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Free Tent Camping With Weekend Pass

(or Paid RV Camping located 10 minutes away by car)


Are you interested in camping under the stars for a weekend celebration of music and community? Take in one of the last (best) outdoor experiences before summer wraps up for the year.


If you're tent camping, all you've got to do is purchase a weekend pass and bring along your tent—don't forget your camping gear!


If you're bringing an RV or camper, fully-serviced campsites are available offsite at nearby public campgrounds (booking fees apply, see bottom of page).



  • 2 NIGHTS of camping on Friday and Saturday—join the campground community and the lively parties and jam sessions (acoustic, unplugged only)!

Tent campers staying on festival grounds may arrive after 4:00 pm on Friday, August 23rd and leave by 4:00 pm on Sunday, August 25th. Tent campground entrance is on festival site and accessible through Festival Gate C.



  • The festival tent campground is located on the north end of the Cottonwood Acres site (main festival grounds on Highway 331) and features a water tap, firewood, fire pit, and restrooms—other than that, come prepared!!

  • Please keep jam sessions acoustic and unplugged (no speakers, amplifiers, or boom boxes). No obnoxious, disruptive behaviour or excessive noise will be tolerated.

  • All camping spots are first-come/first-served, so arrive early on Friday and pitch your tent to guarantee yourself a campsite. Quite a few camping spots are spread out around the grounds, but only a limited number exist.

  • Respect the campground and festival site, a private property generously donated by the landowners for use during the festival​​. Respect all other nearby properties as well, with no trespassing beyond fences.

  • This year, there are a limited number of camper van and pop-up trailer spots on the festival site, RESERVED for musicians/sponsors/volunteers ONLY. If you are a musician, sponsor, or volunteer, please email to reserve your spot (first come, first served).



















For campers looking to bring an RV, we'd recommend staying at one of two local serviced campgrounds (see below):


1) Island Park / PortageX Campground (map link here), located on Island Park in the heart of Portage la Prairie. 10 minutes from the festival site. Site amenities include 15/30-amp power outlets, water hook-up, and a dumping station behind Stride Place. $30/night full service; $20/night unserviced. Dozens of spots are currently available, and 20 spots are reserved for festival goers. To book, please call 204-857-3231. Ask to be put in WHOOP & HOLLAR RESERVED AREA, to camp with other festival goers.

2) Morrison’s Sports Park (map link here) located at the corner of Highways 13 and 331 near Oakville, with eight serviced spots available. 10 minutes east of the Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival grounds. Site amenities include potable water at main building, and campfire pits on site. Only $15/night for serviced camping ($10 unserviced). To book, please call Don Staples at 204-871-3227.

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