Camping at The Old Settler’s Homestead

Our forever home features three campgrounds — Armadillo, Banjo, and Collings. Together these campgrounds offer more than 29 acres of beautifully manicured, tree-covered campsite options. Whatever your camping preference — tents to RVs, teepees to yurts, buses to boats — you’ll find plenty of space to set up camp.

Camping at The Old Settler’s Homestead during the festival requires that anyone 13 years or older must have a festival pass for all 4 days of the festival. The Platinum and Gold festival passes include a camping pass and parking permit. The General Admission festival pass requires you to purchase a camping pass and parking permit in addition to the festival pass. Festival and camping passes are not required for anyone 12 or under as long as they are accompanied by an adult who has the required passes.

Campground Experience

If you ask anyone, they will say that the camping experience is part of the magic that defines the Old Settler’s vibe — a vibrant, loving, inclusive, musical experience. It’s a place to catch up with longtime friends and make new ones. If you have an instrument, bring it and join in the many late night jams around the campfire.

Campground Headquarters

Located across the road from Camp Banjo and on the southern side of the Festival Arena, Campground Headquarters is where you can get answers to all of your questions, purchase shower tickets and ice, and schedule RV water fill-ups and waste dump services.

Electricity

Electricity is available in all 3 campgrounds, with 30 and 50 amp receptacles in both Camp Armadillo and Camp Collings, 30 amp receptacles in Camp Banjo, and 110 receptacles in all 3 campgrounds. To access electricity for your tent campsite or separate structure, you will need to purchase an electrical permit (see Camping Add-ons). Daisy-chaining power supplies without an electrical permit is prohibited. An RV pass includes and comes bundled with an electrical permit.

Family Camping

Bringing the whole family and need a campsite where your little ones can rest? No worries, we are a family-friendly festival and have a dedicated family camping area too!

Accessibility Camping

We believe that music lovers of all abilities should have the opportunity to enjoy the festival together. Accessibility comping is located in Camp Banjo. We are happy to help you get the most out of your festival experience.

Glamping–Luxury Tent Rentals

Don’t have a tent or RV, or would rather have someone else set up and tear down your campsite? You now have the option to book fully furnished camping and glamping bell tents or a Camping in Comfort option for a fun and hassle-free experience.

Glamping accommodations are purchased separately from festival and camping tickets.

Showers

A large, air-conditioned shower truck is located directly behind Campground Headquarters. Shower tickets are available for a nominal fee at Campground Headquarters.

Choosing Your Campsite

With three campgrounds to choose from — Armadillo, Banjo, and Collings — you are certain to find the perfect place to set up your festival home. There are no defined campsites and therefore, we cannot reserve a specific campsite location. Campsites are first come, first-served and filled in organically.

When checking in at the Campground Box Office on your arrival, let the volunteer know which campground you’d like to camp in, and if you would like, another of our amazing volunteers will help you find a campsite.

Camp Armadillo

The first campground on your right as you enter The Old Settler’s Homestead, Camp Armadillo, is directly across the road from Day Parking. Tent camping is located in the interior of the campground. RV parking, regardless of size, is along the perimeter and along the mulch roads. You may park your vehicle at your campsite or in the Camp Armadillo parking lot directly across the road.

Camp Banjo

The second campground on your right as you enter The Old Settler’s Homestead, Camp Banjo, is directly across the road from the Festival Arena where Friday and Saturday performances are held. Camp Banjo is also the site of the Campground Stage where Thursday night and Sunday performances are held.

Tent camping is located in the interior of the campground. Large RVs (longer than 18 feet) park on the perimeter of the campground and along the mulch roads. Small RVs (18 feet and under) or other camping vehicles, park in the interior of the campground. Vehicle parking is available in Meadow Lot Parking across the road from Camp Collings. If you choose to park a vehicle at your campsite, you must purchase and display a Camp Banjo Parking Permit. A very limited number of Camp Banjo Parking Permits are available (see Camping Add-ons).

Camp Collings

The third campground on your right as you enter The Old Settler’s Homestead, Camp Collings, is directly across the road from the Meadow Lot Parking.

Tent camping is located in the interior of the campground. Large RVs (longer than 18 feet) park on the perimeter of the campground and along the mulch roads. Small RVs (18 feet and under) or other camping vehicles, park in the interior of the campground. Vehicle parking is available in Meadow Lot Parking across the road. If you choose to park a vehicle at your campsite, you must purchase and display a Camp Collings Parking Permit. A very limited number of Camp Collings Parking Permits are available (see Camping Add-ons).

Primitive Camping

Prefer to get away from it all? There are beautiful, primitive camping spaces in the wooded areas along the perimeter of the meadows and in a clearing near the back of the property.

Camping Add-ons

Early Access

We welcome early campers for up to four days in advance of the start of the festival on Thursday. If you choose to come early, you will need to purchase an early access pass for the number of days you camp early. Arrival must be during early access box office hours. You must have both a festival pass and a camping pass for early access. No one else will be allowed on the property.

Campsites are first-come, first-serve. Roping off or reserving spots is prohibited.

Electrical Permit

To access power for your tent campsite or separate structure, you will need to purchase an electrical permit. Daisy-chaining power supplies without an electrical permit is prohibited. An RV pass includes an electrical permit.

Parking Permit

Primary campground parking is located in Meadow Lot Parking across from Camp Collings. RV passes include one vehicle Meadow Lot Parking Permit. Camping passes do not include parking permits. If you purchase a camping pass, you will also need to purchase a parking permit.

To maintain a vibrant and safe camping experience, reduce traffic, and keep space open for campsites, a very limited number of parking permits are available for purchase if you wish to park a vehicle at your campsite. Parking permits must be displayed in your vehicle at all times. If you purchase a Meadow Lot Parking Permit, you will need to move your vehicle to Meadow Lot Parking after unloading your camping gear.

RV Pass

See Campground RV Pass for details about RV camping at Old Settler’s.

Other Campgrounds in the Area

While we have ample camping on the property, there are some alternatives in the area: