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FreshGround 2015

FreshGround is a tent-camping field within easy walking distance (.7 miles; 12 minutes) to the festival, convenient to downtown merchants, bars, and restaurants. There’s a shuttle bus to ferry you when you need it.

For additional camping options click here.

FreshGround 2 Night Camping Pass:

$90 Tent Plot
$340 Show Sherpa

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For more information, call the MASS MoCA box office at 413.662.2111 x1 during regular business hours (10am – 6pm Sunday-Wednesday, 10am – 7pm Thursday-Saturday).

  • Check-in begins Friday, September 18, at 2pm.
  • Check-out is on Sunday, September 20, by 2pm, though your car may remain packed and locked at campsite until 7pm.
  • Space is limited and advance reservations are required. There are no refunds.
  • Although this is a basic, open-field tent site, there will be portable toilets, drinking water, and a self-monitored, donation-based cell phone charging station.
  • A basketball court and recreation field are nearby.
  • All camp services are provided by volunteers, and profits from FreshGround benefit the ROPES Youth Summer Programsfor local kids.

Important Details

  • General

    These are walk-in sites, so please be prepared to carry your belongings to your campsite.
    Plots and RV parking will be assigned in the order in which your reservation is made.
    Quiet, please: no generators 11pm–9am.

  • Space

    Each tent plot reservation includes one 15’ x18’ space, plus one parking space (either nearby or in the festival lots) for one non-RV vehicle
    A maximum of 4 people per plot is requested.

  • RV Plot

    Max length 24 feet
    No hookups

  • Tent Plot

    Maximum of 4 people per tent
    Only one tent permitted per plot

  • Not allowed

    No glass
    No illegal substances
    No open fires or fireworks (Coleman-type camp stoves permitted)

  • Security

    Please note: there will be limited on-site security, including 24-hour monitoring, but you are strongly advised not to leave valuables in tents, and to lock your cars. The City of North Adams and MASS MoCA will not be responsible for loss of valuables.
    For safety concerns, only registered campers displaying FreshGround tent site wristbands will be permitted onto the grounds.

  • Check-in

    Campers are sent reservation credentials, which you must present at the check-in entrance to the tent field.  The check-in information package will be sent approximately one month prior to the festival.


FreshGround Show Sherpa:

$340 for 2 Adults

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Ready for a hassle free camping experience? That’s exactly what you get when you stay with the Show Sherpa. The Show Sherpa will handle the heavy lifting; you just focus on the fun. Traveling with camping gear can be a huge pain, especially when flying. So leave that gear at home, because with the Show Sherpa, all you’ll need is your festival ticket and your dancin’ shoes.

Whether you arrive in the light of day or in the middle of the night, when you stay with the Show Sherpa your tent is waiting for you completely set-up, staked down, and ready for whatever the weekend (and weather) may bring.

It couldn’t be easier with the Show Sherpa. Check-in, toss your bags in the tent, and within minutes upon your arrival you’ll be on your way to the music. No more struggling with confusing tent poles, cheap tarps, and missing equipment. We’ve got you completely covered. And we offer much more than just tents.

All Sherpa packages include:

  • Large Eureka! tents with almost 7 feet of head room
  • Comfortable Eureka! camping cots
  • Eureka! lanterns that serve both as lantern and flashlight
  • Camping chairs
  • Plus all Sherpa Village amenities

Sherpa Village amenities:

  • Sherpa Village community shelters filled with Eureka! chairs
  • Community camp kitchen including a gas grill and camp stoves
  • French press coffee makers with complimentary coffee
  • Complementary ice (1 bag per day per rental)
  • Water coolers to fill your reusable water bottle for a day of dancin’!

Rate for The Show Sherpa at FreshGround for 2 nights (Fri/Sat) –  $340 for 2 adults includes:
Campsite for two nights plus pre-set 2-person Eureka Suite V6 or Copper Canyon 6 tent, 2 Eureka Camping cots, 1 Eureka lantern, 2 camping chairs

More info on The Show Sherpa HERE.

  • Check-in

    Campers are sent reservation credentials, which you must present at the check-in entrance to the tent field.  The check-in information package will be sent approximately one month prior to the festival.
    Check-in begins Friday, September 18, at 2pm.
    Check-out is on Sunday, September 20, by 2pm, though your car may remain packed and locked at campsite until 7pm.

  • Security
    Please note: there will be limited on-site security, including 24-hour monitoring, but you are strongly advised not to leave valuables in tents, and to lock your cars. The City of North Adams and MASS MoCA will not be responsible for loss of valuables.
    For safety concerns, only registered campers displaying FreshGround tent site wristbands will be permitted onto the grounds.
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