2017 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 27th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (including single-day tickets!) will go on sale Monday, December 5 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 2017


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 17, 2017 (Please note: Prior to opening the gates, vehicles should line up at Bohn Park - south on 2nd Avenue towards the high school.)
  • Closes: Monday, August 21 at noon
  • Camping pass holders MUST camp in the campground in which their pass was issued.
  • Camping Passes: Onsale Monday, December 5
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
Meadow Park Campground
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 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 5 phone-only
  • Opens: 9am on Monday, August 14, 2017 (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 21 at noon
  • Camping pass holders MUST camp in the campground in which their pass was issued.
  • Camping Passes: Onsale Monday, December 5
Flood Reconstruction Update: The Town of Lyons has completed flood reconstruction work in Meadow Park. The park officially reopened to the public in September 2016.

Located just downriver from Planet Bluegrass (an easy 5-minute walk), 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. Prior to the 2013 flood, Meadow Park offered 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 Meadow Park, we will not be offering camping at River Bend during the 2017 Folks Festival. Top

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