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Join us at the Big Ponderoo for an unforgettable music experience! Enjoy two stages of bluegrass and Americana music set against the beautiful backdrop of Sisters, Oregon. Get ready to have your musical horizons expanded!


  • This is a general admission, all ages event. (Children 5 and under enter for free.)

  • Lineup and schedule are subject to change.

  • The show will take place rain or shine; both venues are located outdoors. 

  • Both venues are "festival-style".  No seating will be provided, please bring your own low-back chairs or blankets.

  • The venues are approximately .6 miles apart and there is a clearly marked route (look for the Big Ponderoo sandwich boards!) between the two. The terrain is flat and paved and perfect for bicycles, strollers, wagons, etc. 

  • Re-entry is allowed all weekend long for weekend pass wristband holders.

  • Box Office locations are open at both venues - Sisters Art Works and Three Creeks Brewing.

  • Both of our venues are accessible for those with physical disabilities, though they are on grass and the ground may be uneven in spots. We have venue volunteers ready to help those who request assistance at both venues. More accessibility info here. 



This pass is good for entry June 29 & 30 at both festival venues, but is dependent on capacity. Ticket price includes a complimentary commemorative Silipint cup for ticket holders 21+ ($10 value). 


This pass is good for entry Sat, June 29 at both festival venues, but is dependent on capacity. Music runs from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Ticket price includes a complimentary commemorative Silipint cup for ticket holders 21+ ($10 value). 


This pass is good for entry Sun, June 30 at both festival venues, but is dependent on capacity. Music runs from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Ticket price includes a complimentary commemorative Silipint cup for ticket holders 21+ ($10 value). 

Festival VENUES

sisters art works venue big ponderoo


204 W Adams Ave, Sisters, OR 97759

The newly designed Sisters Art Works stage features custom barn doors, permanent lighting, and a unique park setting creating an intimate, warm, and inviting tone.

(800-person audience capacity)

SAW Venue
three creeks brewing facility concert venue


265 E Barclay Dr, Sisters, OR 97759

The Three Creeks Stage is located on the north side of town with stunning mountain views. Experience the Three Sisters mountains while listening to excellent music and sipping your favorite beverage. (1,000-person audience capacity)



171 E Main Ave, Sisters, OR 97759

This Sisters hot-spot includes a tap house, food trucks, and a stage making it the perfect location for our workshops and open-invitation pickin' sessions. No ticket is required to enter. Come grab a bite to eat and a cold beverage, listen in on workshops, and join fellow musicians in Pickin' at the Barn!



At Big Ponderoo, we strive to provide exceptional experiences without damaging the planet in the process. In our first year, we're proud to have adopted a number of sustainable practices while acknowledging that there is always more work to be done. Here's what we're currently doing to promote sustainability:

  • We do not provide disposable cups for beverages. All ticket holders receive a free Silipint cup at check-in.

  • Attendees have access to free filtered water bottle filling stations at both venues. 

  • We encourage all of our performing artists to use reusable water bottles and only provide disposable water bottles upon request.

  • We aim to serve as many beverages in kegs (rather than cans or bottles) as possible. 

  • We encourage biking and walking between venues and provide a free Bike Valet service at each venue. 

  • We recycle all plastic, paper, glass, and cardboard accumulated before, during, and after the festival that complies with recycling standards in Deschutes County.



Cruise the festival on your bike and let our volunteers keep an eye on it for you while you enjoy the music. Blazin’ Saddles hosts our two bike valets located at Three Creeks Brewing and Sisters Art Works. The bike valet is free to festival patrons, and saves you the hassle of parking a car! Donations are gladly accepted, and 100 percent supports Sisters Folk Festival’s music and arts programming in the Sisters schools and community. Please do not leave your bike before volunteers arrive. Bikes will not be looked after overnight, so be sure to pick up your bike before valets close.


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