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Old 01-28-2019, 11:30 AM   #1
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RVing at Music Festivals

Our family has been camping and RVing for a long time now and our kids are in college. My wife and I are finding ourselves looking at music festivals as our new summer trip. Our first trip was to Louisville for Bourbon and Beyond and what a trip - it rained for two solid days turning the RV area into a swamp.

My question is who out there boondocks at music festivals - where do you go and what tips can you share? Thanks!
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Havelock Country Jamboree. $800 Canadian for a week of camping with electric power. Includes admission and free entry to festival grounds a short walk away and shuttle service as well. The can provide water fill and tank dump on site with portal trucks.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:55 AM   #3
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Our adventure this summer is Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA. This will be our first time there. It is hosted at a ski resort that includes access to their water park. No electric, but generators are allowed, with tank service available. Five days of camping and 4 days of music! Should be fun!
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A must do venue for music festivals.
https://www.musicliveshere.com
Drycamping, partial or full hookup sites available. A beautiful setting and many good shows every year. We have done the "Wanee" festival the past 5 years.
Unfortunately it’s on hold this year. We will be attending Springfest instead.
https://www.musicliveshere.com/music-festival-tickets/
There are a couple festivals that are not currently listed on their site, like...
https://www.suwanneehulaween.com/tickets
Be sure and check out their solo act weekend show schedule as well
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:01 PM   #5
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Our family has been camping and RVing for a long time now and our kids are in college. My wife and I are finding ourselves looking at music festivals as our new summer trip. Our first trip was to Louisville for Bourbon and Beyond and what a trip - it rained for two solid days turning the RV area into a swamp
We were at bourbon and beyond. It was a great time Friday and early Saturday. Sunday morning we tried to leave early and got stuck. Had to be towed 150yards through the mud. The guy at the campsite next to us attends several music festivals through the summer and fall in Indiana Kentucky and Tennessee. I can't remember any of the specific festivals. They're out there and many of them are RV friendly. We are hoping to go back to bourbon and beyond this year and are also looking for other suggestions
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Our family has been camping and RVing for a long time now and our kids are in college. My wife and I are finding ourselves looking at music festivals as our new summer trip. Our first trip was to Louisville for Bourbon and Beyond and what a trip - it rained for two solid days turning the RV area into a swamp.

My question is who out there boondocks at music festivals - where do you go and what tips can you share? Thanks!
This should keep you busy
https://www.everfest.com/lists/music-festivals
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On Hunter mountain NY. This will be our 4th year camping for this 3 days show. Headliners are always great and mountain top us electric and tank service. Plus you can see and hear the shows without venturing into the crowds. Best weekend of our year! Attachment 195669

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We were at bourbon and beyond. It was a great time Friday and early Saturday. Sunday morning we tried to leave early and got stuck. Had to be towed 150yards through the mud.
We were shocked at how some of those big class As were pushed out! I hope you were pulled out without damage! We got pulled out around 5:00 pm on Sunday by a the bobcat guy and his kid. We are on the fence about this year, not too sure it will happen.
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We were shocked at how some of those big class As were pushed out! I hope you were pulled out without damage! We got pulled out around 5:00 pm on Sunday by a the bobcat guy and his kid. We are on the fence about this year, not too sure it will happen.
Rules to live by when boondocking at a Music Festival

If it can rain------It will.

If it does rain ------there will be mud. LOTS of mud.

If you can get stuck when leaving------- you will.

If you are going to attend with a large Class A make sure you know how to access (or install) tow hook(s). Many large chassis' have a provision for installing a removable tow hook into the front of the frame for just this purpose. (Even my Chevy Volt has one in the trunk I can screw into a socket in front/rear of frame through a small hole that is covered with a plug.

Alternate approach would be to wait until everyone else has gotten stuck and pulled out, spending an extra day to let rain stop and mud to dry. If nothing else the tracks might be beaten down and wide enough to just drive out.
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I have been to Hunter Mountain, NY twice for the Mountain Jam Music Festival. We used the Riverside RV area and loved it. Also went to Moe.down music festival and that too was great. Cooking your own food and hanging around at a comfortable place makes music festivals fun for a 58 year guy. It's the only way to go.
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