Little Festival in the Northeast!
The Busy Bird Bluegrass Festival was founded
in 2004 by the Kithcart family of Berkshire, NY. Beverly
Kithcart (whose maiden name was Bird), a loving mother of 9
children, enjoyed attending festivals throughout her years.
She had a warm personality that was liked by many, and she
always had something to do to keep her busy. Her niece and
nephews called her "Aunt Busy", which later led to "Busy
Bird". Beverly truly desired to have a festival of her own
someday that she could share with her family. With the help
of her children, her dream came true in the summer of 2004
with the then named "Busy Bird Family Bluegrass Festival."
Sadly, the 2004 festival would be the only one 'Busy Bird'
would attend. She passed away in January 2005. The loss of
their mother hit the Kithcart family hard, but they decided
to continue holding the festival annually in memory of their
mother. In August 2011, the Busy Bird Bluegrass Festival was
taken over by the Gwardyak family. They have promised to
continue the Annual tradition of providing the community the
same great, festive environment that the Kithcart family
Plenty of Camping
We keep expanding our grounds to accommodate
our growing crowd. We can accommodate nearly 350 rough
camping sites for RVs and tents. The sites are level and
Some of the amenities we offer to our guests
include a free dumping station, shower houses, "Mom's
General Store", ice and firewood deliver to your campsite
and much much more.
Our Busy Bird Cafe serves up breakfast lunch
and dinner for a very reasonable price. *Tip- Pack light.
Our menu is full of delicious item that won't break the
Don't forget to stop by the Busy Bird Sundae
shop for desert and for "Mom's famous" strawberry shortcake
or other ice cream treats.
Our multiple vendors offer all sorts of
crafts, goods and services. Be sure to stop and check them
top stage performances:
Busy Bird offers many musical workshops,
hosted by some of the most talented instructors and
performers. Some of the workshops we offer include but are
not limited to guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro and fiddle.
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