Weather is always something we plan for and around. We take the safety of the herd very seriously throughout the event. We certainly hope it will not be postponed. We monitor the weather throughout the week. Should it be postponed, we won’t do so until mid-late morning on Saturday. If it is postponed, it will be communicated via our website and our Facebook event page. We are always optimistic. If it’s postponed, we’ll be back the following Saturday our rain date.
Closed tents are not allowed; they must be see through. Tents are highly discouraged and may be asked by event personnel to be moved or dismantled at our team’s sole discretion.
Please sign up for our volunteer mailing list and visit or volunteer page. We also have volunteer meeting throughout the month of April and the meeting information is on our volunteer page.
Our bands are usually lined up by year’s end. You can submit band information using our Music Form.
All our food vendors are 501c3 non-profit organizations. Vendors are typically confirmed by December. We also do not allow anyone to hand out information. If you are a 501c3 non-profit and would like to participate, please leverage our contact page to apply.
No. Only approved 501c3 non-profit vendors are allowed and no flyers or pamphlets may be distributed to the participants.
Yes. We encourage you to bring your favorite musical instrument(s) and play with others. However, only non-amplified musical instruments are allowed. At the event you will find multiple musical circles of various sizes, and many types of instruments. We encourage you to join in the fun.
Generally. yes. As long as you are simply walking around taking pictures or video, it is allowed. Please respect the wishes of the birthday participants and ask permission when possible.
You may not bring in any alcoholic beverages or glass bottles. Our non-profit vendors sell food at our event and we encourage you to buy food and drink from them. We also sell beer, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages. We have a free water station behind the main stage to refill your empty water bottles. This is a picnic and you are free to bring food for yourself if you so desire. Styrofoam coolers are not allowed in Pease District Park.
Yes, although we encourage you to leave them at home. With the multitudes of attendees and activity, your pet may not enjoy the event as much as you do. All pets need to be on leash. We do allow you to ride our shuttle buses with your well-behaved pets. And remember to keep them hydrated. There is a free watering station behind the main stage; bring a water dish for your pet.