ARRIVING ON SITE
Box office hours:
Friday, August 5: 8:00AM – midnight
Saturday, August 6: 8:00AM – midnight
Sunday, August 7: 8:00AM – 9:00 PM
Please plan to arrive during open hours. We will not be able to admit you after hours.
Stay tuned for 2022 music hours.
There is no early entry option. Gates will open at 8:00 AM on Friday, August 5th and close at 12:00 PM on Monday, August 8th. Please do not arrive early in order to keep our neighbors who live along Hwy 101 happy.
Can I line up outside of the festival gates on the highway the day before (Thursday) or the morning of the festival?
Police regulations do not permit lining up outside this gate prior to it’s being opened. “No Stopping Any Time” regulations are enforced north and south of the gate along US-101 for a few miles. “No U-Turns” signage is posted within close proximity of the festival as well.
Can I sleep in my car near the front gate either inside or outside the festival grounds prior to the gate opening?
No. There is NO non-staff access to the festival site prior to the gate opening up. Parking/stopping along Hwy 101 within several miles north and south of the festival entrance is not allowed.
Outer gates close at midnight. Please come prepared.
All tickets are electronic tickets and are sent to you via email upon purchase. Please have your barcoded ticket/s ready at check-in. You may print out your ticket or show your ticket on your smartphone. Note: cell phone connectivity is limited at the Black Oak Ranch so please make sure to have your barcode ready prior to arrival. If you do not have your barcode upon arrival, we can check you in with photo ID. Festival tickets, parking passes and vehicle camping passes ARE ALL SOLD SEPARATELY, please ensure you have all of the appropriate credentials prior to arrival to ensure seamless entry.
All tickets are emailed from email@example.com. If you cannot find your ticket, check here for some handy tips. Note: you can also check in with photo ID at the gate.
If you plan on leaving the festival, we encourage you to park your vehicle in the designated Day Parking area. There are no in and out privileges from the main Car Camping area except in emergency situations, at which time you should seek out a security staff member for assistance.
For those who wish to stay off-site, we offer day parking with a one time vehicle impact fee of $30 granting your vehicle an all-weekend in-and-out pass. PLEASE NOTE- This pass does not grant access to the event, you will need to purchase a 2-DAY ticket to enter the festival grounds.
The Days Between offers both walk-in camping and car camping. Many of the walk-in campsites are nestled under our beautiful, shady oaks along 10-mile creek. If you plan to do walk-in camping, please plan to transport your gear from your car to your campsite. Walk-in camping is limited and first-come-first serve. Car camping is available in our flat, open meadow (limited shade) and is included in the Vehicle Pass.
Camping spots are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Camping begins at 8:00 AM on Friday, and ends at 12:00 PM on Sunday. The best way to park and camp together is to arrive together. Early arriving campers may not save spaces with their vehicles for late arrivals. To secure places for later arriving friends, early arrivals can pitch their friends tents or secure with extra gear (up to two spaces only). Please be courteous of your neighbors and other festival goers during the set-up process and refrain from tarping more than two spaces at a time. Later arriving campers will not be able to park near earlier arriving campers, but may walk to a friend’s camp.
There are no electrical hook-ups in the campgrounds.
The weather can be unpredictable is usually hot, dusty and dry this time of year and quite cool at night. Please come prepared for anything.
You can play music at your camp, but not so loud that it annoys your neighbors (no sound systems or live amplified music please). If noise from your campsite is bothering your neighbors, you’ll be asked to turn it down.
Due to the extreme fire hazard in our area, absolutely no fires are allowed. We do offer a monitored community camp fire and jam down by the creek each night.
Absolutely no open fires of any sort are allowed. The ONLY cooking flames allowed are propane stoves and ONLY if they are NOT on the ground and there is no dry grass within a 6 ft. radius around the stove.
Bicycles may be useful, however it will be crowded and the terrain has lots of bumps and gullies. Thin tires are not recommended. Most touring and mountain bikes should be fine. There is a bike rack near the security tent and food court and above Kids-Landia at the back of the main music bowl. Bikes are used and locked at your own risk. E-bikes may be used at the festival but must be parked in the designated bike racks. We ask that bikes only be used to go to and from your camp and speeds remain low for safety and dust suppression.
CAMPGROUND AND FESTIVAL AMENITIES
Yes. Showers will be available.
All toilet facilities are porta-johns.
We will provide drinking water in stations conveniently located throughout the festival site. Please bring your own refillable containers!
Embrace the “pack it in, pack it out” minimal waste mentality. Take time to decant packaged foods into reusable containers before you come to the festival. There is NO GLASS allowed in the Music Bowl, so please put your beverages into reusable containers prior to arrival.
It is up to each individual vendor whether they will accept credit cards or not. We encourage you to come prepared with cash.
ATMS are on site in the music bowl by the food vendors, although we do encourage you to come with cash in case they need servicing or if you are inspired to exceed your daily withdrawal limits.
Accessible day parking and Accessible car camping is available for those who require a closer proximity to the main stage area. In order to accommodate all our guests with accessibility needs, each guest is allowed one vehicle and up to four companions in Accessible camping. Everyone must arrive in the same vehicle. Please bring your placard to the box office to receive an Accessible parking sticker. No pre-registration is required. If you have further accessibility needs or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, a festival map will be available closer to the festival. Here is the 2021 festival map.
Black Oak Ranch is a remote location and cell service is limited. This means there will likely be no cell service available on site. The festival is truly a time to unplug and enjoy the community, the music, and the natural surroundings. Wifi will be available for purchase at Garcia’s Bar in the main bowl for those needing to get online.
WHAT TO BRING AND NOT TO BRING
- Tickets. All tickets are electronic tickets and are sent to you via email upon purchase. Please have your barcoded ticket/s ready at check-in. You may print out your ticket or show your ticket on your smartphone. Note: cell phone connectivity is limited at the Black Oak Ranch so please make sure to have your barcode ready prior to arrival. If you do not have your barcode upon arrival, we can check you in with photo ID.
- Photo ID.
- Stay Hydrated. Refillable water bottles.
- Stay Cool. Water, sunscreen, hats, umbrellas, shade for camp and stakes to tie it down. We may ask you to drop shade structures if not secured properly.
- Stay Warm. Warm clothing and bedding for chilly nights.
- Cash. We also offer an ATM on site.
- Wagon. Very handy for hauling gear into Walk-In Camping and sleeping kids back from the stage.
- NOTE: We may have additional entry requirement related to COVID-19 Health & Safety. Stay tuned for updates closer to the festival.
Absolutely NO open flames, candles, BBQs (charcoal or pellet), propane stoves off the ground ok
No firearms, weapons, or hate.
No Illegal drugs of any kind. Distribution of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited.
No pets are allowed in the venue. Service animals are allowed as defined under the ADA, however Emotional Support Animals are not allowed.
Vehicles will be inspected upon arrival.
Yes – a reasonable amount of alcohol in reusable bottles or cans for personal consumption is permitted within the campground. Distribution of alcohol is strictly prohibited. There is NO ALCOHOL allowed in the Main Music Bowl. Staff will be monitoring for alcohol as you pass into and out of the Music Bowl. Beer, wine, kombucha, and canned cocktails will be sold inside the Music Bowl.
No on-site camping without a 3-DAY festival wristband or a single day wristband for the night you camp.
Swimming in the creek is allowed as long as the conditions permit.
There is no rogue vending on the festival premises. If found vending without the necessary permits, you will be asked to leave the festival.
No amplified music in the campground.
Absolutely no illegal drugs of any kind will be allowed onto the premises.
No chairs or blankets set up directly in front of the stages. The space in front of the stage is to remain open for dancing.
Respect all your fellow music loving campers.
Pack it in, pack it out. Bring heavy duty garbage bags with you. Sort recycling, garbage & compost at the campground.
Low back chairs are allowed inside the bowl. Please set them up towards the rear of the bowl to allow dancing in front of the stage.
No pets are allowed in the venue except for assistance animals. Owner will be asked for physician’s verification of assistance need and must have animal properly restrained. We follow the ADA service dog law, which specifically states:
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.*Therefore, we do not allow emotional support animals. We hope you will come and enjoy the festival, but please leave your ESA dog at home.
RESERVED RV PARKING
RV parking is available from 8:00 AM Friday, August 5, through 12:00 PM, Monday, August 8.
If your camper hangs out over the bumper of your tuck, you are considered an RV.
As many people as fit in the RV are allowed on your site. However, no additional tents or vehicles (unless towing the RV) are allowed.
You may have your RV delivered but the RV must arrive during gate open hours. The person delivering the RV needs to have the RV parking pass ticket to redeem for a parking pass.
Generators can run from 10 am until dusk – roughly 8:30 pm.
HEALTH & SAFETY
At this time, according to current health & safety guidelines, we do not have any specific Covid-19 entry requirements. We encourage folks to wash hands frequently, wear masks in crowded places, get vaccinated against Covid-19, and not attend the festival if you have flu-like symptoms.
The health & well-being of our community is our highest priority. We take the health of our festival community and the surrounding local community very seriously. We are watching the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation and will update our health & safety protocols closer to the festival as needed. This may include showing proof of full vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, encouraging face masks, or other health & safety measures.
Your 3-Day Ticket includes camping, although every vehicle will need a VEHICLE PASS (if your vehicle is 21’ or shorter), or an RV PASS (if your vehicle is longer than 21’). You can purchase a Vehicle Pass or an RV Pass on our TICKET page. Carpooling is highly recommended!
Tickets are non-refundable. If you cannot use your ticket, you may transfer it, see below. Event is rain or shine. Artists subject to change.
Yes. If you want to transfer your entire ticket order to someone else, you can log into your Eventbrite account and change the name on your order. To facilitate the transfer of an order or a specific ticket at the box office, ticket holder must make a copy of their ID and write a note releasing that ticket to whomever they wish to transfer it to.
Tickets will be available at the gate if the festival is not sold out in advance. We highly encourage purchasing your tickets ahead of time because this is a reduced capacity show and it may sell out. Note: Car Camping & RV Camping passes are sold separately.
The Days Between does not offer discounts or promo codes for 3-Day Festival Passes of any kind.
No. Children 12 and under do not need admission tickets. However, we will be issuing child identification wristbands at Security Central. We highly recommend you visit Security Central near the main food court to get an identification wristband for your child.
Single day tickets are not available at this time. Single day or weekend tickets may become available. Check back for updates closer to the festival.
You can join the waitlist for sold out passes. If the item you’ve requested becomes available, Lyte will automatically complete your order at the original price offered. Please note: When signing up for this waitlist, you will enter your payment information and be offered a price for the item.
Lyte prices are based on fair market value and may be higher than original prices if there are significantly more requests than passes. However, Lyte’s prices are always lower than third-party websites. Lyte technology drives prices back to the original value. By using the Fan-to-Fan Exchange, you are helping us in our fight against scalping.
If the festival is sold out we will open the ability to return passes.
If we sell out, you can use our official ticket exchange to sell your ticket to a friend. Note: there will be a small service fee to the new buyer to cover Lyte’s services and credit card processing.
Yes! If interested in participating on a deeper level, please head to our GET INVOLVED page and submit the relevant form.
Yes! We love hosting families. Youth tickets are at a discounted price with kids 12 and under being free. We also offer a designated Family Camp area, a safe and quiet space inside the campgrounds for parents and children to camp together and connect with other families in the community.
There is a seasonal creek that runs along the festival grounds. Considering current drought conditions, it is likely by August the creek will be not be flowing and pretty dry, but expect wading will be possible in some areas. PLEASE NOTE: Any body of water is potentially dangerous for young children or anyone who does not know how to swim! There is no lifeguard. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at the creek.
There is a “Clothing Required” area and a “Clothing Optional” area. If this matters to you, make sure to bring yourself and your kids to the correct area.