Escape to three days of music, camping and fun, nestled in the Cascade Mountains!

Chinook Fest Central FAQ

Is parking FREE?

Chinook Fest Central is expanding! In 2017 you will have the option of three parking zones. Two zones will be available to weekend pass holders only for a weekend parking fee of $20. The third zone will be open to all ticket holders and be FREE.

When can I arrive?

Park gates open on Friday at 8 a.m. for you to begin to set-up camp. Festival gates will open at 3 p.m. We request that the park be clear by dusk on Sunday.

Can I have a fire pit or bbq at my campsite?

No open flame fires of any kind are permitted. 

Propane fires and cook stoves are okay.

Do you accept Credit Cards?

Due to limited internet access at the park, the festival and most vendors accept CASH ONLY! There is no ATM on-site.

Can I bring my dog, cat, ferret, etc?

No. Pets are not permitted at the park or on festival grounds.

Do I have to be over 21 years old?

Yes. The event is 21 and over on Friday and Saturday. Sunday is open to all ages and we encourage you to have your family and kiddos come join you. Kids under 12 are FREE!

Can I park my car at my campsite?

No. If you wish to have your car parked alongside your tent, you must purchase an RV/Reserved Campsite ticket.

Can I reserve a campsite next to my friends?

Tent camping is first come, first served. For those who purchase RV/Reserved camping we will make our best efforts to get you parked alongside your family or friends.

Do RV sites have hook-ups?

No. RV sites at Jim Sprick Park do not have hook-ups. Sites at neighboring Elk Ridge Campground do offer dry hook-ups and are available for $200 for the weekend.

What items are NOT allowed at the festival?

Alcohol, drugs, food, weapons and open containers (excluding reusable water bottles) will not be allowed beyond the security checkpoint into the festival grounds.

Beer, wine, cider and food will be sold in designated areas within the festival grounds. And, in an effort to reduce plastic consumption, Chinook Fest has partnered with Liberty Bottleworks to offer customized Chinook Fest Central aluminum water bottles for sale at the merchandise booth. Reusable water bottles are the only containers that will be allowed through the festival gates and can be refilled at the Liberty Bottleworks Water Station.

Is there cell phone service at the venue?

Most likely no. A few carriers will work occasionally but expect to be without for the weekend. We still encourage you to bring your camera phones and be ready to Facebook, Tweet and Instagram your pictures and experiences when you get back to the real world! #chinookfest

Are there showers?

Yes. The park has two coin operated showers which cost $2 for a few minutes. Bring your quarters!