We had a blast last year and hope you did too. We’re gonna change things up a little bit for 2017. There’s gonna be an entry fee to help cover the cost for more music, better sound, booze, mechanical bull, super-nice awards, security, trash pick up, etc. Advance tickets cost $30 per person and covers your camping for two nights. If you just want to camp one night, it’s the same cost. (We gotta pay for the campground for the whole weekend no matter how many nights you show up.) We are limiting the number of tickets and the spots are first-come-first serve like they’ve been the last two years.
FOR YOUR $30 YOU GET:
• Camping for Friday and Saturday night
• Kernville Kampout 2017 patch
• All the 805 beer and Sailor Jerry rum & Cokes you can drink (until it runs out) at the bar (just like 2016)
• Route maps and tips for day excursions
• Arm-wrestling competition Friday night
• Live Music Saturday night
• Mechanical bull riding Saturday afternoon and evening
• Automatic inclusion into the informal bike show
• Tattoos at the Old Rose Tattoo trailer (special deals, but not free!)
If there are still tickets available on the day of the event, you can pay $40 per person and get all the same activities and benefits.
• Bathrooms and coin-operated showers
• Wifi Hotspot
• Access to the Kern River
• Horseshoe Pits
• Walking distance to town for all supplies needed
• Food truck on site with breakfast and dinner for purchase
• Fire pits sprinkled around the venue
• Lots of shade
• Silver City Ghost Town
• Trail of a Hundred Giants
• River Rafting
• Kernville Saloon along with other local bars, cafes, and brewery
• Lake Isabella
Is your event all ages?
Kernville Kampout is 21 and up! Since you are allowed to bring in your own adult beverages, we cannot have anyone on the grounds under 21 as we are regulated by the local Sheriff’s Department and they have a zero tolerance policy.
Can I reserve a specific spot? How do I know which spot is mine?
You’ll be able to pick your spot when you arrive. There is plenty of room, shade, and porto-potties in the area for your convenience. Some spots are huge and meant for RV’s so be friendly and share with other likeminded motorcycle enthusiasts.
Are tickets refundable or transferable?
We are sorry but we are unable to refund or transfer tickets.
Can I buy multiple tickets?
You can buy multiple tickets for your group. However, please realize you will be the ONLY person in control of collecting and distributing the tickets. Be prepared if you open this can of worms as we don’t want to be the ones telling your buddies they can’t get in until you show up. If you want to do this, make sure you get to camp first, we’ll give you all the tickets you purchased and then you can hand them to your friends.
What does a ticket cover?
A ticket gets you 2 nights and 3 days camping at our reserved campground, arm wrestling, mechanical bull, informal bike show, music on Saturday night, an event patch and adult beverages while supplies last. You can expect to get your money’s worth as we are big on under promising and over delivering.
Are Cars / Trailers / RVs Cool?
We strongly encourage you to ride your motorcycle but cars, trucks and vans are allowed. We will do our best to reserve the riverside camp spots for motorcycles. Please do not bring giant RV’s and trailers.
I am arriving late, what do I do?
We’ve hired 24/7 check in staff and security to help you get in no matter what time you arrive. We do recommend getting in for the night by 6:00PM as that is when most of the festivities will kick off.
Are services close by?
The town of Kernville is well-stocked with everything you could need. Gas stations, bars, restaurants, convenience store, rafting outfitters, brewery, it’s all within walking distance from the kampground so there is zero reason to drink and then get on your bike.
What type of motorcycles are allowed?
All motorcycles are welcome, but we prefer hand-built custom choppers and whatnot. It’s the rider that makes the bike, not the other way around, so show up with a good attitude and any motorcycle and you’ll be good to go.
I don’t ride, can I still attend?
You might get bored during the day while everyone is out riding the local roads but we’d be happy to have you. We hope this event acts as a catalyst to get you on a motorcycle if you decide to come in your car the first time around.
Can I swim in the river?
Of course. It’s going to be way more full than 2016, so be careful and use common sense. There are many places up and down the river with good swimming holes and great fishing spots. You can also find rafting trips very easily.
How do I become a vendor?
Sorry, this is a non-vending event. The only thing we will have for sale is some Kernville Kampout swag. This event is about riding and having fun, not shopping. Ask us how to get involved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship opportunities
Ride Motorcycles. Have Fun.
Any questions, hit up Otto@biltwellinc.com