Everything You Wanted to Know about Camping

...but were afraid to ask.

Check In / Out

Campers may arrive as early as 10am on Thursday, August 15 to check in, and stay as late as 12pm on Monday, August 19 to check out. You are expected to have all of the paperwork you received in your camper packet ready to present at the property gate.


EVERY vehicle must have a pass or it will not be allowed past the property entrance, there are no exceptions to this rule.

Parking for one vehicle is included with each camping pass. Read the Camping Vehicle FAQ here.

Off-Road Vehicles

ATVs, dune buggies, golf carts, runaway bumper cars, wheelbarrows, and show ponies have no place on the Festival grounds and are thus not allowed. This policy is strictly enforced.

Wagons and bicycles may be used in the camping area, they are not permitted inside the music venue.

RV Camp Spaces

RV camp spaces are designed to accommodate six adults. One RV, and, if you like, one small tent are permitted on your RV site. All RVs and trailers must be parked front to back in the campsite; no horseshoeing, boxing, etc. There are no hookups for RV camping.

Tent Camp Spaces

Tent camp spaces are designed to accommodate six adults. Two tents are permitted on your tent site.

Camp Hosts

Camp hosts are available in each camping area to assist campers in finding their sites and to answer Festival-related questions. Camp Hosts’ camping spots are identified with lawn signs. Our Camp Hosts are there for your safety, assistance, and to ensure your Festival experience is a pleasant one.

Cooking at Your Campsite

Preparing outside food and beverages at your campsite is permitted with the use of propane grills only. All propane grills, whether standing or tabletop, must be at least 30" above ground at all times.

All other grills, campfires and fire pits, including charcoal and wood burning, are strictly prohibited. If it makes a spark, the answer is NO.

Safety & Courtesy

No loud noise in camping area after midnight, this includes generators. No dumping of grey or waste water on Festival property.

Rules Schmools! What if I don’t want to follow them?

It’s very simple: if you don’t follow the rules, you’ll be asked to leave. If you don’t leave, you’re trespassing. If you’re trespassing, one of Linn County’s friendly deputies will escort you out.


For the safety and enjoyment of all Festival campers, alcohol is not permitted outside of the licensed venue area. This means no alcohol in the camping or parking areas. Read our alcohol policy in full.

Sanitation Services

All camping areas include portable toilet facilities, hand washing units, RV pumping and complimentary trash pickup.

Potable Water

RV and tent campers arriving on the property Thursday should bring enough water to last until late afternoon on Friday. Starting Thursday at 3pm, clearly marked water trucks will systematically drive through each camping section, stopping upon request. $50, cash and cards accepted. All proceeds from water sales support Harrisburg High School Students.

Thursday • 3–6pm
Friday–Sunday • 7am–6pm

Swimming Pools

It’s cool, you can bring your pool—it must fit within the boundaries of your campsite. Simply flag down the water truck driving through your camping section. Workers will have charts on hand to determine the total volume of your pool, the total fill cannot exceed 1,000 gallons. To ensure there is enough water for all campers, larger pools may not be filled immediately upon flag down. 25¢ per gallon, cash and cards accepted. All proceeds from water sales support Harrisburg High School Students.

Thursday • 3–6pm
Friday–Sunday • 7am–6pm


Ice can be purchased at the ice truck or you can flag down a volunteer driving through the camping areas. The ice trucks are located west of section C, by the showers and by the large tree in Section L. All proceeds from ice sales support Central Linn High School students.

$7 for a 20lb bag. Cash and cards accepted. 
Truck Hours: Thursday 1-8PM • Friday-Sunday 10AM-8PM

Trash Pickup

For complimentary trash pickup, place bagged trash at the front corner of campsite by 8am, Friday–Sunday. All trash must be carried out by the camper after 8am on Sunday.

Do not leave trash on site!


Campers who purchased shower passes online will pick them up from the attendant at the shower station. Individual shower passes may be purchased from the attendant. Shower times cannot be prescheduled.

RV Service

RV break down at the Festival? No problem! Call 800-283-9163 or come to the Guaranty RV tent located in the northwest corner outside the music venue for on-site service. Friday-Sunday 8AM-5PM

RV Pumping

Call United Site Services 303-641-9172 to schedule or flag down the driver. $60, cash only. Thursday-Sunday 8AM-6PM


Pets are allowed on a leash in your campsite. Campers are expected to clean up after their pets. Animals are absolutely, under no circumstances, to be left inside vehicles (RVs, trailers, and campers are fine if they’re cool; use your judgement). It is far too hot. Nothing will corral a posse of angry, animal-loving country music fans faster than a dying dog in a hot car. Plus, we’ll kick you out faster than you can spit.

No Cruising

We have a zero-tolerance cruising policy. With the darkness of country nights, dusty roads, unpredictable furrows and fans walking on the Festival roads, there is no room for tooling around in the back of your pickup with your buddies. Consider the safety of everyone around you. First time offenders will receive a warning and their vehicle will be flagged in our system. If you’re argumentative, non-compliant or caught a second time, your wristband will be cut and you’ll be asked to leave.

Lost Camping Passes

Fans who have lost or misplaced their camping passes should email info@bwcmf.com.

Quiet Time

Quiet time must be observed by all campers. This means voices must be quiet by midnight, generators shut off, singalongs reduced to the slightest of murmurs, and all whooping and hollering canned for the night. This is strictly enforced by on-site security. At 7am it’s game on, until then, nighty night.