• What

    • Folk and Forage is a weekend micro-festival filled with camping, live music, art, mushroom foraging, hiking, friendly competitions, bonfires, and workshops.  

  • When

    • May 13, 14, 15, 2022

    • Gates open at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 13th

    • Festival programming ends on Sunday, May 15th at 10 pm. You are of course welcome to stay the night, but everyone must leave the property by 10 am on Monday, May 16th. 

  • Why

    • Drawing inspiration from summer camps, and the bounty of the PNW, we love nothing more than to turn a gathering into a memorable experience. To us, shared experiences like camping, live music, and foraging help to connect and build community. We are excited to have you become part of the Folk & Forage community! 

  • Who

    • Folks like you who appreciate and enjoy live music, camping, foraging, campfire hangs, and creating community.

  • full festival schedule can be found HERE

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • COVID Protocols: If you are experiencing ⁠any symptoms of COVID, we ask that you please stay home. Although that does not guarantee that COVID will not be present, it does help us feel like we're doing the best we can to protect each other and our community. ⁠⁠There is plenty of room in the meadow for people to stay socially distant and spread out while watching music or enjoying the event.⁠ If you feel uncomfortable at all, remember masks are still cool and we encourage anyone to wear one at any time. Thanks for your understanding, and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. 

 

  • Cars & Parking: There is a decent amount of parking at PicaFlores, and ideally you will be able to park your car close to your campsite. However, new this year: parking passes are required. They are free to purchase when buying your tickets and they give us an accurate estimate on how many cars will be arriving. Our volunteer staff will assist you when parking at the festival. That said, we highly encourage carpooling! 

  • RVs, Sprinters, and Large Vehicles:  (As of 2-4-22 ALL RV & Large Vehicle PASSES ARE SOLD OUT) Vans are welcome, but there is very limited space for RVs or large vehicles. Vehicles longer than 18 feet will need to have a Large Vehicle Parking Permit. Those can be added on when purchasing tickets at the link above. Additionally, if you are driving in an RV or Travel Trailer, there are RV Parking Permits (only 4!) available on a first-come-first-served basis. 

 

  • Kids: Kids are very welcome at Folk and Forage! We love to see the next generation of music lovers and foragers grow with this community. Kids 12 and under are free, while “kids” older than 12 will need to have a ticket and proof of vaccination/negative test.

  • Dogs: No dogs allowed. Please find a sitter for your doggo and leave them at home.

  • Camping: All camping is first come first serve. There are many camping areas on the property, and we will help direct you to your perfect spot.

 

  • Trash & Recycling: Pack it in, pack it out. There are no trash or recycling services at this event. Please take all refuse home with you.

 

  • Showers: There are two outdoor showers at Picaflores. They are absolutely gorgeous with river rock floors and an open wall overlooking Horse Creek. Don’t forget your towel and biodegradable soap!

 

  • Bathrooms: There are portapotties located in the camping and van areas, and two flush toilets next to the music meadow.

 

  • Water: There are sinks with potable water located next to the music meadow. We recommend bringing a large vessel to fill up and take back to camp with you. 

 

  • Food: 

    • Friday is Potluck Night Please bring a dish big enough to share. It doesn’t have to feed 30 people, but please bring a hearty enough dish to feed 5-10 campers. If everyone brings a dish, there will be plenty of food. Don’t forget serving utensils/platters, etc. Feel free to bring a beverage to share as well. We will have a communal bar set up too if you’re feeling extra generous and want to share a drink. *We do ask that all attendees wear a mask while serving themselves from the potluck buffet*

    • Saturday dinner will be DIY If you have potluck leftovers, feel free to put them out on the communal table to share. Otherwise, prepare food for yourselves in camp. Better yet, bring your meal over to the music meadow to catch the first musical act of the night.

    • Sunday is Stone Soup Night (vegan) For those of you unfamiliar with the story of stone soup, it essentially means coming together to create a meal out of nothing. Everyone contributes one small thing which leads to an incredible bounty. This represents the power of cooperation and community, two values near and dear to Folk and Forage. We will provide alliums, root vegetables, and spices. If you plan to join, please bring a carton of vegetable broth and a vegetable of your choice. Feel free to contribute any sides if you'd like (meat, bread, cheese, etc), but we will keep the soup vegan to accommodate everyone. 

 

  • Dishes: Please bring your own dishes, utensils, and cups. There is a sink in the camp kitchen for washing dishes. We will have soap and sponges. 

 

  • Coffee will be available courtesy of Trailhead Coffee Roasters on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Dairy half & half will be provided, but if you require a non-dairy option or sweetener, bring your own. Don’t forget your mug or camp cup!

  • Maker’s Market: Calling all artists, crafters, and makers! We’d love to have you bring your wares to sell or barter at Folk and Forage

Camp Rules:

  • No firearms or fireworks

  • No littering: Pack it in, Pack it out!

  • No Dogs

  • No hard drugs

  • Please keep loud conversations away from the stage area during the musical performances.

Things to Do:

  • Forage! This is a foraging event after all. Foraging suggestions, competition and other information can be found on the Activities Page. For best practices and to learn more about foraging, read this.

  • Hike! There are many recreation opportunities on the McKenzie River, Blue River Reservoir, Cougar Reservoir, Clear Lake, Sahalie Falls, River Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Water Skiing, Fishing, Fly Fishing. Plus HOT SPRINGS at Cougar Hot Springs. 

  • Workshops! Peep the lineup here. 

  • Competitions! These super fun and sometimes silly competitions are inspired by the summer camps of youth and are meant to inspire education and excitement. There is the Foraging Competition, for folks that want to forage all day Saturday and compete to win prizes in each of these categories: Biggest Mushroom, Most Edible Mushrooms, and Most Special Mushroom (Open to interpretation). There is also the Best In Show Competition, which is for folks that grow their own mushrooms. Awards and prizes will be given in the following categories: Best in Show Edible and Best In Show Psychotropic. Lastly, there is the "Waltz of the Mushrooms" Costume Parade and Contest. Awards and prizes will be given to the best costume. 

  • Yoga! We have multiple yoga, body, and breathwork classes this year. More details coming soon. 

  • Watch Live Music! Duh. It is a folk festival too after all. 

  • Play Music! Bring an instrument and jam with friends. Happy Hour jams and late night campfire jams are set aside for this purpose!

  • Maker's Market / Shakedown Street: Bring your own handmade goods to sell! Buy some from other campers! All crafts, foods, arts, and more are welcome. No fees. No tables provided. If you're interested in vending, please read this.

  • Bring a Costume! Don't miss out on the "Waltz of the Mushrooms", our fungi-themed costume parade and contest happening Saturday afternoon. Read more here.

  • Look at Art! I will have a display of larger-than-life giant morels, boletes, and chanterelle mushrooms scattered around camp as well. Also, Picaflores is covered in incredible indigenous art from all over the world. It’s hidden in every nook and cranny of the forest, so be on the lookout! You might even see a few pieces popping up from Portland artist and Tik Tok megastar, Mike Bennett.

  • Volunteer! (As of 2-4-22 ALL Volunteer Work Exchange Spots are Full) Interested in volunteering at Folk & Forage? Shoot us an email to get on the waiting list. 

  • McKenzie General Store and the Obsidian Grill: If you need something or a nice hot meal, check out this spot! It’s very close to the property and the only place to get cell service and any goods you may have forgotten. 

  • Whatever the heck you want to! Take a nap, read a book, set up a hammock, take a cold plunge in the river, ride a bike down a forest road, cook a meal, play Kubb, go fishing,  or just relax! Whatever you need to do.

Suggested Packing List:

  • Tent

  • Sleeping Bag and Pad

  • Pillow

  • Extra tarp or EZ Up in case of weather

  • Camp chair for in camp or watching music

  • Headlamp

  • Warm Layers! Coats, jackets, scarves, socks, gloves, hats, etc. Stay cozy

  • Raincoat and pants

  • Hiking boots and camp shoes

  • Baskets for foraging

  • Mushroom ID book

  • Pocket knife

  • Plate, bowl, and utensils

  • Party cup

  • Coffee mug

  • Water Bottle

  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Saturday Dinner, Potluck Item, Stone Soup Item & Snacks

  • Camp stove, pots, pans, and whatever you need to prepare your food. 

  • Drinks, cooler, etc…

  • Booze, buds, bottles, doobies, and other Happy Hour supplies

  • Mushroom Costumes for the Waltz of the Mushrooms Costume Parade

  • Cash: Tips for the bands, buying merchandise, bribing locals for the best foraging spots, etc.

  • Whatever you need to be safe: Sunscreen, First Aid, Medications, Vitamins, Bear Mace

  • Camp Fun: Frisbee, Hammock, Instruments, etc