Kansas Prairie Pickers Association


June 8-10

24th Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party

In June we put on the Prairie Lake Pickin' Party, our own festival featuring local and regional bands and plenty of pickin' around the festival grounds. The city has a small stage in some shade trees of this nice lake. We have our annual membership meeting there, and a band scramble to give pickers a chance to meet new people and do short stage performances. Simple camping (dry), partial shade, with a pit toilet and electricity available at most sites. Remember to bring your lawn chairs to watch the show!

Band Schedule:


5pm The Bonjour Brothers

6pm Ain't Got No Cents

7pm Ditch Lillie & The Weeds

8pm Blue Moon String Band

9pm Faris Family


5pm Six Mile Creek

6pm Thorpe & McElroy

7pm Legacy Bluegrass Band

8pm Mule Shoe

9pm The Boiler Room Boys


5pm Prospect Bluegrass

6pm Durst Family Band

7pm The Ready Brothers

8pm Jed Zeplin

9pm Pastense

Open KPPA Membership Meeting: Saturday morning, 10 a.m. at the membership table. General business of the Club will be conducted and it's open to all KPPA members. Come be a part of the process!

Band Scramble: follows the KPPA Membership Meeting (see above). Band Scramble participants will take turns on stage from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Raffle: Dick and Bobbie Durow of Dick Durow Music and Rick Roberts of Kansas Guitar Shop, has donated a guitar and case for raffle.

Raffle: Bill & Pearl Tolle have donated a handmade quilt for a raffle. Proceeds will go to the Building Fund.

Retail Tables: The club charges $25 for groups or individuals to sell their wares. Check newsletter for details, or contact KPPA.

Directions: Prairie Lake is one mile north and 3.5 miles east of Holton, Kansas.

Camping: Dry camping is available ($). The lake has permanent pit toilets and no water. The City of Holton operates the campground. Rules are as follows:

Camping Rules: Camping permits are based on an overnight stay. Camping units may stay for a maximum of 14 days. Camp sites may not be served. Unoccupied camping units are not to be left overnight.

Camping Permits: Sites with electricity $10, without electricity $8.

Fishing Permits: State fishing license required

Food: The Circleville Christian Church Youth Group (guided by Holton Lions Club) will operate their food booth again on Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday. Usually items like Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, Nachos & Cheese, drinks, etc.

Contact: Ron Meier at (785)633-0984 or martind18@aol.com

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Contact: John Payne
E-mail: fidlnjohn@yahoo.com
Last Modified: May 11, 2017