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, 2018: 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 15-16: 29th Annual Wichita Winter Bluegrass Festival. Bands to be announced. Visit KBA at http://www.kansasbluegrass.org

June 7-9: 25th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, Holton. More information later this year at Our Festival

August 26: 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.fidpick.com

September 12-16: 47th Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield contact Walnut Valley Association (620)221-3250 or visit www.wvfest.com.

October 6-7?: 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 18, 2018.