The Pete Seeger Memorial Campground at Mariposa Folk Festival is in the eastern section of Tudhope Park, a lovely, mostly treed area just a short walk from all of the festival programming. Much of the camping area has a view of the lake, and there’s easy access to the beach for all campers.
Festival camping opens at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6th (day before the festival starts) and closes at 12:00 noon on Monday, July 10th (day after the festival closes).
For those who wish to stay up, socialize and play non-amplified music at night. The Hootenanny Stage for campers is located very near this camping zone.
For those who wish to have quiet time or sleep when the main stage closes at night. If you are a light sleeper, it is recommended that you bring earplugs, even if you are camping in a Quiet Camping zone.
The Camping Oversize Surcharge for RVs has changed for 2016. There continues to be no surcharge for RVs less than 5 meters in length, and no surcharge for tents, but now there is a two-tiered surcharge for RVs greater than 5 meters in length:
Please note that the Camping Oversize Surcharge applies to the RV and is charged only once, regardless how many people are staying in the RV. However, every camper aged 13+ staying in the RV is still required to have a Camping Upgrade Pass.
Please also note that the Camping Oversize Surcharge is not intended to allow for more space between between neighbours: please see Defined Zones – First Come, First Served below.
The Camping Committee Co-Chairs reserve the right, at their discretion, to levy a Camping Oversize Surcharge on unusually large tents, and tent configurations, including canopies, that use-up an inequitable amount of space compared to neighbouring tent camps.
If your RV is a trailer, make sure you include the tongue in the measure of total length. Tow vehicles, or the non-camping vehicle you arrive in, will not be included in the calculation of length. In the case of a disagreement concerning the the length of your RV, the Camping Committee Co-Chairs reserve the right to make the final determination.
Another significant change in 2016 is in the location of the Hootenanny Stage. Rather than being located within the Social Acoustic Camping area, now it will be located nearby, but not where people are camping. This will reduce sounds from the Hootenanny Stage from disturbing campers in the Quiet Camping zones.
The Camping Oversize Surcharge applies to the RV and is charged only once, regardless how many people are staying in the RV. However, every camper aged 13+ staying in the RV is still required to have a Camping Upgrade Pass.
All camping is located within defined zones. The allocation of the camping spaces is made on a first come, first served basis.
As it is festival camping, the space allocated for each camp will be modest in size. Camping Committee Volunteers will determine where camps are placed, the adjacency, and the amount of space surrounding each camp.
Please note that the Camping Oversize Surcharge is for RVs 5 meters and longer, and not to reserve more space between you and your neighbours*.
* The Camping Committee Co-Chairs reserve the right, at their discretion, to levy a Camping Oversize Surcharge on unusually large tents, and tent configurations, including canopies, that use up an inequitable amount of space compared to neighbouring tent camps.
In the event that the main camping area runs short of capacity or inclement weather renders sections of the main camping zone unusable, Camping Committee Volunteers reserve the right to place campers in contingency zones located within Tudhope Park.
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 the festival. They will be strictly enforced:
Additional Rules for RVs: