Festival Grounds Logistics

003-2014 AFTM Stringband Fest

CAMP BEN MCCULLOCH & CAMPING AT THE FESTIVAL

(Download a map of the camp and workshop areas)

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

PLEASE NOTE: We love dogs, but please leave them at home.  Absolutely NO DOGS ALLOWED except service animals. 

FESTIVAL FOOD

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

The string band festival is a family friendly event.  If you are planning to come to the festival please note the following.

  • WE HAVE A CAFE WITH LOTS OF GREAT FOOD.
  • NO DOGS ALLOWED EXCEPT SERVICE DOGS.
  • BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR.
  • BRING YOUR OWN COOLER,  BUT NO GLASS BOTTLES.  
  • NO FIREWORKS OR WEAPONS.

DIRECTIONS

Camp Ben McCulloch
18301 FM 1826,
Driftwood, Texas 78619
 
Directions:  Camp Ben McCulloch is within a few minutes of Austin, located 11 miles south of Highway 290 West on Farm Road 1826. From I-35, take Loop 4 to downtown Buda. Head west on Farm Road 967 for 11 miles, then turn left on Farm Road 1826 for 1/2 mile -- Camp Ben McCulloch is on the left.
 

Click here for a Google map to Driftwood and Camp Ben McCulloch.

Visit the Camp Ben website for more information.

Click here to download a map of Camp Ben

EVENTS

2016 AFTM String Band Festival
At Camp Ben McCullouch 
October 14, 15 & 16, 2016

 

 2017 AFTM Mid-Winter Festival
Date and location to be announced 

 

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