Festival Fun: The Winter Brookdale Bluegrass & Old Timey Festival At Costanoa continues the festival tradition that began in 1998 at the old Brookdale Lodge. The Winter 2013 event will be at Costanoa Lodge near Pescadero in Coastside San Mateo County. The festival will be held on Friday-Saturday, December 13-14, and (like all past Brookdale events) is presented by Brookdale Bluegrass and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.
Tickets: Advance Tickets are available online. Tickets will be also be at the door beginning Friday afternoon. Early arrival is recommended. Friday — $25, Saturday — $40.
FRIDAY, December 13
6:30pm — David Thom & Jim Lewin
7:30 — The String Slingers
8:30 – Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players
SATURDAY, December 14
Noon — Jean Butterfield (at Cascade Bar & Restaurant)
1:00pm — Brookdale Bluegrass Band
2:00 — Steep Ravine
3:00 — Cactus Bob & Prairie Flower
4:00-5:30 — Dinner Break
6:30 — Alex Leach Bluegrass Band
5:30 — The Naked Bootleggers
7:30 — Mike McKinley & The Harmony Grits
8:30 — Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players
From The San Francisco Bay Area: Go west on Highway 92 to Half Moon Bay, then left (south) on Highway 1 for 25 miles. From Santa Cruz: Go north on Highway 1 for 25 miles.
Costanoa Lodge is south of the town of Pescadero, halfway between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz, off the east side of Highway 1. The address is 2001 Rossi Road, Pescadero, CA 94060.
Lodging: The following accomodations are available: Lodge Rooms, Cabins, Tent Cabins, RV Camping, and Tent Camping. Reservations can be made online or call (887) 262-7848.
Weather: This is an indoor festival. FRI: Sunny. High 56, Low 38. SAT: Sunny. High 58, Low 38.
Services: Costanoa offers a nice restaurant and bar and a camp store for your convenience. The nearby town of Pescadero has several restaurants and stores, plus a gas station.
And remember — All of your friends will be there!