FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What’s new for Harefest 11?
- The FESTIVAL PASS includes the Thursday night kick off party, both Festival Days, and access in/out of the overnight areas. (The “Overnight Pass” is history!)
- This year, Harefest is completely cashless. Your FastBar wristband will be use for all bars, merchandise, and food purchases. REGISTER HERE
- Tent Camping is now reserved and sold by the space.
- ALL Overnight spaces are now bundled with 2 FESTIVAL PASSES.
- Tent Camping bundles also include one overnight car parking space.
- RV and Tent campers can check in on Thursday!
- Thursday night kick off party w/ Radical Revolution (80’s Party Rock) and None More Black (Spinal Tap!)
- All 3 stages will be Main Stage-size, including the Hippie Hollow Stage!
- More Party Tents available for sponsors & large groups.
- A variety of RV space sizes including some to accommodate Vans, Campers, and Rooftop Tents.
- Craft Cocktail options offered at all ticket levels (was previously VIP only).
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.
It was an incredible time ! Well organized, great food and fantastic bands. My 2nd year, can't wait for the next one.
Anna M - Keizer
Awesome re-created music from the great bands of the 70s and 80s!!! As good as it gets for a rock n roll lover!!!
Rick H. - Portland, OR
Great bands! Well-organized and accommodating, people were friendly. I totally recommend Harefest to anyone! I had an awesome experience.
Tara M - Portland
The whole experience was great. From the RV site to the food and drink and of course the music lineup was epic!!!!
Eric G. - Belfair, WA
So Much FUN!!!Best first year! Looking forward to making this a habit.
Cathy S. - Kent, WA
The best thing that happens all year. A bucket list must.
Archell M. - Albany, OR
Best "bang-for-the-buck" music event anywhere. Never a disappointing moment.
Todd B. - Portland, OR
This will be my 5th Harefest and it's one of the best things about summer in Oregon. Outstanding bands, venue and staff.
Julie K. - Portland, OR
What I love the very most (besides the incredible music) is how respectful the fans are. Not ONE altercation in 3 years spending a LOT of time up front...is flat incredible.
Michael S. - Milwaukie, OR
Want to escape the daily GRIND...feel like you're 10 or 20 years younger? This is your ticket. YA BUDDY!
Brigil B. - Vancouver, WA
An absolute killer weekend party with a fantastic community. Not to miss!
Brent D. - Portland, OR
Amazing. This will be a tradition for sure. Such a great event, wonderful music, friendly staff, and delicious food.
Jen B. - Happy Valley, OR
So. Much. Fun! The music was amazing, food was tasty, beer delicious, and atmosphere was electric. I was nervous about spending the money and camping all weekend but I'm glad I did.
Kelly G. - Tualatin, OR
It was a fabulous weekend of music and memories made with great friends!! Need to change my plans for next summer to attend again- Spain can wait!!
Tammy M. - Electric City, WA
Harefest is the only place where people are so approachable and you know ALL the words to the songs. We will be back Harefest and we're bringing the whole family.
Kristie T. - Portland, OR
This is an amazing way to spend a weekend no matter what age you are and camping or RV is the way to go. These bands rock your sox off and leave you wanting more...
Connie S. - Sandy, OR
This was our first year and what awesome music! We will definitely keep this our line up for summer events next year. If you haven't been...do it!
Tracey D. - Portland, OR
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? Brunch on Saturday? You have some decisions to make. Click Here to explore your options!
Can I purchase tickets at the event?
Yes, subject to availability and box office fees. There are two box office locations
- Main Box Office (NE 4th Ave)
- Overnight Box Office (between the Overnight & Festival Areas, see map)
Box Office Hours:
- Thursday – 3:00pm to 10:00pm
- Friday – Noon to 10:00pm
- Saturday – Main 9:00am – 10:00 pm, Overnight 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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 convenient location close to the entrance of the venue.
Can I split a Festival Pass between multiple people (one for each day)?
Festival Pass holders receive a non-transferable wristband upon entry, so it is not possible to share.
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….)
What is the policy regarding bringing chairs and blankets into the venue?
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
- All Overnight bundles must be purchased in advance (they will sell out anyway, so don’t wait!)
- FESTIVAL PASS required in order to enter the camping/RV area of the Festival
- VALID ID REQUIRED to obtain tickets and entry into the Festival.
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, Harefest is a cashless event. 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 food vendors. Pre-register for your Fastbar wristband now! If you used Fastbar last year, you don’t need to create a new account, but you still need to register for this year’s event.
What types of drinks will be available for purchase?
A variety of drink options including beer, seltzer, cider, liquor, 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?
Start your Harefest Saturday with a trip through the Wild Hare Saloon Breakfast Buffet (Pancakes, Biscuits and Gravy, Country Potatoes, Bacon, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Fresh Fruit, AND COFFEE) while enjoying the smooth vibes of Red Light Romeos (Super Sounds of the 70’s)! There are a limited number of these tickets! Purchase now on the TICKETS page (additional breakfast options TBA).
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! But you probably won’t need it since we are cashless event.
How much does parking cost?
$15 per day in the main lot (no parking fees for the Thursday night Kick-Off Party), subject to availability. Carpooling strongly encouraged! Overnight parking is allowed in the main parking lot.
Overnight (Camping/RV) Area Parking only available with overnight ticket bundles
What times is the overnight area open?
Thursday July 13: 3:00pm to 10:00pm. Tent Unloading Entry (see map) closes at 8:00pm. After 8, tent campers must use RV entry.
Friday, July 14: Noon to 10:00pm. Tent Unloading Entry (see map) closes at 3:00pm. After 3, tent campers must use RV entry.
Saturday, July 15: 9:00am to Noon, RV entry only.
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.
How many people can stay in an RV or tent?
As many as can safely fit. YOU MUST HAVE A FESTIVAL PASS TO ACCESS THE CAMPING/RV AREAS.
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.
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 16.
Can we reserve tent campsite spaces next to each other?
Yes, but this must be done at the time of purchase. Each purchaser is limited to TWO Overnight bundles per purchase.
Can we reserve RV Parking spaces next to each other?
All RV spaces are reserved in advance at the time of purchase. Due to high demand, each purchaser is limited to two RV bundles per purchase. RV’s sell out every year, and there are fewer spaces available this year… so don’t dilly dally!
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, each Tent Camping bundle now comes with a parking space 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 email@example.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 “engine” and towed vehicles may require a space in the public pay lot. A non-motorized trailer being pulled by a truck will not require separate parking fee. In either case, you may be asked to “decouple” and park your car or towing vehicle in the main lot at the discretion of the Overnight 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.
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.
IS THERE A FLAG, SIGN, OR DECORATION POLICY IN THE OVERNIGHT OR VENUE AREAS?
We love spirit & enthusiasm and want everyone to feel at ease during their time at the fest. Please keep these guidelines in mind:
- No political signs or paraphernalia. We’re here to share a common experience…the music!
- No flags, flag poles, extendable poles or anything that can poke, stab or fall causing injury.
- No freestanding Inflatables.
- Signs or decorations may be used to decorate reserved spaces (tent camp & RV), but cannot be hung or displayed on any fences or structures that are part of the fairgrounds.
Security reserves the right to deny entry to signs or decorations that are deemed unacceptable. In addition, the festival reserves the right to deny any decorative elements within the festival grounds on the basis of the above policy or for the purpose of providing unobstructed views to all guests.
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! But no gas flames. That’s the biggie.
Can I use a generator in the overnight area?
Yes, but operations are subject to quiet hours. Please do not run any loud generator after 1am.
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?
Festival passes allow for re-entry. Single Day passes do not.
I want to stay at my friend's campsite or rv. What do I need to buy?
All you need is a Festival Pass. (Single Day passes do not allow for overnight)
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.
Will there be phone charging stations at Harefest?
There will be publicly accessible power outlets, but you’ll need your own cable.
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 is the Harefest harassment policy?
We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including any harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion, citizenship, or pregnancy. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, activities including stalking, verbal / physical intimidation, offensive verbal comments, physical assault and/or battery, harassing or non-consensual photography/recording, bathroom policing, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome physical attention.
If someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe please report it to any Harefest staff member, including those stationed at Information or our Merch Booth. We’ll follow your lead, work with you, and do our best to ensure that your festival experience is as enjoyable as we intend it to be.
How do I submit my band for consideration to perform?
The 2023 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 2024 consideration, please use this SUBMISSION FORM.