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 5th (day before the festival starts) and closes at 12:00 noon on Monday, July 9th (day after the festival closes).
New in 2018
A Camping Parking Pass is required for all passenger vehicles belonging to campers. Police will be on site overnight, monitoring for noise and disturbances.
Want to join the Camping Volunteer Team? For details about volunteering click here.
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 purchase of a Camping Pass in addition to a Weekend Festival Pass (or proof of weekend accreditation issued by the festival) is required for every person aged 13 or older and camping overnight at Mariposa Folk Festival.
Campers are issued a camping wristband in addition to a festival wristband.
Two categories of Camping Pass – Ages 25+ and Ages 13-24 – are available for purchase. Children aged 12 years and under camp for free (must be accompanied by a ticket bearing adult guardian).
For more information, please read:
Please note that, in addition to purchasing a Camping Pass for each person in your party, you will need to purchase the following:
New in 2018: A Camping Parking Pass is required for all passenger vehicles belonging to campers (available to Camping Pass holders only). A Camping Parking Pass is not required for RVs used for sleeping.
The cost of each Camping Parking Pass is $20 (fees and taxes included). The Camping Parking Pass allows for parking in the camping area from Thursday July 5th at 3:00 p.m. until Monday July 9th at 12:00 noon, and comes with in-out privileges.
Purchase your Camping Parking Pass(es) – CLICK HERE.
The decision to start charging for Camping Parking in 2018 is in order to:
Thank you for your cooperation. You can purchase your Camping Parking Pass(es) online in advance for the passenger vehicles you will be parking in the camping area, or you can purchase them upon arrival at the Camping Registration Desk.
Please consider arranging to rendez-vous with friends and family before arriving at Mariposa Folk Festival to help reduce the number of cars on the festival site. General audience parking remains $10 per day ($30 over the 3 days of the festival).
There is no surcharge for RVs less than 5 meters in length, and no surcharge for tents, but 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 their own Camping 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, but is subject to the Camping Parking Pass fee. 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.
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: