Frequently Asked Questions
Wristband & Festival FAQ’s
1. What is included with the price of my wristband?
Admission to the festival, camping at the festival, with access to all four stages, as well as other workshop tents. Some of the take home craft workshops require a very small fee, usually $5 for materials.
2. How much do wristbands cost?
Prices vary depending on when you buy and if you are a member of the organization. Prices are listed on the All About Wristbands page. Early-bird prices are available only for a limited time. Remember Blissfest members get a discount.
3. Does camping cost extra?
No…. Camping is included in the price of a weekend wristband. Camping includes parking for the weekend and three nights camping.Sites are first come first serve. Checkout Monday by noon. See # 5 for reserved campsites.
4. What discounts does a membership get you?
- Single membership – 1 member adult weekend wristband discount, and 1 teen wristband discount , no $3 processing fee
- Family membership – 2 member adult weekend wristband discount, and 2 teen discount wristbands, no $3 processing fee
- Other member discounts, coupons and special event access as allowed for members
5. Can I reserve a specific campsite?
Yes. Members only may select up to 2 numbered sites in the campground with a few exceptions. A $50 premium is required for the first site and an additional $75 is required for the second and the site.
6. If I am under 18 and want to come to the festival, what can I do?
You can not attend without adult supervision. This means your parent or guardian or adult family member must be in attendance and you need to camp with them. Please refer to this chart.
7. Can I buy a ticket for just one day?
Yes, you can, but only for Saturday and Sunday. You are NOT allowed to camp with a day wristband and must leave festival grounds by 12 midnight on the day of your purchased wristband.
8. Can I camp Saturday night only?
You may, but must have a weekend pass in order to camp. We are at the point of getting completely full so must get a weekend wristband to be able to camp.
9. What time do the gates open?
Gates open at 9 a.m. on the Friday of the festival. You may not camp along the road in your car Thurs. night. The lineup starts at daybreak. There are other camping options in the area Thurs. night. See the accommodations page on the web site. Please be advised to remain on the side of the road and do not block the road. Please do not intend to start lining up any earlier than daybreak.
10. Do you allow refunds for wristbands?
Wristbands are Non-refundable. You may fill out a refund request form in an emergency situation and we will consider refunds on a case by case basis after the festival. Refund request forms are available at the main gate and the info booth at the festival or call the office at 231-348-7047.
11. Are there vendors that sell food and/or arts and crafts?
Yes, we have many wonderful vendors. There are food vendors, as well as a arts and crafts section. We also have a healing artists section for modalities such as massage therapy and intuitive arts. We also have service booths.
12. Can I bring my own food and drink? And are alcoholic beverages allowed?
Yes. However, no kegs are allowed
13. May I please bring my dog?
No. We are sorry but you may not bring any pets to the festival. There are dog kennels in the area. See Amenities section for kennel options.
13. May I pleeeease bring my dog?
No. We are sorry, but you may not bring any pets to the festival. There are dog kennels in the area. See accomodations section for kennel options.
14. Can I bring my bike to Blissfest? Can I bring my golf cart?
Bikes are fine as long as proper bike safety is used. Personal golf carts are not allowed without permission. Please contact the office at least one month prior to the festival if you would like to receive a permit to bring your own golf cart. 231-348-7047
15. What options do I have in purchasing tickets to Blissfest?
You may purchase wristbands online, calling our office, or visiting our office. We accept visa, MasterCard, discover cards, personal checks, and cash prior to the festival.
16. Are wristbands unlimited or do you only allow so many wristbands to be sold?
No, the wristbands are not unlimited and we usually sell out!!!! We have a maximum of 4,500 paid tickets available Friday and Sunday with a max on Saturday of 5,000. This includes daily and weekend tickets.
1. Are Fires permitted?
No, ground fires or charcoal appliances are permitted. Bottles gas or white gas units may be used but supervision is required. There are supervised fires at the Drum Kiva and the Fire Circle.
2. Is Camping included with your wristband?
Yes, camping privileges with vehicle parking in the campground area are included in your weekend wristband. Vehicle permits will be provided at the gate. All vehicle occupants must have a weekend pass for the vehicle to be allowed in the campground for the weekend. Number of people and vehicles per camp site is controlled. Only weekend wristband holders are eligible to camp.
3. Are there designated camping spots?
The campground is laid in sections and each section has individual campsites that are 25′ x 50′ and designated with flags. You need to have a weekend wristband in order to camp. Camping/Parking permits are issued to each vehicle entering the campground so the driver of the vehicle will need to register with name, license plate # and contact number.
4. What about reserving camping spots?
Reserved camping spots are available to members of the Blissfest Music Organization. Members in good standing may reserve a specific camp spot in advance. All sites are numbered and reserved sites will be available to purchase on-line. Reserved camp sites are $50 for the first site and an additional $75 for the second site. Each site is limited to one vehicle and a maximum of 6 individuals on the camp site. Reserved camping is available to members, festival artists, coordinators and disabled folks with a valid permit and staff.
5. Are there RV hookups?
NO, Blissfest has no RV hookups. Camping is rustic. We do provide portable toilets, trash barrels and a solar shower facility. There is also plenty of potable water available.
6. Are generators allowed?
NO, generators are not allowed.
7. What types of things should I plan on bringing to the Blissfest?
It is good to make a checklist. Plan on bringing the items you would normally take for a camping trip for the weekend. Be sure to bring sunscreen, first aid kit, FM radio, food,beverages and snacks, Towels, blankets, small chairs for stage watching, sun hats, rain gear, warm clothing for unpredictable Northern MI. weather. A good tent and sleeping gear is also a must if you are camping. Please do not bring things of value! Blissfest cannot be responsible for lost items. Items are generally safe locked in your vehicle but tents and campsites tend to be difficult to secure. There is not very much shade at the main stage area, so be prepared to protect yourselves and young ones from the sun and dehydration. Plan responsibly and you will increase your chances of greater Bliss!
8. Is there a water supply?
There is drinking water available at many water outlets in the camp area and concert area. This is water from 250 ft. well and it is very tasty. No need to bring bottled water.
9. What if I want to take a shower?
We do have solar showers available for use. They are separated into male and female sections but do not have individual stalls. We recommend wearing a bathing suit and flip flops (the floor is cement). There are also hot showers offered for a fee by At Your Service Portable Showers.
10. Is there anywhere to go swimming? Is there a shuttle?
Yes, there is a shuttle that runs to Sturgeon Bay at various times throughout the weekend. And you are welcome to drive there on your own as well.
11. Where should I camp if I prefer a quieter atmosphere after hours?
It is not possible to find an absolutely quiet spot. Traditional the the Blissville camps North, Family and South are the quietest and farthest from the concert area. The back 40, Pluckers Paradise and Hardwood Haven camp areas tend to be active into the wee hours
12. Can I camp next to my car?
Yes. With a weekend wristband and vehicle parking permit in a designated camp site.
13. How much does it cost per person to camp?
Camping and parking are included in the price of a weekend wristband.
14. Can I camp with a day pass?
No. You must purchase a weekend wristband to be able to camp.
15. If I am under 21, can I camp wherever I like?
Yes, you may camp wherever you wish. You still need to abide by the laws of the State of Michigan including alcohol restrictions. Security will be monitoring the campgrounds.
16. What if I can’t get to Blissfest until late at night?
If you are a weekend ticket holder and arrive late (after 11pm Friday), you will be asked to set up temporarily in the day parking area and will have to move your setup early the next morning by 9am. Many folks simply crash in their vehicles until it gets light. We do this to ensure safety in the campground.
17. Do you supply handicapped camping?
Yes. Please call or email the Blissfest to reserve a spot. They are limited and reservations are on a first come basis. We will verify your permit and give you proper instructions and accommodations.
18. What time do we need to be checking out of the campground on Monday?
Vehicles and campsites must be off Blissfest grounds by Monday at 12 noon.
1. What do I need to do to become a volunteer?
Please fill out an online application. More specific questions may be directed to Caroline at email@example.com
2. Do I have to pay a deposit?
Until you have established yourself as a dependable Blissteer, and after 2 years of volunteering, you will need to pay a deposit worth the amount of a weekend ticket. This will be refunded to you at the festival info booth, after successfully completing your shifts.
3. How many hours/shifts do I have to work to fulfill my volunteer commitment?
You must complete a total of 8 weekend hours (two four hour shifts)
4. When do I get reimbursed?
When your shifts are completed and you have been signed off by your volunteer coordinator, then you will be reimbursed at the Information Booth.
5. Can I choose what work I would like to do?
You can indicate on the form what you would like to do best. This doesn’t always mean you will get exactly what you request. The volunteer coordinator tries to please everyone, but it isn’t always possible.
6. What happens if I don’t make it to my scheduled shift?
You will not get your deposit back and may not be considered for volunteering again for a year. Please let us know as soon as possible if you can not make it to your shift.