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Shuttles start 10a, Saturday Aug. 19



Gardenstock is picnic style. 

Bring a chair and cooler or sample scrumptious offerings

from local drink and food vendors.


Make yourself at home while you listen to bands

ranging from folk, to bluegrass, and rock.


Wander the art festival grounds

and check out the best in local creativity.



Gardenstock Tips

Allowed:  Chairs, Blankets, Coolers, Small Tables (low to the ground)

Not Allowed:  Tents and Big Tables (picnic tables, tall tables)

We want everyone to have a great view!

If you want to reserve a tent please see below.



August 19, 2017 Gates open at 10am

Music:  11a to 11p

Art:  10a to 6p

Food:  11a to 8p

Tie Dye Contest:  11-6

Raffle & 50/50:  11-6


Minimum donation

UPDATE: [pre-order is now closed]

Pre-order online or in store $10 through Aug 5

$13 Gate Adults 13 and up

$1 Kids 12 and under


Benefitting the Sinnissippi Center's Youth Garden Program





Q1. Can I come early, set up my chair and then leave?

Answer: No.

Out of respect for all attending you can not stake out a territory and then leave.


Q2. Is there camping?

Answer: No.

General camping is not available. We are not set up to accommodate camping for all.

However there is camping permitted for people working Gardenstock in small restricted areas.


Q3. Can I bring my dog?

Answer: Yes.

As long as you:

1. take your pet out to the parking lots for a potty break,

2. bring a doggie bag to clean up, and

3. have them leashed.


Q4. Is there handicap parking?

Answer. Yes.

Marked handicap parking is available near the shuttle tents located at:

Shopko, County Market lots

and CGH Clinic back lot.


Q5. Can I park at Gardenstock?

Answer. No.

Access to Gardenstock is by shuttle only.


Q6. Can I drop off my stuff at the gate?

Answer. No.

You can put all your gear in the shuttles.





NOTE:  Tent reserve does NOT include wristbands.

You will need to purchase a wristband either online or at the gate.

Thank you! 





Wristband Pre-Order

 Order tickets in advance

online or in store

through Aug 5.


Spring Store hours:

Apr 1 - July 3

Mon - Sat 9 - 6

Sun 11 - 3


Summer Store hours:

July 6 - Aug 5

Thurs, Fri, Sat 9 - 6


Order Online 24/7


Closed Aug 6 through Aug 18

to prepare for Gardenstock.



Adults $10 online / $13 gate.


Limited available day of


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Adults 13 and up

$10 at Distinctive Gardens through Aug 5

$13 gate





Gardenstock Kid wristband GS16b

Kids 12 and under

$1 at Distinctive Gardens through Aug 5

$1 gate




Tent Reserve

Reserve a tent ($40) on the grounds for the day.

Reserving a tent is popular to say the least.

Reservations start ONLINE in late June.

To be fair, reserving is on a first come first serve basis.

You can not reserve a tent at the shop. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Online tent purchase is the only way to keep the reserve line in order. 

Tents will be assigned. 

When you reserve a tent make sure to list

at least your top 10 favorite tent numbers

in order of preference in the comments field.

We will assign your tent based on availability and your place in line.

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NEW for 2017. Access to Gardenstock festival grounds is by shuttle only with shuttle service between public parking and the festival grounds.

Public parking is available in south end of Shopko/County Market and the back side of the CGH Dixon Clinic parking lots.

Pickup/Drop off points at those lots will be designated by tents.

After 2016 it became necessary to make this change.

We hope you understand.

Please carpool whenever possible.

Limited onsite parking is available to artists, musicians, food vendors and day-long volunteers only.

A parking pass will be required.

Please watch for parking update signs as you approach.

There will be multiple shuttles running from 10a until Midnight. 

Shuttle Map5


A day of peace, love

and flowers.


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2020 Lowell Park Road, Dixon, IL  (815) 285-0014