The concept of a Bluegrass Festival in North Creek was born in February 2004 by former Co-Chairman Joel Beaudin. Many years prior to that Co-Chairman, Rusty Leigh, also had a similar dream for the Town of Johnsburg. Fate and good luck brought these two entrepreneurs together and the Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival was born!
In early 2007 the "Upper Hudson Festivals Inc." registered with the state of New York as a not for profit organization. This organization is dedicated to community service through the production of high quality musical festivals.
Surrounded by the beautiful Adirondack mountains and set near the banks of the pristine Upper Hudson River, the small village of North Creek is gracious host to this musical event.
The township of Johnsburg - home of Gore Mountain Ski Area, many white water rafting companies and numerous hotels and restaurants - donates the spacious site for this event, Ski Bowl Park .
The Ski Bowl Park venue features a new pavilion, restrooms, space for parking up to 200 motor homes (sorry no hookups), ample auto parking and fantastic views of the surrounding mountains.
Weekend parking for motor homes and campers is complementary with the purchase of weekend tickets. Potable water is available at the arrival site, additional portable toilets are available throughout the site. Pumping of black water tanks (for a fee) is available on Sunday afternoon.