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TICKETS

WEEKEND AND DAY PASSES MAY BE PURCHASED ONLINE IN ADVANCE HERE, OR MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE GATE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT JACK MASON'S TAVERN IN CLIFTON FORGE, AND AT THE ALLEHGANY HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN COVINGTON, VA.
 
IN AN EFFORT TO PAY IT FORWARD, WE ARE GIVING FREE ADMITTANCE TO THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN THAT HAVE FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY. VETERANS WILL RECEIVE FREE WEEKEND ADMISSION WITH THE PURCHASE OF ONE WEEKEND PASS, FOR A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER. THESE TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE GATE AND WILL REQUIRE VALID PROOF OF MILITARY OR VETERAN ID. (AN ALLOTTED AMOUNT OF COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS HAVE BEEN RESERVED FOR OUR VETERAN FRIENDS)

RV & CAMPER PASSES MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE IN ADVANCE NO LATER THAN JUNE 5TH AT 11:00AM.



CAMPING

ON-SITE TENT CAMPING IS FREE FOR WEEKEND TICKET HOLDERS. RV'S, CAMPERS & POP-UP CAMPERS ARE ALLOWED FOR WEEKEND TICKET HOLDERS AT AN ADDITIONAL FEE. RV & CAMPER PASSES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR $60, AND POP-UP CAMPER PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR $25. FEE INCLUDES WASTE REMOVAL ON SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 11TH. POWER & WATER HOOK UPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE. RV/CAMPER & POP-UP CAMPER PASSES MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE ONLINE NO LATER THAN JUNE 5TH AT 11:00 AM. COOKING IS NOT PERMITTED ON-SITE. INDIVIDUAL CAMPFIRES ARE NOT PERMITTED ON-SITE. ANY FESTIVAL CAMPFIRE  WILL BE LIT AND MAINTAINED BY GHP STAFF. PORT-A-POTTIES AND HAND WASHING FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE DESIGNATED CAMPING AREA, AND MAIN FESTIVAL AREA.


COOLERS

COOLERS ARE PERMITTED FOR WEEKEND PASS HOLDERS THAT ARE CAMPING ONLY. GLASS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. COOLERS AND BAGS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH. OUTSIDE FOOD & BEVERAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED OUTSIDE OF DESIGNATED CAMPING AREA. 


PARKING

ALL PARKING WILL BE ON-SITE AND IS FREE!

the kids festival

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME ALL WEEKEND AT HOMECOMING, BUT SUNDAY HAS BEEN SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THE KIDDOS. THE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE PONY RIDES, AMUSEMENT RIDES, INFLATABLE FUN, PETTING ZOO & MORE AND WILL RUN FROM 1PM-6PM. AT 4:30PM, THERE WILL BE A LIVE PRESENTATION BY THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WILDLIFE CENTER OF ROANOKE INCLUDING MANY DIVERSE ANIMALS NATIVE TO VIRGINIA.  

CHECKING IN

WHEN YOU ARRIVE, YOU WILL BE ASKED FOR TICKETS, AND A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE, OR GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID. YOU WILL BE GIVEN A WRISTBAND THAT DESIGNATES WHETHER YOU ARE A WEEKEND PASS HOLDER, OR A DAILY TICKET HOLDER. YOU WILL THEN BE GIVEN A SEPARATE WRISTBAND IF YOU ARE OVER 21 AND PLAN ON CONSUMING ALCOHOL. AT THAT POINT, YOU'RE ALL SET AND MAY WALK DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL AREA.
 

MONEY

ASIDE FROM PARKING, WHICH MAY REQUIRE CASH, DEBIT CARDS, CREDIT CARDS AND CASH MAY BE USED FOR ON-SITE PURCHASES. 


AMENITIES

PORTA-POTTIES AND HAND WASHING FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-SITE AND IN THE DESIGNATED CAMPING AREA. THERE ARE NO SHOWER FACILITIES. WHILE NOT YET CONFIRMED, WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON SECURING A FESTIVAL WIDE WIRELESS "HOT SPOT," A CELL PHONE CHARGING STATION, AND AN ATM.

 

PETS

PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

 

THE RIVER

GUESTS ARE NOT PERMITTED ACCESS TO THE RIVER FROM THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS THIS YEAR. IF YOU WISH TO SWIM IN THE RIVER WHILE YOU ARE WITH US, YOU WILL NEED TO LEAVE THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND USE THE PUBLIC ACCESS LOCATED JUST DOWN THE ROAD. ASK A LOCAL, THEY WILL GIVE YOU DIRECTIONS TO THE "SHARON ACCESS POINT."


FOOD & BEVERAGES

FOOD VENDORS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-SITE OFFERING SNACKS, LUNCH, DINNER, AND BREAKFAST OPTIONS. WATER, SOFT DRINKS, VA CRAFT BEER AND VA WINE WILL BE SOLD ON-SITE. CAMPERS MAY BRING IN COOLERS OF CANNED OR PLASTIC BEVERAGES, BUT MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE DESIGNATED "CAMPING AREA" WITH ANY OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES.

DAY PASS HOLDERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING IN COOLERS OR OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE.

 

WEAPONS

LEAVE THEM AT HOME. ALL OF THEM.

 

Creature comforts & WHAT TO BRING

CAMPING CHAIRS, BLANKETS, SUN SHADES, SUN TENTS, UMBRELLAS, ETC. MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE FESTIVAL AREA. LARGE TENTS AND UMBRELLAS MAY ONLY BE SET UP IN DESIGNATED AREAS SO THAT STAGE VIEWS FOR OTHER GUESTS ARE NOT OBSTRUCTED. ASK A STAFF MEMBER IF YOU ARE UNSURE.



RESTROOMS

PORT-A-POTTIES AND HAND WASHING FACILITIES ARE LOCATED ON-SITE

 

HANDICAPPED OR MOBILITY CHALLENGED?

FOR OUR GUESTS WITH MOBILITY CHALLENGES THAT REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE, PLEASE NOTIFY OUR PARKING ATTENDANTS UPON ARRIVAL, FOLLOWED BY PERSONNEL AT GUEST SERVICES.