Oregon’s camping music festival scene continues to blossom each year - and the secret is getting out. With venues located amongst the beauty of the Cascade range and promoters enticing amazing national acts, Oregon is quickly becoming the summer festival destination that doesn’t require battling the crowds. Here’s a list of the best Oregon camping music festivals. And don't forget your festival tent!
July 14-15, 2023 in Canby, Oregon
Canby, Oregon is staging the 10th year of their epic tribute band fest. The music will inspire nostalgia and new memories with 20+ bands who relive some of the greatest personalities of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
Camp onsite with your own A-frame tent or RV, or treat yourself to a glamping tent, as an onsite glamping village will be erected to suit the needs as a home far away from home. What more could you ask for, with 70’s - 90’s music era tributing classics in a festival camping environment.
Reserve a furnished glamping tent for Harefest with Cascadia Glamping.
August 3-6, 2023 at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon
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Need a little pick-me-up (no pun intended) during the summer? Many have discovered the magic of community and great music that Pickathon provides.
Exciting local and national artists perform over the weekend that brings together an amazing energy. Camping is a must. The wooded terrain can accommodate glamping tents festival-goers, but get their early, as the camping spots are first come first serve.
July 15, 2023 in Pendleton, Oregon
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Head on out to Pendleton, OR for this annual country and pop music festival that is organized by Pendleton Whisky.
Though the festival itself is only one day, they also throw a kick-off party downtown and allow for festival camping, so you can spend the entire weekend with friends and great music.
August 4-6, 2023 at near Sankey Park in Sweet Home, Oregon
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Linn County hosts Oregon Jamboree - a huge annual country music bash. The entertaining weekend will be filled with over 20 musical acts on 2 stages. Attendees will have their choice of artisanal food, beer, and a range of crowd-pleasing activities.
The Jamboree line up includes premier country music acts from around the country. Along with the fantastic tunes, an intimate-filled concert atmosphere will have a glamping tent experience and many other camping options.
July 7-9, 2023 near Eugene, Oregon
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This legendary 3-day festival, running since 1969, offers versatile themes and unique experiences and is a must see. The fair focuses on local art and vendors which give back to the community. Food is plenty, with a variety of global cuisines to taste. Just like any fair, music is not the only thing that takes center stage. Other types of entertainment like juggling, belly dancing, and puppeteering will grab everyone’s attention.
It is kid friendly, if you don’t mind them seeing some nudity here and there. The fair doesn’t offer onsite festival camping, however, neighborhood campsites businesses welcome campers who bring their festivals tents.
Northwest World Reggae Festival(“NWWRF”)
July 23-23, 2023 in Portland, Oregon
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The only roots reggae festival in Oregon has lined up these artists in the past: Marlon Asher, Liberation Movement, Dubtonic Kru, Aaron Nigel Smith, Prezident Brown, Hempress Sativa, Reemah, plus many more. Oregonians dedicate the creative energies that leave them inspired to visit year after year. NWWRF is a family-friendly fest that has got a Kid Zone to preoccupy them with arts & crafts and games.
Organizers strive to instill environmental practices, with the hope that everyone follows the organic route. Experience the uplifting experience by bringing a canvas tent to sleep under the stars with your reggae friends.
Sept. 29 - Oct 1, 2023 at Village Green City Park in Sisters, Oregon
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Held after Labor Day, the annual 3-day folk event will get you covered on everything from music to art workshop activities. Performers take the stage at various venues around Sisters, OR.
The festival has no facilities to accommodate any camping spots but urge festival attendees to check out the festival’s lodging partners. Likewise, with no option to stay in glamping tents, visitors can check out the info with either the Sisters Area or Bend Chamber of Commerce.
CANCELED For 2023 and Beyond :-(
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Just 20 miles out of Portland, Horning’s Hideout is the country’s bluegrass paradise and recognized as one of the most scenic festivals on site. The locally-sourced festival has unbeatable camping options, exclusive family-oriented activities, as well as late-night tunes for the night owls. So, grab your canvas tent and immerse to 80 hours worth of folk jam with more than 40 musical bands on 5 beautifully-installed stages.
Feeling a little posh? Try their “Expedition Glamping” to enjoy the festival glamping grandeur.
This is just a sample of the amazing festivals on tap in the Pacific Northwest.
What are you waiting for? Make your plans now before summer comes and goes! And if you are looking to sleep in comfort, purchase a Life inTents bell tent for your summer adventure.