*** Our fifth annual Midwinter Bluegrass Celebration happened Saturday Dec. 30th at the Shelton Performing Arts Center! this year was The Chris Luquette Trio, Runaway Train and Terry Enyeart and Steelhead. It was well attended and a fantastic musical night!  The May festival is right around the corner!***

May 18 – 20, 2018

Join us for another fantastic festival May 18 – 20, 2018!

May 18 – 20, 2018

Join us for another fantastic festival May 18 – 20, 2018!

May 18 – 20, 2018

Join us for another fantastic festival May 18 – 20, 2018!

May 18 – 20, 2018

Join us for another fantastic festival May 18 – 20, 2018!

2018 Line Up

Our line up so far includes Mile Twelve (Boston), The Kathy Kallick Band (CA), Jeff Scroggins & Colorado (CO), Lockwood  (MT), Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms (Portland) and host band Runaway Train. Stay tuned!

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Camping / Lodging

RV dry camping & tent camping is available after 4pm on Friday. Because the festival is on a school campus, we need to wait until classes get out. Local hotels are also available.

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Kids Activities

The Chick Rose School of Bluegrass is a special program for kids. Children are divided into small groups according to their musical ability and are coached by advanced musicians.

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We look forward to seeing you at our 14th annual event May 18 – 20, 2018 at the Shelton Performing Arts Center and High School campus!

Camping at Bluegrass From the ForestCheck our Lineup page to see what great performers and events we have in store for you this year! It’s still in progress.

We’re planning to make a few interesting changes for 2018 – so keep checking back!

Camping at Bluegrass From the Forest

The Bluegrass From the Forest festival offers many activities in addition to the four main multiple -band shows (in a great Performing Arts Center venue) including Master Workshops, Band Scramble Showcase (anyone can participate!) Banjo Contest, Chick Rose’s Youth School of Bluegrass, Mandolin Tasting, Marv’s Slow Jam, vendors and much more!There will be contests, all night jamming in the campground (midnight hot dogs included), and don’t forget the Showcase Stage where there’ll be open mic as well as other band performances and much more! One thing’s for sure – there is something to keep you occupied at any time throughout the weekend!

—— Are you camping on site? The wait line has been moved from across the road from the school campus to one half mile up the road in the Church of Nazarene parking area. There will be signs directing you there. —–

Get In Touch

Booking information, contest entry and rules, scheduling etc. contact:
Greg Linder – festival coordinator
Phone: 360 898 4581
E-mail: runawaytrainbluegrassband@hotmail.com

Business questions, vendor inquiries, lodging, etc.
Duane Wilson – Kristmas Town Kiwanis
phone: 360-426-1782

Volunteer inquiries: TJ Maki 360 789 4994