Saturday, September 3, 2016: Doors at 11:00 AM, First Set at 12:00 PM, Last Set at 8:00 PM, Last Shuttle at 12:00 AM
Sunday, September 4, 2016: Doors at 11:00 AM, First Set at 12:00 PM, Last Set at 8:00 PM, Last Shuttle at 12:00 AM
Saturday Tickets are valid for Saturday 9/3 ONLY from 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM ($60 pp) BUY NOW
Sunday Tickets are valid for Sunday 9/4 ONLY from 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM ($60 pp) BUY NOW
Two-Day Passes are valid for Saturday 9/3 AND Sunday 9/4 from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. ($110 pp) Overnight lodging is NOT included in this ticket level. BUY NOW
Weekend Passes with Tent Camping are valid for Saturday 9/3 at 11:00 AM THROUGH Monday 9/5 at 11:00 AM. ($130 pp) This ticket level includes on-site tent camping throughout the festival and includes a light breakfast on Sunday and Monday mornings. Tent spaces will be assigned to you upon your arrival. *In order to stay overnight, you must pay for the entire weekend pass. You may not pay for a one-night only stay.* See Overnight Stay Logistics for more details. BUY NOW
Weekend Passes with Shared Cabin are valid for Saturday 9/3 at 11:00 AM THROUGH Monday 9/5 at 11:00 AM. ($165 pp) This ticket level includes a bed in an on-site shared cabin throughout the festival and includes a light breakfast on Sunday and Monday mornings. Cabin spaces will be assigned to you upon your arrival. *In order to stay overnight, you must pay for the entire weekend pass. You may not pay for a one-night only stay.* See Overnight Stay Logistics for more details. BUY NOW
Weekend Passes with Semi-Private Cabin are valid for Saturday 9/3 at 11:00 AM THROUGH Monday 9/5 at 11:00 AM. ($235 pp) This ticket level includes a private room with access to a shared bathroom in an on-site shared cabin throughout the festival and includes a light breakfast on Sunday and Monday mornings. Cabin spaces will be assigned to you upon your arrival. *In order to stay overnight, you must pay for the entire weekend pass. You may not pay for a one-night only stay.* See Overnight Stay Logistics for more details. BUY NOW
Child Tickets: Children MUST RESERVE their free tickets. Tickets for all children under 18 in tents or day passes are free, and all ticket levels for children under the age of 13 are free. The fees associated with Child overnight stays for children ages 13 and over are $50 for weekend cabin stays (shared or semi-private) per child. In order to reserve Child Tickets, an adult must first purchase their own tickets to ensure that a guardian will be accompanying any children. Once the adult purchases their ticket, they will receive an email confirmation containing a unique password to access the Child Ticket options. Return to the site and enter this password in order to view and reserve all Child Ticket options. Adults may reserve up to 4 free child passes per adult.
There will be NO OVERNIGHT TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR. All OVERNIGHT tickets must be purchased at least ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE.
If you purchase the Weekend Pass with Tent Camping, or the Weekend Pass with Shared Cabin, you will have accommodations provided for you on the festival site, at Camp Kinderland. This option includes a light breakfast served in the Dining Hall from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, including coffee, tea, cereal, yogurt, muffins, and bagels. When you purchase your tickets, you will be asked to provide the names of those individuals that you would like to share a tent space or cabin with, and tent spaces and cabins will be assigned to you upon arrival.
On-Site Tent Camping: Tent spaces are 12′ x 12′, and will be located either on an open field or in the woods on the perimeter of the camp. Spaces will be marked and numbered. There will be lit paths to the closest bathrooms or porta-johns. Bathrooms will have running hot and cold water, flush toilets, and a shower. Porta-johns will have a non-flushing toilet and an adjacent hand-washing station or hand-sanitizer. Food is not permitted in the campsites. We share the land with wild animals, and should not provoke them with the smells of food near where we sleep. There is a limit of 6 individuals, including children, per campsite.
On-Site Shared Cabin Stay: The shared cabins are the bunks that we use for campers during our overnight summer camp. The beds are single or twin-sized, and located in shared open spaces with access to shared bathrooms. Cabins are co-ed, and limited to 15 individuals per cabin. Shared bathrooms have two toilet stalls, two sinks, and one shower. When you purchase your weekend pass, you will have the opportunity to indicate whether you have physical needs or preferences that would necessitate special attention, including the requirement of a structure that complies with ADA standards, or the requirement of a gender-specific space.
On-Site Semi-Private Cabin Stay: Semi-private rooms are separate rooms within a shared cabin with access to shared bathrooms. Beds are full or queen size, and single beds may be added for children. Shared bathrooms have two toilet stalls, two sinks, and one or two showers. When you purchase your weekend pass, you will have the opportunity to indicate whether you have physical needs or preferences that would necessitate special attention, including the requirement of a structure that complies with ADA standards or the addition of single beds for children.
Off-Site Camping: Twin-Brook Camping Area and the Tolland State Forest are ideal options for camping near the festival outside the festival site. You will be responsible for making your own arrangements with these camping areas, and payment is handled completely separate from ticketing. The festival shuttle will stop at the Twin-Brook Camping Area regularly throughout the festival. Those staying in the Tolland State Forest will have to make their way to the festival parking lot on the corner of Route 57 and Colebrook River Road.
Other Off-Site Accommodations: We recommend the New Boston Inn, and searching sites like Airbnb.com, homeaway.com and vrbo.com for other accommodations nearby. Or to see the homes of some neighbors that would like to offer their home as a rental during the festival, CLICK HERE.
Parking on-site is extremely limited, so we have reserved a large parking lot on the corner of Route 57 and Colebrook River Road. Parking will cost $5 per car entrance (i.e. If you leave and come back on the same day, you must pay again. If you park and leave your car for the entire weekend, you will only pay once). All cars must be parked there,* and ticket holders will be shuttled to and from the festival site by bus. The bus shuttle service is included in all ticket types, and will run continuously from 10:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday mornings through 12:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday evenings, and will run from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Monday. The shuttle will also stop at Twin Brooks Campground, another off-site tent camping option for ticket holders. Shuttle pick-ups will occur at each location approximately every 15 minutes.
*The only cars that may be parked on the festival site at Camp Kinderland are those belonging to vendors, contracted artists, and booth attendants. Each vendor and booth may park one car on the festival site in the designated parking area according to correspondence with festival organizers.
Local food vendors will provide food for sale from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. For those staying over in on-site accommodations, a light breakfast will be provided for you on Sunday and Monday mornings. (See Overnight Stay Logistics for more details) Our confirmed vendors are our close neighbors and local favorites Villa Mia and Gran-Val Scoop. Sample menus and prices will be provided closer to the event. If you have dietary restrictions that these vendors cannot accommodate, please bring your own food. If you are spending the weekend in on-site accommodations and must bring your own food because of special dietary needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to work out an overnight food storage plan, as food MAY NOT be kept in tents or cabins overnight.
Other festival vendors include local craft beer breweries and wine makers. All ticket sales require the ticket holder to provide his or her birth date upon purchase, and all names and birth dates will be checked against the ticket list upon entrance to the festival. Please bring some form of photo identification that contains your birth date, such as a driver’s license. Tickets are NOT transferable. This is in order to enable us to plan for providing the correct amount of food and beverages, on-site accommodations, and for identification purposes. Those identified as over 21 years of age will be given a wristband to enable them to purchase alcohol. Vendors will be instructed not to serve anyone without the appropriate wristband. Vendors will also be instructed to serve only ONE alcoholic beverage per person per turn. Please do not bring hard coolers, alcohol, or illegal substances into the festival. Security and local police may conduct random bag checks at the festival entrance.
There will be two clearly labeled first aid stations staffed by volunteers located in high traffic areas on the festival site. We have hired a local private ambulance and EMT services to work on-site during the festival to assist with first aid and in case of emergency. We have also hired a local security company to provide security guards to assist at the entrance to the festival site, on the perimeter of the site, and at high risk areas, including near the lake, which will be off-limits during the festival. Several local Tolland police officers will work closely with our staff and security team to ensure the utmost safety during the festival, including providing a patrol car along Colebrook River Road and the festival entrance. Please do not bring alcohol or illegal substances into the festival. Security and local police may conduct random bag checks at the festival entrance. THERE ARE NO PETS ALLOWED ON THE FESTIVAL SITE. Consider boarding your dog just a 7 minute drive from Camp Kinderland at Summit Kennels. Contact them well in advance to make arrangements.
What musicians will perform at the festival?
What other art and organizations will be at the festival?
What type of workshops will be presented at the festival?
Can I buy tickets on the day of the event?
What if I buy tickets, and then my plans change?
Can I bring outside food or drinks?
Can I volunteer for the festival?
Is there cell phone service or Wi-Fi access on the festival site?
Go to http://campkinderland.org/festival/line-up/ to see the festival line-up and schedule.
This element of the festival is still in the works. We will update you as soon as we can! Want to be a featured visual artist or nonprofit organization at the festival? CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW!
Go to http://campkinderland.org/festival/ to see the workshop schedule.
Only Day tickets and Two-Day Passes will be for sale on the day of the event at the event site. Overnight tickets can only be sold in advance of the festival. The last opportunity to purchase overnight festival tickets will be one week before the festival.
If you buy tickets and your plans change, please contact us at email@example.com. We will work with you to buy your tickets back and get them sold to someone else. Please do not sell your ticket(s) to another individual, as the information on the ticket must match the identification of the person entering the festival.
The festival is RAIN OR SHINE! The stage will be covered, and the artist and organization booths will be tented. The music and booths will remain outdoors, and workshops will be moved inside. There will be tented areas near the stage from which the audience can watch the performances and stay dry while still outdoors. If there is a chance of rain, please bring rain-gear!
NO. There are no pets allowed on the festival site. Please leave your pets at home. Consider staying in some off-site accommodation that will allow you to leave your pets for the day, then purchase the two-day or one-day ticket options. Or consider boarding your dog just a 7 minute drive from Camp Kinderland at Summit Kennels. Contact them well in advance to make arrangements.
There will be food for sale on the festival site, including vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan options. If you would like to bring your own food, please make sure to bring only nonperishable items, as there will be no access to a freezer or refrigerator. If you are spending the night in on-site accommodations, please be aware that you may not keep food in your tent or cabin overnight. Please do not bring any alcohol to the festival site. Beer and wine will be for sale from vendors on-site. Special dietary needs? Check out Food & Drink for more details.
Parking on-site is extremely limited, so we have reserved a large parking lot on the corner of Route 57 and Colebrook River Road. Parking will cost $5 per car entrance (i.e. If you leave and come back on the same day, you must pay again. If you park and leave your car for the entire weekend, you will only pay once). All cars must be parked there, and ticket holders will be shuttled to and from the festival site by bus. Check out Parking for more information.
Please seek out carpooling options. The closest town to take a bus into is Winsted, CT (about 25 minutes from Camp Kinderland), but you will need to come up with your own plan for getting picked up and brought to the festival site. Due to lack of interest, there will not be a bus chartered from NYC to the festival site.
YES! We will need many volunteers to get this festival off the ground and and to make it a huge success. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Volunteer Application. Depending on the amount of time and the type of task volunteers will be asked to do, some volunteers may be eligible for discounted or free festival tickets.
The cell phone service at Camp Kinderland is spotty at best. The carrier with the most service tends to be Verizon, although it is not consistent. Wi-Fi is available only in one small area of camp, near the office at the entrance of the festival site. The Wi-Fi password will be posted there for anyone who needs access to the internet during the festival.