Below you will find just a few of our Frequently Asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered here, feel free to email us at email@example.com
Tickets may be purchased in advance by credit card or PayPal on our Tickets Page. Once you have purchased your ticket you will receive an email with tickets that will need to be printed and carried with you to the gate. If you do not see this email, please check your spam or junk files in your email folders as sometimes they do get filtered that way. If you still have problems, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
At the gate cash is the preferred form of payment for efficiency.
By design, all multi-day tickets end on Sunday, and count up from Sunday back. That is to say:
- 2-Day = Saturday + Sunday
- 3-Day = Friday + Saturday + Sunday
- 4-Day = Thursday + Friday + Saturday + Sunday
We do not offer Multi-Day tickets in any other combination (2 or 3-Days that do not end on Sunday or multiple non-consecutive days).
We do offer Single-Day tickets, which can be purchased for any day, sort of an a-la carte.
During our Annual Bluegrass Festival, we do not have any “sites” per se. As we are a Campground, you will often hear people speak of site numbers as a way of giving people landmarks inside of the park, but these site numbers do not necessarily translate to our Festival, as the entirety of the park is used for camping during this event.
Standard Overnight Rough Camping (included with Multi-Day Passes) is on a first-come first-served basis, and we do not reserve any locations for these spaces and they are plentiful. To date, we have never turned campers away.
However, Electric Passes (in Designated Electric Zones) do reserve an outlet and appropriate “space” in an Electric Zone. There are no “sites” in these Electric Zones, and specific placement of your Camping Unit will be on a first-come first-served basis, but this is as close to “Reserved” as we can offer for the festival.
For more information on camping see additional camping questions.
Although we do not offer Senior Citizen Discounts, advanced ticket purchases are available and will save you money. Click here for ticket sales.
Children 12 years old and younger are free with a paying adult and teens 13-17 pay half the adult rate for admission.
Electricity and Early Bird camping can be purchased at the same time as purchasing your tickets on-line.
If not purchasing Electricity, Early Bird Camping is standard first-come first-serve camping on the grounds.
If purchasing Electricity, you are required to purchase an Electric and Camping Combo as well. Electric Camping is by designated Zone, you will be reserved an outlet in an Electric Zone, but not a specific “site number” or “spot.” Electric Camping is first-come first-served inside of the requested Zone, and a member of our staff will help you find a suitable location in your requested Zone.
Limited sites with Electric are available for an additional fee per night for the length of stay. Electrical sites require an 8 night stay to reserve. (Sunday, August 27- Monday, September 4) We ask that all campers with reserved sites be physically checked in no later than Monday, August 28. Occasionally there will be a few sites available without a reservation, you can ask at the gate, but we do highly recommend reserving in advance.
Some Electric Zones are better suited for different Camping Units. Once you purchase an Electric Pass, you will be contacted by a member of our staff to confirm that the requested Zone is suitable for your Camping Unit. Please note that this is for electricity ONLY. Water hook-up are NOT available. There are fill stations and a dump station for your convenience.
We love check-in because it is our chance to Welcome You Home! Most of our gate staff have been with Thomas Point Beach for many, many years and they work quickly and efficiently. At the gate you will present pre-purchased tickets you will have printed prior to arrival or a form of payment. The gate team will put your wristbands on, and if you are a multi- day ticket holder you will receive a program, a sticker for your vehicle, and a trashbag to keep our beautiful park looking wonderful! We ask for your patience in the process and do suggest pre-purchasing your tickets for the savings as well as the efficiency. Cash at the gate also makes the process go more quickly.
Free rough camping is included with a multi-day ticket for the nights of the event. “Rough” camping simply means festival style field or grove camping with no additional amenities such as power or water. This can be for RVS, pop-ups, trailers, tents, vans, teepees, or even hammocks! There are no “sites” designated the week of the festival. Folks camp side by side throughout the entire 84 acre park and camping is first come, first serve. As we are a year round campground, you will often hear people speak of site numbers as a way of giving people landmarks inside of the park, but these site numbers do not translate to our Festival, as the entirety of the park is used for camping during this event. Camping is plentiful. To date, we have never turned campers away, but we still highly recommend advanced tickets because that day could come..
Camping areas are designated as “Picker’s Paradise-24 Hour Field Picking”, “Moderate Sound Levels- quiet from 2 am- 6 am”, and “Quiet Camping- Sound curfew from 10 pm” A map is available to assist you and we have staff that can direct you. Early Bird camping is available for those arriving prior to the start of the festival. For pricing and available check-in dates, please see our Tickets page.
Limited spaces with light electric (20 amp service) are available for an additional Fee per night for the length of stay. Due to popularity, they require an 8 night stay to reserve. (Sunday, August 27- Monday, September 4) Occasionally there will be a few electric hook-ups available without a reservation, you can ask at the gate, but we do highly recommend reserving in advance. These Electric Passes do reserve an outlet and appropriate “space” in an Electric Zone. There are no “sites” in these Electric Zones, and specific placement of your Camping Unit will be on a first-come first-served basis, but this is as close to “Reserved” as we can offer for the festival. We have paused Electric Reservations at this time to further assess availability. To be added to our waiting list, please email inquiries to email@example.com. Include your camper size, cell number, and desired date of arrival- Saturday, August 26 or Sunday, August 27). Phone reservations for electric will not be accepted for the festival week. NOTE: ELECTRIC IS SOLD OUT FOR 2023
- Water hook-ups are NOT available at any sites. There are water fill stations available.
- Thomas Point Beach has a limited supply of picnic tables and fire rings available for use on a first, come first serve basis. These are not guaranteed and you may want to bring your own.
- Hot Water Inside Showers are available.
- A cold water outdoor rinse off shower is available on each of the other bathhouses.
- There is a laundry mat just up the road from the campground.
- An Outdoor sink is available outside of each of the three bathhouses for your convenience.
- A Dump Station is available. The cost to use the Dump Station upon arrival is $30. There is no charge for use of the dump station when you leave the park.
- Three Restroom buildings are available throughout the park with flush toilets and sinks. Additionally there are Port-A-Potties throughout the park.
- Pets are allowed with a Pet Friendly ticket at your campsite. They are not permitted in the seating area, vender areas, playground, or beachfront.
- Generators are permitted from 8 AM- 10 PM ONLY. Please be considerate of neighbors.
- We have a charging station in the Main Lodge for small electronics.
Yes, there is a limited handicap parking area available. A golf cart shuttle from our day parking area is also offered, however patience is asked for as you wait for the shuttle to make trips to and from the stage area. There are Handicap Bathrooms available in the Main Grove Shower Building and a Handicap Port-A-Potty near the stage area.
Camping dogs ONLY are welcome at the festival. There is a registration fee and they must wear their wrist band on their collar at all times. Dogs are only allowed at your campsite and can be walked on the access road.
Dogs are NOT allowed in the public areas including the stage and seating areas, vendor areas, beachfront, and playground. Please clean up after your dog at all times. Excessive barking is grounds for removal from the park. We appreciate your cooperation.
Day ticket holders may NOT bring dogs into the park and we will not allow dogs being left in vehicles in the Day Ticket Lot.
For the safety and comfort of our guests and your furry friends, dogs are NEVER allowed in the seating area.
There are two seating areas. One is open air and closest to the stage. The other is a large tented area behind the main seating. Guests should bring their own lawn chairs. We ask that NO HIGHBACK chairs or RECLINING/ Foot chairs be used. Chairs that block the views of other guests will be removed or moved to the back of the seating area.
In bluegrass festival tradition, we do encourage you to allow others to use your chairs when you are not sitting in them. They will kindly move when you return to your seat.
A variety of food and merchandise vendors will be open from Thursday- Sunday during the hours of the show. A list of vendors will be added as we get closer to the event. If you are interested in vending, an application is available HERE
Additionally, our own Loose Caboose is open throughout the night offering hot dogs, coffee, and a variety of snacks.
Grocery items are not available on-site, but convenience and full service grocery stores are located only minutes from the gate.
Please send any booking inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. All slots are full for this year’s event, however, we are accepting applications for the annual Showcase Competition that takes place Thursday of the festival. The Showcase Competition is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your band to the Thomas Point Beach fan base, just check out our Showcase Page for details. **Applications are no longer being accepted as the Showcase Competition bands have already been finalized for the 2022 festival.
Certainly! Single day tickets are available in advance and at the gate! Parking is FREE in our Day Ticket Holder lot.
All tickets are non-refundable.
Line-Up and Schedule are subject to change.
From 10am – 9pm visit the Information Tent and from 9am – 10am visit the Loose Caboose
There is a CHARGING STATION available in the Main Lodge “Living Room” available daily Thursday- Sunday.
Yes, all tickets can be upgraded at the gate for the difference in ticket cost.
We are committed to local and federal public health and safety guidelines during the festival. At this time, there are no instructions to require or check for patron vaccination statuses. We do ask that everyone be respectful and courteous of their festival family, and take and respect any precautions they or others feel are necessary. We are all in this together, and together we feel we can have a safe and enjoyable experience here, both this year, and for years to come. It’s a team effort. We will update this as changes come.
Chair set-up begins on either Tuesday or Wednesday once the sound tent and equipment is loaded and orders for the Main Lodge have all arrived (this varies from year to year). We will make an announcement in the park when this begins and we will also post on our Facebook page. We need to keep the front of the lodge clear for deliveries.
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own cooler, food, and beverages. We also have wonderful vendors and encourage you to enjoy the food they provide as well!