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Great Blue Heron Music Festival 2017

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The Heron - Farm & Festival Grounds

2361 Wait Corners Road

Sherman, NY 14781

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Come Celebrate the 26th Annual Blue Heron Music Festival

June 30th, July 1 & 2, 2017!!!!!

Main Stage at The Heron -Smackdab

Check back here or on our website for line-up announcements.

Here's What There Is To Look Forward To This Summer!

  • 3 Stages, 36 Bands featuring Americana, Roots, Old Time, Bluegrass, Zydeco, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Blues, Gospel, & Country. National & Regional Artists

  • 300 Acres of Farmland & Woods

    Dance Tent & Drum Circle All Night Long

  • Tent, RV & Vehicle Camping Areas

  • Instrument & Healing Arts Workshops

  • Kids & Teen Programs

  • Food & Merch Vendors

  • Swimming, Hiking & Biking

Main Stage with Donna the Buffalo

Since 1992, music lovers of all ages have trekked to The Heron, the Chautauqua County farm that hosts thousands of family and friends each year over Independence Day weekend. Many who started coming to the festival with their parents now return with children of their own. The Blue Heron has become a very family oriented event with activites for all ages. See all about Heron Family Fun on this webpage.

Family Drum & Dance Workshop

The Heron Family Fun at the Beach

While the site has gradually expanded to accommodate the growing number of visitors (about 7000 attendees currently), the fundamentals of the festival remain the same: Present a diverse assortment of original music from regional and national artists; create a collaborative artistic space where all are encouraged to participate and interact; and foster a cooperative and positive environment for celebration, while ensuring a safe and satisfying experience for the whole community.

Photo of vehicle camping Area

Vehicle Camping & Parking Options

The Heron offers a beautiful variety of camping & parking options to ensure your best possible festival experience. If your perfect home for the festival is a tent deep in the woods or you prefer “vehicle camping” with your family, we offer a variety of "Lots" to suit your needs. Our Lots are color coded; Green, Purple, Orange for vehicle camping, Red & Blue for parking. Prices and features vary. Refer to the Details page on our website for more photos and descriptions.

We have never run out of camping or parking spaces for everyone!

Wooded Tent Camping

The Heron has the most magical mystical woods available for tent camping. There is no fee per tent, but you must pay to park your car in the Red or Blue Lots. Shuttles can take you from the lots to the Crossroads of Up & Over Road and Dragon Run. You will have to carry your gear from the shuttle drop-off to your site, so only bring what you can manage. There are no personal vehicles permitted in this section of woods! This area tends to have the Night Owls of our Heron family, probably NOT the best place for families or those who need a good night sleep. Families prefer the Orange, Green and Purple camping lots.

Not a camper? Our area has many B&B, hotel and resort options.

Photo of Tent Camping in the Heron Woods

Here's the Festival Site Map. It's also here.

Blue Heron Music Festival Site Map

Water, Ice, Food, Libations, Sanitation & Recycling:

The Heron property has many water spigots that supply Health Department approved chlorinated drinking water. Our Merch Booth sells bottled water and ice. At The Heron’s Cafe in the Woods you can get water, coffee, soft drinks, pizza, baked goods & more. The festival midway offers an exotic variety of fresh-cooked fare & beverages. Southern Tier Brewery will be offering a selection of their award winning brews and Willow Creek Winery will be featuring their very popular Wine Slushies. Please stay hydrated and well nourished!

See more info about amenties and policies on our website.

There are Delicious Food Vendors at The Heron

Rainbow Recycling is our colorful way of educating and encouraging patrons to sort their trash and recycle. We have 55 stations that each consist of a trash bin, a metal bin, a plastic bin, a glass container (though we ask you NOT to bring glass), a compost bucket and a spot for cardboard and paper.


I can't afford a ticket. Can I volunteer to earn my way in and help the cause?

Absolutley, we need 800 volunteers to make the Heron fly right. Here's the info on that.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Attendees under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guadian. Families & young peolpe must go through security's Family Check-In process.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Public transport does not service this event as we are in a rural area. We have plenty of off road parking. Please carpool to reduce the number of cars parked in our pastures!

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please don't bring pets, firewood or fireworks. Glass is highly discouraged but not banned, please take your glass home after the event. You can bring our own beverages of all types. Please help reduce the use of plastic water bottles by using our potable water taps to refill water bottles.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email for gerenal info: info@greatblueheron.com, for volunteer info: gbhcrew@gmail.com

Phone: 716-761-7190

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