Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

Can we bring outside food or drinks into the festival?

Yes, except alcohol and other illegal substances. While we don't normally inspect all persons or vehicles entering the gates, we reserve the right at our discrection.

Are there "in and out" privileges during the festival?

Persons with valid wristbands will be allowed in-and-out access during regular festival hours. There will be limited access from midnight to 7am for security reasons. Our security team will be monitoring our main gate during overnight hours. They will be only allowing access during overnight hours for emergencies and special circumstances.

Is there a curfew?

Yes. The outdoor noise curfew is from 11pm to 7am (we will have an acoustic stage running until about 1am, and an indoor stage until about 2am).

Am I allowed to distribute flyers or information about my organization, band, or ministry at the festival?

Any advertising or distribution within the festival grounds must be approved by management. Many of our vendors have paid money for booth space. Also, it is our responsibility to assure that the information distributed at the festival is in accordance with the Word of God and our ministry goals.

Can I sell stuff at the festival?

If you have a product that you would like to sell at the festival, you must complete and submit a Vendor Application. (This application will be available in early 2015, there are fees and guidelines that must be followed.) If you are an artist who is performing at the festival, please contact us for information on setting up a merchandise table. Unauthorized sale or distribution of products, services, or literature is strictly forbidden.

Will you be selling food at the festival?

Yes. There will be a few food vendors selling fair-type food.

What time do the gates open?

Gates will open at 5pm on Thursday to guests who are camping at the festival (must have RV or tent pass). Gates open to the General Public at 8am on Friday. VIP's and some volunteers (who are working that day) will have early access on Thursday at noon. However, there will be no activities Thursday evening/night, so unless you're camping on the grounds, then you'll have to wait until Friday morning at 8am.

What's the weather like? How should I dress?

Traditionally the highs should be in the mid 80's, and overnight lows in the mid 40's. It wouldn't hurt to bring a sweatshirt for the evenings, but shorts and a t-shirt for the day should suffice.

Is there moshing allowed?

Technically, no, but that depends on your definition of "moshing". Bumping against one another and jumping in place (even in an excited manner) is allowable, However, you may not push (with arms extended), kick, punch, or otherwise purposefully try to cause injury to another person. Stage diving or crowd surfing is not allowed under any circumstances.

Are there parking fees?

Yes. Parking in the lots adjacent to the fairgrounds will cost $5 per vehicle for a one-day pass, and $10 per vehicle for a multi-day (weekend) pass.

When does the festival end? If I'm camping, what time is checkout?

The festival will end at approximately midnight Sunday night. So if you're camping, you are encouraged to stay overnight Sunday (to avoid a mad rush of people at midnight), and pack up Monday morning. Remember, Monday is a holiday (Labor day), so sleep in and get some rest for your trip home. However, we ask that you try and be off the grounds by noon to give us time to clean up the fairgrounds and leave it in better condition that we received it.

Can I bring my pet?

The fairgrounds doesn't allow dogs except official Service Animals. Although there are no specific rules about llamas, emus, alligators, chimpanzees, and giraffes, if you have any of these pets, we recommend you leave them at home too.

ART EXHIBIT

How do I apply for the Art Exhibit?

You can apply online.

How many pieces of art can I bring? Are there any other limitations?

Since this is our first year, we're not sure how many people will be showcasing their art and how much space we'll be needed. However, unless specific arrangements are made, we'd recommend the total space used to be less than 36" x 36" (wall-hanging), AND a limit of up to 10 pieces of artwork. For other types of art, we will have to determine this on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right at our sole discretion to determine which art we allow to be shown, for reasons not limited to: appropriateness, size, or other special circumstances.

Can I sell my art at the festival?

Yes, but you will be subject to a 25% commission, and you must notify us that you intend on selling your art prior to exhibiting. Also, your art must remain on display at all times that the exhibit is open (Sat & Sunday, 10am to 4pm). The purchaser may then come pick it up after 4pm on Sunday or you may make other arrangements to ship it to them.

How will I display my artwork?

We will have a limited number of tables and/or easels. We recommend bringing your own methods of displaying your artwork, or contact us directly discuss what is available on site. The art exhibit will be indoors, and will be secured after-hours.

Does it cost anything to submit art to the art exhibit?

No. However you are responsible for bringing your own art and picking it up after the festival.

CAMPING

Can we pitch some tents next to our RV?

The RV spaces are approx. 12' wide and vary in length from 20' to 45', and we try to make the best of this space since it is limited. What this means is that in some cases, there may be a small area directly in front of your RV, where you are welcome to pitch your tent. Otherwise, you'll need to find the closest open camping area for your tent, and hopefully it won't be too far away. If this is important, we recommend you get to the festival as early as possible (gates open at 5pm on Thursday for those with RV passes). Also, please remember, each tent pitched will require the appropriate "Tent Pass" to be purchased.

I want my friend's RV to be next to mine, can I hold a spot if I arrive first?

We will do our best to accommodate this request based on the circumstances at the time, but can't make any guarantees. We recommend that you arrive at the same time to ensure you'll be next to each other.

How much does it cost to camp at Joshua Fest?

The General Admission Pass (full-event) does NOT include camping. If you're staying at Joshua Fest for one or more days and you're not staying the night on the Festival Grounds then this pass is all you need. The Tent Pass is required for each tent. The RV Pass (Dry or Hookups) means you plan on bringing an RV to sleep in. The RV Passes are also sold PER vehicle, not per person. The Camping Pass costs $25 PER TENT fitting 5 or less people, if you're all alone with a sleeping bag and wish to camp then this is also the pass you will need. If your tent is bigger, then the price is $35 PER TENT fitting 6 or more. These extra costs provides you access to our camping facilities and showers and the privilege to be able to stay overnight. Also, all Tent and RV passes are good for up to 4 nights of camping (Thursday through Monday). If you are staying less than 4 nights, there is no discount provided.

Do I get a reserved space with my RV pass?

Sort of... There is a limited number of RV spaces (not campsites) some with hookups, some without hookups. Your RV pass will guarantee you one of these spaces. However, they are not numbered or assigned at the time of reservation, but are determined at the time of arrival.

Do I still need to buy tickets if I buy an RV pass?

Yes, all attendees who are staying overnight and plan on using our camping facilities (showers, etc.) must purchase a full-event ticket.

Do we have to pay for tent passes if we have an RV pass?

Yes, you will need to purchase a "Tent Pass" for each tent, depending on size of tent.

Can I bring my vehicle (other than an RV) into the camping area?

We are anticipating our camping areas to be very full. At this time, we will not be allowing vehicles to remain parked in the fairgrounds (including the camping area). Vehicles hauling 5th-wheels, trailers, and 'cab-overs' will be allowed admittance (with paid reservation), but must remain parked for the duration of the festival.

I've got a tent trailer or "cab-over" camper, and I don't need hookups. Do I still need an RV pass?

Yes. You'll want to purchase the "Dry RV" Pass.

If I am arriving late or leaving early with my RV, will I be able to drive in/out of the camping area?

We will do our best to try and accommodate these special circumstances. Safety is a priority, and we cannot allow RV's to drive through a busy festival environment. You might have to wait until it's the safest time, and we will escort you into or out of the festival camping area.

What if I want to drive my car/truck/van into the camping area to offload my stuff?

Due to limited space and safety concerns, we do not allow any personal vehicles into the fairgrounds camping areas (as all the camping areas are inside the gates), with the exception of vehicles towing a trailer/camper or vehicles being used as an RV (e.g. van). Hand carts will be available to borrow free of charge to help you bring in your supplies etc. On Monday morning following the festival, we will be allowing vehicles into the fairgrounds (probably around 10 or 11am depending on traffic) for groups to pack up their stuff to leave.

Can we bring food into the fairgrounds/camping area?

Yes. You can bring food, non-alcoholic drinks, camping supplies, ice chests, and just about anything you would bring if you went camping. For your convenience, there will be vendors selling food at Joshua Fest, such as funnel cakes, french fries, snow cones, and cappuccinos. Please help us by supporting our vendors!

Are we allowed to barbecue or have campfires?

The fairgrounds does not allow any charcoal barbecues or campfires (open flame). Propane barbecues and portable camp stoves are okay.

Are there showers available for people who are camping?

Yes, there are multiple shower facilities near the camping areas (inside the fairgrounds) available for no cost. We will be implementing a "shower reservation" system to help reduce lines for the shower. For more info, check with our information tent upon arrival.

Can I bring my pet?

The fairgrounds doesn't allow dogs. Except Seeing Eye & Service Animals. Although there are no specific rules about llamas, emus, alligators, chimpanzees, and giraffes, if you have any of these pets, we recommend you leave them at home too.

How many tents can I bring and how big can they be?

You can bring as big of a tent as you want, as long as you've purchased the appropriate tent pass and the tent is applicable to the number of guests that will be using it. In other words, please don't bring a 20-man army tent for just you and your friend!

INDIE ARTIST

How can my band play at the festival?

We are not actively seeking independent artists for the 2016 event. If you'd like to contact us about future events, please send an email to booking@joshuafest.com.

TICKETS

If I've lost my print-at-home tickets, can I reprint them?

Yes, but if someone else gets a-hold of your lost tickets, and gets to the festival before you, then those tickets will still be valid, and when scanned, they will invalidate the ones you re-printed. It is better, therefore, to let us know if your print-at-home tickets were lost. This way, we can void the lost tickets, and reissue you new tickets (with a new bar code).

I've ordered my tickets, but I have not received them... what should I do?

All of our tickets are handled by eventbrite.com, and unless you requested them to be sent by regular mail, then you should have received your tickets via email immediately after your order was processed. If you did not receive your tickets, either via email, or by regular mail after 7 days, then please contact us at 877-222-5674 or email us at info@joshuafest.com.

I'm having trouble purchasing online. Can I phone-in my order?

Yes, you may call us at 877-222-5674 during normal business hours and we can process your order over the phone.

What is the last day I can buy tickets online?

Our online ticket store will be closing at noon on Thursdayy, September 1st, after which they will be available for purchase at the gate.

Will my ticket get me on the air-park and other rides at the festival?

It depends... Camp Jericho and inflatable rides are available for no additional cost. Other rides and games (yet to be determined) may be an additional charge.

How do the Group Rate tickets work?

Group rate tickets are for full-event, general admission tickets, for groups of 10 or more. Your group will still need to purchase Tent or RV passes accordingly, based on your camping upgrade needs.

I've already purchased some group-rate tickets, and now we have more people coming. Can I get additional tickets at the group rate?

Yes. However, they will be at the price of the current group rate, even if you're initial order was at an earlier group rate. Also, to place this order, you will need to contact our office to make special arrangements, since the system will not allow group orders of less than 10 group tickets per order.

Are group rate tickets available at the gate?

No. You must purchase group tickets online prior to gates opening.

Are there discounted tickets for children?

Yes. Children 10 and under can get discounted 3-day passes. There are no single day child passes. Also, please remember that Children 6 and younger are free. And Camp Jericho (included with the ticket) is our children's area, and has some really special treats for your young ones.

I only want to attend for one day. Are there single-day tickets?

Yes, Single day passes are available. You need not specify which day when ordering.

If I lose my ticket or wristband, can I get a replacement?

Generally speaking, you are responsible for lost/stolen tickets or wristbands. Once you receive them in the mail, please keep them in a safe place. This goes for electronic (print-at-home) tickets. Our system will recognize if a bar-coded ticket has been used. So if someone ends up with your ticket, we won't be able to replace it.

I bought my ticket, and now I can't make it to the festival. Can I get a refund, or can I sell or give away my tickets?

Tickets are non-refundable, however you are allowed to give your tickets to anyone, or you can sell your ticket for whatever price you want (offering tickets for free or for any price on Festival property or at the gate is considered scalping and is illegal).

If I have an RV pass, does everyone who is camping need Joshua Fest tickets?

Yes. Because our camping area is inside the festival, everyone must have a ticket/wristband. This includes chaperones, friends, or family members even if they weren't planning on attending the festival. Furthermore, anyone who is staying overnight on the grounds, must purchase a ticket and have the appropriate camping upgrade or be staying in a RV or Tent with the appropriate camping upgrade.

JOSHUA FEST

Copyright © 2016 Joshua Fest. All rights reserved.