|Hillbenders on the Main Stage at Pickin' 2011|
The 6th Annual Pickin' in the Panhandle Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival will be held September 7-9 at Lazy A Campgrounds. Located less than 10 scenic miles off I-81, between Inwood and Hedgesville, WV, this festival is easily accessible to Panhandle patrons and city-folk alike.
Between the tunes and the tastings, Pickin' VI, has something to satisfy even the pick-iest of palates. This year's fest will feature over 30 bands on 3 stages with sounds ranging from traditional bluegrass to modern country meets rock-ish-esque and lots of variations in between. We'll talk tunes more in a bit, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the eats, as this fest is home to the official KCBS West Virginia State BBQ Championship!
|55 Irons BBQ at Pickin' 2011|
This will be my fourth Pickin' in the Panhandle, and I'm just as excited for this one as I was for my first! From that first day trip during my DC days to last year's adventures of mud-bogging in the Mini, every Pickin' holds a new adventure with nary a dull moment. For this year's festivities, I'll be camping all weekend in the Taj maTent, perfecting my campsite cuisine. As for my Pickin' picks, here are some of the bands that are on the top of my to-do list (but in no particular order): Half Bad Bluegrass Band, Back Creek Valley Boys, Clay Hess, Colebrook Road, Circa Blue, Speakeasy Boys, Stoney Creek, Joe Taxi, Lonesome Highway, Cumberland River, Stacy Grubb, Lonesome River Band, Dry Mill Road, and last but definitely not least, Doyle Lawson! I'm always on the lookout for new tunes, so leave a comment below with the band you're looking forward to seeing most, and I'll be sure to check them out!
For the full schedule CLICK HERE!
Tickets are available by phone (304-264-8801 or 1-800-4WVA-FUN), web, or click here for a list of places to pick them up in person. You can purchase day or weekend passes, and don't forget you'll need a camping pass if you plan on overnighting!
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Pickin' in the Panhandle
September 7-9, 2012
Lazy A Campgrounds
317 Kathy's Lane
$60 for a 3-Day Weekend Pass
$25 for a 1-day Pass