Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA)

Winlock Pickers' Fest

Our 2018 Pickers' Festival was an exceptional weekend this year. We had a wonderful time with lots of great jamming, fantastic bands, excellent food, and good weather for camping. Start planning for next year and another GREAT event!

Keep checking this page and our Pickers' Festival website for updates about the 2019 Festival.

2018 Pickers' Fest Survey Request

Your input is crucial to helping make improvements to our music festival. If you attended this year’s Winlock Pickers' Fest you may have a suggestion or two that might make future events even more enjoyable for you and others. With so much to do when making festival preparations and doing the physical labor, it is very easy for us to overlook things. To help make this next festival as great as we can with the resources available to us, we really need your suggestions based on your experience. YOU are our most important resource.

Please click the link below to access our short survey. As a festival attendee, performer, volunteer, and as a WAMA Member your participation will be greatly appreciated. We are all in this together and together we can make each successive festival even better than the last.

Thank you! ~ WAMA Board of Directors

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Banjo Picking Chicken

19th Annual

Winlock Pickers’ Festival

August 2 – 4, 2019

The festival includes instructional workshops, open mics, plenty of pickin’ and grinnin’, and organized kids activities! Check out our website to see details about the live bands, the workshop schedule, camping details, ticket info, links, and more.

The festival officially starts on Friday, but the jamming and camping begin on Thursday!
(Camping is allowed for up to 10 days, so you can stay until your next Festival, or beyond.)

The 2019 list of performers will include:

Richard Smith Poster

Nestled in a beautifully wooded area, Winolequa Park is conveniently located close to Interstate 5. Less than 2 hours drive south of Seattle and an hour north of Portland, this gem of a pickers’ fest is attended by many great pickers from all over the Pacific Northwest. This fantastic festival is put on by an all-volunteer staff, so the price of admission is remarkably inexpensive.

Food is prepared and catered by the Winlock Park Board who collect the proceeds for this service and is available from noon on Friday through Sunday breakfast.



Check out the Fantastic Raffle for 2019 !!

The Winlock Pickers' Fest is a labor of love created by a dedicated group of volunteers from the Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA). We hope you'll check this site often.

To Learn More about Pickers' Fest, Click Here.

* Sponsored by WAMA,an IRC 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization


Band Submissions for 2019 Festival

Winlock Pickers' Fest encompasses a wide variety of Acoustic Music. Bands interested in being considered for the fun filled 2019 festival may submit music samples and band press kit (including band bios and photos, CD(s), digital download, website, etc) by December 31, 2018.   Submit them to:

PO Box 845
Winlock, Wa. 98596


email WAMA at info@wamamusic.com.


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