Midsummer Family Festival 

June 10-12, 2022 | Head Waters, VA

For centuries, people groups all over the world have celebrated the summer solstice with bonfires, food, dancing, and festivals. You might think of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, a Shakespearean play in which the characters are beguiled by the fairies of the forest during this enchanted time.

It’s thought to be a magical time, especially for Scandinavian countries, because they experience almost continuous sun this time of year.

Regardless of how you see it, Midsummer is a time to celebrate.

A time to gather. A time to dance. A time to go on an adventure. A time to make flower crowns and take barefoot walks in the dewy grass. A time to stay up late to take in all the light of the sun on the longest day of the year.

We could all use a little magic, don’t you think? Join us for the inaugural Midsummer Family Festival on the grounds of the Wild + Free Farm Village on June 10-12, 2022. It'll be a family camping experience like no other!

The Magic of Midsummer

Innocence. Adventure. Mischief. Curiosity. Boredom. These are the spirits that wander hot summer nights and court us into the magic of midsummer.

Celebrations fill our days with delight and keep our children engaged with learning. Build a bonfire, make a flower crown, or dance around a maypole. Or simply let the magic of midsummer guide your days.

Say yes to painting al fresco, chasing fireflies, studying the stars, or going on a mushroom hunt. Wonder schooling is officially in session.

Festival Pricing

You are invited to pitch your tent in one of our designated camping areas on the grounds of the Wild + Free Farm Village. Meals are included from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast. And we'll have our newly-built heated bathhouses ready for your comfort.

  • $199 per adult (18+)
  • $149 per child (3-17)
  • Free for toddlers (0-2)

Cancellation Policy: Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be deferred to any other event. This event will be held rain or shine.

Wild + Free Farm Village

The Wild + Free Farm Village is located about an hour and a half west of Charlottesville, VA. One thing is for sure - there is no getting to Head Waters, Virginia without stunning views of the Allegheny Mountains!

Wild + Free Farm Village
6983 Cowpasture Road N
Head Waters, VA 24442

Once you arrive in Head Waters, we are located seven miles north of 250 on Cowpasture Road, and you’ll see the Wild + Free sign on the road. Please be aware that your cell phone service will drop-out within a half hour from the Farm Village. We encourage you to print-out directions or save them to your phone. We'll have WiFi access and phone lines when you get here.

Festival Schedule

Friday, June 10

2:00 PM - Check-in and set-up camp
5:30 PM - Welcome gathering
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - Lantern making
8:00 PM - Lantern walk
8:30 PM - Bonfire

Saturday, June 11

8:30 AM - Breakfast
9:30 AM - Guided activities
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Guided activities
3:00 PM - Free time
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - Instrument making
8:00 PM - Musical forest walk
8:30 PM - Bards around the bonfire

Sunday, June 12

8:30 AM - Breakfast
9:30 AM - Guided adventure
11:00 AM - Depart for home

Cancellation Policy: Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be deferred to any other event. Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions, even with last-minute emergencies. The event will be held rain or shine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are meals included?

Yes, we'll provide meals starting with dinner on Friday night and ending with breakfast on Sunday morning. We'll have water and snacks for sale as well.

Can we bring an RV?

Due to the limitations of our zoning permit, we regret that we cannot accommodate RVs on the property. Small, pop-up campers are fine.

Do you offer refunds?

Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be deferred to any other event. Unfortunately, we're not able to make exceptions, even with last-minute emergencies. The event will be held rain or shine.

Are pets allowed?

Outside pets are not permitted on the property. See our other guidelines.

What amenities available?

We'll have electrical outlets available in a central location near the campsites for charging phones and blowing up air mattresses.

What about restroom facilities?

We just finished building new, heated bathhouses near the camping village. You'll also be able to use the restrooms in the main lodge.

Please note:

We require all guests to sign liability waivers and photo release forms in order to participate. Here are some additional policies at the Farm Village.

If you have any other questions, please email us.