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FAQ

General Rules/Expectations.

This is a 3-day, on-site camping fest with no running potable water, electricity, internet, or cell phone signal. Space is very limited, so please keep your personal campsite footprint to 10' x 10' or less. Think backpacking camp set ups.

 

This land is our home. Please respect this healing land, the fauna and flora, the denizens, and, of course, each other. Please hold yourself to the standard of who you would like the land, your neighbors, and yourself to encounter while there. 

Come as strangers, leave as friends.

Location.

We are located on private land in Washington state, about halfway between Portland, OR and Seattle, WA and 1/2 hour west of Chehalis, WA near Pe Ell, WA. Address will be provided closer to festival date.

Tickets.

There will be a limited number of tickets available to keep this event intimate and to protect the land that hosts the event. Purchasing your ticket during presale helps us secure the infrastructure we need to host this collective-operated festival. Children under 16 years old get in free. Tickets can be refunded up to a month before the event. Tickets can be transferred through us up to a day before the event. 

Vending.

Please fill out a vending application, and upon approval we will reach out with next steps. 

 

Vendors need to supply their own 10x10 canopy or equivalent structure, tables, etc. Vendors can share a booth with other vendors. Please prepare for potential rain.

Discrimination Policy.

We openly welcome, honor, and embrace people of all backgrounds and do not tolerate discrimination based on gender identity, race/ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Anyone violating this policy will be escorted off the premises. Don’t be a dick.

Entering and Exiting the land.

Gate opens at 10AM and closes at 7PM each day. Please plan ahead to arrive during these hours!

Pets and Kids.

Please do not bring aggressive dogs. If you bring your dog, you are responsible for keeping track of its whereabouts, its behavior, and its bowel movements. We believe in the poop tax: if you bring a dog, and you see dog poop, pick it up, and someone else may pick up your dog's poop. That said, your dog should generally remain in your line of sight. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW YOUR DOG TO BARK AT PERFORMERS.

We love kids! There is no admission charge for children under 16 attending with their family. Please be aware that this festival is held in the forest, and to keep an eye on kids so they do not get lost. Please keep children from touching the costumes of the performers.

Parking.

You will need to purchase a parking pass for your vehicle in addition to your 3-day ticket. Parking is also very limited, so carpooling is *highly* encouraged. Only staff and performers will be allowed park in the meadow. Due to limited space for parking, RVs, trailers, fifth wheels, etc. are not allowed on-site. 

 

Parking and Transportation Options:

On-Site Parking - One Standard-size vehicle (or motorcycle) with an unlimited number of passengers. RVs, trailers, fifth wheel, etc. are not permitted. If you have need of special accommodations for disability or living situation purposes, please contact us directly. Please be prepared to transport your gear ¼ mile to the meadow. We recommend camping wagons!

Off-Site Parking - Any type of vehicle at Swiss Park in Francis, WA, which is a 10-minute drive from the fest. We will be providing a shuttle service from 10am - 7pm on Friday, 6/21, and 8am - 3pm on Monday, 6/24. The shuttle will be able to transport your camping gear as well, and it will drop you off by the vending circle in the meadow.

Amtrack Shuttle - This is a ticket for a shuttle ride for one person and their camping gear from the Centralia Amtrak station to the vending circle in the meadow at the fest. Please select the Amtrack shuttle ticket that aligns with your schedule and be on time. You will need to purchase a shuttle ticket for Friday and Monday.

Bicycle - If you ride a bicycle, you do not need a parking pass at all. The property can be accessed via the Willapa Hills Trail!

Camping.

A majority of attendees camp onsite in the meadow or forest. Please be prepared for camping in Washington, where temperatures and weather events can vary significantly this time of year. The days can be hot and the nights cold. The clouds may come and cool the days, and the rain can be soft or strong. Be prepared for any weather conditions.

Water.

There is no potable drinking water available on-site. We’re on a gravity-fed spring system, where you can retrieve water that must be filtered to be potable. Please bring plenty of drinking water or a portable water filter for your own needs. Enjoy the creek for bathing, recreation, and dishwashing. Please use only products that will be gentle with the earth.

Food.

We hope to encourage the potluck mentality throughout the weekend. That said, always be prepared to feed yourself.

Fires/Cigarettes.

There will be one communal fire pit. Ensure that there is a full water bucket and that the fire is contained within the pit stones. Only YOU can prevent forest or brush fires. Fires, including candles, are not allowed in ANY of the personal camping areas. Please bring a gas camp stove or cook in the communal fire pit if needed.

 

Please leave cigarette butts in the fire-pit – DO NOT THROW THEM ON THE GROUND (we have spent hours picking them up after the fest). Please also be respectful of those around you when you smoke, as cigarette smoke can be irritating for some folks. Do not smoke in the forest or near personal camping areas, and pocket the butts if you are not near the fire-pit. Do not smoke cigarettes or vapes within 100 ft of the kids' camp; you will be asked to move if you do so. 

Trash and Recycling.

There is no trash or recycling service available on-site. Whatever you leave behind we’ll have to haul out 30+ miles. We will have bins near the communal fire-pit area for the inevitable unmindful behavior, but please *DO* pack in and pack out. This includes food waste. There are dogs that live on the property that could be harmed by waste thrown on the ground. 

 

Pack it in, pack it out. Leave no trace.

Nearby Amenities.

The town of Pe Ell, population 657, is about a 5 min drive from the festival site. It boasts of an ATM/Bank, a gas station, a pub, a brewery, a mini-mart, and a diner. The closest hotel/motel is in Chehalis about ½ hour away.

Cell Phone Reception/Internet.

Cell phone service is typically unavailable on-site. You may have to drive into town or go up to the main highway for service. In the event of an *emergency*, there is a landline on-site that can be used.

PLEASE BRING CASH. Electronic payments will not be possible.

Porta-Potties/Privies.

Please restrict major bodily functions and/or TP use to privies. Feel free to water the plants.

There are no shower facilities on site, but you are welcome to wash off in the creek. Please use only products that will be gentle with the earth.

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