FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You’re not the first to ask…

What’s new for Harefest 10?

  • Harefest has come home! The new location is the Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Event Center in the heart of Canby, Oregon.
  • Many of the ticket prices have been reduced from previous years.
  • “Real” restroom facilities on site  (fewer porta potties:)
  • Regularly scheduled breaks between bands (more chances to catch your breath/refresh your drink 🍻)
  • All RV spaces are reservable and 20′ x 40′ (no more “small RV” Spaces)
  • Tent Camping and RV Camping are all in the Overnight area.
  • More Picnic Tables added
  • FREE After-Parties each night
  • Harestock – a new “festival within the fesitval” (included w/ GA admission)
  • Breakfast buffet + show on Saturday AM
  • Party Tents available for sponsors and large groups.
  • Cashless bars and merch. We have partnered with FastBar for a wristband payment system.

BAG POLICY

NO backpacks, purses or bags are allowed to be brought into the venue (this does NOT include the overnight areas), EXCEPT for the following:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12.” (official Harefest clear plastic tote bags are available at the box office);
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags, i.e. Ziploc bag or something similar;
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (and that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5”), with or without a handle or strap; and
  • Clear plastic Hydration packs (empty upon entry), i.e. clear plastic CamelBak bag or something similar.

For the avoidance of doubt, iridescent, color-tinted, and opalescent bags are NOT allowed; they must be clear. Some examples of approved bags can be found HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Tickets & Seating

How much are tickets?

This really depends on what you want your Harefest experience to be. Are you coming for both days? Will you be staying overnight? Do you have the stamina for an after party? You have some decisions to make. Click Here to explore your options!

Can I purchase tickets at the event?

Definitely. You can also upgrade to VIP or purchase your overnight pass. Box office hours are:

  • Main Box Office (NE 4th Ave): Friday – 3:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday – 8:00am to 10:00pm
  • RV Entry: Friday – Noon to 10:00pm, Saturday – 9:00am to noon
  • Overnight Box Office: Friday – 1:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday – 8:00am to Noon

Is handicapped seating / parking available?

There is no seating in general admission other than picnic tables but the concert field is navigable by most wheelchairs and scooters. Our staff is also happy to help folks who need extra assistance getting settled into a good space. ADA parking is available at a great location next to the entrance of the venue.

I lost my tickets. What can I do?

Once you have purchased your Harefest tickets, you can contact Afton Tickets for any concerns related to recovering your misplaced tickets.

Can I split a Festival Pass between multiple people (one for each day)?

Festival Pass holders receive a non-transferable two-day wristband upon entry, so it is not possible to share.

Can I upgrade my ticket to add more days, overnight, and/or VIP passes?

Of course! That will be another instance where you can turn to Afton Tickets to assist you.

What is the policy regarding bringing chairs and blankets into the venue?

Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed in designated areas only. Please be respectful of those who may be sitting behind you with regard to the height of your chair. We prefer (but don’t restrict) low back chairs.

Is reserved seating available?

No. The event is all General Admission with no seating. However, you may bring chairs and blankets. (read a little further for more about that….)

IS MARIJUANA SMOKING ALLOWED AT HAREFEST?

The OLCC specifically states that “recreational marijuana cannot be sold or smoked in public“, and that even includes the magical confines of Harefest. Please help us stay on their good side.

Additional Ticket Info

  • RV Parking must be purchased in advance. The RV Parking fee covers the overnight space only. Concert tickets and overnight wristbands must be purchased separately.
  • Overnight Pass required in order to enter the camping/RV area of the Festival
  • VALID ID REQUIRED to obtain tickets and entry into the Festival.

Food & Drinks

What does it mean that the bars are cashless?

To help speed up the bar lines this year and make it more convenient for everyone, we’re going cashless! FastBar is a cashless payment system that helps you get drinks quicker. When you arrive, you’ll get a wristband  linked up to your credit card. At the bar, simply tap to pay in less than a second. At the end of the event we’ll automatically close you out with the card on file and send you an electronic receipt! Fastbar payment will be required at all bars, the official festival merch booth, and for Saturday Brunch (independent vendors & food carts will accept cash and credit card payments). Pre-register for your Fastbar wristband now!

What types of drinks will be available for purchase?

A variety of drink options including beer, seltzer, cider, liquor (VIP only), soft drinks, and energy drinks. Check out the Food & Drink page as the event gets closer to what options will be available. 

What types of food will be available for purchase?

There will be a variety of independent food vendors on site with a wide range of menus. Check out the list here as the event gets closer to what options will be available. 

What are the Saturday morning breakfast options?

The Saturday morning Wild Hare Saloon Breakfast Buffet is SOLD OUT, but there will be available options in the HAREFEST Food Cart Pod. You do NOT need the Breakfast Buffet ticket to enjoy the Taken By The Sky – Fleetwood Mac tribute performance.

Will there be free water available at Harefest?

YES. You may bring in an EMPTY TRANSPARENT PLASTIC bottle to refill (a free water filling station is inside the venue), or you can purchase sport bottles and commemorative mugs at the event.

Can I bring my own food and drink to the concert?

Outside food or drink are NOT permitted in the concert venue. However, overnight guests (camping and RV’s) may bring outside food and drink for consumption in their campsite or RV, subject to the overnight policies listed here. EMPTY TRANSPARENT PLASTIC water/spray bottles are permitted.

Are there ATM machines at Harefest?

YES!

I still have some Harefest and/or Wild Hare Countryfest Beer Tokens laying around. Can I use those?

2022 will be the last year Harefest or Wild Hare Music Festival will honor previously sold tokens. To redeem your tokens, go to the FastBar registration table when you arrive and turn them in for a $5 credit on your FastBar wristband. Past tokens may ONLY be redeemed at the FastBar registration table.

Parking & Camping

How much does parking cost?

Main Lot parking (see map) is $15 per day (overnight parking included if you purchase parking for both days) and those passes are available on-site only. Parking in the overnight area is $25 (SOLD OUT) per vehicle per night. Carpooling is strongly encouraged!

How many people can stay in an RV or tent?

As many as can safely fit. YOU MUST HAVE AN OVERNIGHT PASS TO ACCESS THE CAMPING/RV AREAS.

What time do the RV sites open?

We will begin parking RVs in the designated spaces at 12 noon on Friday, July 8th

What time does the Tent Campground open?

Overnight guests may start loading into the tent camping area at 1pm on Friday, July 8th

Why are overnight attendees required to sign a liability waiver?

It’s an insurance and liability issue, and is commonplace at festivals. You can save time by pre-signing the waiver and bring it to the campsite/RV check in. Here’s the link.

Can we reserve tent campsite spaces next to each other?

Campsites cannot be reserved in advance, but you if you want be an advance scout for your camping party and pack in tents for fellow overnight ticket holders, you can claim sites next to each other.

Will there be carts to shuttle to and from parking/Harefest RV Village?

We can help accomodate ADA guests who need extra help getting around, but there will be no shuttle services at the event.

What time do we need to vacate the camping areas after the event?

All overnight attendees must vacate the property by 10am on Sunday, July 10.

Can I park a tent trailer in a “tent” campsite?

Only tents are allowed in the tent campsite.

Can I put up a tent in an RV space?

No… with one exception. If the tent is up off the ground (like a ‘tent trailer) then it can be used in an RV site.

Can I bring a grill to BBQ at my Camp or RV site?

No open flame is permitted in the camping areas, so charcoal and any flammable gases are prohibited. Electric pellet grills are permitted but access to power is very limited.

Can I park my car next to my tent?

No. Only tents are allowed in the tent campsite.  HOWEVER… “overnight parking” is now available inside the Overnight area, so you won’t have to go very far to get stuff out of your car.  

The Harefest Map shows a VIP RV Parking area. How do I get that?

VIP RV spaces are only available to sponsors and event partners. Many companies become sponsors so they can treat their employees to an amazing weekend of music “VIP” Style!  Send an email to gm@harefest.com to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

I’m towing a car with my RV. Can I park both in our RV space?

RV reservations are good for “1 motor”. Additional motorized vehicles will need to pay the car parking fee. However, if you have a non-motorized trailer being pulled by a truck, then a separate parking fee is not required. In both cases, you may be asked to “decouple” and park your car or towing vehicle in the main lot at the discretion of the parking staff.

Can I sleep overnight in my car in the main GA parking lot?

In accordance with Clackamas County overnight taxation policies and venue agreements, we are not able to authorize people ‘sleeping in their cars’ instead of tent camping. Attendees must either stay overnight in a designated RV space, or in the tent camping area where vehicles are not permitted.

Can we reserve RV Parking spaces next to each other?

All RV spaces are reserved in advance. You can purchase as many adjacent sites was you wish (subject to availability). The earlier you purchase, the more wide open your options will be. 

Can we go in/out of the parking lot without having to pay for parking again?

Overnight attendees may leave and come back to the lot without having to pay again. However, this is all subject to availability… space is not guaranteed when you leave. Check with parking attendant for more info about this.

Can we have two vehicles in an RV space?

No. Only one “engine” per RV space.

Can I use an electric or traeger-type pellet grill in the overnight area?

Yep! No flames. That’s pretty much the one rule.

Can I use a generator in the overnight area?

Yes, but operations are subject to quiet hours. Please do not run any generator after 1am.

General Event Info

Can I Get to HAREFEST via a Rideshare Service?

Absolutely and we highly encourage it, especially if you’re not staying overnight and plan to have an adult beverage or two. Please enter 888 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR 97013 (The Canby Historical Society) as your pick-up/drop-off point. It’s midpoint between highway 99E and the fairgrounds entrance…a reasonable distance away from festival activity that allows drivers to quickly get in and out as well as making it easier for you to locate your ride and your ride to locate you.

Does Harefest have any known side Effects?

Harefest has been known to cause euphoria, spontaneous bouts of loud singing, uncontrollable air-guitaring, and strong sense of connection with hundreds of fellow attendees. Harefest has been known to cause index and pinky finger fatigue from throwing up the metal horns.  If you experience a s***-eating grin that lasts past the end of the summer, consult your doctor. They may prescribe another full dose.

What is your audio/video/photo policy?

Take lots of photos and videos, post them online, and tag your friends!  

Can we bring bubble wands and squirt guns?

Bubbles, yes. Squirt guns, no.

Am I allowed to leave the event and then come back in the same day?

Re-entry is only permitted in/out of the Overnight Area.  GA pass holders without Camping passes may not leave and re-enter the festival on the same day. 

Can I get a one night camping pass and join a group?

Sort of….  The Overnight Pass is the same price regardless of how many nights you stay, and you must have a concert ticket in order to purchase an Overnight Pass.

What is your firearms policy?

Firearms are strictly prohibited on the festival grounds for the duration of the event.

But what if I have a conceal and carry permit?

Alas, the answer is still no. 

Where can I get updates about Harefest?

You can follow Harefest on your favorite social media platforms (instagram.com/harefestcanby, facebook.com/harefest, twitter.com/harefest) and you can also sign up for the J-Fell Presents Email, which will provide vital updates closer to the show.

Will there be phone charging stations at Harefest?

There will be publicly accessible power outlets, but you’ll need your own cable.

Is there a #hashtag for Harefest?

Yes indeed! Make sure to tag all your social posts (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) with #HFX 

Are animals allowed at Harefest?

NO ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON THE HAREFEST GROUNDS. This includes the music venue, camping, RV Lot, and all other areas. However, service animals are permitted.

What's the difference between Harefest and Wild Hare Music Fest? Are they connected?

Harefest is a 21 & over classic rock “Tribute Band” festival. Wild Hare Music Festival is an all-ages national-level fest featuring original Country, Americana, Southern Rock, Blues, and Red Dirt artists.  VERY different music…but both a ton of fun! Both events are produced by Wild Hare Saloon and J-Fell Presents, and take place at the same venue – Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby, Oregon.

I sell stuff. Can I sell stuff at Harefest?

Only official vendors may “sell stuff” on site. We have a Vendors Row and Food Cart Pod set up in the most heavily-trafficked area of the fest. If you are interested in vending, please apply here:

How do I submit my band for consideration to perform?

The 2022 festival line-up is locked, but we’re always on the lookout for next year’s talent. If you would like to submit your band’s material for 2023 consideration, please use this SUBMISSION FORM.