How would you like to experience ongoing, continuous live music to get you through the weekend? Well you can do just that starting this Friday at Deer Run Camping Resort with the first annual Rocky Knob Folky Fest.
Rocky Knob Folky Fest is a three-day, nonstop music, arts, and camping festival that consists of 30 hours of live, continuous music. Experience the sounds from 35 or more live bands and performers who will be performing simultaneously on two stages set up and located within the camping resort.
Gates will open on Friday, May 15 at noon, with entertainment beginning around 3 p.m. The bands will continue playing well into the evening, concluding at midnight. Start your Saturday off with a delicious pancake breakfast that will be served between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., with gates opening officially at 10 a.m. Again, the fun-filled day will continue on through the midnight hour. Enjoy another hearty helping of flapjacks Sunday morning starting at 10 a.m. Then gates open officially at 11 a.m. and will remain open until the festival’s conclusion at 7 p.m.
In addition to ongoing music, other activities will be taking place at the campgrounds throughout this three-day event. Various kid-friendly activities will be available during the festival along with such pursuits as fireside jams, fishing in the cornhole, taking part in horseshoes, billiards, volleyball, miniature golf, and other activities, which you will find in the camp’s game room. You may also decide to take a hike along the Appalachian Trail.
There will be plenty of onsite arts and crafts vendors at the festival, giving you the opportunity to stop on by, browse a bit, and buy some great finds from a variety of available offerings. Just some of the vendors you will find include: Shining Crow Designs, Battlefield Brew Works, Turtle Hollow Pottery, Donna Berry Ford Candles, Paparazzi Jewelry, Custom Lathers, Vagabond Polish Soaps, LD Photography, Jillian Breneman Massage Therapy, Shane Speal Cigar Box Guitars, Chory Art, and many others.
There will be a great selection of food vendors as well, so you never have to worry about missing a good time in search of out-of-the-way eats. Food vendors will be onsite all day long during all three-day operations. Some delicious tastes you can expect come from Uncle Moe’s Soul Food, Himes Concessions, the Corn Crib, Cal’s Concessions, Rocky Knob Pig Roast, Popcorn Lady of PA, Tonya’s Mom, and Deer Run Camping Resort.
The Rocky Knob Folky Fest is produced by Bald Rob Experience and sponsored by Filson Water and Mt. Holly Pharmacy. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go towards Gettysburg Rocks! Admission to the festival on Friday is $10 in advance and $15 at the gates. On Saturday you pay $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Sunday’s price is $10 both in advance and at the gate. This is a per person fee and does not include the cost for onsite camping for those who are reserving a spot. Children under 12 may enjoy the event for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Also note, there is a $30 three-day pass available for this event.
The Rocky Knob Folky Fest will be held at Deer Run Camping Resort, 111 Sheet Iron Road, Gardners, PA 17324. For more information, call 717-486-8168 or visit www.rockyknobfest.com.