Festival Guidelines

The information provided here is designed to make your experience at the High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival as pleasant and trouble-free as possible.



  • Four-day Festival Pass: $70 through May 31; $85 June 1 and after
  • Thursday evening concert: $15
  • Friday Pass: $40
  • Saturday Pass: $45
  • Sunday Pass: $25
  • Student tickets available at the gate for $10 per day; valid student ID required
  • Children 12 and under accompanied by adult admitted free


Tickets On Sale

Tickets on sale December 1, 2017

Ticket Outlets

WESTCLIFFE: Candy's Coffee, 106 S. 2nd St., 719-783-9516



See the Schedule link for Main Stage and Workshops schedules.



The Bluff and Summit Park, S Adams Blvd, Westcliffe, Colorado.
Westcliffe is at the junction of Colorado Highways 69 and 96.


Parking: Entering The Festival Grounds

  • Day parking is available at no charge on the festival grounds. Enter at the end of Main Street. Parking attendants will direct you to a parking place. If no attendant is on duty, follow signs to a designated parking area.
  • If you are planning to camp in the RV and tent camping area, enter the Main Lot to the left just to the west of (behind) the Westcliffe Supermarket. If the Main Lot is full you will be directed to Lot 2 across the street.


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Be Prepared

  • Weather in these parts in mid-July is normally quite warm during the day and cool at night. Plan on highs around 80 and lows of 45-55.
  • Westcliffe sits at an altitude of 7,888 feet so the effect of the sun in our thinner air can be intense. Please bring protective clothing and sunscreen.
  • In the summer, afternoon thunderstorms are always possible and it can get quite windy here, so it's a good idea for you to have rain gear and warmer clothing at hand if needed.



  • No coolers may be brought into the performance areas.
  • No glass containers can be brought into the performance areas.
  • Smoking is not allowed inside the performance area. (A smoking area just outside will be established depending on whether fire restrictions are in effect.)
  • Pets will be allowed in a designated section of the camping areas and a surcharge for each pet will be levied. Pets must be leashed at all times and are not allowed in areas other than the designated section of the camping area.  If you need to board your animal, please see the Camping page for local kennel options.
  • All types of fireworks and open fires are strictly prohibited.



  • As a festival attendee, you are required to wear a wristband identifying the day you are attending or identifying that you hold a four-day pass.
  • Wristbands must be worn at all times; they can't be unsealed. Do not cut them off until the festival (or festival day) is over.
  • Wristbands that have been cut will not be valid for re-admittance to the festival.


Venue And Setting

  • The site is on a bluff overlooking the Wet Mountain Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The Main Stage will be under a large oval tent. Additional tents will house the "beer garden", merchandise sales (performer CDs and t-shirts), space for additional seating, and space for Custer County Clinic staff.
  • The Workshop Stage will be placed in the banquet room at Cliff Lanes, across the street from the festival site.
  • Portable restrooms and hand-washing stations will be placed on the grounds and in the camping areas.


Camping Arrival And General Guidlines

Please see our Camping page for more details or reserve your camp site now

  • A camping fee of $20 per site will be charged covering your entire festival stay (Thursday night thru Sunday) to be paid on entering the festival grounds if not paid in advance.
  • Camping opens at noon on Thursday, July 7th and campers must exit the campground no later than 10:00 am Monday, July 11th.
  • Camping is on a first come, first served basis but there is plenty of space.



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