Add this outdoor electronic music festival in Browns Valley to your California RV road trip itinerary and experience three days of chill beats, counterculture vibes, and camping. You’ll also have access to educational events on mindfulness-focused topics, plus yoga, meditation, and more at The Untz Festival. A host of on-site food vendors and a large camping area make for a pop-up community built on a shared love of electronic music and open-mindedness.
This all-ages festival is very camping focused, making it the perfect event for RVers looking to enjoy the California sunshine while also grooving to some great music. Each day, campers will wake to the sound of music which starts after sunrise and spend the day outside enjoying the sounds of live artists combined with the music of nature.
During the three-day journey, festival-goers can enjoy cocktails, campground games, and mingling with other travelers. The venue location in Browns Valley, California offers easy access to other California RV destinations including cities like Sacramento and San Francisco plus natural sites like South Yuba River State Park, Sycamore Ranch, Collins Lake, and Lake Tahoe.
Whether you stay on-site the entire time or use The Untz Festival as an opportunity to take your Golden State RV trip elsewhere in California, the Browns Valley, California area is not to be missed.
Tickets for The Untz Festival are available as two-day or three-day passes. Tickets include the cost of walk-in camping. RV campers with vehicles 18’ or longer will need to purchase an RV pass, which includes first-come, first-served RV parking without re-entry. Tickets for the festival and RV camping are usually priced around $250.
The Untz Festival is located at Sycamore Ranch in Browns Valley, California about 10 to 20 miles from Sacramento, depending on which route you take. RV campers should consider the different road options and choose the flattest, least crowded option. The Browns Valley area is more rural than nearby cities, and outside of festival-related traffic, it is easy to navigate in an RV.
All vehicle types, including RVs, must display parking passes at this event. If you’re planning on parking on-site and staying overnight elsewhere, there is a parking lot at the venue with a limited number of spaces. There is separate parking for cars and vehicles longer than 18’. Due to the small parking area, camping is recommended.
Public transportation to and from the festival is not widely available, but the event organizers do use a carpool service for anyone who is either looking for a ride to The Untz Festival or willing to give someone else a ride. Check out the festival website for more details about this.
There are a wide range of camping options at The Untz Festival, including primitive tent camping, car camping with or without electricity, and RV camping. Any vehicle longer than 18’ is considered an RV. RV spaces include electrical and water hookups. These spaces are limited, so reserving in advance is definitely a good idea.
Half of the fun of this music festival is the on-site camping experience, but if you miss out on nabbing a pass, you can still have a great time RV camping nearby. The closest KOA campground to Browns Valley is the Oroville / Feather Falls Casino KOA Journey, located 25 miles away in Oroville. You will find other RV campgrounds between Browns Valley and Sacramento or in nearby national forest areas.
The Sycamore Ranch venue is designed to offer an experience that allows you to park your RV and get around on foot. This is a grassy, outdoor area that is easy to walk around. If you camp at The Untz Festival, you’ll be steps from food, entertainment, and essential amenities.
Bring enough clothing for three days of RV camping, including both sandals and closed toe shoes, plus layers for varied temperatures. If you’re planning on partaking in yoga, bring comfortable yoga clothes along with any other outdoor clothing for exploring nearby wilderness areas. The weather will likely be warm during the day and cooler at night, so plan on t-shirts and tank tops when the sun is out and sweatshirts and long pants after sunset. A rain jacket is also a good idea just in case.
As there is no re-entry for RVs, make sure that you have all of your camping gear before you head into the festival. Gear recommendations include all of your usual RV camping equipment, plus chairs, shade structures, food and potable water, and a flashlight or headlamp. The Untz Festival requires campers to pack out their trash, so pack trash bags with you.
Bring all necessary prescriptions, plus over-the-counter necessities like aspirin, band-aids, and a small first-aid kit. Also, bring sunscreen and bug spray, plus a reusable water bottle for staying hydrated. Music starts early, and revelry goes late each day, so earplugs may be a lifesaver for ensuring you get a good night’s sleep.
The Untz Festival allows propane or white gas grills but does not permit open fires or charcoal grills. If you’re planning on cooking, stock up on groceries before you get to Browns Valley, as options are limited. You’ll find a few small markets near the venue, but larger grocery stores with more options are located in Yuba City and Sacramento.
There is a smattering of local restaurants in nearby communities, including Marysville, Oregon House, Penn Valley, and Yuba City. Expect a small number of choices in more rural areas with a focus on local cafes. Head into Sacramento or San Francisco on your way to or from Sycamore Ranch, if you’re a foodie look for a wider range of restaurant options.
Once you’re at The Untz Festival, you’ll find everything you need for the duration of the event, including food options for all preferences. From plant-based meals to meat-focused dishes, if you’re craving it, you should be able to find a vendor selling it. Vendors are subject to change and may not all accept credit cards.
Security works hard to make The Untz Festival and peaceful, free-spirited festival that promotes positivity. Expect a security presence and check the festival website for a full list of prohibited items which include weapons, fireworks, candles, glass, drugs, outside alcohol, motorized vehicles like golf carts, and drones. Keep your RV locked while enjoying the music during the day, and don’t leave valuable items unattended.
This is a rain or shine event, but if previous years are any indication, you can expect warm, sunny days with temperatures in the 70s followed by cool nights with temperatures in the 50s. Sunshine is typically abundant in this part of California, so reapply sunscreen and take advantage of free drinking water on-site. Ice is available for purchase.
The Untz Festival offers medical services equipped to deliver first aid as needed 24-hours a day. Check with a member of staff for the specific location of medical services. If you have a medical emergency, you will find hospitals in Yuba City and Penn Valley. Local stores in Browns Valley may have basic pharmaceutical needs, but for a full-service pharmacy, drive 13 miles to Marysville.