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Entering the Festival Grounds

Strawberry Staff will be excited to welcome you when you enter the grounds to Camp Mather. The time and manner in which folks enter depends on their individual situations but they all have one thing in common: Entry into the Strawberry Music Festival is on Evergreen Road only.

The festival gate opens at 8:00 AM on Thursday; however it is not necessary to be an early arrival in order to get a great camping space. Although camping space is first-come, first-served, we guarantee there will be camping space for you any time you arrive throughout the weekend. If you need assistance, please ask a gate staff with a radio for help or go to the Security Command Post located across from the General Store.

Many of our long-time festival goers like to extend their vacation by camping (or lodging) in the vicinity of Camp Mather prior to the festival. As a result, there is often a long line of vehicles anxious to enter the festival grounds on Thursday morning when the gate opens. You may choose to arrive early so that you can assemble on Evergreen Road at the designated time, 6:30 – 8:00 AM. If you do, Strawberry staff will be working with you to ensure a safe and orderly entry to the festival grounds. Our entrance plan is complicated if you’ve never been to a Strawberry Music Festival before and pretty straight-forward if you have. The most important thing to be aware of is if you are planning to arrive after 8:00 AM on Thursday, the entry plan does not apply to you. Folks arriving after 8:00 AM on Thursday will enter on Evergreen Road and be directed by Strawberry Staff at that time.

If you plan to arrive in the Camp Mather area early please read the latest version of the Strawberry Gate Entry Plan. Please note that this plan is updated annually and the new plan for each festival season will be available by around April. You will also receive a copy of the plan when you receive your tickets. If you have any questions about our policy, please call the office.


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The festival gates open in 2016-05-26 08:00:00 GMT-07:00