Frequently Asked Questions
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 old General Store.
Ice is available from the General Store, the Yellow Pine Tavern and The Corner.
Gas can be purchased from the General Store. Diesel may 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 is open for lunch and dinner serving a limited menu. 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 First Aid Station is across from the toilets in the center of town.
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?
Yes. The General Store has an ATM. Also, the 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.
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.