Welcome to the Festival!

  1. Welcome to the Road Junky Festival of Creativity – you’re now booked to come.
    There are no tickets – you just show up!

Please read carefully the info below where you can also find the directions!

But you should please fill out this form so we have your contact!

and only if you really, really, need to – you can call me on 00420 722609453

See you there!

Tom Thumb

What to bring

  • a tent
  • a sleeping bag
  • a torch
  • a jacket
  • a toothbrush
  • a plate, spoon and cup (otherwise you won’t eat anything!)
  • Insect repellent. Even if you don’t normally use it. There are many ticks this year.
  • a good sense of humour
  • musical instruments
  • some little snacks for breakfast
  • clothes, make up or costume for the carnival celebration on Saturday night the 1st of July (see below)!

What not to bring

  • alcohol (this will be an alcohol-free event – please respect this!)
  • drugs (a discreet smoke in the forest is fine, however)
  • dogs – sorry, it just makes for a much calmer festival this way
  • people who haven’t booked a place (space is limited so everyone must book on the website)
  • belief systems – we don’t mind if you’re a Christian/Buddhist/Communist etc but please respect the festival as a neutral space where everyone can feel welcome.
  • addiction to the internet and your phone. We ask you not to use your mobile phone within the festival area so we can focus and be with each other. You can go for a short walk in the forest if you need to call someone. Anyway you can’t charge your phone at the festival site as there’s no electricity!

How the festival works

There will be a big board with all the workshops on it for the day, letting you know which activities will be going and in which place. If you want to run a workshop or run an activity you just write it on the board!

The program will look something like this:

7am – something spiritual like meditation or yoga

8.30am – first workshop

11am – second workshop

1pm – lunch time – listen for the shout of “Food Circle!”

2.30pm – third workshop

4.30pm – fourth workshop

7.pm – dinner

evening – music, storytelling and games

If you want to run a workshop then you should bring the materials you need and plan for it to last around an hour and a half. There will be 3 or locations where you can make it – you can decide when you arrive!

FAQ

Can I bring my dog?

Nope, no dogs. Sorry.

Where can I park my car?

Follow the driving instructions at the bottom of the page and park outside of the main field.

Can I come with children?

Yes, and kids come for free/donation.

What will the weather be like?

We don’t know.

What kind of food will be served?

We will be serving delicious vegan lunches and dinners, and there will be a chai space where tea will be made at all hours (though you might be the one making it!). For breakfast there will be muesli and bags of fresh snacks like apples and carrots. It’s no problem if you’re gluten-free.

 

Can I go naked?

It’s ok when swimming in the lake but not in the rest if the festival area.

What clothes should I bring?

The weather can vary a lot. So be prepared for hot, sunny, cold, rainy days.

And bring something fancy to wear for the closing party celebration on the last Saturday!

How to Get There

The exact coordinates are:

Longitude: 14:33.28526

Latitude: 48:42.33353

The nearest village is Malonty near Ceske Budejovice.

A good website for trains and buses connections in Czech Republic is idos.cz – it even helps if you’re coming from Poland or Slovakia, for instance. Be aware if you take trains that there is more than one train company in Czech Republic so make sure you’re on the right one!

You can book a train ticket online here https://www.cd.cz/en/default.htm#

There are direct trains ftom Prague to Kaplice. BUT you have to take a separate bus from the Kaplice train station to the Kaplice bus station (4 km away) to get a bus to Malonty. The bus station is close to the centre of town.

Or just hitchhike from Kaplice.

ATTENTION: There is no longer a bus to Malonty on Saturdays! And just one on Sunday at 14.45…but there is a taxi service that can take you from Kaplice train station to Malonty for 370 czech crowns.
+420 380 311 515
They speak just a litle English but they know that there are foreigners who are coming to Malonty! It’s about 15 euros and probably you will be able to share the journey with someone else..

If you are driving check directions at the bottom of the page.

How to walk to the festival from Malonty?
[PLEASE DON’T TRY TO DRIVE THIS WAY! Driving instructions are at the bottom of the page]

Here is a map with the walking directions and some photos below in case you’re one of those people who doesn’t know how to read maps…

And here are the photos:

The main square in Malonty – don’t forget to bring chocolate..

 

See the church on the left? You’re going to walk past it..

 

You’re now on the right road. Keep going straight.

 

At the top of the hill you go straight and it becomes a walking path.

 

Now only a fool can go wrong. Is that you?

 

The path changes colours but you just follow it for about 3 or 4 km.

 

Sometimes it goes up a bit

 

Then it becomes pine forest. Go straight straight straight!

 

Other paths will join your path..

 

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    Now pay attention! You can go left or right.The official walking signs say to go right..But no! You go left!

See? LEFT!

After about 1pm you see up ahead a little house used for feeding deer in the winter. Get ready – you’re about to turn right..

You turn right on this path and you walk past a little lake and you’re already in the festival – welcome home!

Driving instructions

You drive up through Malonty and take a left at the sports field in the direction of Mezericy.

You pass Mezericy and continue for about 3 km more, passing some houses, then on a curve to the right there are yellow sign posts and two dirt roads – one going left, one going straight.

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You take the dirt road going straight.

Then after 1km you take a turning to the left going downhill and  you will soon see the festival and the parking.