Yellowpine Harmonica Festival

Make plans to head to Yellowpine August 6-8 for the legendary Yellowpine Harmonica Festival!

With a population of approximately 35, this little “town” is tucked on the edge of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, the largest federally protected wilderness area in the lower 48 states.

The concert festivities begin Friday afternoon with an open mike that lets harmonica extraordinaires please the crowd in a freestyle environment. The festival continues with judged harmonica concerts, live bands, harmonica lessons and more.

Festival goers can camp in and around Yellowpine in official campsites or less official, but still established campsites. The laissez faire but environmentally responsible environment is part of the fun of attending this festival and hanging out in Yellowpine. There is free and fee camping, although the free spots fill up quickly. Visit the festival’s website at www.harmonicacontest.com for additional information on traveling to the festival and camping in and near Yellowpine.

While you’re up there, make sure to visit the Corner Bar (21 and over) for a unique local experience. Bring a set of golf clubs too, because Yellowpine has its own golf course. Sure, the greens are located amidst stands of pine, and the fairways are layered with pine needles and cones, but the abundant flora and fauna on the course are what make golfing in Yellowpine a unique experience.