What is the skinny on camping?
Please do note, all general admission ticket holders park offsite at ALPHA Lot and shuttle into the festival site. This does mean humping your gear from your car to the shuttle, and then again to your camping site. Although we do have tractor shuttles, hospitality golf carts, and smiling volunteers to assist you, please pack accordingly! Hint: Let the shuttle driver know your particular camping preferences, and he/she can help site you accordingly. That said, please note that woods camping fills up first, be prepared for “field camping”– bring tarps and sunscreen!
Who can camp onsite?
Camping onsite is included with the ticket price for all 4-day, 3-day or 2-day ticket-holders.
Is there an alternative to onsite camping?
Yes there is! Visit our Ticketing Page to purchase a park-and-camp ticket for our beautiful hundred-acre camping field at DELTA Lot (formerly known as Power to the People) and create a home-away-from home beside your car. It’s the ‘DELTA Block Party’ because in 2013 our offsite camping community will come together on one large acreage with all the amenities of the event site.
This is my first year camping onsite, what’s the low down?
Camping at FloydFest is primitive. This means NO electricity, running water, perfectly level campsites, etc. Camping is allowed only in designated areas (basically, one large ‘camping field’ and the wooded perimeter of the festival site). Portable toilets, hand-washing stations and potable water are convenient to camping areas. Also, 15 warm-water shower stalls are located on the hill en-route to the Global Village. No open fires are permitted. Camp stoves and above ground fire pits are fine.
Where do I camp?
If you have purchased a multi-day ticket, you may camp onsite. Camping onsite is included in all multiple-day festival passes. Camping is allowed anywhere in the designated areas, which includes quiet and not-so-quiet camping.
What about all my gear?
Trailers will escort gear from the parking lot to the FloydFest site and vice versa. Once onsite, we have several tractor wagons that will help bring you and your gear even closer to the camping areas.
What kind of supplies should I bring with me?
As those wizened Boy Scouts have always said, “Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance!” While there is definitely an art to Festival Preparation, there will always be those who set the bar impossibly high, models of feng sui with lit garden pathways and art on display, and we encourage these folks to enter our Campsite Decorating Contest! For the General Masses who are lucky if they pack enough socks and remember that one long sleeve shirt always comes in handy, may we suggest the following:
- Sleeping bag,
- Ground pad,
- Clothes for both very warm and cool weather,
Frankly, these are the essentials- there is free water, fabulous food, vendors of every variety, and a Camp Store for the missing essentials, as well as an ATM to support it all … at FloydFest, less can be more, given the shuttles in and the limited space.
Can I save a space for my friend coming a day later?
No, we do not allow the saving of tent sites… no roping off for friends coming on Saturday and no setting up tents for those that haven’t arrived yet.
What if I am camping with my family?
Please note that our camping areas are designated ‘quiet,’ ‘not so quiet,’ etc. We ask that you position yourself accordingly so as not to be a nuisance to your neighbor. Camping on the southern side of the campus offers close proximity to the main stage and Children’s Universe, and is the official location of “family camping.” That said, with 10 stages, there is no such thing as truly ‘Quiet’ camping. If you, your children, or someone in your group has difficulty sleeping with background noise, please consider making the slight trek to our ‘Adventure Camping’ area or offsite camping at the DELTA Lot.
What is the Adventure Camping area?
For those of you that like the backpacker experience and wish to enjoy spectacular views in a quiet setting, the adventure camping experience is perfect for you as well! It’s located at the far back end of the Festival grounds, just off the Moon Stomper Trail. Trek the cleared path to the adventure camping area, which will put you about as close to camping on the Appalachian Trail as you can get. Did you know that the original Appalachian Trail came right through the festival site? Now you can experience what it used to be like back in the day!
What if I am a night owl?
Please note that our camping areas are designated ‘quiet,’ ‘not-so-quiet,’ etc. We ask that you position yourself accordingly so as not to be a nuisance to your neighbor. Please be respectful of those with young children and/or early bedtimes. We suggest that night-owls head to the northern slopes (“not-so-quiet camping”).
Where do I go if I forgot some gear?
No worries!- The FF Campstore will also be fully-stocked with all camping essentials and not-so-essentials!
What is the space size for onsite camping?
In the past decade or so, tents have gone from ‘pup’ to ‘palatial’ and urban sprawl is an imminent threat to even the woodsy scene. Stop the sprawl! Please keep your campsite compact. We ask that each tent space take up no more than a 12′x12′ area. Although the further reaches of our available camping areas afford you a bit more room to sprawl, please don’t be surprised if we approach you and ask you to ‘consolidate’ if your campsite is taking up more than a 12×12 space in premium locations. Spread the FF love by working together to ensure that everyone has room!
What’s the deal with the offsite camp and park options?
Many loyal FloydFest patrons park and camp offsite. ALL general guidelines, rules and regulations also apply in this location. In 2013 we are rising to the occasion by creating an atmosphere of tranquility, efficiency, and most importantly LOVE for campers at the offsite lot! We are consolidating our two park and camp lots to one, thereby focusing our attentions, sharing resources and joining together as one big happy family, join us at the DELTA Lot!
What does the offsite camping area feature?
To begin… there are port o’ lets, showers, a revamped woodsy camping area, and a 9 AM-2 AM dedicated shuttle service to and from the festival. The “neighborhood” camp store will have ice, water, stories, good times, and much more! There also will be campground hosts on site to help you with any other need that arises. FF staff are working tirelessly on improving 2013, therefore much is still “in the works”. More details coming soon!
What if I want to camp beside my vehicle?
For those who cannot imagine a long weekend without their vehicle near their camp, join us at the DELTA Lot Block Par-tay which, includes weekend parking and up to two tent sites. Please check out our DELTA Lot FAQs for more detailed information.
What choices do RVers have as far as offsite camping?
DELTA Lot is wonderfully flat (compared to the FloydFest site) and puts you smack dab in the middle of country living! It is located just minutes from our other parking areas, and will have a fleet of dedicated shuttles! Spaces include enough electricity to run an RV without A/C.
What is considered an RV?
By our standards, an RV is a motor vehicle or trailer equipped with living space and amenities found in a home. Standard cars may not purchase an RV space and set up tents in the vicinity. You must have a “recreational vehicle” to purchase an RV parking ticket.
What needs to happen to my campsite before I depart on Sunday?
That’s right, all good things must come to an end… so that you can rest up for next year! But seriously folks, everything packed in should be packed out. This includes all trash… even the folding chair that bites the dust, or the ping pong table on its last leg.
Want to camp, but not deal with the hassle?
No problem. Contact Dancin’ Dave’s Festival Camping…
…the hippest happennest festival camping service available. Dave will set up a complete campsite which will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive at FloydFest. To find out more email email@example.com or visit his website http://www.dancindave.com/ . You can even call him at 715-277-2737. Dave has a limited number of tents and trimmings, so contact him soon to reserve your ready-made campsite.
Alternately, ask The SHOW SHERPA!
Save your legs for dancing, leave the gear at home and let The Show Sherpa do the heavy lifting! The Show Sherpa was started by music fans to take care of music fans. The Show Sherpa is here to make your life easy. Stay in our onsite tent hotel, The Sherpa Village, where it’s one trip in and one trip out. You’ll stay in Eureka’s top of the line recreational camping tent, the Suite V6 featuring a full rainfly and almost seven feet of head room. The Show Sherpa offers two-person, three-person, four-person and family packages. Check out, www.theshowsherpa.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
You bring your bag and dancing shoes, The Show Sherpa handles the rest.
What if I am just not a camper?
Our lively little town is loaded with lovely B and B’s, and hotels and motels as you extend into the wider world. Check our Lodging Page.