BLESSFEST - YOU ARE HOME
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Will you be selling tickets at the door?
If we do not sell out ahead of time, yes. Prices will be higher than the advance online price. July 15 is the last day to purchase tickets online.
Can i bring drugs or alcohol?
NO, this is a drug and alcohol free event. If you are discovered with either you will be asked to leave and not be refunded.
what is a low waste festival?
It means, don’t bring much. What you do bring, take home. And what you do use, use less. Bring containers and bottles. We will not be using plastic and all food is served on compostable ware.
-Main tent - is on top of a flat grassy area via accessible walk ways. There are some tree roots that can be navigated around.
-The Barn: All entrances are ramped, there is a bathroom through our kitchen for anyone who can not use the stairs to get to the bathrooms.
-Dining Commons: There is a lower entrance that does not require anyone to use any stairs to get into the dining commons. Once they are in, all food is on the same level.
-Library: No steps to get into the library. There are bathrooms on the first floor
-Dorms: Unfortunately there are a couple of steps to get into the first floor of the dorms. The rooms are not ADA or bathrooms.
Is BlessFest handicap accessible?
What should I bring to BlessFest?
A Yoga Mat, a Blanket, Meditation cushion/flapjack, A Journal, Some Layers, Umbrella and a water bottle. Natural bug spray is good to have at dusk. There will be stations to refill your water bottles! If you are staying in the dorms we highly recommend that you bring your own pillow, blanket and linens (twin long). Our options to provide linens is limited and not of the highest quality.
Should I Bring Cash, How Much Money Should I Bring?
We have an amazing array of vendors, artisans and healing therapists onsite as well as artist merchandise! There are price points for every pocket book. Many take credit cards but we do recommend bringing cash as well.
Can I bring my dog?
We love dogs but please leave yours at home unless it is a service animal.
Where are we camping?
Tent camping is located under large trees, shaded and about 350 yards from the main tent. The Tenting folks have access to hot showers each morning from 6:00 - 10am . There are no hookups for RV/Campers, but they can be parked on campus please see procedure specifics below. No fireworks, excessively loud music or unapproved vending are permitted at campsites.
Can i make a campfire?
NO. Fire pits, campfires, and all open flames are prohibited anywhere on site.
If I don’t have a tent, can I sleep in my car?
NO, The College does not allow car camping.
Can i bring my RV?
YES. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 10th to have us hold you a spot and so the college knows you are coming with an RV. There are not hookups for RVs on premise.
Are there options other than camping?
YES. Air conditioned dorms onsite are available through online registration. Local Airbnb rentals and hotels are plentiful in the Pioneer Valley.
Are there showers onsite?
YES. The Robert Crown Center will be open from 6:00-10am each morning for campers only. Dorms have shared gender bathrooms and showers both with private stalls.
Is There air conditioning?
YES. The dorms have air conditioning in each room and the barn is air conditioned as well. The main tent is not air conditioned but is open to let the air flow through.
How ABout Linens?
If you are staying in the dorms we highly recommend that you bring your own pillow, blanket and linens (twin long). Our options to provide linens is limited and not of the highest quality.
Will you be serving food?
YES! Please see our Food & Lodging page for details. Note, there are also some food vendors on site. Vendor food will include coffee, tea, smoothies and treats but not necessarily full meal options. A local Whole Foods is also nearby.
Can i bring my own food?
Feel free to bring whatever food and drink your heart desires with you to your campsite. Your personal food and drink is not allowed into the barn. Small propane stoves are NOT permitted in the campgrounds.
Is there a train?
YES. Amtrak to North Hampton from points north and south. Amtrak.com. Please see the Maps & Directions page for details.
is there a way to get in touch with others about carsharing?
We recommend reaching out via the BlessFest Facebook community to see if there is anyone headed your way.
Will there be bathrooms & running water?
YES. The bathrooms with running water are located in the Library, Dining Hall, Dorms, and Sports Center. A short walk from the big tent. There will also be water available to refill water bottles by the main tent.
Will we have access to our cars?
YES. You will be able to come and go as you please from your car.
Will i need a parking permit?
NO. Parking permits are not required but we ask that you do park only in designated spots/areas - this will be noted on your map that you will receive onsite upon check-in.
Will there be electric outlets to charge my phone?
YES. Dorms, Dining Hall and campus buildings have outlets.
Will there be security?
YES. Event staff will be present in and around the grounds the entire weekend. There is also general campus security. BlessFest is a very laid back, safe space and it's extremely quiet on the Hampshire College campus during the summer. But please not that the campus is open to the public and that BlessFest is not ultimately responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items.
Where is Lost & Found?
All found items will be returned to the registration tent.
Can we take pictures within the festival grounds?
YES. Photography is allowed.
Can i bring my children?
YES. Children 5yrs old and under are free. Ages 6 -13yrs old ticket rates are 1/2 off and for ages 14+ tickets are regular price. There is a discounted meal option for children 10 and under. Please note there is no children’s program, so parents are responsible for their children. Also the Eric Carle museum is located right on Hampshire College's campus if you are looking for something kid friendly that's close by.
Is there local swimming?
YES. One local swimming hole is about a 15 minute walk from campus and there are others nearby. Click here to find out more about swimming in the area.
What am i forgetting?
Remember your ticket confirmation email, sunscreen, a sleeping bag/linens/ pillow, cash money, sunglasses, your party shirt, a portable phone charger, bottled water, camping trash bags, your toothbrush, bug spray and your singing voice and dancing shoes :)
CAN'T FIND THE ANSWER?
Feel free to shoot us a note at INFO@BLESSFEST.ORG we will do our best to get back to you promptly!