Base Camp will run during the following times.  Please note that Sunday’s show is a daytime show.

Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th
Doors: 4:30pm
Performances: 5:00pm-10:30pm

Sunday, May 1st
Doors: 11:30am
Performances: 12:00pm-5:30pm

Yes! There are several additional daytime experiences in and around Highlands that can be enjoyed each day before Base Camp begins, including Bearfoot in the Park and Hike & Mic excursions. More information on these experiences is coming soon.

Yes, kids are welcome, but please know the music will be loud and there will be alcohol being served.  Kids 10 and under are free.

Casual. This event is outdoors and is rain or shine. Please dress for forecasted weather. This is a farm and there are no paved areas so dress shoes are strongly discouraged (especially if the ground is wet).

Highlands is located approximately 2 hours from Atlanta, Greenville, and Asheville. Get directions here.  Base Camp is located at Winfield Farm, 250 Winfield Farm Road, Scaly Mountain, 28775 . There is parking available onsite, and we highly recommend carpooling or taking the complimentary shuttles running from Kelsey-Hutchinson Park.

There are a variety of hotels, inns and rental homes available in Highlands.  Don’t delay as inventory can be limited! You can browse options here.

Base Camp is an outdoor-only area and music acts will happen rain or shine. Please be prepared for forecasted weather. Should major weather arise, such as lighting or high winds that threaten the safety of fans, artists or crew, the Festival reserves the right to delay or cancel the show.  All ticket holders will be contacted via email or SMS text should this occur. Daytime excursions will be weather contingent.

On site parking is available but limited at Winfield Farm located at 250 Winfield Farm Road, Scaly Mountain, NC 28775.  Should you choose to drive, PLEASE carpool and have a designated driver.

Bear Shadow is offering complimentary shuttles to and from Highlands on April 29-May 1 starting daily at 4pm on Friday and Saturday and 11am on Sunday. These shuttles will be leaving from Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park. 

Unfortunately, there is no Uber or Lyft available in Highlands. If you prefer private car service, you can contact: Mountain Motorcoach. We will continue to post private car options as they become available.

All ticket holders will have their ticket scanned at the entrance to the events.  3-Day ticket holders will be given ONE wristband for the weekend.  Do not take or cut this wristband off.  Replacements will not be given.

Your wristband allows you into the event once. You cannot leave and re-enter.

Do not lose your wristband – these are not replaceable. Individuals not wearing a wristband will not be allowed entry, no exceptions. The plastic security lock on the wristband is a one-way lock. Do not play with this lock to tighten the band too much. No wristbands will be replaced.

  • Ticket
  • Government issued photo ID
  • Camping chair and/or blankets for seating.
  • Cash/Card for additional food or merchandise
  • Empty water bottle for beverages
  • Appropriate clothes for forecasted weather. This is a rain or shine event.

  • Pets
  • Coolers
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Illegal drugs
  • Cigarettes – this is a non-smoking event

Please email us at info@bearshadownc.com. See YOU at Bear Shadow!

Bear Shadow is committed to providing a safe event for everyone in attendance. The health and safety of our patrons, staff, and vendors are our top priorities. Therefore, with rising COVID concerns, a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result is required to attend the festival.

While there will not be on-site camping offered at Bear Shadow 2022, Van Hook Glade Campground is the nearest campground, located only 20 minutes away from Base Camp. Get more information on weekend accommodations here.