|Frequently Asked Questions
Camping * General
age do kids have to buy tickets?
Ten and under are free.
bought a 2-day ticket and plan on coming for three days what do
You can always upgrade your
ticket at the gate as long as that night is not sold out. The
only tickets that cannot be upgraded are 3-day and 4-day
tickets. For cost see ticket
Is there a 1-day ticket?
Only for Saturday.
There is not a 1-day ticket for any
If you want to come Tuesday, you
must buy a 5-day ticket, if you want to come Wednesday, you must
buy a 4-day ticket, and so on and so forth.
Do you have to have a 3-day ticket to reserve a 3-day campsite?
only have to have a ticket # if you are reserving a 4 or 5 day
campsite because those days are limited.
Do you take credit cards at the gate?
YES! We also take cash or check.
happens if I lose my ticket?
All Tickets are
scanned at the gates. You must call our
office and have a lost ticket form filled out and we will
be able to VOID the ticket and report it lost and/or stolen. The
lost and/or stolen will not be allowed to enter the campgrounds
and law enforcement will take over the situation. We will
re-assign you new tickets to gain admission into the festival.
Please call our office ASAP at (254) 968-8505 if your ticket has
been lost and/or stolen.
|Can I get
in after mid night?
Only if you have
already been in during festival hours. You must be in the same
vehicle you checked in during festival hours. If you do not have
a parking sticker and armbands for every person in the vehicle
you will not be allowed in after festival hours. If you have a
parking pass and armbands you may come and go as you please at
any time. Please DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. There will be many
officers on patrol at all hours.
do the gates open?
What is the best time to come in and avoid
Between 10 am – 2 pm.
|How do I
reserve a campsite?
Each year we allow persons that had a campsite the
previous year, a chance to re-reserve the same camp site(s) the
next year. So we have a 2
week period called “return reservations” when people can call
and get the same site(s) they had the year before. If they want
to get new sites or add to their sites they must wait until
“return reservations” are over.
|If I had
sites last year, when can I get more sites?
We suggest that you reserve the
sites you had last year and then when “return camping
reservations” are over you can call back and change or try to
get more sites together.
you know if a site next to me is open?
Since all the
campsites were sold out last year we must wait until after
return camping reservation are over to know if a site is
Last year no one camped in the site next
to me, can I get that site?
All reserved sites were sold out last year.
Sometimes people reserve sites just so they won’t loose
their spot. We will not
know if the site is available until after return camping
Are Dogs Allowed?
Dogs allowed on leash in campground, however NO DOGS
ALLOWED in concert areas
What is the difference between reserved
non-electric and primitive camping?
Reserved non-electric is an actual marked off spot, so
you know which spot you will have when you reserve it.
Primitive camping is just an open
field and the location of the site will be first come first
serve when you arrive.
|When do we
receive our camping decals for our vehicle?
We will mail all camping decals at the end of March.
Anyone that reserves a campsite after the end of March
will receive their camping decal in a week to 10 days.
|What if I
missed my day to call in and re-reserve my campsite?
Each person will
have two days to re-reserve their site, and the day is
determined by their last name.
There are 2 days for A-J, 2 days for K-R, and 2 days for
S-Z. Then at the end
there is a 4-day period where it opens back up to all last names
A-Z. Then after that all
sites that were not re-reserved will be available to anyone.
happens if I do not call and re-reserve my campsite?
Your campsite(s) will be open to any one after return
camping reservations are over.
bring my camper in early?
Unfortunately, this is not possible.
You can only bring your camper in on the day you have a
someone else drop my camper off for me?
Yes. This is a growing request
with an increase in rental campers. The procedure is still the
same, you can only come in on the day you have a ticket for.
They must fill out a sheet given to them at the front gate with
a $100 cash deposit. The person will then have 1 hour to drop
off the camper. They will then be escorted to the campsite and
escorted back out of the festival grounds.
are the reserved campsites?
30 Feet Deep X 32 Feet Wide
If I’m coming down on Tuesday and my
friend is coming down on Friday, can he or she park at the
You can only have one vehicle per site so if you only
have one site the other vehicle will have to park in the parking
lot. You may, however, go
pick them up in the parking lot.
are the primitive campsites?
These sites are
not marked off and the location of your campsite will be on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive. These sites will be
located in the primitive camping area only. Please limit
these sites to a 30' X 30' dimension.
reserve a Primitive Campsite, how many campers can I bring in?
You may only have one vehicle and camper per site.
You may have multiple tents but all other persons will
have to park in the parking area or buy another primitive
campsite to get another vehicle in.
|What if my
camper will not fit in a reserved site?
Then you can
either reserve two sites or reserve a primitive camping pass.
|How far is
Section A from the stage?
350 yards to the
middle of section A.
|How far is
Section B from the stage?
250 yards to the middle of
|How far is
Section C from the stage?
450 yards to the middle of
|How far is
Section F from the stage?
200 yards to the middle of
|How far is
Section G from the stage?
530 yards to the middle of
|How far is
Section H from the stage?
600 yards to the middle of
|How far is
Primitive Camping from the stage?
500 yards to the middle of
|How far is
the parking lot to the stage?
450 yards to the middle of the
an ATM on site?
Yes, there is an
ATM in the vendor area.
the official line up be announced?
The official line up is usually
announced the 2nd week in March.
Yes, there are over 30 food &
arts and craft vendors from across the US.
available and how much is it?
Yes, there are
two locations to buy ice. One, along the main entrance
road, and one at the Mini Super Beer Store.
bring my on alcohol?
Yes, if you are
over the age of 21.
Alcohol is not sold on site, however, there is a Mini Super Beer
store located on site (vendors row) that sells beer by the case
or cold singles. Glass bottles are not allowed and
will be confiscated by Law Enforcement.
be port-a-jons in my campground?
Yes, we have over
500 Port –A-Jons in every section of the festival grounds.
Although there may not be one on your campsite but there will be
one in the area. Some people with large groups prefer to reserve
a port-a-jon of their own. If you wish to do this you my call
A+Port-a-jons at 254-968-2191. This is the only company that
will be allowed to rent and maintain port-a-jons.
Yes, as long as
the county is not under a burn ban. If Erath County is under a
burn ban we will post this information on
Yes, there is a
fire wood vendor if you prefer not to haul firewood in. You may
not cut down trees on site for firewood.
We have built a permanent 22 stall shower house to provide the
needs of festival-goers. There will be eleven men's and
eleven women's showers each having a handicap accessible
stall available on the camping grounds.
|5-Day Shower Pass
||4-Day Shower Pass
||3-Day Shower Pass
||Single Shower Pass
Shower House Hours:
Open: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed for cleaning: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Open: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|How can we
get water or refill our camper’s water tank?
There will be water trucks driving in the campground
selling water. For specific prices please call Neal Guthrie Inc.
be someone pumping out RV’s?
Yes, A+ Port-A-Jons
will have pumping trucks available in the campground for RV
pumping for a fee. For specific prices please call Neal Guthrie
happens if it rains?
Although we hope it does not rain it has happened in
the past. As long as the weather is not severe the music will
continue either on the band stage or acoustic covered pavilion
stage. The best thing to do is to stay put, find some place dry
and have a good time. Don’t drive in the campground. The majority of
Melody Mountain Ranch sits on a hill and will dry out
rather fast if people do not drive and make it worse.
We do understand that people get stuck and we have several
tractors ready and will assist people at no charge.
things to remember.
on your trip to the festival. Make sure you vehicles and
camper’s tags, lights, and registration is up to date and in
working order. For your
safety, there will be an increased presence of highway patrol
officers during this event.