2018 camping passes on sale on Monday, December 4

2018 Folks Festival Camping

On-site camping at Folks Fest in Lyons
On-site camping at Folks Fest in Lyons

The lazy days of the late Colorado summer lend themselves beautifully to camping. Enjoy a late-night song circles with new friends, then sleep-in only to be awakened by a song or kids playing in the river. The relaxed, friendly energy of the Folks Festival carries over into the campgrounds where neighbors become lifelong friends and co-writers of the songs and stories of the summit of the song.

Camping passes and festival tickets for the 28th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (including early discount-priced on-site camping passes) will go on sale on Monday, December 4 at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422. Once you have your camping passes, be sure to start thinking about our green campsite challenge.

Changes for 2018


Planet Bluegrass Campgrounds

On-Site campground
On-Site Campground
Includes a 3-day pass
  • Location: On the Planet Bluegrass Ranch -- fields on both the north (tents only) and south sides (tents and vehicles) of the Festival grounds.
  • Vehicles: If you need to camp next to your vehicle, a very limited number of vehicles passes will be sold for the south part of the on-site campground. Vehicles must be less than 21' in length. (If you do not need your vehicle at your campsite, general festival parking is available nearby for a nominal fee.)
  • Opens: 6pm on Thursday, August 16, 2018 (Please note: Prior to opening the gates, vehicles should line up at Planet Bluegrass Farm.)
  • Closes: Monday, August 20 at noon
  • Camping pass holders MUST camp in the campground in which their pass was issued.
  • Camping Passes: $225 (Advance Price)
Saunter back and forth from the Festival to your campsite throughout the day. With easy access to the Planet Bluegrass bathhouse and showers, lots of shady trees, the St. Vrain River never more than a few feet away, legendary song circles and jams, and the ability to hear the festival from most campsites, on-site camping has become an extremely popular (and coveted) ticket. Top
Meadow Park Campground
LaVern Johnson (Meadow) Park
Requires a Single-day Ticket or 3-day pass
  • Location: 2 blocks from the festival grounds, along the North St. Vrain River.
  • Vehicles: If you need to camp near your vehicle, a limited number of passes for vehicles under 18' are available for LaVern Johnson (Meadow) Park. (If you do not need your vehicle at your campsite, general festival parking is available nearby for a nominal fee.)
  • RV Passes: A very limited number of RV passes with full hook-ups will go onsale on December 4 phone-only
  • Opens: Thursday, August 16, 2018 (Prior to this date campers are subject to the rules and regulations set forth by Lyons and the campground hosts and may be asked to move when Planet Bluegrass assumes responsibility for the campground.)
  • Closes: Monday, August 20 at noon
  • Camping pass holders MUST camp in the campground in which their pass was issued.
  • Camping Passes: $60
Located just downriver from Planet Bluegrass (an easy 5-minute walk), LaVern Johnson (Meadow) Park is a beautiful park under towering rock cliffs owned and maintained by the Town of Lyons. As with all the RockyGrass campgrounds, jam circles are plentiful. LaVern Johnson (Meadow) Park offers shaded campsites next to the river, as well as open camping in the field areas, and river access and tubing along the perimeter of the park. Top
River Bend campground
River bend Campground
With the added capacity and amenities now available at LaVern Johnson (Meadow) Park, we will not be offering camping at River Bend during the 2018 Folks Festival. Top

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