The fourth annual Fiddlers Picnic Rally was held in Livingston MT August 5-7. This event is within a 500 picker jam, The Fiddlers Picnic on the Old Mercier Ranch just South of Livingston MT. The ranch is right on the Yellowstone River and just North of the Park a few miles
The first night was warm and the pickers played till all hours in and around the barn and ranch garage and all throughout the grounds.
We had a great vintage camper social hour hosted by Reg and Steve Bittner
Candace and Dave Payne who host the overall Picnic hosted the core of the noon potluck the next day and the pickers played on
Then the black clouds moved in, the wind blew and pea sized hail fell. We prayed that larger hail would not drop and it did not. When one is camping in vintage tin you just hate to hear hail. It wouldn’t be a proper Montana Summer event though if the weather didn’t do everything
Candy, Dave and a host of volunteers hosted a great breakfast for all as raindrops came and went. A little more picking broke out as we all sadly broke camp and headed down the road