Festival Grounds Logistics
CAMP BEN MCCULLOCH & CAMPING AT THE FESTIVAL
To download a map of the camp and workshop areas see below.
Opened as a park by the United Confederate Veterans in 1904, Camp Ben was named for a Texas Ranger and Confederate hero. Deep in the heart of many a Texan, the site has seen many wild times: Woodshock, Tribal Stomp, and the much loved Old Settler's Music Fest.
Camp Ben McCulloch’s grounds are lovely, with plenty of big old shade trees, a gurgling creek and room for camping and jamming. Some of the best music is off-stage in sessions lasting till the wee hours. There is also a very nice, shady playground close to the pavilion.
There is plenty of primitive camping, and a small number of sites with electricity. All camping fees (cash or checks only) are to be paid upon festival entry, on a first come - first served basis.
Primitive Site ....................... $15 per night
Site with electricity ................ $20 per night
You think the music is amazing at the Austin String Band Festival? Wait until you taste this year’s Texas-inspired cooking. Come hungry! We will have brisket, sausage, and pulled pork prepared by our local BBQ experts- Seth and Beki Laird. The Weber family and our trusty volunteers will offer up some of the best festival food in central Texas: frito pie, tex-mex, salads, soup, “blue plate specials”, and fresh sandwiches. Vegetarians and vegans are welcome at our table and we will do our best to accommodate food allergies. You can even bring your appetite for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll have bagels, muffins, made-to-order breakfast tacos and more. We also welcome back local coffee purveyor- David Alan - to provide us with local, organic, and fair trade coffee (both hot and iced) and fresh brewed ice tea throughout the weekend. In the Austin spirit, we use organic and local ingredients when available and prepare much of our food from scratch. The “mess hall” will be serving meals on Friday night, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning. We’ll have all the usual non-alcoholic beverages (sodas, water, juice) but remember that it’s BYOB (no glass).
A FEW REMINDERS
If you are planning to come to the festival please note the following.
- WE HAVE A CAFE WITH LOTS OF GREAT FOOD
- THE BURN BAN HAS BEEN LIFTED
- BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR.
BRING YOUR OWN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BUT NOT IN GLASS.
NO FIREWORKS OR WEAPONS.
PET OWNERS PLEASE READ
Pets are allowed at the festival only under the following conditions:
- Attendees may not under any circumstances bring a noisy, vicious, or dangerous pet, or a pet which creates a disturbance or hazard.
- Attendees with dogs must camp only in the area designated for their use.
- Pets are not allowed in the playground, stage, merchandise, shower, and food areas.
- Dogs and other pets must be on a fixed length leash (not exceeding six feet) or otherwise be appropriately confined at all times.
- Pets may not be tied up and left unattended.
NOTE: Trained assistance dogs are welcome in any part of the festival.
Visit the Camp Ben website at http://www.campbenmcculloch.com/Home_Page.php for more information.