When is the next FAB Presents campout?
Due to COVID 19, we will have two “Mini-Fabs” this year. The June 9-12 campout permits well-behaved dogs and is all ages, per usual. The June 16-19 campout is for adults 18+ only.
When is registration?
Early Bird Discounted Registration for both 2022 events begins March 1. Regular priced registration begins March 16. To get info on our plans and receive the registration link, join our email list by sending a message on the main page, or join our private Facebook Group “FABULOSA Presents”
How does registration work?
After you join the email list you will receive a link to register. Go to that link, pick one of the two campouts, add on a bar tab if desired. Credit cards are not accepted at the bar and we try to limit cash handling. Then go to the check-out, pay, and receive an emailed receipt and address for the event.
What are the gate hours?
The gate opens at noon on Thursday and closes at 10pm each night during the events. You will not be allowed in if you arrive after 10pm.
What if I don't want to camp at the farm?
We want you too, but we know not everyone likes camping and we celebrate diversity! Registration is the same, whether camping or staying offsite, but remember – you’ll need to adhere to gate hours (see above). Check out hotels and vacation rentals near Coulterville and Groveland (20 mins away).
What's the food situation?
Your registration includes buffet-style meals – continental breakfast/coffee 7:30-9am, lunch 11:30-1pm, dinner 5-6:30. Expect omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, & gluten-free options. You’re welcome to bring coolers with food, though absolutely no campfires or stoves are allowed in this fire-sensitive region. The burn ban is strictly in effect and you’ll want to lock coolers in a vehicle overnight to avoid attracting animals.
When does registration end?
We will close registration when spots have been filled at both “Mini-FABs” or May 14, whichever happens first.
Will you have discounted registration?
Early Bird Discounted Registration for both 2022 events begins March 1. Regular priced registration begins March 16.
May I register for a single day?
We used to allow this, but since space is so limited at these smaller parties, we will only be selling one category of camping pass, which covers Thursday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.
Are there payment plan options?
At this time no. If you have questions contact email@example.com.
How accessible is Big Table Ranch?
The camp area is fairly flat & car camping is available. We have staff to help you unload your car if you are in need of help, but you will need to set up and tear down your campsite on your own. The roads & paths are hard dirt. There is a slight grade to the property. There are a few stairs but we’ve made paths to get around them. There are two accessible bathrooms (camping area & Bar/Cafe area) and the showers are accessible as well. Our staff can help orient you to the property when you arrive. Please write Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific questions. We want to help.
Can I cancel my registration/get a refund?
Registration sales are final. There are no refunds except if there is a public health emergency due to COVID 19. Sorry to be hard about it but we purchase and build our infrastructure, kitchen, and stage based on sales, so the money has been spent. People usually have no trouble selling unwanted passes in our private FB group.
Can I transfer my registration to another person?
See above. If you find someone to take your ticket, you’ll just need to email us and CC them so we can change names in our system and also make sure they get the important info via email instead of you. This is crucial.
What is the crowd like?
The crowd is predominantly women-identified but includes feminist-minded people who reflect many aspects of the gender spectrum. There’s a sober contingent, people over 60, people under 30, people in between. There are camping enthusiasts, first-time campers, music fans, people who like to hang by pools, couples, and single people. All good people are welcome into this women-centered space.
Are men welcome?
FABULOSA was created by women and for women, but feminist-minded people of all genders are welcome to join as allies in our women-centered space.
What does it mean to be inclusive of trans women?
From our inception, the FABULOSA collective set the intention of building a women-centered space that is inclusive across the gender spectrum. Transgender, gender variant, cis-female, and feminist-allied cis-male people perform on our stages and participate in leadership committees, volunteer teams, and other behind-the-scenes aspects of our annual party. In addition to gender-related inclusivity, we’ve sought to create space that lifts up the experiences of women of color, working-class women, mothers, women of different abilities, and women with various educational backgrounds. We are aware of systemic and intersecting discrimination that has impacted women in our community, and we seek to unite with broader queer and allied communities in support of women in this evolving project. Our collective is a work-in-progress, run completely by volunteers that believe in the importance and necessity of nurturing women-centered spaces. As we continue to grow this community project, we welcome feedback, ideas, and collaboration that might help us to improve and strengthen our practice and our commitment to community.
What's the location?
The campouts happen on a 35-acre ranch, close to Groveland and Coulterville, CA, near Yosemite National Park. The address will be provided in your registration receipt.
How far is this from the Bay Area?
2.5-3 hours from the Bay Area (5-5.5 hours from LA).
Is there a shuttle service for FAB parties?
No. There will be a rideshare thread in the private FB group beginning May 1.