Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival - Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton
Welcome to Pemi Valley 2017.
Pemi Campsite and Festival Ticket sales are now open and available. Don't delay, get your site now while the pickin' is good!
This is our 25th anniversary year and what a GREAT LINEUP we have in store for you in 2017!
There are some changes happening this year. First, the festival will start on Wednesday evening, August 2, 2017 and end the evening of Saturday August 5, 2017. The gate will officially open on August second at 9 am. You are welcome to stay until mid day on Sunday August 6 at no additional charge.
Wednesdays’ music is a band contest hosted by Skip Gorman. Skip is part of the history of Pemi. Skip and his band, The Waddie Pals, will play a set of music to close Wednesday night. They will also play a second set of music on Friday.
A real estate update is that we have returned the smaller of our open field sites (Performers Tent Area) to a reserved camping area.
Back in the early days of Pemi at the Sugar Shack Campground, if you arrived early, you had to be on a numbered campsite. We kept the Lower Field open and available for those early campers. Now, for $25/night, early arriving campers can come in and setup camp in either the Reserved Camping sites or in the designated Open Field Camping areas and stay on their chosen site for the entire festival.
As a result, the Lower Field (Where the Performers Tent has been) has reverted back to paid Reserved Camping for $25/night. Additional Open Field Camping is now available behind and to the left of the stage. A great area that is shaded for the early part of the day.See the graphic below to see the location of the new Open Field Camping location.
Please be aware that the campground has created some new campsites in the Back Woods and Pirates Point areas. The number of your favorite site might have changed. Additionally, we have created additional field campsites in George’s Run and Pirates Point. We suggest that you review the Camping Information maps to ensure you get the right campsite.
The Lower Field is now back to a Reserved Camping Area
Click Image for larger view
Open Field Camping Areas are shown in dark blue
Click Image for larger view
Early camping is available in all designated locations in the campground for $25/night.
Reserve early camping sites by calling Paul at 603-236-9106.
We know these are big changes. Make the Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival a destination for the entire week. There are lot’s of things to do in the in and around the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
We continue to work to bring you a quality music event combined with other activities in the campground and in our community. We have scheduled 40 hours of music for you in four days. Please invite your friends, like us on Facebook and share our posts to help us grow Pemi Valley in 2017. We look forward to seeing you all in August.
Keep on pickin'…
Craig & Steve