Camping will be located on site. Standard camping ticket is from Wednesday through Sunday. Our camping area is flat and easy to access. Camping spots are on a first-come first-served basis. Electric hookups are available for an extra charge.
Looking for a list of things to bring? Check out Stephen Indelicato’s list (adapted from Grey Fox).
Learn about everything our campground has to offer, and all the rules and services.
Visitors are allowed to enter campgrounds from 8:00 am starting on Thursday and may stay until 12:00 a.m. Must have a ticket. Anyone in the campgrounds after midnight without a camping ticket will be asked to leave the grounds. Daily parking rates apply.
Register early to save on your ticket price. We try to place those staying in tents near the tree line while the RVs are placed in the open areas of the grounds.
Our camping area is flat and easy to park on. We park our campers on a first-come-first-served basis. If you wish to camp next to another party, please let us know and we will make sure you have enough space.
What You get with a camping ticket – Full Weekend Pass Wednesday through Sunday that allows camping on the grounds and admission to all the festival activities and music.
This year there will be no daily gate camping – If you wish to camp on the grounds you must purchase a full 4 day pass with camping.
All advanced camping ticket includes 1 adult ticket to the festival and camping from Wednesday to Sunday.
You may purchase electrical hook-ups for your site.
Permanent showers and bathrooms are located on the festival grounds for use free of charge. Port-A-Johns will be used to augment restrooms on the grounds. The company servicing Port-A-Johns will pump out campers for a fee when they are on the grounds. They will also be on-site Sunday to pump campers. Anyone found dumping on the grounds will be reported to the police department.
Campers may check in Wednesday from 1:00 pm until 10:00 pm, Thursday from 8 am until 10:00 pm, on Friday from 8 am until 10:00 pm, and Saturday from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM. Proper passes must be visible at all times. Lost passes will be replaced at the gate price. Please adhere to these times. Failure to check-in during the appropriate time may require you to camp in a site for the evening until the next day at which time you will have to move.
Permanent bathroom and showers on-site
Campsites are to be kept in a neat, clean, and sanitary condition. Dishwashing is prohibited at water taps, in lavatories, and showers. The injuring, removal, or destruction of any animal or plant material is prohibited. Nails, knives, or other foreign objects may not be driven into trees or park structures nor may wire or rope be fastened to trees for any purpose.
The portable bathrooms will stay open throughout the festival. Please inform a staff member should the facilities need cleaning or supplies.
Fires are not permitted. The use of camp stoves or hibachi-style grills is encouraged. Please do not leave any fire unattended.
Ice will be available for purchase.
The speed limit within campgrounds is 5 miles per hour or less.
If they are a service animal, then they are welcome to join you, with proper authorization.
Pets are not allowed in the concert area. Sorry 🙁
Quiet hours are observed between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM in the QUIET CAMPING AREA. Generators may be run between 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM only. No loud generators will be allowed. We allow picking throughout the campgrounds except in the QUIET CAMPING AREA where the aforementioned hours are enforced. If you would like to camp in a quieter area, please inform our Campground Staff upon arrival so they can place you in an appropriate area. Reasonable levels of sound may not be exceeded at any time.
No private sound systems are allowed.
- Tent or two, (you can never have too many)…. tents with big poles stand up to the wind better.
- Sleeping bag or sheets or blankets or something to keep you warm/and or cold at night depending on the weather.
- A pillow and an inflatable bed for sleeping comfort.
- Your instruments…if you realize you forgot your instruments, turn around and go back home because you’ll want it to make the weekend complete.
- Instrument accessories. Things like picks, capos, straps, music stands, sheet music, words, chords, of course, most of that stuff can be purchased at the vendor tables if necessary.
- Food. There are always food vendors. Cooking takes away from valuable picking and concert and workshop time so I recommend keeping it to a minimum.
- Water. For drankin’ and showerin’ and washin’. Bring several filled plastic water jugs from home. They can be refilled at the site. The Coleman 5 gallon square jug w/ tap works pretty decently.
- Water bottles (for the concert site and walking around or whatever). Keep one on ice at all times.
- Spray bottle…If it’s hot, nothing works better to cool you off than a spray in the face!
- Chairs. Lots of chairs. You will need 1 chair for jammin’ at the campsite. 1 chair for sittin’ at the concert site. I also bring a Podunk Portable Pickin’ Perch for the workshops to save your back.
- A claw hammer…to stake-down a tent.
- A bandana. They soak up sweat and can be kept moist for added evaporation and natural cooling.
- Bug repellent.
- A small backpack or waist pack to carry money, picks, etc.
Money for the food vendors and lots of CDs to buy. Don’t forget a marker for autographs for your CDs if you want. Also money for vendors who have trinkets for that special someone.
- Your tickets to the festival.
- A hat. One with a wide brim preferably.
- Utensils for eating or cooking. I usually bring a stove and grill for heating water for coffee or tea or weisswurst or whatever. Bring all necessary pots, pans, knives, bottle opener, corkscrew, etc.
- Matches to light the stove (in a plastic bag of course).
- Spices, salt, pepper if you plan to cook.
- Toilet paper (sometimes it’s needed during the late hours).
- Tarps for shade. I’ll bring a couple…Tarps keep water and sun off of you. Survival necessities. Extra tent stakes, rope, bungee cords, carabiners, or whatever you got to lash things down.
Rain gear. Useful only if it’s cold and pouring. For the most part….getting wet is OK. Truthfully, rain gear just would make you sweat anyway.
- An extra pair of dry footwear.
- Clothes. Shorts (bathing suits if you plan to swim or dance in the rain)…extra socks, shirts, long pants, and a jacket or sweatshirt for evenings. It gets cold at night so have sweats for the evening show.
- Towels, washcloths, toiletries. Don’t forget shampoo, soap, and toothpaste.
- Lanterns and/or a flashlight.
- Your favorite CDs. Preferably bluegrass since it is a bluegrass show.
- Tape recorder and mic for the show or jams. Bring lots of extra batteries and extra tapes.
- Cellular phone to call home or for help.
- Coolers for food or whatever. ice can be purchased on the grounds.
- Deck of cards…Frisbees…reading material or other items to entertain…backgammon?
- Tables for the camp. I bring a card table and a jammin’ table.
clothespins – great for clipping towels, sun shades, etc up on the tarp.
- beater rug(s) – it’s nice to have a little area under the tarp that’s not grass.
- duct tape – need I say more?
- spare car key
- And anything else you can think of which will come in handy that hasn’t been mentioned here (aspirin, over the counter pharmaceuticals, binoculars, camera, film, etc.
Please dispose of your trash in the appropriate cans around the grounds.
Help us to recycle by keeping glass and plastic separate. You may place glass bottles and cans in our RECYCLING CANS throughout the festival.
Please leave the grounds as you have found them. Do not empty gray or black water tanks on the grounds or in the sewer drains.
Camper “Pump Outs” are available from our port-a-john company for a fee. Flag down the driver on Sunday as he makes his rounds and pay him directly.