The Strawberry Music Festival belongs to all of us equally and it is our combined responsibility to make others feel welcome, encourage respect and consideration, and work together to keep Strawberry “the BEST Festival Ever!”
Here’s some general information and guidelines that will help make your festival stay the best it can be. Click on a topic to reveal more details!
Please note that rude and offensive behavior will not be tolerated in any area. If you witness disruptive or discourteous conduct at the festival, please report to Safety Staff at the Command Post ASAP. We can all work together to encourage kindness and consideration – it’s The Strawberry Way!
The Nevada County Fairgrounds offers forest and meadow camping with lots of nice scenery to explore. Camping areas are easy to get around and convenient to festival programming. Springtime in Grass Valley is generally cooler and wet weather is always a possibility. Please be advised that bringing your own shade canopy, tarps, and ground cover may make your camp experience that much more comfortable. Hot showers, permanent restroom facilities, additional portable toilets, hand washing stations, and access to potable water are all provided.
Westside offers an untamed, expanse of oak woodland for you to camp in and explore. A majority of the camping is in tree-lined open spaces, with easy access to festival programming. Both festival and Tuolumne Economic Development Authority crews are working to develop nice, new sites further into the interior of the property, offering lots more opportunity for shade. Please be advised that bringing your own shade canopy, tarps, and ground cover will make your camp experience that much more comfortable. Hot showers, at least one permanent restroom facility, clean portable toilets throughout camp, hand washing stations, and access to potable water are all provided with you camping ticket.
The Food Court features a delectable variety of ethnic and traditional foods. Among the cuisine you will find in the Food Court are pizza & salad, vegetarian dishes, Mexican food, Greek food, Thai food, Cajun food, BBQ, desserts, and more! Also available are an assortment of hot & cold beverages, including coffee & espresso drinks, smoothies, and juices. Check individual booths for special dinner menus each evening from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm.
Each festival showcases a unique Strawberry T-Shirt design. Come visit the booth to see one of a kind festival artwork, on a variety of styles and colors of clothing. The T-Shirt Booth opens at 4:00 pm on Thursday, so stop by early to ensure the availability of colors and sizes.
If you like what you see at Strawberry, take it home with you! The CD Booth sells releases from an assortment of performers, including most Main Stage acts. In addition, some Main Stage musicians will visit the booth following their show to sell merchandise and sign CDs.
You just never know what you will find at the Strawberry Preserves. Created to feature classic past festival t-shirts, the Preserves has evolved into a festival-needs marketplace. If you need it, it is likely the Preserves will have it, stocking everything from toys, jewelry, sundries, and much more.
Where do you go when you are thirsty? The Strawberry Way Cafe serves water, assorted juices, soda, lemonade, and ICE.
The Strawberry Artisans features some of the finest crafts and artwork throughout the west. Hand-crafted jewelry, fiber arts, glassware, photography, pottery, and many modes of wearable art are just some of what is represented at the Strawberry Artisans.
What vacation is complete without massage/acupressure? Treat yourself to this relaxing therapy while listening to Main Stage music in the background.
Fun for children and adults, the Face Painter at Strawberry has a design for everyone! Always a hit with the kids, it’s just not a festival without face painting!
Rick Turner and Matt Bohn are our resident luthiers. They are equipped to help you with just about any kind of set-up or repair issue(s) you may have with your instrument. Rick is a wizard with all fretted instruments and Matt is a master luthier in all violin family instruments and their bows. Please pre-contact Rick or Matt for special request.
Forgot to bring extra strings or lost your only pick? The Music Caravan has got everything you need from sheet music to beautiful new instruments.