FAQs

What is your bag policy?

NO Backpacks, large purses, or bags allowed EXCEPT for:
YES Small Clutch bags (5.5” x 4.5”)
YES Fanny Packs/Waist Packs (5.5” x 4.5”)
YES One Gallon Clear Zip-Top bag
YES Drawstring or Clear backpacks with one additional pocket
YES Hydration packs with one additional pocket i.e. CamelBaks (must be empty upon entry)

What Can I Bring?

ALLOWED ITEMS:

  • 1 Factory sealed water bottle
  • Reusable Water Bottle or Camelbak (must be empty and searched upon entry)
  • Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
  • Blankets
  • Umbrellas (small hand-held style)
  • Baby Strollers
  • Binoculars
  • Earplugs
  • Electronic Cigarettes/ Vapes / Juices
  • Glow Sticks
  • Posters/Signs/Flags (no poles)
  • Ponchos
  • Instant Film Cameras
  • Disposable/Pocket-sized cameras (no DSLRS)

What Can't I Bring?

PROHIBITED ITEMS:

  • Bad Attitudes (Positive vibes only!)
  • Weapons, including but not limited to: firearms, knives, combat weapons (e.g., swords, nunchakus, kamas, sai), explosives, heavy chains (excluding wallet chains and purse straps less than one (1) inch in diameter and two (2) feet in length), brass knuckles (excluding carabiners), clubs/bats/sticks, pepper spray, aerosol sprays, nitrous oxide, ammunition and training simulation rounds, explosives and and explosive components, fireworks, CBR (chemical-biological-radiological) substances, projectiles of any kid and any replica of same items that could be mistakenly identified as weapons under this policy.
  • Backpacks, purses or bags (except for those permitted in bag policy)
  • Illegal drugs and substances, including unmarked liquid or pill medication bottles.  Legally prescribed medications may be permitted if in a prescription bottle/container with a pharmacy-generated label containing the individual’s name – subject to verification via valid identification.
  • Selfie sticks
  • Alcohol, cans and bottles
  • Glass containers
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Skateboards and rollerblades, hover-boards, scooters, bicycles, and other personal motorized and non-motorized vehicles
  • Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • Fireworks, fire-starters, and open flames
  • Coolers
  • Wagons, tents or large umbrellas
  • Chairs of any kind
  • Animals not authorized under the Americans with Disabilities Act or relevant state and local laws
  • Audio or video recording equipment, noise-making devices
  • Professional still cameras or equipment (no detachable lenses, no tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs)
  • Unauthorized solicitation or marketing materials (e.g., handbills, flyers, stickers)
  • Aerosol or compressed cans containers (including sunscreen)
  • Laser Pointers
  • Any item deemed to be dangerous by the Venue General Manager or Law Enforcement Officer

ALL BAGS AND PERSONS WILL BE SEARCHED. ANY PROHIBITED ITEM THAT IS SURRENDERED TO SECURITY AT SEARCH POINTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED. DREAMVILLE FESTIVAL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE THE FINAL DECISION ON ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED ITEMS WITHOUT NOTICE.

Will there be medical personnel on site?

We will have medical staff on site for the entire duration of Dreamville Festival. Upon arrival, please take note of the location of our clearly-marked medical tents should you need to stop by throughout the weekend. If you need medical assistance, contact the nearest security official, staff member, ambassador, or medical staff, or go to one of the on-site medical tents. If you’re not sure whether it’s an emergency or not, assume it is and get help immediately. All of our safety and medical staff are here to help you enjoy the festival and make it home safely – no judgements.

What about security?

Your health, safety and security are always our top priority. With respect to this year’s event in Raleigh, Dreamville Festival’s Safety Management team will continue to work closely with our local, regional and federal law enforcement and public safety agency partners to raise our preparedness and ensure a safe, secure, and positive environment is provided for all attendees, artists, and staff.

Should you need any assistance during your time with us, please proceed to the nearest medical tent or seek nearby uniformed event staff. All of our safety and medical staff are here to help you enjoy the festival and make it home safely – no judgements.

Will I Be Searched?

To ensure the safety of our Dreamville Festival family, all vehicles, persons and property are subject to search at all times. Failure to consent to a search will result in denial of entry or ejection from the event. Upon arrival, all patrons will undergo to a full airport style search, including bag searches and pat-downs. Please plan ahead for enhanced security screening by arriving early during peak hours and help do you part to to expedite the entry process by reviewing our prohibited items list, packing light, and leaving your bags at home to take advantage of our express no-bag lines. If you would like to be screened by security personnel of your same gender, please let security personnel know prior to the search process.

Can I leave the festival and come back?

Festival re-entry will not be permitted. This means you may not enter the festival, exit the security checkpoint, and re-enter without purchasing another tickets.

What about people with disabilities?

Dreamville Festival is a fully accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure you have access to all the festival amenities. We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions from our patrons. The following explains the services provided this year. For any accessibility-related questions please email us at ada@dreamvillefest.com. We will do our best to help you have an awesome experience.

 

ACCESSIBILITY CENTER

All accessibility-related inquires can be answered at our Access Center. This location is also the place to recharge wheelchair batteries and/or the other assistive technology requiring electrical recharging, as well as store medical equipment, get a drink of water, or just get some relief from the sun.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY

The venue is navigable for people with mobility disabilities. There are accessible pathways throughout the venue. Our ADA team can provide assistance if needed. To request assistance, please visit the Access Center, or just grab a festival staff member closest to you to call our ADA team. We encourage all guests with mobility disabilities to utilize personal forms of transportation, including wheelchairs and scooters. If you need to recharge your motorized wheelchair, you may do so at the Access Center. Patrons should bring all cords and accessories needed to charge their devices. Chargers must use a 110-volt, 20 amp circuit.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Service animals are permitted throughout the festival grounds; however this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Pets are not allowed and will be turned away. Only legitimate service animals that are properly trained and under the proper care of their owners will be provided with the appropriate credentials. 

  • All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
  • Service animals must be housebroken and should use the service animal relief area.
  • Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal.
  • All animals should have legally required vaccinations

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION REQUESTS

ASL Interpretations will be provided for the last 6 acts of Dreamville Fest.

Requests for Closed Captioning, Braille/Large Font Print, Guided Tours and/or other forms of Effective Communication, please contact us at ada@dreamvillefest.com.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • ATMs & Concessions: All ATMs and concessions are fully accessible and located throughout the venue. If assistance is required, please confer with a festival staff member.
    • First Aid: We have one main First Aid location in the main grounds, one First Aid location in the campgrounds, and roaming EMT first aid on golf carts. Professional medical staff can help you with your medical needs at these locations. There will also be on-site ambulances if needed. There will be signage posted, and festival guides provided with a map showing the locations of First Aid and other amenities.
  • Special Dietary Needs: Dreamville Fest will have food vendors that provide gluten-free dietary options. For those with special dietary needs beyond the festival food service, please contact us at ada@dreamvillefest.com.  for further information.

COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & SUGGESTIONS

Dreamville Fest will consider any request by a guest with disability for reasonable modification of its policies, practices or procedures or for auxiliary aids and services that will permit the guest equal enjoyment of the goods and services offered at the Festival. We encourage you to make any such request as far in advance as possible to enhance our ability to evaluate and fulfill the request.

In continually trying to make our festival more accessible we encourage you to contact us at ada@dreamvillefest.com.  for any of your accessibility-related needs. Additionally, if you have any questions about ADA policies or our services please reach out to us.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes. In fact children 3 1/2 feet tall and shorter are admitted FREE if accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. There will be no children under the age of 14 allowed in without the supervision of an adult.

Can I bring my pets?

Dreamville Festival has a strict no-pet policy, with exceptions only for service animals as specified by federal and state law. Due to large-scale service animal fraud and for the safety of our patrons, staff, and other service animals, all animals which do not meet the legal standards will not be allowed into the festival grounds. All service animals must be registered at the entrance gates. Please note, dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support are not considered service animals by the ADA and and will not be allowed into Dreamville Festival. For more info, visit www.ada.gov.

What time does the festival start?

Festival gates open at 12PM on Saturday, April 4th.

What Forms of Identification are acceptable to drink alcohol?

  • State Issued Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Uniformed Services ID Card
  • Foreign Driver’s License
  • Expired Driver’s License + State-Issued Temporary [Paper]

Identification will not be required for entry through security checkpoints.

Can I bring my medications?

Yes, medications are allowed into the festival as long as they comply with the following: No over-the-counter medication is permitted unless in unopened, factory-sealed packaging. No vitamins or supplements of any kind are permitted. Prescription Medication can only be brought into the festival ground with the following:

  • A valid photo id (See list of acceptable forms of identification)
  • Medication must be in original prescription bottle, in-date, legible, with name corresponding to photo ID
  • Only one type of medication per bottle (matching the description printed on bottle)
  • Any prescription controlled substances may only be brought in quantities reasonable for your time at the festival.

Unsure if your medication is a controlled substance? Check out a list here: http://bit.ly/DEAcontrolledsubstances

Will there be free water?

Yes, Dreamville Festival will offer multiple free water refilling stations. Check your festival map for locations. We encourage you to bring reusable water bottles or camelbacks, just be sure to have them empty upon entry. There will also be water and other non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase at the bar.

Will there be a lost and found?

Lost and Found will be located at the Info Booth within the festival grounds, west of the main entrance, and will be operational throughout the duration of the event. Lost and Found inquiries after the conclusion of the event can be directed to info@dreamvillefest.com.

What about parents?

Security at the entrance will permit reasonable essentials for their accompanying youngsters after a thorough search. There will be a private lactation station, located at the main medical tent to accommodate our mothers in attendance.

Anything else I need to know?

BY ENTERING THIS EVENT, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • NO RE-ENTRY!
  • ALL VEHICLES, PERSONS, AND PROPERTY ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AT ALL TIMES. FAILURE TO CONSENT TO SEARCH WILL RESULT IN DENIAL OF ENTRY OR EJECTION FROM EVENT;
  • DRUG USE OR POSSESSION IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
  • INTOXICATED PATRONS WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY / ASKED TO LEAVE
  • UNDERAGE DRINKING/DELIVERY TO MINORS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
  • NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL ALLOWED ON ANY FESTIVAL PROPERTY
  • ALL CAMELBAKS/ WATER BOTTLES MUST BE EMPTY UPON ENTRY
  • STROBE LIGHTS WILL BE IN USE
  • NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED ON PREMISE
  • NO UNAUTHORIZED VENDING/SOLICITATIONS
  • NO PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS OR VIDEO EQUIPMENT
  • NO CROWD SURFING, MOSHING, OR STAGE DIVING
  • GOOD VIBES ONLY – NO BAD ATTITUDES WILL BE TOLERATED!

DREAMVILLE FESTIVAL RESERVES THE RIGHT, WITHOUT REFUND OF ANY AMOUNT PAID, TO REFUSE ADMISSION TO, OR EJECT ANY PERSONS, INCLUDING THOSE WHO CONDUCT IS DEEMED DISORDERLY, DISRUPTIVE, ABUSIVE OR WHO OTHERWISE FAILS TO COMPLY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS OF UNIFORMED EVENT STAFF SMILE. STAY HYDRATED. PACE YOURSELF. TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!


If you have any questions for our public safety team, you can email them at safety@scoremoreshows.com