• What

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

  • When

    • October 28, 29, 30, 2022

    • Gates open at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 28

    • Festival programming ends on Sunday, October 30th at 11 pm. You are of course welcome to stay the night, but everyone must leave the property by 10 am on Monday, October 31st. 

  • Where

    • Deep in the woods of Oregon! Actual location sent 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

 

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.

   

  • Tent & Vehicle Camping: Permits are required for all overnight attendees. Permits help us gauge how many and what type of vehicles and tents to expect. Permits are FREE

    • 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). 

    • 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 4!) available on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • 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.

  • 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 will need to have a ticket.

  • 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. See the above details on permits needed for each. 

 

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

 

  • Showers: There are several outdoor showers on the property. Don’t forget your towel and biodegradable soap!

 

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

 

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

 

  • Food: there is a communal space to share food and drinks. Please clean up after yourselves. 

    • 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.

      • Don’t forget serving utensils, platters, and whatever else goes with your dish.

      • Feel free to bring a beverage to share at the communal bar 

    • Saturday Do It Yourself (DIY) Dinner: 

      • Prepare your food in camp. Better yet, bring your meal over to the music meadow to catch the first musical act of the night.

      • You are welcome to put out any potluck leftovers and drinks in communal spaces

    • 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, root vegetables, and spices. 

      • If you plan to join, bring a carton of vegetable broth and a vegetable of your choice. 

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

  • Dishes: Please bring your own dishes, utensils, and cups.

  • 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 & Vendor Village: Calling all artists, crafters, and makers. We’d love to have you bring your wares to sell or barter at Folk and Forage. ATTENTION: Things have changed from F&F's in the past. With the new venue, there are two vending options, Maker’s Market or Vendor Village! More information can be found here.

  • 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 property with over 2 miles of hiking trails, a lake with canoes, and more. 

    • 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. Foraging Competition Categories are Biggest Mushroom, Most Edible Mushrooms, and Most Special Mushroom (Open to interpretation). Best In Show Competition is for folks that grow their own mushrooms. "Waltz of the Mushrooms" Parade and Best Costume Contest. Awards and prizes are given out to winners in each category and competition. 

    • Yoga! This year yoga will be held at the Great Hall, so there will be PLENTY of space for ALL. We have multiple yoga, body, and breathwork classes. 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, foods, arts, and more are welcome. If you're interested in vending, please read this.

    • Bring a Costume! It is Halloween weekend after all! 

      • Friday's Theme: Creepy Cryptids and Mythical Beasts

      • Saturday's Theme:  Fungi Fashion Show Don't miss out on the "Waltz of the Mushrooms", our fungi-themed costume parade and contest happening Saturday evening. 

      • Sunday's Theme: Sparkle Sunday! Bust out your brightest sparkles and spand

    • Volunteer! Interested in volunteering at Folk & Forage? More information and application can be found here. Can't afford the ticket and are unable to volunteer? There are a limited number of Low-Income Ticket Options. Email us at hi@folkandforage.com

    • 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.

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 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