Activities! So much to do...
Group camping next to Lost River and adjacent to the stage/audience area. This is dry camping except for some electrical hookups (for charging batteries only) and water to top off tanks. Showers and restrooms available a short walk away in the Civic Center. Wifi provided by FireServe Broadband Internet. Camping Monday July 8-Sunday July 14, leaving Monday. Packages available with tickets and t-shirts.
Hosted by the Bluegrass Quilters' guild, this indoor space will have tables, planning walls, and quilts on display. Bring your sewing machines and projects and join in the fun. The live music will be played in the room so you won't miss out!
Saturday Afternoon Pie and Ice Cream
Pies baked by the locally famous Nibbley's Restaurant and Bakery, served by the Running Raiders Girls Youth Basketball team. Proceeds will help fund their trip to the tournament.
Instrument Petting Zoo
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play a banjo? A mandolin? Maybe your true calling is the dobro. You never know until you try. Hosted by Wyatt Troxell, the instrument petting zoo will give you the opportunity to lay hands on an assortment of instruments and have some talented teachers show you the basics. Fair warning: this music is easily played and addictive!
Merrill History & Modoc War Museum
Be sure to visit the Merrill History and Modoc War Museum. You can learn about how Merrill came to be and the pioneers that created our fair town. See the Modoc War room, the only Indian war in which a U.S. Army General was killed. There is also a room dedicated to Merrill's own Carl Barks, the creator of Scrooge McDuck and all of Duckburg's residents. Hours 9-4 Thursday and Friday, 10-2 Saturday. Located in the Merrill City Hall at 301 E. Second St, Merrill, OR 97633
Mon-Sun: Camping & Jamming
Wed-Sun: Quilters' Room
Fri: Main Bands 1-8pm - see program
Sat 10a-8p: Main Bands - see program
Sat Afternoon 2:30p: Pie & Ice Cream
Sun 10a-2p: Main Bands - see program
Sun Afternoon/Eve: Jamming
Workshop Schedule TBA
Schedule subject to change as needs require.
Beer Garden Hosted By Mia's & Pia's Brewhouse
The first and finest Local brewery, Mia's & Pia's Brewhouse, will host a beer garden in the food court area. They boast many styles of personal recipe beers for the decerning palate, well suited for sipping.
Saturday Activities for Families
Archery for Kids with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Kids try your hand at archery at this fun, safe activity hosted by our friends at Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife. Check out their website:
Birds of Prey with Badger Run Wildlife Rehab
See beautiful birds of prey up close and personal! Hosted by our friends at Badger Run Wildlife Rehab. Check out their website to see all the amazing things they do: https://www.badgerrun.org
Playground on site right next to the audience area.
Stuff To Do In and Around Klamath County
Did you know we have a national park and a nationa monument within an hour's drive of Merrill? These are Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds National Monument. And that's just the beginning of what there is to do in and around Klamath County. This online guide will fill you in on where you can dine, lodge, camp, sightsee, bike, hike, spelunk, go to museums, golf, even glide down a zipline!!
While you are driving around, keep your camera handy. You will lose count of the number of picturesque old barns, farm houses, hay barns, green fields and pastures, rivers and water ways that you will see. And another little bit of advice, just from me to you (you know who you are): there are some nice little thrift stores and antique stores in the area - a quick online search will give you plenty of treasure hunting spots to explore.
The Lost River Bluegrass Festival is hosted by the Lost River Arts and Cultural Alliance, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, PO Box 595, Keno, OR 97627.