- Bring and wear your sunscreen during the Festival-avoid sunburn.
- Bring and wear appropriate footwear-avoid cut feet and twisted ankles.
- There are three medical facilities on the grounds of the Festival (see site map).
- The medical booth in the concert area handles minor situations such as headaches, quick Band-Aids, heartburn, sunburn, bug bites, and so on. It is also the triage area for more serious injuries such as sprains & strains, cuts and bruises.
- More serious injuries are sent back to a larger medical tent in the service area on the concert grounds.
- The two medical facilities in the concert area are open from 10 a.m. to midnight, when the concert side of the Festival is in operation.
- The medical tent in the campgrounds is open 24 hours a day from Thursday at 10 a.m. (when the campground officially opens) until 9 a.m. Monday. It is located along the main road near Camping Headquarters.
- All Festival medical facilities are staffed by highly trained physicians and nurses, some of whom are certified emergency room physicians. Medical personnel are qualified to manage a myriad of situations, both minor and major, and help is provided on site. Complicated or major problems will be sent to facilities off site, as will cases deemed less serious but worthy of further diagnosis or treatment.
- If you are coming to the Festival for the weekend, and you are using a prescribed medication, remember to bring enough for the entire time you will be away from home. If you know you are allergic or prone to anaphylactic reactions to things that may be on a farm (for example, hay or bee stings or other bug bites), we recommend that you bring your own EPI pen and carry it with you while walking around. If you wear medic-alert bracelets or necklaces, be sure to wear them at Festival; do not leave them home. Medical personnel can arrange for refrigeration of medication if necessary. If you are bringing medication that requires refrigeration, please stop at one of the medical areas when you arrive at the Festival. Be sure your medication has your name clearly written on it. It is also useful to bring to Festival the name and telephone number of your physician, as well as the name and telephone number of someone to contact who is not at the Festival.
- All volunteers are required to file a Medical Card with physicians and contact information.
Over 6,500 people camp for the weekend at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Camping is by weekend pass only and you must have a camping ticket to enter the campgrounds. The campground has designated areas for both light camping (tents) and heavy camping (recreational vehicles), which are in two separate areas of the campground. In 1997 we created a “quieter” Camping Area for families and those who want less partying. This is within the light camping area.
The campground parking lot opens at 10am on Thursday of Festival and closes at Noon on Monday Post-Fest. Entrance to the campground is by wristlet and everyone, even children, must have a wristlet. Wristlets may be obtained upon arrival at the camping gate entrance and presentation of an All-Fesitval with Camping ticket. The Festival will run an equipment-only tractor shuttle sporadically around a prescribed route on the campground road from 10 am to 8 pm, Thursday through Friday of the Festival. On Wednesday and Thursday, special shuttles (which turn into a special shuttle escort for ticket holders) will circle the campgrounds to assist in shuttling items. This is not a guaranteed service, but one provided at no charge when the service is available. This is an adjunct to the shuttle that runs from the parking lot to the Camping Gate.
Campers are responsible for loading and unloading all equipment. The route will be posted at the Camping Gate. The tractor will remain on the road within the campgrounds and will not go to individual campsites. This is a service to campers; the Festival is not responsible for loss or damage to equipment. It is not possible to reserve a campsite. In addition, you may not mark off a large site to accommodate other people. If you plan to camp with a group, your group must arrive together or you must bring and erect all the tents for the group.
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Disabled Access: The Festival tries to accommodate all patrons. It should be noted, however, that we are a temporary site, created just for the weekend. The ground is rough – it is a working farm the rest of the year, and our space is limited. If you feel as if you need additional assistance to attend the Philadelphia Folk Festival or have additional questions, please reach out to our Festival Director at email@example.com.
THE LIGHTING OF FLYING LANTERNS IS PROHIBITED ON THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS. Doing so creates a safety hazard to the local community.