Festival Camping and parking
July 22-24, 2022
Camping during the Festival
For our patrons with special needs – Please contact our office 906-226-8575 for assistance if you have special camping accommodation needs for a member of your group. We are happy to help identify the best campsite for you. All campsites are flat ground, partial grass, partial dirt with in-ground fire pits. Area A has paved pads, electric, water, and full hook-up, Area B has dirt pads and electric, and Area C is tent only, no electric. There are barrier free bathrooms in Area A and Area B that are part of the Tourist Park Campground. In addition, Hiawatha provides barrier free portages-johns throughout the Festival grounds. If you need a transport from your campsite to the Main Stage or workshop area, please speak with the volunteers at the Info Tent to make arrangements for a Hospitality-Ride on one of our golf-carts.
You can purchase a Camping Tag for one of the general Camping AREAS. You will NOT be assigned a specific campsite, only a specific AREA in which to camp. When the gates open on Friday at 1pm, it is OPEN CAMPING! We all ‘squeeze please’ to make room for everyone! Please do not circle ’round your campsite and waste space! We believe we can fit every tent, screen room, pop up, truck camper, 5th wheel, camper and RV in if we all use our space in a friendly and welcoming manner!
You must purchase a weekend Festival ticket in order to purchase a Camping Tag.
Know the length of your camper!
Here is our new scale:
$30 – all tents, screen rooms
$35 – camping units – pop ups, Rpods, any trailer, up to 24 feet long ( do NOT include tongue/towing package when determining length)
$45 – camping units – RV’s, any trailer, bus, etc longer than 24 feet ( do NOT include tongue/towing package when determining length) allow you to to camp for the ENTIRE WEEKEND – Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. You must leave the park by 12 noon on Monday.
Purchase a Camping Tag if you: are a registered Class A, B, C RV or a manufactured camper or are camping in a tent.
When gates open at 1pm on Friday, you will find a campsite in your Area. You are NOT guaranteed a specific campsite. The number on your camping tag is only for office use. Please proceed to your Area and meet some new friends! Everyone please “Squeeze Please”! Do not waste space and please take your vehicles to the free parking at Jacobetti so we have more room for camping!
Camping at the Festival
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Parking at the Festival
STAY TUNED! WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY THAT THE JACOBETTI CENTER WILL BE UNDERGOING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE NEXT 2 SUMMERS AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO US. WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING OUR ALTERNATIVE PARKING AND GATE TICKET TENT SITE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
That Thursday-night thing – The Lottery!
Thursday night Lottery for the 2022 Festival has been completed
Anyone planning to attend the Festival may send in an application to enter our early entry Lottery. If you are selected, you will receive a confirmation and campsite number that is good for you for the entire weekend. If you are not selected, you will receive your application and check back in your self-addressed stamped envelope. Thursday night sites are NOT transferable to a friend or other family member in the event that you are selected and unable to attend. We choose a few extra applications for a waiting list, so you need to notify our office if you are unable to attend and we will assign your camping site to the next on the waiting list.
Please take your car away! Hiawatha cannot emphasize this enough. With more large RV’s and campers, and larger vehicles, we are packed in. Please take your vehicle to the designated off site parking lots where you can park all weekend FOR FREE!!! We have shuttles that take you back and forth if you want a ride, or you can get a quick 10 minute walk in on your own.
After reading this page, return to Order Festival Tickets May 16 – July 14th