Winlock Banjo Picking Chicken

The 19th Annual

Pickers' Festival

August 2-4, 2019


Winlock Pickers at Winolequa Park

If you attended Pickers' Fest '18 you already know what a fantastic festival it was. If you missed it please accept our heartfelt sympathy. But all is not lost! We are already hard at work planning for next year's music festival and believe it or not, we are on the fast track of making this next one even better! Mark your calendars now for Augus 2, 3, & 4, 2019.

2018 Pickers' Fest Survey Request

Your input is crucial to helping make improvements to our music festival. If you attended this year’s Winlock Pickers' Fest you may have a suggestion or two that might make future events even more enjoyable for you and others. With so much to do when making festival preparations and doing the physical labor, it is very easy for us to overlook things. To help make this next festival as great as we can with the resources available to us, we really need your suggestions based on your experience. YOU are our most important resource.

Please click the link below to access our short survey. As a festival attendee, performer, volunteer, and as a WAMA Member your participation will be greatly appreciated. We are all in this together and together we can make each successive festival even better than the last.

Thank you! ~ WAMA Board of Directors

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2019 Winlock Pickers' Festival
August 2-4, 2019

Don't Miss it!

Note: The park only has a few picknic tables near the stage.
We suggest you bring your own comfortable lawn chair for your best seating.


Click HERE to check out our New Lineup Archive page.

Click HERE to check out our New Photo Gallery page.


Richard Smith Performing at 2019 Winlock Pickers' Festival
August 2-4, 2019

Winlock Pickers at Winolequa Park

Click HERE to go to website.

The festival includes instructional workshops, open mics, plenty of pickin' and grinnin', and organized kids activities! Check out the rest of the site to see details about the live bands, the workshop schedule, camping details, ticket info, links, and more.

The festival officially starts on Friday, but the jamming and camping begin on Thursday!

Nestled in a beautifully wooded area, Winolequa Park is conveniently located close to Interstate 5. Less than 2 hour's drive south of Seattle and an hour north of Portland, this gem of a pickers' fest is within close driving distance for plenty of great pickers who show up every year for it. And since the festival is put on by an all-volunteer staff, the price of admission is remarkably inexpensive.

Food is available on the premises from the Winlock Park Board starting at noon on Friday through Sunday Breakfast.

The Winlock Pickers' Fest is a labor of love created by a dedicated group of volunteers from the Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA) and co-sponsored by the Winlock 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.

Bands interested in being considered for the 2019 festival may submit music samples and band press kit (including band bios and photos) by December 31, 2018. Submit them to WAMA at .

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