FAQ

ACCOMMODATIONS

WILL I BE ABLE TO PARK AT MY CAMPSITE OR CABIN?

General admission tickets include primitive camping. Each vehicle planning to park their car need to purchase a parking pass for $10 for cars and $50 for RV unless you have purchased an updated site.

WHERE CAN I STAY?

We’ve got lots of options on the Fools Engagement property for every kind of adventurer and festival goer! Remember that all of our tickets include primitive camping. If you are looking to come and go each night, there are also local hotels in Alachua FL that is 25min from the venue.

WHEN DOES THE CAMPGROUND OPEN?

Office opens at 8AM 

Box Office: 8am Thursday 

WHEN DO CABIN CHECK-INS BEGIN?

Daily at 4 p.m.

WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER BRINGING?

  • Tent
  • Ground cover
  • Sleeping pad
  • Air mattress
  • Sleeping bag
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Raincoat
  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp
  • Warm clothes
  • Bathing Suit for the Beach
  • Feel free to bring food and beverages to your campground/cabin/ten, but do not bring them into the festival stages.
  • If you like to fish, feel free to bring your fishing gear. Since fools’ engagement  is on the Santa Fe River.
  • A healthy taste for adventure
  • A good dose of adrenaline
  • Your dancing shoes

WHAT KIND OF FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE?

LOTS! We’ll have burgers, pizzas, BBQ, pork, brisket and several other food vendors. And yes, we will have vegetarian and vegan options as well. If you have a more unique dietary requirement and would love to know if we will have what you need, feel free to contact us, and we will make sure to accommodate you if we can.

WHAT KIND OF BEVERAGES WILL BE SOLD AT THE MUSIC FESTIVAL?

Plenty of beer, soda, and water.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE?!

Well…uh…you are more than welcome to book additional days in the campgrounds or cabins, of course!

ARE THERE RESTROOMS & SHOWERS?

There are a good number of bathroom facilities spread across the camping area. The restrooms are hard structures with flushing toilets, sinks, and showers that are taken care of well during events. It’s not the Ritz, but it’s certainly not a hole in the ground and a hot kettle either.

CAN WE ARRIVE EARLY

Group want to get the party started early? Guests can plan to arrive early to set up camp and enjoy the Park. Keep in mind there are costs associated with this, and these tickets can be purchased on the ticketing page (under Early Camping).

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS

WILL YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS AT THE MUSIC FESTIVAL?

Yep! But just to lean on the safe side, carry some cash just in case. You know how finicky those credit card machines can be sometimes, and we wouldn’t want you to NOT be able to buy beer.

WILL THIS THING BE AWESOME?

Yes…very…

WILL THERE BE ATM’S AT FESTIVAL?

Yup, we got you covered. There is one ATM at the main ticketing gate. Plus, there is one ATM in the outfitter store and one in The Lost Paddle at Fools Engagement Adventure Resort – just a short drive or walk from the festival grounds.

WILL THE FESTIVAL SITE HAVE WI-FI?

Yep! As much as we love a good technology vacation, we also can’t survive without cat videos.

WILL I BE SEARCHED?

…Why do you ask? Just kidding. No, your vehicle will not be searched. However, you may be searched at the gate for alcohol , weapons, fireworks or any other prohibited items. We respect you, so please respect us by not bringing this kind of stuff to the festival.

WILL I BE ABLE TO USE MY CELLPHONE?

Yes but Walkies talkies are a good idea to keep in touch with your friends and family.

WHERE CAN I BUY FOOLS ENGAGEMENT GEAR?

Check out the merch booth on vendor row at the festival grounds.

WHEN DO THE FESTIVAL GATES OPEN?

Gates to the festival area will open daily at 1PM with music starting at 2PM. Of course the campground never sleeps!

WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?

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IS THERE A LOST & FOUND?

Yep! It’s located at the Fools Engagement Welcome Center. Lost items can be dropped off at the Fools Engagement tent on the festival ground. All lost items will be held at the Welcome Center for a total of 60 days.

I HAVE A WEIRD QUESTION THAT ISN’T ADDRESSED HERE. HOW DO I ASK YOU?

Feel free to send us an email at info@foolsengagement.com. You can also reach out to us on facebook we are usually pretty responsive. https://www.facebook.com/FoolsEngagement/

ARE THERE HOTELS IN THE AREA?

Don’t want to camp? Well there are hotels in nearby cities. Lake City, FL High Springs, FL or Alachua FL would be the closest available option. 

ELLIE RAYS CAMPGROUNDS HAS MANY THINGS TO OFFER BESIDES MUSIC, ?

Canoe Trips  on the Historic Santa Fe River • Natural Spring •  Bath Houses • Fishing Lake •  Cabins •  Restaurant • RV Camping •  Jet Ski  & Canoe Rentals •  Boat Dock •  Kids Activities • 

RULES RESTRICTIONS

WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON PETS?

Your furry (or scaled) friends are NOT  allowed in the campground or  festival grounds. The only exception is service animals with the proper ID.

WHAT CAN’T I BRING ONTO ELLIE RAY’S RESORT PROPERTY?

  • Loud Generators
  • Illegal or unauthorized vending
  • Fireworks or any types of explosives
  • Knives or weapons of any kind. (This includes slingshots.)
  • An appetite for destruction

WHAT CAN’T I BRING INTO THE FESTIVAL?

  • Outside food and beverages. Alcohol or flasks
  • Glass containers
  • Illegal substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia.
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Flammable lanterns or fire of any kind
  • Skateboards, scooters, or personalized motorized vehicles
  • Bicycles
  • Tents or canopies
  • Outside cans or cups
  • Professional cameras (a camera with a detachable lens), poles or tripods/monopods, unless you’ve been officially approved as a media partner
  • Lasers or pointers.
  • Chains, chain wallets, or spike jewelry
  • Instruments, megaphones, horns, or noise-makers
  • Metal aerosol containers including sunscreen, pepper spray, or spray paint.

WHAT ABOUT MY NITROUS TANK?

What?! No!

I’M 15. CAN I GET DRUNK?

You can come, but please no underage drinking.

CAN I SOLICIT?

No.

CAN I PLAY MY OWN MUSIC BEFORE AND AFTER THE FESTIVAL?

Sure! However, amps are not permitted, and it’s important that you’re respectful of your neighbors. Not everyone has your impeccable music taste!

CAN I COME AND GO ONCE I SET UP CAMP?

Yep! Reentry is allowed. But you will be temperature checked each time you return. 

TICKETING TIMES

WHEN IS THE MUSIC?

Thursday – Music Starts @ 2 p.m. – 4am

Friday & Saturday from 2 p.m. – 4a.m.

WHEN DO THE FESTIVAL GATES OPEN?

2 p.m. every day.

HOW MUCH IS PARKING?

All vehicles entering the mountaintop campground will need to purchase a $25 parking pass.

CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN?

Yes, Fools Engagement is very kid friendly! Children under 10 are admitted for FREE into the festival grounds. Other fees for camping and activities may apply.

CAN I GET A REFUND?

Hopefully you won’t want or need one, but no. You can’t get a refund.

WHERE IS WILL CALL?

Will Call is located at the Welcome Center as soon as you arrive at Fools Engagement Adventure Resort.

CAN I GET TICKETS AT THE DOOR?

Yep! Tickets, lodging, and activity passes will be available for purchase at the Box Office. However, remember that supplies are limited.

 

WHAT YOU CAN & CAN’T BRING

CAN I BRING MY ROMAN CANDLES?

Nope. No fireworks.

CAN I BRING MY GLASS BONG?

Nope! No glass OR drug paraphernalia allowed in the festival.

CAN I BRING MY CAMERA?

Yes…kind of. We love when people have a good time and share the vibes, so taking pictures and posting on your social media is always encouraged. However, no professional video recording equipment is permitted without the appropriate media pass.

CAN I BRING MY ATV?

Sorry – no ATVs, scooters, and gas/electric recreation vehicles allowed on either the campsite or the festival site.

CAN I BRING DRUGS?

Of course not.