Kansas Prairie Pickers Association


June 7-9

25th 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 Graystem

7pm Wood Valley Pickers

8pm Durst Family

9pm Thorpe & McElroy


5pm Old Guy and the Rest of 'em

6pm Boiler Room Boys

7pm Legacy

8pm Muleshoe

9pm The Ready Brothers


5pm Reach for the Sky

6pm Prospect Bluegrass

7pm Pastense

8pm Blue Moon String Band

9pm Faris Family w/special guest Leo Posch

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!

No Band Scramble: In the place of the usual band scramble we will have an open mic starting at 1:00 for groups that want to perform.

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

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 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