Despite intermittent rainfall which turned some areas of the 18-acre McCullough Park Campground into mud, hundreds upon hundreds of bluegrass enthusiasts packed in to hear bluegrass and gospel tunes played by 11 different bands and groups.

Despite intermittent rainfall which turned some areas of the 18-acre McCullough Park Campground into mud, hundreds upon hundreds of bluegrass enthusiasts packed in to hear bluegrass and gospel tunes played by 11 different bands and groups. Persons from as far away as Washington state were among those who attended the first-ever four-day event. July 20, 1981.