Be sure to book as far in advance as possible because local hotels fill up fast this time of year.
Listings you see on Craigslist are not searchable by when they are available, like airbnb.com. If you see a Craigslisting that looks promising, contact the poster to see if it is available in October. Listings come and go on Craigslist, so check back frequently.
Vendors and Exhibitors have permission to camp on site.
Note: The DC Fairgrounds is not a public campground therefore; camping is limited to event participants, first come first serve. It is not available to show spectators.
Please read the rest in the downloadable application form PDF.
Good for families and people who want to cook
A great guide with numerous hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds.