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Camping

Stay All Night, Stay A Little Longer

The camping experience is a huge part of the magic that defines the Old Settler’s vibe — vibrant, loving and inclusive. It’s a place to catch up with longtime friends and make new ones. This year we are celebrating our renowned Campground Pickin’ Circles, a beloved part of our campground experience. Bring your instruments and join in the many late night jams around the campfire. You might just be sitting next to one of the band members in our 2024 lineup.

2024 Camping

Choosing your campsite

Our property has three campgrounds and two will be open in 2024 — Banjo and Collings. Together our 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 are certain to find the perfect place to set up your festival home.

All campgrounds support tent and vehicle camping and have electrical outlets available for purchase by permit. Campsites and electrical outlets are first come, first served and our volunteers are available to help point you in the right direction.

Port-a-potties, handwashing stations and potable drinking water dispensers are available in all campgrounds.

RV water fill services can be purchased through Campground Headquarters. There are no RV water or waste hookups in the campgrounds.

Our unique Spring Pickin’ Party is an intimate musical experience at the Campground Stage and nightly pickin’ circles just steps away from your campsite. To ensure that all festival goers get this experience, ONLY Banjo and Collings campgrounds will be open for camping. Camp Armadillo will be CLOSED.

What to expect at each campground

Most densely populated campground closest to all the action.

  • Location of the Campground Stage
  • Expect late night jams, revelry, and lively neighbors
  • Fills up first, and most RV spots, especially those near electrical panels, go quickly
  • Tent spots fill up quickly as well, but there may be spots still available for smaller tents and single-tent sites through Friday
Camp Banjo

Slightly more breathing room than Banjo, but same vibe and just a little farther from the action.

  • Close walking distance to the Campground Stage
  • Fills up quickly, and most RV spots, especially those near electrical panels, will be full by Friday
  • Tent spots will still be available
  • Primitive only – no electricity
Camp Collings

Campground Headquarters

Open 10:oo am to 8:00 pm and located across the road from the Campground Stage

Lost & Found is located in Campground Headquarters, which will also have the following available for purchase:

  • Ice
  • RV fresh water fill service
  • Limited extension cord and outlet converter rental

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.  If you can find room you are welcome to camp next to your car.  No electricity.

Accessibility Camping

We believe that music lovers of all abilities should have the opportunity to enjoy the festival together and our staff is dedicated to making sure the camp and festival grounds are accessible to all.  ADA accessible campsite is located in Camp Banjo.   Contact info@oldsettlersmusicfest.org before the festival if you have specific questions regarding accessibility.

Campground Good Vibes Guide

Be considerate of your neighbors

The Old Settler’s campgrounds are famous for hosting pickin’ circles with intimate acoustic performances from amazing musicians. Walk around, meet new people, discover the unique vibe of the campgrounds, and enjoy the spirit of Old Settler’s.

Out of respect for the artists and your neighbors, amplified music is not allowed in the campgrounds. Quiet hours — no loud singing, playing or partying — are 2:00 am to 8:00 am. Please, no drums in the campgrounds.

Leave your campsite looking at least as good as it did when you arrived

Leave no trace is our motto. Our volunteers work hard to prepare the Old Settler’s Homestead for the festival. Please help us keep the site in good condition and use the trash and recycling bins available throughout the campgrounds. Leave your campsite in its original condition – or even cleaner than you found it.

Old Settler’s Music Festival, Inc. is not responsible for lost or stolen items
For any lost items, please visit the Lost and Found at Campground HQ.

The following are not allowed in the campground:

Campsites and electrical outlets are first come, first served.  Flagging tape and rope may not be used to reserve space or mark off outlets in any of the campgrounds. One tarp/pop-up, no larger than 12′ x 12′, can be placed within 6 feet of your camping vehicle or tent to save space for your campsite.  We recommend purchasing an Early Access Pass if you want the best campsite options.

Generator use is prohibited in all campgrounds.  If you want power at your campsite you must purchase an Electrical Permit.

  • All outlets are first come, first served and may not be reserved or marked off 
  • 20A and 30A Electrical Permits available for purchase for Banjo and Collings
  • Numbered Electrical Permits must be displayed properly on your Camping Vehicle, either hanging from the rearview mirror or on the door of your trailer
  • Daisy-chaining power supplies without an Electrical Permit is prohibited
  • Bring extension cords to reach distribution panels
  • Bring converters if your RV has a 50A plug but you plan to use a 30A outlet
  • Old Settler’s will have a limited number of extension cords and converters available for rent at the Campground Headquarters.

No pets are allowed.  “Service Animals” as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act will be allowed.  Service Animals must be registered with OSMF ADA Services and be checked in at the box office for credentials and checked in with our First Aid team. Service Animals must be physically restrained at all times, and must remain with their registered human.  “Emotional Support” animals and “Pets” ARE NOT covered under the ADA and therefore WILL NOT be allowed. 

All types of fireworks are strictly prohibited

If you are caught setting off fireworks anywhere on the Old Settler’s Homestead, you will be asked to leave the grounds with no refund.

Out of respect to our neighbors and their acoustic jams, we kindly ask you to keep your drums at home and ensure any amplified recorded music (radios, bluetooth speakers, etc) can’t be heard beyond your own campsite.

For everyone’s safety, motorcycles, ATVs and golf carts may not be used as recreational vehicles inside the campground.  Bicycles are fine. 

We are serious about fire safety.  Propane fire pits, propane grills, propane stoves, and propane lanterns are allowed. Open ground fires (wood or charcoal) are not allowed. Campfires must be in a fire pit raised off the ground. Absolutely no fires allowed if Caldwell County is under an active Burn Ban during the festival.  Fires must be attended at all times.  If our safety team finds your campfire unattended, you will receive one warning – after the second offense, your campfire will be extinguished. 

No weapons, no exceptions

To ensure the safety and comfort of our Old Settler’s family, please don’t drive around in the campgrounds or leave your car idling. Once your vehicle is parked in the campground, you must keep it parked until your departure.  If you are planning to come and go, park your car in the Meadow Lot.

Cans are easier to recycle and don’t pose a risk if they break.  Please leave glass bottles at home.

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