The Packway Handle Band of Athens, one of America’s top touring bluegrass bands, will headline the annual Bluegrass Festival at Andalusia Farm, the final home of author Flannery O’Connor, on Oct. 25.
The festival is staged in the large field behind the farmhouse where O’Connor lived the final 14 years of her life. The opening acts will be popular Milledgeville-area bluegrass bands Heart Pine and Sawgrass.
The festival will run from 4 to 9 p.m., starting with porch pickin’ from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to bring instruments to join in the fun. Admission is $10 for adults. Students and seniors are $5 and children under 12 are admitted free. Ample parking is available at no charge.
The public is also invited to bring picnic suppers. In addition, food and drink will be available for purchase from popular Milledgeville businesses.