Before you get to Bear Shadow Base Camp

We thank you for your interest in Bear Shadow and the Base Camp concerts at Winfield Farm, located at 250 Winfield Farm Road, Scaly Mountain, NC.  Please know that this will not be a concert experience that is “normal” or what you are accustomed to.  We need everyone’s help in complying with rules and regulations to make this a safe experience for all and allow us to bring back live music in April.

After purchasing your COVE (tickets) and prior to your show date, we will email you with detailed information to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to Bear Shadow, including a reminder of driving directions, on site parking, car service providers and complimentary shuttle options.  There is parking onsite, but we highly encourage you to carpool with your COVE mates and have a designated driver.   We will also be offering complimentary continuous shuttles leaving from Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park in Highlands starting at 4pm, April 23-25th.  There will be Macon County police on site and directing traffic.

Tickets for Base Camp music must be purchased as a COVE—not as individual tickets. Upon purchasing your cove, you will receive your tickets, but will not have your cove number assignment.  Your assigned cove numbers will be emailed to you at a later date prior to your event.  COVES/tickets will be allocated based on best available at the time of purchase. When you receive your tickets, you will be able to download and email the individual tickets to the people coming with you. If each guest has their tickets separately, that will allow them to check in without the person who made the original cove purchase. We encourage you to choose your “COVE family” carefully as you’ll be in close proximity for the entire evening.

When you get to base camp

Upon arrival at Winfield Farm our staff will greet you safely in face masks and gloves. Please have your electronic or printed ticket ready for everyone in your car so they can be scanned. Staff will then ask each ticket holder a list of Covid 19 questions that all attendees are required to answer. We recommend you take your own temperature prior to arriving at Bear Shadow. After completing the questionnaire, our staff will take and document each ticket holder’s temperature. If you have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit and/or do not pass the questionnaire, you will not be allowed on the premises. We will refund you for your ticket but you will be required to leave immediately.

Face masks are required to be worn any time you’re outside of your vehicle or your cove, so please mask up before exiting your vehicle. There will be complimentary face masks available should you forget yours.  Please make your way to the main gate as soon as you are given permission by the staff for festival entry.  Bear Shadow staff will be positioned to help show you to your cove. Please help your cove family members to remember to wear their masks if they leave the cove.

If you purchased a GA COVE, please bring your own lawn/outdoor chairs/blankets for setaing.  You will need to carry your chair to your cove. VIP Coves will be provided seating.  We do not allow any firearms/weapons of any kind at Bear Shadow.  No outside food or drink is allowed.  We will pre-stock all coves with the following to minimize the need of purchasing concessions upon arrival.


  • (2) Bottled waters for all members
  • (1) craft beer for all members
  • Food Trucks and festival bars will be on site.  Covid Compliance Officers will be enforcing mask wearing and social distancing for the lines.
  • We will offer free bottled water during the event
  • Trash and recycling containers


  • (2) Bottled Water for all members
  • Craft beer, spirits, and 1 bottle of red and white wine
  • Cups
  • Clean Ice
  • Seating for designed amount of cove members
  • Designated servers for food and beverage for duration of concert
  • Trash and recycling containers

All walking paths have ample space to allow for social distancing. Each row will be clearly labeled along the footpath and each cove will be clearly labeled with the info on your tickets. Our staff will be along the way to help you find your cove.


Please note that once the show is over each row will be directed by our security and staff to exit one at a time. We will be making announcements from the stage to help with your departure. Please stay in your cove until your row is asked to leave. Make sure to wear your masks when leaving and take all of your belongings with you.  Please get home safely and we appreciate your cooperation!