Plan to hook up with the NailTravels team at the 16th Annual Northwest String Summit! In Horning’s Hideout, get ready for good times and family fun with some of the best musicians anywhere! Be prepared to be broken and battered by the return of a very special Saturday evening “electrified” Yonder Mountain String Band set including the annual Saturday Night Spectacular by Tyler Fuqua Creations.
Even more bands and stage lineups to be announced soon – including Workshops at the Kinfolk Revival Tent AND Ninkasi Troubadour Cafe Stage! Stay Tuned!
16th Annual Northwest String Summit
- String Summit Ticketing
There will be a limited availability of 4 Day (Thurs-Sun), 3-Day (Fri-Sun), and if supplies allow 2-Day(Sat/Sun) and Sunday Only Passes of each price level, and when that quantity is sold out they will automatically go up to the next price level, so get on the stick.
For phone orders: 877-987-6487 For customer issues: 877-435-9849
- Camping Information
4-Day Pass prices include primitive camping Thursday through Sunday. 3-Day Pass price includes primitive camping Friday – Sunday. And If available, 2-Day Passes will primitive camping Saturday – Sunday. We strongly encourage everyone to purchase their Parking Pass in advance of arrival to Horning’s Hideout. RV Passes are required for RVs to enter property. More info below. Thursday Entry/Pass – With the addition of Thursday Main Stage entertainment you can now buy 4-Day Passes in advance at different pricing date dependent and while supplies last. Gates will open for 4-Day Pass holders approximately at 12:00PM Thursday.
If you purchased a 3-Day Pass and wish to add Thursday entry, there is a code provided on your 3-Day Pass that will allow you to do so. Please note that same camping regulations apply for early arrivals. The gates open to the public beginning Thursday at approximately 12:00 PM. Gates will close Monday, at 12:00pm. Horning’s Hideout offers primitive camping only, unless RV pass is purchased. The camping areas will be separate from the parking areas. A Family Camping area will be open to anyone wishing to camp with children or otherwise enjoy a more quiet camping experience. We ask that noise and partying be kept out of this area.
- Family Camping Information
Check out our Kid’s & Families Page for more info.
String Summit is a strong family-oriented festival. We have a designated family camping area where quiet hours are observed. We also have a “Kid’s & Family Area” that features all manner of arts and crafts. String Summit volunteers are on hand to facilitate and provide limited supplies.
Please note this is not a day-care or babysitting service. Volunteers cannot accept responsibility for your children. We encourage parents to supervise and participate. In order to minimize the trauma of lost children, children under 10, who are admitted free with paying adult, will not be permitted to enter or exit the amphitheater without a responsible adult.
Even non-paying children are required to wear a wristband. We encourage you to stop by the kid’s tent and write their name on their band with permanent marker. If you do lose a child please report it immediately to a radio wearing security person. We will then lock down the amphitheater until your child is located. Please keep your little ones well fed and well hydrated, and don’t forget to keep them protected from the sun. Sunscreen and hats are strongly encouraged for everyone, especially kids! Hoola Hoops and safe toys are always welcome.
RV passes are limited . When they sell out there will be no more available, please do not bring your RV to the NWSS without a RV Pass.
RV is considered any oversized vehicle that will not fit into a single parking space (>19ft long), trailered camper, and/or attached camper to pick-up. Vans will not be considered RVs. To park in RV world, patron must have a RV pass. If a vehicle is oversized it is considered a RV and therefore must have a RV pass. There is no other oversized parking or trailer parking available anywhere at venue. Patrons may sleep in their vehicles – but no tents or camping gear can be set up in parking lots. Recreational Vehicles, RV Trailers and Buses with RV Passes will be parked in a separate area. RENTED BOX VANS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.Vans will not be considered RVs. Qualifying vehicles only permitted in RV world – regardless of purchase of an RV pass, non-qualified vehicles shall be directed to park in regular parking areas.
There are no electric hook ups or dump stations available on site at all- not even for Artists and Crew. The RV Parking Lot is limited in size. Space in this lot is available by special RV pass basis only. Leveling shims (boards or similar) are recommended. For other vehicles that people intend to sleep in that are undersized (vans, pickups with canopies) we will try to accommodate you by placing you in a level area. Although we would like to honor the requests for a large space next to undersized vehicles so you can put out chairs and camping gear next to your VW, we CAN’T, for it is basically taking up a complete parking space.
We wish we could accommodate folks with that much extra room around their vehicles, but we are limited on parking spaces. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
Special Needs Information
A separate area will be reserved for Handicap parking and camping. The Special Needs Parking Lot is the only parking area where car camping is allowed. Vehicles are permitted in this area to anyone displaying an official handicap placard in their vehicle. We regret to inform you that RVs and trailers are no longer permitted in this area. A handicap person viewing area will be reserved in the concert field. Handicap toilets will be available in both the reserved viewing area and the reserved parking/camping area. Handicap information is also available at the point of ticket sales and at the band merchandise area. If any special assistance in needed please visit one of the two information areas or stop any Event Staffer.We are happy to help.
Service Dogs -The only exception to this is service dogs that are trained for a certain task, such as a guide dog for a blind person. Oregon Law does not recognize dogs or other animals as a service animal unless you are blind, deaf or physically handicapped. They must be trained to perform a certain task, not be simply someone’s companion. What qualifies as a task are such things as a guide dog for the blind, what does not qualify is a companion dog.
- Water & ICE are available on site – Drinking water is also available for no fee. Bring your own containers. Bottled water and Ice are also available for purchase.
- Vending – A variety of independent vendors will be selling food and crafts for the duration of the event. Credit card purchases may be available depending on vendor.
- ATM – An ATM will be on site. We encourage patrons to bring enough cash to last the entire weekend.
- Toilets & Hand washing – Portable toilets and hand washing stations are located throughout the Hideout.
- Showers – There are now shower stalls located in the vending area part of the amphitheater available for a fee.
- Telephones will be available to the public for local calls. Calling cards will be necessary for long distance calls.
Local Kennel Information
- Sunset Kennels: (503) 648-4331
- Hillsboro Vet Clinic: (503) 648-4117
- Rock Creek Kennels: (503) 645-2912
- A Pretty Pets: (503) 359-7542
- Companion Pet Clinics: (503) 693-1063
- Minoggie Kennels: (503) 621-3597
A special Kids Area will feature the Horning’s Hideout playground equipment, organized games, crafts and volunteer chaperons. Please stay with your child at all times. Please also take advantage of the free children identification bracelets available in the Kids Area. The children ID bracelets will identify the child and parents name. This year we have also organized a Lost Child Protocol. We request that any parent that becomes separated from their child notify staff or security immediately. When a child is missing all existing vehicles will be stopped so that the identity of any exiting children can be verified. We apologize for any inconvenience that results from this policy. Lets keep our children safe!
Participate in the Leave No Trace Campsite Challenge!
How Do I Participate?
First, arriving to the festival in as green a fashion as possible is part of the equation (hike, bike, public transit, carpool). Other than that, it’s all about how green your camp is (greening tips available for download here ….INSERT LINK). Anyone camping on the on site is invited to nominate their own campsite or a neighbor’s campsite.
1) Submit a campsite entry form, including a sketch of your campsite at the Leave No Trace booth in Music Meadow.
2) Stop by the Leave No Trace booth each day to view all the campsite entries. Campsite finalists will be chosen daily by staff.
3) String Summit and Leave No Trace staff will select the grand prize winner on Monday morning and the winner will be contacted directly by festival staff.
How Do I Win?
It’s simple. Just enter your campsite and each day we will randomly select one campsite as a finalist. Finalists will then be judged on three criteria:
• Cleanliness. How are you keeping a clean and tidy camp?
• Sustainability. How are you supporting the long-term health of our environment as an on site camper?
• Creativity. How did you add fun flavor to your camp?
What Do I Win?
Prizes for daily finalists!
Grand prize: One grand prize winner will be selected by staff from the daily finalists to win two tickets for next year’s festival!