JoshuaFest Frequently Asked Questions
What is the camping like at Joshua Fest?back to top
Unlike many other festivals, the camping at Joshua Fest is integrated into the overall festival experience. Rather than have a separate camping area, the camping is inside the gates, mixed in with all the other activities and stages. This means that the festival is a 24-hour experience. There are no specific hours that we close the gates and make everybody go to sleep. Also, there are no campsites in the traditional sense, as it's more of a community experience. Especially with the tent camping, there are all kinds of cool places you can pitch your tent... in an open grass area, under some trees, even close to a stage if you don't mind the noise. Also, the RV "spaces" don't define a campsite as well, just the designated parking stall so that you can get access to the electricity and water hookups.
How much does it cost to camp at Joshua Fest?back to top
There are two basic types of General Admission (full-event) tickets: "Commuter" tickets and "Camping" tickets. The Commuter ticket means that you are driving to Joshua Fest for one or more days and you are not staying the night on the Festival Grounds. The Camping tickets means that you plan on camping out at Joshua Fest either in a tent, RV or even a sleeping bag under the stars. The Camping ticket costs $20 more per person than the Commuter ticket, and this extra cost provides you access to our camping facilities and showers and the privilege to be able to stay overnight. Therefore, we offer a $20 "camping upgrade" ticket for those of you have acquired a ticket that is a basic (non-camping) ticket, such as through a band or contest, and would like to camp out.
Do I get a reserved space with my RV pass?back to top
Sort of... There is a limited number of RV spaces (not campsites) some with hookups, some without hookups. Your RV pass will guarantee you one of these spaces. However, they are not numbered or assigned at the time of reservation, but are determined at the time of arrival.
Do I still need to buy tickets if I buy an RV pass?back to top
Yes, all attendees who are staying overnight and plan on using our camping facilities (showers, etc.) must purchase a full-event camping ticket.
Can we pitch some tents next to our RV?back to top
The RV spaces are approx. 12' and vary in length from 25' to 45', and we try to make the best of this space since it is limited. What this means is that in some cases, there may be a small area directly in front of your RV, where you are welcome to pitch your tent. Otherwise, you'll need to find the closes open camping area for your tent, and hopefully it won't be too far away. If this is important, we recommend you get to the festival as early as possible (gates open at Noon on Thursday for those with RV passes).
Do we have to pay for tent passes if we have an RV pass?back to top
No, tent camping is free with all general-admission, camping tickets.
How many tents can I bring and how big can they be?back to top
You can bring as big at tent as you want, as long as it's applicable to the number of guests that will be using it. In other words, please don't bring a 20-man army tent for just you and your friend!
What time can I bring my RV into the festival?back to top
We'll be opening the gates to everyone at noon on Thursday. Note that staff and volunteers, depending on their position and shifts, may be allowed in earlier.
Can I bring my vehicle (other than an RV) into the camping area?back to top
We are anticipating our camping areas to be very full. At this time, we will not be allowing vehicles to remain parked in the fairgrounds (including the camping area). Vehicles hauling 5th-wheels, trailers, and 'cab-overs' will be allowed admittance (with paid reservation), but must remain parked for the duration of the festival.
I've got a tent trailer or "cab-over" camper, and I don't need hookups. Do I still need an RV pass? back to top
If I am arriving late or leaving early with my RV, will I be able to drive in/out of the camping area?back to top
We will do our best to try and accommodate these special circumstances. Safety is a priority, and we cannot allow RV's to drive through a busy festival environment. More than likely you will have to wait until it's the safest time, and we would escort you into or out of the festival camping area.
What if I want to drive my car/truck/van into the camping area to offload my stuff?back to top
Due to limited space and safety concerns, we may not allow any personal vehicles into the fairgrounds, including camping areas inside the gates. However, we will have volunteers with golf carts to help any individuals or groups that need assistance. Also, hand carts will be available. On Monday morning following the festival, we will be allowing vehicles into the fairgrounds (probably around 10 or 11am) for groups to pack up their stuff to leave.
Can we bring food into the fairgrounds/camping area?back to top
Yes. You can bring food, drinks (except alcohol), camping supplies, ice chests, and just about anything you would bring if you went camping. For your convenience, there will be vendors selling food at Joshua Fest, such as tacos, snow cones, and cappuccinos. Please help us by supporting our vendors.
Are we allowed to barbecue or have campfires?back to top
The fairgrounds does not allow any charcoal barbecues or campfires (open flame). Propane barbecues and portable camp stoves are okay.
Are there showers available for people who are camping?back to top
Yes, there are several shower facilities near the camping areas (inside the fairgrounds). We recommend however, that you stagger your shower usage and be courteous with how long you occupy them.
Can I bring my pet?back to top
The fairgrounds doesn't allow dogs. Although there are no specific rules about llamas, emus, alligators, chimpanzees, and giraffes, if you have any of these pets, we recommend you leave them at home too.
Do I need to buy a tent pass if I'm going to set up a tent in the festival/fairgrounds?back to top
No, this year our 4-day (full-event) General Admission tickets include tent camping. However, you will need an RV pass if you need to bring in an RV or other camping vehicle.