Camping Details

We are so excited to return to the wonderful venue Rockcastle Riverside in 2023!

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 are tucked away in wooded, riverside plots that are wonderful for Autumn 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, cars will not be permitted in the general camping area, except with limited “car camping” passes (available for $85 per car, while supplies last). Car camping passes allow room for one vehicle and one tent, and are perfect for those who prefer the convenience of camping next their cars.

For our TENT-ONLY CAMPERS: 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 typically have a couple golf carts and volunteers to help minimize your haul as much as we can!

You WILL be allowed to access your car as needed throughout the weekend with your festival wristband.

Tent-only sites are first “come – first serve, so we can’t guarantee availability in any specific area, but after checking in at the front gate, you’re more than welcome to walk around and explore the available options before setting up your camp. Below are a few up-front details about the general tent-camping areas.

Tent Only Camping Areas


– Included with Full Weekend Pass

  • This tranquil, riverside zone is located furthest from the stages (approximately 200 yards from main stage lawn). 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!


– 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.


– Included with Full Weekend Pass

  • As its name suggests, this camping zone is located in the middle of the other two options: literally halfway between the party and the chill zone. Beautiful camping options in this zone, which overlooks the river.

Vehicle Camping Areas

Car Camping

– $TBD

  • Includes enough space for a vehicle and tent (approximately 15×30 ft.) Car camping spaces reserved for arrival on October 12th, 2023 and departure October 15th, 2023. Sale Date TBD.

Deluxe RV Camping (with water / electric hook-ups)

– $TBD

  • Includes an RV slip with electricity and water hookups. Slips reserved for arrival on October 12th, 2023 and departure October 15th, 2023. Sale Date TBD.

Primitive Trailer / RV Camping

– $TBD

  • Includes a grass site on the festival grounds to park your trailer or RV; no water or electricity hookups are provided. Sites reserved for arrival on October 12th, 2022 and departure October 15th, 2023. Sale Date TBD.

General Camping Notes:

  • Tent camping on is included with all WEEKEND PASSES.

  • 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!

  • Campgrounds open on THURSDAY afternoon for all weekend pass holders.

Do you still have questions about camping?