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Frequently Asked Questions

The Festy is October 11, 12, and 13, 2019, which is Columbus Day Weekend.

The venue opens at 11am every day, and stays open until 2am.

There are 5 main stage performances each day at noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm.  There are 2 club stage performances on Friday and Saturday night at 10pm and 12am.  You can learn more about the musical lineup at the Festy here

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The Festy is at IX Art Park, and the site of Three Notch’d Brewery and Craft Kitchen, two blocks from Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian walking mall, at 522 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

Ticket holders are allowed unlimited entry and exit to the festival grounds.

You can learn more about the venue here.

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We have two types of tickets at the Festy; General Admission tickets and VIP tickets.  Kids 12 and under get in FREE. 

General Admission Tickets

General admission tickets come in two forms; 3 day festival passes, and single day tickets.

Both 3 day festival passes and single day tickets include access to 19 world class bands, craft beer, Virginia wine, artisanal spirits, local food trucks, groove & flow yoga, guided meditations, mindfulness workshops, Little Planets KidZone with full kid’s schedule of programming, on-site child care, and discounts to 30+ local businesses all weekend long.  

General admission tickets allows for unlimited access to the venue from 11:00am to 2:00am Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with unlimited re-entry. 

Please note that there is no parking on site.  General admission tickets include FREE OFFSITE PARKING at Fifth Street Station, and free continuous shuttles all festival long, just 6 minutes from the festival site.

General Admission Festival Passes are $149, and are offered at various discounts in advance of the festival, depending on how early you purchase them.

Students, Seniors, and Veterans are able to purchase a General Admission Festival Pass for only $99, with appropriate identification.

General Admission Single Day Passes are $59, and are offered at various discounts in advance of the festival, depending on how early you purchase them.  

Students, Seniors, and Veterans are able to purchase a General Admission Single Day Pass for only $39, with appropriate identification.

VIP Tickets 

VIP tickets come in two forms; 3 day festival passes, and single day tickets.

In addition to all the benefits of a general admission ticket, which includes access to 19 world class bands, craft beer, Virginia wine, artisanal spirits, local food trucks, groove & flow yoga, guided meditations, mindfulness workshops, Little Planets KidZone with full kid’s schedule of programming, on-site child care, and discounts to 30+ local businesses all weekend long, VIP tickets also include the following: 

  • Sponsor Lounge Access

    • Comfortable restaurant space (booths, tables, chairs, bar, etc)

    • Food & Drink included

    • Free Snacks provided throughout the weekend

    • Dedicated, indoor, full-service bathrooms

    • On-site Concierge

    • Private pop-up performances

  • Exclusive Stage Access

    • Private Mainstage viewing platform on side-stage with auxiliary speaker

    • VIP bar backstage

    • Early/Guaranteed Access to Late Night Club Shows

  • VIP Pass & Swag Bag Delivered Prior to Festival

    • Exclusive (VIP) Festival T Shirt

    • Festival Hat

    • Naeco Rose Gold stainless steel drinking straws

    • Hubs Peanuts

  • Exclusive Tours of Three Notch’d Brewery & American Sake Brewery

    • Meet & greet with Three Notch’d brewmaster Dave Warwick and Sake master Andrew Centofante

    • Daily VIP tasting events

  • Free On-site Child Care with Little Planets

    • 6 hours for the weekend (2 hours per day for free, $180 value)

  • Expedited Box Office Check-In

    • Dedicated VIP check-in line at the Box Office 

VIP tickets allows for unlimited access to the venue from 11:00am to 2:00am Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with unlimited re-entry. 

Please note that there is no parking on site.  General admission tickets include FREE OFFSITE PARKING and free continuous shuttles all festival long, just 6 minutes from the festival site.

VIP Festival Passes are $499, and are offered at various discounts in advance of the festival, depending on how early you purchase them.

VIP Single Day Passes are $199, and are offered at various discounts in advance of the festival, depending on how early you purchase them.  

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You can learn all about our decision to move the Festy to Charlottesville here

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We do need volunteers!

Please email michael@thefesty.com with your background and experience and what you are interested and willing to do, and on which days of the festival.  

This year the only vendor we are accepting are food truck vendors.  We will be hosting 5 local food trucks at the festival.  Please email michael@thefesty.com with information about your food truck offering, including menu and pricing.  

You are allowed to bring in chairs, blankets, backpacks, and empty water bottles.  

You are not allowed to bring in pets, umbrellas, shade structures, tents, coolers, firearms, fireworks, or any outside food or drink.

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