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  • What

    • Folk and Forage is a weekend micro-festival filled with camping, live music, art, wild foods, workshops, friendly competitions, and community events.  

  • When

    • April 14, 15, 16, 2023

    • Gates open at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 14th

    • Festival programming ends on Sunday, April 16th at 10 pm. You are of course welcome to stay the night, but everyone must leave the property by 10 am on Monday, April 17th 

  • Where

    • Veneta, OR. The actual location will be revealed after ticket purchase. (It's not far from Eugene, OR)

  • 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

F.A.Q.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Tickets:

    • NO REFUNDS: All ticket sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable but may be transferable. If you are unable to attend, you may forward your tickets to someone else or to the next festival. Simply email us at hi@folkandforage.com to do so.

    • CAMPING PERMITS: When purchasing your Folk and Forage ticket, please reserve a Tent Camping or Vehicle Camping Permit. 

      • Only 1 permit is needed per tent, car, or large vehicle (i.e. if there are 3 people sleeping in a tent, only 1 tent permit is needed). 

    • Waivers: All campers will be required to sign a waiver upon arrival. Folk & Forage and its partners will not be held liable for any accidents or injuries that may occur in connection with this event.

    • 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 13 and under are free, while “kids” older than 13 need a ticket.

  • Venue:

    • Bathrooms: There are flush toilets located in the bathhouse next to the music meadow. Portapotties are located next to the camping, and workshop areas.

    • Showers: Showers are located in the bathhouse next to the music meadow. Don’t forget your towel and bath products!

    • Trash & Recycling: Pack it in, pack it out. There are limited trash & recycling services at this event, so please try to carry out what you bring in. 

    • DRINKING Water: There are multiple spigots with potable water scattered around the property. There are also sinks located in the bathhouse and a 3 basin sink located next to the workshop amphitheater. We recommend bringing a large vessel to fill up and take back to camp with you. The water does smell faintly of sulfur, so if this is not your jam, bring jugs of drinking water with you. 

    • GETTING AROUND THE PROPERTY: This is a large property, and we suggest bringing a bicycle to be able to zip around from activity to activity. The path from the music meadow to the workshop amphitheater/Grove Camping area requires walking up and down a narrow hilly path. Take this into consideration when packing as you will have to carry your items up and down this path.

  • ACCOMMODATIONS:

    • CAMPING PERMITS: Permits are required for all overnight attendees. These permits are free and simply help us plan and ensure a smooth check-in process for you. Please reserve your camping permit when purchasing tickets.

    • ACCESSIBILITY: If you have any questions about accessible camping or need special arrangments, please email us at hi@folkandforage.com

    • 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.

      • ​The majority of the tent camping sites are walk-in only. There is plenty of nearby parking; a short walk and our wheelbarrow will help get you to your site.

      • There is limited space for vans, RVs, or large camper vehicles. 

      • If you are driving a larger camper vehicle like a Sprinter, ProMaster, or Transit, you will need a Large Vehicle Camping Permit. 

      • RVs and Travel Trailers, over 18' long, need RV Parking Permits (only 6!) available on a first-come-first-served basis. 

  • MEALS & BEVERAGES:

    • MEALS: Folk & Forage offers TWO communal meals; Friday Potluck dinner and Sunday Stone Soup dinner. We encourage you to please bring an offering to contribute to these meals so that there is enough food for everyone. More details below. 

      • You are responsible for bringing all breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and Saturday dinner. ​

    • Friday Potluck Dinner: 

      • Please bring a dish to share that feeds 5 - 10 festival attendees.

      • If everyone brings a dish there will be plenty of food. Most folks bring a pre-made dish and heat it up before bringing it to the potluck.

      • Don’t forget serving utensils, platters, and anything else necessary to serve your dish.

      • All dishes will get labeled at the potluck so that our friends with dietary restrictions know what is included in each dish.

      • Please bring a plate, bowl and silverware to eat with.  

    • Sunday Stone Soup Dinner (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 and spices. 

      • If you plan to join, bring a carton of vegetable broth and a vegetable of your choice and drop these items off at the Stone Soup area. 

      • Feel free to contribute any sides (meat, bread, cheese, etc), but we will keep the soup vegan to accommodate everyone.

      • This meal will be served buffet style, and please bring your own bowl and spoon.

    • 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!

    • TAVERN DRinks: Beverages will be available for purchase each night from 5 pm - 10 pm at the tavern in the music meadow. 

  • Activities:

    • Forage! This is a foraging event after all. Foraging suggestions, competition, and other information can be found on the Activities Page. 

    • Hike & Explore! There are many recreation opportunities on the property with over 2 miles of hiking trails, a lake with canoes, and more. 

    • Workshops! Peep the lineup here

    • Competitions! These fun and silly competitions are inspired by the summer camps of youth and are meant to inspire education and excitement. Awards and prizes are given out to winners in each category and competition. 

      • The Foraging Competition Categories include:

        • Biggest Mushroom

        • Most Edible Mushrooms

        • Most Special Mushroom (Open to interpretation).

      • The Best In Show Competition showcases mushrooms grown at home. Bring your mushrooms and show them off!

      • The "Waltz of the Mushrooms" Parade leads into the Costume Contest. 

    • Yoga! Yoga will be held indoors at the Great Hall, so you will be cozy and warm. We have multiple yoga classes, and more details can be found on the Activities Page.  

    • 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, arts, and more are welcome. Read more here.

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

  • Rules & Guidelines:

    • Camp Rules:

      • No firearms or fireworks.

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

      • No Dogs. Please find a sitter for your doggo and leave them at home. Service animals only.

      • No hard drugs.

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

    • TAKE CARE OF THE COMMUNITY:  This is a community event. Please behave responsibly, keep an eye on your friends, and speak out if you see anything amiss. We want everyone to feel good, comfortable, and safe.

    • 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.

  • What to bring:

    • Dishes: Please bring your own dishes, utensils, and cups. There will be no disposable dishes available at the communal meals.

    • ​​​​​​​​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

      • Yoga mat

      • Mushroom ID book

      • Pocket knife

      • Plate, bowl, and utensils

      • Party cup

      • Coffee mug

      • Water Bottle

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

      • Camp stoves, 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

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