June 10th, 11th & 12th, 2016


Sacajawea State Park – Pasco, Washington

For more than a decade MCTAMA has hosted the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous in Sacajawea State Park during the second weekend of June. This festival consists of live music, a Dutch Oven gathering, camping, workshops, dancing, and delicious food. Last year, approximately 1,000 attendees and performers from all over the nation were in attendance, and local newspaper and television stations covered the event. We are anticipating even greater success for 2016!

MCTAMA (Mid-Columbia Traditional Arts and Music Association) is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about traditional arts and music. MCTAMA has jam sessions, hosts workshops and organizes concerts for budding musicians and anyone who appreciates traditional music.


We have a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for businesses and partners who want to be involved in our annual event. This is a chance for you to connect with a unique Tri-Cities audience. The attached document outlines the options available. We would like you to be a part of this exciting venture and would be grateful for your support of the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous.

If you or your company is interested in being a sponsor, please call me at (509) 551-1913, or email Feel free to contact me with any additional questions you may have. Thank you for your time and consideration.


The Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival is looking for food vendors, artists, crafters and vendors with items contributing to the understanding and enjoyment of nature, history, the Bluegrass music tradition and Dutch Oven cooking. All items must be new, either purchased or handmade. (Exception: used acoustic music instruments as used in Old Time/Bluegrass music.)

Please contact Nancy at for further information about receiving an application.


We are looking for volunteers to help out in our activities. If you are interested in helping out, please email Nancy at, or give us a call at (509) 492-1555.


Camping fee is $13 per night, and this year camping opens Thursday June 9, 2016, at 10 AM and ends Sunday at dusk. Camping is dry camping, showers available. First come, first served. We have always had extra space available. Only a couple of electric plug-ins (15am, 120v) available for those with medical needs.  Fires allowed only in self-contained above ground fire pits that you provide.  Jamming encouraged.

Ticket Information. For all tickets, age 15 and under are free (accompanied by an adult)
Weekend passes are available at Brown Paper Tickets (see link on homepage)
Purchased before June 9, $35 per person.
Purchased on or after June 9, $45.00 (cash or check only at the gate)
Friday pass $18
Saturday pass $25
Sunday pass $15

Note that attendees on Friday and Sunday must either buy a one day Discover Pass, or have an annual Discover Pass (daily $10 per vehicle, annual $30 per vehicle). These may be purchased at the State Park. Saturday is a free day, no Discover Pass required.