Mudcat Café message #986424 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61355   Message #986424
Posted By: JohnInKansas
19-Jul-03 - 02:32 AM
Thread Name: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
Subject: RE: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
Bill D - Should have asked - any thoughts about coming back to Winfield? It's only about a month away.

Well, actually, the festival starts September 18, but a lot of the fun is the week in the campground before the festival starts. "Landrush" (when you can set up camp) is Sept 11 this year.

Of course, if you want a good camping spot, and hookups, you do need to get into the "Lineup" for Landrush, which begins Sept 4. You can't really camp then, but it gets you a shot at getting a hookup and a decent campsite location when you can get in to camp.

That is, you can get a good spot in the Lineup if you go down early when the city park opens on August 21, to get in line for the Lineup, so you can be in the first 3 or 4 hundred in the "Lineup," so that you can be far enough up in the "Landrush" to actually get a spot (and maybe an electrical hookup) ... - then it's only about a month from now.

Sort of makes you wonder "when does a festival get to big to be worth going?" - but we will.

Maybe next year we'll just go for the festival, so we won't need the "choice" campsite and the hookup. Problem with that is, if we don't "establish" a camp for the pickers to stroll into, we might end up being forced to go listen to some of the paid entertainment - haven't done that in years.