FAQ & Venue Map

Frequently Asked Questions


When do the gates open?

Gates open on Friday, September 2nd at 11AM for GA admission and Thursday September 1st at noon for early bird (additional fee with GA ticket).  It is recommended that you buy your tickets during presale but there will be tickets available at the gate starting on Thursday at Noon. The gate can only accept cash.

What camping options are available?

Hookahville Music Festival offers a variety of camping options. All GA tickets include parking in the main parking lot and festival style camping. There are many different sites to choose from. General Admission campers will need to carry gear in to the camping area. Although it’s not a major hike, we have found that a little red wagon goes a long way. For all ticketing options and information including VIP, camp-by-car and RV, head to the ticketing page.

I need to transfer my ticket to someone else. How do I do that?

Follow these instructions.

Can I camp under a tree?

NO. Some trees at the ranch are not safe to camp under as their limbs are weakened. For this reason the county health department will make you move your tent if you set it up directly under a tree limb. Position your tents next to but not under trees for max shade and safety. Thanks for your understanding, we don’t want anyone to get hurt.

Can I bring or rent a golf cart? Or bike?

You cannot bring your own golf cart. Bicycles are fine though.

Will pets be allowed in the venue/campgrounds?

Dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, lizards, sloths, and any other pets are NOT allowed at Hookahville Music Festival.  There are several local kennels, click here to see a list. If you bring your pet to Hookahville Music Festival you will be turned around at the gate. If you have a service animal, you will be required to show documentation to bring them into the festival.

I ordered my tickets online, how do I get them?

All Pre-Sale tickets were delivered to your mobile device or available to print (if you need to reprint it, follow these instructions. Tickets will be available at the gate for $115 (plus any add-ons), cash only.

Can we leave the festival grounds and re-enter?

Please bring everything you need. We highly discourage re-entry, and will be charging $10 per occurrence. That said, the gates will be open 24/7.

What hotel options are there?

See this map for nearby hotels.

How about a packing list?

We’ve got you covered.

What will you be providing?

There will be temporary port-o-john bathrooms and hand washing stations throughout the festival grounds. Vendors will be selling a variety of reasonably priced foods and nonalcoholic beverages. There will be an ATM available as well as ice and firewood for sale at a convenient location.

What emergency services will be available on site? What should I do if I need emergency assistance (medical, towing, locksmith, etc.)?

There will be 24 hour security and EMT’s on site. If you need emergency medical attention, talk to any Hookahville Staff Member for help or go directly to the medical tent.

Where should I go if I lose track of my child, or if I find a child who is lost?

If you find a lost child or cannot locate your own, please go to the medical tent or locate a staff person.

Where should I go if I lose my keys, my wallet or my friends? What should I do if I find someone’s stuff?

The Lost and Found will be located at the General Store until after the show Sunday night. We suggest you bring an extra key to your car and/or your key code.

What kind of handicap facilities will you be providing?

There will be a designated parking area for people with special accessibility needs. Please check with the gate when you arrive.  There will be accessible restroom facilities (Handicap accessible port-o-john) and a wheelchair accessible space inside the concert area.

Can I bring my RV?

Absolutely. There are a limited amount of RV camping spots so we advise buying your RV pass early. RV camping is within the festival grounds, and a short walk to the stages. To purchase an RV pass click HERE.

Are we going to be able to camp next to our cars?

General Admission campers will park in the main parking lot and carry gear a short distance to the GA camping area. If you would like to camp by your vehicle, there is a Camp By Your Car add-on available. For Camp By Your Car, RV Camping Parking Pass options click HERE. VIP passes include parking by camp, depending on the camp spot you select.

What will we be allowed to bring into the campgrounds? What can’t we bring?

You can bring your own food, beverages (NO glass), firewood, and gear into the campground areas. Acoustic music is welcome. Campfires are fine as long as they are controlled and a safe distance from your tents. No artificial music or electrified music gear, no pets, no nitrous, no laser pointers, no hassles and no bad attitudes!

Will bands be allowed to play in the camping area if not affiliated with the festival?

Some of the best jams at Hookahville happen around campfires! Acoustic music is great but no amplifiers are allowed. Please be respectful of your neighbors.

Is there cell phone service available at Hookahville?

There are numerous cell phone towers in the area so service should be consistent.

How far is the concert venue from the camping areas?

All festival camping/parking areas are within easy walking distance of the stage, in many cases in view of the stage.

What can I bring into the stage area? What can’t I bring?

You CAN bring alcohol into the stage area – the entire festival is BYOB (assuming you are over 21 of course). Backpacks, lawn chairs, blankets, coolers are all OK. Glass bottles are not allowed in the stage area or campgrounds or anywhere at the ranch.

What is the taping policy going to be?

This depends on the band’s taping policy so it’s best to check in person to be sure before you put up your rig. Ask at the taping section in front of the soundboard for each performer’s policy on audio taping, videotaping and photography.

Will cameras be allowed in the concert (venue) area?

Cameras are allowed in the concert area. For the safety of our artists, all flash photography is prohibited.

Can I bring my kids? Do they have to pay?

Children 12 and under are admitted free with a parent or guardian. Please be responsible for your children, and know where they are at all times.

What types of vendors will be there?

A variety of vendors will be cooking up breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks. There will also be crafts, clothing and all sorts of festival-type stuff. Don’t forget Hookahville merchandise tent for t-shirts and all kinds of cool gear!

I’d like to volunteer to work at Hookahville. How do I do that?

Fill out this form.

Are there any rules at Hookahville?

Rule Number One at Hookahville Music Festival is simple…”No Hassles or Bad Attitudes”

* No Pets Allowed
* No Weapons of any kind
* No ATV’s, Golf Carts or Motorized Vehicles of any kind.
* No Laser Pointers, Sky Lanterns, Nitrous, Fireworks
* No Loud Amplified Music (from cars or otherwise)
* No Illegal Drugs or Underage Drinking
* Pick up your trash, and any trash you see. Please respect the environment and do not create unnecessary waste.
* Park only in designated areas.  Violators will be towed at the owners expense.

Management reserves the right to revoke the ticket of any person found in violation of these rules or who is acting in a way that is a danger to themselves or others. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone, or anything we deem to be dangerous to the festival. We want to provide a fun, and safe environment that EVERYONE can enjoy. If you keep Rule Number One in mind, you won’t have any problems.

Things can change at any time and we will try to keep this page updated but we may not always have the most up-to-date info here.