Everything you need to know about the official kickoff to camping season!
HESTIVAL Passes include camping, meals/drinks*, demos, live music & activities for the weekend.
HESTIVALall-accesspasses include breakfast and dinner on Saturday 4/29, Breakfast on Sunday 4/30, and Big B’s cider will be offered during happy hour on 4/28 and 4/29.
Yes, all kids under 13 and under are free all weekend long. We will offer a variety of kid-friendly activities throughout the schedule.
All levels of HESTIVAL passes are sold out, you can join our waitlist here.
Yes! All pet owners must abide by Big B’s pet policy:
Pets: At Big B’s Delicious Orchards, we love our animals. However, pets must be under control at all times when outside your site, for the safety of other guests and animals. Pets are not allowed in the Orchard Cabins. Aggressive behavior from any pet can result in the pet being asked to leave the park.YOU MUST PICK UP AFTER YOUR PET, failure to do so can result in expulsion from the orchard.
Pets are not allowed on the shuttle for mountain biking or hiking; so if you’d like to bring them please plan on driving your own vehicle to the trailhead.
This year’s camping will be first come, first serve starting at 3pm on Friday, April 28th. You will not be allowed in before 3pm. Please come to the welcome/check-in near the entrance of Big B’s and a HESTIVAL staff member will check you in. There will be no pre-assigned camping spots, but you will be assigned a certain area of the orchard depending on your camping setup/ rig size ( i.e. car, truck, camper, RV, etc.). If you are planning on attending HESTIVAL as a group, we recommend someone from your group checking in at 3pm and saving a spot for your group in the orchard that will accommodate all types of rigs you expect to have within your group.
All Late arrivals must check in at the welcome zone and if no one is attending the booth, please look for signs upon entering the apple orchard for camping information or get in touch with someone from your group.You can pick up your wristband at the welcome zone in the morning.
HESTIVAL is taking place at the beautiful Big B’s Delicious Orchards in between Hotchkiss and Paonia, Colorado. For anyone located in Colorado, we recommend driving as it is rather centrally located in the state on the Western Slope. For anyone looking to fly in for HESTIVAL, we recommend flying into Grand Junction or Montrose, Colorado, which are about 1-1.5 hours’ drive from Big B’s.
All camping gear; shelter ( tent/camper/car), sleeping bag, pad, pillow, headlamp, towel, water bottle, reusable mug and eating utensils are encouraged. Then, any gear for activities like hiking ( water bottle, shoes, rain jacket), biking (road or mountain bike, water, helmet, etc.), trail running (shoes, water) or yoga ( yoga mat)
Yes, we encourage you to bring snacks, drinks and food for dinner on 4/28. There is a country store and full service cafe at the venue so you can purchase food. There will be a handful of free snacks available throughout the weekend.
The menu for the meals provided by your HESTIVAL Pass will be announced upon arrival, but the meals will be a self-serve buffet where you can customize your plate to avoid any allergies. For severe or deathly allergies please notify firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior to April 14, 2023 all passes are refundable minus the Eventbright processing fee. After April 15th your pass is non-refundable, but is transferable if you’d like to give your pass to a friend or family member. Please email email@example.com to handle the transfer change.
It’s important for you to fill out the survey HEST sends you after purchasing tickets to tell us what type of rig you’ll be camping in. We have spots for tents, car camping, vans, RV’s, campers, truck bed campers, and under the stars.
We offer rustic camping, meaning there are no hook-ups available. We do have spigots for potable water to fill your tanks in a few locations around the orchard as well as showers and toilets on the property.
You may bring/use a generator but we ask that you please respect quiet hours after 10 pm in the campground.
A final activity schedule will be printed and available upon HESTIVAL arrival, but here are our activities thus far, subject to change. ** reservations required upon check in :
We are thrilled to offer a killer live music lineup. All music is included in the ALL-ACCESS HESTIVAL passes as well as everything outside of the live music: camping, food, drink, demos, activities, etc.
Yes, HEST and a handful of brand partners will have demos and product for sale.