Welcome to The Days Between at beautiful Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, CA., an intimate family friendly music festival.

The Days Between is a time to honor and celebrate the memory and the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Jerry was born on August 1, 1942 and died on August 9, 1995. The nine days between Jerry’s birthday and his passing are considered ‘The Days Between’.

Black Oak Ranch offers an intimate festival site in a majestic setting of oak woodlands, meadows and seasonal creeks, a perfect place to gather with family and friends. Black Oak Ranch has a rich history of hosting unforgettable festivals and events. Electric on the Eel, featuring Jerry Garcia Band moved to the ranch in 1992, renamed as Electric off the Eel. It then evolved into The Hog Farm Pignic, which ran until 2001. After Jerry’s death in 1995, Deadheads gathered at The Pignic to collectively celebrate his life and mourn the loss. Many of the people who work at Black Oak Ranch festivals have a long history of creating safe and magical spaces stemming from their experience working at Grateful Dead concerts and other festivals. Black Oak Ranch is also the home of Wavy Gravy’s Camp Winnarainbow, a circus and performing arts camp for kids and adults.


From the Bay Area:
Take Hwy. 101 north 150 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge to Laytonville. Black Oak Ranch is 5 miles north of Laytonville on the west side of the highway. Look for the signs, parking lot is adjacent to the highway.

From the Sacramento Area:
Take Hwy. 5 north to Williams, turn on Hwy. 20 West, follow all the way to Hwy. 101 North–go approximately 40 miles north to Laytonville. Black Oak Ranch is 5 miles north of Laytonville.

From the North Coast/Oregon:
Take Hwy. 101 south. The site is approximately 100 miles south of Eureka. As you get close begin to look at the mile marker signs at the side of the road. Black Oak Ranch is at mile marker 74.15. Signs will be on the west side of the road, as will the entrance and parking lot.


Your 3-Day Ticket includes admittance to the festival and camping. Every vehicle will need a VEHICLE PASS (if your vehicle is 21’ or shorter), or an RV PASS (if your vehicle is longer than 21′). You can purchase vehicle passes on our TICKETING PAGE page. Carpooling is highly recommended!

The Days Between offers Car Camping, RV Camping, Walk-In Camping, ADA Camping (pre-registration required), and Luxury Camping all of which are centralized with no camp being too far away from the action. There will also be Family Camp for you and your little ones (pre-registration requested).

Camping spots are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Camping begins at 8:00 AM on Friday, and ends at 12:00 PM on Monday. There are no electrical hook-ups in the camp grounds. Fresh water is available throughout the facility. All toilet facilities are porta-johns.

CAR CAMPING is located in Meadowlands, which is the first camping area you see as you pull into the Ranch. Vehicle Passes will act as your Car Camping Pass, allowing you to camp next to or inside your vehicle in the designated parking areas. Vehicles will be parked in the order that they arrive, so make sure to arrive together if you want to camp in a group. Shade is limited so gather your tapestries and bring those EZ ups to stay cool!

RV CAMPING is for vehicles over 21′. RV passes allow you to bring your RV or Bus into the RV camping area. As many people as fit in the RV are allowed on your site. However, no additional tents or vehicles (unless towing the RV) are allowed. If your camper hangs out over the bumper of your tuck, you are considered an RV. Power hookups are NOT included & generators can run from 10 am until dusk – roughly 8:30 pm. RV passes are available on our TICKETING PAGE.

WALK-IN CAMPING is available for folks who prefer not to camp next to their vehicles. Our walk-in camping areas are nestled under the beautiful tall oaks, closer to the seasonal creek. We call this area Riverside and it is one of our more popular camping areas. Campground space is first come first served. Note: you will need to walk your camping gear from your car to Riverside (approx. 150 yards). So pack those wagons & nifty coolers with the wheels.

FAMILY CAMP is a safe and quiet space inside the festival site for parents and children to camp together and connect with other families in the community. Make sure to register to secure your spot in our Family Camp. Please note: NO vehicles or RVs allowed in Family Camp. Vehicles will be able to park nearby. Keeps it safer for everyone!

ADA CAMPING is for those who require closer proximity to the main stage area due to an ADA need. Make sure to register in advance, bring your placard, and ask for Alter Abled Camp when you check in at the box office.


If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of setting up your own camp or simply enjoy sleeping onsite in the lap of luxury just steps from all the action, Anywhere Outpost has you covered! Join the Anywhere Outpost Camp by renting a fully-furnished bell tent for the weekend all set up and ready to rock and roll upon arrival. AO’s bell tents are made from gorgeous waterproof canvas and zip completely shut. The tents come in various bed configurations to fit your party’s specific needs. Just show up with your costumes ~ we got the rest! One vehicle pass will be included with each luxury camping package (pick up at the box office). Parking will be close to the campground.


We are thrilled to bring you an amazing collection of food and craft vendors and non-profit organizations.

Whether you’re looking for art, jewelry, clothing or some unique hand made crafts, you’ll find a plethora of interesting products at our craft vendor booths.

Enjoy a wide variety of delectable cuisine featuring vegetarian, vegan, and non-vegetarian fare, with coffee drinks, smoothies, elixirs, and more.

We are committed to being active members of our society and contributing to the good works being done in the community. Please visit our non-profit booths located in the concert bowl.


We are seeking a team of creative and dedicated people to collaborate with us in creating a magical event! Our team opportunities include Craft & Food Vendors, Festival Volunteers, Non-Profit Organizations, Event Sponsors, Press, Media, and more.

Food Vendors
The Days Between is looking for experienced food vendors who can provide delectable meals with an emphasis on healthy, local and organic. If you’re interested in being a food vendor please stay tuned for our vendor application coming soon.

Craft Vendors
If you are a craft vendor and would like to purchase a craft vendor booth in our Marketplace, please stay tuned for our vendor application coming soon.

Work Exchange
From pre-festival, during the festival, to post-festival, producing an event is a team effort and our work exchange festival krew are an integral part of making it happen! We have various opportunities for you to help out in exchange for your festival pass. Volunteer application coming soon.

Press / Media
To inquire about press/media/photo passes for The Days Between, please email us at info@daysbetweenfest.com. Please note all media, press & photographer passes are pre-approved and pre-allocated, walk-ups will not be accepted.