Policies Questions

In consideration of being allowed to attend What The Festival, all attendees, volunteers, staff, commercial vendors, artists, and service providers agree to comply with any and all rules, regulations, terms and conditions. We encourage everyone to become familiar with these Policies.

SOME of the frequently asked questions surrounding the policies are below:

  • NO OPEN FIRE

    What The Festival has a strictly enforced NO OPEN FIRE policy, as Wolf Run Ranch is located in a fire prone region of eastern Oregon. This ban includes but is not limited to: Camp Fires, Propane Heaters, Fireworks, Candles, Explosives, Flammable Liquids, and anything cited as a risk of causing a fire by the event. (Please see below regarding our propane stove policy)

    Our Marketplace offers a wide range of food vending to cover all of your needs. However,¬†if you choose to cook meals onsite, your may bring a propane camp stove, but it absolutely must be used in one of the provided ‚Äúcommunity kitchens.‚ÄĚ

    We ask patrons to use EXTREME caution when operating grills. All fires start small so please do your part to help us prevent open fire!

  • SMOKING POLICY

    What The Festival has a strictly enforced NO SMOKING OUTSIDE OF DESIGNATED AREAS policy, as Wolf Run Ranch is located the fire prone region of eastern Oregon.

    Smoking is limited to designated smoking zones conveniently placed throughout the event site and camping areas. Those who do not follow this policy will be ejected from the event.

    E-Cigarettes are encouraged over real cigarettes. What The Festival will not be selling cigarettes on site in 2016.

    If you care about the future of the festival, please be respectful and head to a designated smoking area when lighting up.

  • CAMP STOVES ONLY IN COMMUNITY KITCHENS

    Our Marketplace offers a wide range of food vending to cover all of your needs. However,¬†if you choose to cook meals onsite, your may bring a propane camp stove, but it absolutely must be used in one of the provided ‚ÄúCommunity Kitchens.‚ÄĚ

    The community kitchens will not have electricity, so you will not be able to plug in electric griddles.

    We ask patrons to use EXTREME caution when operating grills. All fires start small so please do your part to help us prevent open fire!

  • GENERATOR POLICY

    Generators are permitted only in RV/TRAILER and BOUTIQUE RV/TRAILER camping areas, however every generator MUST be accompanied by a fire barrier AND fire extinguisher. Absolutely no generators are allowed in Walk-In Camping or Car Camping.

    All generators are not created equal. Please ensure that your generator operates at a quiet enough sound level that it will not disturb your neighbors.

  • NO ILLICIT DRUG USE OR SALES

    If you or any person you are with are caught using or distributing illicit substances, we have no choice but to remove your wristband and press charges with the Wasco County Sheriff’s office.

  • VEHICLE SEARCH

    Keep in mind that ALL vehicles (including cars, trucks, trailers, and RVs) are subject to search upon entering the Wolf Run Ranch property. This is for the protection of all parties and should be easy if you play by the rules. Should you choose to refuse to have your vehicle searched, your tickets will be confiscated and you will be turned around. The box office is in a separate location from the What The Festival event and camping areas. Your vehicle will be processed in the order in which you arrived and you will be sent to the parking / camping areas accordingly post search. Please be patient!

  • NO OPEN CONTAINER & NO GLASS

    We will be enforcing a no open container policy (anywhere outside of the camping areas) as well as a no glass policy throughout the event. This is for everyone’s safety and consideration, please obey the rules or we will be forced to remove your wristband and remove you from the property.

  • ALCOHOL POLICY

    Age 21+ event participants may bring a *modest amount of personal alcohol into your camping area only (NO personal alcohol is allowed beyond the camping pinch points). Please be smart and responsible. If at any time you are attempting to leave the site, be prepared for a sobriety check!

    *modest is described as one (1) case of canned beer and one (1) plastic bottle of alcohol PER 21+ PERSON.

  • NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND

    Weapons are not permitted inside the event and will be confiscated upon arrival at the event. A weapon is defined as “a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage.”

  • NO RENEGADE SOUND

    You may not bring your own PA or large sound system. Small portable radios or battery-powered speakers are okay, but please be respectful of your neighbors.

  • NO DOGS OR PETS OF ANY KIND

    What The Festival has a strict no-pet rule, with exceptions only for service animals as specified by federal and state law. Due to large-scale service animal fraud and for the safety of our patrons, staff, and other service animals, all animals which do not meet the legal standards will not be allowed into the festival grounds. All service animals must be registered at the venue entrance gates. Please note, comfort animals, emotional support animals, and therapy animals are not considered service animals and will not be allowed into the venue grounds.

    Feel free to contact ada@whatthefestival.com for any other questions and/ or concerns.