What happens if the weather is inclement?
BBAMF is held rain or shine. However, we do have one stage located inside a building for those that may melt in the rain. Note that umbrellas can’t be used in the stage area as they would block the view of the people behind.
Is there a discounted ticket price for children?
Children under 12 are free.
Do you take credit cards for purchases?
BBAMF takes credit cards for all purchases, including tickets and merchandise. Most individual vendors take credit cards but some do not. There are ATM machines at the Festival.
What happens if I lose my ticket?
All tickets are scanned at the gate and wristbands are provided. If your ticket is lost or stolen, you must come in person to our customer service booth at the Fairgrounds for a replacement ticket. You must provide a valid photo ID. There is a $5.00 fee to reissue a ticket/wristband. All lost tickets will be voided; if someone should attempt to use a voided ticket, this action will be turned over to the police.
What are the gate hours?
Gates open at 9:00 for day ticket holders. All day ticket holders must be off grounds by midnight. Campers can access the fairgrounds at any time provided that have proper identification – a wristband and a parking pass for their vehicle. If campers are accessing the fairgrounds after midnight, we ask that you abide by the quiet time regulations.
Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are not allowed at the Fairgrounds unless it is a service animal. Paperwork must be provided in these cases and BBAMF must be notified ahead of time via email.
I have a day ticket. What should I bring?
Bring a chair (must be lower than 30 inches high), appropriate clothing for the weather and a friend! Note that coolers are not allowed to be brought onto festival grounds.
Can I save space for a friend?
While you can’t save space upon your arrival, you can purchase as many sites as you’d like and request that the sites be next to each other. We have lots of “nooks and crannies” at the Goshen Fairgrounds and we are happy to reserve spaces once purchased.
When can campers arrive?
Gates open Thursday, October 4th at noon. Because all camping sites are reserved ahead of time there is no need to line up at the gate prior to that. No campers or vehicles will be allowed to park on the side of the road to wait until the gates are open. Please help us be good neighbors by avoiding traffic issues!
What happens when I get to the gate with my camper?
All campers are checked in upon arrival. You must show your ticket (one for each person in the vehicle) and provide your parking pass. Your parking pass must remain in the vehicle at all times. Once you have parked your camper in your designated spot and have settled in, you can exchange your ticket for your wristband.
Will there be camping if I haven’t bought a ticket prior to the weekend?
All sites for trailers must be reserved in advance. There are a very limited number of campsites and we will sell out quickly. If we have available spaces for tents, you may purchase a camping/full festival ticket on the day you arrive. (There is no discount if you arrive midway through the festival.) Our site manager will assign you a tent space if there are any available. You must speak with customer service in order to purchase a “day of” camping ticket.
How big are the campsites?
Campsites for trailers are 40 x 30. If you drive a large bus type camper, you may have to pay extra for additional space to fit your trailer. All campsites are marked; you must keep your vehicle, trailer and all camping gear inside your allocated space. You may set up tents inside your area.
Tent campsites vary in size; we will do our best to accommodate your tent and vehicle.
Will there be ice available?
Yes, we will have an ice vendor. For a full list of vendors, look on the vendor page.
Are fires allowed?
Travel trailer sites may have campfires in an off the ground fire pit (at the discretion of the Goshen Fire Marshal); tent sites may or may not have fires, depending on where they are located on the fairgrounds and the proximity to other tents.
Are there showers?
BBAMF will provide a shower trailer; campers will be charged $5.00 per usage.
Is there water available to fill our trailer’s water tank?
Yes, we will have a water truck on site for filling campers.
Can I have my camper pumped out?
Yes, Chatfield Rentals supply our port o pots and can pump out your trailer for a fee.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Yes, campers may bring food and drink. No kegs are allowed.
What else should I know?
Safety is our main concern. Please be aware that there are absolutely NO firearms, weapons, fireworks or Chinese lanterns allowed. Trailers are subject to search.