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Hibernia Park camping, fiddlers picnic 2019
« on: January 11, 2019, 06:30:15 PM »
John,

Just want to put this out there, thinking of camping.
Near me is Hibernia Park, Hiking trails, streams, etc.










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The park allows camping, few times Katie and I went there with the PA Oil City Drippers, a club that denied it was a club.
Group camping is allowd in an open field, which is what we did.
First picture is of the open field, ( like how the very early Flanders set up was) which you can see some of the buses of the OCD group in the woods,  & some were farther in the woods and can't be seen here....











Here we stayed more in the field so as to get early sleep without neighbor's noise....

Note the open field behind us...










Other buses in the woods edge....






If open field camping is not allowed anymore for group campers ( I have to verify) they have some nice camping spots in camping areas... here is vid for that introduction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apB5S_Gba6k&feature=youtu.be



Now what make this potential camping unique is once a year there is a large gathering of folk/bluegrass/old time musicians, event is known as the Fiddlers picnic,
Here are some shots....













 This occurs around August every year, food, etc  is usually sold.

So thought this would be a good camping outing for the group - timing the camping with the fiddlers picnic, for those who want to camp - or even come the next day for the show, & check out a beautiful park.

Just wanted to put this out there; I can say more as the time approaches. Will be calling the park office to verify group field & woods anywhere camping without boarders


Matt

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Re: Hibernia Park camping, fiddlers picnic 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 10:10:49 PM »
Looks good Matt!!
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Re: Hibernia Park camping, fiddlers picnic 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 04:32:29 PM »
Great idea Matt. idea\ Something for the club to consider I hope.
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Re: Hibernia Park camping, fiddlers picnic 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 12:45:50 PM »
The fiddler picnic- is there a date for this year or what time of year do they usually have it?
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Re: Hibernia Park camping, fiddlers picnic 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 05:43:09 PM »



I will call the park this week, and see if they have a date settled and let you know John
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Re: Hibernia Park camping, fiddlers picnic 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 08:22:50 PM »
This sounds kinda neat. How hot is it at night in August there?
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Re: Hibernia Park camping, fiddlers picnic 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2019, 05:18:43 PM »

 The few times I went.... (2), -  nights where fine, but one of the days was extremely hot... the year before, daytime temps not bad at all. Never know until the week of.
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Re: Hibernia Park camping, fiddlers picnic 2019
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 06:54:30 PM »



  Here it is, date finally set...




(Pic is maintained on TheSamba site, I still cannot attach directly to this site, & hope Samba will not take pic down)

Again lots of things to do, especially the music! (see starting post above if not familiar.)

I will try to call an old Old City Oil Drippers club member whose wife works at the park to try to get us an open field camp site.

Even if you don't campout, this is a nice venue for a VW tour event, or just show up in your VW. Bet if enough VW's show up, the crowd would be happy to see and visit them.




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