Information Booth

Located directly behind the International Pavilion/VIP areas. Pick up an Earl Scruggs Music Festival site map and performance schedule.

Answers to general information questions and lost and found items will be located here.

Friday: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am- 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

Festival Attendees INFO

Text “ESMF” to 40691

to get the Scruggs Scoop for official festival updates. These texts will be the best way to keep up to date on the festival schedule, stay informed on festival happenings & surprise performances throughout the weekend.

Lost & Found

Lost & Found is at the Information Booth – Open during festival hours. 

Festival Clear Bag Policy

No bags or purses will be allowed in the festival venue gates unless they are made of a clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC. Please note, all guests will be subject to search upon arrival via our security check-point. To expedite the entry process, our overall suggestion – less is more!

✅ YES -Clear bags made of clear plastic, clear vinyl, or clear pvc which do not exceed 14″ x 17″ x 6″

✅ YES Instruments in cases will be allowed in to be used in the Jamming Area at the Silo Bar, but will be subject to a thorough search.

🚫 NO backpacks or bags that are not clear

🚫 Single pocket drawstring bags that are not clear

We will have clear bags available for purchase on-site at the festival merch booth.

Wide Open Fitness Gym

First floor International Pavilion – Tryon International Equestrian Center offers the Wide Open Fitness Gym, which includes a game room, workout room, and courts for pickleball and dodgeball.

Open gym (no free w/ festival wristband) Fri, Sat, Sun from 8a-4:00p;

Yoga Class (no fee w/ festival wristband) @ 9a-10a Fri, Sat, Sun (beginners welcome);

Pickleball (no fee for open play; $5 fee for tournament, registration required)


Thursday, Social 5p-8p;
Friday, Intro, 11a-1p;
Saturday, Tournament ($5/player, registration required, we will pair w/ team if you don’t have one) 11a-1p.

More info on Experiences Page and
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TRYON Restaurants

Tryon Interntational Equestrian Center offers world class restaurants and bars.

Silo Bar: Th-Sun 3pm-1pm

Rogers Diner: Th-Sun 7am-11pm

Campagna: Th-Sun 11am-11pm

Legends: Th-Sun 11a-11pm

Blue Ginger (Sushi): Th-Sun 11am-9pm

Taco Mundo Th-Sun (near Silo Bar) 11am-4pm

General Store
(Starbucks, Sandwiches, Coffee, and general grocery items incl beer, wine, ice) 7am-11pm

Bears BBQ TIME: 11am-9pm

On-Site Radio

Flint Hill Stage (presented by WLOS) music is broadcast throughout the festival site, including camping areas. We will text the radio frequency if you’ve signed up.

Text “ESMF” to 40691

or check with the info booth.


Enhance your festival stay by visiting the ESMF Experiences page and learn more about Thursday offerings, Trail Rides, Yoga, Pickleball Tournament, JAM Golf Tournament, Bluegrass & Bourbon, Sips & Strings Art Class, and the Bluegrass Gospel Set on Sunday morning. Some events require an additional fee and registration.

Artist & Festival Merch

Located in front of the Information Booth – Plenty of Earl Scruggs Music Festival Tshirts, hats, festival posters and more!

Friday: 10am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 9:30pm
Sunday: 10am – 7:00pm

Horse Jumping Demonstrations

Horse Jumping Demonstrations: Each day in the Tryon Stadium ring (behind Legends), will be horse jumping demonstrations for festival goers to enjoy. Even if you’re not an equestrian, you will enjoy watching these beautiful horses run through the jumps.

Thurs: 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Fri: 5:00pm – 5:30pm
Sat: 10am – 10:30am, 2:45pm – 3:15pm, 5pm – 5:30pm
Sun: 12:30pm – 1pm.

Land of Rhythm Kid Zone

The legacy lives on! Our Land of Rhythm Kid Zone offers kid-friendly activities, including face painting, games, an instrument “petting zoo”, and more! Thanks to our friends at @uptownshelby and @landofrhythm: Home of Earl Scruggs for hosting the Kid Zone as a way to celebrate Earl’s legacy and honor his commitment to teaching kids.

We are excited to share his story and passion for music with the next generation! Click the link in our bio for more details. Remember: Children 12 and under are admitted free to the festival with an adult with a General Admission pass!

Kid Zone Hours

Friday: 1pm – 6 pm
Saturday: 11am – 6 pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4 pm

Festival Site Map

Earl Express Shuttle

Friday 9:00 AM-1:00 AM
Saturday, 9:00 AM-2:00 AM
Sunday, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Free Daily GA Parking will be available with Earl Express shuttle service provided throughout the day. PLEASE NOTE: Reserved Weekend VIP Parking in the main lot IS NOT included with any ticket type. You must purchase this separately here.