Festival FAQ

Covid Policy for John Hartford Memorial Festival 2022

The John Hartford Memorial Festival is very concerned with your health and safety. As we get closer to June 2022 a policy regarding Covid 19 will be developed with current information, publicised and implemented at the festival.

When Do Tickets Go on Sale?

Tickets for the 2022 John Hartford Memorial Festival will go on sale around December 1, 2021

How do I get my band booked to play?

Drop us a line!

Where is the festival located?
Lawerence County Recreational Park 99 Moore Ln. Springville IN 47462
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Who do I call about camping at the festival?
Camping questions may be answered by visiting our camping page. 
When can I show up?
N/A at this time.

What are the gate hours? What if I arrive really late/early?
N/A at this time.

I'd rather not camp on site, do you suggest a local hotel?

Do I get my money back if it storms?
This festival is rain or shine. No refunds. Come prepared for all four seasons.

What about showers?
Free 24 hour hot showers.

Where is the closest place to get supplies and groceries?
We will have ice and fire wood on site. There are multiple small stores 5 miles away on 37.

Can I empty my RV holding tanks on site?
The park has dump stations for RVs.

May I bring my own golf cart or ATV?,
Yes, you may bring your own golf cart, ATV’s and/or 4-wheeler. We will be registering all vehicles allowed into the park including these and requiring you to purchase a permit for each. A limited number of golf carts (both two and four passenger) will be available to rent in advance from Cunningham Golf Carts. If you would like to reserve a golf cart you must call them at 502.244.5807. Check our Guidelines page for our golf cart policies.

May I bring my own alcohol?
Yes, as long as you are 21+. Over intoxication may result in your removal from the premises. We will have a full bar on site and you must be 21+ to consume alcohol in Indiana.

May I bring my dog?
Good dogs are allowed and must be kept on a leash at all times. If your pet is disruptive you will need to remove them from the public. We expect you to pick up after your pet. 

What if I  lose something?
Lost and found will be at the artist merchandise tent. 

What about recycling?
We are a green festival. We know all too well the benefits that come from recycling. Keep checking back for more updated info.

I'd like to volunteer!
Keep checking back for info.

What will be going on besides concerts?
N/A at this time.

If you have any additional questions please drop us a line by using the contact section of this web site.


We have earned the title, “The Most Laid Back Festival in America” for a reason. This is the one festival where your entire family and pets, can gather in peace and ease. We have a good vibe feeling to go with our great music so here are a few basic guidelines we can all do that will ensure everyone has a great time.

Share the air- Smoking is a privilege, not a right. Fresh air is a right, so please, everyone, respect the air space of your non-smoking friends. We ask that there be no smoking in the seated concert areas. Please step away from others prior to lighting up.

Speaking of air space- for the safety and privacy of our campers, the use of drones during JHMF is strictly prohibited except by our authorized photographers.

Please, no glass allowed in the concert areas. This is for everyone's safety at present and in the future.

Festival chair policy and etiquette-  We will allow you to leave your chairs overnight in concert area. We ask that in exchange for having your chairs left in place that you allow others to sit in them if they are empty. If you are in someone else's chair please rise and thank them for allowing you to use their chair.

Recycle- Keep up the good work and use the bins and bags provided for all recyclables. Hey, rather than walk around or step over that trash on the ground, why not pick it up and put it in the can! Green and Clean leads to feeling really good! Yep, cigarette butts are litter too.

Friendly pets are to be kept on a leash at all times. Please pick up after your pet so nobody steps in it!

Alcoholic Beverages- Consumption by anyone under the age of 21 is strictly prohibited. Over indulgence will not be tolerated and could result in removal from the property.

Illegal Substances are not allowed anywhere on the festival grounds.

Golf carts are not to be operated by anyone under age 16.
Operating a golf cart or any other vehicle while under the influence or in a wreckless manner on festival grounds is strictly prohibited and could result in removal from the property. Headlights must be used on golf carts from dusk till dawn.


The physical location of the festival is:
99 Moore Ln. Springville, IN 47462 

 12 miles southwest of Bloomington

The park is located west of state highway 37 between Bedford and Bloomington.

Click the link below to download the campground map as a PDF file.