Getting to Campout


  • Wednesday — 12pm–7pm
  • Thursday — 10am–7pm
  • Friday — 10am–7pm
  • Saturday — 10am–2pm
  • Sunday — Gate Closed

*If you arrive outside of front gate hours, you will not be able to enter until it re-opens in the morning. We close the gates at 7pm, because it's nearly impossible for you to get your camp set up in the dark.


  • Monday — 11am (all guests off property)

Arrival Procedure

  • Have tickets, ID, and proof of vaccination ready.
  • Temporarily park your car at gate while you check-in (register, ID & vaxx check, ticket scan, and obtain your wristband).
  • Get back in your vehicle to proceed to event parking.
  • Parking is $20 per car. Please have cash in exact change ready to avoid creating traffic. Anytime you leave the property, you will have to show your parking validation when you return. If you lose your parking validation you will have to re-purchase.
  • Upon first arrival, you may unload directly at your camp site until 9PM. Unload first, return your car to main parking, then set-up your campsite. DO NOT set up camp until you have returned your car to parking. You have 15 minutes to unload so you do not create traffic.

Ride Share Document

Have an empty seat in your car and want to help someone get to Campout? Or do you need a ride to Campout? Click here to see our self-serve ride share document. There's a tab at the bottom to switch between needing a ride, or offering space. If you see other folks on the list with the same times as you, give them a shout privately and see what can be worked out. If you solve your travel, please delete your requests.

Charter Buses to Campout

Not sure how you'll get to Campout yet? Every year we charter round-trip buses from both Pittsburgh and NYC to the festival for our Queer Fam Fund, and there are limited extra seats available for sale. While the prices have spiraled this year due to inflation and gas prices, it's still a great way to take the hassle out of your travel planning. All buses leave Wednesday morning for Campout, and return Monday morning. Sorry, we only sell round-trip tickets. One-ways are not available.

Click here to see the full bus schedule and purchase your seats.

Travel by Car

Washington, DC 2.5 hours
Baltimore – 2.5 hours
Pittsburgh – 2.5 hours
Philadelphia – 3.5 hours
New York City – 5 hours
Cleveland – 5 hours
Buffalo – 5.5 hours
Columbus – 5.5 hours
Cincinnati – 7 hours
Toronto – 7.5 hours
Louisville – 8 hours
Boston – 8.5 hours

Nearest Major Airports

IAD Washington Dulles – 2 hours
PIT Pittsburgh – 3 hours
DCA Washington Reagan – 2.5 hours
BWI Baltimore – 2.5 hours
PHL Philadelphia – 3.5 hours