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Top 8 Oregon Music Festivals for 2023

December 12, 2022 4 min read 0 Comments


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!

Harefest

July 14-15, 2023 in Canby, Oregon

Harefest 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 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.

Pickathon

Late July 2023 at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon

Image credit: @Pickathon

Image credit: @Pickathon

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. 

Pendleton Music Fest

July 15, 2023 in Pendleton, Oregon

pendleton music fest

Image credit: pendletonwhiskymusicfest.com

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.

Oregon Jamboree

August 4-6,  2023 at near Sankey Park in Sweet Home, Oregon

Image credit:@ tmillimoney

Image credit:@ tmillimoney

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.

Northwest String Summit

Mid-July 2023 at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon

Image credit: @hezaa69

Image credit: @hezaa69

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.   

Oregon Country Fair

July 7-9, 2023 near Eugene, Oregon

Image source: @oregoncountryfair

Image source: @oregoncountryfair

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

Image source: @dscd_events

Image source: @dscd_events

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.

Sisters Folk Festival

Sept. 29 - Oct 1, 2023 at Village Green City Park in Sisters, Oregon

Image Source: @sistersfolkfestival

Image Source: @sistersfolkfestival

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.

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.

Brandy Lamb
Brandy Lamb

Father of two aspiring glampers, husband to one inspirational wife, and Co-Founder of Life inTents. Continuiously striving to help make camping more comfortable.



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