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Alabama

Acoustic Cafe
Ticket prices include free camping. Enjoy live music on the mountain in Hayden, Alabama.

BamaJam Music & Arts Festival
BamaJam is a 3-day, 3-night music extravaganza in Enterprise, Alabama.

Outdoor Alabama Expo
Exhibits and activities for the whole family. Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama.

Alaska

Talkeetna Bluegrass Festival
Alaska's greatest campout festival, with 4 days of bluegrass music and outdoor fun. Talkeetna, Alaska.

Arizona

Grand Canyon Music Festival
Some of the nation's finest chamber musicians in concert at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Hobby, Craft and Gem Show
It all happens under the big top in Quartzsite, Arizona and runs concurrent with the Rock and Roll Classic Car Show.

National Festival of the West
Continuous western music, film festival, trade show, cowboy poetry, chuckwagon cookoffs and more. Scottsdale, Arizona.

Rock and Roll Classic Car Show
This is an annual event and runs concurrent with the Hobby, Craft and Gem Show in Quartzsite, Arizona.

Sports, Vacation and RV Show
"The largest gathering of RVs and RVers anywhere in the world!" 20,000+ campsites to fill around Quartzsite, Arizona.

Arkansas

Mt. Magazine International Butterfly Festival
Over 90 species of butterflies are viewable at Mt. Magazine, Arkansas' newest state park. Additional camping available at nearby Mount Nebo and Petit Jean state parks. Paris, Arkansas.

California

Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee
Jumping frog contests aren't the only fun they have at Angel Camp, California.

California World Music Festival
"A family event that explores the diverse cultures and music of our world." Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, California.

High Sierra Music Festival
Four days of music by popular musicians, children's programs, vendors, and delicious food. Sierra County Fairgrounds, Quincy, California.

Huck Finn's Jubilee
This Father's Day weekend event offers a Catfishin' Derby, Russell Bros. Circus, over 30 hours of music, hay rides, fence painting contests, Injun Joe's Treasure Hunt, and much more. Mojave Narrows Regional Park, Victorville, California.

Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival
This weekend event celebrates the music of Kate Wolf. Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, California.

Live Oak Music Festival
"A three day concert / camping event" held in the foothills above Santa Barbara, California.

Parkfield Bluegrass Festival
Bluegrass music, workshops, food, crafts, and nightly campfire jams. Parkfield, California.

Strawberry Fall Music Festival
"An opportunity for the whole family to participate in a wide spectrum of activities." Camp Mather, Yosemite, California.

Strawberry Spring Music Festival
Family fun two times a year, in the spring and the fall. Camp Mather, Yosemite, California.

Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival
Included at this festival are top name entertainment, hot air balloons and tethered balloon rides, wine garden, food booths, arts and crafts, and kid's activities. On Lake Skinner, Temecula, California.

Colorado

Country Jam USA
Spectacular scenery and campgrounds at this country music event, Grand Junction, Colorado.

Sugar Pine Ranch Rally
An all models motocycle rally and music festival on a 200 acre working cattle ranch near Mancos, Colorado.

Telluride Blues and Brews Festival
Three days in this beautiful setting, with blues bands, microbreweries, great food and crafts. Telluride, Colorado.

Connecticut

Cajun Zydeco Festival
This "blast from the bayou" event takes place at Strawberry Park in Preston, Connecticut.

Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival
A weekend filled with music and family fun at Strawberry Park Resort Campground in Preston, Connecticut.

Delaware
No events for this state.
Florida

Bluegrass Family Gathering
Free rough camping with weekend pass at Craig's RV Park, Arcadia, Florida.

Florida Old Time Music Championships
RV or tent camp for this weekend of music and outdoor family fun at the Sertoma Youth Ranch. Dade City, Florida.

Gamble Rogers Folk Festival
Folk concerts, workshops, dancing, jamming, food, folk arts and crafts. St. Johns County Fairgrounds, near Elkton, Florida.

Suwannee Springfest
Camp along the Suwannee River for this weekend event held at the Suwannee Music Park. Live Oak, Florida.

Will McLean Music Festival
"Experience Florida Folk Music" at Sertoma Youth Ranch, Dade City, Florida.

Georgia

Atlanta Fest 2003
"Atlanta Fest Camping is truly an experience to behold." Six Flags Over Georgia.

Harvest Festival
A great musical lineup highlights this festival near Atlanta, and there's free camping on a first come, first serve basis. Fairburn, Georgia.

Hawaii
No events for this state.
Idaho

National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest and Festival
A week long musical celebration. Camping available at the high school football field and recreation field, and also at nearby campgrounds. Weiser, Idaho.

Yellow Pine Harp Fest
"A foot-stompin' musical celebration and camping experience in the Idaho mountains." Yellow Pine, Idaho.

Illinois
No events for this state.
Indiana

Bean Blossom Blues Fest
Enjoy Mississippi Delta blues by living blues legends. The jams around campfires at night are the real treat at this festival. Nashville, Indiana.

Blueberry Festival
A weekend of music, food, and fun at Centennial Park. Limited camping is available at the park. Plymouth, Indiana.

Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival
Family fun and festivities all weekend in historic Mansfield Village. Camping is available on-site at Mansfield Parke, Mansfield, Indiana.

Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering
This festival features the best in old-time, swing fiddle music, plus a free square dance and gospel sing. Primitive tent camping is available inside the grounds at Tippecanoe Battlefield Park, Battle Ground, Indiana.

Mansfield Village Cornbread Festival
Cornbread bake-off plus plenty of ham-n-beans. Concert featuring national country artists. RV package available including camping, concert tickets, and meals.Camping is available on-site at Mansfield Parke, Mansfield, Indiana.

Mansfield Village Mushroom Festival
Mushroom hunt and auction, car show, and swap meet, plus festival foods including fried mushrooms. Camping is available on-site at Mansfield Parke, Mansfield, Indiana.

Mansfield Village Watermelon Festival
Vendors, shoppes, festival foods, watermelon seed spitting contest, watermelon eating contest, and more. Music on Saturday and Sunday, and a 5k run on Sunday. Camping is available on-site at Mansfield Parke, Mansfield, Indiana.

Woodworkers and Whittlers Festival
Observe master carvers in woodworking demonstrations and witness skilled artisans practicing their craft. There are village shoppes, vendors, festival foods, and more. Camping is available on-site at Mansfield Parke, Mansfield, Indiana.

Iowa

Iowa State Fair
Over 1,800 campsites are available in a scenic wooded setting at the State Fair Campgrounds, just minutes from downtown Des Moines, Iowa.

Kansas

Pickin' on the Plains
This bluegrass and folk festival offers music, food, cowboy poetry, crafts, and family fun. Colby, Kansas.

Walnut Valley Festival
Camp in the pecan grove and listen to all night jams, as well as 4 days of great acoustic music, stage performances, contests, and fun. Winfield, Kansas.

Kentucky

Big Bone Lick Salt Festival
A heritage event, with arts and crafts demonstrations, food, music, and pioneer reenactments. Big Bone Lick State Park, Kentucky.

Glasgow Highland Games
Family fun with concerts, contests, food and outdoor entertainment. Barren River Lake State Park, Kentucky.

ROMP
River Of Music Party features over 40 bands for 4 days of music at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Louisiana

Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival
In the heart of Cajun country, this festival is "the best the country has to offer." Located in the downtown historic district of Morgan City, Louisiana with plenty of campgrounds listed nearby.

Louisiana State Fiddler's Championship
This annual competition promotes interest in Louisiana music traditions. Held in the outdoor amphitheater at Rebel State Historic Site, home of the Louisiana Country Music Museum, in Marthaville.

Maine

Blistered Fingers
These family bluegrass music festivals are held at Silver Spur Riding Club in Sidney, Maine. Weekend tickets include rough camping; and some electric hookups are available.

Countrygrass Family Music Festival
Three days of country and bluegrass at Pittston Fairgrounds, Pittston, Maine.

Maine Highland Games
A fun filled day of games to promote Scottish culture, held at Thomas Point Beach. Brunswick, Maine.

Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival
Workshops, craft vendors, dancing, lots of great music, and camping in the pines in Cornish, Maine.

Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival
"Where the music meets the sea." Brunswick, Maine.

Maryland
No events for this state.
Massachusetts

Berkshire Mountain Music Fest
Spend three days by the campfire listening to great music, plus there's arts and crafts, activities and games for the kids. Butternut Basin ski area in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Northeast Squeeze-in Festival
Yes, we're talking squeeze boxes here, accordion concerts, workshops, and more, Washington, Massachusetts.

Michigan

Bluegrass In The Park
Free admission and limited camping with electric, Atlanta, Michigan.

Curwood Festival
A fun-packed, family-oriented festival held "in honor of James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927), who wrote 33 popular adventure novels and who built Curwood Castle in his hometown", Owosso, Michigan.

Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival
This festival offers music, dancing, crafts, food, workshops, and family activities. Weekend ticket holders camp free. Tourist Park, Marquette, Michigan.

Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
This festival of womyn in the performing arts is "an annual event created to provide a space for alternative womyn's culture." Walhalla, Michigan.

Midland Dulcimer Festival
This antique auto/hammered dulcimer/folk music festival features stage shows, workshops, craft show, flea market and antique car show. Midland, Michigan.

Sleeping Bear Dunegrass and Blues Festival
This all day family affair offers music, dancing, arts and crafts, food, and kids activities. Camp across the road at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Empire, Michigan.

Minnesota

Winstock Country Music and Camping Festival
A premiere outdoor country music event, with proceeds going to help the education of local students, Winsted, Minnesota.

Mississippi
No events for this state.
Missouri

Bogart Music Festival
Two days of music at Cedar Hill Ampitheatre, featuring ten bands, arts vendors, and a beautiful place to camp in Urich, Missouri.

Montana

Bitterroot Valley Bluegrass Festival
Bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food, and camping at Ravalli County Fairgrounds in Hamilton, Montana.

Rockin' the Rivers
Treat your senses to some "great music, wonderful scenery and the spectacular night stars" at The Bridge in Three Forks, Montana.

Nebraska

Nebraska State Fair
You'll find plenty of campsites at the state fair campground in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Nevada
No events for this state.
New Hampshire
No events for this state.
New Jersey

Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
You'll find as much music in the campground as you will on the stage at Salem County Fair Grounds, Woodstown, New Jersey.

New Mexico
No events for this state.
New York

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
"A three day community of folk music and dance." Long Hill Farm outside Hillsdale, New York.

Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival
Four days, four nights, four stages, and over 40 bands, including diverse music from around the world, plus arts and crafts, and special performances for kids. Trumansburg, New York.

Great Hudson River Revival
Lots of music, dancing, storytelling, crafts, kids activities, and food, plus camp in the woods overlooking the Hudson river, go swimming, or hike at Croton Point Park in Westchester County, New York.

Old Songs Festival
Lots to do at this one, including a children's activity area with music, magic and "jesting". Altamont, New York.

Turtle Hill Folk Festival
Three days of music, dancing, food, crafts, kids activities, campfire jams, and free camping at Markus Park in Honeoye Falls, New York.

North Carolina

Bass Mountain Bluegrass Festival
A family music festival with free camping, arts and crafts, storytelling, wagon rides, and more. At Bass Mountain Music Park in Snow Camp, North Carolina.

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
Join in the celebration of Scottish dance, music and outdoor games at MacRae Meadows, just outside the Grandfather Mountain attraction in Linville, North Carolina.

Lake Eden Arts Festival
Two weekends of music, dancing, crafts, poetry, workshops, and outdoor activities including swimming, hiking, canoeing and more, plus camping at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

MerleFest
"MerleFest is an annual celebration of Americana music and southern gentility held in honor of the memory of Eddy Merle Watson." Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Singing on the Mountain
A day filled with Gospel singing. This is a free event and free camping is available on a first come basis at MacRae Meadows, just outside the Grandfather Mountain attraction in Linville, North Carolina.

North Dakota

Fargo Blues Festival
Blues and refreshment booths at Newman Outdoor Field, with on site camping available for tents and RVs. Fargo, North Dakota.

Ohio

Blue Jacket
An action-packed frontier drama about Blue Jacket, a Shawnee legacy. Set outdoors on a 3-acre stage. Camping is available at nearby private campgrounds and several state parks. Xenia, Ohio.

Mohican Blues Festival
A festival/camping event on the grounds of the Mohican Reservation, Loudonville, Ohio.

Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Music Festival
This benefit concert features some great talent and you can camp on the festival grounds at Hoover Y-Park in Columbus, Ohio.

New Beginnings Bluegrass Festival
This weeklong event includes camping, horseback riding, swimming and jam sessions. Camping available on site or at nearby Burr Oak State Park. Murray City, Ohio.

Prairie Peddler Old West Festival
Quality crafts, outdoor cooking, old west reenactments, and lots of family fun. Camp at nearby Mohican State Park. Butler, Ohio.

Rock N Resort Music Festival
Three days of music featuring three types of camping at Clays Park Resort. N. Lawrence, Ohio.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival
A great lineup of bluegrass talent, kids activities, workshops, and camping on 50 shady acres, near Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
This free festival is held at the "Pastures of Plenty" Amphitheatre and features many folk legends and offers lots of family fun. Rustic camping is available at Okemah Round-Up Club Arena, near the festival site in Okemah, Oklahoma.

Oregon

Oregon Jamboree in Sweet Home
The annual country music and camping event, Sweet Home, Oregon.

Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Music by top bluegrass artists highlight this family event with RV and tent camping on location at Granite Hill Campground in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Pennsic Wars
Pennsic War camping offers all of the challenges and joy of outdoor roughing it, Cooper's Lake Campground, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Folk Festival
"A three day extravaganza of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts, camping and campfire sings, storytelling, juggling, and special children's activities." The Old Pool Farm, near Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.

Spring Gulch Folk Festival
This family festival in Pennsylvania Dutch Country offers great music, sing-a-long campfires, workshops, dancing, and crafts. Campers also enjoy all the amenities of Spring Gulch Resort Campground in New Holland, Pennsylvania.

Rhode Island
No events for this state.
South Carolina

Moonshiner's Reunion
Enjoy the tradition of moonshining, with this festival of music, storytelling, and food. All-night jams around the campfires too at the Woodstick Farm in Campobello, South Carolina.

Plum Hollow Alternative Bluegrass Festival
A weekend of outdoor music, food, and family fun, plus camping on the premises at the Woodstick Farm in Campobello, South Carolina.

South Dakota

Blackhills Bluegrass Festival
This music event takes place the last weekend in June at Mystery Mountain Resort in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Tennessee

Bluegrass In The Smokies
This three day festival takes place at Riverside Campground in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Sevierville, Tennessee.

Bonnaro
3 days of 24-hour a day activities. Tickets include 3 days of camping and parking. Manchester, Tennessee.

Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
A family event with geat music, food and crafts on the Dumplin Valley Farm. Kodak, Tennessee.

Texas

Kerrville Folk Festival
This event attracts hundreds of songwriters and musicians. Music around the evening campfires highlight this event. Quiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville, Texas.

Old Settler's Music Festival
"An outdoor music festival featuring the greatest performers of Americana roots music." Stone Mountain Events Center in Dripping Springs, Texas.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo
Plan a weekend of nonstop outdoor fun and learning at the state’s largest all-outdoor recreation festival. Texas Parks and Wildlife headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Utah

Festival of the American West
"Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the Old West as it comes back to life at a truly authentic Western Heritage Celebration." Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Vermont

Basin Bluegrass Festival
Lots of musical entertainment, food (including breakfast), and campground pickin'. Brandon, Vermont.

Virginia

Appalachian String Band Music Festival
Five days of music, contests, workshops, square dances, and camping at Camp Washington-Carver, a mountain retreat in Clifftop, West Virginia.

Festival in the Pines
Four days of great music and camping at Tripple Creek Park Music Campground, Rocky Mount, Virginia.

Graves' Mountain Bluegrass Festival
Three days of great music, outdoor recreation, and family fun "In the Heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge", Syria, Virginia.

Maury River Fiddler's Convention
Enjoy old-time and bluegrass music, square dancing, and folk singing while camping in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Parkway at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, Virginia.

Washington

Washington State International Kite Festival
There's lots of kite flying events scheduled for this festival on the beach and there's plenty of campsites available in Long Beach, Washington.

Winthrop R and B Festival
Camp along the Methow River while enjoying the longest running blues festival at the Blues Ranch, 1 mile west of Winthrop, Washington.

West Virginia
No events for this state.
Wisconsin

Chippewa Valley Rock Fest
Four days of ROCK, with campgrounds adjacent to the concert area, Cadott, Wisconsin.

Country Fest
An all-star country lineup, with campgrounds adjacent to the concert area, Cadott, Wisconsin.

Country Jam USA
Lots of campgrounds at this country music event, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Hodag Country Festival
If you like country music, you'll find all the big name stars at this event. Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Porterfield Country Music Festival
Northeastern Wisconsin's annual country music event, featuring an all-star lineup of Nashville recording artists, Marinette, Wisconsin.

Wyoming

Cheyenne Frontier Days
"America's premier Western family celebration ... a ten-day wingding of street dances, parades, carnival rides, top-name entertainers, free pancake breakfasts, cowboys, Indians, and horses." Cheyenne, Wyoming.


Canada

Camp 4 Compassion Fest
This family event takes place on 25 acres of land with 6 acres of natural bush in Leamington, Ontario.

Great Woods Music Festival
"Camp with the Stars" for 3 days of folk, country, Cajun, rock and blues. Manitoba, Canada.

Kispiox Valley Music Festival
A family camping and musial event, with dancing, crafts, and family fun at the festival grounds in Kispiox Valley, British Columbia.

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
You'll find world-class acts, workshops for dance, storytelling, instrument making, and more. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Midsummer Music Festival
A family and camping oriented folk festival, with food and crafts vendors, and campfire pickin' at the fairground in Smithers, British Columbia.

North Country Fair
This family summer solstice celebration offers a weekend of music, theatre, and performing arts, with food and craft vendors, and camping on the shores of Lesser Slave Lake in Joussard, Alberta.

Tottenham Bluegrass Festival
Three days of bluegrass music in the natural amphitheatre of the Tottenham Conservation Area, plus children's programs, horseshoe tournament, free BBQ dinner, crafts, concessions and more. Tottenham, Ontario.

Winnipeg Folk Festival
This is the largest music event of it's kind in North America; 4 days, 7 stages, and over 90 acts. Besides all the music, there are craft markets, international foods, and special programs for kids and the whole family. Birds Hill Provincial Park, northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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