Born in 1975 by a local family, and now produced by the Greater Ontario (California) Convention Visitor Bureau, Huck Finn Jubilee still has a down-home feel, but the last several years the Bureau has focused its attention on growing the Jubilee — which in 2001 was named the bluegrass event of the year by the International Bluegrass Music Association — into one of the country’s biggest bluegrass festivals, and bringing the talent to warrant that growth.
For the last 36 years, Huck Finn was run by Don Tucker and his family and held at the Mojave Narrows Regional Park in Victorville. It was taken over in 2013 by the Bureau, moved to its current location and moved on the calendar to earlier in the month which, according to one blog, avoids future date conflicts with the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
- You’re going there to see: Dr. Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury Band, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon
- You’re going to come home talking about: Greensky Bluegrass, Driven
Denver to Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park
14 hours, 24 minutes
Camping: Plentiful on-site. RV sites also available.