Zigzag Old Time Campout


The Zigzag Old Time Music Campout  on Labor Day weekend, September 1 – 4, 2017!  Bubbaville is proud to sponsor the visiting featured artists this year: Hen’s Teeth (Jane Rothfield & Nathan Bontrager). Local instructors Leela Grace, Steph Noll and Sophie Enloe offered workshops as well, including kid and family friendly activities. These fabulously talented folks offered several workshops over the weekend, and they hung around to jam and to play in a concert.

Check out the 2017 Workshop Schedule.

Don’t miss next year!

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Gates open noon on Friday, Sep 1, to set up camp. Jamming will commence and continue until Monday, 1pm. Everyone is welcome, whether you play an instrument, sing, love to listen, or just want to relax in a beautiful place, surrounded by mountains and music. Explore the trails and organic gardens. Email us to reserve your spot for a van/trailer or contact us with question.

Located on Mount Hood about an hour from Portland, Zigzag Mountain Farm is home to an organic garden, old homestead, house, yurts, and barn. 50 acres of open meadows and forest, bordering thousands of acres of national forest. A year-round creek flows through the property and 3 major rivers are nearby. The Zigzag Mountain Lookout Trail leaves from the property.

Get your tickets at TicketTomato. Tickets, including day passes, are also available at the gate. 

Scholarships Available! 
We have set up a fund to provide further discounts to those really in need. Send us an email at info@zigzagmountainfarm.com and tell us your situation. We’ll weigh the amount of requests to the amount of funds and help you out.  




We will offer breakfasts and dinners . The cost will be $6 for breakfast, $11 for dinner, or $45 for all 6 meals. You can purchase meal tickets at the farm.

You are welcome to bring your own food if you like.

Breakfasts (Saturday – Monday) include oatmeal, yogurt, Zigzag Mountain Farm raspberries, artisan breads, jam, hard-boiled eggs, organic fresh ground coffee, selection of teas, orange juice. Sunday’s special are assorted pastries, Monday’s special scrambled eggs and tofu scramble.

Friday:  Burritos with your choice of grilled chicken, Zigzag Farm made refried beans and salsa, olives, onions, jalapenos, and sour cream. Chips and salsa, and a green salad.

Saturday:  BBQ with bratwurst, veggie patties, pasta and green salads.

Sunday:  Italian Pasta, garlic bread, green salad

~ all meals can be vegetarian ~ 

2014 Sunday's dinner was sweet potato lasagne!


2017 Zigzag Workshop Faculty

Stay tuned for the workshop schedule, which we will post soon!

Hen’s Teeth is a unique American Roots and Old Time Music duo featuring the unusual combination of Fiddles, Clawhammer banjo and Cello.  Janie and Nathan are powerhouse and highly inventive American roots musicians who specialize in traditional and original American traditional style music including sprightly reels and sweet waltzes, with fine traditional style singing and the occasional wild impromptu foray into improv and jazz!

Hen’s Teeth music is firmly rooted in the American Old Time tradition but also takes on a completely unique sound that is a result of their own inventive, soulful, wild and improvisational approach to their music.  This is American roots music at its most dynamic, full of power, soul, creativity and whimsy.
Janie Rothfield (from Philadelphia) and Nathan Bontrager (an American who currently lives in Cologne, Germany) formed Hen’s Teeth in 2016 after playing non-stop at the Clifftop Appalachian Stringband Festival-it was there they discovered the sympatico connection between Janie’s Fiddling and Nathan’s Cello playing,  their double fiddle and clawhammer banjo combo’s and a sweet melding of their two voices.   Since then, they have done two tours in Europe performing at venues and teaching music workshops in England, Scotland, Belgium, Holland and Germany.  In Spring 2016, they fit in time enough, mid-tour, to record their first CD, titled OFF THE CUFF AND ON THE FLY, which features traditional and original tunes and songs (many written by Janie Rothfield) that pay homage to the old time traditional music they love, while stretching the sounds, rhythms, harmonies and texture of that music that is deep and unique!

Listen to the Hen’s Teeth CD OFF THE CUFF AND ON THE FLY
Hen’s Teeth Video

About Janie Rothfield
Master Fiddler and clawhammer banjo player, Janie Rothfield (Pennsylvania, USA), has been playing old time music since her early teens. Over her 30+ year career, she has played at concerts, festivals, workshops and music camps throughout the UK, the USA, Canada, and Australia. In addition to performing with Hen’s Teeth, she performs with numerous other musical projects and bands, including contra dance supergroup Coracree, with Scottish singer Allan Carr, Panache Quartet (Four Fiery Female Fiddlers), Little Missy with her daughter Shona Carr and The Janie Rothfield Old Time Trio. A talented and experienced music teacher, Jane is also the creator and director of the unique and popular music camp, Janie’s Jumpstart.  Janie has made over a dozen recordings of her award winning brand of old time and original music over the years and her latest CD, Out of Thin Air, features 13 of her own original tunes and songs. Find out more www.janerothfield.com

About Nathan Bontrager
Nathan Bontrager (Lancaster PA/Cologne Germany) is a unique and versatile musician with musical chops rooted firmly in the traditional old time and folk genres. As well as being a world-class classical, jazz and experimental music cellist, he has performed throughout Europe and the US as an old time fiddler, clawhammer banjo and guitar player. Nathan has collaborated with musicians like Brian Slattery, Aaron Jonah Lewis and Harry Bolick, and regularly plays with the Ol’ Timey Messengers in Paris and the UK/US traditional band, Root & Branch.  Nathan hails from the North-Eastern USA but currently lives in Germany, where he has studied Baroque Cello and Viola da Gamba in Masters programs at the Essen and Koeln conservatories.  In addition to Appalachian and other traditional folk forms, Nathan is quite active in the improvised and new music scenes throughout Europe. Recent and upcoming projects include touring with Marc Ribot and the Young Philadelphians, concerts with Gerry Hemmingway.

Leela Grace

Leela Grace is a nationally-known singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, percussive dancer and teacher of music and dance originally from Missouri. Since moving to Portland, Oregon in 2007, she has built a tremendous following, teaching popular banjo, by-ear harmony singing, and Appalachian clogging classes. In 2014, Leela embarked on the new adventure of motherhood when her daughter was born. In late 2015, Leela and her family moved to northern Vermont following a job opportunity for her partner, Seth. After many “adventures” in the snowy northern lands of the east, she returned to the Pacific Northwest in the fall of 2016, inspired and ready to resume teaching and performing in her home community.

​Leela has performed and taught nationally for over 25 years, first with her family, and now as a solo musician and with her sister Ellie Grace (as Leela and Ellie Grace). She has earned critical and audience praise for the “great depth and insight” of her original songs, which have been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered and chosen for inclusion on a “Best of Portland Acoustic Music” compilation CD. She picked up the banjo as a young teen and has developed her own exceptional clawhammer banjo style, marked by clear, bright melodies and powerful rhythm. Leela is also recognized as a dynamic percussive dancer whose style draws most strongly from Appalachian clogging, but also incorporates Irish step dance, rhythm tap, body percussion, and much more.


Olivia Horgan teaches fiddle in Portland, Oregon.  She loves working with young children and their parents to create a joyful learning experience. Born in England to Irish parents, Olivia grew up steeped in classical and Irish music. As a child she participated in music camps around the country, including Interlochen and Meadowmount School of Music. She strives to cultivate a friendly and supportive community among her students and their families.



Steph Noll is an old-time musician, dance caller, and mama to two, singing and dancing 6 1/2-year-olds. She loves calling family dances and loves the Pacific Northwest old time music scene for its many opportunities to make music with friends of all ages. Steph is offering Family Sing and Dance Along sessions on Saturday and Sunday.



The Zigzag Workshop Faculty and scholarships are sponsored by Bubbaville through the The Bubba Fund – Honoring the spirit of Bill Martin.