Winlock Banjo Picking Chicken

The 20th Annual


July 31st - August 2, 2020

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COVID-19 Update for Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA)

2020 Winlock Pickersfest Canceled

With COVID-19 still not under control and with all of the risks and uncertainties currently associated with this virus, the WAMA Board of Directors has unanimously voted to cancel 2020 Winlock Pickersfest. We apologize for any hardships or inconveniences this decision creates for anyone. Rest assured this was not an easy decision for us to make. But we feel under present circumstances this is the best course of action for us to take.

Please continue to be safe and check our website frequently for updates and WAMA news.

Yours Truly,

WAMA Board of Directors


Winlock Pickers at Winolequa Park

2020 Winlock Pickersfest
July 31st - August 2nd, 2020

Don't Miss it!

If you attended Pickersfest '19, you already know what an awesome 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 the next festival even better! Keep watching this page as we update our activities and lineup. Mark your calendars now for July 31st through August 2nd, 2020.

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

Got Questions?

If you have any questions regarding our festival activities or festival on-site camping, please go to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page under the INFO tab of our website. Hopefully, any questions you have will be answered there. If you still have unanswered questions, please use our "Contact Us" form to ask your question.

Click here to Submit your Band for our 2021 Pickersfest

To see Winlock Pickersfest band lineups from previous years,
Visit our Lineup Archive page.

Visit our Photo Gallery page.



Pearl Django

Performing at
2020 Winlock Pickersfest
July 31st - August 2nd 2020


Pearl Django

With a performance history spanning 25 years and over 110 shows at Jazz Alley, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions.... MORE

Pearl Django performed at our 2016 Winlock Pickersfest. WAMA is exuberant to have them returning in 2020!

More Information about Pearl Django

Visit Pearl Django's Facebook page.



Performing at
2020 Winlock Pickersfest
July 31st - August 2nd 2020



Choroloco is an acoustic trio of Seattle musicians brought together by their shared love of Brazilian music. The name Choroloco reflects their enthusiasm and love for choro, a highly melodic and rhythmic form of Brazilian popular music that originated in early 1900’s Rio de Janeiro.... MORE

Choroloco has been a showcase band at the WAMA Wintergrass Hospitality Suite, and we are very excited to have them performing at the 2020 Pickersfest!

More Information about Choroloco

Visit Choroloco's Facebook page.


The 2020 list of performers will include:

  • Pearl Django

  • Choroloco

  • String Theory

  • Sunny South

  • Never Come Down

  • Jackson Linder
    Pickersfest Audio Technician

View our 2020 Lineup page
for full band bios and photos.


Winlock Pickersfest includes instructional workshops, genre jams, 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.

Our 2019 Winlock Pickersfest had three New Genre Jams.

All three genre jams were extremely popular and very well attended, with some people coming to the festival just to play in the jams. These are the jams we had in 2019:

Since these special Genre Jams were so successful, WAMA is now planning on possibly adding one or more new Genre Jams to the schedule. Keep watching this space to see what develops.

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 hours drive south of Seattle and an hour north of Portland, this gem of a Pickersfest 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.

Dog Waste Station at Winolequa Park

PETS: During the festival, well behaved pets are allowed throughout the park and camping area with the exception of a marked off pet free zone around and in front of the stage and the concession area. Please clean-up after your pet.

The Winlock Pickersfest 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 WAMA website to see the impressive display of music events offered throughout the year.

Submit your Band for our 2021 Pickersfest

Winlock Pickersfest encompasses a wide variety of Acoustic Music Genres.   If your band is interested in being considered for WAMA's fun filled festival, please submit your request along with a band bio and band photo by October 31st, 2020. Providing links to some of your bands music samples would also be helpful for WAMA in our band selection process.

Starting in 2020, WAMA will only accept band submissions through October 31st of the year preceding the next Pickersfest to be considered to perform at this festival in Winlock, WA.  WAMA will quickly finalize the band selection process and immediately notify bands whether they have or have not been selected to be offered contracts to perform that year.

Please NOTE: Our band selection process requires bands to submit a short biography and picture that may be used in advertising our festival. Band submissions lacking these requirements may not be considered to perform.

Also, if your band has a website or social media site (i.e., Facebook), please provide a link for each site you want to have shown with the band's bio.

Please use the link below to email your submission with the required attachments.
(This link uses your personal email client, which hopefully allows attachments.)

Submit Your Band Info To WAMA.


Use US Mail (USPS) sent to:

PO Box 845
Winlock, Wa. 98596

If your band is selected, and you agree to play at Pickersfest, you will be sent a contract and a W9 (tax form) to complete and return to us.

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