What to bring to the festival if camping.

Festival campers preparing dinner
Preparing dinner

If you have a tent or trailer, you've probably camped before, so there is no reason to tell you what you should bring. But be prepared for any kind of weather: wet, dry, sunny, cloudy, hot, or cold. The festival goes on, rain or shine. Here are some things that you don't want to forget:

  • Low Back Chairs - for festival & campground. If you only have high backs, please set in the rear of the audience so you don't block others view of the stage.
  • Blankets - for ground comfort and/or warmth It can get very cold late at night.
  • Baggage carrier, wagon, or backpack - To carry essentials from campground.
  • Sunscreen - for you and the little ones.
  • Wet wipes - Antiseptic & hand wash.
  • Toilet paper - you never know.
  • Hats - there are large tents at the stage area but they are usually full so you may have to sit in the sun.
  • Insect repellent - nothing is more irritating than those gnats.
  • Beverage cups - all beverages should be in them. No glass bottles or cans!
  • Fanny pack - Keep your valuables on you, not beside you.
  • Rain gear - the festival is rain or shine. Be courteous with tarps and umbrellas. Please don't block the view of those behind you.
  • Water - There are water faucets in most of the fair buildings and near electric boxes. It is city of Kendallville water.
  • Instruments - believe it or not, some folks buy tickets and never go to the stage. They just sit and pick in the campgrounds, and have a blast! It has been rumored that some just keep playing all night!!!
  • Flashlights - to find your way back late at night.
  • First aid kit - your little ones and big ones can get scrapes.
  • Earplugs - if you want to go to sleep early or sleep in quiet.
  • Games & activity books - for times when there are no scheduled kid's activities
  • Personal golf carts are allowed for licensed drivers. All liability is yours.

Many family and friends arrive together and camp together. Meals are shared amoung them. Picking around a campfire is standard. Relax and enjoy the ambiance.