Food & Other Vendors:
We’ll have vendors throughout the weekend offering handmade crafts and of course all kinds of homemade meals and treats sourced from local farmers.  A free community meal will also be prepared on Saturday afternoon in the grounds kitchen using fresh, local produce from a number of farmers and community members who planted surplus in order to share a meal with everyone at this year’s festival.  If you would like to vend this year with food or other items for sale or make a donation for the community meal, please let us know: [email protected].  The vending fee is $25 or 10% of your sales (your choice) in addition to the purchase of your festival ticket.

Camping is encouraged so you can remain onsite throughout the weekend and build community with us.  We ask that all festival goers pack light and pack out – bring along only the essentials and avoid excess equipment, create a small footprint to allow space for other campers, and bring a bag to pack out your garbage (we will collect recycling, but plan to pack that out too if you can).  Also, while we love our pets, please leave them at home for the weekend-Service Dogs Only-please.

We strive to keep the festival grounds car-free beyond the parking lot, so please do not plan on driving back to campsites to unload gear even if you arrive early.  A wagon will be available to tote belongings beyond the parking lot, so don’t bring more than your family or friends or one of our volunteers can roll by hand!

We ask that campers make a $10 contribution per tent to the festival to support the land and enable us to keep the overall Festival affordable for everyone.

We are not equipped to handle RVs, pop-up campers or car camping, so please plan to bring your tent & sleeping bag and enjoy sleeping under the stars with us!  If you prefer a cozy place to stay off-site, we encourage you to check out Mountain Springs Inn for a quiet rural setting or historic Boone Tavern in town, each just 10 miles from the festival grounds.

We have spring-fed drinking water, limited cold-water washing & shower areas, and composting toilets for use throughout the weekend.  Please bring along earth-friendly, bio-degradable soaps and other toiletries.

What To Bring:

  • Flashlight
  • Extra food & beverages for yourself and/or to share at the community meal
  • Lawn chairs or blankets
  • Musical Instruments
  • Biodegradable soaps & toiletries + towel
  • Warm layer of clothes
  • Poncho or water-resistant clothes
  • Sunscreen and/or natural bug repellant
  • Decorations & goods for your campsite and to donate to the Youth Village
  • Small object of significance for the Festival altar
  • Yoga mat and blanket (if you plan to take the yoga class)

Please be mindful of yourself and the people coming with you, especially young people—the Festival is indeed in the woods and comes complete with beautiful wildlife as well as crawlies, creepies, poison ivy, and the like.  Take appropriate precautions and be responsible for your own comfort and safety. 

The Clear Creek Festival Grounds is located about 10 miles outside of Berea, Kentucky and is 15-minute drive off of I-75.  A map of Kentucky and a map of the area are offered below as well as step-by-step directions from the interstate:

Take I-75 to Berea, exit 77 (left off the ramp from the north; right from the south) then right at the light onto Highway 595.

Highway 595 becomes Main street in Berea, travel 2.4 miles thru two stoplights to 4-way stop.

Left at Boone Tavern in center of town onto Highway 21, travel 4.9 miles to road’s end.

Right onto Highway 421, travel 2.6 miles up “Big Hill.”

Right onto Burnt Ridge Road at the top of Big Hill, travel just over one-tenth mile to first left.

Left onto Hammon’s Fork Road, travel 2 miles into the hollow of Clear Creek.

Right onto Wood Betony, follow the gravel road to the top, turning left into the cleared lot to park. You may need to park lower on Wood Betony if the upper lot is full, so watch for signs!

Click here to view map of the area

Click here to view map of Kentucky

Contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like additional information—we look forward to seeing you & yours at Clear Creek’s Homecoming!






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