Box Office Hours
(Will Call & Purchases)
8AM- 2AM Thursday
8AM – 2AM Friday
Festival Entry Procedures
Complete Arrival Instructions and Maps will be available for download
Festival gates open 8am, Thursday, July 4. Railway Field and the
Box Office on N. Mill Creek Rd. (see map) will open at 4pm, Wednesday,
July 3 for early queuing. There will be a $20 per vehicle charge
(collected on site) to line up early. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLIER
***NEW THIS YEAR - EXPRESS LOT, BOX OFFICE, AND OFF-SITE CAMPING
HAS CHANGED. PLEASE READ NEW ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW***
Please read scenarios below carefully to find out which one fits
your situation the best to gain the easiest and most efficient entry
into the festival.
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. 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
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. RV Annex – All RVs
parking off-site are required to purchase an RV Annex pass. RV Annex
parking is located primarily in three locations: RV Annex Field (off
Lee Rd/Industrial Way), Grandview Campground (Bresciani Lane), and
Shady Grove Annex (off 70/89). A walk-up booth will be open at 10AM
for wristband exchange across from Gate 3 on Lee Rd. at Industrial
Way. After 12pm on Thursday, proceed directly to the Box Office.
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 ticket exchange tent
to exchange your ticket for a wristband. Each individual person must
be present to receive wristband. Shuttles will be loaded and roll
onto site at 8AM.
**NOTE NEW LOCATION OF EXPRESS LOT (BELL LANE)**
4. If you need to go to the BOX
OFFICE 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, guest passes, 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 at 10am
on Thursday to exchange your ticket for a wristband.
Reno is the closest
airport followed by Sacramento then Oakland and San
Francisco. Use the High
Sierra rideboard to find a ride from the airport.
Transit provides limited shuttle service between the Reno airport
and the festival grounds. Tickets are $95.00 per person and must be purchased in advance, no later than Sunday, June 23, by 12pm. The schedule is as follows:
Wed, 7/3: Depart Reno Airport at 3:05pm.
Arrive HSMF at 5pm.
Mon, 7/8: Depart HSMF at 10am.
Arrive Reno Airport at 12pm.
Luggage will be limited to 3 pieces (Max: 27" tall each) per person.
Tickets are available online.
A limited number of on-site vehicle passes are available for purchase.
and parking page for all parking options. Check Driving
Directions for routes and distances to Quincy. Carpooling is
easy with Zimride!
Drive safely! Sleep deprivation has been the direct cause of automobile-related
deaths following the festival. "Operation Drive Safe: Driving for
Jennifer" is a program that was created by friends of a young woman
who was killed in an automobile accident on her way home from High
Sierra in 2002. Operation Drive Safe and High Sierra have worked
to spread the word about this danger in order to keep others safe
during festival season, and throughout the year. Please be smart
and drive safely.
driving facts and helpful info
Driving Directions and Maps
Maps: Quincy . County. Box
From the San Francisco Bay Area:
Take your preferred route to Sacramento (I-80 East from SF and East
Bay; 680 to I-80 East).
When approaching Sacramento, take I-80 East toward Reno to I-5 North.
Take 99 North to Hwy 70 East to Marysville and continue to Quincy.
The Plumas Sierra Fairgrounds are on Hwy 70/89 on the east side of
From North Lake Tahoe:
At Truckee take Hwy 89 East to Quincy.
The fairgrounds are on the east side of town.
From Reno/Hwy 395:
Take 395 North to Hwy 70 West to Quincy.
Take I-5 North to 99 North to Hwy 70 East.
Take Hwy 70 to Marysville and continue to Quincy.
The fairgrounds are on Hwy 70/89 on the east side of town.
From points North:
Take I-5 South to Red Bluff, then 36 to Hwy 89 South to Quincy.
From points South:
Take I-5 North to Sacramento OR take 395 North to Reno.
Follow instructions above.
here or on image below for a larger map.