The Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival: An RV Road Trip Just For You

Country music fans, mark your calendars for August 15 – 17. It’s time to pack up the RV and head to Brownsville for the 2014 Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival! Guaranty RV is proud to be a sponsor of this premier outdoor country music event; there’s nothing else like it in the Northwest. Held each year on the third weekend in August, in historic Brownsville, Oregon, the Festival features some of the biggest names in country music; all performing on a private farm just three miles out of town. This year’s mainstage lineup is better than ever with country greats like Montgomery Gentry, Thompson Square, Gary Allan, Eric Church, Sara Evans, Blake Shelton, Amy Clawson and Pam Tillis, among others. You can see a full list of entertainers here.

To get to the festival in the evenings, your best option is to drive and purchase a parking pass from the Willamette Country Music Festival organization. Or hook up with other festival-goers and share a ride via Zimride.

Camping At The Festival

Due to the popularity of Festival camping, all the 2014 sites are already reserved. But don’t despair! Sweet Home, Oregon is just 16 miles up the road from Brownsville and is home to several outstanding RV campgrounds. We highly recommend the Edgewater RV Resort and Marina. Now owned and operated by Linn County Parks and Recreation, this resort offers WiFi, showers, fire rings and tables at each site, water & electric hookups, water access, boat moorage and a dump station on site. Alternately, we love Cascadia State Park, a tranquil, beautiful park with excellent hiking trails and swimming holes along Soda Creek and the South Santiam River. Both parks are an easy drive from the Festival grounds. Make reservations now to hold your spot.

A note here about future festival camping: The camping passes are assigned on a next-best-available basis and can be renewed annually. So if you think you would like to camp at the Festival site next year, call the box office now to be placed on the 2015 Festival camping waiting list. If a space becomes available, they will contact you. You can reach the box office at (541) 345-9263.

Other Things To Do in Linn County

Take a drive or be sure and take the free daytime shuttle from the festival site to historic Brownsville for a dose of small town hospitality and charm. As well as exploring the pioneer history of the area, you can sample the restaurants and pubs, and take a self-guided tour of film sites from the classic movie Stand By Me. The surrounding beauty of Linn County also offers a host of daytime options to entertain you while you’re waiting for the concerts to start in the evenings. You can tour wineries or an organic goat cheese farm, there is excellent antiquing, visit historic homes, or hike along the rivers. You won’t have any trouble filling those days while you wait for concerts to start. Find out more about Linn County here.

Rent An RV

If you don’t yet own your dream RV, the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival is the perfect opportunity to rent one and turn this event into a memorable family vacation. Whatever configuration you need, we have the perfect Travel Trailer, Camper Van or Motorhome to send you up to Brownsville in comfort and style. Contact us today for the best price on the RV you need.

Tickets are still available to the Festival, but they won’t last. So order your tickets soon and reserve your campsite for the weekend of August 15 – 17 to be part of the Northwest’s premier outdoor country music festival. And don’t forget to stop by the Guaranty RV Travel Center on your way through for all your camping needs; whether its parts or propane, RV Rentals or a laundromat, we’ve got everything you need. If you’re interested in purchasing an RV, get in touch or come by for a visit.

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