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Winlock hosting Pickers’ Fest this weekend

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Impromptu jam sessions like this one break out all over Winlock’s Winolequa Park when Pickers’ Fest is in town, such as this coming weekend. Guests from all across the region, as well as the country, travel to participate in this weekend-long event.

The 13th annual Winlock Pickers’ Fest will be held this Friday through Sunday at Winolequa Park, in Winlock. Normally held in June, this festival moved to a sunnier month. The festival includes instructional workshops, open mics and plenty of pickin’ and grinnin’!



5 – 5:45 p.m. Rose in the Heather

6 – 6:45 p.m. The Loafers

7 – 7:45 p.m. Blue Pickup

8 – 8:45 p.m. Mark Johnson & Emory Lester



9 – 10 a.m. Guitar – with Steve Blanchard

9 – 10 a.m. Dobro – Jim Miernyk

9 – 10 a.m. Fiddle – with Julie Samudio

9 – 10 a.m. Banjo – with Matt Snook

10:30 – noon All levels Mandolin – with Emory Lester

10:30 – noon Clawgrass Banjo – with Mark Johnson

Noon to 1 p.m. Slow Jam

1 – 3 p.m. Kids Activities.

1 – 4 p.m. Open Mic


5 – 5:45 p.m. Misty Mamas

6 – 6:45 p.m. Rose in the Heather

7 – 7:45 p.m. The Loafers

8 – 8:45 p.m. Mark Johnson & Emory Lester


Gospel Show Performances

10 – 10:45 a.m. Blue Pickup

11 – 11:45 a.m. Misty Mamas

Tickets will be $7 each on Friday and Saturday, while the Sunday performances are free. If you plan to camp at the park during the event, there will be a $10 per night fee. For more information, including band details, visit

The Winlock Pickers’ Fest is a labor of love created by a dedicated group of volunteers from the Winlock Acoustic Music Association (WAMA) and co-sponsored by the Wonlock Park Board. WAMA hosts events throughout the year, so we hope you’ll check the site to see the impressive display of music events offered throughout the year.

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