Activities! So much to do...
Free Community Appreciation Night
Thursday night from 6-8 pm. Last year's Thursday night band featured The Western Flyers with Redd Volkaeret! We're not sure just yet who will be the Thursday night band but they surely will not disappoint.
Bring a picnic dinner, chairs/blankets and join us for an unforgettable summer evening!
Here is our T-shirt for 2023, photo by local Chuck Collins, T-shirts by local John Despain
Stay tuned for the 2024 T-shirt!
This was the 2023 raffle guitar, a Martin 000Jr. We are searching for the 2024 raffle instrument, so stay tuned!
Bluegrass Jam Class
Taught by Rick Sparks using the Wernick Method. Assisted by Karen Roemmich.
Stay tuned for details!
Food and Craft Vendors
Art and craft vendors will again be located on the Civic Center front lawn.
Stay tuned for updates on our food vendors!
Quilters, bring your project and sew among friends in the comfort of the classroom space at Sewing Works! Located at 109 Front Street, next door to the festival and adjacent to Tater Patch Quilts.
Saturday Afternoon Pie and Ice Cream
Sponsored and benefiting the Running Raiders Girls Youth Basketball team. Proceeds will help fund their trip to the tournament.
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.
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
Stuff To Do In and Around Klamath County
Did you know we have a national park and a national 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.