Camping Information

                Over 6,500 people camp for the weekend at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Camping is by weekend pass only and you must have a camping ticket to enter the campgrounds. The campground has designated areas for both light camping (tents) and heavy camping (recreational vehicles), which are in two separate areas of the campground. In 1997 we created a "quieter" Camping Area for families and those who want less partying. This is within the light camping area.

The campground parking lot opens at 10am on Thursday of Festival and closes at Noon on Monday Post-Fest. Entrance to the campground is by wristlet and everyone, even children, must have a wristlet. Wristlets may be obtained upon arrival at the camping gate entrance and presentation of an All-Fesitval with Camping ticket. The Festival will run an equipment-only tractor shuttle sporadically around a prescribed route on the campground road from 10 am to 8 pm, Thursday through Friday of the Festival. On Wednesday and Thursday, special shuttles (which turn into a special shuttle escort for ticket holders) will circle the campgrounds to assist in shuttling items.  This is not a guaranteed service, but one provided at no charge when the service is available. This is an adjunct to the shuttle that runs from the parking lot to the Camping Gate.

Campers are responsible for loading and unloading all equipment. The route will be posted at the Camping Gate. The tractor will remain on the road within the campgrounds and will not go to individual campsites. This is a service to campers; the Festival is not responsible for loss or damage to equipment. It is not possible to reserve a campsite. In addition, you may not mark off a large site to accommodate other people. If you plan to camp with a group, your group must arrive together or you must bring and erect all the tents for the group.

For questions about camping please email  Disabled Access/Parking. The Festival tries to accommodate all patrons. It should be noted, however, that we are a temporary site, created just for the weekend. The ground is rough - it is a working farm the rest of the year, and our space is extremely limited. In the Campground, Disabled parking is by advance application only, non-ambulatory customers should contact the office (215-247-1300) to begin the application process. This is overseen by the Camping Committee.

THE LIGHTING OF FLYING LANTERNS IS PROHIBITED ON THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS.  Doing so creates a safey hazard to the local community.


For Daily Ticket Holders, A state-issued disabled parking hang tag or plate is required. Enter through the Staff Parking gate (follow the signs). Parking is limited and on a first come, first accommodated basis. Preference is given to non-ambulatory customers. Those who do not need wheelchairs are encouraged to use the daily remote parking lots and ride the bus to the Main Gate. The bus delivers you to almost the same location as the disabled parking area, just outside the gate. Click here for a photo-filled map of the Philadelphia Folk Festival (vertical orientation).Click here for a map of the campground at the Philadelphia Folk Festival (horizontal orientation).Click here for the campground brochure, with detailed information.