GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

Camping

camping

 
GrassRoots Camping

 
 

Camping locations

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, on-site camping is not 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!

Next-Door Camping is located adjacent to the fairgrounds and is practically like being on-site. However, we do designate this as a quiet(er) camping option. Please, do not purchase next-door camping if you do not want a quieter option. If you like to be under the trees, in a nice shaded area, this is the place for you.

Off-Site Camping is the best option for people who really want to spread out, or who want the quietest camping area. This campsite is located on Agard Road (about a mile from the festival site) and is serviced by a free, 24-hour shuttle bus that runs back and forth from the festival. All off-site camping tickets include one vehicle and one tent pass, with a reasonable amount of space, and your choice between wooded land or flat field. This is the best bang for your buck!


Festival Camping policies

THIS IS FOR ALL CAMPING OPTIONS: ON-SITE, OFF-SITE, AND NEXT DOOR CAMPING

These are policies enforced by our Health Department. Please, help us meet them with ease. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

  • Please note, all tent passes are good for a one tent with dimensions up to 8’x8’. If you have a tent that is larger, you will need to purchase 2 tent passes. One 10’x10’ pop up tents/canopy that does not have walls may be substituted for an 8'x8' tent.
  •  All tents/structure/vehicles must be at least 5 feet apart. This will be enforced as you are setting up; you may not move tents closer or assemble additional structures between tents after initial set-up. Campsites will be checked throughout the event by both festival staff and the Health Department and you will be told to move or take down any vehicle or structure not in compliance.
  • No flames of any kind. This includes camp grills, camp stoves (Coleman etc.), tiki torches and non-battery operated lanterns of any kind. Please leave these things at home.
  • No building or attaching structures onto vehicles. Sofas, overstuffed chairs, etc. are not permitted at campsites.

on-site tent camping

  • An On-Site Tent Camping ticket entitles you to set up one 8’x8’ tent or smaller in the designated On-Site Tent Camping area (refer to map). This is NOT in the same area as the vehicle camping. Your tent must be five feet from any other structure, including any permanent fencing, and must open onto a lane.
  • On-Site Tent campers enter through the FRONT GATE. This is a pedestrian gate and you must be prepared to walk in with your tent and belongings. It is a good idea to park your vehicle at the free offsite parking area and take the shuttle bus to the front gate. The shuttle bus will drop you off right at the gate with all of your stuff.
  • Gates open at noon.

on-site VEHICLE CAMPING

*Pedestrians are not allowed to enter through the vehicle camping (back gate) until 3pm on Thursday. This is a safety precaution. Pedestrians may enter through the front gate when it opens at Noon.

  • An On-Site Vehicle Camping ticket is for any kind of vehicle that is 19 ft. & under.
  • This camping option also includes one tent pass. The tent dimensions must be 8x8’ or smaller. All tents/structures/vehicles must be spaced 5 feet apart.
  • Camp sites are not reserved, but are first-come-first-serve.
  • Vehicle campers enter through the BACK GATE on Rabbit Run Road.
  • The festival gates officially open at noon on Thursday. In order to move traffic along on Rabbit Run Road, it is possible that the back gate will open earlier (but no earlier than 10am Thursday). If it opens earlier, only vehicle campers and performers will be allowed through. No pedestrians will be allowed through.
  • Per the Town of Ulysses a line can begin forming on Rabbit Run Rd. on the Wednesday before the festival.

on-site rv camping

  • An On-Site RV Vehicle Camping Ticket is for any vehicle 20 ft. or longer. This includes any vehicle towing another vehicle or trailer. Vans and small RVs 19 ft. and under are considered regular vehicles and do not require an RV pass. All vehicles must be spaces 5 ft. apart.
  • RV Camping does not include any tent passes.
  • Camp sites are not reserved, but are first-come-first serve.
  • RV campers enter through the back gate on Rabbit Run Road.
  • The festival gates officially open at noon on Thursday. In order to move traffic along on Rabbit Run Road, it is possible that the back gate will open earlier (but no earlier than 10am Thursday). If it opens earlier, only vehicle campers and performers will be allowed through. No pedestrians will be allowed through. 

next door Vehicle camping

  • A Next Door Vehicle Camping ticket is for any kind of vehicle that is 19 ft. & under. Sites can have one tent (up to 8'x8') and one vehicle.
  • All tents/structures/vehicles must be spaced at least 5 ft. apart.
  • Camp sites are not reserved, but are first-come-first-serve. Campers enter through the Next-Door Camping entrance, located next to the back gate.
  • Next-Door Camping will open at noon, just like the rest of the festival site. You can only enter from South Street for the Next-Door line. 

ACROSS THE WAY camping

  • Details coming soon!