How can I make a camping reservation?

Hookup RV Camping Packages can be reserved in advance by calling the Granite Hill office at 717-642-8749 Hookup RV Camping Packages are also available for purchase at the festival gate on a first come first served basis. Rough Camping Packages are available for purchase online (HERE) and at the festival gate. Rough camping spaces are assigned on arrival and filled on a first come first served basis.

When can I make a reservation?

We accept reservations one year in advance of a given festival and reservations can be made at any time during that year period. Obviously, the earlier you make a reservation the better the site selection but with a large inventory there are often sites available in the months leading up to a given event. Rough camping spaces are available upon arrival at the gate.

What are the guidelines for the audience area?

Chairs: Each festival attendee may place one chair upon arrival for the festival but no earlier than 3PM on Sunday of festival week, the day the bluegrass gate opens.

Blankets: Blankets are permitted in the grassy areas on either side of the audience tent.  The area on the black top in front of the stage is reserved for chairs.

Dogs: DOGS are PROHIBITED in the the concert/audience/vendor area, even cute ones, fluffy ones, and friendly ones! Dogs may be walked on a leash in the designated dog walk areas. Friendly dogs may run off the leash in Ivy’s Pet Paradise, our doggy park located by the adventure golf.  When attendees go to the concert area, dogs must remain at your campsite, secured inside your camper! Therefore, you must have a camper if you wish to bring your dog to the festival! 

***August 2023 these rules will be strictly enforced due to issues that arose during the May 2023 festival. Please pay close attention to this notice!  We love dogs.  We are dog people too and we do not want to ban dogs from the festival, but it will become inevitable if these rules are not followed.  THANK YOU!!!!

Smoking and Vaping: Smoking and Vaping are PROHIBITED in the the concert/audience area.

Easy-Up & Pop-Up Tents: Tents are permitted in the grassy area on the far side of the audience tent from the office building.

Restrooms: Spot-o-pots, handicap spot-o-pot, and hand washing stations are located by the recreation hall.

Glass containers: Glass bottles are not permitted in the concert area.  Alcohol is permitted, please utilize cans, plastic, coozies, and bottle suits.  Festival coozies and bottle suits are available at the bluegrass boutique.

Are there minimum requirements in order to secure a reservation?

Yes, our reservations do have minimum requirements ranging from 4-7 days and at least two 4-Day festival tickets. 7 day reservations run from Sunday thru Saturday nights and four day reservations run from Wednesday thru Saturday nights. Cabin rentals are a 4 night minimum (Wed-Sat nights) and a minimum of 4 4-Day tickets per cabin (cabins sleep 6).

Aren’t you always sold out?

No. Granite Hill has approximately 300 designated hookup sites in the campground. Reservations open one year in advance. The hookup sites are usually full by the time the music begins each festival.  But, calling and booking a site early is recommended.  In addition to hookup sites Granite Hill offers Rough Camping for both tents and RVs. This includes small trailers, truck campers, pop-ups and tents on Berger Hill, tent camping in Stony Point, USA, and Central Park as well as all dry camping in the overflow area in the front of the campground. Space in the rough camping area can be reserved in advance but the spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis.  We have ample space that we never, ever turn anyone away who wishes to camp for the festival. It is a matter of what type of camping spot you end up with. Finally, there are many instances of attendees arriving at the gate well into the festival and sliding into a very nice site due to a variety of factors. If you can’t make a reservation, come early! If you can’t come early, come anyway. We’ll squeeze you in. With the ability to run a generator, easy access to water and our Pump-Out service, camping has never been easier at The Festival.  And, if you want to enjoy a totally relaxed and stress free weekend, try our brand New Glamping Village, brought to you by www.epicglamping.com.

Why are some sites always taken?

Popular, large, hookup sites in prime locations are always occupied for the festival, this is true. It is due to several circumstances. The site is either reservable or is take on a First-Come, First-Serve basis very early in the process. If a site is reservable, the occupant typically renews this site from year to year. If it is a First Come site the occupant has often arrived the weekend before the festival or on Sun-Tues before the festival.

How are renewals handled?

We give the current occupant of a reservable site (remember, not all sites are reservable) priority status when it comes to reserving the site for the following year. They have until 9PM on Saturday of The Festival to do so. If they do not, the site becomes available for in-person reservations on Sunday morning of the festival. We do not accept phone reservations until Monday morning, thus giving reservation priority to folks in attendance over those who are not. It is not uncommon for a line to form in the early morning hours of Sunday.

How early should I arrive for a first-come, first-serve site?

“As early as possible!” is the very best answer, to ensure that you have a variety of sites to choose from.  The general rule of thumb if you want hook-ups, make an advance reservation.  If rough camping is all you require, there are plenty of spaces throughout the facility well into the program. A cautionary note: Berger Hill is a popular place for groups of folks to assemble and tends to fill more quickly than other rough areas. By the weekend, most rough camping availability is in the main field just beyond the gate. RVs are permitted to use generators in the Rough Camping Section that is located by the golf and outside of the campground proper.

Must I camp in order to attend the festival?

Absolutely not! We have a free day parking lot which is situated within easy walking distance of the concert area. There is a diverse array of accommodations within easy driving distance of the festival for those who chose not to camp. Many local residents are frequent visitor of The Festival as well. As a result, as many people attend that do not camp as attend that do camp. It sure is a lot of fun to camp, though!  DOGS ARE PROHIBITED for day guests because dogs are prohibited in the concert and they obviously can not be left in a car in the parking lot!  Please join us for the day, but leave your furry friends at home!

Can I camp on single day tickets?

Since we do not have a check-in/check-out procedure for the festival, we do not permit camping on single day tickets. Why would you want to leave early anyway? The only exception would be if you held multiple single day tickets that include one for the day you arrive through Sunday. For example, a Saturday and a Sunday ticket or a Friday, a Saturday and Sunday ticket would permit you to camp for Saturday night and Friday and Saturday night respectively. Of course, it is cheaper and makes more sense to purchase a 2-Day ticket or 3-Day ticket for the above examples. You could also camp on Sunday night with just a Sunday ticket, if you so choose, at the festival rate.