Camping at the Festival
Enjoy the full festival experience. Camp at our beautiful festival site and stay put for the whole wonderful weekend.
New this year, we are expanding festival camping from tents to include trailers, campers, vans and other RVs that are a maximum of 21 feet (6.4 metres) in length. For trailers, the length restriction includes the tongue.
Camping at Mariposa Folk Festival opens July 4th at 3:00 p.m. and closes July 8th at 12:00 noon (four nights). Camping is charged on a per person basis:
- $45 – Ages 25+
- $45 – Ages 19-24
- $10 – Ages 13-18
- Free for children 12 and under
Camping is available to weekend pass holders, volunteers and artisans only. If you are a volunteer, click here for more information.
All camping is located in defined areas of the park, close to the action. The allocation of the camping spaces is done on a first come, first served basis, so come early. As it is festival camping, the space allocated for each camp is modest in size.
When purchasing your camping pass, you need to select the type of camping experience you are seeking:
Social Acoustic Camping (Barnfield Zone Only)
For those wishing to stay up, socialize and play music (not amplified) after the main stage closes at night. Tent camping only.
Quiet Camping (Shoreline, Osprey and RV Zones)
For those who wish to retire to their camp when the main stage closes at night.
An unofficial site map showing the locations of the four camping zones can be found here.
The Barnfield Social Acoustic Camping zone has a Hootennany Stage for campers’ impromptu performances and jamming. This stage is for any camper from the Social Acoustic or the Quiet Camping zones, and is available for use day and night, subject to the Rules and Restrictions.
Mariposa is a green festival. Please do not bring single-serve water bottles, and please do not use soap or shampoo in the lake (even biodegradable products are harmful).
For further information, contact the Camping Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New This Year
- Addtion of a camping zone for for trailers, campers, vans and other RVs (maximum of 21 feet in length)
- Lakeshore Quiet Camping Zone relocated to a quieter area with more space
- Hootenanny Stage for campers moved to make it more accessible for impomptu performances and jamming
What to Expect
- Free WiFi access
- Rough camping – no electricity, no running water, no dumping station for holding tanks
- Port-a-potties, washing stations, potable water and recycling/composting/waste stations provided
- Lake swimming (please do not use soap or shampoo in the water – even those labeled biodegradable are not good for the lake). Please, absolutely no wading into park’s wetlands, as they are environmentally sensitive areas.
- Individual camp sites will not be delineated – Organizers will determine where camps are to be placed, and will determine the adjacency and the amount of space surrounding each camp
- Campsites will be just large enough for each camp
- Camp stoves are permitted, but campfires, including those in self-contained, raised fire pits, are prohibited
- One parking spot will be allocated for each camp, and parking pass will be issued for display on your dash. Additional parking spots will be available for an additional fee of $30 for the weekend.
- Overnight security will be in place all four nights (with paid-duty police officers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights)
- Security will address noise, alcohol or other problems on a escalation basis. First – participants will be advised of the rules and regulations, and given a warning. Second – participants will be given another warning. Third – participants will be expelled from the festival site.
Rules and Restrictions:
To ensure all of our campers have an enjoyable experience, and out of respect for the neighbours near Tudhope Park, a reasonable set of rules and restrictions will be in place for the duration of festival. They will be strictly enforced:
- Alcohol will be available for purchase and consumption within controlled licensed areas during festival operating hours
- Carrying or consuming alcohol on the festival grounds is strictly prohibited, during and outside of festival operating hours
- Camp fires, amplification, gas powered electrical generators, drumming and any unreasonable noise is prohibited
- No nighttime swimming
- Vehicles are not allowed in tent camping zones
- Each camper will be registered and issued a unique wristlet that must be worn at all times
- Each camp will be registered, and an ID tag must be displayed prominently at all times on the outside
- No pets allowed (registered working animals exempted)