Are pets permitted at the festival?

Pets are permitted in the camping area ONLY.  No pets will be permitted in the festival area.  

If it rains, can I get a refund?

The event is rain or shine.  We will not be able to provide refunds for any reason.

Is there camping available onsite?

Yes.  There is limited, rough camping available onsite.  There is no fee for camping but you must make a reservation by calling (814) 537-0653.  Gates for camping open Thursday, August 16 at 9:30 am.  Camping sites are rough - no showers or hookups are available.

How do I learn more about Make-A-Wish?

Click here to learn more.

Will alcohol be served at the festival?

Alcohol will NOT be available for purchase.  However, if you are 21 years of age or older, you are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages, provided they are not in glass containers. 

I'm interested in volunteering my time at this event.  Whom do I contact?

Please sign up HERE or send an email to

How do I become a vendor?

Please  email us at or call Michelle Houser at (814) 537-0653.

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online, at several retail locations or through any committee members.  Please visit our Ticketing page for more information.

How do I get directions to the Cresson Sportman's?

Visit ourDirections page for more information or use this address in your GPS

1224 St. Joseph St. Loretto, PA  15940

Are there corporate and personal sponsorship opportunities available?

Yes.  Please, email us at info@pickinforwishes.orgor call  (814) 537-0653.

I can't attend the event.  How can I show my support?

Donations can be madeonline via PayPalor through the mail.  Please send your check, made payable to "Bluegrass Festival for Wishes" to Beverly Bender at 203 Sheehan Rd., Loretto, PA  15940

We gladly accept in kind donations as well!  For more information email

I have additional questions.  How do I contact you?

Additional information can be obtained by:

              *emailing us at

              *calling (814) 537-0653

              ‚Äč*visiting our Facebook page