The Grey Fox Way

CAMPERS CREED

As a camper, I agree to these guidelines:

  • My campsite will not be more than 20×25 feet. Allowances for RVs.
  • I will save NO MORE THAN TWO CAMPSITES besides my own up to noon Thursday. After that, I will welcome new folks to camp there
  • Park vehicles perpendicular to the roads to conserve space.
  • Park all unnecessary vehicles in the Car Corral and earn raffle tickets. First prize $1000 cash first prize, and others.
  • Use only camp stoves or grills for cooking. Make no ground fires. Leave no fire unattended. Have fire extinguisher handy.
  • Use only local firewood purchased within 50 miles of Oak Hill.
  • No luminaries! Landing on a tent could start a fire.
  • Keep my campsite clean. Use trash and recycling barrels properly.
  • Leave no debris on the ground. This is a working farm!
  • Use no amplifiers. Play no loud recorded music at my campsite.
  • Be super quiet from 10pm to 7am if camped in Quiet Camping.
  • Drive only when necessary to reduce my impact on the land.
  • Be considerate of my fellow campers. Follow the Golden Rule.
  • Be patient and tolerant and even perform random acts of kindness.
  • If I have a legitimate concern for anyone’s health or safety, I will seek assistance from Security or Medical personnel.

OTHER STUFF TO KNOW:

  • No glass. Broken glass, barefoot children and hay farms just don’t mix.
  • No pets. Sorry, we do not allow pets at Grey Fox, but there are kennels in the area.
  • Most kennels require up to date records, so be sure to bring documentation and food with you. Try these boarding places, and be sure to call ahead.
    • Al-Ann Grooming & Boarding, Catskill, NY  518-945-1087
    • Bed & Chow Pet Lodge, 11289 Rt 9W, Coxsackie, NY  518-731-6859 (3 mi from Coxsackie Exit off I-87)
    • Carriage House, East Durham, NY  518-634-7009 (very close to festival)
    • Hannacroix Kennels, Hannacroix, NY  518-756-2391
    • Mainstay Kennels, 461 Route 385, Catskill, NY  518-943-7900 (Very close to NYS Thruway exit 21)
    • Oak Hill Groom and Board, Route 81, Oak Hill, NY  518-239-6051 (very close to the festival)
    • Pet Express Inn at the Albany Airport  518-785-0575
    • Siam Kennels, Windham, NY  518-734-3168
    • Valkin Kennels, Route 9, Valatie, NY  518-758-6195 (7 miles from I-90 exit 12)
  • Use only locally purchased firewood!! Bringing in firewood from more than 50 miles away is illegal in NYS. Moving firewood long distances can spread tree-killing pests like the emerald ash borer. Please purchase firewood in towns such as Greenville, Catskill, Cairo, Middleburgh or at The Milk Run on Rt 145 a mile from the site. To learn why using locally purchased firewood is so important, visit Don’tMoveFirewood.org
  • Use Garbage and Recycling bins as marked and please keep your campsite clean. Remember, we’re on a farm that produces hay for dairy cows to munch.
    • Dispose of anything that might make animals sick such as cigarette butts, instrument strings, plastic bags, paper, etc. Be sure your area is clean before leaving. Thank you.
    • Field dress all smoking materials. No butts on the ground.
  • Smoking is prohibited in concert areas. If you wish to smoke, move beyond the outside edge of the crowd. This applies to all performance tents and food service areas.

SEATING & ETIQUETTE IN CONCERT AREAS

  • Seating in concert areas is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There are now two High Meadow Stages.
    • The HM Daytime Stage is tented and seated, and will run from opening to the dinner break.
    • The HM Nighttime Stage is in the same location as always. Seating is open. Bring your own seating. Guidelines below:
  • For High Meadow Nighttime Stage:
    • Bring your own chairs or blankets. If you leave the concert area for a while, it’s the ‘Grey Fox Way’ to share your chair/blanket until you return.
    • The area from the stage to the Sound Booth is for LOW BACK chairs and tarps only. Chair backs may not be more than 36 inches from the ground. Tarps may not exceed 6×9 feet.
    • Past the Sound Booth, any kind of seat height is permitted
    • Sunbrellas may be set up along the perimeter of the High Meadow seating area. Staff can direct you.
  • For handicapped attendees, a tent is provided for the HM Nighttime Stage Area.
    • See program book for Handicapped Transportation services and telephone numbers.
    • Call ahead as it takes time for our volunteers to reach you.
  • The Creekside Stage is tented, with about 300 chairs inside.
  • For all other performance venues, please provide your own seating.
  • Keep your area litter-free. When you leave, take trash & recycling with you.
  • Last but not least, during any performance, please refrain from talking. Others are trying to hear and enjoy the music.

We wish you a wonderful festival experience.