HOURS & ARRIVAL
Welcome Home Fest is held inside the Quiet Valley Ranch campground with performances at Threadgill Memorial Theater and the Chapel Hill stage. Campground access is included with every festival ticket. You will be issued a festival wristband at the Ticket Booth and must be wearing a valid festival wristband in order to enter any festival or ranch gate during the Festival.
Folks with a Thursday Early Arrival ticket may show up as early as 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12. Thursday Early Arrival tickets ($40) are available at the Ticket Booth for those who hold or purchase a Friday or Welcome Home Weekend ticket. The Ticket Booth is open Friday and Saturday 9am - 10pm; Sunday 9a - 4pm. Those arriving outside the open hours of the Ticket Booth should make prior arrangements with the Festival Office.
NO PETS* are allowed on the Ranch during the festival.
NO DRUMS are allowed during the festival.
NO FIREARMS OR CONCEALED WEAPONS.
NO STEREOS OR RECORDED MUSIC are allowed to be played in the campgrounds.
NO ONE UNDER 18 CAN BE ADMITTED WITHOUT PARENT OR GUARDIAN.
NO TOLERANCE for sexual misconduct or harassment.
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*Service Animals - Trained, certified "Service Animals" as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are allowed. However, "Emotional Support" animals ARE NOT covered under the ADA and therefore WILL NOT be allowed.
UNLOADING IN THE CAMPGROUND
Festival tickets include free parking in the main parking lot or B-lot, just across the street. (Parking in the campground requires a paid permit, see info below).
To unload/load a vehicle in the campground, a $40 (cash only) deposit is required for a Temporary Unloading Permit at the campground entrance (known as Mix Master). The $40 unloading permit is refundable provided your vehicle is driven out of the campground within two hours. Unloading/loading permits are non-refundable after two hours.
CAMPGROUND VEHICLES & TRAILERS
Folks without a reserved RV site, who would like to camp in a vehicle or trailer (or anything with an axle including pop-up, van, truck with camper shell, etc.) must purchase a Campground Parking Permit. A Campground Parking Permit allows for vehicles to come in and out of the campground gate and are valid for the whole WHF weekend. They can be purchased on the WHF Tickets page, or at the campground gate. Campground Parking Permits permits for rigs under 18ft. are $80 for the weekend; rigs longer than 18' are $100 for the weekend. There are no daily campground parking rates; parking in the campground for more than 2 hrs. requires a WHF Campground Parking Permit.
The campground is somewhat primitive (as compared to a state park) but is pleasurable if you are prepared. Reservations are not needed for tent camping. Simply set up anywhere in the campground you find an inviting space and feel comfortable. Quiet Valley Ranch is one of the easiest places in the world to make new friends. Simply respect each other and you will be in for the time of your life!
This is fairly rugged Hill Country terrain so dress comfortably. Shorts, t-shirts, a hat, and outdoor shoes usually do the trick. Be prepared for rain! Occasional thundershowers are common. Some good rain gear, both for your camp site and for your body can make a big difference!
We suggest you bring a shade canopy including the resources to secure it safely to the ground. The wind can pick up at times, please stake and tie down everything.
There are 92 RV sites in the campground (57 sites offer full hook-ups, 35 sites have water/elec only, no sewer). Advance reservations and restrictions apply; typically there is a waiting list for these sites for the Festival.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
Campers bring anything from the bare minimum to elaborate cooking gear. You are welcome to provide your own food beverages in the campground.
To reduce waste, no disposable cups are provided. You may bring your own cup or purchase a souvenir cup from the Kerrtry Store or our Merchandise Booth at Threadgill Theater.
Every day a variety of food and beverages are available from the KerrCafe and food trucks in the Threadgill Theater area. The Kerrtry Store serves tea, coffee, sodas and beer. This year the Kerrtry Store will feature Pint & Plow Brewing's Kerrtoberfest beer, as well as a few other beer selections. On Saturday afternoon from 4p-6p, Pint & Plow is sponsoring a happy hour in the Kerrtry Courtyard, including drink discounts and musical performances.
NO bottles, cans or ice chests are allowed in Threadgill Theater during the performances (please support us and our vendors!) They are permitted in the campgrounds. Ice is available for purchase in the campground at the Kerrtry Store.
WATER / ELECTRICITY
TOILETS / SHOWERS /
There are several areas throughout the campground that have access to 110V electrical outlets and a water spigot. These areas are NOT RESERVABLE and are available on a first-come first-served basis. Access to campground electricity is included with Welcome Home Fest admission; reserved RV sites have a daily fee. A 50' (max) exterior extension cord may be used to run low amperage devices and appliances. NO cord splitting or outlet sharing. RVs must be within 50' of the outlet they are plugged into. In order to connect to a water spigot, a splitter must be provided so that everyone may access the water spigot.
Showers and toilets are available throughout the campground. Potable water on the ranch is provided by Aqua (treated and approved by the County Health Department). Although many campers bring their own drinking water, filtered water spigots are located by the Threadgill bathrooms, at the Kerrtry Store, and at Ranch Central near the main gate.
Campfires should be within fire rings, bbq grills or outdoor type fireplaces. LARGE BONFIRES ARE NOT ALLOWED! Fires are not allowed during periods of excessive drought or when Kerr County has issued a county wide burn ban. During a burn ban, only charcoal fires in bbq grills are allowed.
Gathering firewood on the property is not permitted. A limited amount of firewood is available near the main campground showers. If you think you need a lot of wood, please bring your own. Do not burn fires under trees, branches or next to wooden structures. Fires MUST be attended at all times and must be completely extinguished before retiring for the night or leaving the campsite. Please share fires when possible, it's more fun that way anyway.
As an extra safety precaution, the Foundation supplies (red) water buckets and burlap to bring to your campfire area. These are located just outside the main campground showers. When a burn ban is not in effect, please collect a red bucket, fill it with water and soak the burlap in an area near your campfire. Should a spark land outside the fire ring, use the wet burlap to snuff it out.
If you need to find out about a burn ban before arriving at the ranch, please follow this link http://www.co.kerr.tx.us/burnban/index.html (Quiet Valley Ranch is in precinct 1) or call the office at 830-257-3600.