Festival Rules

  • Black Bear Americana Music Fest reserves the right to refuse entry or remove any person whose conduct is deemed unacceptable, overly loud and disruptive or illegal.

  • Wristbands must be displayed/worn at all times. Anyone found not to be wearing a wristband will be removed from the premises.

  • No soliciting.

  • No illegal substances or misuse of alcohol will be tolerated.

  • No firearms or weapons of any kind.

  • No drones.

  • No tailgating in non-camping areas.

  • Day ticket purchasers must be off the fairgrounds by midnight.

  • NO COOLERS can be brought into the fairgrounds (applies to day/weekend ticket holders).

  • All backpacks, large purses, strollers, etc. will be searched upon entrance to the festival.

  • Please observe the designated smoking areas; no smoking is allowed in spectator area.

  • Chair height in stage area must not exceed 30”

  • Pop up tents, umbrellas, umbrella chairs or any other viewing obstructions are not allowed in the spectator area.

  • All sales final.

  • In the event of severe weather, emergency instructions will be broadcast.

  • Please note that internet/cell service is spotty at best. Be prepared to be unplugged! Remember you’re here for the music!!

  • ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS OR CHINESE LANTERNS!! Anyone caught using these items will IMMEDIATELY be escorted from the fairgrounds!

 Festival FAQs

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 16 and under 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.