Terrapin Hill Farm
Harrodsburg, KY

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Gathering Activities


We pulled together some of the best jam bands for you, including National, Regional and Local performers for you to dance and shake your bones to
Full Band Line Up and Schedule


Get your gear out and enjoy full camp ground facilities at Terrapin Hill Farm. Bring a tent, your VW bus, or your RV and get ready for the fun
Camping Information


In addition to the great music and fun times, we will have some great local and group food and craft vendors.

Information for Vendors

Family Activities

There will be fun for the whole family, including arts and crafts, areas for the kids to play, and even a chance to make their own tie-dye
Kids Activities

Kids activities

Terrapin Hill is a family-owned working organic farm. Full respect of the property and each other is expected at all times.

It is VERY important to us the all Terrapin Hill Festivals are Family-Friendly events. Since we are festival-goers with children ourselves, we know what it takes to keep kids and their parents happy!

Family/Quiet Camping Area There is a special tree-lined field reserved especially for families and those desiring quieter sleeping quarters. As in the larger campground, camping is available next to your vehicle. Sometimes families like to chip in on community meals and share sports equipment. The best thing about it is that it's located just down the side of the hill where the evening music happens...close enough to keep your eye on little ones tucked away in their tents and still catch a bit of the music.

Kids Village Our Kids Village and playground is the happenin' place for the kiddos. Playground equipment features a slide, monkey bars, merry-go-round, and lots of swings!

A Safe Place... It is recommended that you get wristbands for your kids at the gate and write your name and cell phone number on them. In the unfortunate event your child gets separated from you, we'll know how to contact you. The General Store workers have a radio and can contact security and the rest of the staff if necessary. We do ask that children 5 and under have constant supervision of an adult or responsible older sibling in the Kids Village/Playground.

Vending Information

We are having an open application period for vendors until space fills up. We do not wish to limit the number of Shakedown Merch booths unless we get an overwhelming amount of applications. There will be a limited number of spots available for food vending so please contact us as soon as possible to submit your application.

Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Contact us at: bekindgathering@gmail.com for full vending details and our vendors application.

Camping and Lodging

Terrapin Hill is a family-owned working organic farm. Full respect of the property and each other is expected at all times.

  • We ask that you please keep the driving lanes clear.
  • All camping is primitive with no electric or water hook-ups but RV's, buses and travel campers are welcome. Port-o-lets and hand-washing stations are provided, as well as hot showers and flush toilets in the vending area.
  • Hot showers and sinks with hot/cold running water are located in the showerhouse. Please clean up after yourselves... Spigots with drinkable water are also located in the vending area near the showerhouse and behind the general store next to the garden fence.
  • There is a special area reserved especially for families and those desiring quieter sleeping quarters. As in the larger campground, camping is available next to your vehicle.
  • Beware of Poison Ivy, especially in the woods so be careful. Here's some tips: "go" in the porta-potties, not the woods, sit on blankets or chairs, wear shoes (these are good ideas to help avoid chigger bites too).
  • You MAY bring coolers to the festival and to the stage areas. Mercer County is a dry county and the sale of alcohol is strictly prohibited. Please DO NOT bring glass; if you see broken glass, clean it up.
  • No illegal substances, whatsoever.
  • Swimming is completely AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  • The farm will be in full vegetable production during the festival. Please be respectful and stay out of all garden areas.
  • There is no entry from adjoining properties, this is trespassing and will be dealt with accordingly!
  • Service dogs only please.

A note on campfires: Personal campfires are allowed, but remember that Terrapin Hill Farm is a working farm and the campground is a hayfield. Please clean up your fire before you leave (as well as the rest of your campsite). Unburnt logs can destroy farm equipment and trash can ruin the hay crop. Do not cut live trees—they don’t burn. A better idea is to share a fire with your neighbors. (Management retains the right to prohibit fires if drought conditions are in effect. Notice will be posted at the gate). Also, do NOT bring in outside firewood at the risk of spreading insects or disease. There is plenty of firewood that can be gathered in the woods. Thank you for your co-operation!

In case you forget anything, the Terrapin Hill General Store is stocked with many of your camping needs, including ice, drinking water, food, tarps, rain gear, flashlights and other assorted sundries.

Band Line Up

Thursday July 21 - 6:00pm-Until the Music Stops

  • Hot Brown Smackdown
  • Kerosene Willy
  • Restless Leg String Band

Friday July 22 - 12:30pm-Until the music stops

  • Timing's Everything
  • Electric Garden
  • David Gans
  • Born Cross Eyed
  • Keller Williams
  • Rumpke Mountain Boys

Saturday July 23 - 11:00am- Until the music stops

  • Kerosene Willy
  • David Gans
  • MojoFlo
  • The Allmanacs
  • Dark Side of the Wall
  • Stonewheel
  • John Kadlecik Band
  • Rumpke Mountain Boys

Sunday July 24 - 11:00am-Until the music stops

  • Terrapin Flyer
  • Captain Midnight Band
  • Rumpke Mountain Boys (Dead Set)

Download the Full Band Line Up and Schedule

*Dates and times subject to change.


About The Be Kind Gathering

The Be Kind Gathering is an event to celebrate several Kind groups that started around or shortly after tickets for The Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well 50 Year Anniversary shows went on sale. Our group of Backstagers, Limboheads, Ripplers, and Clams are part of a larger community of kind, sharing, music loving, and more specifically Grateful Dead music loving souls that are a little more adventuresome than most. It is time to get out of Facebook, come out to Kentucky, share the music, and create memories that will last a lifetime!


How to get there

Terrapin Hill Farm is located at 3696 Mackville Rd,
on Rt.152 between Harrodsburg and Mackville.

**Note: A GPS will find Mackville Road but not the entrance to the festival. Here's how to find us: When you get about 7 miles west of Harrodsburg on Rt. 152 (Mackville Rd), after you cross a cement bridge there will be a straight stretch of road. After you pass a small stone house on the left, look for signs for the festival entrance. If you start going back up the hill you've passed it.


Terrapin Hill Farm
3696 Mackville Road
Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330
E-mail: bekindgathering@gmail.com
For more information about Terrapin Hill Music Venue
please visit www.terrapinhillfestivals.com