our raffle this year!  Tickets available at the festival  

New at Mountaingrass this year!

In response to attendee feedback last year, we have some fun new options for you this year! Walk-up stage: This year we are putting a small walk-up stage for Blackboard concerts in the Feathertop Guest’s carpark.  This stage will have a small PA and will operate from 11am to 1pm and again at […]

Accommodation Update

Accommodation and Transport Sharing Harrietville is a beautiful town and the best location for our festival and we want to help you get up there and enjoy the weekend. We’ve set up a Facebook page to help you coordinate shared transport and accommodation for the weekend. Please let us know […]

Lewis: “I don’t like to be put in a box”

Pioneering performer of bluegrass, Laurie Lewis took time out to discuss her career, the lessons she learned and intelligence on her upcoming CD. Lewis and her band, The Right Hands will be headlining the third annual MountainGrass old time and bluegrass festival in Harrietville 20-22 November 2015. Our interviewer was […]

Full Line-Up Announced

MountainGrass received nearly 60 artist submissions for the 2015 festival. The variety and quality of bands applying were outstanding. After a very painful selection process the full band line-up has been announced: The 3Marketeers Appalachian Heaven String Band Astro Cobalt Black Mountain String Band Bluegrass Parkway Buffalo Nickel Catgut Coolgrass […]

2015 Ticket Prices

Tickets for the 2015 MountainGrass Festival 20-22 November can be purchased from IWannaTicket. This year all 3-day tickets purchased automatically entitle you to ABOTMA Membership. Full weekend individual – $115 Full weekend dual – $230 Full weekend youth 18 and under – Free Friday only – $30 Saturday only – […]

Call for Volunteers

Make your mark upon MountainGrass 2015 All-volunteer committees, such as the MountainGrass Planning Committee, only work with lots of volunteers! If you are interested in getting involved with this exciting and fun festival, contact us now. We are looking for people to help with: Website and graphic design work for […]

Headliners for 2015

ABOTMA is very please to announce that the legendary Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands will headline MountainGrass 2015. International Bluegrass Music Association executive director Dan Hays calls Laurie “one of the preeminent bluegrass and Americana artists of our time.” Acclaimed musician Sam Bush puts it more simply, calling her […]

ABOTMA Prez Ludellen

From the President Mountaingrass 2015 and ABOTMA Meeting at The GAP Saturday April 18 at 2pm, Dining Room, Mountain View Retreat, Harrietville. Hello all, Mountaingrass 2014 was a very successful and enjoyable event thanks to all of you who attended and helped us during the festival. We estimated that our […]

Kudos MountainGrass’ past

On behalf of the organising committee for MountainGrass, I’d like to thank everyone who has supported us with staging our second MountainGrass festival. It was fabulous and we have lots of people to thank for our success. Harrietville Community. From the Harrietville community there are a lot of people to […]

MountainGrass 2014 Pix!

Ian Fisk has posted some 500 photos taken throughout the 2014 MountainGrass Festival in Harrietville. His photo collection can be seen on his website here.

Accommodation is Selling Fast

Accommodation for this year’s MountainGrass Festival is becoming scarce. If you are heading to MountainGrass – book some accom now. Check Stayz for some last minute bargains, folks