Arguably the best country music festival west of the Mississippi River, Stagecoach Festival has it all; country music, a beautiful venue, and the perfect weather. This unforgettable festival is located just outside Palm Springs, in Indio, California. In addition to Stagecoach, the Empire Polo Club is also home to Coachella Music and Arts Festival and the newly-added, Desert Trip. We compiled a list of tips for camping at Stagecoach.

Camping Tips

  • There is no tent camping, only RV camping.
  • There is a general store on the camp grounds in case you forgot anything.
  • The port o potties are clean, have an attendant, and are probably the nicest on the festival grounds. So, don’t be scared to use them if needed.
  • Wake up early (about 7 am) to take shower. Don’t forget to bring a towel and all of your shower essentials.
  • No glass bottles.
  • You can purchase ice from trucks that travel throughout the RV resort. The trucks can also empty the water tank in your RV for a fee.
  • Bring ear plugs and a sleep mask to help you get a good night’s rest.

Looking for a unique camping experience? Check out Base Camp! This pop-up RV and tent camping resort is sure to give campers an unforgettable festival experience. Guests can choose from unfurnished or furnished luxury tents – with one or two beds.

Base Camp also has a pop-up beauty bar on site and a hot air balloon that’s available for rides! According to the official Base Camp website, “The Base Camp property is located 6 miles south of the Polo Fields and features RV, tent + car camping, swimming, music, food, drinks, art & much more.”

Festival Tips

  • There is more to the festival than music. Be sure to check out the pop-up boutiques, dance halls, and don’t forget to ride the ferris wheel!
  • Visit the Toyota tent, where you can pick up a free festival bandana, poster, and much more!
  • Register your festival wristband for the chance to win prizes. Be sure to also link your social media profiles for additional benefits. Remember to register your wristband before you put it on for the weekend because it’s not easy to remove.
  • General festival parking is free.
  • If you’re going to wear your cowboy boots, make sure they are broken in. You’re going to be doing a LOT of walking. Stagecoach is not the place to be wearing a band new pair of cowboy boots. If you do, you might end up spending time in the medical tent, having your blisters taped up.
  • Check out the complete list of rules on the official Stagecoach website.

Check out some of our favorite photos from Stagecoach 2016.