The Ultimate Camping Festival Packing List

The Ultimate Camping Festival Packing List

Headed to your first camping festival like Electric Forest, Imagine Music Festival, Bonnaroo, or Lost Lands?  Are you're shaking in your rave boots because you're not an outdoors person or you're afraid that you'll forget something? Fret not as the lunchbox fam has your back as we've prepared the ultimate camping festival packing list with a few key tips sprinkled throughout. By the end of this post, you'll have all the info you need to have the best weekend being one with nature and vibing to some great beats.


  • Festival & Camping Passes & Parking Passes
  • Wallet (ID, Credit Card, Cash, Insurance Card)
  • Earplugs (Good quality ones so that your ears won't suffer)
  • Phone + Phone Charger
  • External Battery Packs, like the Powerbox (pre-charge these so they're ready to rock and roll)
  • Lunchbox Hydration Pack (+ Sling Pack and/or Snack Pack)
  • Cough Drops
  • Face Mask (For dust and to prevent the post fest wook flu)
  • Electrolytes (Like Raveraide, LMNT, Liquid IV, or Pedialyte)
  • Totem
  • Flag
  • Kandi
  • Pashmina
  • Fan (Hand held or battery operated)
  • Trinkets to Hand out in the Forest
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip Balm
  • Gum
  • Hand Sanitizer


  • Tent + Tent Stakes (Size up to accommodate for your bags, etc. So if 2 people, grab a 4 person tent)
  • Tent Rain Fly (Cause you never know when mother nature will turn on you)
  • Sleeping Bag or Air Mattress + Air Pump
  • Sleeping Pad if using a Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow & Blankets
  • Lighting (Lanterns for your camp area + flashlights/head lamps to navigate the woods)
  • Fan (USB Rechargeable or Battery Powered)
  • Canopy + Shade Structures (For shade during the day time)
  • Tarp (For dirty shoes or in case it rains)
  • Chairs (Foldable or blow up)
  • Cooler (To store drinks + food)
  • Wagon (To move things from your car to campsite)
  • Hammer/Mallet (To get those tent stakes in!)
  • Tarp Clips
  • Tent Lock
  • Trash Bags
  • Assortment of Batteries
  • Rug or Padding for your Tent's Floor
  • Duct Tape
  • Eye Mask (to get some good ZzZs)
  • Extension Cords
  • Games to play during the down time
  • Small Scissors or Pocket Knife
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Insect Repellent
  • Jumper Cables
  • Camp Shower
  • Towels
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Food/Snacks
  • Hammock 
  • Foldable Table
  • Speakers
  • Walkie Talkie
  • Antibacterial Wipes
  • Dish & Hand Soap
  • Camping Stove, Hot Plate, or Small BBQ
  • Propane or Charcoal
  • Lighter
  • Pots & Pans
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Eating Utensils
  • Plates/Bowls
  • Cups/Mugs
  • Bottle/Can Opener
  • Food Storage Containers
  • Ziploc Bags/Plastic Wrap/Foil
  • Small Cutting Board
  • Instant Coffee
  • Seasonings
  • Alcohol
  • Ice (Or Dry Ice to keep your perishables cool longer)
  • Non-Perishable Foods
  • Refillable Water Canteen


  • Festival Outfits
  • Under Garments
  • Socks (Extra pairs in case it rains)
  • Shoes/Boots/Sneakers (To walk around the forest and for the festival)
  • Shower Flip Flops
  • Jackets, Sweaters, & Onesies (For when the weather cools down at night)
  • Bathing Suit
  • Comfy Clothes (For the day time + to sleep in)
  • Body Wash
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Face Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Makeup & Hair Items
  • Makeup Remover
  • Small Standing Mirror
  • Nail File
  • Hair Brush/Comb
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Razors
  • Vitamins
  • Electrolytes
  • Medications & Supplements 

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