Frequently Asked Questions for Festival Arena Grounds

Feel free to contact us for any questions you have. However, we may have already answered your questions below.


Where do I park for the festival arena music venue, and is there a fee for parking?

Parking for the festival arena is available in the Day Parking Lot. The parking fee is $10, cash only. For campground parking details, see Camping.

Are the campgrounds and festival arena handicapped-accessible?

Our staff is dedicated to making sure the camp and festival grounds are accessible to all. Contact us if you have specific questions or requirements regarding accessibility.

What happens if it rains?

Our show goes on rain or shine. If there’s a possibility the weather conditions are dangerous, some events may be canceled – but this is up to the discretion of Old Settler’s and artist management, and any cancellations may be short-notice. Be prepared for any weather, and bring a raincoat!

Can I get a refund on my ticket?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds – even for bad weather. Once tickets are purchased, they are non-refundable. So before you buy, be sure.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

No outside food or drink (except two factory-sealed bottles of water) is permitted into the festival grounds. But you won’t go hungry or thirsty. You’ll find a wide variety of food and beverage options inside – including gourmet fare, good wines, and craft beer.

What can I bring into the festival arena?

Bring low-backed chairs or blankets.

Be prepared for weather. We encourage you to bring sunscreen, a sun hat, and sunglasses – the Texas sun can be strong, even in October. It can also get cold at night, so bring a jacket or sweater for the evenings. It’s also a good idea to bring rain gear, just in case.

Are weapons allowed on the festival arena or campgrounds?

We don’t allow weapons at the festival. So as attached as you may be to your hunting rifle, Bowie knife, or ninja throwing stars, we ask you to leave them at home.

Are pets allowed in the festival arena or campgrounds?

We love animals but please don’t bring your pets. No pets are allowed. They will be more comfortable at home.

Does my child need a ticket?

Children 12 and under get free admission when accompanied by an adult.

Can a multiple day pass be split between different attendees?

No, you’ll get a non-transferable and non-replaceable wristband on your first day of attendance.

Do you have recycling at the festival?

Yes, #1 and #2 plastics with no lids, glass, aluminum, and cardboard.

What can I buy at the festival?

There will be full-service food vendors on site. Beer and wine will be available for purchase by individuals 21 and over. Alcoholic beverages must be consumed inside the fenced venue, and may not be brought in from or taken out to the campgrounds. There will also be vendors selling clothing, jewelry, toys, art and fun festival accessories, as well as festival merch and artist CDs.

What if I have a medical emergency?

We have trained medical personnel on site to deal with minor medical issues. Please remember to bring your medically necessary prescriptions.

What are the box office and festival arena gate hours?

Box Office Hours:
Monday, 10/18 – Wednesday, 10/20:  2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, 10/21 – Saturday, 10/23: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, 10/24:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Festival Arena Gates (access to music, food and drinks)
Friday, 10/22: Opens at 1:30pm
Saturday, 10/23: Opens at 10:30am

Where can I find additional rules and regulations for the campgrounds?

We have a list of what makes for a fun and safe camping experience at Old Settler’s in our Campground Good Vibes Guide.