RVing to the Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon, Wine & Music Festival

Have you had the pleasure of visiting scenic Clarke County, Virginia? If not, you should definitely plan an RV trip to the Long Branch Historic House and Farm. It’s the site each year of the Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon, Wine & Music Festival. Just in case you’re not familiar with this fascinating festival, we’ve pulled together all the resources you need to make this a perfect RV vacation.

The Festival
In mid-October each year, the Long Branch plantation provides a scenic and historic setting for the Hot Air Balloon & Wine Festival. There are events for the entire family, including an antique car show, hay bale maze, and of course, the balloons! For three days, dozens of balloonists from all over the US descend on Long Branch Farm for ascensions, exhibitions and a Friday night Hot Air Balloon & Pumpkin Glow.

Another great reason to attend this event annually is the wine tasting exhibition, featuring up to twenty area wineries. The fine wines themselves are reason enough to schedule an RV camping trip to the area! There’s also plenty of live music, fabulous food and the celebrated farm, originally surveyed by George Washington. In other words, you’ll want to spend all three days of the Festival soaking in the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley while attending entertaining events.

RV Camping Near the Festival
There are plenty of RV campsites near the Festival grounds. Watermelon Park Campground in Berryville has full-service sites along the Shenandoah River. Another great choice is Candy Hill Campground in Winchester. Choose your campground and make your reservations early. This is a very popular event with RVers!

If you don’t own your own RV, we’re ready to help you with a great rental. Our El Monte RV Rentals location in Roanoke, Virginia is easily accessible from all airports in the Washington, D.C. area. Fly into Dulles, Reagan or Baltimore Airport, pick up your plush motorhome and travel south to Millwood for the Festival.

Isn’t this the year you should be watching hot air balloons rise into the Virginia sky? We give Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon, Wine & Music Festival a big thumbs up as an RV camping trip destination.

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RV Camping at Major Music Festivals

Whether you’re rocking out with a smokin’ band or singing along to a country ballad, there’s almost nothing better than seeing great performers at a major music festival. We suggest you raise that experience to the next level by camping in an RV during the festival. We’ve got the score on some of the best events in America, so get ready for great RV camping at major music festivals this year!

Stagecoach Music Festival – Indio, California
Enjoy the Southern California sun while hearing greats like Toby Keith and Brooks & Dunn perform each April. The Empire Polo Club in Indio is a beautiful festival venue, and there’s RV camping available at three locations adjacent to the festival.

Beale Street Music Festival – Memphis, Tennessee
Whether you’re at one of four festival stages or listening to great sounds in one of the many Beale Street clubs, there’s no better place to party. Bask in the greatness of acts like Leon Russell, Jerry Lee Lewis and Blues Traveler, and then head back to your comfortable RV at Memphis KOA Kampground.

Cornerstone – Bushnell, Illinois
Cornerstone, the premier American Christian music event in Bushnell, Illinois, draws a huge community of RV campers who come back year after year. See bands like Skillet, David Crowder Band and Red, and immerse yourself in seven days of music and RV camping at this five hundred acre rural setting.

FloydFest – Virginia
Bring the entire family for four days and three nights in a gorgeous setting along Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. This down home, laid back festival is a regional favorite and it will soon become one of yours. Make your reservation early for one of the coveted RV camping spaces!

Monterey Jazz Festival – Monterey, California
Top jazz musicians from around the world gather every September at Monterey Fairgrounds for a weekend of cool jazz and sizzling fun. Veteran Festival goers camp at nearby RV campgrounds like Laguna Seca Recreation Area.

Summerfest – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
More than one million music fans converge on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee for the “World’s Largest Music Festival” each June. This enormous festival is spread over ten stages and eleven days, so make your reservations early at a nearby campground. Wisconsin State Fair Park RV Camp is a short trip away with full-service campsites.

Sasquatch Music Festival – Gorge, Washington
If indie music is your passion and watching dozens of bands at The Gorge on the Columbia River sounds fantastic, head for Washington in your RV this Memorial Day Weekend. There’s onsite RV camping and some of the best scenery in the Pacific Northwest! Not convinced? Past bands have included Coldplay and Jane’s Addiction. Making that reservation yet?

We could write all day and not cover all the great music festivals in America. Check our website often for new festival listings. El Monte RV Rental locations across the country are ready and waiting to help with a rocking RV rental!

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