FAQ

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.

Free shuttles will run continuously between Kelsey-Hutchinson Park and Winfield Farm. See schedule below. Limited on-site parking will be available for $20 per car, each day. Get your daily parking passes at the ticket page before they're gone.

We are offering complimentary round-trip shuttles from downtown Highlands to Base Camp Friday-Sunday. Shuttles will run continuously from Kelsey-Hutchinson Park and the Highlands Community Center in Highlands from 4:00pm – 11:00pm Friday and Saturday and from 11:00am - 6:00pm on Sunday. Shuttles will drop off/pickup guests directly at Base Camp gates.

 

  • Kelsey-Hutchinson Park is located on the 400 block of Pine Street, Highlands.
  • Highlands Community Center is located at 869 N. 4th Street.
  • Parking is very limited, so please carpool or walk from your lodging.
  • You will have to carry your belongings with you on the shuttle, so pack lightly and be courteous of other guests.

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 priority. As the COVID situation continues to evolve, our team is actively working with Macon County officials to ensure all County COVID requirements are enforced throughout the festival weekend. For up-to-date information on current protocols in Macon County, please visit https://maconnc.org/

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.

If you have a GA ticket, you will be able to purchase food from food vendors including:  Kinfolk, Backwoods Bakery, Smoking Good BBQ, Secret Garden, and Charcuterie Boards from Wanderview Hospitality.  There will be vegetarian options available for purchase.

If you have a VIP ticket, you can enjoy complimentary small plates from The Crafty Goat and  sweet treats from Chocolate Heaven and Secret Garden. You will also have full access to purchase from the food vendors in GA.

If you have a Platinum VIP ticket, you will enjoy special selections by The Indigo Road Hospitality Group each day. Oak Steakhouse, Maya, and Colletta are the restaurants being featured throughout the weekend. You will also have access to all VIP food vendors and to purchase in GA as well.

If you have a GA ticket, you can enjoy beer from Samuel Adams, Foothills Brewing, Lagunitas, and Sierra Nevada. Wine from Haye's Ranch, Bogle, Astica, and Line 39. Along with 14 Hands canned wine, Truly, Bevy Long Drink, and Sierra Nevada Tea. Non-alcoholic beverages include Methodical Coffee, Boxed Water, Coke Products, and Rebel Rabbit Delta-8 Seltzer.

If you have a VIP ticket, you can enjoy beer from Samuel Adams, Foothills Brewing, Lagunitas, and Sierra Nevada. Wine from Wente, Attitude, Juggernaut, and Rabble. Spirits from Tito's Vodka, George Dickel Bourbon, Seagram's 7, and Chemist gin. Along with 14 Hands canned wine, Truly, Bevy Long Drink, Loyal 9,  and Sierra Nevada Tea. Non-alcoholic beverages include Methodical Coffee, Boxed Water, Coke Products, and Rebel Rabbit Delta-8 Seltzer. As well as all products offered in GA.

If you have a Platinum VIP ticket, you can enjoy beer from Samuel Adams, Foothills Brewing, Lagunitas, and Sierra Nevada. Wine from Chateau Ste Michelle, Cuvaison, and Pol Roger. Spirits from Tito's Vodka, Bulleit Bourbon, Tequila, Seagram's 7, and Chemist gin. Along with 14 Hands canned wine, Truly, Bevy Long Drink, Loyal 9,  and Sierra Nevada Tea. Non-alcoholic beverages include Methodical Coffee, Boxed Water, Coke Products, and Rebel Rabbit Delta-8 Seltzer. As well as all products offered in VIP or GA.

*We ask that you please drink responsibly.  Please have a designated driver or take advantage of our free Festival shuttles to and from Highlands.  Bear Shadow reserves the right to remove any patron that is not drinking responsibly