FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR EVENTS AT SLEEPY CREEK
For All Non-Event Related Questions Please Contact the Campground Owners Directly by Clicking HERE
Where are the festivals located?
The festivals are located at Sleepy Creek on the Potomac off River Road in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The campground does not have an actual mailing address, so it is recommended that you use only the directions we provide. Many GPS devices will not get you here. Also, please do not confuse Sleepy Creek on the Potomac with Sleepy Creek Campground at the Wildlife Preserve. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS!
What is the camping arrangement like?
Our camping is designed for camping with your vehicle. You camp where you park. We offer a few areas to do so. The main camping area is in the music meadow with the main stage. Overflow camping is located to the left after the entrance, behind the stage. We do offer family camp adjacent to the playground, and additional areas for quiet camping. If you don't have a vehicle you are free to set up a tent in any public camping areas, including those mentioned above. The only area off limits for camping is the private lots rented by campground members. Please show respect and do not trespass upon these lots.
Can I bring my RV or Camper?
For an additional $20 you can camp with your RV or Camper at Sleepy Creek. Unfortunately we do not offer any hookups. Small, quite generators are welcomed. Most sites are located along the edge of the music meadow. Once that fills you will be placed in overflow camping. RV Fees are Cash Only at the Gate. Space is first come first serve upon arrival, with plenty of space to go around.
Are pets allowed?
If you must bring your pet, they are allowed at an extra fee of $10 per pet. However, we recommend you leave them behind. A festival experience is not for every pet. The staff reserves the right to refuse any pet. You will be required to leash and clean up after your pet. We will also not tolerate aggressive pets, or irresponsible pet owners, and reserve the right to remove you and your pet from the campground at any time.
Is there quiet camping/family camping?
Yes. We offer limited family camping conveniently adjacent to our playground. This area is reserved for families only. Once it fills you will be directed to quiet camping, which is located in the overflow camping area.
Are there activities for the kids?
We have plenty for the kids to do at Sleepy Creek. The campground offers a huge playground and kids area. The kids area will offer several workshops, such as tie dye workshops, kids art projects, games, and much more. In addition to that we usually offer the kids a moon bounce during all of our events!
Will there be bathrooms/showers?
Unfortunately we do not offer bath houses or showers at Sleepy Creek. We do promise to have plenty of clean Porto-johns spread throughout the campground and stage area during the events. There is always the River or Creek if you wish to freshen up! But please keep it clean :)
Will there be food and beverage?
Yes. We will have several food vendors offering many different varieties, including vegetarian options, and yes, coffee!
Will there be alcohol for sale?
No. All events at Sleepy Creek are BYOB. However, over consumption and underage drinking WILL NOT be tolerated.
Will there be arts and crafts?
Yes. We will have plenty of shopping opportunities from all types of fun and creative crafts vendors.
Do you allow unauthorized vending?
No. You MUST have a vendor permit in order to vend at Sleepy Creek. Illegal vending will not be tolerated. It's only fair to those who paid for the privilege.
How do I get to the River/Creek?
The river runs parallel to the campground. We have several ways to access it. The creek runs into the river at the far side of the campground near overflow camping. We will provide you with a map at the gate that will direct you to the appropriate water access locations. There is no lifeguard, so it is up to you to take all safety precautions. You must also abide by any federal or state laws in regards to the River/Creek. Maryland patrols the River. West Virginia governs the Creek.
Do you rent boats or kayaks?
We do not offer any kind of boat rentals at Sleepy Creek. You are free to bring your own.
Can we build fires?
Fires are permitted with a proper fire ring and possession of a working fire extinguisher. The venue will also host a bonfire of it's own near the stage to help keep ya warm to the music! Wood is sometimes available, but if you can bring your own, you are free to do so.
Do you have tap water available?
Yes. We have a water pump located near the playground. It is free to use at any time, however, you may wanna bring your own drinking water.
What should I bring?
When packing for an event at Sleepy Creek you should pack as if you were going camping. Our events are all situated outdoors with no escape from the elements. It is up to you to plan accordingly and bring what it is you need to stay comfortable.
What should I NOT bring?
NO FIREWORKS, no illegal substances, no weapons or firearms, no bad attitudes! You will be removed from the festival!
When do the gates open/can I arrive early?
Gates always open at 8am the day of a festival. In the event that early arrival is offered, arrival time will begin after 4pm the day before the event for an additional charge. Please do not arrive before the gates open.
Where do I get tickets?
You can buy tickets online or in person at Sleepy Creek on the Potomac. We also have many crew members out and about with tickets on hand at all times. To purchase online click HERE. To purchase in person, please call ahead before arriving, or find one of our crew members at a regional show.
Will there be day passes sold?
Single day passes are usually offered for Saturday at most of our multi-day festivals. No other single day options exist. Camping and parking are complimentary with all tickets!
Is there late night music?
Yes. Late night music is provided by you after 2am. We encourage you to bring your instruments for campfire jams and more. Please refrain from plugged in or canned music after 2am, and please respect others quiet time when asked. Also, please make use of the bonfire area for late night jams!
What's the deal with the train?
The train is a part of the Sleepy Creek experience. It does go by often, including at night. If you are bothered by trains you may want to reconsider. However, most of our guests seem to enjoy the trains, and celebrate as they go by! But please at all times, DO NOT TRESPASS ON THE TRACKS!
What's the deal with rain insurance?
We thought you'd ask. We know the rain can be fun, but at times it can make you regret spending money on that ticket. With rain insurance, if the worst is to happen, you can now at least get your money back! It's our way of easing your mind as you invest in your festival planning! Click HERE for a full explanation!
Can I leave the campground and return?
Yes, but we recommend you don't. Re-entry is always a hassle. It is best you come prepared to stay until you are ready to go home. For some, you may wanna just move in! It happens a lot :)