Forest Fest '12, featuring Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, Hog Operation, 23 String Band and New Town, happens on May 19 at the Jefferson County Memorial Forest Manor House. This one is the spring kickoff for the bluegrassers in town, given that it usually features a big-time star and is a free admission event, although there is a fee to park. (There'll be some carpooling for this one.) It runs from 10 am. until 7 p.m. There will be a raffle for a banjo. Take your sunblock and a good folding chair.