August 8 - 11, 2024                                                 El Rancho Mañana, 27302 Ranch Rd, Richmond, MN 56368

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Camping at the August Festival

This year, tickets and camping are being sold in the same transaction. When you purchase Weekend tickets, you have an option to add one of the following:

Non-Utility (Rough) Camping
(included with Weekend Tickets)

The festival grounds includes hundreds of non-utility sites which are included in Weekend Ticket purchase. Non-utility sites are available in a variety of designated areas and may not be reserved in advance. 

Generators are allowed in non-utility sites but please note generator use is only allowed from 9 a.m. to Noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., except in designated 24-hour generator areas where they can be used anytime. External generators must be labeled as US Forest Service approved.

Reserved Utility Campsites (add $130)—SOLD OUT

Reserved Utility Campsites are perfect for RVs and Campers of just about any size. Sites have guaranteed 20amp electrical service, and some have up to 50amps available. When you register for a Reserved Utility site, you will be asked for the size of your vehicle, the electrical service that you need (only up to 20amp is guaranteed regardless of your request), and whether you require water hook ups.

Reserved Utility Campsites are assigned first to returning campers who register by May 1. If you had a utility site in 2023 but cannot attend the festival in 2024, please let us know at 612-216-8624 or so we can make appropriate arrangements. If you request a refund for your site, you will not have first choice to reserve it next year. 

If you didn't have a utility site last year but would like one, you will be placed on the Waiting List in the order you register.

Waiting List sites are assigned on a first-come, space available basis depending on camper/RV size and utility requirements. Payment is required at the time of registration on the Waiting List, but will be refunded if you do not get a spot. Spots will be assigned up to the time of the event.

Refunds for registrant cancellations are available until July 1, 2024.

Reserved Tent Camping (add $110)

These sites are in the Reserved Utility Camping area of the campground close to the lake, main festival grounds, and the bath house (showers). Power Hook-ups are not guaranteed.

There are a limited number of sites available. Refunds for registrant cancellations are available until July 1, 2024.


Accessible (Handicap) Camping

Certified handicap vehicles have a designated non-utility camp area near the main stage and must be requested by completing the form below no later than July 25th.

  • Sites must be reserved in advance and are available on a space available basis.
  • Sites do not have hookups.
  • Sites are only available with a Weekend ticket purchase. Separate Handicap Parking is available for single day attendance.
  • Festival tickets must be purchased BEFORE completing the form and you must supply your handicap placard number.

Accessible Camping Reservation Form

Camping Policies

  • ​No roping off sites. Spaces must be occupied by tents, tables, or vehicles.
  • Campfires are only allowed in suitable off-the-ground fire containers.  Fires must not be left unattended.
  • Minors must camp with, and be supervised by, a responsible adult.
  • Excessive noise, use of foul language, or other rowdy behavior will not be tolerated at any time or place on the festival grounds and will be grounds for ejection.
  • No fireworks or drones of any kind are allowed.
  • No camping is allowed with single day tickets.

August Fest Tickets

Vendor Registration

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association
P.O. Box 16408, Minneapolis, MN 55416


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