Kerrville Folk Festival 2023

MAY 25, 2023 - JUNE 11, 2023


Eighteen days of folk music and nineteen nights of camping make the Kerrville Folk Festival the longest continuous music festival — almost three weeks straight — in the United States.

Entering the the Kerrville Folk Festival at Quiet Valley Ranch about two hours southwest of Austin, you are met with a “Welcome Home” sign that, though corny, is more than just sentiment. Each year, a dedicated community of festival goers return for the 18 consecutive days of folk n’ twang — including jams around the campfire, canoeing on the Guadalupe River, Saturday Shabbat services, guided nature walks — that make up the longest music festival in the country.

Celebrating singer-songwriters and nurturing artistic expression since 1972, the Kerrville Folk Festival has given over 1500 musicians the platform to explore their sound and connect with all ages of festival goers. Performances from seasoned artists like Billy Muse and Terri Hendrix, new folk favorites Ordinary Elephant and Goldpine, and impromptu campfire jam sessions are all to be expected at this year’s festival. You can find the full lineup here

Since camping is included with every festival wristband, the 20 acres of campgrounds fill with RVs and tents of folk fanatics. Tent camping spaces can get cozy close on weekends, but that’s part of the fun. Most people bring their own food or stop at the Kerrtry Store when they’re low on stock, but there are also eight food vending trucks with pizza, frosè, tamales, beer and falafels. Grab some comfortable shoes and a wide-brimmed hat and wander the festival in search of the next adventure.

The Specs

  • 30,000 people attend during the 18 days.
  • Tickets range from $32-$750.
  • Small business ticket bundles are $2,690. 
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  • Small campfires are allowed within fire rings on the campground.
  • If the RV camping lot is filled, there is additional overflow parking. 
  • Tent camping is free, sleeper vehicle caming is $25. 

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BY Emily Brower