Frequently asked questions about Farmgrass Fest '17:
Is there camping at Farmgrass Fest '17?
Yes! Primitive camping is available on Fri and Sat nights with purchase of a any ticket. Tent camping is located on level ground adjacent to the festival grounds in an open field. Camp sites are first-come, first-serve and there are no electric or water hook-ups. No ground fires allowed. We will have one central camp-fire ring for folks who want to stay up and jam. The rest of the campground will be a family-friendly quiet zone. Cars are not allowed in the campground. All campers must park in the parking lot and carry gear to the campground. We definitely recommend bringing a cart or wagon. Grilling is allowed only on above-ground grills. Camping areas open to guests at 3pm on Friday 5/12. Campers must vacate campgrounds by 12pm on Sunday 5/14.
Can I bring my camper/RV?
We will be issuing permits for a small number of small, self contained RVs for an additional fee of $60. We have no water or electric hookups. If there is any rain in the forecast we highly recommend not bringing an RV due to the strong chance of getting stuck in the mud. RVs must arrive on Friday. Please email us if you are interested in RV camping.
What's the weekend schedule look like?
Friday 5/12/17: Camping areas open at 3pm. Outdoor move "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" screening at 8:30pm followed by live music in the campground.
Saturday 5/13/17: Festival grounds open at 8:00am-1pm for Health Barn treatments. Live music on the main stage from 12:00pm-10pm, followed by camping and jamming in the camp ground. Click here for bands and for music schedule
Sunday 5/14/17: Campers must vacate campground by 12pm
What is the Health Barn?
Acupuncture Pros licensed therapists will be offering free 30 minute acupuncture and massage treatments for campers on Saturday morning from 8am-1pm. Please click here to reserve a spot!
How can I help spread the word about Farmgrass Fest?
Please visit our promo materials page for downloadable logos you can post on social media. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer at a farmers market or another event to help promote the festival.
Are there opportunities to volunteer for Farmgrass Fest?
Yes! We will need help on the day of the event as well as in the weeks leading up to it. Please contact us if interested.
Can I bring a chair/blanket to sit on?
Yes! If you want to sit and be comfy, we encourage you to bring your own folding chairs and blankets.
What kind of restroom facilities will be available?
There will be clean port-a-potties including at least 1 wheelchair accessible.
Where do I park and will it cost extra?
There will be ample parking on site, very close to the festival grounds and it's free!
What if I get hungry?
We will have wonderful food available for purchase from several local food vendors all day on Saturday. We will also have Southside Flying Pizza selling on pizza Friday night and Buzz Mill Coffee selling coffee and breakfast treats on Saturday morning. We encourage our festival guests to support our local chefs and businesses by purchasing their food, however if you have special dietary needs and need to bring your own food, we understand. You are also permitted to cook at your campsite.
Will the food vendors have vegetarian and gluten-free options?
Yes! But again, if you have special dietary needs, feel free to pack your own snacks.
Is there shade on the farm?
There is not a lot of natural shade. We encourage you to wear sunscreen and hats and bring umbrellas or pop-up tents if you like. Pop-up tents may only be set up in the designated area to avoid obstructing stage views.
Is Farmgrass Fest kid-friendly?
Yes! Kids 12 and under are free and there's lots of room to roam. Active and engaging kids activities will be provided by Energy Island as well as a petting zoo by Fluffly Farm Friends.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, but no. Out of respect for the dogs, chickens, cows and cats that live on the farm, we ask you to keep your pets at home.
Will there be Farmgrass t-shirts and hats for sale?
Yes! All proceeds from merch will go to support Farmgrass. You may also purchase a hat from our website here.
Can I pay for tickets, food and t-shirts with a credit card?
Yes, (although data signals for card readers can be iffy on the farm). Please bring cash for all purchases for your own convenience.
What does Simmons Family Farms look like?
Check out our photos page
Can we BYOB?
Yes, BYOB and coolers are allowed. Glass is ok too. Please drink responsibly and have a designated driver.
Other questions? Feel free to contact us and we will get back to you with a speedy answer!