What to expect when you arrive
- When you arrive, you will be greeted by gate staff who process your admission, provide you with a wristband, direct you to designated parking and camping areas, and answer any questions you may have. Festival tickets are purchased when you arrive and are not available in advance.
- Once you have settled in, head over to registration area to sign up for any events and workshops you are interested in. Registration is FREE and included with your admission.
- Before you leave, please take a minute to fill out your audience survey – we’d love to hear from you. What you would like to see and participate in is important to us and we take it all into consideration. Completed surveys and suggestions can be dropped off at the Fiddle Fest merchandise table.
What’s available onsite
- A concession with a variety of meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
- FOR YOUR SAFETY, The Pike Lake First Responders are on the grounds throughout the Festival.
- A family friendly atmosphere and planned interactive activities for kids in the Children’s Area.
- Porta potties and wash stations
- Artist merchandise
What to bring
- Bring your own lawn chair
- Plenty of clothing that can be layered come rain or shine
- Your instrument
- Cash to purchase food and merchandise
What not to bring
- Pets are not permitted on the festival grounds, workshop areas, performance venue or the concession. Smaller pets are not as concerning but must be kept in your RV or contained in a kennel or exercise pen in your camping area (a leash is not considered containment). The Festival is not responsible for any harm that may come to pets. We strongly encourage you leave your pets at home.
- Open fires are not permitted anywhere on site or in camping areas.
- Wristbands must be put on at the gate and worn throughout your festival stay – no exceptions. Security personnel enforce this policy. If you are not wearing a wristband, you may be asked to leave the site.
- The festival takes place on private property. You are welcome to move freely between camping, parking, concession, main stage, workshop, and play areas. Please refrain from entering other areas of the acreage and ensure that your children understand the boundaries. Please be aware of their whereabouts at all times.
- You must register for the fiddle contest. Registration is FREE. The registration area is open daily and is located right next to the mainstage.
- If you are tenting, your vehicle must remain in the designated parking area at all times. Vehicles are not allowed in the tent area or on the adjacent roadway.
- RVs must be parked east to west and in sequence. You cannot save spaces for others.
- Parking and camping for visitors with disabilities is provided in close proximity to the main festival site. You must have a disability sticker. We have a limited number of spaces so please be respectful.
- The John Arcand Fiddle Fest is an unlicensed family event. No open alcohol is allowed in the Main Stage or on the festival grounds. Any alcohol you bring must remain in your RV.
- Smoking is not allowed near the Main Stage venue. Smoking is permitted only in marked/designated areas.
- While camping, please be mindful that elders and families with small children may retire early. Quiet time begins at 11 pm. Security personnel will enforce this policy.
- Please recycle. There are can and bottle depots beside each garbage can. There are also Loraas bins located just west of the ball diamond. Please deposit your waste before leaving the camping area.
- Pump outs are scheduled for porta potties each morning at 7:00 am. If you would like grey-water service, please speak to them directly when they are on site to make your own arrangements.
- The playground area is unsupervised. Please keep an eye on your children while they are using the equipment and encourage them to play safely and respectfully.
- Any product sales are not permitted on the festival site without permission. Festival policy restricts product sales only to festival performers and sponsors.
- No video recording without permission from the organizers – thank you.