Frequently Asked Questions – Wild Goose West

Below is a collection of questions frequently asked by Wild Goose attenders. If you have other questions not listed here, please leave them in the comments of this blog post and we’ll attempt to find you the information you need within one working day.

Q: How do I get to the site?

- Take Highway I5 south from Portland 1 hour or north from Eugene 30 minutes
- Go west on Highway 34 (exit 228) for about 10 miles to Corvallis
- Make a left at the sign which reads “Ocean Beaches/Philomath”. This road is now called “Hwy 34/20/Philomath Blvd”. Continue for approximately 4 miles. -Turn right on 53rd street. The fairgrounds is approximately 1 mile on the left.

Or find more information on travel under the Festival Tab on the Wild Goose website.

Q: What form of transportation is best for commuting from the airport to the festival grounds?

Currently, the main form of transportation from the airports is by car. You may want to look into rental cars, taxis and/or car pooling options.

Q: Do people ride share to save money?

Yes. Attenders typically post ride sharing offers and needs on the Wild Goose Facebook pageor tweet about them using the hashtag #WildGoose12 or by mentioning @WildGooseFest.

Q: I’m trying to get my head around how the grounds are laid out. Is there a map?

We’ll be posting the map of how the festival grounds will be laid out very soon.

Q: Where can I get a program or see the schedule?

You can see the schedule under the Festival tab on the Wild Goose website.

Q: How much is parking if I’m camping? What if I’m local or I’m staying off site and driving in for the festival each day?

Parking is $5 per day or $10 for the weekend. Both on-site campers and commuters are welcome to use this parking lot. Cars with four or more people get parking for free!

Q: What does my ticket include?

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 a lot here. Tickets do not include meals, parking ($ per day or $10 for the weekend) or shower fees ($2 per shower).

Q: How much is it to camp?

Camping is $10 for the weekend, which provides space for a 10×10 tent. Unfortunately no open fires are permitted in the camping area at the festival, but you can bring along a propane grill.

Q: If I’m a volunteer, is my camping lot and parking space free?

Yes! Volunteers park and camp at the festival for free!!

Q: How can I reserve a site near my friends?

There are no reservations for camping spaces. Campsites are awarded on a first-come first-served basis.

Q: Can I arrive the night before? When is the earliest I can arrive? Can I stay Sunday night? What time do I need to be out Monday?

The site will not open to festival-goers until noon on Friday. Volunteers arrive the day before for training. All festival-goers and volunteers are welcome to stay through to Monday. Festival-goers are encouraged to help us break down the site on Monday if they are available.

Q: Are their showers on site?

Showers are available on site for a suggested donation of $2.

Q: I’m not much of a camper. Where else could I stay?

We highly recommend camping as it allows you to experience the festival’s unique community beyond the performances and presentations. However, we’ve prepared information to assist you in your search for accommodation in the local area: http://www.wildgoosefestival.org/west/festivalinfo/accommodation/#hotel

Q: Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately, because of limited space, no dogs are allowed at the festival.

Q: Can I have a campfire on site?

Unfortunately no open fires are allowed on the site. Propane grills are allowed.

Q: Is food available for sale on site?

There will be several food vendors available with food for sale. We also hope to have local farms on site to offer produce.

Q: What if I run out of money on site?

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?

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.

Q: Is there somewhere on site to buy small items like sunscreen, insect repellants and ice?

We will have a merchandise booth available with small items available such as insect repellent and sunscreen. We will not have ice for sale on site though there is a store less than a mile south from the site.

Q: If I need something, where are the nearest stores?

A grocery store is located less than a mile south of the site off of 53rd street (the same road as the fairgrounds).

Q: What about if I get hurt or sick?

A first aid station is located in the ticket booth on the festival grounds.

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  • http://www.newwinebakersfield.com Josh Hawkins

    I was told we could camp on Thursday night, but not enter the stage areas. Has this changed? No camping until noon on Friday?

  • wildgoosefestival

    Josh, are you a volunteer? If so, you can come in Thursday. Wild Goose East allowed us to have campers enter the night before, but West doesn’t open the gates until 12pm.

    If you want to volunteer to help with set-up and get in early, you could drop jessica@wildgoosefestival.org a line. :)

  • Kirsten

    Hi there. I signed up to volunteer more than two weeks ago and haven’t heard anything back yet. Should I be concerned? – Kirsten

  • Mel Glubrecht

    Hi, just a comment, it would be nice to have the times that the gates open each day, under the schedule tabs. I came to the FAQs to see if there might be something there. Randomly found out that we can get in on noon on Friday. Guess i’ll find out more from there. Unless you can get that info. on the site! Thanks!

  • wildgoosefestival

    The schedule is posted at the website, Mel, if you’re looking for starting times each day. If you have a weekend pass you can be admitted to the site any time.

  • Kate

    Will there be a way to charge cell phones?

    • wildgoosefestival

      The fair ground has a number of buildings where you will be likely able to find an electrical outlet, Kate. :)


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