The 20th Annual
(Featuring the two local cool dudes shown above.)

Always the 3rd Friday & Saturday in August


Council, Idaho

Friday, August 19, 2022

Saturday, August 20, 2022

(see schedule via link below)

As always, admission to the festival is FREE

 (Donations are very welcome, as that's how we survive!)


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Click here for this year's schedule:

Festival  Schedule




Location: Veteran's Memorial Peace Park

2046 Highway 95, Council, ID

This park is behind the old Grange Hall--which is now the American Legion Hall--right along the highway at the north end of town

Past performers: Bill Coffey, Innocent Man, Blaze & Kelly, Jimmy Bivens, Buckskin Bible Review, Chicken Dinner Road, Bitterroot, Jonathan Warren & the Billy Goats, Hotwire, Hecktor Pecktor, Shakin Not Stirred, Possum Livin, Wanigan, JD Webb, Kyleigh Jack, The Knights, Beargrass. High Desert, Will Williams & Gravel Road, B-Town Hitmen, Dave Nudo, The Lack Family, Dry Buck, High Street Band, Soul Patch, 

The Bottom Line, Van Paepeghem Quartet, 

Tracy Morrison Trio,  .....


Click on these subjects to go to information about them:

How to get to Council and the Festival Site

RV Parks        Campgrounds    Motels     Vendor information

Things to see and do around Council


Photos of how we made our portable stage


Photos from the 2008 festival

RV Parks:

In Council: Weiser River Trail RV Park --407 S. Hornet Street--- Council, ID 83612 --phone: 208-566-1025 --email:



Quail Hollow RV Park (3 miles north of Council)



Mountain View RV Park & Carwash--full hookups, camp sites       208-739-0101
Hall's Trailer Park  208-253-6437
Red Barn RV Park: 208-253-4768

               4 full hookups ($10/day or $50/week). Several partial hookups                 and dry camps.



Dry camping is available at the Fairgrounds right next to the festival park. $15 per day. Contact the Adams County Extension Office: 208-253-4279 during business hours.

Cambridge (22 miles south on Hwy. 95)
        Frontier Motel & RV Park -- 208-257-3851
New Meadows
        Zims Hot Springs (4 miles north of New Meadows and 30 miles north of Council)  208-347-2686
            Hookups with electricity & water = $16.00 ($1 swim discount)
            Self-contained trailer = $8.00
                Please call to reserve hookups
        Meadows RV Park 208-347-2325       $12 to $17.00/ night
McCall (45 minutes northwest)
        Golden RV Park -- 208-634-5389
Riggins (1 hr. north)
        Prospector's Gold RV Park -- 208-628-3773
Weiser (1hr. south on Hwy. 95)
        Gateway RV Park -- 208-549-2539
        Monroe Creek Campground & RV Park --208-549-2026
Mann Creek (50 minutes south on Hwy. 95)
        Mann Creek Store & RV Park -- 208-549-1868

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Motels / Bed & Breakfasts

      Unfortunately, Council is without a hotel at the moment.


Elkhorn Bed & Breakfast--South of Council at 1327 Highway 95, Mesa, ID --Contact Debra Buckner:  208-741-2071  



The Elkhorn B&B has added a Jacuzzi to the amenities list!

The Elkhorn offers a cozy and warm log home ambience located in Mesa, Idaho. We are located between the Middle Fork and the Little Weiser River with the awesome views of Cuddy, Hit, Indian and Council Mountains. We are approximately 6 miles south of Council on Highway 95, two hours north of Boise, Idaho.
For our guests, snowmobile parking is available, a non-smoking environment and we are pet friendly offering horse & mule motel.


Lazy J Ranch Bed & Breakfast -  Indian Valley (about 17 miles from Council)

Cambridge (22 miles south on Hwy. 95)
        Frontier Motel & RV Park -- 208-257-3851

New Meadows (30 minutes north on Hwy. 95)
    Heartland Inn & Motel --208-347-2114   (AAA Approved, 5 B&B rooms, kitchenettes, cable TV, 4 Suites with fireplaces, hot tub, non-smoking rooms, in-room phones)
    Meadows Motel -- 208-347-2175

Cuprum (quaint little burgh 40 miles up in the mountains toward Hells Canyon and the Seven Devils Mountains):
    Hedges Cabin --208-258-4649

McCall (45 minutes northwest):
    Hotel McCall -- 1-866-800-1183 (toll free)  or   208-634-8105
    Scandia Inn Motel -- 1-800-622-2554 (toll free) or 208-634-7394
    Super 8 Motel -- 1-800-800-8000 (toll free) or  208-634-4637
    Woodsman Motel & Restaurant -- 208-634-7671
    Bear Creek Lodge -- 208-634-3551
    Brundage Bungalows -- 208-634-2344
    Best Western --208-634-6300

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Dry camping is usually available at the Fairgrounds right next to the festival park. 

Limited hookups to power or water. Policy on this is being worked out.

    Primitive camping spots (no water taps, toilets, benches, electricity or hot tubs) can be found around every corner of the area's hundreds of miles of National Forest roads.

    More civilized campgrounds (water, outhouse type toilets, often picnic tables--cost is usually $8.00 per night):
            --Cold Springs Campground (about a half hour to 45 minutes north...west of Highway 95 near Lost Lake) 30 spots-- trailers up to 22' long
            --Big Flat --12 miles south via Hwy 95, then 14 mi. east on gravel road. $5.00/night     13 spots     trailers up to 45' long
            --Cabin Creek --4 mi. S of Council via Hwy 95, then 10 mi. E on Forest Rd. 186  
            --Evergreen --about 15 miles north on Hwy 95, right off the highway  (Just totally rebuilt with new facilities!)
            --Lafferty -- About 30 minutes up Hornet Creek road (paved), northwest of Council. Outhouses, water, beautiful spot.
        New Meadows
            --Last Chance Campground (4 miles east of New Meadows) 28 spots--trailers up to 45' long

Very civilized camping:
    McCall (45 minutes northwest)
        McCall Campground -- 208-634-5165
    Weiser (1 hr. south on Hwy. 95)
        Monroe Creek Campground & RV Park --208-549-2026
    New Meadows
        Zims Hot Springs (30 miles north of Council)  208-347-2686
            Tents = $8.00 per night

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Vendor information

Vendors (craftspeople, food vendors, etc.) are welcome to set up at the performance area.

Vendor Fees:

Food / Drink vendors = $50 for the weekend or $25 for one day. Non-food = $30 for the weekend or $15 for one day

Vendors need to supply their own tables, shade awnings, etc. If you need electricity, please make this known in advance.

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