Fostering a Love for the Outdoors / Creating a Sense of Community / Developing Leadership and Life Skills


50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Fostering a Love for the Outdoors / Creating a Sense of Community / Developing Leadership and Life Skills


50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Acoustic Festival


Farmington Valley Acoustic Festival

Saturday, October 19, 2019         11:00am – 6:00pm

The event will be held Rain or Shine

No Pets Allowed

Tickets: In Advance: $10 (children 3 – 15 yrs: $5)    At the Gate: $15 (children 3 – 15 yrs: $8)    

Winding Trails members receive $2 discount.

For General Public tickets:

Winding Trails Members only may get tickets here:

50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT

Come and enjoy over twenty of the finest local and nationally touring acts in the beautiful woods of Winding Trails in Farmington, CT. There will be three stages playing simultaneously giving you the opportunity to hear a multitude of musicians among the fall foliage. The schedule so far includes:

Amphitheater Stage

Walton Pond Stage

Nature’s Porch Stage

Shawn Taylor Mark Moriarty Sweetest Key
Ramblin Dan Stevens Peter Lehndorff The Bombay Oysters
HannaH’s Field Bill Benson Peter Nelson
Lara Herscovitch and the Highway Philosophers Bonnie Lee Panda Crowes Pasture
Auburn Mode Eric Paradine Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli
The Wolff Sisters Jimmi Mann Kirsten Graves
Syndicate Gracie Day

Song Contest with Bill and Kay Pere – 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Come and perform your original songs for a chance to win a featured performance slot at the Connecticut Songwriters Association, a music business and career consultation, and more. Space is limited so sign up early. The $10 registration fee for the contest includes a ticket to the Acoustic Festival. Full contest rules and registration instructions at

Limited Space available, register by emailing

The Craft and Business of Songwriting – 2:30pm – 3:30pm

The Craft & Business of Songwriting with Grammy Award winning Songwriter Bill Pere. Come and learn the craft and business of songwriting with Grammy-Winning songwriter Bill Pere. Bill was named one of the “Top 50 Innovators, Groundbreakers, and Guiding Lights of the Music Industry” by Music Connection Magazine. He is the author of the industry-standard songwriting guide “Song crafters’ Coloring Book” and is one of the most sought-after songwriting coaches today, working with clients around the world. More at  Registration to this workshop is free.

Vocal Coaching Workshop  3:45pm – 4:45pm

Vocal Coaching Workshop with Nashville recording artist Kay Pere. Come and learn some career changing vocal tips with Nashville recording artist, award-winning singer-songwriter, and a nationally known vocal and creativity coach Kay Pere. Kay has been a Director for the Connecticut Songwriters Association since 1997, and she presents regularly at national music conferences. More at  Registration to this workshop is free.

Food and Drink Vendors

                  Greenhouse Cafe and more!


The festival benefits the Trails Fund of Winding Trails.

Special Thanks to These Event Sponsors:






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Winding Trails

50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Phone 860.677.8458    Fax 860.676.9407

Winding Trails, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving people from Farmington and surrounding communities, providing year round recreational and educational activities for the enjoyment and growth of families and individuals of all ages. Winding Trails is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of the natural woodlands and waterways that allow outdoor programming, character development, and other activities that strengthen the lives of those we serve.