FALMOUTH, MA—Highfield Hall & Gardens will host its 9th Annual Bluegrass Festival on Sunday, August 11, from 2:00-5:00 pm. The free festival, a foot-stomping, fun-filled summer celebration for the entire family, is sponsored by The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. The festival headliner is Honeysuckle, a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration. Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, reviewers have raved about this Boston-based band’s “honeyed harmonies and succulent strings.” In 2018, Honeysuckle won “Best Folk Artist of the Year” at the Boston Music Awards. The band just released its new album, Fire Starter. CrabGrass Bluegrass Band, Cape Cod’s “premier bluegrass band,” joins the afternoon line-up. The band is comprised of Les Beavan on banjo, Chris Miner on mandolin, Dan Fortier on guitar, Katy Box on fiddle, and Ted Mello on bass. Guests can bring a picnic or purchase food and beverages from the Barking Claw and Chariot Pizza on site. Highfield Hall & Gardens is located at 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth. Parking is very limited. Premier parking is available in the Highfield lots for $10/car on a first come, first served basis. Free parking is available at The Curling Club, Falmouth Academy, and the Falmouth Bus Depot lots. Attendees are encouraged to carpool, bike, or take the WHOOSH Trolley to the Falmouth Bus Depot on Highfield Drive. (http://www.capecodtransit.org/whoosh-route.htm) Highfield Hall & Gardens, a restored 1878 mansion and estate, is located at 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth, MA. Surrounded by spectacular gardens and woodlands, Highfield hosts art exhibitions, music concerts, culinary classes, festivals, family events, and public programs. The mansion is open to visitors six days a week from April 15-October 31 and year-round for programs and functions. Admission is $8; Seniors $5; Members, Children under 12 and active military personnel are free. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sundays 12-4 p.m. Closed Mondays except holidays. For information, call (508) 495-1878 or visit highfieldhall.org.