Pennsylvania's Spring Gulch Resort Campground To Laud Philadelphia Folk Roots With 24th Annual Spring Gulch Folk Festival

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country’s Picturesque Resort Campground to Hold Weekend Long Celebration from May 20-23, 2010.

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Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.’s (NYSE: ELS) Spring Gulch Resort Campground (New Holland, PA) is pleased to announce its 24th annual Spring Gulch Folk Festival. The highly anticipated weekend event is a yearly festival that celebrates the region’s rich history of folk music. The festival will take place from Thursday, May 20 through Sunday, May 23, 2010, with the musical lineup beginning on Friday, May 21, 2010. Tickets to the festival are as follows: Adults: Friday and Sunday - $25, Saturday - $45; Children 6-17: Friday and Sunday - $10; Saturday - $20; Children 5 & under – free.

For the Spring Gulch Folk Festival goers who are also RV or camping enthusiasts, the resort offers three or four day camping packages for the weekend. The prices per person are as follows:
·    Folk Festival ticket and four day (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) camping pass - $120 to $165
·    Folk Festival ticket and three day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) camping pass - $110 to $115
·    Children ages 7 to 17, add an additional $40 per child
·    Children ages 6 & under, add an additional $5 per child
*Minimum of two adults for any site with hook ups. No minimum number for grassy site area.

Held in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the four-day musical celebration gathers the talents of musicians and artists, who fill the weekend with music, singing and dancing. Workshops, crafts, and Pennsylvania Dutch culinary staples such as chicken corn soup and chicken potpie complement the weekend’s musical lineup. The hands-on weekend allows festival attendees to participate in various workshops in between concerts, such as guitar picking and song writing, as featured in previous years. At the conclusion of each evening of the festival, guests are given the opportunity to gather around the campfire, which is adjacent to Spring Gulch’s tranquil lake, for a sing-a-long and fellowship.

The weekend lineup of talent features a diverse, crowd-engaging blend of bluegrass, folk, blues, jazz, country, rock and roll, and more. The Friday, Saturday and Sunday musical lineup is as follows:

Friday, May 21, 2010
·    Robin and Linda Williams and their Fine Group
·    Rosie Flores
·    Dan Tyminski & Ronnie Bowman

Saturday, May 22, 2010
·    Tom Chapin
·    Craig Bickhardt
·    Andy Kimbel
·    Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
·    Elizabeth Cook
·    April Verch Band
·    Anais Mitchell
·    Eddy Clearwater

Sunday, May 23, 2010
·    Rod Picott and Amanda Shires
·    Claire Lynch
·    Jonatha Brooke

The Spring Gulch Folk Festival attracts both folk music aficionados and camping fans, alike. Situated in Lancaster County, the picturesque Spring Gulch resort provides an idyllic destination to enjoy both.

Located at 475 Lynch Road, New Holland, PA 17557, Spring Gulch offers 420 sites sprawled across 114 acres of forest and farmland in Lancaster County.

For further information regarding Spring Gulch Resort Campground and the Spring Gulch Folk Festival, please visit: http://www.springgulch.com/folkfestival.cfm. Reservations for Spring Gulch Resort Campground can be made via http://www.rvonthego.com. To reserve tickets for the Spring Gulch Folk Festival, please contact: 717-354-3100 or spring_gulch(at)equitylifestyle(dot)com.

About Equity LifeStyle Properties

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE: ELS) owns or has an interest in over 300 quality properties in over 25 states and British Columbia consisting of over 110,000 sites. Equity LifeStyle Properties is a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment trust (REIT) traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ELS," with headquarters in Chicago. The Company’s properties can be viewed on http://www.equitylifestyle.com, http://www.RVontheGO.com and http://www.ThousandTrails.com.

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