A magical music festival

We are excited to present the inaugural Hog Farm Hideaway, located at the beautiful Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, CA. This intimate three day, family friendly music festival features three nights with The String Cheese Incident plus many more amazing artists. There will be three stages of music, camping, interactive art installations, an eclectic assortment of food vendors, craft beers, wines and adult libations, a cannabis club, Casbah tea house, kids-zone, an activist area, healing hub and more! You can also enjoy a dip in one of our lovely Ten Mile Creek swimming holes.

Black Oak Ranch is home to The Hog Farm, one of the oldest, continuously running communes in the United States. The Hog Farm has a long history of producing and participating in iconic music festivals and events, most notably the original Woodstock Music Festival in 1969. In more recent years, The Hog Farm co-produced Electric on the Eel (1987-1991) and The Hog Farm Pignic (1992-2001) and hosted Earthdance (1999-2001) and The Kate Wolf Festival (2001-present). The Kate Wolf Music Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. Please visit katewolfmusicfestival.com for more information. Black Oak Ranch offers an intimate festival site in a majestic setting of oak woodlands, meadows and year-round creeks. A perfect location to gather with friends and family.

The String Cheese Incident has a long tradition of bringing the community together and creating magical experiences in beautiful places. The band has not had a west coast annual event since the Horning’s Hideout festival in Oregon, which ended in 2013. We look forward to reviving this tradition of magic, music and community at the Hog Farm Hideaway.

“Keep the Dream Alive”

The Hog Farm Hideaway 2022 is dedicated in loving memory of Jesse Aratow (1972-2021). Jesse Aratow passed away suddenly on October 29, 2021, at age 48, leaving a chasm in our hearts. Jesse was The String Cheese Incident’s long-time manager and agent and beloved by those who had the honor to know him. He was instrumental in working with us to imagine the Hog Farm Hideaway and book the incredible roster of musicians who will come together at Black Oak Ranch.

Jesse had a larger-than-life presence. He was authentic, loyal, and devoted to his colleagues, artists, and his family. Every time we would get together to plan the Hog Farm Hideaway, we were always reminded of his fierce dedication to his artists, his trade, and the vision of the festival; we were always uplifted by his dry and witty sense of humor. Jesse’s motto was “Keep the Dream Alive.” We plan to do just that at the inaugural Hog Farm Hideaway in June.

The Hog Farm Hideaway