frequently asked questions
• How can I stay updated about festival updates and details?
• How can I connect with the Beardfest community online?
By joining THIS FACEBOOK GROUP
• How can I get involved with Beardfest?
Please check out our "get involved" overview HERE
• How did Beardfest start?
Read all about the HISTORY OF BEARDFEST
• What is the earliest I can arrive at Beardfest?
Gates open at 10:00am THURSDAY morning for the general public. They open at 8am for VIP ticket holders.
Do not come on Wednesday.
• Does the box office close?
Yes. The box office is closed every night between 12:30am and 9am. During that time, the gate is staffed by security. For ticket holders who have already been checked in, you will be permitted to reenter. However, if you have a ticket, but have not yet checked in at the box office, or if you have not yet purchased your ticket, you will be unable to enter while the box office is closed. Security is not equipped to check you in, even if you already have your ticket.
• Can I come on Wednesday?
No. Gates will be CLOSED until 10:00am THURSDAY.
• Is a one day pass good for camping?
Yes. One day passes are good until 10:00am the NEXT day.
• I want to buy 2 or more tickets—one will be for me, and the other(s) will be for friends. I just don’t know which friends I’m bringing yet! What should I put for “attendee name” during the checkout process if I don’t yet have the other names?
Type YOUR NAME for all tickets in order to finish the purchase process now. When you know who you are bringing, you have 3 options:
Option 1 (recommended) — Create an account on Ticketleap using the SAME email address that you used to buy the tickets. Once you’ve created your account, you can locate your tickets and update your attendee names. More info on that can be found HERE.
Option 2 - Email a PDF of the ticket to whomever will be using it for admission. Note: Once a ticket is scanned at the box office, it cannot be scanned again. There is potential for confusion if you’re emailing out several tickets with the same name attached. This is why we recommend option 1 (above).
Option 3 - Arrive at Beardfest in the same car with all the friends for whom you bought tickets. This way, you can all scan in together!
• How do I transfer 1 or more of my tickets to someone else?
Create an account on Ticketleap using the SAME email address that you used to buy your tickets. Once you’ve created your account, you can locate your tickets and update attendee names. More info on that can be found HERE.
• When do I have to leave?
All attendees must be out by 1:00pm on SUNDAY
• How do I get to Paradise Lakes Campground?
please note: GPS SERVICES LOVE TO TAKE YOU TO THE WRONG PLACE WHEN YOU TYPE IN THE ADDRESS TO PARADISE LAKES!!! FOR ACCURATE DIRECTIONS AND AN EXACT GPS PIN DROP PLEASE GO HERE. The real dirt road into Beardfest will be clearly labeled with a Beardfest sign. DO NOT DRIVE DOWN AN UNLABELED DIRT ROAD - YOU WILL GET LOST AND/OR STUCK!!!
• Is there electricity onsite?
Yes, there is limited access to electricity onsite. Please be aware that the ELECTRIC SYSTEMS AT PARADISE LAKES ARE OLD and have been living outdoors for decades. It is very important to not overload these systems. Each outlet is like a home outlet - if you plug too many things into it, it will trip and cease to work! We have an electrician onsite who works his ass off to keep everything functioning throughout the event, but please do your part to not overuse this eldery system.
• What should I bring with me?
We have a camping check list for you.
Click here for some recommended items
• Can I bring my dog?
Yes, but dogs must be on leashes, and must be registered at the box office.
• Can I bring my young child?
Yes! Beardfest is a family friendly environment, and even has a children’s area and some child specific workshops. Children 12 and under are free. For their safety in case they get seperated from you, children 12 and under must be registered at the box office upon check in.
• Can I be a vendor?
The vending application is closed.
• Can I volunteer?
We would love for you to be a part of our team.
• Where is the music schedule?
The Beardfest 2024 music schedule is TBA.
• Where is the workshop schedule?
The Beardfest 2024 workshop schedule is TBA.
• Can I camp next to my car?
ALL Beardfest tickets (even single day tickets) include camping, however, CAR CAMPING Passes are sold separately.
Without a car camping pass, you will have to park in one of our lots within the Paradise Lakes property. These lots are outside of, but not far from, the main camping area.
If you have a lot of gear or don’t wish to walk from the lot to the camping area, we will be providing complimentary shuttle services for attendees.
The shuttle will pick you up at a designated spot in the lot and will have 3 drop off points within the campground that you can pick from.
If you missed the car camping tickets and you have a sleeping set up in your standard sized vehicle (Truck/hatchback/NON CAMPER), and that is how you plan to camp, we have a special lot near the main camping area set aside for you. Just purchase an "Overflow Vehicle Sleeping (Car or Truck)" Ticket.
This can be purchased during the checkout process when you buy your festival ticket, or purchased on its own after the fact from our ticketing site.
IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY, If your disability is of the nature that you can’t attend Beardfest comfortably without camping next to your car, please contact us via the CONTACT PAGE or through facebook messenger and we will be happy to accommodate you.
• I sleep in my truck, that’s how I always camp, But I missed the cutoff for car camping tickets.
We have a special parking/camping area that is near the main campgrounds put aside for people who sleep in their vehicles but missed the cutoff for car camping. Just purchase an "Overflow Vehicle Sleeping (Car or Truck)" Ticket. This can be purchased during the checkout process when you buy your festival ticket, or purchased on its own after the fact from our ticketing site. These tickets will go on sale when car camping sells out.
• Can I bring my RV to Beardfest?
We have a limited number of RV sites available. These will sell out quickly
You must buy a special RV parking pass as an add on to your ticket/tickets for each individual attendee. The main ticketing page is TBA, and the direct link for the RV add-on is TBA.
• I have a disability, I need to camp next to my car, but car camping is sold out, what are my options?
If you have a disability and need to sleep next to your car, we will be happy to accommodate you despite the fact that car camping is sold out. Please contact us via the Beardfest pages facebook messenger or send a message through this website and we will get you set up.
• Will there be vegetarian and vegan food available for purchase?
• Is it better to buy my ticket in advance or at the gate?
Save money by buying your ticket in advance.
• How much do tickets cost and where can I get them?
• Will there be food available for purchase?
We have a large selection of food vendors of every type, from healthy to greasy, from meaty to vegan. You are also welcome to bring and prepare your own food. There are plenty of water spigots with high quality potable water, and this year we have even labeled specific water filling stations on our map. These will also be clearly labeled onsite. We encourage you to bring your own water bottle, plates, and cutlery to reduce plastic waste!
• Can my band play?
Send an email to email@example.com with links to your music and social media.
High quality live videos are best.
• Do you accept credit/debit cards at the gate?
• Is there a charge for parking?
Yes. Parking in the lot is $15. Carpooling is recommended. All tickets include GA camping.
• Is re-entry allowed?
Yes, but your wristband must be intact and on your wrist. Parking tag must be visible.
• What if I rip or lose my wristband?
Lost Wristbands will not be replaced. If you feel it’s too loose or looks like it will rip let us know before it comes off your wrist.
• I don’t have money. My friend is inside, can I go get them?
Really sorry, but no. There is an ATM at the gate.
• I arrived late and missed the whole day, can’t I pay less?
No, sorry. This is when our headliners are on.
• My friend bought a ticket for me but didn’t change name in will call. What do I do if I show up before my friend who bought me a ticket?
-give the name of the person who bought your ticket
-show your ID, we will write your name in and cross out one of the tickets
-please note, if your friend bought less tickets than they promised to people, we will only honor the amount of tickets that were bought.
-If you show up and all the tickets under that name are crossed off, you will have to buy a ticket.