FAQ

Are pets allowed?

No.  Pets will not be allowed at the festival or in the campground.

How old do you have to be to attend the festival?

You must be 21+ to get into the festival grounds on Friday and Saturday.  Upon arrival at the ticket gate, you’ll be required to show ID and will receive a bracelet that allows re-entrance into the festival grounds throughout the weekend.  The festival will be open to ALL AGES on Sunday for our family day.

Acceptable forms of ID:

-Government issued ID

-Drivers license

-Passport

Not accepted as form of ID:

-College Student ID Cards

Can I park my car by my campsite?

No, unless you purchase the additional reserved camping accomodations through the Webstore.  The tent camping included in your festival ticket price buys you a place to pitch a tent in the designated camping area.  This area is located within walking distance of the parking area, but they are separate.  However, if you purchase a reserved camping site for $40 through the Webstore, you can park your car next to your tent or bring an RV.  So, if you’re okay having your tent in a “tent city” type of situation, the camping included in the festival ticket should be adequate…. and fun.  If you’d like a little more room to spread out, you’ll need to buy a reserved site.  These sites are limited, first come first serve.


What items are NOT allowed at the festival?

Alcohol, drugs, food, or weapons of any kind will not be allowed into the festival.

Alcohol: Beer and wine can be purchased inside the festival gates. Please bring cash. You will not be allowed to take beer or wine purchased inside the gates outside of the concert area.

Food: Food may be brought into the camping areas, just not inside the concert area. Plenty of food and beverage vendors will be available for your enjoyment.

Water: You are allowed to bring one sealed or empty water bottle per person. There will be water refill stations inside the festival. In an effort to help reduce plastic consumption during the festival, we will not be selling plastic water bottles inside the festival gates. Instead, we have paired with Liberty Bottleworks, a Yakima company that is the fourth largest producer of recycled aluminum water bottles in the world. They make quality water containers that will be for sale in the festival concessions area. These water bottles will be customized for Chinook Fest and can be refilled at water stations throughout the park.

Are campfires allowed at my camp site?

No.  Not for any reason.  Central Washington can be rather dry in September and we must hold safety in the highest regard.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, cameras are allowed inside the festival.  There are no lens restrictions.  Please do not use your flash near the stages after dark.  Video cameras are also allowed.

Will there be room for RVs, boats, or trailers?

No.  Due to limited parking,  RVs, boats, and trailers are not allowed unless you have purchased a reserved campsite.

Will credit cards be accepted?

Due to limited internet access, it will be hard to use credit cards.  Some vendors may be able to accept credit cards but plan on bringing cash.

Are tickets refundable?

No.  This concert will go on, rain or shine.

Can I bring lawn chairs or umbrellas into the festival area?

No.  You are allowed to bring these items to the camping area, but you will not be allowed to bring them inside the concert area.  You’re more than welcome to bring blankets to sit on.

Is parking free?

Yes.  However, it is limited.  So please do everyone a favor and try your best to carpool.

Is there cell phone service at the festival grounds?

Most likely, no.  A few carriers will work occasionally, but plan on being without for the weekend.  We encourage you to still bring your camera phones and be ready to Facebook, Tweet, and Instagram your images and experiences when you get back into the real world.  #chinookfest13