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5th Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival Sept. 5th-8th 2019

September 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - September 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

5th Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival Sept. 5th-8th, 2019 at the Cool Whisper Farm in N. Hillsdale, NY features traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, cajun and contra music. A family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dance tent, hands-on instrument workshops led by world-class musicians, instrument and band contests, Hudson Valley farm-to-table food, libations, and exceptional national & regional acts on our main, dance, & workshop stages.  http://www.oldtonemusicfestival.com

Dancers, Pickers & Music Lovers of all ages Welcome! Camp all weekend or come for the day!

Kids 12 and under get in Free! 13-17 year-olds are $15/day or $30 for full weekend with camping!


RVs: Read below to see if you need an RV ticket in addition to your festival and camping passes.

 2019 TICKET PRICES:      

Limited Early Bird Tickets Available Feb 8th – May 6th

  • FOUR Day Festival Ticket – $80 (Does Not Include Camping)

  • Upper Camping & Full 4 Day Fest $130

  • Lower Camping Full 4 Day Fes $100

  • Upper Camping RV/Trailer Pass $40

  • Thursday Only $20

  • Friday Only $30

  • Saturday Only $38

  • Sunday Only $15


Limited Fat Bird Tickets Available May 7th – Aug 23rd             

  • FOUR Day Festival Ticket- $95 (Does Not Include Camping)

  • Upper Camping & Full 4 Day Fest $150 (if available)

  • Lower Camping Full 4 Day Fest  $120

  • Upper Camping RV/Trailer Pass $45

  • Thursday Ticket $25

  • Friday Ticket $35

  • Saturday Ticket $45

  • Sunday Ticket $20


Limited Gate Tickets Available Aug 24th on                 

  • FOUR Day Festival Ticket- $140 (Does Not Include Camping)

  • Upper Camping Full 4 Day Fest $200 (if available)

  • Lower Camping Full 4 Day Fest $170

  • Upper Camping RV/Trailer Pass $60

  • Thursday Ticket $30

  • Friday Ticket $40

  • Saturday Ticket $60

  • Sunday Ticket $25



  • Kids & Youth Tickets (Available all year)

  • Kids 12 and Under are free with an adult ticket-holder

  • 13 to 17 years need a Youth Day Ticket ($15) or a Youth Camping Pass ($30)



  • Full Access pass to the green room backstage artist food and beverage area

  • $125 on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. (Only six available each day!!)     

  • *Note: Green Room Passes are additional to your festival ticket. You must purchase a festival ticket for the day you are using your Green Room pass.



FULL, CAMPING & DAY TICKETS ARE LIMITED, We do expect that they will sell out !


This year we are offering different options for tickets. Please pay attention to the new ticket types.  Those wishing to camp at Oldtone this year must choose which camping ground the wish to be in!

FOUR DAY Festival Ticket – (does not include camping!) Great savings for day trippers using day parking and looking to come for all or most days of the festival.

Upper Camping Full 4 Day Fest Ticket – Each festival attendee who is camping needs a camping ticket. This gets one Adult and one vehicle into the Upper Campground located around the Main Stage.  Space is very limited and these will sell out. Along with your vehicle, a small camper or pop-up trailer is permitted with this ticket. Those campers or trailers OVER 18 FEET long must also purchase the “Upper Camping RV/Trailer Reservation” with both your Full Festival and Upper Camping tickets if you want your trailer in the Upper Camp Ground. Please see below for details under the heading: Those Bringing RVs or Camper Trailers.  Most of the terrain is hilly, but this is where the action is! There is no quiet camping here, but we do have a small (no big RVs) family camping area set aside for those with young children.  There is potable water, a handicap camping area in this campground. There are porta-potties in both campgrounds. This year we aim to park cars and campers in a way to give folks a better view of the stage!  Please note: due to the hills in the campground, if we experience any inclimate weather, the Festival or Fire Company reserves the right to deny access or exit to and/or from this campground when safety becomes an issue.  

Lower Camping Full 4 Day Fest Ticket – Each festival attendee who is camping needs a festival ticket and a camping ticket. This gets one Adult and one vehicle into the Lower Campground located in the lower hayfield.  Along with your vehicle, a small camper or pop-up trailer is permitted with this ticket. Those campers or trailers over 18 feet long DO NOT need a “Camping RV/Trailer Reservation” and are free to camp in this camp ground at no extra fee.  Lower camping is connected to the Main Festival area via a 0.2 mile foot/golf cart path through the rolling farm fields. There are golf cart shuttles that provide assistance during busy hours. There is potable water, a handicap camping area and porta potties in both the upper and lower campgrounds.  Half of the lower campground is also “Quiet Camping.” This campground has the most level ground and is great for RVs!

Day Tickets– Good for one day at time, Day Ticket holders may only park in the Day Parking Lot                                                                   

Kids-12 and Under Always Free!  Youth Day Ticket: $15 (13-17 year olds), Youth Camping Ticket: $30 (13-17 year olds) covers youth entrance to both Upper and Lower Campgrounds.  There is official Quiet Camping in “Lower Camping” that all RV sizes are permitted to camp in. There is also a very small first-come first-serve family camping area in “Upper Camping” near the Stage.  No large RVs are permitted here. Only pop-ups, small 18-foot-and-under trailers are permitted in this area.

Those Bringing RVs or Camper Trailers- This year there will be a limited number of RV/Camper space reservations for the Upper Campground. If your RV, Camper or Trailer is longer than 18’ feet you MUST buy that ticket or we will NOT let you into the Upper Campground. There is no RV reservation or charge for RVs/Trailers, or Campers over 18 feet long who want to camp in the lower campground.   Also new this year, these rigs will have three reserved areas in which they can be parked in Upper Camping. These are the most level and safest areas for big rigs. One is located on the very top of the hill overlooking the stage area, along the tree line, one is on the side of the mainstage area next to the merch tent. The other is just inside the main entrance off to the side away from the stage.  All space is first-come first-serve. All RVs and Trailers must park in the same orientation as instructed by Oldtone Parking Staff. Because it gets very crowded in this area on the hill, we ask you to help us keep everyone safe and follow directions and rules! RVs entering the festival after sunset, or during rain or inclimate weather may or may not be able to enter the campgrounds. This will be an Oldtone staff game-time decision.  Please plan to get there early it you have a rig! There are no hooks-up, but pump-out service is available for a fee of $40. Small generators may be used for a brief time from 11am to 12:30pm only (the festival may suspend this privilege at anytime if noise becomes too loud).

Those with Disabilities There will be reserved space with handicapped bathrooms located in both campgrounds.  We have reserved day-parking space for those in need behind the main stage and in the day parking lots. We also have golf cart shuttles at peak times between the parkings lots and Lower Camping to the Main Fest area.          

See updated lineup and festival info at: http://www.oldtonemusicfestival.com

Camping Festival gates will open Thursday at noon on Sept 5th and close Sunday at 5pm on Sept 8th.

The Daily Festival Gate/Day Parking Lot hours are:

  • Thursday Noon-12:00am

  • Friday 9am-12:00am

  • Saturday 9am-12:00am

  • Sunday 9am-5pm




Are tickets transferable?

YES Tickets are transferable! There are No refunds for any ticket, but you may sell or give your ticket to another person. If you experience difficulty with transferring your ticket to another person via the Eventbrite site, please email us at: INFO@OLDTONEMUSICFESTIVAL.COM, with “Ticket Transfer Request” in subject line


If I buy a ‘Camping Ticket’, and don’t camp, can I use the day parking lot?



Do I need to purchase an RV Reservation if I want to camp in the lower campground?

No, you do not need the additional RV pass for lower camping, only if you want to be in the Upper Campground.



We are arriving w/ a 18′ RV and 4 adults and we want to camp in the upper campground. What tickets should we purchase?

You will need 4 Upper Camping Tickets, and 1 RV/Trailer Reservation for Upper Camping.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

ID is required, Kids 12 and under get in Free! Ages 13-17: $15 Day ticket, $30 Full Camping, and all attendees 18 years of age and over must have a ticket to enter the festival.


What are my parking options getting to the event?

Day Parking is available with “Day Tickets” and “Full 4 Day Festival Tickets”.  A “Camping Ticket” allows you to park your Car or RV (your RV may require a ticket reservation for “Upper Camping”, there is limited space!) in either the Upper or Lower Camping fields.


What can/can’t I bring to the event?

See Festival Rules at: http://www.oldtonemusicfestival.com


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?



Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Yes!  Please contact info@oldtonemusicfestival.com to request that service, tickets are non-refundable!  The shows go on rain or shine! We do not offer refunds in the event of inclement weather before or during the event.


September 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
September 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Cool Whisper Farm
1011 County Road 21
North Hillsdale, NY 12529 United States
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