We'll try to cover a few of the most frequently asked questions in order to help you plan your trip to this year's festival.


Ticket office can be identified as the red building with green metal roof and a ticket office sign. Festival attendees who have already purchased tickets will make a one time visit to the ticket office to pick up their wristbands. Festival attendees who have not purchased a ticket will be required to purchase a ticket & obtain a wristband at the ticket office. Will call tickets/wristbands can be picked up at the ticket office. Ticket office hours will be: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m July 1st through July 4th.

YOU MUST WEAR YOUR WRISTBAND (ON YOUR WRIST) AT ALL TIMES.  No one will be allowed entry into the festival without a wristband. This includes all festival attendees, vendors, performers, and staff.

An online list of local hotels and motels can be seen by visiting this 

An online list of local campgrounds can be seen by visiting this
All campers must purchase a camping permit.  On site camping is available with no hookups. There will be sources of water, restrooms, porta-johns and a shower facility on site. Showers will be accessed by key pad. Campers will be given a code with their camping permit. Campers using generators will be placed in sections not interfering with the festival listening area. Ticket holders planning to camp, must purchase a camping permit no matter the length of stay. This camping permit will register campers, provide a sticker for their vehicle, and allow access to their campsite. This will also restrict unauthorized vehicles from entering the campsite area. One camping permit will be assigned to a motorhome, a vehicle and tow behind trailer or vehicle with tent. Any other vehicle at a campsite will be required to purchase a camping permit. Campers will have access to the festival grounds beginning 9 a.m. Monday, June 27th through noon Tuesday, July 5th (unless other arrangements have been made through Morganton Recreation Department office).  
Burke Portable Toilet will provide RV septage services between the hours of 4:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. You may call Tony Benfield at 828-413-0340 to make arrangements for this service.

July 1st through July 4th the festival will start at 1:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. (hours subject to change)
There will be NO coolers allowed in the festival seating area.  Tailgating at your vehicle or campsite is permitted.
According to city ordinance, there is to be no alcohol on the grounds of any city owned park.  Failure to comply could result in arrest and/or forfeiture of your festival passes.
Pets WILL NOT be allowed in the festival area.  Campers who bring pets must keep them on a leash and at their campsite.   You will be responsible for cleaning up after your pet.  Noisy pets will not be allowed to disturb camping neighbors.


Again, for 2016 is 4 day reserved seating. A reserved seat ticket ensures the ticket holder will receive a reserved chair in front of the RWBG River stage.  There will be 2 sections of 5 rows with a total of 100 seats available.  You may bring your own chair. If you do provide your own chair, you must contact the seating attendant to make the exchange. PLEASE RETAIN YOUR SOUVENIR TICKET TO PROVE YOUR RESERVED SEATING ASSIGNMENT.

We will maintain designated aisles through the festival seating area.  These aisles are for emergency personnel access to the festival grounds due to sickness or other potential emergency situations.   We ask that you DO NOT bring chairs with "built in" tops or shades or umbrellas that restrict others line of sight to the stage.  Chairs may be left overnight, but the festival assumes no responsibility for chairs moved, lost or stolen.  Chairs should be clearly marked with a permanent marker.  ANYONE CAN SIT IN AN UNOCCUPIED CHAIR AT ANY TIME but, when the owner arrives, please move to another empty chair.  No personal tents, umbrellas or canopies will be allowed in the festival seating are. 

The festival will feature a variety of food, merchandise and information vendors.   As a convenience to campers, we will have a pancake and breakfast biscuit vendor each morning, beginning July 1st, through the remainder of the festival.  Many arts and craft vendors will be included, along with the inflatable play area for the kids.

Personal golf carts will not be allowed in the festival seating area.  The festival will provide golf carts shuttles throughout the entire festival schedule.
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