Frequently Asked questions
What Are The Festival Dates And Hours?
Dates: Thursday, July 4 and Saturday, July 6
Time: Daily 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
How do I buy Tickets?
Click here to purchase tickets online safely and securely.
You can purchase tickets at the Festival
You can buy tickets at one of the many advanced ticket outlets. Ticket outlets to be announced in May.
Can i bring alcohol?
Beer and cider will be sold at the Festival, but no alcohol may be brought into the venue.
Can i bring a Cooler?
Coolers are allowed at the Festival, but may be checked for alcohol, which is prohibited.
Where do i park?
Festival goers park at the Durham County Memorial Stadium located at 750 Stadium Drive Durham, NC 27701. Click here for directions. Air conditioned shuttle buses run continuously from 9:30 am until 6:30 pm on both days.
Can I bike to the Festival?
Bicycling to the Festival is a great idea! The Durham County Stadium Lot is at the end of the beautiful greenway that goes from Northgate Park, past the Brontosaurus, and right to Stadium Drive. Here's a link to Durham's bicycle map. Bike Racks provided by the DBPAC are conveniently located next to the ticket booth at the "Home" (North) lot. If you choose to ride to the Festival site itself you can lock up your bikes along the split rail fence just above the Big Top Tent. Please enter via the pedestrian entrance rather than the vehicular one due to safety concerns and bus traffic.
Uber and Lyft Drop off locations?
Uber and Lyft pick up and drop off is at the BB&T across the street from the Festival site: 5028 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27704
Can I bring my pet?
We love animals, but strongly advise against bringing them to the Festival. If you must bring your pet, please remember to ensure his or her health and safety by providing ample water and remember to show respect to your fellow Festival-goers by cleaning up after your pet.
Please note: Dogs are allowed on leashes up to 6' at the Festival, but are not allowed on the buses.
Is the festival handicap accessible?
The Festival is located in West Point on the Eno-Durham City Park, a 300 acre natural setting. All areas of the Festival are are reachable by wheelchair, but assistance may be required due to the uneven nature of gravel and dirt paths. We are happy to accommodate special requests whenever possible! If you have a need for special arrangements for parking, first aid or other issues to make your experience more comfortable, please do not hesitate to contact us at Festival@enoriver.org
Where can I stay?
The Comfort Inn on Hillandale Rd is the official lodging partner of the Festival for the En and is conveniently near the Festival site and downtown attractions. Additional lodging and visitor information is available through the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Is Camping available?
No camping is allowed at the Festival, but tent and primitive camping is allowed at the Eno River State Park (about 8 miles away). Call the State Park Office for more info at 919-383-1686; additional area camping info is available from the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-446-8604.