Jay Peak's August West Festival Returns

Seventh Annual August West Festival is Saturday, August 13

(Jay, VT)- Jay Peak's August West festival is this Saturday, August 13th. Now in its seventh year, the annual festival has grown from a gathering of 50, to a full-blown daylong celebration drawing close to 1,500 people to the Cedarwood Resort in the town of Jay. Originally conceived as a low-key celebration of the music of the Grateful Dead and the community of and around the town Jay, the festival has grown over the years attracting visitors from all over New England.

"It's just a fun day," remarked Steve Wright, the festival's founder and Jay Peak's vice president of Marketing. "When we started this thing, it was really small; I think 30 people showed up. But through the years, we've added two bands to the day and more and more vendors, and word got out that it's a great way to spend the day with friends and family."

Rick Redington and the Luv will again headline the festival with their folk-abilly-rasta-jam-rock style and the gratefully-inspired bluegrass of Reckless Breakfast will get things underway at noon. The August West Festival runs from 12:00pm-6:00pm and will feature a barbeque and beer garden; food, craft, and art vendors; live music; and even some alpacas and a camel or two. As always, there will be the Tie Dye Village and scoops of Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

To get the day's complete lineup, visit augustwestfest.com.