FAQ

Here is a list of questions we frequently hear.  If you still have questions that need answers, email us at IFGbattleground@gmail.com and we will get back to you ASAP.

Camping

A camper or a tent and your admission pass.  If you wish to camp in your car, you will pay the same as a tent camper.

You do not need to pre-pay but it will save you time when you get to Battle Ground.  You can purchase your admission pass in advance but plan to pay for camping when you arrive.

There are no reservations necessary. Everything is on a first come, first served basis. RV Electric is very limited and you MUST pay for your service.  

Parking is convenient to the camping area. We have a designated parking area for tent campers who will not need to move their vehicles during the weekend.

Drinking water is available in the tent camping area for no additional charge.  A portable shower is available but a bit cool.  Food is available on the grounds during festival hours.  There are limited 20A electrical hookups for RVs for purchase but no water/sewer hookup.   There are a few permanent charcoal grills installed on the grounds you may use.

The Tippecanoe County Parks Department converted the lodge from a public rental facility to a nature education center that is no longer available to the general public.

We have plenty of room. There is limited space, but in more than 45 years of operation, we've not run out of tent sites. 

A limited number of RV campsites are available. There is limited 20A service and is first come/first served. You MUST pay for the 20A circuit. There are no water hookups or sewer.  We ask that you turn off generators during concerts.

RV campers will enter at the south entrance (asphalt drive).  Tent campers will enter at the north gate off Prophet Street. You must register and pay before you will be allowed into the grounds. Camping attendants will be available at the gates starting Thursday, June 22nd at noon. Vehicles will not be allowed in the tent camping area.

Open Stage

Meet the Open Stage MC behind the main stage beginning at  11 a.m. prior to Saturday and Sunday open stage to sign up. Open Stage begins both days at noon and goes until 1:30pm. Sets are limited to 8-10 minutes of family friendly songs. 

Depending on the amount of people signed up for that day, each musician (or band) will be given eight to 10 minutes of stage time.

We ask that your music be family-friendly and acoustic-based.

Performers who played on Saturday can also play on Sunday if there are open slots. Depending on the amount of people signing up, first priority will be given to those who could not play on Saturday and second priority will be given to those signing up for the first time.

Workshops

No. All workshops are free!

No registration is necessary. Just show up with your instrument.

The "beginner" workshops are just that — for those who have just picked up an instrument and have little or no knowledge on how to play. "Master" workshops are for those with a moderate level of ability or better on their instrument. The singing workshops are for everyone, as are workshops without a "beginner" or "master" label.

All ages are welcome, and younger musicians are encouraged!

Workshops are scheduled for 60 to 90 minutes, but the length depends on the instructor. Some may last only an hour and some may run over once the jamming starts.

The focus on our singing workshops is usually harmony singing — how to harmonize with other singers and the types of harmonies used.

We'll do our best to get specific workshop location information in the program book. To be sure, check with the Information Booth they will be able to help. Workshops are located near the stone building southeast of the museum.  Signage will be up to indicate what workshop is going on under each tent.