Here are some Frequently Asked Questions we field here:

#1.  Water/Electric Sites. 

The fairground has a limited number of water/electric sites.  Protocol from the start of the festival has always been to give the campers who camped last year the first opportunity to book their exact same water/electric site.  Those campers are required to make their reservation by May 1st in order to avoid losing their site. On average the return rate of campers is 90-95%.

After May 1st, if there are open water/electric sites, we give the first opportunity to book those sites to the RV’s who were Dry Camping last year and would like water/electric; a move up if you will. Electric sites are an additional $30.00 if one becomes available.

In addition to the water/electric sites, we have numerous sites without water/electric (Dry Camping) where you are allowed to bring a small, quiet, portable generator to run 3 times a day for preparing food and cooling down and filling up your water reserve tank.  We have many open Dry Camping sites for RV’s, no matter how big.

We wish we had more water/electric sites open, but unfortunately we don’t. Historically people who want a water/electric site start by Dry Camping first so that they can move up to water/electric when one becomes available.

#2.  Returning Campers

We often get requests for people to change their camp site so they can be next to someone they want to hang out with.  I am always willing to try, but I cannot move returning campers off their sites if they don’t want to move. We will certainly ask but we can’t guarantee.

 #3.  Tent Campers

The festival has a lot of room for people who want to tent.  Each site is approximately 10X15 and allows up to 6 people and a car.

Camping while at the Great American Irish Festival is an event all its own! Leave the worries of driving behind and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow campers.

General Information: All persons purchasing camping passes are required to contact Camping Coordinator Dan McNamara at: to reserve your specific site. Certain areas will be designated as quieter than others. Showers are available in the morning in the blue bathroom building (near main gate).  A dump station is available upon leaving.

Check in: Begins at noon on Friday, July 26, 2019
Check out: By 6 P.M. Sunday evening, July 28, 2019

Camping Prices*: 

  • $70 for a Tent
  • $80 for an RV/Camper

Tenting tickets available HERE

RV Tickets available HERE

RV tickets will be available May 1st.

*Please note: Your campsite pass DOES NOT include admission to the event.

In order to ensure that all our campers enjoy the full experience, we’ve put together these simple rules for camping courtesy:

1.  When you arrive at the fairgrounds, please let the parking attendant know you are camping.  Go straight through the main gate straight down the roadway until you reach camping registration on your right.  Pull up as far as possible and give your name, license plate number and cell phone number to the volunteers and they will give you a parking permit and further direct you to your designated area. Bring your confirmation with you.

2. Changing sites is prohibited unless approved by the Camping Chairman

3. NOISE: We expect that there will be some noise for a reasonable amount of time after the show ends. However, we will expect and enforce absolute quiet between the hours of 1 AM and 7 AM. Please show courtesy and respect for other campers.

4.  Maximum site occupancy is six (6) people, and (1) Camper or Tent.

5.  There are to be NO fires on the fairgrounds.

6.  Display your parking permit in your RV or car window (for others).

7.  No fireworks.

8.  No pets.

While we have a very cooperative and cohesive group of campers, many of whom have been with us for many years, there are always a couple people who can’t behave themselves when away from home.  To that end, please be advised that any criminal activity will be promptly and swiftly addressed and prosecuted.  We ask for your cooperation in maintaining a top-notch camping experience at the festival.  Please advise our staff of anything that should be addressed. 

If you have any questions during the festival, please stop by Camping Registration or the Information Booth at the Main Gate.

For further camping questions, contact

The McNamaras, GAIF Camping Chairs