Cover photo by Don Idio
Back in, 2017 Festival Squad attended over 150+ Festivals; which allowed us to get some real insight into which aspects of each festival stood out. We asked YOU, the festival attendees about 10 different categories, and got a staggering amount of responses. Regardless of size, type, or purpose, each festival aims to cater the best experience possible for its crowd. Here are the results highlighting the best of the best from the 2017 festival season!
Best Food Vendor
Having the right snack, at the right time, can make or break your day. What vendor is always worth the wait?
Winner: Spicy Pie
Runner-Up: Super Heady Tacos
Best Add-on Activity at a Festival
Sometimes you get lost in the music, other times you just get lost. What is the best festival find on your journey away from the main stage?
Winner: Microdose VR- Okeechobee
Runner-Up: Waterpark- Camp Bisco
Issa Vibe–New Friends. High Fives. Team Spirit. Where did you feel the love?
Winner: Lost Lands
Best Art Installations
Music, art, self-expression, it all goes hand-in-hand. So self-express the art that had your mind blown or touched your soul.
Winner: Electric Forest
Runner-Up: Life is Beautiful
Winner: EDC Las Vegas- Kinetic Field
Runner-Up: Electric Forest- Ranch Arena
Best Secret Set
#Blessed if you were present for these bangers. Trigger warning: This list of nominees may conjure feelings of FOMO and regret.
Winner: Okeechobee- Snails B2B 12th Planet B2B Griz
Runner-Up: Electric Forest Weekend 1- Louis the Child B2B Autograf B2B Whethan
Best NYE Festival
With the New Year and resolutions fresh in our heads, what 2017 NYE will forever have your heart? #newyearnewfests
Winner: Decadence, Denver, CO
Runner Up: Basslanta, Atlanta, GA
Best Non-Camping Festival
Winner: EDC, Las Vegas
Runner-Up: Lollapalooza, Chicago
Best Camping Festival
The 2017 festival season was full of surprises and wonder, making it one of the best festival seasons to date. 2018 is also gearing up to be one of the best yet! Thank you for voting, and stay tuned for next years 2018 Festival Awards!