Originally Posted by weirdstuff
Just bought festival tickets, so the trip is on!!! Yahooooo!!!
We attended the 2011 Newport folk Festival. It was the first folkfest to be sold out and was jam packed and fun. Nice crowd at a great location. Oh man was it HOT! Bring sunscreen and a big hat.
We stayed just up the street at the Paradise Park Campground which was convienent and did check out Meadowlark while there.
I would say it will suit your needs and is as close to the fort as you are going to get to attend the festival. The sites may be a bit tight but the location of the park is ideal to access Newport and the beaches nearby.
I did notice a large ferry bringing people from Jametown across the harbor and dropping them off right at the fort. I believe there is a large State campground over there which would be worth looking into.
We rode our bicycles to and from which we figured was about five miles to the festival from campground because we feared the line going in to parking would be long. But they really keep it moving and would not worry about that again. The ride was a bit much espesially packed up with chairs, blankets, hats, and did I mention sun screen!