July 11-14, 2013
Blain, PA: Blain is in the absolute middle of nowhere Pennsylvania, but it is wonderful! On the way in you leave the highway and have about an hours drive through farmland before you stumble across the venue. The only thing I struggled with on the way in was my beer status! Gas stations and grocery stores cannot sell beer in this part of Pennsylvania, so be sure to stock up before arriving!
Picnic Grove: I absolutely loved this venue! It was small but perfect. Beautiful fields, amazing old trees, a small creek to swim in, what more could you want?! Plus everything was extremely easy to get around; 5 minutes walk max from your camp to the stages!
CHEAP! Thank you Kind Roots for being so epic!
- Weekend Passes Presale: $60!
- Weekend Passes Gate: $75
- Friday Day Pass:$40 (no camping)
- Saturday & Sunday Pass: $50 (camping included)
- Sunday Pass: $25 (camping included)
- Early Bird Thursday Pass: $10 at the gate
- Kids 13 & under are FREE
Camping is wonderful at Kind Roots! You are able to camp anywhere you please, whether that is in the woods, along the river, or in the field. There are also options for Family Camping and an RV Camping area.
The grounds remained clean and pristine all weekend long thanks to staff and campers initiative take care of their own trash! This is how all festivals should be!
You have to drive there, it is in the middle of no where. Car camping is the greatest though!
No police. A small car check upon entry, but that is it. Any security I saw was more about safety. They want you to have fun. PERFECT!
Kind Roots is a family, I can’t imagine a more beautiful group of people! People were so kind and respectful of one another. Gifting was frequent; everyone cleaned up after themselves and took care of each other. GOOD VIBES!!!!
The weather was fabulous in Pennsylvania! There was some rain Friday night, but it wasn’t bad and never became a serious storm. Past that the weekend was sunny and gorgeous! Never even too hot, just right! Most nights I just slept outside on a blanket with friends. Does it get any better than that?
HANDLING OF THE WEATHER:
Kind Roots has an indoor stage that was perfect to hide in during the rain Friday night, and they had plenty of water to supply you with during the hot days. They did wonderfully!
I loved the lineup! They had the perfect mix of funk, jam, rock and life changing music.
Keller for the win!
LATE NIGHT SHOWS:
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band!
There were 4 stages at Kind Roots: the Main Stage, Shakedown Stage, Late Night Stage (inside), and finally a DJ tent. It was all that you needed and provided the perfect mix! Plus there was always plenty of room to dance and get your groove on!
Kind Roots builds a community with the people. You can literally walk up to any person and they are instantly your friends. There are not exactly community events, but friends held their own yoga and hooping sessions, and drum circles constantly formed and created epic-ness.
The trees were gorgeous, and I don’t think I have ever seen so many stars! They had an amazing firepit, drum circles, and even a river to swim in. There were no trippy installations, but people were free to bring their own fire dancing fun!
Delicious!! And cheaper than most festivals!
There were some amazing local vendors!
HELP THE ENVIRONMENT:
Everyone was very self sufficient, I didn’t see trash on the grounds all weekend!