Photo: Tomfoolery Outdoors
Photo: Tomfoolery Outdoors

WORTH THE DRIVE: 4-day music and outdoors bash a short drive from Dayton will feel like summer camp for grown-ups

When we heard one of the highlights of an upcoming outdoors retreat for grownups is the “blob,” you know we needed to learn more. 

Tomfoolery Outdoors, the Dayton-based outdoors events and adventures company, is once again hosting the four-day outdoors bash known as Canoegrass. This year, the event has been relocated to Masters Outdoor Retreat, an 11-acre private property set up for a Canoegrass kind of experience. Masters is located just 45 minutes from Dayton. 

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The bluegrass festival and campout is no ordinary festival. It’s an outdoors festival where you “get wet, stomp your feet and splash your friends all weekend long” while enjoying the camp’s highlights including a  lake front stage with a lineup that is soon-to-be-announced, zip-lining, “blob bouncing,” a massive bonfire, canoe jousting, sand volleyball, tug of war, campfire jams and more.

During Canoegrass, the banks of the 2-acre pond will come alive with “the best entertainers in the region,” according to Canoegrass’s website.

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People are able to bring their own coolers for the mega campout, as you are allowed to bring your own food and beverages to the retreat. Food trucks will also be cycling throughout the grounds all weekend long. 

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“We encourage everyone to take Friday off work, arrive early, set up camp and stay all weekend. Bring your own food and beverage or check out one of our local food trucks,” according to Canoegrass’s website. Weekend ticket holders are able to arrive on Thursday to pick out their favorite campsite. 


WHAT: Canoegrass presented by Tomfoolery Outdoors

WHEN: 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, through 12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5

WHERE: Masters Outdoor Retreat, 5486 SR 47, Houston