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Kind Bud Campout (KBCO) - FAQ

What are the Kind Bud Campout hours?

Saturday, July 9th 

8am - Gates open for Box Office & Camp set up

10pm - Box Office Closes

12pm - Program starts on the Arlo/Forest Stage

Sunday, July 10th

KBCO has no scheduled program

Vendors will be open until 2pm

Campout ends at 2pm

How can I contact the organizers of the KBCO?

Email us at

What's included with my Kind Bud Campout Ticket?

Your Kind Bud Campout ticket includes all presentations, speaker panels, discussions and the music performances in the evening. It also includes parking and camping Saturday night.

What should I bring upon arrival? 

Tickets. Eventhi tickets are electronic tickets and are sent to you via email upon purchase. Please have your ticket/s ready at check-in. You may print out your ticket or show your ticket on your smartphone. Note: cell phone connectivity is limited at the Black Oak Ranch so please make sure to have your ticket ready prior to arrival. If you do not have your ticket upon arrival, we can check you in with photo ID.

  • Photo ID.

  • Stay Hydrated. Refillable water bottles.

  • Stay Cool. Water, sunscreen, hats, umbrellas, shade for camp and stakes to tie it down. We may ask you to drop shade structures if not secured properly.

  • Stay Warm. Warm clothing and bedding for chilly nights.

  • Cash..

  • Wagon. Very handy for hauling gear into Walk-In Camping.

Can we camp at the Black Oak Ranch on Friday July 8?

Not for attendees, Only vendors and volunteers.

Do you still need Vendors & Volunteers for the KBCO?

Yes, please check the 'Get Involved' page for details and to apply.

Will Cannabis be sold at the 2021KBCO?

Yes, there will be a fully licensed cannabis retail marketplace featuring hash and oil cannabis products, produced with Northern CA outdoor cannabis. There will be smoking lounge, dab bar, and more.

What are the Box Office hours?

Parking lot, Box Office and Camp set-up opens on Saturday, July 9 at 8am.  


What time does the KBCO program begin? 

The presentations and workshops begin Saturday, July 9, at 12pm at the Arlo/Forest Stage.


Is there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be 21+ to attend the 2022KBCO and have a valid government-issued ID is required to obtain a wristband. No exceptions.

Does my ID need to match the name on my ticket or registration?

The name displayed on the purchased ticket must match the name displayed on the 21+ valid government-issued ID.


Will there be food vendors on site?

Yes there will be an excellent selection of Food & Drink vendors at the 2022KBCO.

Will there be potable water?

We will provide drinking water in stations conveniently located throughout the event site. Please bring your own refillable containers! NO GLASS

Will there be bathrooms or showers?

We will have porta- potties and hand wash stations on site, no showers

Can we cook in the campground? Or have a fire?  

Due to the extreme fire hazard in our area, absolutely no fires are allowed. Absolutely no open fires of any sort are allowed. The ONLY cooking flames allowed are propane stoves and ONLY if they are NOT on the ground and there is no dry grass within a 6 ft. radius around the stove.

Keep it Green!

Embrace the “pack it in, pack it out” minimal waste mentality. Take time to unpackage foods into reusable containers before you come to the KBCO. There is NO GLASS allowed, so please put your beverages into reusable containers prior to arrival. Bring your own plate & utensils. CARPOOL!​

Can attendees go for a swim?

There is a seasonal creek that runs along the festival grounds. With the recent rains there should be enough water to wade and cool off in some areas.

Will there be ADA parking & Camping?

ADA day parking and ADA car camping is available. If you have further accessibility needs or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Will alcohol be sold at the 2022KBCO?

Alcohol will not be sold at the 2022KBCO. You may have your personal alcohol beverages at your campsite. You can bring alcohol into the Food Court to enjoy with your meal.  No Glass! Personal Alcohol will not be allowed in the Cannabis Lounge where the temporary cannabis event licensed marketplace is located.

Can I bring my dog or other pets?

No dogs or pets are allowed in the venue except for assistance animals.     

Are there electrical hookups in the campgrounds?    
There are no electrical hook-ups in the campgrounds. Come prepared, bring a flashlight.    

What’s the weather like in July at the Black Oak Ranch?
The weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared for hot days and cold nights.

Can I leave & return to the Event?

If you plan on leaving the KBCO, we encourage you to park your vehicle in the designated Day Parking area. There are no in and out privileges from the main Car/RV Camping area except in emergency situations, at which time you should seek out a security staff member for assistance.

Do food & merch vendors take credit cards?

It is up to each individual vendor whether they will accept credit cards or not. We encourage you to come prepared with cash.

Will there be cell service or internet on the site?

Black Oak Ranch is a remote location and cell service is limited. This means there will likely be no cell service available on site. The KBCO is truly a time to unplug and enjoy the community, the music, and the natural surroundings.

What are the COVID-19 Guidelines?

All 2022 KBCO attendees must agree to follow all CA and Mendocino County COVID19 guidance & regulations that are in effect on July 9-10, 2022. Currently there are no Mendocino County COVID19 for outside events.

What’s the refund policy?

No Refunds. Event is rain or shine. Artists subject to change.

Are there other thing to do on Sunday after the KBCO?

Yes, tour Heritage Mendocino, the world’s first public cannabis hashery; a place where you can experience and view the process of solventless hash being produced in their state of the art manufacturing facility. Located at 1076 Cunningham Street, Ukiah, Ca. for more information.


From the Bay Area:
Take Hwy. 101 north 150 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge to Laytonville. Black Oak Ranch is 5 miles north of Laytonville on the west side of the highway. Look for the signs, the parking lot is adjacent to the highway.

From the Sacramento Area:
Take Hwy. 5 north to Williams, turn on Hwy. 20 West, follow all the way to Hwy. 101 North–go approximately 40 miles north to Laytonville. Black Oak Ranch is 5 miles north of Laytonville.

From the North Coast/Oregon:
Take Hwy. 101 south. The site is approximately 100 miles south of Eureka. As you get close, begin to look at the mile marker signs at the side of the road. Black Oak Ranch is at mile marker 74.15. Signs will be on the west side of the road, as will the entrance and parking lot.

Other overnight accommodations:



Budget Inn **

44700 Hwy 101, Laytonville, Ca 95454




Best Western Willits Inn ***

1777 S Main Street

Willits, California 95490



The Old West Inn **

1221 South Main St

Willits, California 95490

(707) 459-4201


Edgewood Motel ***

1521 South Main Street, Willits, CA 



Super 8 by Wyndham Willits **

1119 S Main St

Willits, CA 95490



Baechtel Creek Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection ***

101 Gregory Ln

Willits, CA 95490



Western Village Inn **

1440 S Main St

Willits, CA 95490


There are several Air B & B listings in the Laytonville, Leggett & Dios Rios area within 20 minutes of the event. Search zip code 95454 to see what is available.

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