New for MerleFest 2019: New rules added for safety and visibility
New Festival Opening Hours
Thursday (no change) gates open at 2:30 pm – music starts at 3:00 pm
Friday gates open at 10:30 am – music starts at 11:00 am
Saturday gates open at 10:30 am – music starts at 11:00 am
Sunday gates open at 10:30 am – music starts at 11:00 am
New rules added for safety and visibility:
In an effort to meet insurance requirements / local codes and to provide a safe and enjoyable weekend for all attendees, the following rules have been added…
- Personal tents or canopies cannot be set up on festival grounds. Only tents installed by the festival tent supplier will be allowed. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by Festival Management. Exceptions will be made for designated camping areas, however, tents in camping areas must be properly tethered. Small infant dome tents are allowed provided they do not obstruct the view of others.
- Large umbrellas including beach or patio umbrellas are not allowed. Normal size golf umbrellas and small personal umbrellas are allowed as long as they do not obstruct the view of others or dump water onto a neighbor during a rain event.
- Folding chairs are allowed at the festival at all outdoor stages provided they do not obstruct the view of others. Tall canopy chairs do not meet these requirements and will not be allowed.
- Personal grills, charcoal or gas, are not allowed on festival grounds at any time. Only approved food vendors or folks in approved camping areas are allowed to operate grills.