Thumbfest is a family-friendly traditional acoustic music festival sponsored by the Bluewater Folk Society. The Bluewater Folk Society is a non-profit, all volunteer, organization dedicated to promoting traditional and acoustic music in Michigan's thumb area. It takes place every year on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend in Lexington, Michigan along the shores of Lake Huron.
It is now a free festival open to anyone coming to the Village of Lexington. It is made possible by donations on the day of the event, fund raisers throughout the year, sponsorship by local businesses, musicians, numerous volunteers, the Village of Lexington, the Lexington D.D.A and the Lexington Business Association. Each year, the Thumbfest has a unique Thumbfest T-shirt for sale. The festival provides handicap access, parking, and a shuttle service. Lexington, located along beautiful Lake Huron, features unique shops and fine dining, as well as the convenient harbor and beaches.
There are multiple stages, workshops, jam sites, children's stage area, dance, craft/food vendors and a Hootenanny at the end of the night. Be sure to bring your instrument, lawn chairs AND your singing voice so you can participate in the events. Truly something for everyone! Thumbfest spotlights acoustic music from traditions as diverse as Folk, New Orleans brass to Celtic, PanWorld to Blues, Eastern European to Americana.