Answers to general information questions and lost and found items will be located here.
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
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.
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
(Starbucks, Sandwiches, Coffee, and general grocery items incl beer, wine, ice) 7am-11pm
Bears BBQ TIME: 11am-9pm
Text “ESMF” to 40691
or check with the info booth.
Food & Craft Vendor
Westwind Tie Dye
Cool Water Tie Dye
Beach & Barn
House of Swank Clothing
G. Tallent Designs
Happy Lizard Boutique
Doors of design
Room 2 Room / Hair on Hide
Round Bottom Farm
Higher Ground Stones
Hemp & Barrel
Blue Ridge Chair Works
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
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
Earl Express Shuttle
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.