2015 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.

All camping passes for the 25th Anniversary Folks Festival are onsale now at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422. Once you have your camping passes, be sure to start thinking about our green campsite challenge.

Important campground changes for 2015

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 ($100) 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 13, 2015 (Please note: Prior to opening the gates, vehicles should line up at Bohn Park - south on 2nd Avenue towards the high school. Please read our camping line policy.)
  • Closes: noon on Monday, August 17, 2015
  • Camping pass holders MUST camp in the campground in which their pass was issued.
  • Camping Passes: $215 Sold-out
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
River Bend campground
River bend Campground
Requires a 3-day pass or Single-day tix for all 3 days
  • Location: Directly across the street from the Planet Bluegrass Ranch
  • Parking: A limited number of River Bend Parking Passes will be sold ($60 for 4 days of parking). The River Bend parking area is separate from the camping area, so you will not be allowed to sleep in or next to your vehicle. (General festival parking is also available at Bohn Park for a nominal fee.)
  • Opens: 9am on Thursday, August 13
  • Family Camping: A portion of the western-most edge of the River Bend Campground will be designated as 'family camping' with quiet evening hours. Camping in this area will be available first-come, first-served. Space in the 'family camping area' is limited and not guaranteed with purchase of a River Bend camping pass.
  • Closes: Monday, August 17 at noon
  • Camping Passes: $70. Purchase Now
After rave reviews for this new festival campground at the 2014 RockyGrass, we're making this special property available again in 2015. Located directly across the street from Planet Bluegrass, this gorgeous wooded campground under the St. Vrain cliffs provides soft new grass for tent camping and easy river access on the stretch between Planet Bluegrass and Meadow Park. 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 ($60) 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 ($205) were available, but are now sold-out.
  • Opens: 9am on Monday, August 10, 2015 (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: noon on Monday, August 17, 2015
  • Camping pass holders MUST camp in the campground in which their pass was issued.
  • Camping Passes: $50. Purchase Now
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 provided 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. Please note: The Town of Lyons continues work on Meadow Park, but they will not be able to complete flood restoration until after Summer 2015. By August 2015, we anticipate Meadow Park looking similar to August 2014, with limited river access, camping restricted to the open field, and numerous closed areas. Planning and post-flood reconstruction remains a work-in-progress with a target of Spring 2016.Top

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