Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Gallery, Music, Oregon | 18 comments

The weekend after Labor Day, the little town of Sisters in Eastern Oregon flings open its doors to host the Sisters Folk Festival. It’s a three-day extravaganza of Americana roots music—folk, blues, bluegrass, and music that can’t be easily defined. This festival is so good that we’ve been two years in a row.

We won’t be going this year—and I’m already feeling a bit sad about that. One of the gifts and challenges of fulltime travel—well, of life in general—is that there are so many choices. Unfortunately, at least in my somewhat limited understanding of physics, we can only be in one place at a time.

This year, we’ve made plans to visit Glacier National Park in September. We’re thrilled about finally getting to Glacier (we tried several years ago but were shut out during the government shut-down). Still, I regret that we’ll be missing the amazing Sisters Folk Festival.

The sweet little Western-themed town of Sisters rolls out the red carpet for festival attendees. Although there are several nice campgrounds in Sisters (including our favorite, the city campground, where you can bike to all of the venues) you’re welcome to set up your rig anywhere in town during the festival. The music is fabulous, the venues are unique (open air stages, wine bars, coffee shops, big tents with hundreds of chairs, little tents with grassy lawns) and the vibe is the perfect combination of festive and mellow.

What makes it even more fun for us is meeting up with friends from our hometown of Ashland, a mere three hours away. We swung by the festival on our way home from our summer on Lopez Island and met up with friends we hadn’t seen in a year. As an extra bonus, we also finally managed to meet up with fellow fulltime travelers Lisa and Hans (Metamorphosis Road), who were staying nearby in Bend, and shared a delightful afternoon of hiking and lunch.

Should you be interested in the Sisters Folk Festival, I wrote in detail about it last year, including lots of insider tips for attending the festival (you can read about it here). We’ll be back!

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Sisters Music Festival And More
Downtown Sisters Oregon
All The Town's A Stage
Biking In Town With Leslie, Steve And Maple
Art Guitars Mark The Venues
Wonderful Outdoor Stages
It's A Relaxed Event
Molly Tuttle Band
The Good Time Travelers
Creative Instruments For Sale
Brunch And Music
Kyle And Cynthia Enjoying The Music
Our Favorite Evening Venue
Ordering Drinks At The Retro RV Bar
Session Americana
Late Night Music Party
Young Musicians At The Festival
On The Tam McArthur Trail
Steve, Larissa, Leslie And Maple
Wonderful Views From The Top
Hiking In Bend With Lisa And Hans
Creekside Campground In Sisters
Nice Sites In The Pines
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