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Brushwood Folklore Center, our festival site, is 180 acres of majestic woodlands and rolling meadows, with a large pond and center island. This amazing site keeps growing and changing! In addition to the beautiful pool pavilion with its spacious hot tub and hot showers, Downtown Brushwood includes merchants galore, a food court, and other structures. Additional hot showers and flush toilets at the Bath House add to our comfort.
Nights in July in Western New York State are often cold! Bring warm clothing and extra blankets. Days however, are glorious, and Brushwood is a clothing optional site except in the areas directly visible from the road or where indicated by signs.
What to bring...
For many, this list could be endless. For others, a blanket, drum and some granola will suffice. Most of us fall in the middle somewhere. For a well thought out list of "things", check out the following websites:
- spiritdancers.org/rilla/starwood.htm. Thanks Rilla!
This is a semi-developed camping facility (no RV hook-ups). Sorry, NO DOGS allowed at Brushwood. Bring safe lighting sources and grills or campstoves if you plan to cook.
Don't leave candles, grills, etc. unattended. Firepits are OK, but must be filled in before leaving. NO fires in the woods without prior permission from Brushwood.
There are many wooded areas for shady camping, but the windy field requires sturdy camping equipment. Leave the cheap dining flies and thin aluminum poles at home, they will get destroyed quickly...
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
There is no current recycling policy at Brushwood. New York is a deposit state and we would urge everyone to take their beverage containers back to where they were purchased for the refund. Otherwise, PACK GREEN so we don't have to Recycle (or send everything to the landfill).
Anything and everything you can. You will notice several campfires distributed liberally around Brushwood that can be used to burn things like paper, cardboard, and food scraps. This will cut the amount of things going into the landfill by about half!!!
Your dishes by getting water, take it back to your site, wash, and throw the 'gray' (dirty) water no closer that 50' from a lake or stream, or your neighbor for that matter. Do not wash dishes at the spigots or sinks!
get specific driving directions from where you live, try any number of on-line
Mapquest.com | Mapsonus.com | maps.yahoo.com
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8881 Bailey Hill Rd.
Sherman NY 14781
Brushwood is located 15 minutes west of the Chautauqua Institute, 30 minutes west of Jamestown, New York, and 30 minutes east of Erie, Pennsylvania.
Take Interstate 86 to Sherman (exit 6). Go to the west end of Main St. (State Route 430) to County Rd. 15 (beside the Ford dealer). Turn left. Go south 3 miles on County Rd. 15 to Bailey Hill Rd. Turn right. Brushwood is 1 mile down Bailey Hill Rd. on the left.
Local: Quality Mart in Sherman, Sherman Pizza, The Corral (good Breakfast), and other assorted fare.
A little further away: Mayville has a larger Quality Mart, plus the largest liquor store in the area (keep going east a couple miles on 430 past 394, it's called "Mar Mar"). There are some OK restaurants right on the Lake (394 South). Bemus Point (right across the Bridge about 20 minutes from Brushwood) has some elegant choices in "Ye Hare and Hounds" and "the Hotel Lenhart" (webmaster top choice$).
On Site: Blue Lady Cafe and Phill's Grill team up to provide 3 squares of Gourmet hippie fare.
For your privacy and security, you must sign a waiver stating you have read and will abide by our rules to gain entrance to the event. Parents are expected to be responsible for their children at all times. .
For more information:
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