A LEGENDARY VENUE WITH AN ICONIC HISTORY
Black Oak Ranch offers an intimate festival site in a majestic setting of oak woodlands, bay trees, expansive meadows, and year-round streams. The ranch is a perfect place for friends and family to gather, an ideal location to cultivate community. We cannot wait for you to join us and call this place HOME. The Ranch is also the home of the Hog Farm, one of the oldest, continuously running communes in the U.S. 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. They ran the free kitchen, which fed hundreds of thousands, and were part of the security crew, aka the “please force.” In more recent years, the Hog Farm and friends have produced several epic events at Black Oak Ranch, including Electric on the Eel (1989-1991), The Hog Farm Pignic (1992-2001), Earthdance (1999-2010), The Kate Wolf Festival (2001-2022), Gaia Festival (2011 & 2012), and Enchanted Forest Gathering (2016 – 2018).
Camping – Black Oak Ranch is a special place for festival camping; whether it’s amongst the oak and bay trees in Riverside Walk-In Camping or in an RV or Car Camping in the flat grassland of Meadowlands. No campsite is too far from the festival action of the Forest Stage, the Maple Grove Healing Sanctuary, the Food Court, and the Main Concert Bowl. Our artisan showers, fondly called the “Hog Wash”, are available for a small fee. Fresh water is plentiful throughout the venue and the Peg House General Store provides camping necessities. Ten Mile Creek runs the length of the venue and is accessible from Riverside Walk-in Camping. This year-round creek is wonderful for exploring with kiddos, taking a quick dip, or enjoying a longer float.
Summer at the Ranch. June is a wonderful time of year at Black Oak Ranch. The weather is usually warm but not too hot. Depending on rainfall over the winter, the grass is green, and the creeks are flowing. The impressive Perseids meteor shower is in full effect for some amazing star gazing at night. The vibe at Black Oak Ranch cannot be beat, it is truly a very special place. Join us for three intimate days and nights of music, magic, and community, here at Black Oak Ranch, where everyone is family.