GETTING IN

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Please read the following sections on our website carefully before making your journey to Quincy:

Camping & ParkingGuidelinesDaily Schedules

And be sure to check our website before you leave, and on the way, for up to the minute news.

Arriving at the Festival • Please Read Carefully

Festival gates open at 8am, Thursday, July 4. Railway Field, Express Lot, and the Box Office on N. Mill Creek (see map) will open at 4pm, Wednesday, July 3 for early queuing. There will be a $20 per vehicle charge (collected on site – cash only) to line up early. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLIER THAN 4pm.

Box Office Hours
Thursday 8AM–2AM (Fri)
Friday 8AM - 1AM (Sat)
Saturday 9AM - 12AM
Sunday 10AM - 7PM

Important - New This Year: All on-site Vehicle and RV Passes must be scanned for entry and exchanged for a validated parking credential before heading to the fairgrounds. If you are parking on-site, this is done at the Box Office or Railway Field. Do not attempt to go to the fairgrounds with the Vehicle Pass you received in the mail or your PrintPass. There will not be scanning at the Fairgrounds entrances and you will have to return to the Box Office if you don't have your validated parking credential.

Three-day pass holders will not be admitted until Friday 8AM, unless upgraded to a 4-day pass. Please have patience when arriving on Thursday. It will help get everyone checked in as quickly and efficiently as possible. During the early morning Thursday rush, all people arriving at the box office, must go through the check-in procedure IN their vehicles. NO EXCEPTIONS! We will not service ANY pedestrians at the Box Office until 11am.

For safety reasons, between 8 - 9am, Thursday, pedestrians and/or cyclists will not be able to enter the fairgrounds. Everyone must be on a shuttle or in a vehicle (with a vehicle pass).

Directions

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*PLEASE NOTE: From 8am-9am Thursday, you must be in a vehicle in order to enter the fairgrounds. This is to prevent people from getting out of cars and walking up to the gate in order to save premium spots for others and will help enforce the "first come-first served" credo.

From the West: Rte 89/70 past fairgrounds to N. Mill Creek Rd (traffic light). Left on N. Mill Creek Rd. Box Office is at the end of the road.

From the East: Rte 89 to Quincy. Right on Lee Rd. (Look for signs). Right on N. Mill Creek Rd. Box Office is at the end of the road.

The following scenarios apply to early Wednesday arrival. After 11am, Thursday morning all vehicles (except scenario 1) proceed to the box office first.

1) IF EVERYONE in your vehicle has their ticket in hand, AND you have an on-site vehicle pass in hand (NO RVs), go directly to RAILWAY FIELD to be issued wristbands. To reach RAILWAY FIELD, go to downtown Quincy via MAIN ST or LAWRENCE ST and head NORTH on RAILWAY AVE.

Starting at 6am Thursday, you will exchange your tickets for wristbands, and vehicle passes will be scanned.  **All vehicle passes must be scanned in this location. There will be no scanning at the fairgrounds. At 8am Thursday, you will be directed to Fairgrounds Road. Railway Field will be open until 5PM for expediting folks arriving with tickets and vehicles passes in hand.

2) IF EVERYONE in your RV has their ticket in hand, AND you have an RV Annex Pass in hand (off-site, no hookups), go directly to the RV ANNEX on Lee Rd. across from the fairgrounds. If arriving after 11am on Thursday, proceed directly to the Box Office.  See additional information on #5.

3) IF YOU HAVE TICKETS IN HAND, and are parking in the Express Lot, follow signs for FREE LOT/EXPRESS. Processing (ticket exchange for wristband) will commence at 7AM. Please come to the ticket exchange tent to exchange your ticket for a wristband. Each individual person must be present to receive a wristband. Shuttles will be loaded and roll onto site at 8AM. **NOTE NEW LOCATION OF EXPRESS LOT (BELL LANE)**

4) If you need BOX OFFICE SERVICES or have an on-site RV PASS, proceed to the Box Office on N. Mill Creek Rd. (**NEW LOCATION**) If you need box office services for will call, credentials, or to purchase tickets, follow signs to the box office queue. Will Call will be open 4PM - 10PM Wednesday. You may pick up or purchase tickets then proceed to your appropriate staging area (see above). Otherwise, you will be in the queue overnight, and processed the next morning.

RV Pass holders will be directed to the RV line on Wednesday night. Your tickets will be exchanged for wristbands Thursday morning, and you will be directed to the fairgrounds at that time.

5) If you are camping at GRANDVIEW CAMPGROUND, and have tickets in hand and Grandview parking pass (or RV Annex pass) in hand, proceed to the campground via Bresciani Lane. You can set up camp on Wednesday night (additional $20 fee per RV or vehicle for Wed entry applies), and walk up to the ticket exchange booth across from Gate 3 from 10AM - 12PM on Thursday to exchange your ticket for a wristband.

6) Single day tickets
• Proceed to box office for processing/sales/ticket exchange for wristbands
• Parking options for single day ticket holders are:
• Single day parking ($5) -- vehicles must leave by 1AM






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