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For those wishing to set up and/or begin camping prior to the festival, Early Camping begins on Friday, April 12 at 12 PM. BYO Tent and RV Camping (no hook ups) is included in the price of a weekend ticket. 


Personal campfires at campsites are not allowed, but we offer a community campfire for all to enjoy. 

*Please note that floating lanterns are not allowed.


A limited number of glamping tents are available for an added fee. Please contact us to express interest, and spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis. 


Oak Grove is a community that consistently takes care of each other. Whenever at Oak Grove, we kindly ask that all attendees be respectful of your camping neighbors and, most importantly, the land. Please leave your campsite cleaner than you found it, and take home everything that you brought in.

Thank you for joining our community and observing the following guidelines below so that all can safely enjoy Oak Grove Retreat:

  • Please bag up all of your trash and recycling separately, and take it with you. We are striving to be zero waste.

  • Propane canisters brought to the site need to leave with the owners. They do not go in the trash or recycling. 

  • Camping ends on Sunday after the festival, and we kindly ask that all campers safely depart from their cleaned sites by the end of the day.

  • For safety, comfort and the environment please do not drive around the grounds. 

  • No driving in camp sites after dark! 

  • Motorized Vehicles (motorized bikes, scooters, etc.) are not allowed. If you have special mobility needs please contact us in advance to accommodate you.

  • Outdoor hot-water showers are available 24/7.

  • ALCOHOL POLICY: No Alcohol. 

  • No weapons of any kind.

  • No radios, amplified music, generators or idling vehicles.

  • No outside firewood. It brings invasive bugs and tree diseases that our trees are not used to. 

  • No dogs or pets. 

  • No illegal drugs.

  • Public intoxication and drug abuse are not acceptable and we reserve the right to intervene if we believe anyone is acting inappropriately and/or disrespectful.

  • Please take only memories, leave only footprints.


Quality Inn & Suites, Tarboro-Kingsboro (less than three miles away):

We have a block of rooms at the Quality Inn & Suites in Tarboro (1504 Western Blvd., Tarboro, 252-824-0088) for the "Oak Grove Rhythm Retreat" just a few miles from Oak Grove Retreat.  Reservations must be made by March 22nd, at which time the rooms will be released for others to book. 

We've reserved both double-bed/non-smoking ($74/night + taxes) and king-bed/non-smoking ($78/night + taxes). Quality Inn & Suites offers a complimentary continental breakfast buffet (it's nothing fancy but convenient!). Rooms have a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.

Here is the link to access online reservations for the blocked rooms:


Meal Plan

Meal Plan available for pre-purchase

You can pre-purchase a Meal Plan for $55/person. This includes three vegan/vegetarian/omnivore meals: Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and Saturday dinner, plus a light breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Deadline to purchase is Thursday, March 28. Meal Plan tickets are limited to 50 participants.

Breakfast: Yogurt Parfaits, fruit, coffee and tea

Friday Dinner*: Caribbean chili

Saturday Lunch: Vegan paella

Saturday Dinner*: Indian vegetable curry

*Protein option for both dinners: Chicken

Catering by Chef's Desirables of Raleigh

We encourage you to bring your own plates, cups/mugs and utensils to reduce waste. These items will be provided as well when needed.

Catering by Chef's Desirables of Raleigh, "Upscale Caribbean Soul Cuisine"

Chef’s Desirables is the next evolution in the career of owner/operator Thomas Smith. Thomas has worked every role in a kitchen since finding his passion for food.

He has worked most recently as head chef at Cru and in his free time has been a personal chef for many intimate parties resulting in this new venture.

Thomas works hand in hand with each customer to manicure a menu using his fusion blend of Tropical flavors and Southern Staples.

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