The 8th Annual Festy Experience

The 8th Annual Festy Experience will be held October 5-8th, 2017 at Infinity Downs Farm in Nelson County, VA. Throughout our seven-year history, we’ve worked hard to produce a festival experience that illustrates our core values: a carefully curated lineup of exceptional musical artists, a love of craft food & beer, an appreciation for connected outdoors experiences, and an always Family-Friendly atmosphere. Wrap all of those together into one big weekend of raging good times, and you’ve got The Festy Experience. It’s still technically a holiday weekend, so you might not have to work on Monday (and if not, perhaps you should go ahead and take off Monday anyway)!

Ticket Information

Only Full Weekend Passes are Currently Available...Single Day tickets may be available in the future. View Map >>

  • Each Weekend Pass includes FREE Thursday Arrival...4-day Festy! and a FREE Klean Kanteen Festy 8 Steel Pint!
  • Every PERSON needs a pass...”Camping” or “Day-Tripper”
  • Every VEHICLE needs a pass...pick your camping location...or “Day-Tripper”
  • Upgraded Camping & Lodging Options...Coming Soon

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Initial Artist Lineup

The Festy Experience is proud to present a carefully curated blend of national and regional roots musicians. The Festy strives to showcase and introduce high quality musicianship that tells meaningful stories and creates a positive vibe. We aim to create a memorable live soundtrack for a weekend of outdoor recreation, family fun, craft beer, and local food. Full lineup will be announced June 14th, but for now check out the FIRST HALF of our lineup:

The Infamous Stringdusters

Drive-By Truckers

Sam Bush Band

The Travelin’ McCourys

The Jerry Douglas Band

Cabinet

Billy Strings

Love Canon

Carl Anderson

The 8th Annual Garrettgrass Gospel Hour

Infinity Downs Farm

1500 Diggs Mountain Rd, Arrington, VA 22922

Sitting on over 380 acres of lush Virginia countryside, Infinity Downs Farm is home to numerous concerts, festivals, and events each year. The Blue Ridge Bowl is the centerpiece of the venue, including one of Nelson County’s premier amphitheaters and event fields. The site also offers great trail access and camping options.

ADA Accessibility

One of The Festy’s focuses this year is to make sure that we are a fully accessible festival for all who want to join. Our Car Camping area has a designated ADA area at the front of the Green Field, in close proximity to the Main Stage and food vendors. Shuttle service will be provided throughout the site for patrons who do not choose to camp in the designated ADA area. If you need any extra accommodations or have any feedback please reach out to info@theartistfarm.com and we will discuss what’s possible.

Car Camping

Car Camping is now located in the Green Field behind the Main Stage. Your vehicle pass allows access for one (1) vehicle to the Car Camping zone, where your campsite and car are together. All guests within the vehicle require Camping: Weekend Festival Access. Car Camping plots are 20' x 20' and are intended for tent and in-bed truck campers only. Due to venue safety regulations, all RVs and tow-behind trailers must be in the RV Camping zone. If you need to bring an extra vehicle overnight, Camping Companion Vehicle parking is available for purchase.

Family Camping

Love your kids AND love The Festy? Bring the kids along! We took your feedback and are continuing to develop a Family Camping zone in the quiet grove between the Green Field and the High Field. The Family Camping Vehicle Pass includes access for one (1) vehicle with nearby camping. Family Camping is exclusively for those with families and those looking for early mornings and early nights during the festival. Quiet hours are observed and enforced. All guests within the vehicle require Camping: Weekend Festival Access. Due to venue safety regulations, all RVs and tow-behind trailers must be in the RV Camping zone.

Forest Camping

Shade. That’s the magic of Forest Camping. Leave your car behind and find an awesome place to crash in the the forest. The Forest Camping Vehicle Pass allows access for one (1) vehicle to the Forest Camping Parking Lot and access to the adjacent to Forest Camping zone. All guests within the vehicle require Camping: Weekend Festival Access. Plots within Forest Camping are first-come, first-served. There are no guaranteed plot sizes nor assigned spaces. If you need to bring an extra vehicle overnight, Camping Companion Vehicle parking is available for purchase.

RV Camping

We are fortunate to have on-site electricity which allows for fewer generators running during the festival. RV Options are available with either no power, 30 AMP, and 50 AMP hookups. Only RVs with on-board generators will be permitted to use them. No exterior generators are permitted per local fire department regulations. Your RV must fit into a 20’x50′ space including slides or awnings. Please arrive at the festival with a full water tank since refills will not be available. Shuttles will also be available between RV Camping and the Blue Ridge Bowl. Each RV ticket includes one complimentary grey/black water tank dump upon exit from the festival. All guests within the RV require Camping: Weekend Festival Access. If you need to bring an extra vehicle overnight, Camping Companion Vehicle parking is available for purchase.

Community Events

Why wait until October when you can have The Festy Experience now? Come hang out at The Festy’s summer event series, which will feature unique live performances by Festy bands, fun family activities, and craft local food and beverages. Each event features FREE Festy swag, sweet deals from our local partners, and a chance to win weekend tickets to The 8th Annual Festy Experience Oct. 5-8, 2017. Come connect with The Festy community at these upcoming events:

The Festy Presents: Bluegrass Brunch

Starting June 3rd, come join the Festy community each Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Studio IX & Carpe Cafe (969 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA) for a taste of The Festy Experience. Enjoy a pint of Blue Ridge Bucha, Snowing In Space Nitro Cold Brew, Carpe Donuts, and breakfast bagels. Kids activities will be provided by Little Planets. And of course there will be live Bluegrass!

Each Bluegrass Brunch will kick off with FESTY FAMILY YOGA presented by Bend. 10:00am-10:45am Saturdays. Name your price. All proceeds will support Common Ground. See you there!

The Festy Presents: The Infamous Stringdusters at the Lime Kiln Theater

Speaking of experience! On Thursday, July 21st come hang out with The Infamous Stringdusters and The Festy Community for your favorite bluegrass bands’ evening of music at the legendary Lime Kiln theater (607 Borden Road Lexington, VA). Doors 6:30pm, Show starts at 8:00pm. Buy Tickets to Support Lime Kiln

Contact Us

Questions? Contact us at:

General Inquiries:    info@theartistfarm.com  |  434-220-4000

Media:    Erin@Dreamspider.net  |  828-776-6248

Applications

Would you like to help us produce an amazing experience? Please fill out the relevant form and we will be in touch!