Our workshops are designed for musicians of all levels, but may be described as being more appropriate for certain levels. Regardless, everyone is welcome to attend our workshops and sidestage events which also include some jamming opportunities and experience our talented lineup in a more informal and more intimate way. Workshops are 45 minutes unless noted.


Navajo Ramada  

11:00  Ukulele Workshop All music styles & levels with David Wayne

1:00  Intermediate Level Bluegrass Jam, hosted by FFOTM’s Cabell Breckenridge

2:15  Flatpicking Guitar techniques with Peter McLaughlin & Friends

Commercial Building

12:00  Luthiers Showcase & Discussion with Bobby Winteringham, Bill Burke & Friends

2:00  Adventures in Story and Song with Tony Norris & Friends

3:00  The Haymarket Squares Band Showcase Tips on how to win a band contest


Navajo Ramada  

7:00 9:00  Boy Scout Breakfast Fundraiser 

12:00 – 2:30  Bluegrass Workshop for Kids hosted by JamPak Kids and FFOTM Young Jammers

3:00  Ukulele Workshop – Hawaiian Style Kanikapila with David Wayne & special guest Jeff Peterson

Commercial Building

9:00 – 11:00  Band Contest Preliminary Round

12:00  Have a Good Time with Old Time with Hogslop Stringband

1:00  Harmony Workshop & Showcase with Run Boy Run

2:00  Slack key Guitar Workshop with Jeff Peterson

3:00  Old Time Fiddlin’ with John Kennedy

Commercial Building – Fine Arts Wing

9:00  Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Class with Mark Miracle

2:30  Mandolin Technique & Tips with Billy Parker & Friends


Navajo Ramada  

7:00 9:00  Boy Scout Breakfast Fundraiser  

11:00 – 2:00  Instrument Petting Zoo hosted by JamPak Kids

Commercial Building

12:00  Band Showcase with The Badly Bent

1:00  FFOTM Young Jammers Showcase with Madi Morse & Eliza Moyer

2:00  Performance by Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass

Commercial Building – Fine Arts Wing

9:00 – 12:00  Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Class with Mark Miracle

1:00  Old Time Fiddlin’ with John Kennedy

The Wernick Method
Bluegrass Jam Class

mark_miracle_jamcamp_picAgain in 2016, we are hosting a Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Class with Mark Miracle. Mark is a champion mandolin player and a certified instructor of the Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Class. He plays mandolin and guitar, and has taught at many workshops including the Sorrento, British Columbia Bluegrass Week. With Sawmill Road he has toured the US & Europe, and won Band of the Year at Huck Finn Jubilee. He is also the mandolin player for The Sonoran Dogs.



The Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Class is an fun, inventive teaching method focusing on the desire to play music with others, fitting in at your own ability level. You will be jamming the first day!

Kenneth A Walters Photo-wernick.workshopDo you qualify?
You must already know how to tune & play your instrument and change quickly & smoothly between G, C, D, and A. Fast playing is not expected, nor is the ability to solo required.


If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, resonator guitar, even autoharp or dulcimer, you can be part of a bluegrass jam.

Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm (6 hours total)
$65 in advance   •  $70 on site   •  $35 single session
(Festival admission also required)



Photos by Gene Balzer

Photos by Gene Balzer

Photo by Kenneth A. Walters