The Bluegrass Music Association of Maine Welcomes It’s Members to the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway in Alna, Maine for a Meet up and Jam session! Saturday, May 21st, 2022
Please read through all the information on how to get your tickets. Tickets are limited, be sure to book in advanced!
We recommend getting tickets for the 10:00AM or the 11:00AM train to ensure ample time for picking. There will be very limited tickets available for BMAM members on subsequent trains.
Tickets are FREE to BMAM members. That’s right, FREE! The good people at the WW&F Ry are letting card carrying BMAM members ride for FREE. Tickets for non-BMAM members are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. When purchasing your tickets you will be able to choose 1 (Solo membership) or 2 (Duet membership) BMAM Member tickets. Please note, only members are free. Other family members will be charged full price. We will be working with the WW&F RY to verify membership information.
Also note that if vegetarian options are needed for purchase, that Grandpa’s Kitchen should be contacted in advanced. Their Facebook page is linked below.
Event information after pictures:
Take your pick… and your car and a train ride.
Ride the historic Sheepscot Narrow Gauge Railway for a festival of musical motoring. With as many as 50 cars on display, an “open jam” of bluegrass music, and food by Grandpa’s Kitchen, this Midcoast gathering will be sure to please!
Our friends at Owl’s Head Transportation Museum have selected the WW&F as the destination for their spring rally. We expect up to 50 cars of all types to be gathered and displayed at the railway from 11:30am to 2:00pm.
Meanwhile, our friends at the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine have “picked” the WW&F for their Jam and Meet Up. The best bluegrass musicians will be pick-nicing alongside the historic automobiles and along (and maybe aboard) the WW&F steam train.
A VERY LIMITED number of tickets to this exclusive collision (oomph, maybe not the best word) of music and motoring are available to visitors of the WW&F Railway. Trains will linger at the picnic site to allow everyone to enjoy the music and automobiles.
And what would a picnic be without food? We’ve invited Grandpa’s Specialty Smoked Meats to set up his kitchen right at the picnic grounds.
Trains leave Sheepscot Station (97 Cross Road, Alna, Maine) hourly from 10am to 3pm. Note that most automobiles will only be present from 11:30am to 2pm, and musicians will be coming and going as they please. (Hey, they are musicians, after all.)
This is an exclusive event that you will not want to miss.
About Owl’s Head Transportation Museum
Owl’s Head Transportation Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and operates pre-1940 aircraft, ground vehicles, engines and related technologies significant to the evolution of transportation for the purpose of education. Visit them year-round in Owl’s Head, Maine.
About the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine
The Bluegrass Music Association of Maine is dedicated to supporting bluegrass music in Maine by preserving, promoting and maintaining the integrity and roots of this great Acoustic string band music called Bluegrass. Bluegrass is recognized as a unique musical form, a music in which singers accompany themselves with acoustic instruments, bringing together amateur and professional musicians as well as devoted fans. BMAM was formed out of the love for bluegrass music and to promote local Maine bands.
About Grandpa’s Kitchen
Grandpa’s Specialty Smoked Meats are done the old fashioned way. Some products are handcrafted over 3 weeks from start to finish – including their famous hand-stuffed sausages. Meats are smoked anywhere from 2-14 hours. Grandpa’s meats are shipped all over the world from their facility in Pittsfield, Maine.
While menu items for this event are subject to change, choices typically include smoked chicken, steak dogs, and homemade stuffed sausages. And bacon; real bacon. Vegetarian options should be requested in advance.
About the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway
Ride over the Sheepscot Valley’s Narrow Gauge Railway aboard a historic steam train for a trip back in time. Explore the facilities and workshops where exploration is encouraged and inquisitiveness is rewarded. Experience the nearly-lost art of running and maintaining a steam powered narrow gauge railroad.
Passes, Vouchers and Discounts
We will be pleased to honor passes and vouchers to be redeemed as the fare to Bluegrass, Steam, and Gasoline. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot on the train using a Lifetime Pass, an Annual Pass, a Victorian Christmas 2019 Voucher, or similar pass.
Weather and Cancellations
Bluegrass, Steam, and Gasoline is primarily an outdoor activity that will run rain or shine (please dress accordingly.) Obviously, some aspects of this event may be curtailed or cancelled should the weather (or ground conditions) be uncooperative. If extreme weather is predicted, all passengers will be notified via email or phone, and given the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.
Note that this is “black fly” season, so bug repellant is definitely recommended.