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Strawberry Music Festival 2023

MAY 25-29, 2023


Combine the peace, love and good vibes of Woodstock with the aesthetic of a springtime picnic in the park and you have Strawberry Music Festival.

(Photo of  @rainbowgirlsband)

The 71st annual Strawberry Music Festival is the place to be for hippies, adventurers, nature and music lovers alike. Yonder Mountain String Band, North Mississippi Allstars and Della Mae bring the country and bluegrass while BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet add some Cajun flair with their performance. Taking place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, the Strawberry Music Festival sprawls across 100 acres of conifer forest in the heart of Grass Valley. Embrace the outdoors and camp your way through the festival, but don’t worry about having to connect with nature too much— the festival grounds do have shower and restroom facilities. 

At the artesian vendor village you can purchase handmade clothing and trinkets, and right by the main stage there’s the food court for beer, wine, and a variety of festival friendly food, including southern comfort food, Indian bites, BBQ and traditional Greek cuisine from Opa Grill.     

Strawberry Music Festival believes in the importance of community and audience participation is a must. Bring your own instrument and join the Band Scramble where participants are divided into bands and given an hour to come up with a two song performance. For less musically inclined festival goers, hop around from campsite to campsite and simply bask in the music and art while surrounded by friends and family. 

The Specs

  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • One-day tickets range from $15-$100.
  • Two-day camping tickets are $310.
  • Three-day/night camping tickets range from $330-$350.
  • Four-day/night camping tickets range from $380-$400.
  • Five-night camping tickets are $450. 


  • Parking is available.
  • Children’s activities will take place over three full days.
  • There are designated smoking/vaping areas.
  • Service animals are welcome.

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BY Emily Brower