July 23rd - 26th, 2015

Better start stretching those festival muscles

, because this year’s Ossipee Valley Music Festival promises four full days of dance-tastic, family-friendly bluegrass, acoustic, country, and folk, from July 23 to 26.

Located in South Hiram, only 45 minutes west of Portland and 2.5 hours north of Boston, the Ossipee Valley Music Festival has been attracting international performers to Maine since 1999. Now, it’s one of the largest roots and americana festivals in New England, and features organic local food, free admission for kids 17 and under, and free tenting or RV’ing without hookups!

This year’s musical line-up includes The Travelin’ McCourys, The Lonely Heartstring Band, and International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductee Doyle Lawson.

Further information about this year’s festival will be released at the end of February, when the renovated website goes live.
In the meantime, stay connected through our Facebook or buy yourself some tickets!

And remember, keep stretching. With this much fun coming your way, you’ll want to be ready.

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Become a Vendor at the 2015 Ossipee Valley Music Festival!

The Ossipee Valley Music Festival would like to invite you to join our team as a vendor from Thursday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 26th, 2015.

If you would like to be a vendor please email our vendor coordinator at vendors@ossipeevalley.com

Please include the following information in your email:

  1. Name, Business Name, Phone, Email
  2. Number of employees
  3. Description of your business

The festival actively seeks and promotes craft vendors who make their products, who are regionally sourced, and who have a friendly spirit towards other vendors.

The cost for a craft vendor is $125 for two people Thursday-Sunday. You can add up to two additional employees for $50/person. Any employees beyond the first four must purchase a festival ticket. Electricity is $10/day.

To plug in a personal RV in addition to your booth is $10 per day for hookups, and a $15 for a dumping fee.

How much is camping? Any specific rules?

*NOTE: We do not reserve sites ahead of time, everything is first come, first serve. We DO sell out of hookups by Friday night!

Pre & Post Festival (Sun July 19th-Wednesday July 22nd, Sunday July 26th on):

Festival Camping (Thur-Sun):

*Hookups are available on a first come, first serve basis. We DO sell out!

I have very young children, can I bring them?

Yes! We have music academy for kids age 8-15, and an arts and crafts program for all other kids! There is also quiet camping areas just for families, and a beautiful river to swim in. There is security personnel, and first aid workers on site 24/7. Ossipee is a family friendly event!

I love the festival SO much, I want to come early!

You can arrive starting on the Sunday before the festival. Pre-festival camping is $20/night/site.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes. But please follow these rules:

  1. Dogs are $5.00 per dog, per day!
  2. Absolutely no dogs are allowed in the concert or vending areas.
  3. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are never permitted to roam free while at the festival.
  4. You must clean up after your dog
  5. Dogs must be quiet in the camping areas.
  6. If we receive multiple serious complaints about your dog, you will be asked to permanently remove him or her from the festival.
  7. Dogs can be walked, if leashed, around the festival perimeter and in the camping areas. They can come to the swimming hole if they are on a leash.
  8. Use common sense. If you have an aggressive or loud dog, please do not bring him or her to a crowded music festival.

I am in a band, how do I apply to play at the festival?

Regional Artists, apply for Stage Too 2015!

Here is an opportunity for performers to bring their style of acoustic & roots music to a very special stage at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival. If you play music and you want to be heard... this is the place for you!

  1. Performers must send a recording of themselves (Mp3 and Video) performing their material to the address below.
  2. Submissions will be juried and the selection committee will notify entrants of their choices.
  3. Performers can play as a solo act or as an ensemble.
  4. Sets will be a maximum of 45 minutes.
  5. Music style or genre will not be limited but must be acoustic based.
  6. All performers will receive a complimentary 4-day pass to the festival, please note: Stage Too! performers do not receive additional passes (aka "guest list" passes).
  7. This is not a contest but the producers of the festival may request that an act perform on the main stage during the festival or at upcoming festivals.
  8. Professional sound and lighting will be provided.
  9. A table will be provided for Stage Too! Bands to sell CD's, T-shirts, etc.
  10. If you have questions please call: 508.221.1185 for information.

Please EMAIL (Mp3, video, website link) submissions to:

Chris Westerlund, Director of Stage Too Performances

w-c-w@comcast.net

We look forward to hearing you!

Are there showers & flush toilets on premises?

Yes, there are showers and flush toilets on premises. There are also portapotties available.

Will I receive a ticket in the mail?

No. We will have your name at the gate.

Yes, we needed a whole pop-up window to answer this question!

How much is a ticket?

Children under 18 are Free!

*Special Discounts apply for EarlyBird tickets, see here

How do I get to Hiram Maine?

We are located at the The Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds on South Hiram Road, S. Hiram, Maine. When you drive into town you will see blue "Music Festival" signs pointing the way. See map here.

**Google maps directions are incorrect! But type in directions to Cornish, Maine instead. Once you arrive follow the blue music festival signs**

Directions from the South & East...Boston/Portland: Take I-95 to Exit 47 for Route 25 West, then take Route 25 west to Cornish. Bear right on the South Hiram Road at Moulton Lumber Company The Fairgrounds are two miles down the road on the left.

Directions from the West...New Hampshire and Vermont: Take route 25 east to the village of Kezar Falls. Just before the bridge, turn left on Bridge Street - then right on Main Street (which becomes South Hiram Road at the town line). The Fairgrounds will be on the right.

Where can I get water and ice?

Ice is for sale at the front gate. Water is available for purchase at all four vendors. There are also spigots everywhere.

What are the rules about alcohol?

No alcohol in the audience. Coolers at your campsite are fine.