Sunday, February 25, 2018

Camping Information

Lake Francis has a fantastic campground, surrounded by tall trees, with grass to pitch your tent upon. The festival reserves the entire resort for the weekend.

Due to the capacity crowd we always draw, festival campers need to buddy up, make friends and share campsites so everyone has a place to stay. So if you are just one or two people camping, please make room for others and expect to share a site! Each site can fit at least six people, and they are available on a first come, first served basis.

Here is the map of the upper campground so your group can plan your stay.

We have expanded another camping area adjacent to the festival grounds. There are a limited number of tickets for this area, so if you are interested, book fast when the store opens! You will have to choose "upper" or "lower" at the time of purchase. Click here for more details on the lower campground. We think this will become a really popular location, once people realize where it is and how nice it looks on festival weekend!

There are a number of cabin options. The campground has two deluxe cabins, which have a shower, bathroom, small kitchen, and two bedrooms which can sleep 8. There are also four mini-deluxe cabins, which are the same as the deluxe, but with only one bedroom (sleeps 4). Eight rustic cabins (sleep up to 6) have a double bed and four single bunks in one room. No kitchen or bathroom, but they have a cooking area outside the cabin. There are two park-models, a one-bedroom and a two-bedroom unit. Cabins must be rented on-line when you purchase your festival tickets. Photos of cabins will be available in our online store when it opens.

Down near the festival grounds, are twelve retreat cabins, which are two-bedroom units like the deluxe cabins. But no cooking is allowed in these cabins, so plan accordingly. The Palace restaurant is available on site for breakfast (weekend only), lunch and dinner.

Tent or RV Camping is included with Festival Registration for both Friday and Saturday nights. There is no exception to this policy.

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Lower Campground

The NCHF board heard the call for an expansion of the festival as our homebrewing community has grown. In the last two years we have seen huge growth in the number of people wanting to attend the festival. Lake Francis has worked with us to provide a second campground adjacent to the festival grounds, with increased amenities last year.

While there isn’t power in this campground, it does have the benefits of a one-minute walk to the fest grounds without the hill climb to get ‘home’.

When you purchase your festival ticket you will have the option of selecting either upper or lower campground. The number of tickets for each campground is limited. There are only 150 festival tickets available for the lower campground. As always, there are ‘camping only’ tickets which can be used in either campground for spouses, children and other non-drinking attendees.

Read more: Lower Campground

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271 Santa Clara Ave
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