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2014 Travel Guide

 

Strap on your boots and get ready for Wakarusa!

 

 Getting There

Wakarusa takes place at:

Mulberry Mountain Lodging and Events

4117 Mulberry Mountain Loop
Ozark, AR 72949

The festival grounds are in a very rural location, in the midst of the Ozark National Forest.

The nearest town of Ozark, AR (population 3,500) is 30 minutes south of the festival. Fort Smith is 50 minutes away, and Fayetteville is almost 1.5 hours away from the festival.

Be prepared!
“Going to the nearest town” is actually quite a haul.

 

Arkansas Maps:

             

 

Is your navigator not accepting the Mulberry Mountain Loop address?
There are 3 Correct Addresses to choose from:

1.) 4117 Mulberry Mountain Loop
Ozark, AR 72949

2.) 23978 Hwy 23
Ozark, AR 72949

3.) N35.711712 W93.797272
(GPS UNITS)

 

Please note! Before entering the festival grounds, everyone must first exchange their tickets for festival wristbands at one of our Check Lanes.

Two Check Lanes are open on either side of the mountain for your convenience. More detailed information about the Check Lanes, buying tickets, and getting wristbands is below. 

 

 

 

FAIR WARNING! Do not type “Mulberry Mountain, Arkansas” or “Mulberry, Arkansas” or any other incorrect addresses when searching for the festival grounds. Why? Well, watch what happens when you enter driving directions to ‘Mulberry Mountain, Arkansas’ -

 

What to Pack

  • Water.  Bring and drink lots and lots of water.
  • Sunscreen.  Bring and wear lots of sunscreen.
  • Layers.  The rolling mountains with dense forests can have chilly nights, even in the summer.  Bring lots of layers for all weather types: swim suits, shorts, jeans, tanks, t-shirts, flannels, and jackets.
  • Shoes. Don’t be “That Guy” – bring more than 1 pair of flip flops; and lots of extra, clean socks.
  • Rain gear.  When it rains, it pours!  Bring rain boots, ponchos, umbrellas, rain pants and so on.  A dry camper is a happy camper.  Rain boots are handy for dewy mornings too.
  • Water, water, water.  Did we mention to pack lots of drinking water?
  • Camping gear.  We won’t get into a completely detailed list, but bring all the basic amenities to have fun.  Remember!  The nearest town is over half an hour away!
    • Camping supplies: tent, sleeping bag, pillow, chairs, cooler, shower towel, food, condiments, toiletries, clothes, water and sunscreen.
  • Your concert tickets!    Visit Wakarusa.com/tickets to purchase online or visit a Regional Ticket Outlet near you!
  • Cash.  The vendors, general stores and shopping stands are mostly cash only.  ATMs are available on site if you need to refill your wallet.
  • Driving directions.  Do you know where you’re going? 

What NOT to Pack

The following items are strictly prohibited at the festival grounds. If you bring it, we will confiscate it from you, and you won’t get the item(s) back.

  • NO Pets or Horses. Sorry, you gotta leave Fido and Nelly at home.
  • NO gas or electric powered recreational vehicles. This includes ATVs, golf carts and scooters.
  • NO Fireworks or Open Fires. Nothing that goes snap, crackle, pop, or kaboom; no Chinese lanterns;
    no tiki torches; no fire rings. If in doubt, leave it at home.
  • NO large tanks. No large propane tanks. Small camping propane cylinders (less than 20 oz.) are allowed.
  • NO GLASS BOTTLES. Bring your beer in aluminum cans and your liquor in plastic bottles.
  • NO WEAPONS. No Guns, No Knives, No Hunting Equipment. Period.

Are you bringing an RV or Camper?

  • ALL RVs, campers and trailers require the purchase of an RV Pass.  If it looks like an RV, then we consider it an RV.  If you’re hitching ANYTHING on the back of your truck, then we consider it an RV.  Purchase RV Passes online!

 

Going through the Check Lanes

Before heading to the festival grounds for the first time,
everyone must exchange their tickets for wristbands at one of our Check Lanes.

Your vehicle will also be searched at the Check Lanes for any prohibited items.

Two words of advice: Be Patient.  You’re entering a major music festival that is located in a very remote setting.  The whole process will take longer than you think, so be prepared to wait in line.

You only have to go through the check lanes once to exchange your tickets for festival wristbands.
After you have your festival wristband, you can drive directly to Main Venue or West Woods for the rest of the weekend.*

*The one and only exception: Riverside Campers need to go through the South Check lanes for a security check each time you re-enter the Riverside Campground.  More information about Riverside Camping is below.

 

 

 

 

North Check Lane & North Box Office

If you are coming from the North on WEDNESDAY or THURSDAY, you must first stop at the North Check Lane to obtain your festival wristband.

Location
The North Check Lane and North Box Office is located on intersection of AR Hwy 23 and AR Hwy 16

North Box Office Hours
Wednesday, May 29th  12pm (Noon) – Midnight
Thursday, May 30th        12:01am – 8pm
Friday-Sunday                   CLOSED!!!

North Check Lane Hours
Wednesday, May 29th  4pm – Midnight
Thursday, May 30th        12:01am – 8pm
Friday-Sunday                   CLOSED!!!

The North Box Office opens at 12pm (Noon) pm on Wednesday and closes at 8pm on Thursday.

The North Check Lane opens at 4pm on Wednesday and closes at 8pm on Thursday. 

Box Office
Visit the Box Office if you need to purchase tickets or if you need to pick up tickets from Will Call or Guest list

 If you already have tickets in hand, then drive directly to the check lanes for assistance.

 You only have to go through the check lanes once to exchange your tickets for festival wristbands.  After you have your festival wristband, you can drive directly to the campgrounds for the rest of the weekend.

If you are arriving any time after 8:00 pm on THURSDAY, you must use the South Check Lane to obtain your festival wristband.

 

South Check Lane & South Box Office

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     If you are coming from the South, you must first stop at the South Check Lane to get your festival wristband.

Location
The South Check Lane and South Box Office are located on intersection of AR Hwy 23 and AR Hwy 215.

South Box Office Hours
The South Box Office is open 24 hours, Wednesday through Saturday:

Wednesday, June 4th  opens at 12pm (Noon), open 24 hours
Thursday, June 5th        open 24 hours
Friday, June 6th            open 24 hours
Saturday, June 7th           open 24 hours
Sunday, June 8th            closes at 8pm

South Check Lane Hours
The South Check Lanes is open 24 hours, Wednesday through Saturday:

Wednesday, June 4th  opens at 4pm, open 24 hours
Thursday, June 5th        open 24 hours
Friday, June 6th            open 24 hours
Saturday, June 7th           open 24 hours
Sunday, June 8th            closes at 8pm


Box Office

Visit the Box Office if you need to purchase tickets or if you need to pick up tickets from Will Call or Guest list

If you already have tickets in hand, then drive directly to the check lanes to exchange your tickets for wristbands

You only have to go through the check lanes once to exchange your tickets for festival wristbands.  After you have your festival wristband, you can drive directly to the campgrounds for the rest of the weekend.

 

Are you camping at Riverside?

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If you are camping at Riverside, then we highly suggest you go directly to the South Check Lane to exchange your tickets for wristbands. 

By using the South Check Lane, you can UTILIZE THE DESIGNATED “RIVERSIDE CHECK LANE” get your wristbands then head directly to Riverside to set up camp.  Less driving, less directions, less hassle!

Box Office Hours
The South Box Office are Open 24 hours, Wednesday through Saturday

Wednesday, June 4th  opens at 12pm (Noon), open 24 hours
Thursday, June 5th        open 24 hours
Friday, June 6th               open 24 hours
Saturday, June 7th           open 24 hours
Sunday, June 8th           open all day, closes at 8pm

Check Lane Hours
The Check Lanes are Open 24 hours, Wednesday through Saturday

Wednesday, June 4th   opens at 4pm, open 24 hours
Thursday, June 5th        open 24 hours
Friday, June 6th               open 24 hours
Saturday, June 7th           open 24 hours
Sunday, June 8th           open all day, closes at 8pm

Box Office
Visit the Box Office if you need to purchase tickets or if you need to pick up tickets from Will Call or Guest list

Before Setting up Camp at Riverside:
When you have tickets in hand, drive directly to the designated Riverside Check Lane to exchange your tickets for wristbands.  After you get your wristband and parking sticker, drive to the Riverside Campground to set up camp.

After you set up camp at Riverside:
Let’s say you’ve set up camp at Riverside and you realized you need to run to town for something.  Everytime you return to Riverside camping, you still need to go through the South Check Lane for a security check.  Just a heads up!

Riverside Shuttle:
A free Riverside Shuttle will take you from Riverside to main venue and back again.
The Riverside Shuttles run 24 hours starting at 10am on Thursday

 

Are you leaving your car at Day Parking?

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Simply drop by the Box Office, purchase your Day Parking Pass and head through the check lanes. Upon parking your vehicle, a free Riverside Shuttle will take you from Riverside to main venue and back again.

Day Parking Lot OPENS AT 10AM ON Thursday – Riverside Shuttle starts at 10am Thursday and runs 24 hours a day

 

You’ve gone through the Check Lanes and got your wristband, now what?

Now you can drive to the Festival Grounds and join the party!

What can I bring into the campgrounds?

Feel free to bring your own food, drinks, coolers, chairs, grills, tents, shade structures, etc; all we ask is that you do not set up camping supplies outside of your camping stall and block the emergency drive lanes. Festival Security will be roaming the campgrounds to enforce that all camping supplies are kept outside of the emergency lanes.

Glass bottles are NOT allowed ANYWHERE on the festival grounds, including the campgrounds! All glass bottles will be confiscated upon entering the festival which includes the campgrounds. No kegs, either.

NO OPEN FIRES. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Acoustic music is welcome. No electrified music gear.

PLEASE follow these instructions if you are planning on using a grill:

You can use charcoal grills for cooking, but scavenging for wood on site is NOT permitted. The fire must be entirely contained and off the ground. Please keep the fires as small as possible and extinguish them as soon as you are finished. When you are done cooking with charcoal, put it out with water before going into the show, going to sleep or leaving your camp, rather than letting it burn out over time. In any case, DO NOT DUMP COALS ON THE GROUND or in the trash until they are entirely cool. After the coals are COMPLETELY DEAD, dispose of them properly.

Small, modest camping grills that use propane cylinders with less than 20 fluid ounces are allowed.  Large propane grills with large propane tanks are NOT allowed.

How do we set up our stuff for camping or tailgating?

When you arrive at the festival grounds for parking or camping, everyone is parked in the order in which they arrive.  Parking attendants will direct you to the next available stall. You cannot choose your own spot.  You cannot save a spot for vehicles that are arriving later.

All camping is next-to-car camping.  You park your car first, then set up camping supplies directly behind your vehicle.  This is primitive camping, which means there are no water or electric hookups.

Fire lanes MUST be kept clear for emergency use. 

After you set up camp, go explore the festival!

Click here for Festival Maps

Click here for a full list of Activities

 

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What can I bring into the concert grounds?

Backpacks, purses, blankets, lawn chairs, factory sealed water bottles, small snacks, soft sided coolers, and empty camelbacks are allowed into the concert grounds.   This includes the Main Stage, Revival Village, Backwoods Stage, and the Satellite Stage concert grounds.

No outside food or drinks are allowed in the concert grounds.  No coolers.

All entries will need to go through physical search for unsafe items or items not allowed.

 All blankets and lawn chairs must be set up behind the sound board.

 

I have more questions, how can I get a hold of you?

 

A complete Festival FAQ as well as a Ticket FAQ are available.  Please review these pages for complete festival information before contacting us, as many common questions are answered on the Wakarusa Website.

You may contact us at Pipeline Ticketing at (785) 749-3434, 10am-6pm, CST, Monday-Friday, or email info@Wakarusa.com  Please note!  Call volumes and emails will be high!  We will try to answer all the questions as best we can.

If you have ANY last minute questions about tickets, purchasing tickets, or your ticket order, please visit one of the Box Offices at the festival for assistance.