FAQS & RULES

When is the festival?

July 24th-26th, 2020

Where is the festival?

Outback Ranch 7750 TT Rd. Houston, MN 55943

What are the festival hours?

Gates open at 10am on Friday July 24th. Music starts Friday at 3pm, Saturday and Sunday at Noon, and runs until 6am each day. The festival concludes at noon on Monday July 27th.

Can I volunteer for the festival?

You sure can! Complete and submit our Volunteer form on our ‘Get Involved’ page at www.suboctavemusicfestival.com

Can I be a registered vendor for the festival?

Complete and submit the Artisan Vending form on our ‘Get Involved’ page at www.suboctavemusicfestival.com  Sorry, but we are no longer accepting Food Vendor submissions for 2020.

Where can I ask about an item I lost at the festival?

Email info@suboctavemusicfestival.com with a detailed description of what item(s) you have lost.

What kind of security can we expect?

Every car, and all contents within, entering the festival or GA parking areas will be subject to search. ALL CARS, BAGS, AND PERSONS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH. You will need to empty your pockets and have all items examined. Security personnel will be on duty at all times, both inside & outside the event. All laws will be enforced. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone. Once inside, there will be event staff and security to help ensure your safety and security.

Will there be re-entry?

See above. You may not congregate or loiter in the parking sites during the festival. Vehicles parked in GA Parking MAY leave and return to the festival grounds during the festival. Vehicles located in Preferred Camping may NOT leave and return to the festival grounds during the festival.

What are all the ticket/wristband policies?

All ticket sales are final. No refunds and no exchanges. Your festival ticket will be scanned and wristband issued upon entering the festival grounds. Wristbands must be worn at all times inside the festival. Wristbands must be worn securely on your wrist so that it cannot be slipped on and off. Wristbands are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-replaceable. All pass-holders must pass through security and are subject to bag inspection. Prohibited items will be confiscated. The festival takes place rain or shine. There are absolutely no exceptions to this wristband policy.

What is your alcohol policy?

If you are twenty-one (21) or over, you can bring in a limited amount of alcohol for your personal consumption. You may bring: 1 case of CANNED beer per person (no kegs), and/or one PLASTIC bottle of liquor (up to 1.75 liter) per person, and/or 1 BOX of wine per person. NO GLASS CONTAINERS OF ANY KIND. Outback Ranch is a working cattle ranch and shards of broken glass are a major risk to the animals on site. No glass containers will be allowed into the music venues. It is illegal to provide alcohol to anyone under twenty-one.

Will you be selling alcohol at the festival?

YES!!! We will be selling canned beer, seltzers, and wine coolers near the stages. You may still bring alcohol into any music venues and camping areas. NO GLASS

Can I buy tickets at the festival?

If the festival is not sold out, there will be a limited number day-of tickets available at the entry gates on the festival grounds. Camping availability is limited, and you are not guaranteed a camping spot by purchasing a day-of ticket.

Do I have to pay extra for parking and/or camping?

GA Parking & Tent Camping is included with your ticket fee.

Are there single day tickets available for purchase?

YES, but only for Sunday after 1pm.

I have a question about my ticket what can I do?

Please read all FAQs and festival info first. If you can’t find what you need, email us at info@suboctavemusicfestival.com

What can I bring into the campground/venue?

Check out our prohibited item list below.

Will there be any ATM’s at the festival?

NO, there will not be ATM’s on the festival grounds.

Will there be showers?

YES! Showers will be on-site, located near the Preferred Camping area and will be signup based. Cost is $10 per shower.

Where can I access water?

There will be drinking water stations available throughout the festival grounds. Please bring a reusable container to fill up.

What happens if it rains?

SubOctave Music & Camping Festival is a rain or shine event.

Where is the nearest store/super market?

The town of Houston has a limited number of options for needed items. The closest large supermarkets are in La Crosse, WI

Will tickets sell out?

Probably. Buy in advance, guaranteed to dance.

Are pets allowed in the campsites?

Sorry, NO PETS, except service animals with appropriate paperwork, are allowed anywhere at SubOctave Music Festival. Therapy Pets are NOT allowed.

Can I bring water bottles into the festival?

Please do! We’d rather you bring a reusable water container (for water fill-up) or an empty Camelback or similar brand. For your convenience, there are drinking water stations within the festival grounds.

What time do the gates open for SubOctave?

Festival Gates will open at 10am on Friday July 24th.

Will there be a first aid area, or EMT’s on duty?

We will have first aid, and EMT’s on duty, located at the festival office.

Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items

Prohibited on the Festival Grounds

  • NO Weapons of any kind (regardless of permit)
  • NO Illegal Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO Glass
  • NO Open Fires
  • NO Fireworks
  • NO Laser pointers
  • NO Pets (except service animals with current rabies certification)
  • NO Grills (small personal coleman style permitted with one (1) small tank
  • NO Tanks (propane, nitrous, etc)
  • NO Motorcycles, ATVs, or golf carts
  • NO Chinese Lanterns
  • NO Drones
  • NO Professional / Non-Personal use radios & walkie-talkies
  • NO Large Sound Systems and/or Amplifiers
  • NO Unauthorized vending or solicitation
  • Each person is permitted one (1) cases of beer (no glass) AND one (1) plastic bottle of alcohol (no glass) upon entry into the festival grounds.

Prohibited in the Indoor Music Venue

  • NO Weapons of any kind
  • NO Smoking of any kind
  • NO Professional cameras
  • NO Open or lit cigarettes
  • NO Illegal substances or paraphernalia
  • NO Audio/video recording equipment
  • NO glass
  • NO Animals (except service animals)
  • NO Large backpacks
Can I showcase my art installation, or live art at the festival?

Our visual arts lineup is mostly finalized, but you may submit a Visual Artist and/or Art Installation application on the website on the ‘Get Involved’ page.

How can I help promote the festival?

The best way to promote SubOctave is to comment, share, and tell your friends about SubO every chance you get! Stay active on social media and let everyone know how excited you are for the return of SubOctave!

How do I apply to play music at the festival?

Our music lineup is finalized, we will not be accepting music submissions for 2020.

Can I be a performance or flow artist at the festival?

Our performance and flow arts lineup is finalized, we will not be accepting submissions for 2020.

Is there Car Camping at the festival?

Our Preferred Camping package includes next-to-car-camping and free early entry to our most preferred camping areas. All GA festival tickets include parking & tent camping only.

Can I bring my vehicle in & out of the festival grounds?

Vehicles parked in GA Parking MAY leave and return to the festival grounds during the festival

Vehicles located in Preferred next-car-camping may NOT leave and return to the festival grounds during the festival.

So if I don’t get the Preferred Package, where do I park?

Overnight GA parking is available within 1/4 mile of GA tent camping on festival grounds.

Where can I ask questions I have about the festival?

Email questions to info@suboctavemusicfestival.com. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Rules

RULES

Prohibited Items

Prohibited on the Festival Grounds

  • NO Weapons of any kind (regardless of permit)
  • NO Illegal Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO Glass
  • NO Open Fires
  • NO Fireworks
  • NO Laser pointers
  • NO Pets (except service animals with current rabies certification)
  • NO Grills (small personal coleman style permitted with one (1) small tank
  • NO Tanks (propane, nitrous, etc)
  • NO Motorcycles, ATVs, or golf carts
  • NO Chinese Lanterns
  • NO Drones
  • NO Professional / Non-Personal use radios & walkie-talkies
  • NO Large Sound Systems and/or Amplifiers
  • NO Unauthorized vending or solicitation
  • Each person is permitted one (1) cases of beer (no glass) AND one (1) plastic bottle of alcohol (no glass) upon entry into the festival grounds.

Prohibited in the Indoor Music Venue

  • NO Weapons of any kind
  • NO Smoking of any kind
  • NO Professional cameras
  • NO Open or lit cigarettes
  • NO Illegal substances or paraphernalia
  • NO Audio/video recording equipment
  • NO glass
  • NO Animals (except service animals)
  • NO Large backpacks
Is camping & parking included with a GA ticket purchase?

Yes! Parking and tent camping is included with a GA ticket