Salida Campout

Salida Brewers Rendezvous Campout

Each July, a group of Brew Brothers members (and friends from the Rock Hoppers) head to Salida for a weekend of camping, drinking, and festivities surrounding the Brewers Rendezvous beer festival.

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2017 Campout

This year, camping starts on Friday, July 7 and wraps up Sunday, July 9. There’s a cover charge ($25) to cover the cost of porta-potties and meals on Saturday, before and after the festival. Buy your campout tickets in the Brew Brothers shop by July 1 to reserve your spot.

You’re responsible for buying your own Brewer’s Rendezvous festival ticket ($40 for general admission this year). Traditionally, club members dress up -– this year’s theme is Spaced! Bring your favorite alien, astronaut, star lord, or time lord costume to join in on the fun.

There are no amenities other than the rented porta-potties, the beauty of Colorado, and the Arkansas River. It’s a “pack it in, pack it out” experience. To chip in, plan to bring 5 gal. of water and a 10 lb. bag of ice, in addition to whatever you’ll need personally. Here’s a checklist to help you pack.

The campout is open to club members, family, and friends. Kids under 12 are free. It’s a family-friendly event, if you have an open-minded family! However, you are responsible for the behavior of the people you invite.

Schedule of Events


Friday (Day)

Friday (Evening)

Saturday (Morning)

Saturday (Afternoon)

Saturday (Evening)


Frequently Asked Questions

1) Are kids allowed at the Brewers Rendezvous?

Most people bring their kids to the festival. Some breweries offer a root beer free to kids and designated drivers. Concessions sell all the standard fair foods. There’s also a big playground adjacent to the beer tent area. We usually pick a central area and throw down blankets and chairs, so parents can take turns sitting with little ones while their spouses go for a beer. NOTE: the Arkansas River flows through both the campground and the festival grounds, so those of you with smaller kids do need to supervise!

2) What about dogs at the campground and festival?

This is a harder question. We don’t prohibit dogs but they are probably best left at home. In the past we have had very few dogs. They are not allowed at the festival, and it’s gotten brutally hot at the campsite some years. Are you going to leave your dog alone at camp? One Brew Brother has a well-ventilated RV that he parks in a shady spot by the festival with extra fans running inside, leaves ice water and checks on his animal frequently.

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  1. michele gandy says:

    My email is You can email me with questions, or to let me know about what items you can supply such as canopies, tables, coolers, cookstoves, etc.

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