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2021 Bluegrass Festival Canceled

It is with great regret that we must cancel the 2021 WHYS Radio Bluegrass Festival due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. We set a early decision date and at the time we made the decision the Covid situation not improving at the rate that we had hoped. Our concerns are for the safety of our attendees, volunteers, musicians and the community in general.

Check back for information on the 2022 WHYS Bluegrass Festival!!



Who can I contact with additional questions about the event?

Email John Bodkin at bearbodkin@msn.com 


New to WHYS Radio's Bluegrass Festival? Expect a relaxed lazy day at Lake Altoona County Park. Large shade trees are all around the area, so no need for sunscreen unless you or the kids want to visit the park beach. Be sure to put the free parking pass on your dashboard and, if you like, catch a ride on the Cody Limousines cart to the entrance. Picnic tables are limited so it's helpful to bring your own chairs or a blanket to spread. Brats, hot dogs and other festival fare will be available as well as our famous rice and beans in the club house. Craft beers will be on tap in the pavilion. Kubb sets will be available within earshot of the music, with national and international experts available to show you the game. There will be a kids area and there's also plenty of swings right next to the seating area. Best of all there are loads of talented musicians to enjoy on the main and side stages. If time allows we'll have a large Bluegrass jam to end the evening, so bring an instrument and play along.



2021 Kubb Tournament Canceled

WHYS Bluegrass & Kubb Tournament

  • Three or more players per team
  • Limited to 16 team
  • Food and Beer served on site
  • Live Music
  • Shaded Pitches at Lake Altoona County Park (free parking)
  • $30 Team entry fee
  • Free Festival entry for team players


When and where will we play?
We will start at 11am at the festival grounds at Lake Altoona County Park.

How do we signup?
We are trying a new tournament system called 'Challonge' where you can sign up, check your standings and even enter match results via your phone, vote on open matches and predict winners (or just signup :). Registration will only take a few minutes.

  • Sign up Here
  • Register/login
  • Enter a team nameĀ (check the “register a new team” check box, enter a team name, and click the ‘Create Team’ button.)
  • Select that name from the list (you may have to refresh the page first)

If you have any questions email whys@whysradio.org

What is the tournament format?
Four groups will play best of three matches in a round robin format to determine seating for the championship bracket. Teams that win will stay in the championship bracket. All other teams will move to the consolation bracket.

For questions
email whys@whysradio.org

Want to get WHYS KUBB info?
Email whys@whysradio.org
and we will keep you up to date on the KUBB happenings!

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