Is Parking Free?

Free parking is available to all festival goers at the neighboring property, only a short walk from the festival grounds. On-site parking, adjacent to general tent camping will be $10 for the weekend. Cash only, collected at entrance.

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


Not accepted as form of ID:

-College Student ID Cards

Can I park my car by my campsite?

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

What items are NOT allowed at the festival?

Alcohol, drugs, food, weapons and open containers 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. These water bottles are the only containers that will be allowed through the festival gates and can be refilled at water stations throughout the festival grounds.

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 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.  #chinookfest

Are there showers at Jim Sprick Park?

Yes, but only a few. These are coin operated and cost around $2 for a few minutes. Please bring quarters!