where to camp in Other Topics Posted September 5 · Edited September 5 by Kirk W · Report reply 7 hours ago, packnrat said: i was planing on being there friday afternoon. but you say the gates are open in the am, so will be there earlier. as to staying a extra day? If you are into really early arrivals, we officially start parking at 8 am but there are nearly always 2 or 3 RVs at the entry waiting by 7:30 and as soon as all team members are ready we start to bring them in so you can arrive pretty much any time after about 7 am but would have to wait for everything to be ready. The parking team & security team both start to prep at 7 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. As to the extra day, in my job I will be there a week before Escapade and stay until everyone leaves. Along with the directors and their assistants, we are the last to leave. The directors & assistants are usually there for more than a month and staff positions arrive at various dates, depending on the position duties. Most staff leave on Friday or Saturday with the last out on Sunday.