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Strawberry Music opens and closes the festival season on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends with two family friendly camping music festivals annually, in two unique locations in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This year Strawberry presents the gold standard in main stage entertainment, intimate side stage performances, top notch children's programming, workshops and activities for the whole family, and some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Programs like the Breakfast Club and the Band Scramble, live broadcasts by Hog Ranch Radio, and Strawberry's legendary camp jam culture are what makes this YOUR festival. Please join us this season with your instruments and radio in tow, ready to laugh, play, sing, dance, eat, and be entertained!

Spring 2016 Festival
May 26th-30th

Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949

The Nevada County Fairgrounds offers beautiful forest and meadow camping, permanent shower and restroom facilities, lots of indoor and outdoor space for family fun and entertainment, and is accessible to all ages and abilities. Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada foothills, charming gold rush towns Grass Valley and Nevada City are just minutes away with lots of services including lodging options, restaurants, stores, gas stations, and recreation. You can explore the scenery of the Sierra foothills or settle in for the weekend with a variety of cuisine available in the food court and lots of great shopping opportunities. With plenty of space for groups of any size, the Spring Festival is your perfect getaway destination.

Directions

Traveling on Hwy. 80 heading east from Sacramento:

Use the Hwy. 49 off ramp in Auburn. Proceed north on Hwy. 49 toward Grass Valley – approximately 25 miles. In Grass Valley, take the first off ramp, McKnight Way. Turn left on Mcknight Way and proceed over the freeway, past the shopping center on the left. Turn right on Freeman Lane, past another shopping center on the left. Freeman Lane will turn into McCourtney Road at the second 4-way stop sign. Continue straight on McCourtney Road until the Nevada County Fairgrounds appears on the right, approximately 2 blocks. For Day only parking use gate 1 and Camping ticket holders proceed to gate 4.

Traveling on Hwy. 80 heading west from Reno:

Use the same directions as above, Hwy. 49 off ramp in Auburn, head north to Grass Valley. Or, for a scenic and mildly curvy shortcut, take the Hwy. 20 off ramp to Grass Valley, just after the Eagle Lakes Rd. off ramp on Hwy. 80. Travel time on Hwy. 20 is approximately one-half hour. Stay on the highway through Nevada City and Grass Valley. Do not get off the highway when Hwy. 20 takes off west towards Marysville. Stay on and the highway becomes Hwy.49. Take the McKnight Way off ramp and turn right on McKnight Way, traveling past the shopping center on the left. Turn right on Freeman Lane, past another shopping center on the left. Freeman Lane will turn into McCourtney Road at the second 4-way stop sign. Continue straight on McCourtney Road until the Nevada County Fairgrounds appears on the right, approximately 2 blocks. For Day only parking use gate 1 and Camping ticket holders proceed to gate 4.

Traveling on Hwy. 20 heading east from Marysville:

Take the McCourtney Road/Fairgrounds exit off of Hwy. 20 just before actually entering Grass Valley. Turn right on McCourtney Road, until the Nevada County Fairgrounds appears on the right, approximately 1 block. For Day only parking use gate 1 and Camping ticket holders proceed to gate 4.

Fall 2016 Festival
September 1st-5th

Westside
17807 Tuolumne Road
Tuolumne, CA 95327

The Fall 2016 Festival will take place at Westside in Tuolumne on Thursday, September 1st through Monday, September 5th. Westside offers an expanse of natural beauty and wild charisma of oak woodland situated adjacent to Tuolumne, at the center of which is a great park, ball diamond, swimming pool, and more. Camping amenities include hot showers, a limited number of flush toilets, clean portable toilets, hand washing stations, access to potable water. There are many hiking and bicycling trails that offer wildlife viewing in the riparian areas of Turnback creek, wind up and around ancient, rusty relics, and crest the hilltop to present vistas of the Tuolumne River canyon and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You can explore the scenery of the Sierra foothills or settle in for the weekend with a variety of cuisine available in the food court and lots of great shopping opportunities. With plenty of space for groups of any size, the Fall Festival is your perfect getaway destination.

Directions:

From Northern California:

Take Hwy. 99 South to the Hwy. 120 East exit, heading towards Oakdale. Turn left onto East Hwy. 108 to Sonora. Take Mono Way Exit off Hwy. 108, then turn right on Mono Way. At first light, turn right onto Tuolumne Road and follow the signs 8 miles to Westside.

From Southern California:

Take Hwy. 99 North to the G Street Exit 187A. Turn right onto G Street and continue onto Snelling Road. Turn right onto Hwy. 59 North and then turn left onto La Grange Road (signs for County Road J59/Don Pedro Lake). Turn right onto Hwy. 108 East/120 East and continue to Sonora on Hwy. 108. Take Mono Way Exit off Hwy. 108, then turn right on Mono Way. At first light, turn right onto Tuolumne Road and follow the signs 8 miles to Westside.

From Reno, Nevada:

Take Hwy 80 to Elm Avenue in Auburn and take Exit 119C. Make a sharp right onto Elm Avenue, then turn left onto Hwy. 49 South/Eldorado Street. Stay on Hwy. 49 South to Sonora and turn left onto Hwy. 108 East. Take Mono Way Exit off Hwy. 108, then turn right on Mono Way. At first light, turn right onto Tuolumne Road and follow the signs 8 miles to Westside.

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The festival gates open in 2016-05-26 08:00:00 GMT-07:00