Camping Details

We are so excited to return to the wonderful venue Rockcastle Riverside in 2024!

Here are a few details that we hope will help all of our campers plan for a great weekend:

Tent-camping inside the venue is included with all weekend passes. Due to limited real estate inside the venue for vehicles, the majority of camping at Moonshiner’s Ball is “tent only” — i.e., vehicles will be parked in the lot directly across the street.

Many of the campsites at Rockcastle Riverside are tucked away in wooded, riverside plots that are wonderful for Fall camping vibes…but not so great for vehicle access. In order to maximize the use of the land and the camping experience for our guests, the only cars permitted to remain inside festival grounds during the festival are those that have “car camping” passes, while supplies last. Car camping passes allow room for one vehicle and one tent.

NOTE: We have a limited supply of car camping passes available, and they typically sell out!

FESTIVAL PARKING
Festival parking is available directly across from the festival grounds. Parking costs $10 per vehicle and is run by our wonderful friends at the Hargett County Volunteer Fire Department.

The Hargett team is also on-site to help haul tent camper items to their sites — tips are greatly appreciated and encouraged!

Tent Only Camping Areas

Notes for our TENT-ONLY CAMPERS:

All weekend passes include tent camping (i.e., camping within the grounds, but not next to your car) at no additional charge.

The main festival entrance is located directly across the street from the vehicle parking lot. The furthest campsites are approximately a few hundred yards from the main check-in gate, where you will be able to unload your camping gear and leave it with an attendee while you park your car after checking in. (We have volunteers with golf carts to help minimize your haul as much as possible!)

You will be allowed to access your car in the parking lot across the street as needed throughout the weekend with your festival weekend wristband.

Tent camping is “first come, first served,” so we can’t guarantee availability in any specific camping area; however, you’re more than welcome to walk around and explore the available options before setting up your camp. See notes below for more details on the various tent camping areas available.

FAMILY / QUIET CAMPING

– Included with Full Weekend Pass

  • Given the nature of festivals, we can’t make any guarantees about noise levels anywhere in the venue, but are asking folks in this zone to maintain “quiet hours,” particularly between 10 p.m.-8 a.m.
  • Space is limited, so please make plans to come early if you want to ensure a spot in this zone!

“SHINE ON” CAMPING

– Included with Full Weekend Pass

  • Perfect for folks who like to be close to the action!
  • Located along the main stage lawn in the heart of the festival, campers in this zone will be in closest proximity to the music, the food & retail vendors, the community bonfire and the life of the party.

RIVERSIDE CAMPING

– Included with Full Weekend Pass

  • This camping area is located along the river within the festival campgrounds. Lots of beautiful camping options in this zone, with shady wooded areas nearby for hammock hanging.

Vehicle Camping Areas

CAR CAMPING

This pass is for folks who want to camp in or next to their vehicles within the main festival grounds. Pass includes enough space for a vehicle and tent (approximately 15×30 ft.)
No generators allowed with car camping.
Car camping spaces reserved for arrival on Thursday, October 10, 2024 and departure Sunday, October 13, 2024.

DELUXE RV

Includes an RV slip with electricity and water hookups. Note: If purchased, a survey that requires a response will be emailed to pass holders. Slips are assigned based on these survey responses.
Slips reserved for arrival on on Thursday, October 10, 2024 and departure Sunday, October 13, 2024.

PRIMITIVE RV / TRAILER

Includes a grass site on the festival grounds to park your trailer or RV; no water or electricity hookups are provided.
Generators are allowed within designated area, for primitive RV pass holders.
Sites reserved for arrival on Thursday, October 10, 2024 and departure Sunday, October 13, 2024.

TURKEY TRACE PRIMITIVE RV

Turkey Trace is a wooded and lovely camping area located across the street from the main venue, just a short walk from the festival entrance. A great option for folks who want to camp with their vehicles, are OK with a short walk. No water or electricity hookups are provided.
We do not recommend 5th wheels or Class A over 35-feet in Turkey Trace.  Quiet generators are allowed.
Sites reserved for arrival on Thursday, October 10, 2024 and departure Sunday, October 13, 2024.

TURKEY TRACE CAR CAMPING

Turkey Trace is a wooded and lovely camping area located across the street from the main venue, just a short walk from the festival entrance. A great option for folks who want to camp with their vehicles, are OK with a short walk. No water or electricity hookups are provided.
Car Camping Pass holders in turkey trace are allowed quiet generators without limited hours. This is the ONLY car camping pass that allows use of generators.
Sites reserved for arrival on Thursday, October 10, 2024 and departure Sunday, October 13, 2024.

General Camping Notes:

  • Tent camping is included with all WEEKEND PASSES.
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  • Individual bonfires are permitted only if contained in grills or above-ground, metal firepits. We encourage everyone to join us at our community bonfires each night!
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  • Campgrounds open on THURSDAY afternoon for all weekend pass holders.
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  • If you are planning to camp with a group, we highly recommend arriving at the same time if possible.

Do you still have questions about camping?