Changes to the On-Site campground lineup procedure for 2017

Folks Festival Guidelines

On-Site Camping Line Policy

The Folks Festival On-Site Campground opens at 6pm on Thursday, August 17. If you plan to arrive before this time, vehicles may begin lining up for the Folks Festival On-Site Campground on Sunday, August 13 at 4pm at Bohn Park. Due to our Festival lease agreements with the Town of Lyons, we charge $10 per day for parking in the line at Bohn Park. (If you are arriving for Song School, view the specific rules for the Song School camping line.)

Initial Line-up Procedure (NEW Lottery!)

To make the initial line-up process as fair as possible (and discourage unnecessary vehicles driving to Lyons for this line-up), we are implementing a new "random lottery" procedure for the initial line at 4:00pm on Sunday, August 13. (If you arrive after 5:00pm on Sunday, you will not be affected by this new procedure.)

On-Site Campground Load-In Procedure

Tarp Line policy

Ani DiFranco at Folks 2006
Ani DiFranco at Folks 2006

We have established this policy in hopes of creating a kinder, gentler, more Festivarian-like entry each morning. Please keep in mind that the entry line is a complicated logistical problem and we have developed these rules with a lot of experience and a number of factors in consideration. Our goal is to create an entry procedure that will be fair, orderly, and will satisfy the greatest number of Festivarians.


Refund Policy

Lyons Numbers:

A special request...

Every year, the biggest problem we have at the Lyons Festivals is Festivarian parking in residential areas and in front of businesses. When you come to the Festivals please park only in designated areas. There is a nominal fee, but it will strengthen the relationship with the town and its residents and secure the future of the Festivals. Thanks!