How to Camp and How to Get Here
The California Bluegrass Association Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival is held each June on Father’s Day weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, located at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley, California. The four-day festival begins Thursday morning and runs through late afternoon Sunday (Father’s Day), with a full slate of main-stage concerts, alternate stage concerts, workshops, and round-the-clock jamming. The festival is preceded by a three-day bluegrass music camp offering music students of all ages an opportunity to learn from some of the country’s best bluegrass musicians and teachers. For more information about music camp, please visit www.cbamusiccamp.org.
Camping is in the rough on the festival site beginning the Sunday prior to festival week through Wednesday, the day before festival opening day for a fee of $20 for RV's and $15 for tents per unit per night (lots of grass and big pine trees), on a first-come, first-served basis. Designated tent only camping area available. Guaranteed electric only sites available; see below for fee information.
Camping during the festival is included in 3 and 4 day tickets. Pre-festival camping is permitted. See below for details.
FULL HOOKUPS CAMPING
There are a limited number of spaces available for full hookups and these will be done by lottery. Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for the full hook up lottery Deadline is January 15th of each festival year. Full Hook-up Rate: $230.
ELECTRIC ONLY HOOKUPS CAMPING
There are a limited number of electric-only hookup sites in the meadow/pond area. These 18'x40' sites are powered by a large generator (no water). The weekly rate for Electric camping begins Monday morning of festival week and continues through Sunday morning. Electric Only Rate: $110. Electric-only hookups — GFCI compatibility required If you are signed up for 'Electric Only' at the Father’s Day Festival at Grass Valley this year, make sure your RV will NOT trip a GFCI circuit. You should test your rig at home before you leave. If it trips the GFCI circuit that you are plugged in to, you should have an electrician or your dealer check the unit. The CBA will not be responsible for RVs that will not hold a GFCI circuit. Every year there are several rigs that have this problem. Don't know what a GFCI circuit is? Send us an e-mail and we'll get back to you.
CAMPING-IN-THE-ROUGH PRE-FESTIVAL CAMPING
NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
There are no reserved hookups provided; sites are first come, first served. There are a few sites with power and water, but cannot be reserved in advance. In-the-rough rate is per unit, per night Sunday thru Wednesday. RV Rate: $20 per unit per night Tent Rate: $15 per unit per night
NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Camping is included in 3-day and 4-day festival tickets.
ACCESSIBILITY HANDICAP PARKING
Handicapped campers who need special accommodations must make early bird reservations by February 28th of each festival year to guarantee handicap parking.
There are many food and beverage concessions on site. Picnic baskets and coolers are permitted but no glass, please. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. The festival audience area is a grassy lawn with trees.
Dogs are allowed on-leash and only in the RV camping areas. See complete details here regarding bringing pets to the Father’s Day Festival.