ARRIVAL & FAQ | Woodlands Festival

It’s here! The Woodlands Music & Art Festival begins today with our Thursday pre-party! We want to give you a last bit of information to make your arrival as smooth as possible.

If you are camping, you can begin setting up Thursday at 12 pm. Early birds will get the best camping locations, so pack up and head our way. Campers will be allowed to arrive on site and set up until 1 am, after 1 am you’ll be put in a temporary location until 10 am Friday morning. Campers can arrive beginning at 10 am Friday morning. 


Upon arrival, you’ll be asked to sign a short waiver before entering the property. Charleston Woodlands is an incredible 6000 acre nature reserve, and we’re thrilled to call it The Woodlands Festival’s new home. This waiver process is required, however we promise it will be quick and easy. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. 


If you aren’t camping with us, and don’t want to worry about driving, there will be a convenient Uber & Lyft drop-off location at the entry to the venue. Just tell your driver to put “Charleston Woodlands / 4279 Ashley River Road” in their GPS and you’re golden. If you don’t plan on staying on site, we strongly encourage using Uber or Lyft. 


The Woodlands Festival Schedule 

Camping Set Up / (Thursday): 12pm-1am

Camping Set Up / (Friday/Saturday): 10am-1am

Venue doors for non-campers 10am

Are sponsorship opportunities still available?

Please email for sponsorship information.

Where is The Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Festival? 

Festival Entrance is under 30-minutes west from downtown Charleston on Highway 61.


Does Uber or Lyft operate in this area?

Yes, there will be a pick-up & drop-off for both point close to the entrance of the festival.

Is this event at Middleton Place?

No, Middleton Place Plantation is directly across the road from Charleston Woodlands / The Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Festival.

What bands are playing Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Festival?

The festival is curated by its headliners prolific rock band Umphrey’s McGee.  Phase one of the lineup includes the following artists in (alphabetical): Big Something, CBDB, Cherub, Empire Strikes Brass, Heather Gillis, Manic Focus, Omega Moos, Runaway Gin, Spafford, SunSquabi, The Movement, The New Deal, Turkuaz, Voodoo Visionary, & Zach Deputy and more!

Is this event family friendly?

Yes, kids 8 under are free.

What is NOT ALLOWED in the Festival Grounds?

  • Outside alcohol in music parks

  • Illegal drugs

  • Glass in any form

  • Weapons of any type including guns, knives, shovels, hammers

  • Fireworks

  • Large coolers of any kind

  • Wheeled coolers

  • Food items

  • Selfie sticks

  • Laser pointers

  • Rage sticks / festival totems

  • Drones

  • Umbrellas

What IS ALLOWED in the Festival Grounds?

  • Sealed plastic water bottles

  • Sealed non-alcoholic beverages

  • All bags are subject to search

  • Small carry coolers are allowed & subject to search

  • Any food must be for explained dietary reasons or for children’s needs

  • Empty containers such as Camelbacks or reusable water bottles

  • Folding chairs – allowed past a certain distance from the stage

  • Walking canes

  • Baby strollers

What is the refund policy?

The Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Festival is a rain or shine event. All sales are final.

Can I bring my bike?

Bicycles are allowed and encouraged! There are 60 miles of wooded trails to enjoy.

Can I bring my service dog?

Legitimate service dogs must wear their service vests at all times.  Owners must show proof the animal is up-to-date on recent rabies vaccinations.

No pets are allowed.

How big are the grounds?

The Woodlands Nature Reserve boasts 6,000 acres of pristine natural beauty including 11 freshwater lakes, a black swamp, & 60 miles of trails.

Can I bring a boat?

Campers are allowed to bring a kayak or SUP. No motorized craft is allowed on the lakes that allow water access. Kayak and SUP rentals are also available for GA.

Can I bring my kayak/ SUP/ fishing gear?

Yes, please do.  The freshwater lakes are stocked.  Please note if you are fishing, please do not leave any fishing tackle, bait, or gear anywhere on the property.  If you get tangled up in a tree or brush and have to cut a line, please find a Woodlands staff person to alert them to the location of the lost line so that it can be removed as to not harm any wildlife.  Your cooperation with our conservation efforts is appreciated.  


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