By now, you might be busy packing for Old Settler’s Music Festival, or, if you are coming for a single day, looking forward to seeing some great music. Thanks for coming. We hope you have a great time. Here’s a little information that you want:
Carpooling: Please consider carpooling – it will save you gas and free up needed space. If you need a ride, please use our ride share board. Folks that are driving out, please check our ride share board — maybe you could offer someone a ride and meet some new friends. If you arrive at the Salt Lick Pavilion later, you may be asked to park across the street in a paid lot — in other words, we pay for it — so we ask you to help us. The cost is $5/car, which helps defray the cost of the field.
What should you bring? Low backed chairs, blanket, acoustic instruments, warm clothes (it can get chilly in the Hill Country at night), sunscreen, sunglasses, and your smile.
What should you leave home? Umbrellas, pets, high backed chairs, drugs, weapons, fireworks, lanterns, anything in glass, and a bad attitude.
Can I bring my own food and beverages?
At Camp Ben McCulloch, you may bring all your food and beverages, although coffee, food and ice are available in the campground.
At the Salt Lick Pavilion, you may not bring in food and drink. We always have an eclectic and healthy assortment of food & drinks offered by quality vendors. Craft beer & Duchman wine are available to those with proper ID. You may bring two factory sealed bottles of water. You can refill those at our new filling station. Or bring an empty, bottle (not glass). If you have children who require special foods, that is allowed.
Speaking of children, children 12 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult.
What’s the weather going to be like? It’s supposed to be sunny, with temperatures in the low 80′s during the day and high 50′s to 60′s in the evening. There’s a slight chance of rain on Sunday. So bring sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear, and warm clothes for the evening. If you check the weather on your phone, enter “Driftwood” instead of “Austin.”
I can’t find my e-ticket. What can I do? Contact Frontgate tickets at 1-888-512-SHOW. They will be happy to resend your ticket. Please be sure to check in your spam or bulk file.
Where can I find more information about the schedule and artists? Check out our new apps for i-Phone and Droid. They have downloadable schedules, artist videos, photos and bios. Or go to our website. Or go to our schedule and download a pdf.
Where can I find information about box office hours and show times? Go to the ticketing page and scroll down.
Can I bring my camera? At the Salt Lick Pavilion, you may not bring professional photography equipment or cameras (anything with a detachable lenses) into the arena. Per some of our artists, there is no video recording of the performances.
Do I need a camping pass to go into the campground? Yes. For the preservation of the Old Settler’s campers’ experience, anyone entering the campground must have camping credentials to enjoy the overnight vibe. No daily visitors on Friday and Saturday will be allowed.
Can I reserve a camping spot either for my tent or for my RV?
No, camping spots cannot be reserved.
I’ve heard camping is sold out. Is there any other way for my friends to camp? It is true that the early bird gets the worm. The only camping passes still being sold are those for Platinum ticket buyers. A Platinum ticket gets you a camping pass, an rv pass, plus a whole lot more benefits. But we only sell a limited amount and we don’t have many of them left either.
What RV services are available?
For those that are already have RV/Trailer passes, there are electrical and water hookups scattered throughout the campground but NO sewer hookups or dump station. There will be a dump service truck onsite that will collect grey/black water for a fee. The company, Flow Bees Service, can be reached at 512-970-7874. Dumping waste water isn’t allowed.
If you do not have an RV/Trailer pass already, they are sold out. We will have to ask you to go to another campground.
Why do I have to ride the shuttle from Camp Ben to the Salt Lick Pavilion?
Please DO NOT attempt to walk the creek or cross the highway bridge on foot, day or night. It is UNSAFE and the neighbors are wary of strangers walking on their land. Camping is located just a few hundred yards down and across FM 1826. A convenient shuttle service will get you across the narrow bridge.
On Friday, the shuttle runs from 11 am to 1:30 pm. On Saturday, the bus runs from 8:30 am to 1:30 am. At midnight on Friday and Saturday, we do the famed “Midnight March” back to the campground-the Hays County Sheriff closes down the road for our crossing.
What makes the Old Settler’s vibe so good? You do! You truly care about the music and the community that has grown up around the festival. You are friendly and respectful to neighbors. Let’s continue to cultivate that vibe. Have a great time everyone!