Sasquatch Festival Travel Deals
April 5th, 2010
The summer is a great time for music lovers, as it’s not difficult to populate many of the summer months with the big music festivals that take place every year around the country (and around the world). But some of the bigger festivals take place even before June – so after you go to the Coachella Festival in April, why not plan on heading north to the Sasquatch Festival in the Columbia Gorge in May?
Not only does the annual Sasquatch Festival provide an opportunity to see a fantastic lineup of some of the top musical acts in the world, it does so against a backdrop of the stunningly beautiful Columbia Gorge. It’s in the proverbial middle of nowhere, and the music combines with the superb views to make the festival unforgettable.
If you’d like to include the Sasquatch Music Festival in your itinerary this year, then here’s what you’ll need to know to travel to the Sasquatch Festival on a budget. There are links below to articles about what airports are closest to Sasquatch, finding cheap airfare to Sasquatch, and how to get to the Sasquatch site from wherever you fly into.
And, as a side note, the actual name of the festival is Sasquatch! Music Festival – with an exclamation point after the first word. Just in case you’re wondering.
>> The Sasquatch Music Festival is May 25-29, 2012.
Unless you live within a short drive of Quincy, Washington, chances are you’ll be flying at least part of the way to get to the Sasquatch Festival. The festival falls over Memorial Day weekend, and it’s also a big enough draw on its own that looking for ways to save money on your plane ticket is a good idea – because any festival, holiday, or special event is an excuse for the airlines to raise prices on tickets.
>> Read more about finding cheap airfare to the Sasquatch Festival
The Sasquatch Festival is in a gorgeous location, but it’s not super-easy to get to. Luckily, in addition to several airports in the area (see the point below), there are also a few other ways of reaching the festival site besides flying. No matter what method you choose, you’ll need to find a ride in a car from the bus stop or airport to the festival site, so keep that in mind. Also keep in mind that the festival organizers encourage carpooling, even offering prizes to those who sign up to carpool.
>> Read more about getting to the Sasquatch Festival
As mentioned above, there are a few airports you can choose from for flying into the area to get to the Sasquatch Festival. The closest big airport is three hours’ drive from the festival site, and a couple more big airports are about five hours’ drive away. So since you’ll likely be driving from that airport to the festival, you might want to figure out which is the most scenic route.
>> Read more about the airports to use for the Sasquatch Festival
photo by Ryan Harvey