Folks Festival Guidelines

On-Site Camping Line Policy

The Folks Festival On-Site Campground opens at 6pm on Thursday, August 16, 2018. If you plan to arrive before this time, vehicles may begin lining up for the Folks Festival On-Site Campground at the Planet Bluegrass Farm.

We will post specific 2018 camping line details in the spring. For reference, below is last year's (2017) line procedure:

2017 Line Procedure

Vehicles may not arrive at Bohn Park earlier than 4pm on Sunday, August 13, 2017 (see the new lineup lottery procedure below)

2017 Initial Line-up Procedure (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, 2017. (If you arrive after 5:00pm on Sunday, you will not be affected by this new procedure.)

2017 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!