10 festivals you must visit in your RV
Festivals bring people from across the country together for a day, a weekend, or several days. There are all kinds of festivals, large and small, geared around music, food, wine and beer, antique cars, motorcycles, sports, or other common interests. Traveling to a festival in your RV adds an extra element of cool that makes the event even more fun and adventurous.
We’ve put together a list of ten great festivals you need to visit in your RV.
1. Bonnaroo: Manchester, Tennessee
This annual, 4-day festival is a music lover’s dream. The Bonnaroo Experience includes 150 performances on 10+ stages. It features a wide variety of music genres, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. If you get hungry, head to the food trucks, collective known as “the farm,” which serve delicious offerings, like spicy pie and Amish donuts.
2. Bayou Country Superfest: New Orleans or Baton Rouge, Louisiana
For country music fans, you can’t get much better than this festival. Past acts have included huge marquee names like Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Lady Antebellum. There are plenty of chances for meet & greets with the artists, too. You can camp in the middle of it all and enjoy some of the best tailgating in the South.
3. The Peach: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Bluegrass fans should head to this 4-day festival in Scranton for some of the best in the genre. As a bonus, you can cool off at the Montage Mountain Ski Resort, which gets turned into a waterpark in the summer.
4. Firefly Music Festival: Dover, Delaware
This relatively new festival focuses on pop bands, drawing some pretty big names. It’s a great option for those looking for a music festival in the northeast. There is also a Brewery, Coffee House, and an outdoor market.
5. Electric Forest: Rothbury, Michigan
Held at the Double JJ Resort, this epic 8-day, 2-weekend festival focuses on electronic, rock and jam bands. In 2017, it was nominated for Festival of the Year at the Electronic Music Awards.
6. The Waterfront Blues Festival: Portland, Oregon
This festival has been voted one of the ten best outdoor festivals in the U.S. Fans of the Blues will be delighted by the quality and variety of music from incredible artists. Part of the price of admission is a donation of canned goods, which are donated to the Oregon Food Bank. A portion of the proceeds also goes to the food bank.
7. BottleRock: Napa Valley, California
Billed as the first taste of summer, BottleRock combines an amazing music lineup (last year’s artists included Bruno Mars, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Billy Idol), with some of the best wine and culinary offerings in the country. This is California Wine Country, so you know both will be fantastic. This festival will be a gift to your ears and stomach.
8. BeachGlow: Location varies
More than just a music festival, BeachGlow also seeks to do some good as all proceeds go to reputable charities. This festival moves around every year, so you’ll need to check to see where the fun is headed next.
9. American Royal World Series of Barbecue: Kansas Speedway
This barbecue festival started as part of a long-running rodeo event, so it combines bucking broncos with some of the best barbecue you’ll ever eat. For an authentic western experience, it’s hard to beat this tasty and fun event.
10. Key Lime Festival: Key West, Florida
If you’ve never experienced a real key lime pie, do yourself a favor, and head to the southernmost point in the U.S. Held on July 4th every year, it’s more of a city-wide celebration than a single event, and it is very “party-centric” so be prepared for a wild time.
If you want to experience great music, food or other adventures, head out to a festival in your RV. This list is the perfect place to start.