Welcome to Blue Ox Music Festival!

Blue Ox Music Festival welcomes you to Eau Claire, Wisconsin! We appreciate your interest in our outdoor Bluegrass, Roots, and Americana music festival and look forward to helping you create great memories when you join us. Tent Camping is included with 3-Day, 2-Day, and 1-Day Saturday GA Tickets. Car and RV camping options are also available. It’s sure to be the experience of a lifetime!

This Bluegrass, Roots, and Americana music extravaganza will draw visitors from near and far. It’s our goal to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. On this page, you’ll find links to all the information you need in order to be a part of the Blue Ox Music Festival experience. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Tickets for Blue Ox Music Festival 2018 are on sale now. Check out the different ticketing options below, or go to our box office to purchase! Click here to read our ticket policy.

General Admission

Looking for tickets to Blue Ox Music Festival 2018? General Admission gives you access to entertainment. If you would like to camp with your car you will need a Car Camping Pass. Reserved RV sites are also available for purchase. Bring your own lawn chair, if you wish to sit in the festival bowl, and you are set for the day!  See below for more information.

The following tickets include overnight unreserved tent camping: 3-Day GA, 2-Day GA, and 1-Day Saturday

The following tickets do not include camping but the do include one day parking in our designated Fields Parking lot: 1-Day Thursday and 1-Day Friday

Please note that those who purchase a one day Thursday or Friday pass must enter and exit for that day only.

$1993-DAY GA

2018 General Admission Ticket good for one (1) person to attend all three (3) days of the festival. The Ticket includes an unreserved tent camping and parking in the adjacent lot.

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$1792-DAY GA

2018 General Admission Ticket good for one (1) person to attend Friday and Saturday of the festival. The Ticket includes a unreserved tent camping and parking in the adjacent lot.

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$991-Day Saturday

2018 General Admission Ticket good for one (1) person to attend Saturday of the festival. Ticket includes unreserved tent parking in the adjacent lot.

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$941-Day Friday

2018 General Admission Ticket good for one (1) person to attend Friday of the festival. Ticket includes Friday parking, staying overnight is not included.

$741-Day Thursday

2018 General Admission Ticket good for one (1) person to attend Thursday of the festival. Ticket includes Thursday parking, staying overnight is not included.

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*Taxes & fees will be added during checkout.

*Children 13 & under are free with a paid adult

Paul Bunyan Pass

If you already love the Blue Ox Experience, but are interested in a few more perks. Adding on a Paul Bunyan Pass might be what you are looking for!

Paul Bunyan Pass:

  • Access to the Blue Ox Lounge | with Air Conditioning, Private Bar, Seating and Tables.
  • Private Elite Restrooms (Running water and flushable toilets)
  • Access to Viewing Deck. (close access but available to everyone)
  • 2018 Blue Ox Insulated Stainless Pint.
  • Light Snacks.

$175Paul Bunyan Pass

Blue Ox Experience with added perks! Blue Ox Lounge, Private Bar, Private Upscale Restrooms, stainless steel pint.

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Whispering Pines


Allows patron to park a car at your campsite. LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE.


Reserved Electrical Campsites Over 40'. Includes parking for 1 vehicle if your camper does not have a steering wheel.


Reserved Electrical Campsite Under 40'. Includes parking for 1 vehicle if your camper does not have a steering wheel.

$75Pines Reserved

Reserved sites for RVs, campers, popups, and tow behinds. Within Whispering Pines.

$75Family Reserved

Reserved sites for RVs, campers, popups, and tow behinds. Specially for families and those who want a quieter camping experience.

EZ Pay

We make getting tickets…EASIER!

A little short on cash? With EZ Pay, you can buy your tickets now, and split the bill into 3 payments.

The first payment is due when your order is placed, and equal payments will be charged to your card each month on the date of your original purchase purchase. IE if you purchase on the 25th, the remaining charges will be billed on the 25th of each month. Once your order is paid in full, your tickets will be emailed to you from

NOTICE: If we are unable to charge your card on file for whatever reason, we will first try and contact you to get up-to-date credit card information. After two months of non-payment, your tickets will be forfeited and you will not be reimbursed for the first payment.

ALL EZ Pay orders must be paid in full before June 3rd. The number of payment periods available may be altered to ensure your tickets are paid before this date.

Consumer Warning
Blue Ox Music Festival® uses bar code scanning for ticket admissions. As a result, fans should be careful when purchasing tickets and should make sure the seller is a Blue Ox Music Festival® licensed contractor, otherwise, you may be purchasing a ticket that is invalid and will be denied admission.

Elevate is the ONLY authorized ticketing agent outside of the Blue Ox Music Festival® Box Office. If you purchase tickets from an unauthorized agent in the secondary market (Scalper, Ticket Broker, eBay, Craigslist, etc.), you risk purchasing counterfeit or invalid tickets.


Eau Claire Wisconsin has several great hotel options that are close by the festival grounds. We have partnered with the Hampton Inn as the preferred hotel for Blue Ox Festival attendees. Click below to view reservation details. If you would prefer to camp, please click here to view our campsite options.


Hampton Inn

Book your room here! Just off I-94, Hampton Inn Eau Claire offers a warm welcome to their hotel in Eau Claire—a charming city where an old-fashioned sense of community nestles in the natural beauty of Eau Claire County. Relax in a Hampton Inn Eau Claire guest room, which boasts a clean and fresh Hampton bed®. Accessible rooms have lowered amenities for your comfort. Stay connected from your room or from the lobby, where you’ll enjoy free coffee, with free WiFi access throughout this Eau Claire hotel.




  • 3 Days – $30.00 per person
  • 1 Day – $15.00 per person
  • Price good for unlimited rides
  • Pay driver at time of pick up
  • Reservations are NOT needed
  • Click Here for hotel shuttle list

Right Way Shuttle Service (715) 210-6791



  • Please be waiting promptly at the above times.
  • Buses will return to all locations after close of last show.
  • No buses will leave unless full from 9PM to close of last show.
  • During weather-related emergencies, bus schedule may change.
  • We will only be serving the hotels on our schedule this year.
  • All buses are non-smoking.

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We look forward to seeing you at Blue Ox!

Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office issues all traffic restrictions and re-routing policies for the festival.
For up-to-the-minute traffic information and more, please visit the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office website.



ADA Accessibility Information

  • Are Service Animals Allowed?

    Yes, service animals are allowed with proper identification.

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  • ADA Accessible Parking

    ADA accessible parking is available in the parking area.

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  • Is ADA accessible camping available?

    All Blue Ox campsites are considered to be ADA accessible. The campgrounds are considered primitive and different areas of the grounds include hills and other unstable ground. Traversing the campgrounds may be challenging in certain areas. Please notify festival staff if you will require a site that is close to the festival area prior to the festival.

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  • Is ADA accessible seating available?

    While our entire concert bowl is considered ADA accessible, we do not have an area specifically set aside for seating. There is no seating at this festival. You can bring a chair into the festival bowl and place it in the chair friendly area.

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Camping FAQs

  • Can I camp with my 1-day ticket?

    Those with Thursday and Friday 1-day tickets are only allowed within the campgrounds/concert grounds for that specific day and can not camp. Those with Saturday 1-day ticket can camp Saturday night into Sunday.

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  • How do I get my gear to my campsite without my car?

    You can drive to your campsite and drop off your camping gear before you park your car. This will be allowed on Thursday only. You will also be able to drive back to your campsite on Sunday to pack up.

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  • Do electrical sites include admission?

    No, electrical sites are an add-on item. If you purchase an electrical site you will also need to purchase a General Admission ticket to enter the campground/festival ground.

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  • Can I park my vehicle at my campsite?

    Yes, but you will need to purchase a car camping pass and your vehicle must fit within your designated camping space. If you exit the campground at any time with this vehicle, you will NOT be allowed to re-enter Whispering Pines Campground. You MUST park in overflow parking in Whispering Fields without refund of car camping pass. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. The overflow parking areas are located both on the North and West ends of the property as well as the adjacent Whispering Fields. Overflow parking is free and available for anyone who hasn't purchased a car camping pass. Your car may come and go from the Whispering Fields parking area as needed.

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  • Are RVs/pop-up campers allowed?

    Yes! However, you will need to purchase an RV/Camper campsite which is a reserved site in a designated area. If you need an electrical site you will need to purchase an electrical site. For safety reasons, your RV will need to stay in the campground for the duration of the festival. If you purchase an RV/Camper site you can park one unit with a steering wheel within your allotted space. If your RV leaves the grounds at any time you will need to park in the Whispering Fields parking upon re-entrance.

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  • Can I sleep in my vehicle?

    Yes, but if you plan to use your vehicle as a sleeping unit, you will need to purchase a car camping pass in addition to your festival admission pass. There is only a limited number car camping passes available. For the safety of yourself and other patrons, we can not have traffic in the campgrounds. Your car must remained parked at your site at all times.

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  • Will there be family camping available?

    Yes. We will have an area set aside specifically for family camping. The curfew will be strictly enforced in this area. If you wish to camp in the family camping area, simply follow the signs upon your arrival. Make sure you get there early to ensure a site in this area, sites are limited!

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  • Can I leave and re-enter the campgrounds?

    You may exit and return to the general parking area of the campgrounds. However, if your vehicle with a car pass exits the campground at any time, you will required to park in General Parking in Whispering Fields upon your return. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

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  • What are the camping check-in hours?

    Whispering Pines Campground check-in times are Thursday and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ALL campers arriving Saturday may camp in Whispering Fields and check-in is 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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  • When does the campground open?

    The campgrounds open to check-in at 7 a.m. each day of the festival.

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  • Are pets allowed?

    We’re sorry, but for the safety of your pet and other festival attendees, pets are not allowed. Qualified service animals are allowed.

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  • Can I have a fire at my campsite?

    All fires must be contained within a metal or stone fire ring, limited quantities are available in the campgrounds. If you want to be guaranteed a fire ring you should bring one. Local burning restrictions will be enforced during the festival. Restrictions can change daily and will be enforced.

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  • How many people can camp at my campsite?

    As long as everyone has a ticket to the event, and you are not encroaching on your neighbor's space you can use your entire campsite to accommodate your group.

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General FAQs

Hotels & Motels

Ticket FAQs

  • Can I camp with my 1-day ticket?

    Those with Thursday and Friday 1-day tickets are only allowed within the campgrounds/concert grounds for that specific day and can not camp. Those with Saturday 1-day ticket can camp Saturday night into Sunday.

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  • Will this ticket be accepted for the event?

    The ticket you receive from Blue Ox Music Festival and Fesitval Ticket and print is a valid, legitimate ticket. Make sure you keep it in a safe place like you would cash and protect it just like you would any other ticket! If any copies are made of the ticket, only the first scan of the barcode will be allowed entry. If more than one copy were to arrive, the barcode scanner will alert the attendant that the ticket has already been scanned.

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  • What if I lost my ticket?

    If you lose your ticket, we are able to redeem it through our system at the gates. If the ticket was won in a contest, promotion, or given to you for free, we will not be able to look it up and redeem it and you will need to purchase a new ticket. Lost wristbands will not be replaced under any circumstances, you will need to purchase another ticket.

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  • What if I experience problems printing my ticket or other problems?

    If you have not received your tickets via e-mail, check your junk email for an email from festivalticketing. You can also contact Blue Ox at 715-839-7500. Please explain what happened and we will help you with your order.

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  • Will ticket prices go up?

    Yes, prices increase a couple different times each year. Prices are higher at the festival gates every year. Prices may increase at any time.

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  • Where can I purchase Blue Ox tickets?

    Tickets are available online, at our Blue Ox Music Festival Office located at 5024 Crescent Ave in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. There are also tickets available at the following locations: Electric Fetus Record Store @ 2000 4th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN Mad City Music @ 2023 Atwood Ave, Madison, Wisconsin In addition tickets are available for purchase at Pert Near Sandstone shows by visiting their band merchandise table.

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Vendor FAQs

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