DIXFIELD – The annual Banjos to Bagpipes weekend of country music featuring 50-plus musicians, singers and dancers will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 25-27, at the Maine Countryfolk Music Theatre.

Pegged as a country and rockhound jamboree, this year’s event offers folk, bluegrass and bagpipe music; a jam and dance with The Pinkhams providing music; another dance featuring the Nickels & Dimes and Friends band; potluck meals; a bean-hole bean supper; a chuckwagon campfire breakfast; Ol’ Prospector Days with gem and mineral displays and panning demonstrations; appearances by cast members of the feature film “Barefoot Country Girl,” camping and more.

All activities are free and for families.

In addition, $500 to $1,000 in scholarships will be awarded to young musicians. “Scholarships this year will be in memory of Linda Latham, our devoted volunteer who was killed in a recent auto crash in Jay. Linda was the ‘heart and soul’ of everything here at Countryfolk and we wish to remember her in this way,” said Larry Bisbee, director of Countryfolk Theatre.

About 39 musicians are scheduled to perform as part of the Country Music Jamboree from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Bisbee noted that regular jams continue every Friday and Sunday at Countryfolk Theatre throughout the summer.


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