I've never been to a really good festival, only to a small local one near Toronto where I live (which I enjoy). I'm thinking of going to a weekend festival in May or June of this year. Here's what I'm looking for:
A beautiful green or rural setting
Great bluegrass with perhaps some old time as well
Not so large as to be overwhelming
Friendly jams that a stranger can join in on
Also possibly (but less important):
a taste of the south for a northern admirer
Not too far from a major airport (don't know if I'll fly or drive).
I'd be glad to hear from any of you.