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A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)

Posted by AlphaMonchis 
A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 19, 2013 01:11PM
So usually we camp on the fairgrounds but we're looking to try something different this year -- hoping for a bit more space, less dub step etc. I have a few questions though. How big is each campsite (roughly)? How many cars are allowed per campsite? Is it a reasonable walk to the campgrounds? We like to go back to our spot two or three times a day for beer and food. Also, how late is the tasting room open grinning smiley? Any other info is greatly appreciated!!!
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 19, 2013 01:19PM
You should speak with AVB directly but: 1) they offer FAR MORE space per campsite; 2) The cost (which I believe was either $75 or $80 for 3 days) is per car, so you would need to pay the 2013 rate for each vehicle; 3) It's about a 15 minute walk from AVB to the fairgrounds; 4) the tasting room is currently open until only 6PM but I believe the have longer hours during the summer months; 5) If you are looking for more space then AVB might be just right for you....
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 19, 2013 01:24PM
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Daniel
You should speak with AVB directly but: 1) they offer FAR MORE space per campsite; 2) The cost (which I believe was either $75 or $80 for 3 days) is per car, so you would need to pay the 2013 rate for each vehicle; 3) It's about a 15 minute walk from AVB to the fairgrounds; 4) the tasting room is currently open until only 6PM but I believe the have longer hours during the summer months; 5) If you are looking for more space then AVB might be just right for you....


Last year there was basically endless space for camping. We brought a few bmx bikes and kicked it back and forth easy. No contest, hopefully the secret is not out.
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 19, 2013 01:28PM
I called AVB yesterday. Was told they will not speak to anyone about tickets until may 4th which is after there big beer festival.
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 19, 2013 03:08PM
Thanks everyone.
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 19, 2013 03:27PM
here is a BIG picture of most of the camping area.....at the top of the photo there are trees around the perimeter ALTHO AVBC DOES NOT WANT YOU CAMPING RIGHT UNDER THE TREES. The rest of the "back 40" camping area is open grassland (with a fenced in toxic pond).
The "front" camping area is all around the tasting room (the light colored building in the middle of the photo) and stables and is nicely shaded and grassy.

Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 19, 2013 06:38PM
Avb is the place to be.
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 19, 2013 08:14PM
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westafari
Avb is the place to be.
Yes indeed...
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 20, 2013 11:05AM
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mulligan
AVBC DOES NOT WANT YOU CAMPING RIGHT UNDER THE TREES.

Are you sure? We were there for the brewfest last year, and it was fine to camp under the trees (it was jam packed even), what they didn't want was people driving their vehicles under the trees (it damages the roots). It might be different during the reggae fest, last time I did that was the very first year SNWMF was in Boonville...

"I'm gonna put on a iron shirt, and chase the devil out of earth" - Max Romeo
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 20, 2013 11:17AM
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AlphaMonchis
...hoping for ......... less dub step

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Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 20, 2013 11:56AM
Dubguy - you are right...They (nicely) ask that you do not drive under the tree lines....
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 20, 2013 12:58PM
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mulligan
Dubguy - you are right...They (nicely) ask that you do not drive under the tree lines....

Yeah, the owner (forget his name) is a real nice guy. Last year we were helping spread the word on Sunday (after the brew fest) - a few people started driving closer to camp in order to pack up their gear, and we were like "C'mon guys - lets not ruin a good thing!"

"I'm gonna put on a iron shirt, and chase the devil out of earth" - Max Romeo
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 20, 2013 04:45PM
What about showers? Are there any at the brewery? Paid? Free?
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 20, 2013 08:45PM
Bring your townie (bicycle)....
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 20, 2013 09:08PM
No showers at avb.
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 20, 2013 10:23PM
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westafari
No showers at avb.
No warm showers atleast. They do usually have a hose set up on the backside of the barn that people use to wash up with....
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 22, 2013 07:07AM
Yes, they do have a spigot.
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
March 23, 2013 04:15PM
Get yourself a 5 gallon solar shower or two from REI or the like. Leave it on the hood of your car and you'll have a nice, maybe too hot shower to rinse off with back at camp.
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
May 28, 2013 11:07PM
So there's no buses or anything that gives rides to the festival? Thinking that taking bikes might be the better option.
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
May 29, 2013 08:23AM
... it's only about 1/2 mile..
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
May 29, 2013 09:34AM
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So there's no buses or anything that gives rides to the festival?

There was someone offering a 'rickshaw' style pedal service last year, and I suspect they will be there again this year......
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
May 29, 2013 09:41AM
first year that AVBC allowed camping - they used their horse-drawn cart to haul people to/from Festival.
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
May 29, 2013 09:49AM
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So there's no buses or anything that gives rides to the festival?

There was someone offering a 'rickshaw' style pedal service last year, and I suspect they will be there again this year......

Yes - Zoki will be operating his shuttle this year.....
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
May 29, 2013 05:14PM
ooh. looks like he upgraded since last year..... smoking smiley

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Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
May 30, 2013 11:38AM
So what you're saying is, take a couch?? smoking smileyspinning smiley sticking its tongue out
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
May 30, 2013 12:08PM
i wouldn't... zoki runs the couch rickshaw racket in that town.... smoking smiley

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Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
June 10, 2013 08:02AM
What time do you guys recommend on getting there? We usually show up to onsite camping at about 1:00pm on Friday. Is it any different at AVB?
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
June 10, 2013 08:21AM
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AlphaMonchis
What time do you guys recommend on getting there? We usually show up to onsite camping at about 1:00pm on Friday. Is it any different at AVB?
personally I like to show up on Thursday night to set up and get settled in. Nothing worse than heading out to a night of music and dancing already burned out from rushing to set up.
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
June 10, 2013 08:27AM
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east bay herbalist
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AlphaMonchis
What time do you guys recommend on getting there? We usually show up to onsite camping at about 1:00pm on Friday. Is it any different at AVB?
personally I like to show up on Thursday night to set up and get settled in. Nothing worse than heading out to a night of music and dancing already burned out from rushing to set up.

So you think the earlier the better on Friday? I'm just worried about how good of a spot we'll get if we show up too late. A few of us work on Thursday so getting there before closing hours wouldn't be possible.
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
June 10, 2013 08:36AM
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AlphaMonchis
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east bay herbalist
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AlphaMonchis
What time do you guys recommend on getting there? We usually show up to onsite camping at about 1:00pm on Friday. Is it any different at AVB?
personally I like to show up on Thursday night to set up and get settled in. Nothing worse than heading out to a night of music and dancing already burned out from rushing to set up.

So you think the earlier the better on Friday? I'm just worried about how good of a spot we'll get if we show up too late. A few of us work on Thursday so getting there before closing hours wouldn't be possible.
ASAP would be the best, the campground gets pretty busy and fills up quick on Friday early afternoons.
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
June 10, 2013 08:52AM
Big up the Solstice brew/solar powered cooking demo event on Fiday the 21st @ avbc. I was checking their website hoping the taproom would be open on that Friday night and it looks like they are having a great solstice party form 11 a.m to 10 p.m rocking out some brew tastings (including their summer solstice brew), a solar powered cooking demo, and offering glow in the dark disc golf for snwmf campers at night! Timing is everything, should be a great time for all!
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
June 10, 2013 10:40AM
AVBC is awesome! Camped there one year with volunteers or something,can't recall exactly....but what i do remember is the owner coming out and selling us cases of winter solstice for 10 bucks....killer!
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
June 10, 2013 12:10PM
Hey you, that was us you camped with, haha! First year in Boonville even. tongue sticking out smiley

The disc golf is somewhat limited on the festival weekend: some of the camping is on the course.

"I'm gonna put on a iron shirt, and chase the devil out of earth" - Max Romeo
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
June 10, 2013 01:16PM
i remember who i was camped with...sort of.. blurry that far back...how the heck r ya?
Re: A few questions regarding camping at Anderson Valley Brewery (for those who have camped there)
June 19, 2013 12:58PM
I camped at the brewery last year. It was great. Clean port o pots and shade. It is now sold out. Any one camping with 2-4 people who wouldn't mind take two extra ladies in their car. I guess the max number of people per spot is 6. We have our own tent and would be willing to cover entire cost of camping!

Thanks!
Nina
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