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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring:
Blankets, low-profile lawn chairs, sunglasses, sunblock, a hat, water, food, bug spray, sense of humor and love of music. Coolers are okay.

What CAN'T I bring into the festival mainstage area?
No alcohol.
No cannabis.
No illegal substances.
No glass containers.
No fireworks.
No firearms.
No ATVs.
No pets anywhere on the property (proper papers for service animals must be presented).
The use of cannabis, like alcohol, is prohibited in all public areas. Those substances may be consumed at campsites by folks 21 and older.

Why can’t I put up a shade umbrella?
The festival doesn’t allow shade umbrellas for many reasons. They block the view of other festival-goers. They present potential danger if the wind whips up and starts knocking things around. A shade tent is located on the perimeter of the infield.

Can I smoke at the festival?
Yes, we ask that smokers be considerate of non-smoking attendees and performers and smoke in a smoking area when in the infield – vaping, cigarettes, cigars.

Cannabis, like alcohol, is not allowed in the general festival area. Those substances may be consumed at campsites by folks 21 and older

Is there a beer garden?
Yes. You must present your valid I.D. to enter.

If you are staying in town, please utilize the shuttle service available at the front gate.

Is food available?
YES! Several food vendors offer many types of fare. Ice is available for purchase on site.

Is there recycling?
YES! Recycle bins are available on site.

Are there quiet hours?
YES! Please be considerate of others camping near you and keep noise to a minimum between 2 am - 8 am. Please: no generators or loud music during these times.

Can I bring pets? NO! Service animals must present papers.

Can I come on and off the site?
Yes, once you have paid and received your wristband you have unrestricted access. There is no after-hours driving in and around the property at night for safety reasons.

Is there PARKING?
Yes, free with camping. Parking is run by and benefits the Methow Valley 5th Grade Boys AAU Basketball Team

Friday parking included with Friday Show or weekend pass,
Saturday $10 Sunday $10
Weekend pass (Sat/Sun) $15.
Camping areas are intended for camping and not for parking.

Shuttle service is available between the Blues Ranch and downtown Winthrop and the Methow Valley Thriftway. Pick-up and drop-off at front gate. Shuttle service is run by Classic Mountain Cabby and fees are collected by the driver.

$3 One-way to or from Kind Grinds, $20 for weekend pass (anywhere in city limits).
$5 per ride to or from Methow Valley Thriftyway. Hours of operation:
Friday: 5 pm - 2 am
Saturday: 10:30 am - 2 am
Sunday: 10:30 am - 2 am

River campsites are for staff and VIPs only!



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