2010 Festival Photos
courtesy of Eric Vest Photography
2009 Festival Photos
courtesy of Eric Vest Photography
2008 Festival Photos

The Alzen Family ( on the main stage

Caleb Franz ( and Forrest Yoder ( share inside secrets of great guitar playing. Lots of instrument workshops are offered during the weekend, so be sure to bring yours!

Guitar workshop is always a big hit!

The Snack Shack is only one option when it comes to food. Who can beat such friendly service?

Enjoying some good bluegrass music from the Main Stage

2007 Festival featured many great groups, such as the Wissmann Family

Todd Watkins ( and Emmet Franz ( conducting an awesome dobro workshop.


Mitchell Joe Bontrager throws out a lick on the banjo during the 2007 festival!

Sunday morning hymn sing is a Itasca Family Bluegrass tradition

Coloring contest for the kids!

Jamming all day long!

Get in there and play your heart out!

Play area for kids - swings, sand-box, etc.

Visit the General Store and buy yourself a treat!

Coloring contest

Mandolin workshop

Guitar workshop

Showcase stage

Albert Berge Sisters sing on the Showcase Stage

CD Sales

Making new friends

Playground fun

Like Father, like son

Franz Family on stage

Fiddle workshop

Fiddle workshop - Chelsy Bontrager & Hannah Kalisch

Bass workshop

Bass workshop

Preparing the corn boil - many hands make light work

Kettle Korn is always a popular treat

Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream!

Yum, anyone for fresh corn on the cob?

Festival t-shirts for sale!

Bontrager children bring a smile to everyones face!

The Berge Family singing on Sunday morning

Berge Family cracks up on stage




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