RV Vacation – Late August Music and Other Festivals and Fairs

Late August is packed with exciting events all around the country. Here are just a few to consider for your late summer vacation plans, Whatever you choose,  include getting out on the road in your RV or ours to enjoy some of these exciting music and other festivals and fairs!

We feature a few here but please check our EVENTSpage for many other possibilities.

Music happens across the country from the east coast in Virginia and Pennsylvania to the west in Utah and to the southeast gulf coast in Panama City, Florida. Here are some highlights of some of the top upcoming music and other festivals in late August.

Lockn’ Music Festival– Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm, Arrington, VA – August 22-25th– According to Ed Williams from The Revivalists, “LOCKN’ is one of those festivals that is extremely good at getting so much talent in one place, that meld so well together, so you never know what’s going to happen.” This festival is so packed with bands you should check their website – 2019 Lockn’ Schedulefor the full talent schedule.

Reggae Rise Up Music Festival– August 23rd– 25th, Heber City, UT, River’s Edge Campground. This festival is also filled with immensely talented performers from Rebelution to Dispatch and too many others to list out here. Find all the performers and their scheduled performance times at Reggae Rise Up – Lineup.

Gulf Coast Jam-Country on the Coast, August 30th– September 1st, 2019, Panama City Beach, FL features this year’s headliners, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and Kid Rock among many other country top-billed singers. Be sure to catch their Country on the Coastwebsite to see the full schedule and all the activities that will be featured.

Another fun festival for the last weekend in August (the 31stto September 1st) is the Pocono Garlic Harvest Festival, now in its 25thyear. This festival promises to fill the Poconos with a garlic aroma over Labor Day weekend. Food and craft vendors will be offering everything from garlic vinegar and garlic ice cream to garlic-themed pottery and paintings. There will also be live music featured on the main stage as well as strolling musicians on the festival grounds, educational demonstrations, the 6th Annual Garlic Eating Contest and plenty of children’s activities! This event takes place in East Stroudsburg, PA, near the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. For more information about the entertainment schedule and full details, see their Pocono Garlic Harvest Festivalwebsite.

Travel to theColorado Balloon Festival, August 31st– September 2nd, in Colorado Springs, CO. Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off is only a few weeks away and this is one festival you won’t want to miss. Admission to the park is FREE, so bring the whole family for a day of fun!

Start your morning off right with a hot air balloon mass ascension of over 70 balloons accompanied by breakfast and drinks. Activities continue throughout the day with skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live entertainment, chainsaw carving and donut eating competitions. Wrap up your visit at Memorial Park over the Labor Day weekend with a hot air balloon glow at dusk.

Where to camp:

Check all the links to these individual activities for information on where to park your RV. Camping is allowed at most of these festivals but not all accommodate RV’s. Check each site for what is available at your destination.

State Fair Season

Don’t forget that there are plenty of State Fairs from August 22nd and 23rdto Labor Day, September 2nd. The first is the Washington State Fairin Monroe, Washington; the second is near Baltimore in Timonium, Maryland, the Maryland State Fair; and the third is the Colorado State Fairin Pueblo from August 23rdto September second. Each one has a unique lineup of entertainment, horse races, rodeos, etc. Check out their websites for details. Plan well in advance to go to these as many of them offer great entertainment and will likely be very crowded.

Utah’sand New Mexico’s State Fairscome up in early September from the 5thto the 15th. Check their websites for all the details. The Utah State Fairwill feature entertainment by Foreigner and Prince Royce as well as Old Dominion and many other well known groups. And New Mexico’s will feature Aaron Watson & PRCA Xtreme Bulls, as well as Mitchell Tenpenny, the Eli Young Band among others. Be sure to look at the New Mexico State Fairsite to get all the details.

Need an RV?

Don’t have an RV? You can rent an RV for your July RV adventure from one of our numerous El Monte RV Rental Locations. Check out the Where You Can Rent RV’spage to see the location closest to where you want to start your adventure.

Wherever you decide to adventure, be sure to take your family and camera to capture the memories of this exciting summer.

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RV Vacation – Summertime Music and Other Festivals

Part of your summer vacation plans should include getting on the road in your RV or ours to enjoy some of these exciting and entertaining music and other festivals and fairs! August is packed with lots of exciting events all around the country.

Several are featured here but please check our EVENTS page for many other possibilities.

From Chicago’s Lollapalooza Music Festival to the Oregon Jamboree on the weekend of August 1-4th, there are lots of options on the first weekend in August.  

The weekend of the 1st to 4th of August will find Grant Park in Chicago filled with fans of alternative rock and hip-hop bands like The Strokes, The Chainsmokers, 21 Pilots, and Childish Gambino among a host of other high-profile musical celebrities. Ariana Grande will perform on Sunday August 4th and there is an aftershow (should be called a pre-show) at the Metro on Clark Street on July 31st to kick off this weekend, featuring Hozier. For all the details and the full lineup please see Lollapalooza Music Festival.

The Oregon Jamboree, billed as the Pacific Northwest’s premier music and camping festival, occurs on the same weekend – from the 1st to 4th of August in Sweet Home, OR. It features the Brothers Osborne, Hank Williams, Jr. and Chris Young, among many other featured country stars. Check out their website for all the details and for ticket sales.

New Jersey State Fair

New Jersey State Fair

The New Jersey State Fair is held in Lafayette, NJ and is held from August 2nd to 11th. Then the Illinois State Fair starts in Springfield on August 8th and runs through the 18th. This year the fair will feature such grandstand acts as Pentatonix, Snoop Dogg and Friends, Montgomery Gentry, and Neil Diamond as well as Shinedown, Reba McEntire and many other stars. Check their respective websites for all the details and ticket information.

If you happen to be on the East Coast, take in the Moonrise Music Festival in Baltimore from August 10th-11th. This unique festival is held on the Pimlico Race Course (yes of Triple Crown fame), and is right in the middle of the action, but about 15 minutes from downtown Baltimore, and they even have shuttle service so you won’t have to hassle with traffic. For the full lineup of talent and the various other events around the main event, see the website at Moonrise Music Festival.

This is the high season for State Fairs, as the Kentucky State Fair begins in Louisville on August 15th and runs through the 25th. Besides the usual State Fair fare, there will also be a Texas Roadhouse Concert series which occurs each day of the Fair. Concerts each begin at 8 pm, except the Sunday, August 25th show which starts at 4 pm. For all the details and the exceptional lineup of top-shelf entertainment, see their website.

If you are near Watkins Glen, NY the Woodstock Music Festival runs from August 16th to 18th. This is the place to be for the most eclectic bill of music from hip-hop and rock to some pop and even some of the legacy bands from the original festival. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 celebration and will be headed by founder Michael Lang. The Woodstock 50 lineup is a star-studded one. Among the artists/bands scheduled for the festival are: Jay-Z, The Killers, Miley Cyrus, The Lumineers, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters; The Man, Gary Clark Jr., Nahko and Medicine for the People, Imagine Dragons, Judah and the Lion, Cage the Elephant, Courtney Barnett, Vince Staples, Earl Sweatshirt, Pussy Riot, and many more. Among the original Woodstock acts appearing are Santana, John Sebastian, David Crosby, Country Joe McDonald, and Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna. Check out their website for all the information you will need about the tickets and camping there this August.

If you happen to be on the West Coast, take in the Psycho Music Festival that same weekend at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas (August 16th-18th). Featuring more than 70 artists from around the world, this mid-August mirage in the desert will be packed full of music and fun. See their website for the details.

Wrapping up the month are three more State Fairs, both from August 22nd to September 2nd. The first is the Washington State Fair in Monroe, Washington; the second is near Baltimore in Timonium, Maryland, the Maryland State Fair; the third is the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo from August 23rd to September second. Each one has a unique lineup of entertainment, horse races, rodeos, etc. Check out their websites for details. Plan well in advance to go to these as many of them offer great entertainment and will likely be very crowded.

Need an RV?

Don’t have an RV? You can rent an RV for your July RV adventure from one of our numerous El Monte RV Rental Locations. Check out the Where You Can Rent RV’s page to see the location closest to where you want to start your adventure.

Wherever you decide to adventure to, be sure to take your family and camera so you can capture the memories of this exciting summer fun.

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State Fairs for Summer / Fall 2010

Following is a list of state fairs coming up in the summer and fall of 2010. Many of these fairs have RV accommodations, and for those that do not, RV campgrounds are usually not far away.

Multiple dates and locations: Pennsylvania Fairs
Multiple Dates & locations starting July through October: Connecticut Fairs
July 14 – August 1, 2010: California State Fair
July 22 – July 31, 2010: Delaware State Fair
July 23 – July 31, 2010: North Dakota State Fair
July 28 – August 8, 2010 : Montana State Fair
July 29 – August 9, 2010: Ohio State Fair
July 30 – August 8, 2010: Maine State Fair
August 5 – 15, 2010: Wisconsin State Fair
August 6 – 22, 2010: Indiana State Fair
August 6 – 15, 2010: New Jersey State Fair
August 12 – 22, 2010: Iowa State Fair
August 12 – 22, 2010: Missouri State Fair
August 13 – 22, 2010: Illinois State Fair
August 13 – 21, 2010: West Virginia State Fair
August 14 – 21, 2010: Wyoming State Fair
August 19 – 29, 2010: Kentucky State Fair
August 25 – 29, 2010: Nevada State Fair
August 26 – September 6, 2010: Alaska State Fair
August 26 – September 6, 2010: Minnesota State Fair
August 26 – September 6, 2010: New York State Fair
August 27 – September 6, 2010: Colorado State Fair
August 27 – September 6, 2010 : Maryland State Fair
August 27 – September 6, 2010: Nebraska State Fair
August 27 – September 6, 2010: Oregon State Fair
September 2 – 6, 2010: New Hampshire State Fair (Hopkinton State Fair)
September 2 – 6, 2010: South Dakota State Fair
September 3 – 12, 2010: Vermont State Fair
September 4 – 11, 2010: Idaho State Fair
September 9 – 19, 2010: Utah State Fair
September 10 – 19, 2010: Kansas State Fair
September 10 – 26, 2010: New Mexico State Fair
September 10-29, 2010: Tennessee State Fair
September 10 – 26, 2010 : Washington State Fair
September 16 – 26, 2010: Oklahoma State Fair
September 17 – October 3, 2010: Massachusetts State Fair (Eastern States Exposition)
September 23 – October 3, 2010: Virginia State Fair
September 24 – October 17, 2010: Texas State Fair
September 30 – October 3, 2010: Hawaii State Fair
October 6 – 17, 2010: Mississippi State Fair
October 8 – 17, 2010: Arkansas State Fair
October 13 – 24, 2010: South Carolina State Fair
October 14 – 24, 2010: North Carolina State Fair
October 15 – November 7, 2010 (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays).: Arizona State Fair
October 21 – November 7, 2010: Louisiana State Fair
October 22 – October 31, 2010: Alabama State Fair
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New Jersey State Fair

New Jersey State Fair

New Jersey State Fair

Summer and Fall are the seasons for state fairs. One that is coming up on the east coast at the end of July is the New Jersey State Fair, which will be held from July 31 to August 9 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ.

While there are no RV accommodations at the fairgrounds, there are several RV campgrounds nearby for RV campers who may wish to visit the fair, including:

If you need an RV rental for the fair, check out El Monte RV’s New Jersey RV Rentals Location in Linden, NJ.

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