GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Camping 2020



camping tickets on sale february 24 at 9am





Located on the Trumansburg Fairgrounds, on-site camping is definitely the place to be, if you like to be right in the thick of it. The stages run well into the wee hours, so if you can't sleep through music, camping here may not be the best option for you.

On-site Vehicle Camping always sells out very quickly. On-site Tent Camping sells out well in advance, too. If you know you want to camp in either of these areas on-site, we recommend getting right on it!


Meet our most recent addition, located at 8669 Falls Road. In 2018, we purchased a large lot of land located behind the grocery store, across the street from the main festival site. We call it Across the Way.

This is where most of our camping is located, as well as festival parking. The Across the Way area has permanent showers, portable toilets, a community space for picnic and recreation, a large food vendor, and a community fire. There are also two designated camping areas here- one for quiet and family camping, and one for RVs with generators.

There are three types of camping tickets at Across the Way:
-Vehicle Camping (all large sites)
-Tent Camping in the Woods
-Tent Camping in the Field

There is a large parking area on the same property, so those doing tent-only camping will be in walking distance of your vehicles. Parking is included with tent camping at no additional cost. Vehicle campers must park on their campsite, or purchase additional parking at the parking lot. Although it’s not far of a walk, there is a shuttle to help you get from Across the Way to the Front Gate during limited hours. There is also a wheelchair accessible shuttle on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during peak hours when handicap parking tends to fill up on-site.

vehicle camping

There are significant differences in regulations for small and large sites. This can get a little confusing, so please read the information below for Small & Large Sites before making your purchase. 

For On-site Vehicle Camping, specific campsites will be reserved in advance and sell out immediately. We suggest checking out the On-site Vehicle Camping Map. Tickets go on sale on Monday, February 24 at 9am. For the Across the Way camping area, which actual site you get will be first-come/first-serve. Note, all vehicle campsites Across the Way are large sites. There are a mix of small and large sites On-site. No indoor furniture is allowed on any campsite. 


Small sites are less than half the size of large sites (dimensions vary, but approximately 22’x26’). A distance of 5 feet must be maintained between all structures (tents, vehicles, pop ups, etc). Absolutely no open-flame of any sort (cooking stoves, tiki torches, grills, candles, etc.) will be allowed on Small Sites, and this will be strictly enforced due to NYS Health Department regulations.

Small Sites accommodate one car and one good-sized tent, but if you’re driving a Smart Car or putting up a single-person tent, for example, you might be able to squeeze in something else small. We do not set quantity or size limit, so long as they fit within your space and remain 5 feet from the nearest structure.

Large Sites

A 5 foot perimeter must be maintained within your site, however the good news is you do not have to maintain 5 feet between all structures on the site. You also can have a cooking stove, but still no open campfires, or other open flames (candles, tiki torches, etc.). In order to allow cooking with camp stoves (no charcoal grills or any kind of open flame fire), campsites have to be 1,250 square feet. Camp stoves aren't allowed at Small Sites, so if you know you wanna cook, be sure to get a Large Site.

Team up! Large sites are a lot of space. A great option for family and friends to camp together. Large sites entitle the bearer up to two vehicles, and the number of structures you’re allowed to put up depends on keeping everything within the 5 foot perimeter. An RV will absolutely fit on a Large Site, but is unlikely to have extra space for a second vehicle plus additional structures. Large sites On-site are approximately 28' x 45' and large sites Across the Way are all different shapes, but are a minimum of 1,250 sq ft.


All tent campsites are first-come, first-serve upon arrival and entitle you to set up one 10’x10’ tent or smaller in the designated Tent Camping areas. Tent Camping areas are NOT in the same area as Vehicle Camping. All tents must be 5 feet from any other structure (including permanent fencing) and must open onto a lane. Multiple sites cannot be purchased and combined into a larger site.

All tent campsites are marked as a 15’x15’ area to allow room for 5 feet in between every tent, so a tent larger than 10’x10’ will not fit. If campers are in violation of the 5 foot rule, their tent will be tagged with the date and time of the violation and they will have one hour to fix it. Tents that are not in compliance within one hour will be removed and all belongings will be held in the volunteer security office.

The Health Department is very stringent in regards to the 5 foot rule. There will be no exceptions, so please plan accordingly. If you have a tent larger than 10'x10', we suggest teaming up with a friend to purchase a large vehicle site Across the Way, as you will not only have more space, but you will also save money.

On-Site Tent campers enter through the FRONT GATE. This is a pedestrian gate only, so you must be prepared to walk in with your tent and belongings. It is a good idea to park your vehicle at the parking area Across the Way and take the shuttle to the main entrance.

Across the Way, there are two designated areas for tent-only camping: The woods, which is in full shade all day as it is fairly densely wooded. The other option is the field, which is all open space without shade, but it does have a wonderful breeze and beautiful view. Tent campers Across The Way are given free parking in the parking lot nearby.

camping faqs

Frequently Asked Questions

Is admission included with a camping ticket?
No, admission and camping are sold separately.

What if we purchased a large campsite, but both vehicles aren’t arriving at the same time?
At Across the Way & On-site vehicle camping, all vehicles will get a vehicle sticker with their site number on it. Vehicles do not have to arrive at the same time. When the first vehicle checks in, we will be able to note in our system that the second vehicle is arriving later if that is the case. Any vehicle with its sticker can come and go from their site during the duration of the festival.

Can I use a generator for my RV?
No generators are allowed On-site, but there is a specific area for RVs with generators to camp at Across The Way. Please purchase a large site at Across the Way if having a generator is part of your plan.

Can we come early?
For On-site Vehicle Campers:
now that sites are reserved by number and marked out, there should be no reason for lining up on Rabbit Run Road the night before. If you do park on Rabbit Run, please be as considerate as possible of our neighbors who live on that road. As you can imagine, this has a large impact on them, so please be respectful.

For Across the Way Campers: There is no parking at all on Falls Road. If you come early, you can come into the campground and camp for a fee of $30 per night in advance. Price goes up to $35 at the gate. You can arrive on Wednesday between 9am and 10pm to check-in early.


onsite Camping tickets go on sale february 24 at 9am

It's generally not good practice to put the purchase button all the way at the bottom of the page, but it's really important to us that you've read all of the new information before ordering your tickets. All camping and admission tickets are non-refundable.

No one under the age of 18 is permitted to camp at the festival without a parent or guardian.