Kansas Prairie Pickers Association


First a list of some regular jams around the state. Before you drive any long distance to one, please call ahead. We all try to stick to a schedule but things change. If you have one to list, please contact us.

We've listed several events on this page, but some other sources are:

Here are a few events in Kansas and surrounding area. We cannot guarantee or be responsible for the type of shows or festivals listed. If in doubt, please contact the promoter. If you have an event you'd like to list, contact us. If you want to see who did what in the past, check out our Calendar Archive.


October 4-6: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Call (405)282-4446 or 1-877-203-1206 or visit www.oibf.com.


January 1, 2019: KPPA New Year's Pot Luck and Band Scramble. Start eating at 1 p.m., doors open around noon. Bring a main dish and a salad or desert. The Club provides paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic ware, and coffee/tea. Enter name for band scramble noon to 1 p.m., with names drawn form groups at 1:30. Fun to follow.

February 22-23: 30th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. For 2019 the bands include Tim O'Brien with Jan Fabricius, Volume Five, Short Round Stringband, The Baker Family, Spring Street and the KBA Treblemakers. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

June 6-8: 26th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. More information here Our Festival

July 19-21: Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass Festival Colby, KS, visit website at http://www.PickinOnThePlains.com For 2019 they will have Rhonda Vincent, Kenny & Amanda Smith and Driven, for starters!

September 18-22: 48th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (620)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

October x-x: International Bluegrass Festival, Guthrie, OK. Call (405)282-4446 or 1-877-203-1206 or visit www.oibf.com.

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Kansas Prairie Pickers Association

Contact: John Payne
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Last Modified: May 10, 2019.