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Winstock is one of the Upper Midwest’s premier outdoor country music
and camping festivals organized entirely by volunteers, with all
proceeds from this event used to help fund private education for
students from Winsted and surrounding communities. More than 1,000
people volunteer more than 5,000 hours to bring you the opportunity to
enjoy country music’s finest entertainment, food and fun. The Winstock
committee and each student hopes you will have a great time at
Winstock's 22nd anniversary celebration and thanks you for your
continued support and patronage.

Facilities
WINSTOCK Festival grounds offer a large concession area, beverage
tent, medical and handicapped facilities, 24-hour security, primitive
camping, country music vendors, and more.
There is an ATM on site.

Location
WINSTOCK is located adjacent to the Winsted Airport in Winsted,
Minnesota. Winsted is located approximately 35 miles west of
Minneapolis. If you travel west on Highway 7, turn north on McLeod
County Road 1 for three miles, then turn west on McLeod County Road 5
and follow the signs. If you travel west on Highway 12, turn south on
Wright County Road 6 (east side of Howard Lake) for seven miles, then
turn west on McLeod County Road 5 and follow the signs.

Camping
Camping at Winstock has proven to be a great way to enjoy the festival
atmosphere with family and friends. Winstock camping offers primitive
sites (25’ x 35’) with no running water or electrical hookups. Fresh
drinking water and ice will be available at the main campground.
All campsites are by reservation and will be held for you. Shuttle
buses to and from downtown Winsted will be provided Saturday from 7 -
11:30 a.m., on the half hour, stopping at the SuperValu parking lot,
downtown corner of 2nd and Main, and the Blue Note Bar & Restaurant.
Camping sites for WINSTOCK 2016 will be available for sale at this
year’s event.

Rent Your Own Mini-Biff
Look here for more mini-biff info.

Important Notice to all Campers!
WINSTOCK camping offers primitive sites only with no running water or
electrical hookups. We do not allow open campfires (self-contained
only - subject to the fire marshal approval), and each campsite is
limited to one sleeping unit. We provide fresh water, medical
facilities, and one free vehicle-parking pass per campsite. No pets
are allowed. Campground admission will be open from 3 p.m. until 9
p.m. on Thursday and starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday. All campsites are
reserved and will be held for you - so there is no rush to get to your
site. For anyone interested in breakfast, we will be running a shuttle
bus every half-hour starting at 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The
bus will stop at the Blue Note, downtown Winsted, also at Glenn’s
SuperValu, and Subway.

When you enter the campgrounds, you will be issued garbage bags for
cleanup. Please make sure your site is clean before you leave. Also,
every effort was made to assign the campsites that you requested, but
as the campgrounds filled up, the next best available site was given.
Those of you that requested multiple sites together may notice that
your campsite numbers are not in sequence. This is due to the fact
that they were placed back-to-back to each other. Please visit the
camping page to view a campground layout. For the benefit and safety
of our campers Winstock will be providing 24-hour security at the
campground entrance. Only authorized vehicles will be allowed to
enter. To speed up the process of entering the campground, please make
sure that everyone in your vehicle has purchased a concert ticket so
that they can be banded at this time. Remember that everyone in the
campgrounds must have a concert wristband. In the event of wet
weather, some or all of our campsites may have to be moved. We will do
the best we can to keep your sites together but it may not be
possible, so please bear with us. If you have any questions regarding
your campsite, please call our toll-free number 888-946-7865 and our
operators will try to answer any of your questions. Thank you for your
continued support and remember to renew your campsite for Winstock
2015 at the information tent.

Winstock 2016
The dates for Winstock 2016 is TBA.

Lodging
Click here for lodging information

New for 2016 Presale Orders
All 2016 presale orders that are made by credit card will be processed at the event this year.

Ticket orders will be mailed out around April 1, 2015.

Reserved Seating
Take it all in at Winstock from our all reserved
seating section. Guaranteed numbered seat with
premium view of music area.

Important Notice to all Reserve Ticket Holders !!!
Winstock Reserve ticket holders will be issued a weekend wristband and a lanyard for your Reserved Ticket. The wristband is your access into the concert area and the lanyard with your Reserve ticket is your access into the Reserved Seating area. This will give you the option to let someone else use your Reserved ticket, but remember, only one person can enter the Reserved seating section with the lanyard. It is your responsibility if your wristband or Reserved-seating lanyard is lost or stolen. Winstock will not reissue any lost, stolen or damaged wristbands.

Please watch for the signs directing you to the Reserved seating area. One of the Reserved Seating entrance is on the north side of the VIP area. It is the same entrance as the Handicap area. There is also a second entrance by the south VIP entrance. Security will be there to check for the Reserved Badge.

Just a few short reminders:
• You must wear your wristbands at all times and the Reserve seating lanyard while you are in the Reserve seating area. Absolutely no one will be admitted to the Reserved seating area without proper identification. No exceptions will be made.

• The Reserved seating area is divided into two sections, seats 1 to 664 are to the north of the Sound stage and seats 2000 to 2459 are to the south of the Sound stage.

• Please take time and visit Winstock’s Emerging Artists Stage, which will be a second stage at Winstock 2015 and features up-and-coming Nashville talent!! Watch for more details on site.

If you have any questions regarding your Reserved seating ticket, please call our toll-free number 1-888-946-7865 and our operators will try to answer any of your questions. Remember to renew your Reserved Seating tickets for 2015 at the information tent to retain your current seat location.

VIP Tickets
Enjoy watching your favorite Winstock entertainers from our VIP Reserved Seating Section. Along with a great view of the stage and complimentary parking, VIP offers you a home cooked, hot meal each evening, along with beverages all weekend. Please get your order in early to guarantee your seat! Next year’s VIP seats will be available for sale at this year’s event.


Important Notice to all VIP Ticket Holders!
Winstock VIP ticket holders will be issued two different dated tickets. This will give you the option to attend one day, and someone else will be able to attend the second day. When you present your VIP ticket at the gate, you will receive the wristband for that day. It will be your responsibility if wristbands are lost or stolen. Winstock will not reissue any lost, stolen or damaged wristbands.  

Please watch for the signs directing you to the special VIP parking area and also the VIP entrance at the main gate. The VIP meals will be served from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. both Friday and Saturday night. We will also serve beer, pop, and popcorn in the VIP tent the entire weekend. 

Just a few short reminders:
• You must wear your VIP wristband at all times. Absolutely no one will be admitted to the VIP area without proper identification. No exceptions will be made. 

• You will be allowed to leave the VIP area with one beverage at a time. Anyone caught distributing food or beverages to a non-VIP ticket holder will be asked to leave the festival site.

• Refill beverages can only be obtained in the VIP tent.

• Please take time and visit Winstock’s Emerging Artists Stage, which will be a second stage at Winstock 2015 and feature hot up-and-coming Nashville talent! Watch for more details on site. 

If you have any questions regarding your VIP ticket, please call our toll-free number 888-946-7865 and our operators will try to answer any of your questions. Remember to renew your 2015 VIP tickets at the information tent. 

Gates
Gates will open Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the gate opening may be delayed. When entering through the main gates, you will exchange your ticket for a wristband. This wristband must be worn at all times. Just show your wristband each time you go through the gates.

Rain or shine
In the event of inclement weather, the show will be interrupted and will resume as soon as weather permits. Tickets are sold on a “rain or shine” basis, and no refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to bad weather.

Parking
Parking will cost $10 per vehicle, per day while attending Winstock. Please follow the signs to designated areas. Motorcycle parking will be available near VIP parking.

Bus
Bus service is available between the campgrounds and the festival site. There will also be shuttle bus service between Winstock and downtown Winsted Saturday only, from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Two buses will depart Winstock for downtown every half hour, stopping at SuperValu parking lot, downtown corner of 2nd and Main, the Blue Note, Casey’s, and Subway.

Things to bring
A lawn chair that you bring yourself is standard WINSTOCK seating. WINSTOCK will not be responsible for lost or stolen chairs. No chairs may be placed in the viewing area until the gates open Friday at 2 p.m. or Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The music area will be cleared of chairs nightly.