Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us September 11 - 13, 2020

Featuring a fantastic lineup!

Slocan Ramblers slide

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us September 11 - 13, 2020

Featuring a fantastic lineup!

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us September 11 - 13, 2020

Featuring the best in national and regional acts!

The Warren G Hardings

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us September 11 - 13, 2020

Featuring a fantastic lineup!

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us September 11 - 13, 2020

Featuring a fantastic lineup!

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us September 11 - 13, 2020

Featuring Runaway Train Bluegrass Band

Postponed, but Not Canceled

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Bluegrass From the Forest will be postponed until September 11 – 13, 2020 and will relocate to the South Mason Youth Soccer Park in Shelton. We anticipate challenges but look forward to expanded opportunities. The outdoor venue is larger and will allow expanded camping, additional food and music vendors and a beer and wine garden near the stage.

Organizers are closely monitoring the advice of the CDC as well as our state and local governments’ recommendations regarding. We care deeply about our bluegrass family and hope you are staying safe. We look forward to seeing you in September. Please click here for more details.

Please check back here for updates, or follow our Facebook page.

2020 Line Up

Volume Five - North Carolina, Crying Uncle - CA., Kristen Grainger and True North - Salem, OR., Whiskey Deaf - OR., Salzer Creek - Centralia, WA., Runaway Train (host band) - South Puget Sound

Friday night Old-Time and Square Dance Saturday night country dance with The Mountain Williams (Bex Winnick caller)

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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 and B&Bs 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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Find us on Facebook

Please visit, like and share our Facebook page. You can see more photos, find out about more events, hear music, see videos, and even leave a review.

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We look forward to seeing you at our 16th annual event September 11 - 13, 2020 at the South Mason Youth Soccer Park in Shelton.

Camping at Bluegrass From the Forest Our 7th annual Midwinter Bluegrass Celebration  December 28 was a huge success and the biggest ever - thanks all who attended!

There is a lot going on at the Bluegrass From the Forest festival. In addition to band performances, the festival offers a host of activities, 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 (located in the quad) and much more. There will be contests, all night jamming in the campground (midnight hot dogs included). One thing’s for sure, there is plenty to keep you occupied at any time throughout the weekend! Visit our Things To Do page to see a full list of activities.

We're looking for businesses and philanthropists who want to sponsor our festival! It will pay some of our many expenses and also help keep our ticket price very reasonable. Please contact Duane Wilson at duanelwilson@gmail.com and he'll give you the specifics.

 

*** We need volunteers! ***  John Pyles is our volunteer coordinator. Call him for all the details 360 598 1944.

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