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A Weekend Camping Pass is required for each person who stays overnight at Blue Skies. The Camping Pass is also your ticket to the Blue Skies Music Festival. Weekend Camping Passes are $120 each. Children 12 and under are free.
The Weekend Camping subsidized rate is $75.
The Blue Skies Music Festival cannot host all of the folks who’d like to attend. To be as fair as possible, a draw was held on June 10 for people on the Blue Skies email list. To put your name on the waiting list for Blue Skies Weekend Camping Passes contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Day Passes for those not staying overnight will be available July 1st online here. Day Passes are $35 for Saturday and $35 for Sunday.
Blue Skies Music Festival has been an annual summer event that began somewhat casually with a gathering of friends at a natural amphitheatre near Clarendon, north of Kingston, one summer weekend in the early 1970s.
Folk, bluegrass and country music are the main sounds of the Blue Skies Music Festival, and attendee participation is encouraged, through workshops, open stage performances, drum circles and campfire singalongs.
The inclusive and relaxed vibe at Blue Skies Music Festival has made it a very popular event, with weekend camping passes selling out every year. “A great party and a tight community, Blue Skies has also been known since the start as a bit of a musician’s festival. There’s a relaxed and informal atmosphere that allows performers, audience and organizers to ease back a bit and just enjoy.” Since the early ’80s, Blue Skies weekend camping passes have been decided by lottery. Kids and families are a big part of the festival.
The photos on this fan-made page provide a good sense of the Blue Skies Music Festival experience.
Over the years, Blue Skies has evolved in its own, quirky way. With an organizational structure more like a group of friends than a board of directors, and an eye to staying small and manageable rather than big and money-making, Blue Skies has developed its own way of doing things.
It starts with getting yourself to the intersection of (Ontario) Highways 7 and 509.
We are located near Clarendon, Ontario, 9.5 kms north of Sharbot Lake on Hwy 509.
Sharbot Lake is approximately 90 minutes from Ottawa, 3 hours from Toronto, and 4 hours from Montreal by car.