We want your experience to be safe and fun.
Idaho’s backcountry is beautiful and it’s important to remember you’re surrounded by wilderness as well as other people. This information is here to help you plan ahead.
Free day 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.
Community Breakfast buffet, 8-11am, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Community Hall, $10 (as a festival fundraiser). Smoked Brisket Dinner, Friday 5:30-7pm, @ Community Hall, $15. Pulled Pork Dinner, Saturday 5:30-7pm @ Community Hall, $13. Also, at The Corner Pub, The Yellow Pine Tavern, the General Store, and various food vendors.
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. Note: Yellow Pine is under a boil order. See the posting at the faucets.
Ice is available from the General Store, the Yellow Pine Tavern and The Corner Pub.
Gas can be purchased from the General Store and The Corner Pub. Follow the “FUEL” signs.
Local lodging accommodations fill up early in Yellow Pine. It is strongly recommended that you contact these locations before July, to check on availability:
The “Yellow Pine” campground is less than a mile south of town. The “Golden Gate” campground is about two miles south of town on the Johnson Creek road; the “Devil’s Bathtub Campground” is just down the East Fork road; there is also free camping in the forest around the town (with portable toilets). There is also other free stream-side camping further away.
Yellow Pine does not have an RV dump station.
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. Additional festival security is provided by the Yellow Pine Fire Dept. volunteers.
Trash cans, recycling cans, and portable toilets are available throughout and around town.
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.
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.
During the festival, the local weather is generally chilly in the mornings and gets quite warm by mid-afternoon. Even when it gets hot during the afternoon, it cools off overnight.
Let us know how we can help!