The Ossipee Valley Music Festival offers overnight camping options, and is situated in one of the more populated towns of rural Maine so there are hotels & airbnb rentals available as well. The Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds is located just 45 minutes from the closest airport (PWM in Portland), and is perfectly situated halfway between Portland and North Conway, New Hampshire. The fairgrounds opens for camping the Sunday before the festival starts, so those who arrive early have plenty of time to explore the area. Attendees who love the outdoors can enjoy the Lakes and Mountains region of rural southwestern, or the famous bold coast. Portland, Maine was Bon Appetite Magazine's Restaurant City of the Year, and has plenty of shopping and nightlife. Or you can just go play your banjo under a pine tree, up to you!
Tent camping is first come first serve and does sell out.
Tent camping is FREE during the three nights of the festival (Thursday-Saturday nights)
The gates open prior to the festival Sunday at noon. Pre-festival camping is $35/night/site.
Car camping is allowed but if you are not using your car as a sleeping or cooking space we do ask that you park in a designated area.
Tent campsites do not have electricity.
RVs & Hookups
On-Grid campsites (which offer water and electric) are limited to 200 sites and sell out on THURSDAY.
We cannot reserve sites in advance, they are first come, first serve. No exceptions, sorry!
RV sites are $35/night/site
Generators are allowed in specific areas, with a cutoff time of 10pm.
We are not able to reserve campsites, we recommend arriving by Wednesday prior to the festival to secure a site.
There are several local lodging options to choose from:
Within 15 minutes....
.The Cornish Inn
.The Perkins House
.The Jeremiah Mason House
.The Midway Country Lodging
.The Stoneridge Lodge
Within 30 minutes...
.The Oxford House Inn
.The Noble House Inn
Within 45 minutes...
Portland and North Conway
have many hotels to choose
from within a variety of prices.
All campsites have access to basic amenities such as flush toilets and hot showers. We are currently building a NEW showerhouse which will be available in 2024, but our regular showers are available in the meantime. There is no WIFI or big 'charging station' on site, but there are local businesses you can support while you reconnect with the outside world. There is a designated "quiet camping" area where no generators or field picking is allowed, and there are specific areas where things are never quiet! All campsites are handicap accessible--there are paved acccess roads throughout the fairgrounds and handicap restrooms on site as well.