FreshGround is a tent-camping field within easy walking distance (.7 miles; 12 minutes) of the festival, convenient to downtown merchants, bars, and restaurants. There’s a shuttle bus to ferry you when you need it. Camp Aggie for RV camping is located 4 miles down the road from the festival.

For additional camping options, click here.

FreshGround 2-night Tent Camping – on sale in 2017

To make a reservation, please call the MASS MoCA box office at 413.662.2111 x1 during regular business hours (11am – 5pm every day except Tuesdays). From June 25 through September 5, 2016, the box office is open 10am–6pm Sundays – Wednesdays, and 10am–7pm Thursdays – Saturdays.

Camping Information

  • Space is limited, and advance reservations are required. There are no refunds.
  • Although this is a basic, open-field tent site, there will be portable toilets and drinking water. There are no showers on site.
  • A basketball court and recreation field are nearby.

Important Details

  • General

    These are walk-in sites, so please be prepared to carry your belongings to your campsite.
    Tent plots are first come, first served.
    Maximum of 4 people per plot
    Each tent plot reservation includes one 15’ x18’ space, plus one parking space (either nearby or in the festival lots) for one non-RV vehicle

  • Ground Rules
    To ensure the safety of our guests, we ask that you please review and adhere to the following policies:

    Coleman­-type stoves are permitted.
    Open fires of any kind are prohibited.
    No glass of any kind
    No fireworks
    No illegal substances
    Quiet, please: no generators 11pm–8am
    You must be a registered camper wearing a FreshGround wristband to gain entrance to the site. For safety reasons, only campers displaying FreshGround tent site wristbands will be permitted on the grounds.
  • FreshGround Basics

    FreshGround registration opens at 12pm on Friday, September 16 and at 9am on Saturday, September 17. Campers must remove belongings from the field by 1pm on Sunday, September 18; your vehicles may remain in the parking lot through the conclusion of the Festival.
    The FreshGround campground is a family-friendly environment.
    The caretaker of the campground will be located at the registration desk. For registration questions, contact the coordinator, whose contact info will be provided at registration.
    For emergencies, call the North Adams Police Department at 413.664.4945 or 911.
    Use recycling bins and trash receptacles that are provided.
    Keep food in sealed containers.

  • Security

    Please note: there will be limited on-site security, including 24-hour monitoring, but you are strongly advised not to leave valuables in tents, and to lock your cars. The City of North Adams and MASS MoCA will not be responsible for loss of valuables.
    For safety concerns, only registered campers displaying FreshGround tent site wristbands will be permitted onto the grounds.

  • Directions

    FOR TENT CAMPERS: The FreshGround campground is located on Route 8 (also called State Street), .7 miles south of the intersection of Main Street and Route 8 (the intersection landmark is the Holiday Inn in North Adams). For GPS purposes, the campground entrance is directly across the street from 387 State St., North Adams, Mass. Entry to FreshGround is located just north of the gray Ernie’s Auto Sales building.

  • Parking

    Each campsite is permitted one parking space for a non­-RV / camper vehicle at the FreshGround campground. Your parking permit, which you will receive in the mail or when you arrive, must be placed visibly on your dashboard. Additional cars should be parked in adjacent lots. A shuttle runs from MASS MoCA to FreshGround. There is limited parking in the immediate vicinity of MASS MoCA and throughout downtown North Adams. We encourage carpooling, walking, and biking. We provide convenient bicycle racks near the museum entrance. Handicapped parking is available at MASS MoCA with the appropriate handicapped license plate or placard.


Camp Aggie 2-night RV Camping – on sale in 2017

To make a reservation, please call the MASS MoCA box office at 413.662.2111 x1 during regular business hours (11am – 5pm every day except Tuesdays).

RV Information

  • Space is limited, and advance reservations are required. There are no refunds.
  • Indoor bathrooms are available. There are no showers on site.
  • Shuttle buses to the festival run every 20-30 minutes, starting at 5:30pm on Friday and 10:30am on Saturday and Sunday.

Important Details

  • General

    Maximum length of vehicle is 30’.
    Slots do not have sewer or water hookups.

  • Ground Rules
    To ensure the safety of our guests, we ask that you please review and adhere to the following policies:

    Coleman­-type stoves are permitted.
    Open fires of any kind are prohibited.
    No glass of any kind
    No fireworks
    No illegal substances
    Quiet, please: no generators 11pm–8am.
  • Camp Aggie Basics

    Registration opens at 12pm on Friday, September 16, and at 9am on Saturday, September 17.
    Check-out is by 9pm on Sunday, September 18.
    Camp Aggie is a family-friendly environment
    The caretaker of the campground will be located at the registration desk. For registration questions, contact the coordinator, whose contact info will be provided at registration.
    Use recycling bins and trash receptacles that are provided.

  • Security

    Please note: there will be limited on-site security, including 24-hour monitoring, but you are strongly advised not to leave valuables in tents, and to lock your cars. The Aggie Fairgrounds Associates and MASS MoCA will not be responsible for loss of valuables.
    You must be a registered camper wearing a Camp Aggie wristband to gain entrance to the site. For safety reasons, only campers displaying Camp Aggie wristbands will be permitted on the grounds.

  • Directions

    The entrance to Camp Aggie is located at the end of Orcutt Street in Adams, Massachusetts, and is 4 miles from the festival.

  • Parking

    Each RV site is permitted one parking space for a non­-RV / camper vehicle at Camp Aggie. Your parking permit, which you will receive in the mail or when you arrive, must be placed visibly on your dashboard. Additional cars should be parked in adjacent lots. A shuttle runs from MASS MoCA to Camp Aggie. There is limited parking in the immediate vicinity of MASS MoCA and throughout downtown North Adams. We encourage carpooling, walking, and biking. We provide convenient bicycle racks near the museum entrance. Handicapped parking is available at MASS MoCA with the appropriate handicapped license plate or placard.


Additional Camping Options

Here is a partial list of other nearby camping options, many of which feature full-service facilities. We encourage you to call for availability and advanced reservations: many of the campsites sell out early. Do not rely on websites, which are sometimes out of date, and which often do not take into account the entire inventory.

Historic Valley Campground

2 miles from MASS MoCA
200 Windsor Lake Road
North Adams, MA 01247
413.662.3198

Clarksburg State Park

4 miles from MASS MoCA
1199 Middle Road, Clarksburg, MA 01247
413.664.8345 in season
413.663.8469 off-season
Note: no alcohol permitted

Savoy Mountain State Forest

15 miles from MASS MoCA
260 Central Shaft Road, Florida, MA 01247
413.663.8469
Note: no alcohol permitted

Aqua Vista Valley Campgrounds

18 miles from MASS MoCA
82 Armsby Road, Petersburg, NY 12138
518.658.3659

Broken Wheel Campground

20 miles from MASS MoCA
61 Broken Wheel Road, Petersburg, NY 12138-4600
518.658.2925

Pine Hollow Campground

13 miles from MASS MoCA
342 Pine Hollow Road, Pownal, VT 05261
802.823.5569

Hidden Valley Campground

18 miles from MASS MoCA
15 Scott Road, Lanesboro, MA 01237
413.447.9419

Mohawk Trail State Forest

20 miles from MASS MoCA
175 Mohawk Trail/Rte. 2, Charlemont, MA 01339
413.339.5504
Note: no alcohol permitted

Greenwood Lodge and Campsites

23 miles from MASS MoCA
PO Box 246, Bennington, VT 05201
802.442.2547