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URL icon « Reply #30 on: December 26, 2018, 12:48:09 PM »

As I read these threads, I am surprised to see that getting a decent camp site for four people in Town Park can be difficult if we arrive Wednesday afternoon (i.e., the day before the beginning of the festival). I figured the point of the lottery is to allow for everyone who has been chosen in the lottery to get a decent spot. Is it really a bad idea to get there on Wednesday afternoon?

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URL icon « Reply #31 on: December 26, 2018, 01:20:06 PM »

PB: If your time constraints mean arriving on Wednesday PM, then it is what it is.  Look around, ask around, intro yourself, but it's pretty likely you'll be choosing lesser of evils in one way or another, but you'll find something.

If you have the ability to arrive sooner, do it- for a whole variety of reasons: acclimate, festivate, relax, explore, meet people, first grass, etc.
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URL icon « Reply #32 on: December 26, 2018, 03:45:23 PM »

PB: If your time constraints mean arriving on Wednesday PM, then it is what it is.  Look around, ask around, intro yourself, but it's pretty likely you'll be choosing lesser of evils in one way or another, but you'll find something.

If you have the ability to arrive sooner, do it- for a whole variety of reasons: acclimate, festivate, relax, explore, meet people, first grass, etc.

Thanks, man. Good to know. I'll see if we can arrive a day earlier than originally planned. I appreciate your response!
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URL icon « Reply #33 on: December 26, 2018, 03:50:21 PM »

You could arrive on Friday and still find space, but it will be limited, and not primo. AnythingAtAll and everyone here will echo, getting there as early as possible is by far the best way to go, and not at all for the campsites. So much fun stuff happens before Wednesday. In my opinion I go early to get hikes, rides, and time in town out of the way so I don't have to miss any music to take in the sights. Plus theres crawfish.
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URL icon « Reply #34 on: December 27, 2018, 11:50:37 AM »

In order to get the full Town Park experience you need to get there well before Wednesday.
As the mayor of Town Park I can tell you that we have a very unique community that is centered around the fun of being there.
Each camp has it's own special day to host an event for the masses, and it's well worth the extra time.
Wednesday afternoon before Firstgrass is when I kick of the festival with my proclamation during Rum-balls at the MASH camp, and you don't want to miss that.
Quite a few of us have been there over a week before just to get in preparation for all the newcomers.
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URL icon « Reply #35 on: December 27, 2018, 01:48:39 PM »

As Tom said, this Festival starts on the Saturday before the festival.  There are planned events everyday. Last year on Saturday Paul from Camp Duk Tape hosted a Crawfish feed. Sunday was the Goddess Parade, Monday was Bloody Mary Monday and the Singer Songwriter Competition in Camp Run A Muck! Tuesday we had a wedding and Camp Crossroads Hosted “Tropical Tuesday”.  Wednesday was the Beer Tasting ( I may have messed that up as I was pretty drunk by Wednesday).  Wednesday also is RummmmmmmmBaaaaaaaallllllllllsssss!!!!!!! Followed by First Grass and the Pot Luck in camp Billy! Whew, I am exhausted just thinking about it, and I left some stuff out, like live music in Run A Muck every night! So as you can see, you sell yourself short if you don’t get there early! Most of us Town Parker’s would come even if there wasn’t a Festival planned, that is a bonus! I have had enough, back to Re-Hab so I can get back to the Festaval!
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URL icon « Reply #36 on: December 30, 2018, 09:00:33 AM »

Good morning!  We had a little tarp trauma last year in that those we asked to share with were pretty crabby about it.  We would like to try and get a tarp number this year and make sure others feel welcome to use it when we are gone and share it when we are there.  Could I get the lowdown on where we go for random tarp numbers and recommended times, tarp set up times and any other tarp etiquette I may need to know about?  Thank you so much!  Flower
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URL icon « Reply #37 on: December 30, 2018, 11:45:24 AM »

In twenty years, that only happened to us once, but I agree, it was not at all pleasant, we actually felt a little ashamed and had to relocate to a different part of the field.  And since then, especially since there are two of us, we've had no issues at all, and when we arrive in the morning there are lot of open spaces and we are later encouraged to remain.  So if there aren't many of you, you may want to assume the best.
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URL icon « Reply #38 on: January 08, 2019, 08:18:35 AM »

Thank you happytimes!  We rolled with it.  There are four of us and possibly meeting more, so I would love to put a tarp down a day or two and share with others on the other days.  What time should I get there for tarp set up each day?
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URL icon « Reply #39 on: January 08, 2019, 08:54:57 AM »

Nevermind!  Found the info. I was looking for.  Thank you!
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URL icon « Reply #40 on: January 11, 2019, 12:32:22 PM »

Thank you so much, Telluride Tom and "Pireate Looks At"!!! Based on your comments, we are completely rescheduling our vacations to arrive well before Wednesday. Your help is absolutely invaluable!

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URL icon « Reply #41 on: January 14, 2019, 05:33:25 PM »

Be prepared, it will change your life! In a good way! Pirate
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URL icon « Reply #42 on: Yesterday at 02:39:27 AM »

How many total camping passes are sold for Warner/Town Park?
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URL icon « Reply #43 on: Yesterday at 11:44:38 AM »

How many total camping passes are sold for Warner/Town Park?

I'm pretty sure it's 1200 for both campgrounds and only 30 vehicle passes for Town Park.
Of course that does not take into account all the children 12 and under who don't require a pass.
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