Frequently Asked Questions

MUSIC FESTIVAL DATES AND TIMES
Street Stage
6pm - 10pm
THURSDAY, July 30
Street Stage
Noon - Midnight
FRIDAY, July 31
SATURDAY. Aug 1
Street Stage
10am-midnight
SUNDAY, Aug 2
Community Breakfast
8am-11am

Q: WHERE CAN I GET WATER & ICE & GAS AT THE FESTIVAL?

A:  Water is available from the faucet on the south edge of the property by the Schoolhouse Museum, a faucet at the Veteran's Memorial,and on the south side of the General Store. 

Ice is available from the General Store, the Yellow Pine Tavern and The Corner.

Gas can be purchased from the Yellow Pine Tavern. Diesel can be purchased from The Corner (park in General Parking and go into the business to purchase.)

 

Q: IS FOOD AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE DURING THE FESTIVAL?

A: The Corner Grill is open for lunch and dinner. The Yellow Pine Tavern will serve a limited breakfast during the festival.  There are food vendors at the festival.  There is breakfast at the Community Hall, Saturday and Sunday morning, for only $6 (as a festival fund raiser).

Q: WHERE DO I PARK?  

A: Free  general parking is available in town,  one half block from all the action.  Special areas are designated for ATVs and Cycles. Parking areas are shown on the festival map.  Click HERE to see the map.

Q: HOW TO GET TO THE FESTIVAL?

A: Click HERE to get driving directions and view maps of the routes.  Please DO NOT follow your GPS.

Q: WHAT LODGING & CAMPING IS AVAILABLE?

A: Click HERE to get info.

Q: CAN I BRING MY PETS?

A: Your well-controlled, LEASHED, domestic pets are welcome in Yellow Pine.  There is a leash law within all USFS boundaries (which includes all nearby campsites).  Animals should not be left in vehicles during the day as the heat builds quickly in the vehicles at this elevation and time of year.  The safety of all pets is important in Yellow Pine.

Q: ARE TRASH CANS & PORTABLE TOILETS AVAILABLE?

Trash cans, recycling cans and portable toilets are available throughout and around town.

Q: WILL THERE BE MEDICAL SERVICES AVAILABLE? 

A: Yes. The medical response team is located next to the General Store.

 

Q: WILL LAW ENFORCEMENT BE PRESENT AT THE FESTIVAL?

A: Both the Valley County Sheriff's office and Forest Service Law Enforcement will be present at the festival.  They are helping us make this a fun-filled, family-friendly event, by watching for unattended campfires, drinking while driving and other illegal activities.  

Q: IS THERE A LIQUOR STORE IN TOWN?

A: No. There is no liquor store in Yellow Pine. There is a liquor store in both Cascade and McCall.  

 

Q: IS THERE AN ATM AVAILABLE?

No. There is no ATM in town. However, our businesses and most vendors can now take debit and credit card payments.

Q: WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?

A:  During the festival, the local weather is generally chilly in the mornings and getting quite warm by mid-afternoon. Even when it gets hot during the afternoon, it cools off over night.  

Q: IS SMOKING ALLOWED AT THE FESTIVAL?

The Yellow Pine Music and Harmonica Festival is a family-friendly event where the health and comfort of families and performers is of the utmost concern. We ask that people refrain from smoking in the outdoor audience and performance areas at all times during the festival. Smoking is not allowed at any of the indoor performance areas.

Q: WHAT CAN MY FAMILY & FRIENDS DO WHILE I AM IN THE HARMONICA WORKSHOP?

Your family and friends may enjoy exploring the town, Schoolhouse Museum and surrounding area, or they may want to participate in other fun activities occurring in Yellow Pine like the Walking Tour or join the Photo Scavenger Hunt.  Note:  fishing is catch-and-release in the local streams.  Many people like to soak up the history of the region with a drive to Big Creek or Stibnite.  

Q: DO WE GET TO SHOW OFF WHAT WE LEARNED AT THE WORKSHOP?

A:  Yes, workshop attendees are encouraged to participate in a final performance at the opening ceremonies of the Yellow Pine Music and Harmonica Festival, on Friday.  Attendees are encouraged to also participate in the Saturday morning (10 am) Walking Music Parade and jam session during the festival.​

Street Dance

Dance with us on the main street!

Location

Street Stage

Day

Saturday, 10pm

Fly Tying Demo

Fly tying demo

Location

Demo Tent

Day

Saturday afternoon

Deadbeats & Disasters of Early Idaho

Join Gary Eller for a presentation on what early Idaho was like

Location

Community Hall

Day

Saturday 2pm

Wood Carving Demo

Carving Walking Sticks with Marc Blanchard

Location

Demo Tent

Day

Saturday at noon

Great Harmonica Run

Enjoy the forest on this 6.5k run/walk through the area. Online registration $20. Registration at the event $25. Funds support the festival. Fun prizes. Sign-in at The Corner porch on Saturday at 8am. Run starts at 9am. Awards on the Community Hall Stage at 10:30am.

Location

The Corner

Day

Saturday, 8am

Water Color Painting Demo

Learn basic water color painting with Rhonda Egbert

Location

Demo Tent

Day

Friday, 5pm

Schoolhouse Museum

Visit the past at the Schoolhouse Museum, open from 1-5pm

Location

Schoolhouse Museum

Day

Friday & Saturday afternoon

Salmon River Project

Hear stories, poems and songs of the early Salmon River area

Location

Community Hall

Day

Friday 10am

Idaho Harmonica Workshop

Learn from the best instructors. Learn to play or just improve your skills. Click the link to register for this intense 2-day workshop. Pre-registration is required.

Location

Community Hall

Day

Wednesday-Thursday, 10-3

Live Auction

Join us for the live auction! Always great stuff to bid on.

Location

Street Stage

Day

Saturday evening

Raffle

Tickets are $1ea or 6 for $5. Your chance to win a set of 7 Seydel harmonicas with case. $559 value.

Location

throughout the festival

Day

Saturday 4-8pm,

Antique Firearm Display

Wally Cory brings his antique guns to show and discuss

Location

Schoolhouse Museum

Day

Saturday, 1-3pm

Mustache Music Parade

Join in the parade! Bring an instrument if you have one. If not, borrow one of ours. Meet at the corner of Westside and Ellison at 9:45 a.m. See the Festival Map for the parade route.

Location

Corner of Ellison & Westside

Day

Saturday 10:30am

Wristband Winners

This is your chance to win $200 for only $5. Two drawings, Friday & Saturday at 8:15. Buy your wristbands at the festival T-shirt booth. The drawing is held on the Street Stage both nights.

Location

Buy @ T-shirt Booth; drawing on Street Stage

Day

Friday & Saturday 8:15

Bingo

Join us and cool off in the Community Hall for BINGO! Friday and Saturday. $1 per card or 6 for $5 donation; proceeds support the festival. Fun prizes!

Location

Community Hall

Day

Friday & Saturday afternoons

Photo Scavenger Hunt

For only $5/person, teams will compete for $$$. Don't have your own team? No problem, we'll set you up with one. All items to be located and photographed are available in the festival area. Bring your cell phone or digital camera. A slide show of the scavenger hunt will be shown during the Community Breakfast on Sunday morning at the Community Hall.

Location

Community Hall

Day

Friday 1-4pm

Midas Gold Tours of Stibnite

Midas Gold Idaho will be offering free tours of the project in Stibnite on July 31, August 1 & 2, 2020. Clothing requirements to participate in a tour – closed toed shoes, pants, and no sleeveless shirts. Each participate will be loaned a hard hat, high-viz vest, and a pair of safety glasses. Meet the tour van at the Day Parking area. Seats are limited for each tour. Donations accepted.

Location

Check in at Midas Gold Booth

Day

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Walking Tour of Yellow Pine

Anytime. Just download our .pdf brochure and walk your way through town.

Location

Downtown

Day

Anytime

Teen Hangout

Join the Pros and hang out with your friends at the Community Hall. Free to attend. Music by Spike Coggins.
Water and pop will be available for sale for $1.

Location

Community Hall

Day

Saturday evening, 7-10pm

Kids Harmonica Lesson

Hey, kids! Join Roby Kap from 2pm to 3pm, on Saturday for harmonica lessons at the Demo Tent The harmonica is provided.

Location

Demo Tent

Day

Saturday afternoon, 2-3pm

Silent Auction

Great items and baskets at the Silent Auction

Location

Silent Auction Booth

Day

Saturday afternoon, 1-4pm

Great Harmonica Run

The Great Harmonica Run is a 4.1 mile (6.5k) run or walk. You can enjoy nature as you run through the shady scenery around Yellow Pine. You will finish on the main street of historic Yellow Pine.
Pick up your bibs and bags on the porch of The Corner.
Early, online registration is only $20. Registration at the race is $25; payable at sign-in.
Sign-in for the race is Saturday, August 1st, at 8:00 a.m. on the porch of The Corner.
We discourage the use of ear buds as there may be traffic on the route.

Location

The Corner

Day

Saturday, 8:00am

Kids Corner

Located next to the Demo Tent. Check the schedule for times. Fun crafts for the kids only $1. We even have a sandbox to play in!

Location

Corner of Yellow Pine Ave & Profile Street

Day

Friday, Saturday-check the schedule for times

Harmonica Contest

Up-and-coming harmonica players will will be judged by professional harpist and compete for great prizes. Only $20 to enter online. Or just come and be part of the audience. Click the link for more information and to register.

Location

Street Stage

Day

Friday afternoon

Fly Fishing Demo

Join Fly Fishing Master, Ewald Grabher, for a fly fishing demo

Location

Parks Creek Trailhead

Day

Saturday, 10am

Festival T-shirts and Souvenirs

Get your 2020 festival T-shirt and other great souvenirs at the T-shirt booth near the Street Stage. We even have face masks!

Location

Festival T-shirt Booth

Day

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Trail Rides

Buck Horn Outfitters LLC, is offering trail rides out of Yellow Pine along with summer pack/camping trips to high mountain lakes in the area. Contact them at 208-633-3614 to make arrangements.

Location

Buckhorn Outfitters

Day

Various

All proceeds support the festival and the Village of Yellow Pine

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