Music Lovers Are Heading to the Family-Friendly Albino Skunk Music Festival in Greer, South Carolina

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Albino Skunk Music Festival in Greer, South Carolina has attracted acts like The Avett Brothers. It happens twice a year on a farm in Greer, and if you haven’t been, you’re missing out. If you want to go, you’ll need to act fast! The fall Albino Skunk Music Festival is October 6-8, 2022! SpringSkunk gives music lovers a few months to plan for the May 11-13, 2023 event if you need a little more time to plan.

Find out what makes the weekend-long Albino Skunk Music Festival in Greer unique and why you’ll want to go to this family-friendly event, no matter what kind of music you prefer!

Planning on coming in from out of town for the festival? The Ultimate Visitors and Locals Guide to Greer, SC, can help you plan your trip!

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What Is An Albino Skunk And Why Does It Have A Music Festival?

The popular music festival is named for the (nearly) albino white skunks on the property where the Albino Skunk Music Festival occurs, The SkunkFarm.

What began as a private event turned into an annual music festival open to the public in 1995. Then, in the spring of 2010, the Skunk Music Festival gave birth to a second event – The SpringSkunk Fest. Lovers of Bluegrass, Acoustic, Rock, and more now gather twice a year to enjoy live music and other festivities on this magical SkunkFarm in Greer.

Think of it as our very own local bluegrass-themed Coachella! Only it is way more accessible, affordable and you can sleep in your own bed after a shower each night if you like. Of course, camping the weekend at the festival is the way to go, but the benefit of being so close to home is that it gives you options.

Is The Albino Skunk Music Festival Kid Friendly?

Yes! It is!
The Albino Skunk Music Festival isn’t just kid-friendly; they are kid-welcoming! With special planned kid’s programming through the weekend, the kids get to enjoy activities geared toward them. Past kid’s programming has included “drive-in” movies, kids yoga, crafts, circus performers, and more.

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What To Expect At The 2022 Albino Skunk Music Festival

This year will look slightly different from past years, whether you’ve been before or this is your first foray into the Skunk Music Festival Scene.

Camping The Weekend At The Skunk Music Festival

For the true immersive music festival experience, camping out for the weekend is required! Gates open at noon on Wednesday for Early Arrivers ($30 extra ticket required) or Thursday at noon for regular ticket holders, and campers are expected to be packed up and on their way home by noon on Sunday. The festival has two options for those who want the full weekend-long experience.

The SkunkFarm Camping Map shows the layout of the two different camping options. The tent camping area is near and under the tree areas on the map. The portion of the SkunkFarm with trees is not open for car camping.

  • Car Camping is $35 per vehicle when purchased online ($40 at gate). Campers must all have tickets to each day of the festival in addition to the flat rate per car camping fee. Camping spots can not be reserved, and location is on a first come, first get basis.
    There will be a “Quiet Zone” camping area located at the rear of the property, with rules about after-hour noise and lights. This is the best option for those attending with your children.
  • Reserved RV and General RV Camping are both $130 when purchased online. Wee highly recommend that you reserve your RV camping spot..
    The map above shows the three different lots for RV and Trailer camping.
    *At the time of publication, most of the 2022 Skunk Music Festival RV sites are showing as SOLD OUT. There appears to be a small handful of spots left at the North RV Lot. You can Email The SkunkFarm to check for overflow, or arrive without a reservation to park in the general camping area (25ft RV/Campers and under).

If you want to get a jumpstart on the festivities and get all settled in before the Music Festival begins this year, The Skunk Music Festival has an Early Bird option. Campers can arrive as early as Wednesday if they have pre-reserved their camping spot online for an additional $30 at the gate. Early campers must arrive at the SkunkFarm between noon and dusk. No early campers will be allowed in after dark.

What Every Parent Wonders: Does The Albino Skunk Music Festival Have Bathrooms

YES.
In addition to portable toilets and handwashing stations throughout the SkunkFarm, there is a single-person restroom to the right of the stage. For campers, there are two shower facilities also located at the rear of the SkunkFarm property.

If you are attending with small children, I suggest bringing a portable potty training style toilet or camping toilet with you to simplify things at the festival.

Covid-19 Precautions For The 2022 Albino Skunk Music Festival

At the time of publication, The Albino Skunk Music Festival does not foresee conditions warranting the same Covid-19 protocol as 2021. Stay updated with their Covid protocol to be sure.

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Attending The 2022 Albino Skunk Music Festival In Greer, South Carolina

Aside from a love of music, there are one or two other essentials you’ll need for the weekend at The Albino Skunk Music Festival. Tickets, and the talent line up, so you can decide when you want to go.

Tickets For The Albino Skunk Music Festival

There are single-day options and multi-day passes, so let’s go over the ticketing options for The Albino Skunk Music Festival:

  • The Three Day – Entire Festival Ticket
    Adult (17+) $185 / Child (12-16) $70
  • The Two Day – Weekend Ticket
    Adult (17+) $135 / Child (12-16) $55
  • Single Day Tickets
    Thursday – Adult (17+) $55 / Child (12-16) $25
    Friday – Adult (17+) $70 / Child (12-16) $30
    Saturday – Adult (17+) $75 / Child (12-16) $32

Children 11 and under gain admittance for free with an adult. The Albino Skunk Music Festival happens rain or shine, so pack your sense of adventure, a change of clothes, and a rain poncho!

The 2022 Talent Line-up

Biographies and information about the performers can be found on the Lineup Page of the Albino Skunk Music Festival Website

  • Thursday
    Armchair Boogie
    Good Morning Bedlam
    J & the Causeways
    AJ Lee & Blue Summit
    Nikki Talley
    Oakhill Drifters
  • Friday
    Adia Victoria
    Songs from the Road Band
    Western Centuries
    Lizzie No
    Erin Rae
    Good Morning Bedlam
    Oliver Bates Craven
  • Saturday
    The War and the Treaty
    The Way Down Wanderers
    Lizzie No
    David Childers & The Serpents
    Erin Rae
    Twisted Pine
    Reedy River String Band
    Barrett Davis

Attending The 2023 SpringSkunk Music Fest In Greer, South Carolina

Can’t make it this fall, or are you so excited you want to get a jump on planning for the SpringSkunk Fest in 2023? If you can’t make it this fall, then mark your calendars for May 11th-13th, 2023, when SpringSkunk happens.

If you are attending the Albino Skunk Music Festival and you’re in a reserved RV spot, you’ll have the opportunity to reserve the same spot or a different one during the festival weekend. To do so, you’ll also need to purchase a three-day ticket.

To get all the latest updates and notify when tickets go on sale, sign up for the SkunkFest Mailing List.

Albino Skunk Music Festival Info & FAQ

  • The Albino Skunk Music Festival Website
  • Where:
    The SkunkFarm, 4067 Jordan Road in Greer
  • When:
    October 6th-8th, 2022, May 11th-13th, 2023
  • Food & Beverage:
    Coolers and outside food and beverage are permitted. Glass bottles are not allowed, but alcohol is ok to bring in a can or a box. There will also be food trucks and vendors on-site through the weekend.
  • Pets:
    Well-behaved, quiet, leashed dogs are permitted at the festival.

This article was originally written by Melanie Coblentz and has been updated by the Kidding Around Team.

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