Pack List

Almost every time I go to a festival, I have the “oops I forgot the—“ moment! Here’s a complete list of everything you may need at a festival to help you avoid those moments!

Camping Gear

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Air mattress (& pump) or sleeping pad
  • Pillow
  • Tarp
  • Waterproof Headlamp
    (with extra batteries)

    • It helps to bring an extra or two as they seem to go missing pretty easily…
  • Flashlights (solar or with extra batteries)
  • Lanterns (solar or with extra batteries)
  • Blankets
  • Tapestries
  • TARPestry
  • Hammock (& straps)
  • Chairs
  • Table
  • Rug
  • Shade tent/sunbrellas
  • Hammer
  • Tool Kit
  • Duct tape (you can find fun decorative tape!)
  • Rope
  • Zip ties
  • Milk crates
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Coolers
  • Bug repellant candles
  • Cleaning spray or wipes
  • Jugs of water
  • Car convertor or solar panel inverter for electronics
  • Jumper cables
  • Hand warmers
  • Trash bags (both normal trash & recycling)


  • Shirts
  • Socks
  • Shorts
  • Jeans
  • Skirts
  • Tanks
  • T-shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Jackets
  • Pajamas


Costume Fun

No festival is complete without a wide array of costume essentials! Here are just some fantastic ideas to make yourself a highlight of the festival:

  • Wigs
    • Snag a fun wig to spruce yourself up fro the night! Plus, you don’t have to worry about how much of a mess your hair gets throughout the festival!
  • Feather hair extensions and earrings
  • Banana suit- a classic! If you can get a bunch friends to dress as bananas and have a gorilla as well its even better!

Cooking Gear

There are always amazing vendors at festivals, but having food around the camp is a great money saver!


As far as a food list goes, it really depends on what you like to eat! Here is an example list of what I typically bring to a festival:

  • Burgers
  • Hot dogs/brats
  • Burger buns
  • Hot dog/brat buns
  • Bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Cheese (string & slices)
  • Deli meats
  • Pancake mix (normally one that just needs water is easiest)
  • Granola bars
  • Trail mix
  • Fruit snakcs
  • Fruit (apples, oranges, bananas)
  • Nutella or chocolate spread
  • Butter
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Spices (salt, pepper, etc)


Stay hydrated!

  • WATER!
  • Gatorade
  • Kombucha
  • Coconut water
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Champagne & orange juice (MIMOSAS!)
  • More WATER!

Rain Gear

Always be prepared for rain even if it’s not in the forecast. Trust me, I know from experience!

  • Rain coat
  • Ponchos
  • Rain boots/water resistant shoes
  • Umbrella

Personal Gear

Depending on the person, you might need all or none of this! Just be sure you have what you need to get through the weekend:

  • Vitamins
  • Medicine
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Baby Wipes (Great for a Camping Shower!)
  • Mouthwash
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • First Aid Kit
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Face/Body Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Nail Clippers
  • Tweezer
  • Phone
  • Music player
  • Chargers (solar is best!)
  • Money (cash is always a good idea as well as a card)
  • Emergen-C
  • Bug spray
  • Razors
  • Tampons
  • Solar shower
  • Chap stick
  • Q-tips
  • Aloe vera
  • Condoms
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Small fan
  • Spray bottle
  • Cigarettes/smoking supplies
  • Ash trays
  • Camera
  • Backpack/Camelbak
  • Jewelry
  • Hula hoops
  • Fanny Packs
    • Jaunt: Walk Slow, Dance Fast
    • Jammy Packs (use promo code FestiAddict for 15% off!)

Festi Day Pack List

Now that you have your camp set up, time to go see some shows! Here is a great list of things to bring with you into the shows so you can watch music all day without having to venture back and forth to the campsite:

  • Water!
  • Backpack/camelbak/fanny pack
  • Hammock
  • Sun block
  • Toilet paper/wet wipes
  • Tapestry/blacket/towel to sit on/TARPestry
  • Warm clothes
  • Rain clothes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Festival guide/show schedule
  • Lighters
  • Coozies
  • Cigarettes
  • Flask (if you think you can sneak it!)
  • Money
  • Bandana

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