Midsummer Family Festival 

Join Ben & Ainsley Arment and their family at the Wild + Free Farm Village on June 23-25, 2023 for a family camping weekend like no other!

We're going to attempt some things at the Midsummer Family Festival that we've never done before at the Farm Village -- a forest illumination, an outdoor theater under the stars, land-art projects, turning non-living trees into beautiful works of art, building woodland hideouts, and so much more!

And of course, we'll feature some crowd-favorites, like zip-lining and lantern-walks! We could all use a little summer magic, don’t you think?

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, cross the creek, transform a non-living tree into a beautiful work of art, help us illuminate the forest and put on a nighttime theater, or simply let the magic of midsummer guide your experience.

Say yes to chasing fireflies, studying the stars, or going on a nature scavenger hunt. Summertime is officially here at the Farm Village!

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. The price includes the activities, your camping spot, and meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast. We have newly-built heated bathhouses ready for your comfort.

  • $199 per adult (18+)
  • $179 per child (3-17)
  • Free for toddlers (0-2)

Cancellation Policy: Tickets are transferable to others but non-refundable and non-transferable to any other event. This event is 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 (map)
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 23

3:00 PM - Check-in and set-up camp
5:30 PM - Welcome gathering
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - Evening activities
8:30 PM - Bonfire

Saturday, June 24

8:30 AM - Breakfast
10:00 AM - Morning activities
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Afternoon activities
3:00 PM - Free time
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - Evening activity
8:30 PM - Bonfire

Sunday, June 25

8:30 AM - Breakfast
9:30 AM - Morning activity
11:00 AM - Depart for home


Cancellation Policy: Registrations are transferable to another person but non-refundable and cannot be transferred to any other event. Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions, even with last-minute emergencies. This 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. You can include any dietary restrictions on the sign-up page. We can accommodate the following dietary restrictions: gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian.

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 transferable to another person but non-refundable and cannot be transferred to any other event. We are 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.