The Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Annual Siskiyou Folk & Bluegrass Festival. Event planners are beginning to get together and create the venue for this years 13th annual festival. We are looking forward to the best time ever. Mark your calendars!
Camping: The Mallard Loop campground is reserved for late-night jamming in the trees, musicians are highly encouraged here! If you’d like a quieter night’s rest, check out these options, also on Lake Selmac:
- Lake Selmac Resort – A private resort just across the road. Voted 2009 Resort of the Year by Radio Medford-Grants Pass. All the amenities, wireless internet, mini golf, pets welcome, cabin/tent/RV options available.
- Lake Selmac County Park – Don’t be scared if you hear banjos in the trees at one of these sites surrounding the lake. Basic campsites, restrooms, showers, playground.
Josephine County Parks parking fee of $5 per car will be charged at the gate.
This is an attempt to answer questions folks may have about the Siskiyou Folk and Bluegrass Festival. If it’s not covered here, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org we’ll get back to you
- Is there a parking fee? Yes, $5 per car. This will be charged at the gate. Josephine County Parks will not waive this fee
- How much does the Siskiyou Folk and Bluegrass Festival cost? An all day ticket to the festival is the very affordable price of $15 at the door, $12.50 in advance, and children 12 and under are free! Tickets are available online here, just scroll to the bottom of the page. Tickets will also be available the day of the festival as you arrive
- Is there camping or lodging available? Yes, there are nice lodging options available, see our camping page for more information
- Will there be food? Vegetarian options? Food and beer will be provided by Wild River Pizza and Brewing, our festivals biggest sponsor. Local Wine will be available from Bridgeview Winery. Yes, vegetarian and vegan options are available, as well as delicious locally brewed beer and wine.
- Can I bring my own food? Yes! You are welcome to bring coolers, drinks, snacks, make yourself comfortable.
- How do I get there? See our Directions page for a map.
- Are dogs allowed? Please, no dogs.
- What is the weather like this time of year? It can usually be described in one word, hot. But it’s July, where isn’t it hot? Misters will be on site to keep folks cool, you can always take a dip in the lake, or cool off with beverages from Wild River Pizza and Brewing.
- What facilities are available at the festival site? Restrooms, running water, a shaded dining area, playgrounds, even a disc golf course just up the hill are all at the site of the Siskiyou Folk and Bluegrass Festival
- Can I bring lawnchairs? Popups for shade? Yes! Again, make yourself comfortable chairs, blankets, shade, bring it!
- Will there be security on site? Yes, as always the Josephine County Sheriff’s Reserve will be on site just in case. Usually they just enjoy the music along with everyone else.
- What do I need to look out for? Lions, Tigers and Bears? Oh’ my! There are not many scary creatures around besides maybe a few banjo players, but as with anywhere in Southern Oregon, poison oak will be around if you wander off the trail, and mosquitoes may come up at dusk.