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Pick-N-Ride Festival
2017/08/10 11:29:17

Pick N Ride Bluegrass Festival

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Purchase You Pick N Ride Tickets 

    • Weekend Passes including rough camping (RV/Trailer) Thursday, Aug 10 – Sunday, Aug 13th
    • $65/Adult = “Advanced” Weekend Pass including rough camping (Book By July 1, 2017 – $57.54+$65 HST)
    • $85/Adult = “Regular” Weekend Pass including rough camping (Book After July 1, 2017 – $75.23+$9.77 HST)
    • Early Camping (Sunday, August 6 – Wednesday, Aug 9) – $8.00/per adult (includes HST) per night with thepurchase of a Weekend Pass
    • Friday Day Pass $45/Adult including HST
    • Saturday Day Pass $45/Adult including HST
    • Sunday Day Pass $30/Adult including HST
    • Children Under 16 Free with Adult

Contact:  info@horsecountrycampgroud.com or 613-867-0585

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Special Consensus

Special Consensus Bluegrass Band

The Kevin Prater Band

The Kevin Prater Band

CR5 Bluegrass

Concession 23

Concession 23 bluegrass band

The Dusty Drifters

The Dustry Drifter Bluegrass Band

David Cowley

David Cowley

The Anishanabe Experience

The Anishanabe Experience The Anishanabe Experience

Field Jamming in the RV Park

Darwin Thom Gilles Leclerc

Darwin Thom Gilles Leclerc

The “Pick N Ride” is four days of bluegrass festival music and field jamming, equestrian events, and first nations dancing and cultural demonstrations!

There is so much to do!

The “Pick N Ride” takes place at Canada’s #1 outdoor adventure resort, Wilderness Tours and on the grounds of resort partner Horse Country Campground!

  • White water rafting on the Mighty Ottawa River
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing & Kayaking Excursions
  • Ontario’s Only Bungee Jumping Tower!

Pick N Ride passes include unlimited resort access to the beach, hot tub, swimming pool, lots of sport activities and recreation center and 10% off meals at Rafters Restaurant!

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Schedule

Pick N Ride Schedule

David Cowley - 2 Way Horsemanship & Advanced Extreme Cowboy

David Cowley – 2 Way Horsemanship & Advanced Extreme Cowboy

Festival Activities

Equestrian: Join David Cowley for two amazing clinics; Two Way Trust and Extreme Cowboy Racing! Watch a Calgary Stampede champion in action! Bonus Extreme Cowboy Race Competition on Sunday!

Music: Live bands are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in addition to unlimited field jamming in the RV park!

Bring your instruments and enjoy some great bluegrass talent!

First Nations Displays: The Anishanabe Experience presents first nations dancing and cultural displays and demonstrations all weekend.

Learn, Enjoy and Interact with the wonderful performers and artists.

Special Consensus Bluegrass Band

Special Consensus Bluegrass Band!

All the way from Chicago, Illinois is The Special Consensus!  Special C’s 18th recording, “Long I Ride”, was nominated by IBMA in 2016 for three awards and was awarded Instrumental Recorded Event of the Year for “Fireball”.

Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has released 17 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Kevin Prater Band

The Kevin Prater Band

Hailing from the heart of bluegrass Kentucky, The Kevin Prater Band brings a “Pure Kentucky Style Bluegrass” to every show they perform. Kevin is a master of all acoustic string instruments.  He has been part of two, “Album of the Year” and one, Song of the Year” award winning recordings, as well as “Recorded Event of the Year”. Though most known as the “Machine Gun Mandolin Player”  Kevin was nominated for “Banjo Player of the Year” from SPBGMA.  Talent runs abundant in the band as all members play multiple instruments and contribute vocally to the bands sound.

Concession 23 Blue grass

Concession 23 Blue grass

We are pleased to announce Ottawa Valley’s own Concession 23 will be playing at the Horse Country Campground Pick N Ride Bluegrass Fest on August 10-13.  Concession 23 is an energetic, award-winning Canadian bluegrass band based in and around the valley region surrounding Canada’s capital city of Ottawa.

The Dustry Drifter Bluegrass Band

The Dustry Drifter Bluegrass Band

The Dusty Drifters emerged onto the Ottawa bluegrass scene in 2010, introducing a whole new generation to the beauty of bluegrass through their packed three-year run of Sunday Night Bluegrass shows. A popular favourite at festivals throughout eastern Ontario, this five-piece band combines a passion for traditional bluegrass with fiery contemporary instrumental and vocal work.

CR5 Bluegrass Band

CR5 Bluegrass Band

We are also please to announce CR5 Bluegrass Band!  Divergent musical tastes varying from blues to jazz to country to rock & roll, as well as traditional bluegrass, can be heard in the unique “bluegrassified” sound that this group brings to all of its performances.

The current group consists of founding members Dan Potter and Barry Garvin, Christine Smith, and Jim Bossert. While primarily focusing on bluegrass music, CR5 Bluegrass are known to add some old country, folk, pop, old time, gospel and original material to their concerts– all with a contemporary “bluegrassified” twist. Anything goes with this talented ensemble!

Darwin Thom Gilles Leclerc

Darwin Thom Gilles Leclerc

Darwin Thom and Gilles Leclerc have been performing bluegrass and acoustic music as a duet since 2005. They hear and feel a song in a very similar fashion resulting in a dynamic and fluid show.  They often invite other musicians on stage to add to the spontaneity. They’re great friends who have a lot of fun performing together… and it shows!

Purchase Tickets

Weekend Passes including rough camping (RV/Trailer) Thursday Aug 10 – Sunday Aug 13

$40/Adult = “Early Bird” Weekend Pass including rough camping (Book by March 1, 2017 – $35.40+$4.60HST)

$65/Adult = “Advanced” Weekend Pass including rough camping (Book By July 1, 2017 – $57.54+$65HST)

$85/Adult = “Regular” Weekend Pass including rough camping (Book After July 1, 2017 – $75.23+$9.77HST)

Please purchase your tickets here if you would like to add horseback riding, white water rafting, cabin rentals and more.

Weekend Passes

$65/Adult = “Advanced” Weekend Pass including rough camping (Book By July 1, 2017 – $57.54+HST)

Friday Day Pass

45 per person

The clinics and workshops start at 9 am until 4 pm.  The main stage gets fired up at 4pm and runs until 11 pm.

Saturday Day Pass

45 per person

The clinics and workshops start at 9 am until 4 pm.  The main stage gets fired up at 4pm and runs until 11 pm.

Sunday Day Pass

Gospel Show
35 per person

The music starts at 9:30 am and runs until 11:30 am.

Accommodations

The Wilderness Tours Resort offers a range of accommodations including bunk cabins up to luxury cottages and everything in between.  The accommodations are spread out over the resort, but never more than a 5 minute walk to the main stage at the festival.

You can upgrade your weekend packages to from camping to an accommodation when you check out.

70+ Units to Choose From

Chalet Wilderness Tours

Festival Rules

  • All festival visitors must abide by our campground/resort rules. Click HERE
  • No glass containers in the concert tent/stage area.
  • All pets must be leashed at all times and are NOT ALLOWED in concert tent/stage area.
  • No smoking in concert tent/stage area.
  • No amplified music permitted.
  • No Fireworks permitted.
  • Supervised parking for vehicles and motorcycles.
  • All day pass patrons must be out by 2:00 a.m.
  • Food concessions and vendors on site.
  • Generators permitted 8 am-10 pm (Additional restrictions may apply at management discretion)
  • There is a dump station in Renfrew at the Tourist Bureau (across from Walmart – no charge)
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