everything you need to know

What is the Great American Campout?

The Great American Campout is an invitation only and BYOB event bringing together fun people for a weekend of live music, camping and friendship when it has never mattered more.

Schedule - Saturday, October 17th

  • 9 AM : Gates open for camp site setup, pasture fellowship and your favorite morning cocktails.

  • 12 PM : Act 1 : Matt Hilyer

  • 2:45 PM : Act 2 : The Texas Gentlemen

  • 6 PM : Act 3 : The Gold Brothers

  • 8 PM : Act 4 : Max Stalling

  • 9:30 PM : Continued DJ music and boot scootin'

  • 11 PM : Lights out

Overnight camping (optional)

Camping is encouraged but not required to attend the G.A.C.   Overnight camping spots are limited and will be assigned on a first reserved basis with event sponsors given priority.  Request your campsite reservation when buying tickets online.  RVs, trailers, tents and bed rolls are all welcome.  There are no hookups on site so plan accordingly with water and generators if you are bringing RV/trailer.

Campfires?  We plan on burning a centralized bonfire throughout the day for s'mores, hot dogs and shooting the breeze.  If you are interested in burning your own personal campfire, please check back for burn ban updates closer to the event date.  We also plan sending an email update on this.

Local hotels

If you aren't the camping type or want to come in on Friday, we recommend the following hotels (all within 15 minute drive of event):

In Weatherford

Hampton Inn

2524 S Main St

Weatherford, TX 76087


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

175 Alford Dr

Weatherford, TX 76087


Holiday Inn Express & Suites

850 Interstate 20 East

Weatherford, TX 76087


In Granbury

Hilton Garden Inn

635 E Pearl St

Granbury, TX 76048


Iron Horse Inn

616 Thorpe Springs Rd

Granbury, TX 76048


Inn on Lake Granbury

205 W Doyle St

Granbury, TX 76048



Food & beverage

First and, most importantly, this event is BYOB so load up those portable coolers for easy transport to the concert pavilion.  

We will have multiple food vendors/trucks on-site and encourage you to come hungry and ready to eat! Evening s'mores will be available for the kiddos.  There will also be some treats for the kiddos (think cotton candy, Kona Ice, etc.)


Guests are also welcomed to bring in their own food and snacks.  Throw in big blanket to spread out for a good ol' fashioned country picnic. 

To our campers:  
No holds barred.  Here is your chance to show your grilling superiority.   Bring your grilling rig and get to work.  Arrive as early as 9AM for setup...the bigger the better!

Directions to The Cantina

Cellular GPS has a few issues with mapping directly to the event address: 700 Cutters Trail Weatherford, TX 76087.  Most GPS systems will navigate you successfully to the gated entrance but if you encounter any locked gates, you are at the wrong entrance


Here are some tips:

  • Make sure are approaching the entrance from Hwy 51 and not Tin Top Road/Hwy 1884. (The gate is locked and can't be opened). 

  • You will enter from Hwy 51 through a gated entrance.  A temporary gate code will be sent to you before event.

  • After entering the gate continue straight until you reach a small, unmanned guard station (your temporary code will work here too).

  • Directly after the little guard station you'll see sign for "Cutters Trail." Turn right (ignore your GPS from here).

  • Continue straight on Cutters Trail. Keep going until you see a "No Wake" sign nailed to a tree.  

  • The Cantina will be on your immediate right and you should see signs or attendants for parking location(s).

What to bring

Campers and non-campers should consider bringing the following:

  • Lawn chairs for your campsite and/or sitting at the pavilion watching live music.

  • A central fire will be burning but please bring your own fire wood for a personal campfire (if conditions allow).  

  • This event is BYOB.  Pack your adult beverages, kid drinks, water, etc.

  • Plenty of clean ice if you choose to indulge in poured cocktails, sodas, etc.

  • For-purchase food options available in afternoon/evening but bring food options to keep your family feed as needed.

  • The property provides areas of shade but hats and sunscreen are always a good idea.

  • Pasture party lawn games including: cornhole, horse shoes, bocce ball, spike ball, etc.

  • Don't be the only parent to not buy glow sticks for your kids.

  • S'mores makings for your personal campfire (if allowed) or the central event campfire