Frequently Asked Questions
As the Wild Goose East festival at Shakori Hills (outside Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina) approaches, we’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help attenders who wish to familiarize themselves with the event ahead of time.
We’d be happy to answer additional questions if you leave them in the comments below. We look forward to seeing you in just 16 days!
Q: How do I get to the site?
A: For directions to the festival grounds and general travel information about this region, please click here.
Q: What form of transportation is best for commuting from the airport to the festival grounds?
A: We recommend ride-sharing when possible. Feel free to post requests to share rides on the Wild Goose Facebook page or by tagging #WildGoose12 via Twitter (@WildGooseFest), but please note the festival is not liable for car pooling arrangements. Rental cars and taxis are additional options, although cab rides are likely to cost between $60-80 each way.
Q: I’m trying to get my head around how the grounds are laid out. Is there a map?
Q: What does my ticket include?
A: Full weekend tickets include entrance to the festival site and admission to all performances and presentations. If you would like to camp on site, you need to reserve your lot here.
Q: How much is it to camp?
A: 10×10 spaces for tents are $10 and Vehicle Camping is $50 (Please note: this facility does NOT offer hookups or water tank refills, although a pumping service will be on site to handle dumping.). More information on camping can be found here.
Q: Are their showers on site?
A: Yes and, please note, there is a shower-access fee of $2 per shower.
Q: I’m not much of a camper. Where else could I stay?
A: We highly recommend camping as it allows you to experience the festival’s unique community beyond the performances and presentations. However, we’ve prepared a recommendation list for those who may prefer to stay in an area hotel.
Q: Is food available for sale on site?
A: Yes. You may opt to bring camping-related foods and snacks with you, but the festival will be served by a coffee barn and an array of food vendors offering a wide menu that includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free choices.
Q: What if I run out of money on site?
A: You will be able to withdraw money using a debit card transaction at the ticket booth or merchandise booths for a $3 fee. Limits may apply, pending availability.
Q: What should I bring along?
A: Both campers and non-campers are encouraged to bring along sunscreen and insect repellant, as well as hats, folding chairs or umbrellas for their own shade and comfort.
Small items like sunscreen, insect repellants and ice will also be for sale in the coffee barn in case you forget.
Q: Is firewood available for purchase?
A: Yes. It is $5 for a small bundle.
Q: If I need something, where are the nearest stores?
A: The nearest stores are in Siler City, which is a 20 minute drive.
Q: What about if I get hurt or sick?
A: First Aid will be provided by First Health of Chatham County. They will be on site during the weekend.
Q: What if I’m local or I’m staying off site and driving in for the festival each day?
A: You can park on site for $5 a day or $10 for the full weekend.
Q: Where can I get a program?
A: You can see the event schedule online here, but you will also get a complimentary program with ticket purchase. Replacement programs or souvenir program may be purchased for a small fee.
NOTE: We hope you find this information helpful. We would be happy to answer additional questions if you submit them via the comments on this post.