Tent camping (or hammock camping) is encouraged and included in the ticket price. Please camp in designated areas only. We apologize, but vehicles are not allowed in tent camping areas. It’s only a short distance from your car to your campsite and there will be a trolley to help transport you and your camping gear. Please note that personal campfires are strictly prohibited. Campsites are claimed on a first-come first-serve basis so come early if you want to ensure a good spot.
Please do not occupy more space than necessary with your campsite set up and be mindful of your footprint – we expect the campgrounds to reach capacity and we’ll need to make room for everybody. Thanks in advance for your help with this.
Most campsites are located in the woods – come fully prepared for an outdoor summer environment with hot days and cool nights. Check below for a list of what to bring.
There will be an additional $10 parking fee per car, collected at the gate (cash only). Parking is very limited at Possum Holler. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE carpool with as many people as possible to help us make space for everyone and limit our carbon footprint. Please note: The parking fee will be waived for anyone who has already purchased a car camping or RV camping pass
Car and RV Camping
Car camping ($80 per vehicle) and RV space ($100 per vehicle) is now SOLD OUT. Please note: Car camping passes and RV camping passes DO NOT INCLUDE A TICKET TO THE EVENT. Please make sure everyone camping with your car or RV has purchased a general admission ticket. Please do not bring an RV, Camper, or Trailer if you have not already purchased an RV or Car Camping Spot or pre-arranged it with us.
We will NOT accept walk-up volunteers this year. We have already filled all available volunteer positions for this year’s event. Even if you have volunteered at a past event at Possum Holler, please do not show up and assume you will be able to volunteer if you have not already made specific arrangements with our volunteer coordinator. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding with this.
Gate Ticket Sales
Tickets will be available at the gate if the event has not sold out in advance. All gate ticket sales will be CASH ONLY. If you have not purchased a ticket in advance, a weekend pass will be $80 for Thursday arrivals, $70 for Friday arrivals, and $60 for Saturday arrivals.
Thursday: Noon – 11 pm
Friday: 9 am – Midnight
Saturday: 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday: Please vacate festival grounds by Noon.
ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS!!!!!
Anyone found using fireworks will be immediately ejected from the festival without a refund. We know its the 4th of July, but Possum Holler with its wooded terrain and dry climate in the summer is not a safe place for fireworks. We can’t stress this enough! NO FIREWORKS. This policy will be strictly enforced. PLEASE DO NOT BRING THEM! YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE. Don’t make us angry. YOU WOULDN’T LIKE US WHEN WE’RE ANGRY…
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS!
We love our furry little friends but we ask that you please leave them at home for this event. Really, please do not bring your dog or any other pet. We know there have been events with dogs at Possum Holler in the past, but we cannot make any exceptions this year. Please make other arrangements to take care of your pets while you are gone for the weekend.
FOR YOUR PLEASURE WE WILL HAVE:
- An 18 Hole Disc Golf Course
- Delicious Food Vendors, Frozen Drinks, Bagged ICE, and Water for sale (No alcohol sales)
- Arts and Crafts Vendors
- Homegrown Music Network Artist Merch w. official BIG What T-shirts!
- Art Installations, Live Painters, Free Expression Wall
- Performers, Visuals, and Light Show!
- Contests, Theme Nights, and an abundance of other nonsense and surprises. Decorations, Costumes and things that GLOW are highly encouraged!
THE WHAT AWARDS! – THEME NIGHTS & CONTESTS
Plan a costume or bring props to complement your favorite theme and you could a What Award?! Mystery Box containing special gifts and amazing prizes.
THURSDAY: Sunglasses and Mustaches
(Mustaches can be real or fake. There will be multiple mustache categories and multiple winners based on creativity)
FRIDAY: Animals (Take a Walk on the Wild Side! Best animal wins a mystery box!)
SATURDAY: Cosmic Fantasy (Outer Space, Aliens, Robots, Lasers, Star Wars … etc)
THURSDAY: What T-Shirt Contest?!
Our favorite T-Shirt wins! Bonus points for creativity and home made shirts
FRIDAY: The Darby Award
Emcee Jason Darby chooses a winner for any reason he wants
SATURDAY: Best Question Mark
Our favorite question mark(s) (on a stick, on a shirt, tapestry, whatever) will win a mystery box
LEAVE NO TRACE
Please help us keep the festival grounds clean and beautiful. We’ll need your help with this! Several hundred people camping, partying, eating, driving, sitting, peeing and doing all the things we do makes for a real impact on our physical environment. Our goal is to minimize that impact in all the ways we can. First we ask that you CARPOOL! CARPOOL! CARPOOL! We can’t emphasize this enough. The less cars, the better!
Next make sure to Plan Ahead and Prepare! Pack it in, and pack it out – just like any camper on the Appalachian Trail is required to do. Be responsible for your materials and limit the packaging and trash you bring. Please also be conscious of your cigarette BUTTS – get creative and make a decorative container to store your butts in rather than toss them on the ground. We’ll have trash cans and recycling bins set up, but we want to see if you can leave no trace without using them!
What does your footprint look like? Are you planning decorations for your camp or theme that could blow away or come apart? Consider investing in a bunch of reusable battery powered “El Wire” (http://www.elwirepros.com) instead of bringing a million glow sticks. Keep the LNT philosophy in the back of your mind as you plan. We have faith in you! Lets work together to leave Possum Holler better off than we found it!
NOTE: We will NOT have an ATM Machine on site so bring some extra cash just in case you need it. There is also a general store and gas station very close by in case you need supplies or an ATM.
ALSO NOTE: Cell Phone Service is not great at the venue, but can be accessed nearby.
Photography is encouraged. On behalf of the artists please refrain from using flash photography near the stage.
HAVE FUN! But please respect the following rules:
- Participate at your own risk (you will be required to sign a liability waiver at the gate before you enter)
- Underage drinking is illegal and will not be tolerated
- Drinking and Driving will not be tolerated
- All firearms and weapons are strictly prohibited
- No FIREWORKS!!!
- No illegal substances
- No glass
- No campfires
- No charcoal grills
- No pets
- No tents in the concert area(s)
- Respect your fellow campers, Possum Holler Staff, the Land and our Neighbors
- Festival staff reserves the right to remove anyone displaying inappropriate or disrespectful behavior from the festival grounds.
NO Golf Carts and ATVs
No unauthorized use of golf carts or ATVs are allowed on the festival grounds.
WHAT? … to bring
- Your Ticket Receipt (if purchased in advance), or cash for a ticket (no credit cards or ATMs on site)
- Valid Photo ID
- A friend
- Directions and address to Possum Holler
- Water! / Drinks
- Food / Snacks
- Camping Gear / Sleeping Bag or Hammock
- Hammer for Tent Stakes
- Toilet Paper
- Extra Cash for Food, Water, ICE, Merch, or just in case you need it
- Reusable Plates and Utensils
- Camping Stove – propane only (NO Charcoal!)
- Spray Fan / Small Water Gun
- Flash Light / Headlamp
- BUG Spray
- Bathing Suit
- Bar Soap / Toothbrush etc.
- Something Warm to wear at night
- Extra pair of shoes and socks
- Umbrella or Poncho (just in case)
- Glow Things / Light Up Toys
- Costumes / Fashionable theme wear
- Body Paint
- Pen and Paper
- A Question mark on a stick or Funny Sign
- Crazy Hat
- Fake Mustache
- Giant Sunglasses
- An open mind and positive attitude