We HIGHLY recommend that you stay on site
for the duration of the festival to fully experience it!
The swimming hole by the main ritual area - the river is named the '8 Mile Brook'
What's the site like?
The farm is one of the few remaining working farms in Connecticut, and it's quite spacious with almost 400 acres! It's also beautiful. There are open fields, rolling hills, and woods stretching up into the mountainside. The main area of our festival looks more like a park than a farm, and there is a winding river that divides the main area from the parking and camping areas.
Yep, it's Camping Only. No Cabins - it's a farm. No picnic areas, no flush toilets, no grills, no electricity, no Gilligans. Real wildlife too.
We do have nice port-a-lets that are pumped daily and have hand sanitizer. We are looking for sponsors for gas fired camp showers.
If camping isn't your thing, please see our Travel & Lodging page. We recommend the Crown Plaza - our room block discount is only good until April 1st
We will provide fresh water for drinking purposes only, but you will need to bring your own camping equipment, food and gas grills (no charcoal). RVs are welcome in one camping area.
TAKE ALL YOUR TRASH WITH YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE & CLEAN YOUR AREA! NO CIGARETTE BUTTS PLEASE!
Not a Happy Camper?
Please see our Food & Lodging Page. Several hotels and B&Bs are within 10 miles and are as low as $100 a night. Many have weekend packages, and the Crown Plaza offers a discount for festival attendees. Register early since the rooms fill up quickly!
Never fear, turn to the right onto route 67 for Dunkin Donuts, a Subway, a bank, and restaurants. Just up the road from the site is the Southford Store (a deli) on the corner of 67 and 188.
Further up the road is Seymour - about 10 minutes away from the site in Oxford, which has a McDonalds, a big Super Stop & Shop, gas stations, a hardware store, a nursery, a diner, Chinese food and another Subway.
Southbury is also civilized - just turn left onto route 67 and travel toward 84.
Plan on bringing food with you. Pizza on Friday night and D&D Sunday Morning
Ground fires will be limited to prevent forest fires and to keep the earth sacred. Each campground will have their own central fire pit for warmth. Please bring gas grills only since charcoal is banned.
Porta-lets will be available (nice ones!), but there are no showering facilities so we suggest that you bring portable solar or propane heated camp showers. There is a swimming hole and a river which is usually reasonably warm (for May) to bath or swim in, but it is complete with wildlife since it is unpolluted. The bathing area of the river is in a gully by the old Camp 4 campground. Please use camping or other bio-degradable soap.
Attn to the unenlightened and city folk: please do not swim in the lake - stagnant water is only good for creepy crawlies and the things that eat them. Dig?
This year we will offer 1 campsites for all non-staff attendees. These are first come, first serve.
NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES ARE PERMITTED
AT ANY OF OUR EVENTS AT ANY TIME!
If you are caught, you will be escorted off the property
by the state troopers and banned from all future events!
NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED
IN MAIN AREA
PLEASE NOTE: An off-duty police officer will be on site this year, and we will be patrolling camping areas.
If you need rental equipment, please let us know and we will provide you with a local contact. It may not be delivered prior to set-up time.
Other Items to Bring
Don't forget a 30 ft ribbon for the Maypole, and masks, costumes and musical instruments for our Mummer's Parade! And bring DRUMS! Lots of them! There are NO noise limitations so we can play ALL night long.
This is a rain or shine event, so plan for everything. Don't forget that all our classes and concerts are held under large pavilions!
Oxford is at a high altitude, and the weather pattern is often different from the surrounding areas. For this time of year, the average daily temperature is 70 degrees, and the average nighttime temperature is 40 degrees. Since we began using this site 9 years ago, the weather has been much warmer (above 80) and it has also been colder (we have had frost) so plan for extremes. Wearing layers is recommended. Packing a plastic poncho couldn't hurt - we have been known to do ritual in the middle of a thunderstorm! No fair weather Pagans we!