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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Are Ticket Prices Per Person Or Per Vehicle?

All ticket prices are PER PERSON. Everyone needs their own wristband.

When Can I buy passes?

Passes are on sale now. Head to the ticketing page to select the right pass for you

Will passes sell out?

We are expecting to sell out with such a great line up. The Pit & Pool Pass and Super VIP Pass are extremely limited so will definitely sell out in a very short time. If you want your butt in the pool, head over to the ticketing page and grab one.

What Times does the festival start?

Gates will open at 10am for GA pass holders and 9am for VIP pass holders. Activities will start early afternoon and performances will start mid-afternoon. Line up schedules will be released with exact set times closer to the festival. Download our app to get notifications!

If we’re tailgating will our vehicles be position on grass or paved parking lots?

There is no paved lots.  Tailgating will be on the sprawling fields of our ranch which is a combination of grass and dirt!

Can I camp?

Yes, we have added camping this year for RV’s.

Will there be hotel accommodations available?

Yes! We have partnered with local hotels to bring you discounted accommodations. Checkout our hotel packages site to book your room today! Hurry, available while supplies last.

What will weather be like?

It’s a SoCal Summer weekend so we expect it to be hot and sunny so bring lots of sunblock and some shade if you’re tailgating. TONS OF WATER.

Is their public transportation?

Yes, check our info page for the bus times and rideshare options

Do I have to tailgate?

NO, Tailgating is fun and a great social activity that works well with country music but there will be equally as many fans not tailgating and enjoying the festival the traditional way of General Admission Standing Room, General Admission Pit or any of the VIP Viewing areas. It is a large space so there is plenty of room and options for everyone.

What if I don’t have a truck and want to tailgate in my car?

That’s perfectly fine. A lot of people tailgate with cars and Suv’s.

What time do gates close to tailgating?

The tailgating gates will close at 7pm but it is highly likely they could fill up sooner. Get to the ranch as early as possible to avoid being redirected to a different lot.

Wristband/Tickets

What if I have a GA wristband but my friends have a VIP wristband for the VIP Tailgate Lot? Can I walk over to their vehicle and tailgate with them?

No, a VIP wristband will be required to enter the VIP tailgating lots

What happens if I lose or break my wristband?

We cannot replace any wristbands for any reason. Please keep it safe and do not put it on until you come to the event. Once tightened it cannot be loosened and they will be checked very carefully.

Can I slide off my wristband and give it to someone else to use?

No, once you put your wristband on at the festival it will be checked that it is tight enough that it cannot slip off.

My passes are at Will Call, where is that?

There will be a designated Will Call window off site that will be accessible to those who have not received their tickets.

What kind of access do I get with my wristband?

Head over to the Tickets Page for a complete breakdown of the different access levels

Can I upgrade at the festival?

You will be allowed to upgrade as long as the desired ticket category is not sold out

What is the best ticket option for me if I am coming for the show but not to tailgate?

We recommend purchasing a VIP Pit Pass if you are going to LYFT/Rideshare or simply park and not tailgate.

What's included in the VIP Ticket?

VIP Reserved includes a much closer tailgate space and vantage point to the stage

Front of the stage PIT Access

VIP Only bars and bathrooms

Dedicated VIP ONLY lines at all Concessions and Bars

An hour of early entry to get a super close tailgate spot

Preferred access to artist meet and greets

A private performance with a surprise country artist

more to be announced in the coming weeks

VIP Pit gets everything above except for the Tailgate Lot as it’s for the non-tailgater

Will we be able to upgrade our tickets at the festival? This wasn't an easy thing to do last year.

Yes, you will as long as tickets are still available.  Our ticketing merchant this year is very user friendly

Do all ages need a ticket?

All persons regardless of age will need a festival ticket. However, children under the age of 10 do not need an RV camping pass.

Will one day passes be available?

No. All ticket types provide access to festival the whole weekend!

Is the military discount still available?

Unfortunately military discounted tickets have sold out but feel free to DM us for more information!

Where do I pick up military tickets?

You can pick-up your military discount tickets at will call. More information regarding times for pick-up will be released closer to the festival date. Make sure to bring your military ID when picking up!

Venue/Festival Site

Do you sell alcohol?

Yes, just bring a valid photo ID

Do you sell food?

Yes, we will have plenty of food and snacks

Since it’s Tailgating, am I allowed to bring my own food and beverage?

Yes, you are allowed to bring in food and beverage or purchase it from us. We’ll
have anything you missed, forgot or should you run out of anything. However, we
do not allow beverages in glass bottles for safety reasons.

Can I bring chairs and tent set up?

Yes, it’s tailgating afterall!!

Can I bring a barbeque?

Yes, grills are permitted

Am I allowed to come and go?

Once you are parked and set up, you cannot leave and re-enter but you can move to and from your tailgate/vehicle set ups freely.

Do you have ATM’s?

Yes

Are there EMT/Medics on site?

Yes

Can we drop off our trucks to save our spots and go back to our hotels?

Once you enter the festival, no ins-and-outs will be permitted.

When will we get a map of the festival grounds/venue?

A venue seating/section map is coming out mid May!

Are BBQ’s and EZ up’s allowed in tailgating sections and camping sections?

Truck yeah they are!

Is there an area to walk in and watch the concerts or do we have to watch from our cars?

Yes, just like a traditional festival there is a big General Admission Pit,  a closer VIP pit and other common areas for all ticket holders.  There are food and beverage areas, games, dance tents and exclusive areas closer to the stage for certain ticket holders! You can watch from the stage, from your cars, from a pool in some cases and more.  We have a lot of options

What’s the rules about bringing alcohol in?

BYOB up to 2 cases for your tailgate area. Additionally, the festival will have plentiful full bars throughout  including Beer courtesy of Coors Lite, Wine courtesy of Bev, Craft Cocktails and liquour courtesy of Screwball Whiskey, Casamigos and Bon and Viv spiked seltzer

Can we leave our trucks/vehicles overnight?

Attendees should plan to NOT drive intoxicated. Drink responsibly by designating a driver or cutting your alcohol consumption with sufficient time to drive safely. We cannot be held responsible for vehicles left at the venue. If vehicles are left overnight, they will be towed to a nearby location (at owners expense) and can be picked up the next morning.

Will there still be shuttles to and from the grocery stores?

Not at this time.  There will be plenty of ride-share options however and we will have a general store service onsite at the festival and should have everything and anything you could need.

Camping

Will there be RV hookups and water available?

Water will be for sale by a water truck to RV campers needing to refill their water supply. 

Can I buy one tent camping spot or will you be selling them in groups?

Yes, you can buy one tent camping spot

Will there be bathrooms/showers in the RV area?

There will be bathrooms but not showers.

If we are staying overnight in our RV and have our truck in the tailgating section, do we leave our truck in the tailgating lot overnight?

No.  Overnight parking is not permitted in the tailgate lots.  You do not need both a campsite spot and a tailgate lot spot as both sections are similar distance to the stages.  Your campsite becomes your tailgating spot that is permitted to stay overnight. Companion vehicles can be parked in a non-tailgating lot.

How far is the RV camping area to the stage?

It’s extremely close, right behind the stage and a 2-3 minute walk.  In many cases it’s closer than the GA tailgate lots.  Tailgaters with campsite access tailgate from their campsites and move as easily back and forth to the performance and common areas as the GA tailgaters.

Will I be able to tent camp next to my friend's RV?

No, Tent Camping and RV are not commingled

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR LEAVING YOUR VEHICLE OVERNIGHT IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DRIVE?

No, all vehicles will have to be processed through the traffic ques each day including cars that were left overnight which we don’t anticipate to be many.  We strongly encouraging all parties designate drivers as leaving a vehicle overnight will less convenient for the owner in the morning as they will have to claim the vehicle with a valet ticket from valet and re-enter the line to get in.

If we have to leave early on Sunday, can we leave the tailgating lot before the festival ends? What about the RV section?

Once parked, No cars will be permitted to leave the tailgate lots without a security/police escort for the safety of others. No cars will be permitted to leave at all past 6pm. This same rule applies to RV Camping with the additional restriction of campsite lockdown from 9p-2am where No Vehicles can leave from Camping. Tailgaters can leave after the final performance.

IF I HAVE A TODDLER IN THE RV CAMPING AREA AND THEY ARE NOT ATTENDING THE FEST, DO THEY STILL NEED A TICKET?

No

Do all ages need a ticket?

All attendees over the age of 2 must have a festival ticket. Attendees under the age of 10 do not require RV camping passes. 

Can we camp in our car, instead of in a tent? (a la stagecoach car camping)

No, for safety reasons, staying overnight in your vehicle will not be permitted.

When can RV campers show up and leave?

Exciting news! Tailgate Fest is all about the experience You asked for it and we’re giving it to you. RV campers can now arrive Friday at 3 p.m. and may stay until Monday, out by 10am.

Are BBQ’s and EZ up’s allowed in tailgating sections and camping sections?

Truck yeah they are!

Can We bring a generator?

Yes in the campsite.  Please be respectful of your neighbors and bring small quiet generators or muffle their noise.

What’s the rules about bringing alcohol in?

BYOB up to 2 cases for your tailgate area. Additionally, the festival will have plentiful full bars throughout  including Beer courtesy of Coors Lite, Wine courtesy of Bev, Craft Cocktails and liquour courtesy of Screwball Whiskey, Casamigos and Bon and Viv spiked seltzer

What size are RV spots?

20’x50′