Zigzag Old Time Music Campout

Labor Day Weekend ~ September 2 – 5, 2016

Old Time Jamming 2014Fiddles! Banjos! Guitars! Mandolins! Basses! Voices! Fun! Food! Campfires! Mountains! Community! Join us for this 3-day weekend of an exciting annual old time music camp in Oregon!

Come one, come all, musicians, singers, music lovers. Bring your instruments and your tent, van/small RV (or reserve a yurt) and take an easy hour drive from Portland to the beautiful Zigzag Mountain Farm on Mount Hood. Camping is in your choice of wooded sites or open meadows.

Our visiting featured artists this year are Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones and Charmaine Slaven & Charlie Beck. We’ll have a few local instructors do some workshops as well.

ErynnMarshallCarlJones PhotoErynn Marshall and Carl Jones are old-time musicians and inspired tunesmiths. They are married – in life and music. When they play, their instruments and voices blend like two forks of the same river. Southern song-duets and soaring fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo tunes comprise their diverse concert sets. They play with ease, spontaneity and vitality. While rooted in the traditional sounds of older players, this duo stays true to their own muse. Carl’s honest songs can make your heart ache. Erynn’s spirited fiddling can enthrall. Together Carl & Erynn’s expressive, musical meanderings can transport the soul.

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Husband and wife duo of Charlie Beck & Charmaine Slaven, started performing together as Squirrel Butter after meeting at a music festival in 2005. Sharing a deep love of traditional music, they explore the genres of old-time, early bluegrass, blues, country, & cajun while adding their unique perspective to these traditions and threading these influences into their original compositions. Multi-instrumentalists, they play banjo, guitar, fiddle, steel guitar, step-dance, and sing in harmony. Occasionally, Squirrel Butter appears with guest musicians to form a trio or quartet.

We will also continue to feature workshops for kids. Check back for more information on instructors and the schedule.

This is funded by Bubbaville.

Check out the 2016 Workshop Schedule!

We will offer breakfasts and dinners again this year . The cost will be $6 for breakfast, $11 for dinner, or $45 for all 6 meals. You can purchase meal tickets at the farm. You are welcome to bring your own food if you like.

Breakfasts (Saturday – Monday) include oatmeal, yogurt, Zigzag Mountain Farm raspberries, artisan breads, jam, hard-boiled eggs, organic fresh ground coffee, selection of teas, orange juice. Sunday’s special are assorted pastries, Monday’s special scrambled eggs and tofu scramble.

Friday: Welcome BBQ with bratwurst, veggie patties, pasta and green salads.

Saturday: Burritos with your choice of grilled chicken, Zigzag Farm made refried beans and salsa, olives, onions, jalapenos, and sour cream. Chips and salsa, and a green salad.

Sunday: Italian Pasta, garlic bread, green salad

~ all meals can be vegetarian ~ 

Gates open noon on Friday, Sep 2, to set up camp. Jamming will commence and continue until Monday, 1pm. Everyone is welcome, whether you play an instrument, sing, love to listen, or just want to relax in a beautiful place, surrounded by mountains and music. Explore the trails and organic gardens.

Located on Mount Hood about an hour from Portland, Zigzag Mountain Farm is home to an organic garden, old homestead, house, yurts, and barn. 50 acres of open meadows and forest, bordering thousands of acres of national forest. A year-round creek flows through the property and 3 major rivers are nearby. The Zigzag Mountain Lookout Trail leaves from the property.

Get your tickets at BrownPaperTickets. Tickets, including day passes, are also available at the gate. Contact us at info@zigzagmountainfarm.com for directions and with questions. 

Scholarships Available! 
We have set up a fund to provide further discounts to those really in need. Send us an email at info@zigzagmountainfarm.com and tell us your situation. We’ll weigh the amount of requests to the amount of funds and help you out.