Camping at Rhythm & Roots:
Ninigret Park is flat, grassy and spacious! It is perfect for RVs, pop-up campers and tents. Camping at Ninigret Park is allowed ONLY during the Rhythm and Roots Festival. A full festival camping ticket includes camping from Thursday, August 31 at Noon thru Noon on Monday (Labor Day). Each person over the age of 12 who plans to camp at Rhythm & Roots needs a full festival camping ticket.(There are reduced prices for 13-19 year olds) Anyone without a full festival camping ticket must leave the premises by 12:30 each night (a half hour after the music ends at the dance pavilion). Please note that only those with Camping wristbands will be allowed in the camping area.
Portable toilets, hand washing stations and drinking water are provided free of charge. There are bike trails, hiking trails, tennis courts, Disc Golf, a planetarium and freshwater swimming pond on site. Bikes are allowed in Ninigret Park (camping areas, bike trails, etc), but not allowed in the music area. There will be a bike "corral" near the entrance where you can park your bike. Please secure your bike with a lock while you're enjoying the shows.
Showers: We have 16 showers on site for campers. Open from 3pm-8pm Thursday, and 7am-1am, Friday-Monday . Starting this year, Campers who intend to use our showers, should purchase their "Shower Pass" in advance, online, while purchasing their camping pass. No cash will be taken at the Showers as this eliminates the need to bring cash there, simply show the attendant your wristband and you'll be good to go. Shower passes will be available at the festival merch and ticket booths and will only be sold to those with Camping passes.
Private Portapotty Rental (for Weekend Campers Only): Contact Michelle at United Site Services in Foxboro, to reserve a Portapotty for your campsite. The $90 fee, when split with your campmates, this guarantees you a close and somewhat clean potty. It will be delivered after you arrive, by calling USS and letting them know where you are camped. Note that the potty will not be serviced (emptied or supplied with TP) throughout the festival due to logistical reasons. Call United Site Services at 508-406-5018 beginning August 1, 2017.
For those with Campers/RVs, they will service for $35, if there is access to your camper. Inquire at the Info Booth to request service.
TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN ALCOHOL POLICY:
Please note: The Town of Charlestown does not allow alcohol in the Ninigret Park camping area. Rhythm & Roots vendors will have beer and wine for purchase inside the concert area. Beer and wine must be consumed inside the concert area.
CAMPING ARRIVAL PROCEDURES:
Regarding Wednesday: Ninigret Park gates will be closed to the public at 7:30 PM Wednesday. If you will be in the area on Wednesday, you will need to make arrangements to stay elsewhere. You will not be able to camp until Thursday at the festival. And you will not be permitted to line up outside the park gate. For campgrounds in the area visit: visitrhodeisland.com or ricampgrounds.com Note: Burlingame State Park usually has many open camping spots during the week before the festival.
Regarding Thursday Morning: Gates to Ninigret Park will open at (9:00 AM) Thursday, at which time campers will be allowed to line up inside Ninigret Park -- and wait for the camping gates to open at 12 Noon. Please do not arrive earlier than 9:00 AM, parking along the road is not allowed.
Camping gates will open at 12 Noon Thursday. You will need your ticket printout or smartphone ticket and ID. And we will do our best to get everyone into the camping area quickly. Please have your ticket printout and ID ready when our volunteers come to your vehicle.
We only sell 1500 camping tickets at Rhythm & Roots. It is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance, as we very often sell out before the gates open.
Campground Map: a map of the camping area will be available when you arrive at the camping gate
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