Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any questions about the event please look through these first before contacting us. If you still cannot find the answer to your question on this page or any other page of this site then please do go ahead and get a hold of us through the contact form to the right with any not-so frequently asked questions.
Are COVID masks required?
COVID masks are optional
Can I buy tickets at the gate on the day of the event?
Tickets often sell out in advance, but if they don’t, we have tickets at the gate.
What time should I arrive?
The event “gate” opens at 5:00 PM, which is 60 minutes before programming is scheduled to begin. Please do not arrive prior to that as you will not be admitted.
Can I bring my lawn chair?
Yes, but they can only be used in the perimeter of the seating area in order to preserve sight lines for those seated on blankets.
Can I bring a small grill?
No – we do not allow any open flame or grilling at the property due to fire restrictions.
What if it rains?
How do I submit my film for consideration?
We use Film Freeway exclusively for film submissions. Click our “Film Submissions” link to submit.
Will there be food available for purchase?
Why isn't there bottled water for sale?
Is there a place for me to charge my cell phone or other electrical devise on-site?
Is there camping this year?
Yes we will have camping in 2024.
How do I get there?
From the Twin Cities: take Hwy 36 east toward Stillwater. Turn left on Lake Elmo Avenue. Turn right on 75th Ave. Turn left on Manning Trail (about 5.5 miles) and turn right on Square Lake Trail. (Look for festival signs or signs for Square Lake County Park) Go 4.3 miles on Square Lake Trail and then turn right on Partridge Rd. Go 1/2 a mile and the festival is on your left at the top of the hill.
Most attendees will want to budget about one hour to travel from the Twin Cities.
Where are you in relation to Square Lake?
What should I bring?
- food (or cash buy food from vendor)
- beverage (or cash to purchase onsite)
- warm clothing
- flash light
- re-usable water drinking device
- bug spray
- a blanket to lay on
- dancing shoes (or no shoes at all)
- a smile on your face
Can I bring my well behaved dog?
How can I help?
What if I bought a ticket but now can't go?
Where should I park my bike?
When are quiet hours observed?
What is the situation with parking?
You may park on the festival property for free; however, SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. Please carpool with your friends if you can, to ensure we don’t run out of room. Please do not park on the road unless directed to do so by one of our parking volunteers.