Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival Culture Camp Celebration: 4 Days of Enjoyment

Why We Love the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival Culture Camp

The Culture Camp takes place the four days before the Grassroots Festival. The Camp takes place Sunday, July 14-Wednesday, July 17th. It’s an opportunity to spend time with and learn from some of the musicians of the Festival including instructors from Donna the Buffalo, Driftwood, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks, and Feufollet among others!  

Music, Dance and Movement Workshops

During the day participate in music, dance and movement workshops. There’s a wide range of different musical instruments (fiddle, banjo, guitar, accordion and more), singing and songwriting, choreography, yoga and kid-themed classes as well!  If you enjoy workshops this is the week for you! Many of the workshops have different levels of difficulty and different musical styles with some specifically for children. There’s a little bit for everyone.

Evening Dinner + Dancing

In the evenings enjoy themed dinners with the traditional food prepared by the performers and professional chefs and a corresponding dance. Dinner at 6:30pm and dancing at 8:30pm. You can enjoy both dinner and dancing, or just come for the dancing. Each night has a different theme. In 2019 there was Honky Tonk night, Cajun night, Swing night and Zydeco night. 
Think of the camp as an opportunity to get a taste of Grassroots without the thousands of people that the Grassroots Festival attract. You get to meet the musicians and meet new people through the classes and dinners.

What’s great is you can come and attend just the classes during the day, or enjoy the rest of the Finger Lakes region and just go to the dancing and/or dinners in the evening. It’s very flexible and reasonably priced. For tickets and more information about the camp visit the Grassroots website.

Have you attended the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance held right down the street here in Trumansburg? Have you heard of their Culture Camp?

Maybe you’ve been interested but haven’t had the right incentive to check it out?
May we suggest you stay with us? The culture camp is just so much fun and we want to encourage you to bring that joy into your lives! 

Stay with Us During the Culture Camp and Get…

We want you to partake in the Culture Camp festivities! So we are offering you to stay with us two or more of the camp and we will give you the All Inclusive Couples Spa Package (a 60 minute couples massage, 1 hour in the outdoor hot tub, 20 minutes of sauna, and 20 minutes of oxygen therapy) – that we usually reserve for 3-night weekday reservations – at no extra cost!
OR if you are not interested in the spa services we will give you $20 off each night you stay.


The culture camp is just so much fun and we want to encourage you to bring that joy into your lives. Call to book a room today. For more information about Culture Camp visit their website.

Note for booking a room: We may have limited availability during the Culture Camp dates so I recommend giving us a call for the specific availability of each year’s camp.

For the History Buffs

The Grassroots Festival began in 1990 when groups Donna the Buffalo, the Horseflies, and Neon Baptist joined together to hold a sold-out benefit for AIDS Work of Tompkins County at the State Theatre in Ithaca, NY. The event was such a huge success they created an annual celebration of music and life that helps raise awareness and funds for organizations that support Arts, Education, and the fight against AIDS. 

In 2003 the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival in North Carolina was started with a similar goal as its FLX counterpart. 

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