Tickets are on sale for our 2nd annual Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass Benefit Concert in Ellerbe, North Carolina! Proceeds provide scholarships for campers at Millstone 4-H Camp.

October 20, 2018 5-11pm

1296 Mallard Drive

Ellerbe, NC 28338

Live music from Flatt Lonesome, Lauren & Lane, and Long Gone Bluegrass. Buffet and live auction. Beer and wine included in ticket price. Adult only event. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by Oct 1, 2018, to Keith Russell, 910-652-5905 or     


Cabins are available for rent for $150 each per night. Each cabin is equipped with air conditioning, heat, bathrooms and can sleep up to 11 people. To reserve a cabin, call 910-652-5905 or email Erehn Frye at


4:15 PM                Gates open for general public, day-of ticket sales, and groups                                    staying over night

4:30 - 5 PM           Millstone Camp Tour 

5:15 PM                Kick-off and opening remarks from Center Director Keith Russell

5:30 PM                Buffett opens

6 - 6:45 PM           Long Gone Bluegrass

7 - 7:45 PM           Lauren & Lane

8 - 8:45 PM           Flatt Lonesome set 1

8:45 - 9:15 PM      Auction

9:15 - 10 PM         Flatt Lonesome set 2

Gates will close at 11pm for those not staying in overnight accommodations. 


Pickin’ in the Pines is co-sponsored by and fundraising activities operate under the auspices of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax id 56-6049304. You will receive an official receipt for the tax-deductible portion of your donation.

Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass Benefit Concert

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

Mike Bower Construction

First Health

​Last year's inaugural event raised enough funding to provide scholarships for 24 youth from across the state of North Carolina to attend 4-H camp at Millstone this summer. There are few tools as powerful as the camp experience to positively change the lives of young people. Support the youth of North Carolina by becoming a 2018 Pickin in the Pines sponsor. We are currently accepting corporate and individual sponsorships for this year's event. As a sponsor, you will receive recognition in the event program and signage, be featured in promotional media, and receive complimentary event tickets. Sponsorships start as low as $100. Currently, we've met 10% of our goal to raise $10,000 through sponsorships to send kids to camp. 

Follow this event on

Facebook Event for Page Pickin' in the Pines