CAMPING PROHIBITED ITEMS
NO propane or gas (butane included) in camping areas
NO liquor of any kind (only beer + wine)
NO fire, stoves, or grills of any kind
NO illegal substances
NO drugs or drug paraphernalia
NO laser pointers
NO weapons of any kind (Includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
NO generators (solar ok)
VENUE PROHIBITED ITEMS
NO illegal substances
NO drugs or drug paraphernalia
NO outside alcohol, food or beverages (including sealed bottles)
NO laser pointers
NO framed or large backpacks
NO Glass, cans, cups or coolers
NO weapons of any kind (includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
Empty: camelbacks + plastic/metal bottles are OK
NO professional photo, video or audio recording equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs
NO unauthorized soliciting, advertising, handbills, posters, product sampling, giveaways, etc
- Maximum height is 10 feet
- Totems must be made from a lightweight material (e.g Foam, PVC / no solid metal)
- Collapsible/telescoping camera extenders that follow the above guidelines are OK (lightweight/hollow aluminum/polycarbonate)
- PVC, light wood or aluminum must be no thicker than 1 inch in diameter
- Decorated pool noodles work great for easy entrance through security
- Inflatables attached to totems must be deflated upon entry
- Any item deemed dangerous will not be allowed
- Totems promoting illegal activity or hate speech will not be permitted. Please keep it PLUR
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th - Gates open at 4:00 pm for campers (2:00 PM with the early entry pass). Camping gates & the box office will close at 11:00 PM – no access after 11:00 PM. If you arrive at 11:00 PM you will have to enter on Thursday. See Thursday entry times below. Parking per vehicle is $40 cash at the time of entrance for the entire 5 days – with unlimited ‘in and outs’
No access for non-campers on Wednesday.
THURSDAY, Sept. 9th – Gates open at 2:00 pm for campers (12:00 pm with the early entry pass. Camping gates & the box office will close at 11:00 PM – no access after 11:00 PM and we will be unable to exchange any tickets for bands after 11:00 PM.
Gates open at 5:00 pm for non-campers gates (3:00 PM with the early entry pass) – no access after 11:00 PM and we will be unable to exchange any tickets for bands after 11:00 PM. Parking per vehicle is $40 cash at the time of entrance for the entire 5 days – with unlimited ‘in and outs’
FRIDAY, Sept. 10th – Gates open at 12:00 PM for campers (10:00 AM with the early entry pass) Non-campers can enter at 3:00 PM (1:00 PM with the early entry pass). Parking per vehicle is $40 cash at the time of entrance for the entire weekend – with unlimited ‘in and outs’.
SATURDAY, Sept. 11th – Gates Open at 11:00 AM. Parking per vehicle is $40 cash at the time of entrance for the remainder of the weekend – with unlimited ‘in and outs’.
SUNDAY, Sept 12th – Gates Open at 12:00 PM. Parking per vehicle is $40 cash at time of entrance with unlimited ‘in and outs’.
MUSTS TO BRING
Your PDF Ticket or Ticket on Your Phone - We will accept electronic versions off of your cell phone, etc. as well as hard copy paper tickets. Make sure your tickets are pulled up on your phone and ready to scan before you reach the box office window to speed up the process for all guests. If your ticket does not scan you will not be granted access. Please note, if your ticket is will-call an ID is required for pickup. South Box Office is full service and excepts purchases. Norh Box Office is ticket exchange only. Both are next to each other by the camping entrance.
Credit Card/ATM Card/Cash- most vendors accept cash only, parking is cash only (see parking info below), liquor/beer sales will accept credit cards in some locations
$40 cash for parking. ATMs will be available at the parking entrance but we recommend having the cash available prior to arrival to avoid extra fees and hassle.
Your ID, a SMILE and good vibes!
HOW CAN I CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT TICKETS?
TIXR Layaway Plan orders - Customer Support Portal
Questions or concerns contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT TICKET TYPES DO I NEED TO PURCHASE?
To arrive on Wednesday & Camp
Wednesday Arrival+Camping, 3 Day Camping Pass, 3 Day Access Ticket
To arrive on Thursday & Camp
Thursday Arrival+Camping, 3 Day Camping Pass, 3 Day Access Ticket
To arrive on Thursday and NOT Camp
Thursday Pre-party pass + 3 Day Access Ticket
To Arrive on Friday & Camp
3 Day Camping Pass + 3 Day Access Ticket
I have a Car/RV camping parking pass, what do I need?
The Car or RV Parking pass is only to reserve your space. Everyone must have their own camping pass. Please see the section above for additional passes needed pending arrival day. (Car Camping passes are SOLD OUT). Join the waitlist, here.
HOW DO I CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR ALL OTHER (NON-TICKET) QUESTIONS?
Please email email@example.com. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response. Please note that ALL SALES are FINAL. We will not respond to refund requests.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF THE VIP LOUNGE?
Thurs 12:30 pm to 2 am, Fri 10:30 am to 2 am, Sat 10:30 am to 2 am, Sun 10:30 am to 1230am
ARE THERE ANY CELL PHONE CHARGING STATIONS?
Yes, the VIP Lounge and Relaxation Stations in camping have access to power outlets! Charging cords are not provided.
CAN I LEAVE THE FESTIVAL AND RETURN?
Yes, you will be able to come and go as you wish. Please note that you will be subject to search each time you enter the festival grounds. This is purely for the safety of our guests. PLEASE, there is ZERO loitering in the parking areas. This will be strictly enforced for safety reasons.
IF I AM STAYING OFFSITE, CAN I LEAVE AND COME BACK?
CAN I BRING IN MY BACKPACK, CAMELBAK or BAG?
Yes, but they must be completely empty prior to entering the main venue.
DO YOU HAVE A WORK EXCHANGE OR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AT THE EVENT?
It takes a village… We love our volunteers! Each year, we hand-select a group of individuals to attend Dancefestopia and help out and attend the festival as Volunteers! Apply today on our contact page!
WHAT TYPES OF VENDORS WILL BE ON HAND?
There will be a variety of food/beverage/alcohol/arts-crafts/apparel vendors and more on-site.
I LOCKED MY KEYS IN MY CAR, MY CAR WON’T START. WILL THERE BE A TOW TRUCK OR AAA ON-SITE?
You can find help for your car at the Dancefestopia Information/Ticket Office.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?
We ask of you: follow the instructions that are given out, follow the signs to the parking areas, be kind to your neighbor, and come prepared for a weekend of fun.
*Artists subject to change. 》》》 PERFORMERS/ARTISTS/ACTS/PLAYERS SUBJECT TO CHANGE No refund will be owed if any performer, artist, act, player, or any other scheduled performance, person, or group is changed or canceled and the event still occurs.
SAFETY AND HEALTH
ARE VACCINES REQUIRED TO ATTEND?
ARE MASKS REQUIRED DURING THE EVENT?
No (Suggested in large crowded areas and indoors.)
DO WE HAVE TO SOCIAL DISTANCE?
I NEVER GOT MY 2021 ROLLOVER TICKETS?
Thank you for your support and for rolling your tickets over to #DFT2021! All 2020 rollover tickets have been reissued via TIXR. If you are having trouble locating your order please see the steps below:
Option 1: Check your email for the order confirmation sent via TIXR (search 'firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are receiving your tickets electronically they are attached in the form of a PDF file that you can either print out or pull up on a smartphone upon entry to the event.
Sign in to your Tixr account and go to My Events > Tickets > Print Tickets.
Option 2: Log into your Tixr account and go to My Events > Tickets > Print Tickets.
If you still cannot locate your tickets in your Tixr account or you can't remember your log-in credentials, please fill out a form by clicking here, and provide the TIXR support team with the following information:
Name on account
Last 4 digits of the credit card you used on the order
Email address you would like your tickets to be sent to
TIXR Layaway Plan orders - Customer Support Portal
Questions or concerns contact us directly at email@example.com
I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A TICKET FROM SOMEONE
If you would like to purchase a ticket from someone all they have to do is send you the PDF ticket with the QR code. You will exchange the PDF ticket at the box office upon arrival for your wristbands.
We do not require the name on the ticket to match the exchanger.
If you buy resale tickets, we advise you to get them only from trusted friends. DO NOT purchase from scalpers. If you arrive at the venue with an illegitimate ticket, you will be turned away, and no refund will be provided.
To verify your purchase is authentic we always recommend purchasing directly from our website.
I CAN’T GO ANYMORE FOR ANY REASON AND I WANT A REFUND.
Just like any event, ALL SALES ARE FINAL. When purchasing your ticket you agreed to ticket terms. We do not offer refunds for any reason. We will unable to respond to refund requests. Thank you.
CAN I BRING MY KIDS? DO THEY HAVE TO PAY?
There are no age restrictions however all humans require tickets.
DO I NEED TO PRINT OFF MY TICKETS?
No, but you must have your tickets accessible on your phone. Hard Copy tickets will also be accepted.
WILL TICKETS BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE FESTIVAL GATES?
CAN I GET A DAY PASS?
Day passes to Dancefestopia are not being sold for 2021. Sunday Only Pass may be released closer to the fest.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL / NO REFUNDS
Refund policy — All Sales Are Final. No refunds.
Delivery policy — Tickets Will be emailed TO YOU after you
complete all your payments on a purchase.
Return policy – No Returns ACCEPTED.
Cancellation policy — No CancellationS ACCEPTED.
WHERE ARE THE CLOSEST AIRPORTS TO THE VENUE?
The closest major airport is Kansas City (MCI). The drive to Emerald City is roughly 50 minutes.
ARE THERE UBER/LYFTS/CABS?
Car service is available but due to the festival grounds being 45/50 minutes from the airport service is light especially with the demand. If you are coming in from the airport we highly suggest you prebook your return trip to the airport with the Uber or driver that takes you to the festival. Getting an Uber/Lyft FROM the festival to anywhere is not impossible but is very challenging and the wait can be hours long. You may also pre-book (suggested) transportation via the following recommended companies:
WILL YOU BE PROVIDING ANY SHUTTLES TO/FROM THE AIRPORTS?
No. You may check with Super Shuttle for availability.
HOW IS THE TRAFFIC GOING TO BE HANDLED?
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, we ask that you follow the route posted on the website (via 69 Highway to 399th St.). If you try to make your own way there, it will only make it miserable for you and everyone else. A lot of planning has gone into getting EVERYBODY in and out safely and in a timely fashion. ALL campers must park in the camping parking lot. ALL non campers must park in the day parking lot. Look and pay attention to the signs. Have your parking money (cash only) ready prior to getting to the attendants.
ARE WE GOING TO BE ABLE TO CAMP NEXT TO OUR CARS?
Car Camping & RV Passes are sold out. All other campers: Upon arrival, you will be directed to the main camping parking area. Camping is located within the park's field and Emerald Forest.
You will walk your belongings to the camping area which is adjacent to the camping parking lot.
WILL THE ENTRANCE TO THE CAMPGROUNDS BE OPEN 24 HOURS?
Yes, from inside the grounds. From outside the festival grounds, no re-entry after 3:00 AM. The Box Office closes at 11:00 PM.
HOW BIG IS MY CAMPING AREA?
10ft x 15ft – Only one tent/person per camping pass. Camping areas are regulated by wristbands.
CAN WE LEAVE AND RE-ENTER THE CAMPGROUND AREA?
Yes, as many times as you want. (car campers may not leave)
WHAT ARE THE GENERAL RULES FOR BUYING A CAMPING SPOT?
A camping pass is required to enter the camping grounds. Camping passes are per person and required to enter the camping area. If you do not have a camping wristband - you can not enter. Camping wristbands can be picked up upon arrival at the camping box office.
CAN WE BRING IN ALCOHOL?
Alcohol (no liquor) is allowed within the camping grounds at Dancefestopia. NO GLASS.
Dancefestopia campers are permitted to bring in a personal supply of alcohol into the camping area of the festival.
No glass containers of any kind are allowed into the campgrounds or concert areas.
No kegs are allowed into the festival or camping grounds.
No beverages of any kind are allowed to leave the camping grounds. Beverages brought into the camping area must remain there for the extent of the festival. No cups/soda/water/etc can be taken from camping grounds to festival music grounds.
The sale of alcohol is strictly prohibited.
21+ to possess or consume alcohol.
Drink Responsibly. Be Safe. Be Smart. Drink Water.
WHAT WILL YOU BE PROVIDING AT THE CAMPGROUNDS?
There will be 24-hour security. There will be water and ice for sale (inside the venue and by roaming vendors) during the day, as well as ATMs and a variety of vendors within the venue. Port-o-potties and water stations will be available. Upgrade to the ‘Relaxation Station’ to unlock showers, charging outlets, flushable bathrooms, sinks with running water and beds to rest in.
WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SITE? WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NEED EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE (MEDICAL, POLICE, TOWING, LOCKSMITH, ETC.)?
There will be 24-hour medical assistance available throughout the campgrounds and festival site. You can stop any officer you see or any staff member you see, for assistance. For a lock smith visit the box office.
WHERE SHOULD I GO IF I LOSE MY KEYS, MY WALLET OR MY FRIENDS?
Go to the Dancefestopia Box/Ticket office near the main entrance of the festival.
WHAT WILL WE BE ALLOWED TO BRING INTO THE CAMPGROUNDS?
You can bring food, drink, coolers. NO Grills or Stoves (fire) of any kind. Food and/or drinks may not be taken outside designated camping areas.
AM I ALLOWED TO SELL FOOD/DRINK IN THE CAMPING AREA?
You are NOT allowed to sell food or drink on the property.
WILL BANDS/DJ'S BE ALLOWED TO PLAY IN THE CAMPING AREA IF NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE FESTIVAL? DO WE NEED A PERMIT IF SO?
Be kind to your neighbors. If you have to plug it in (i.e. an amp), leave it at home. NO LOUD MUSIC. The forest stage is for NON AMPLIFIED performances or ceremonies only. No generators.
WILL SMALL CAMPFIRES BE ALLOWED IN THE CAMPING AREAS? WILL YOU ALLOW FIRE BINS?
There will be no campfires or grills of any kind allowed per park regulations and for the safety of our guests.
ARE WE ALLOWED TO BRING GAS POWERED GENERATORS?
No generators allowed for general campers. Generators permitted for RV Campers with a valid RV Pass only.
WILL THERE BE ANY ELECTRICITY IN THE CAMPING AREA?
IS THERE CELL PHONE SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL SITE?
Yes. However service will be spotty we highly suggest you download your tickets to your phone as well as the set time lists and any other important information.
Can I set up a concert on the Forest Stage?
No. A sound camp here is not allowed. The forest stage is for NON amplified performances/skits/ceremonies/instruction/plays/storytelling/poem reading/comedy etc etc only. Be kind to your neighbors. This will be enforced.
CAN WE BRING WATER INTO THE MAIN CONCERT VENUE FROM THE OUTSIDE?
Yes. You can bring water in via your hydration pack only- no water bottles. You can purchase water bottles and/or refill at our free water stations in and out of camping.
WILL WE BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE FESTIVAL AND COME BACK?
Yes, please have your wristband on for re-entry. Please note that you will be subject to search each time you enter the festival grounds. No loitering in the parking lots (enforced).
WHAT IS THE TAPING POLICY GOING TO BE? WILL WE NEED TO GET TAPERS TICKETS?
Taper tickets are not available. No taping allowed.
WILL CHAIRS BE ALLOWED IN THE CONCERT VENUE?
WILL THERE BE ATM MACHINES INSIDE THE VENUE?
WILL THERE BE LOCKERS ON SITE?
Yes, lockers are available on the ticket page for purchase. Lockers are limited and will sell out!
WILL THERE BE A LOST & FOUND? (LOST KEYS, CELL PHONES, ETC.)
Yes, at the Official Dancefestopia Merch tent within the main festival grounds.
WILL THERE BE AN INFORMATION BOOTH/AREA?
Yes, please visit the Ticket/Box Office near the main entrance of the festival.
WILL THERE BE FIRST AID ON SITE?
Yes. Read more about Health and Safety at Dancefestopia HERE
WILL THERE BE DRINKING FOUNTAINS? AND/OR HOW MUCH IS WATER?
There will be water stations on-site, and water will be available at the concession stands at very reasonable prices. Learn more HERE.
WILL FLUSHABLE TOILETS AND RUNNING SINKS BE AVAILABLE?
Yes, either via purchasing a ‘Relaxation Station’ pass (campgrounds only), VIP/Super VIP pass (located in the main venue within the Land of Oz lounge during operating hours), or by renting a cabin.
WILL THERE BE SHOWERS?
Yes, shower facilities available by purchasing a ‘Relaxation Station’ pass or by renting a cabin.
WHAT ARE THE TIMES OF OPERATION FOR POOL, ROCK WALL, ZIP LINE/JUMP, CANOE?
All Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Activites open 12pm to 8pm. Pool Party open from 12pm to 7pm.
Service animals are permitted throughout the festival grounds; however, this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Pets are not allowed and will be turned away. Only legitimate service animals that are properly trained and are under the proper care of their owners will be provided with the appropriate credentials and allowed within the festival footprint.
The festival environment is loud and is not recommended for the well-being of animals. However, if it is truly necessary to bring a service animal, the following guidelines must be abided:
All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
Service animals must be housebroken and should use the service animal relief area.
Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for, and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal.
All animals should have legally required vaccinations
CAMPING NOT YOUR THING? A FEW LOCAL OPTIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE:
Vendor spots fill up quickly. Download our vendor packets here:
Thank you for your interest — all of our Vendor Opportunities are officially OPEN for Dancefestopia 2021!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPT. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
RAIN OR SHINE
NO REFUND OR EXCHANGES
ALL TICKETS WILL BE SCANNED.
DO NOT buy tickets from scalpers. DO NOT buy off of Craigslist. Beware of fraudulent sellers, especially on Craigslist and other posting websites. Assure your admission to the event by buying your ticket from Dancefestopia.com. Dancefestopia will take place rain or shine. All acts advertised have confirmed their appearance; however, acts are subject to change without notice. Guard your tickets carefully and always have your ID on you. If your ticket has been previously scanned, you will not be granted access nor be given any refunds. All sales are final – no refunds for any reason.
BORDERS OF THE FESTIVAL will be carefully secured this year. Fence hoppers will be prosecuted.
Dancefestopia is held at a private park. Those caught trespassing will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
YES have fun and enjoy your weekend
NO refunds or exchanges
NO moshing, crowd surfing or stage diving
NO unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed
NO unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc.
NO scalping- Scalpers will be removed and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Emerald City is a private park and scalping will not be tolerated. You have been warned and this will be posted.
$40 (RE-ENTRY ALLOWED)
HAVE MONEY OUT AND READY PRIOR TO REACHING THE ATTENDANTS
Dancefestopia offers paid parking for the duration of the event. The parking lots are on-site at Dancefestopia. Do not park anywhere but the official Dancefestopia parking lots, follow the signs. Vehicles will be immediatley towed if parked on private property or on the side of the road, there is zero tolerance. Please be kind and respect our neighbors, they allow the Emerald City to come to life.
We are not responsible for loss, damage or theft of vehicles or personal items; these entities are also not responsible for towing or removal of improperly parked or incapacitated vehicles. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
In order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Dancefestopia has designated specific ADA accessible parking areas. Very limited ADA accessible parking spaces are located near the park for vehicles displaying a disabled hang-tag or license plate. Dancefestopia has designated a drop-off area at the paved entrance to the park area, at which vehicles displaying a disabled hang-tag or license plate may drop-off disabled passengers and then park the vehicle at the nearest available parking site.