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.


January 1, 2017: 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 17-18: 28th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Bands to be announced. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

June 8-10: 24th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. More information later this year at Our Festival

June ?-?: 14th Annual Brown County Breakdown Bluegrass Festival, for info contact John Keim (785)467-8971 or visit website at http://browncountybluegrassfestival.com or email at calljo4avon@jbntelco.com.

July ?-?: Pickin' on the Plains Bluegrass Festival Colby, KS, visit website at http://www.PickinOnThePlains.com

August ?: Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships, Lawrence, KS, South Park. More info call (785) 841-6495 or contact thru email on their web site: http://www.kansasfiddlingandpicking.org

September 13-17: 46th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (620)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

October 7-8?: 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: October 26, 2016.