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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

TICKETING/ADMISSION

Where can I buy tickets for the Spring Pickin' Party?

Purchase tickets online through Ticket Tailor or at the OSMF Box Office.

What are the Box Office hours?

Thursday, May 9: noon – 8 pm
Friday, May 10: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, May 11: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, May 12: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

What if I show up when the Box Office is closed?

If you arrive outside of Box Office hours, you may not access the property. Do not line up on FM 3158 waiting to get into the festival grounds for Early Access. You will be asked to leave.

Note: All festival grounds, including campgrounds, will close at 5pm on Sunday. All guests and vehicles will be asked to vacate the property at that time.

Does my child need a ticket?

Children 12 and under do not need a ticket when accompanied by a ticketed adult.  Use promo code TEEN for young adults age 13-18.

Can multi-day tickets be split among attendees?

No. Tickets are non-transferable and wristbands are not replaceable.

Do I need to purchase an Electric Permit?

If you want power, you must purchase an Electric Permit. All power cords plugged into the Electric Pedestal are required to display an Electric Permit. We do not allow anyone to “piggyback” off of their neighbor’s electricity. 

PARKING

Can I park my car next to my campsite?

Only if you purchase a Camping Vehicle Permit. Every vehicle that remains in Banjo or Collings Campgrounds during the festival is required to have a Camping Vehicle Permit, regardless of size.  This includes ANYTHING WITH WHEELS  (cars, vans, trucks, motorhomes, pop up trailers, flatbed trailers, boat on a trailer, etc.). 

Do I pay extra for parking outside of the campground?

All General Admission Passes include lot parking.

Where do I park if I’m not camping?

Day parking is included in your Single Day General Admission Pass. Single Day Pass holders must exit the day parking lot one hour after the last stage band performance ends.

Where do I park if I’m camping?

Meadow Lot parking is included in all Multi-Day General Admission Passes.

CAMPING

Which campgrounds can I camp in?

Campgrounds Banjo and Collings are hosting all the fun for our Spring Pickin’ Party. Campground Armadillo will be closed to camping, but is home to the Old Settler’s Box Office. All festival grounds, including campgrounds, will close at 5pm on Sunday. All guests and vehicles will be asked to vacate the property at that time.

Can I bring a generator?

Generator use is prohibited in all campgrounds. If you want power at your campsite, purchase an Electrical Permit. Please note that:

  • 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

We recommend that you bring extension cords to reach distribution panels, and converters if your RV has a 50A plug but you plan to use a 30A outlet, however, Old Settler’s will have a limited number of extension cords and converters available for rent at the Campground Headquarters.

Can I reserve a campsite or electrical outlet?

No, 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′ of your camping vehicle or tent to save space for your campsite. We recommend purchasing an Early Entry ticket if you want the best campsite options.

Do I need an extension cord?

Yes, there is a very good chance you will need an extension cord. If you need power and have purchased an Electric Permit (20 amp or 30 amp), please remember to bring an extension cord to ensure you can reach the Electric Pedestal. In addition, for RVs that require a 50 amp, please bring a 50 to 30 amp adaptor cord. We do not have 50 amp outlets in Campround Banjo or Collings. 

Are extension cords and adapters available for rent?

Yes, you can rent an extension cord or adapter from an OSFM vendor with cash, Zelle, or Venmo.

What are the hours for the Campground Headquarters?

Thursday, May 9: noon – 9:30 pm
Friday, May 10: 10 am – 10 pm
Saturday, May 11: 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday, May 12: 9 am – 2 pm

Can I bring a generator?

Generator use is prohibited in all campgrounds. If you want power at your campsite, purchase an Electrical Permit. Please note that:

  • 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
  • Electrical Permits must be displayed properly on your Camping Vehicle, either hanging from the rearview mirror, on your electrical cord, or on the door of your trailer
  • Daisy-chaining power supplies without an Electrical Permit is prohibited

We recommend that you bring extension cords to reach distribution panels, and converters if your RV has a 50A plug but you plan to use a 30A outlet, however, Old Settler’s will have a limited number of extension cords and converters available for rent at the Campground Headquarters.

Can I set up camp in the Parking Lot?

No.

What do I need to purchase to bring my RV?

3-Day General Admission Pass and Camping Vehicle Permit. Electrical Permits required if you want power at your campsite.

Can I chop down trees in the campground?

Old Settler’s Music Festival asks that you don’t do anything to change the landscape of the campground – including chopping down trees. Please bring your own firewood and other fuel with you.

Can I have a campfire?

If a burn ban is in place, no campfires are allowed. We follow the Caldwell County burn ban status. If there is no burn ban in place, we will allow fires in elevated fire pits only. Absolutely no campfires directly on the ground. 

Will there be a shower facility?

No, shower facilities will not be available during the Spring Pickin’ Party. 

Are there additional campground rules and regulations?

We have a list of what makes for a fun and safe camping experience at Old Settler’s in our Campground Good Vibes Guide.

Can I bring drums or play amplified music?

Out of respect to your 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.

MISCELLANEOUS

Will there be workshops at the Spring Pickin’ Party?

Yes! See Workshops for details.

Can I pay with cash at the Spring Pickin’ Party?

All purchases from OSMF, such as tickets purchased at the gate, OSMF and artist merchandise, and products or services purchased from Campground Headquarters, will be cashless transactions (credit or debit) during the Spring Pickin’ Party. Artisan and food vendors may accept cash along with credit and debit cards. There will be no ATM machine onsite.

Can I purchase ice at the Spring Pickin’ Party?

Yes, ice is available for sale at the Campground Headquarters, which is open:
Thursday, May 9: noon – 9:30 pm
Friday, May 10: 10 am – 10 pm
Saturday, May 11: 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday, May 12: 9 am – 2 pm

What else can I purchase at the Spring Pickin' Party?

Our Artisan vendors sell clothing, jewelry, toys and art. Our OSMF merchandise booth sells official OSMF festival merchandise and artist merchandise. We also have full-service food and beverage vendors.

Can I BYOB?

Yes! You are welcome to bring your favorite beverage of choice. You may bring a cooler on wheels and/or a wagon to carry your cooler. Water stations are spread throughout the campgrounds and may be used to refill water bottles onsite or you can also purchase water from Campground Headquarters. NO ALCOHOL OR SOFT DRINKS will be available for purchase.

Can I bring glass bottles?

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

Is there a Lost & Found?

Yes, Lost & Found is located at the Campground Headquarters.

Can I bring a personal vehicle to use onsite?

The only methods of personal transportation allowed onsite are your feet or your bicycle (ebikes are OK). We do not allow personal motorized vehicles such as ATVs or golf carts.

Can I bring my firearm?

Absolutely no firearms are allowed on OSMF property.

Can I bring my fireworks?

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.

Can I bring a pop-up tent to the stage?

No pop-up tents are allowed in front of the stage because they block audience views. You can bring a chair with a low canopy/umbrella for shade.

What happens if it rains?

If there’s a possibility that weather conditions are dangerous, some events may be canceled. This is up to the discretion of Old Settler’s and artist management, and any cancellations may be short notice. Be prepared for any weather and bring appropriate attire.

Is OSMF accessible to all?

We believe that music lovers of all abilities should have the opportunity to enjoy the Spring Pickin’ Party together. Our staff is dedicated to making sure the grounds are accessible to all. ADA accessible campsites are located in Campground Banjo. Contact info@oldsettlersmusicfest.org if you have specific questions regarding accessibility.

Is OSMF located in Dale or Tilmon?

The postal address for The Old Settler’s Homestead is in Dale, Texas, however we are technically physically located in Tilmon, Texas, which is in Caldwell County, Southeast of Lockhart. Luling and Lockhart are the two nearest towns with hotels. Old Settler’s Homestead is less than an hour from Austin, two hours from Houston, and 30 minutes from Bastrop and San Marcos.

The postal address is 1616 FM 3158, Dale, TX 78616.

DD (Decimal Degrees)
Latitude: 29.7969946
Longitude: -97.54598650000003

What if I have a medical emergency?

We have trained medical personnel on site to deal with minor medical issues. Please remember to bring your medically necessary prescriptions.

Is there recycling on site?

Yes, we will have recycle bins for  #1 and #2 plastics with no lids, glass, aluminum, and cardboard on site.

Are pets allowed?

We love pets, however we don’t allow pets at the festival. “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. In Texas, those who falsely represent pets as service animals when they are not specially trained and licensed can face fines and community service. 
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