WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Here is the info for arrival and general information about For the Funk of It Music Festival.
IMPORTANT: WHEN YOU ARRIVE
If you purchased tickets and a parking pass online:
Turn at the bridge and proceed to the main Box Office. It is very important that the driver stay in the car. Have your photo ID ready for check in. A volunteer will assist you and provide your wristband and parking pass. All passengers will go to the box office table, your name(s) will be on the list, you’ll get your wristband(s) and get back in your vehicle. Put the parking pass on your dashboard and proceed to the festival parking area. A parking attendant will show you where to park.
If you purchased tickets online and DO NOT have a parking pass:
Drive past Belden, DO NOT TURN AT THE BRIDGE. Proceed 9.8 miles to the off-site parking and check in at the off site parking Box Office. Your name will be on the list, there you will get your wristband(s), park your vehicle, and get on the shuttle. There will be a vehicle to take your camping gear and luggage to Belden. The shuttle will be leaving roughly every 1/2 hr – 1 hr.
If you need to purchase tickets to the festival at the Box Office:
Turn at the bridge and proceed to the Main box office. It is very important that the driver stay in the car. A volunteer will come to you and assist you. All passengers will go to the Box Office table and purchase tickets. Then, return to your vehicle and go back across the bridge, turn right and proceed to off site parking 9.8 miles away. Park vehicle, get on shuttle and return to fest. There will be a vehicle to take your camping gear and luggage to Belden. The shuttle will leave roughly every 1/2 hr – 1 hr.
Verizon is the only carrier we have found to provide reliable service at Belden and at the off-site parking area.
There are not many gas stations near Belden, gas up before your arrival.
DOGS AND OTHER PETS
POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR SERVICE ANIMALS
Recently, For The Funk Of It has been inundated with non-service animal pets, who have accompanied their owners in violation of California and federal law. Moreover, these animals have compromised the health and safety of festival patrons and legitimate service animals. We have therefore developed a new service animal policy and procedure. The policy and procedure will be strictly enforced and implemented in the interest of ensuring that bona fide service animals are permitted and all other animals are prohibited from For The Funk Of It. By law, if an animal’s purpose or task is to provide protection, emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship, it is NOT considered a service animal and may NOT come to For The Funk Of It.
SERVICE ANIMAL POLICY
Qualified and bona fide service animals are welcome at For The Funk Of It. Pets and non-service animals are NOT permitted. It is a crime to misrepresent a pet as a service animal. Those who bring their non-service animals to the festival will be ejected from the festival site without refund. All service animals must be trained, housebroken, leashed and under the direct control of their handler at all times. If any handler does not adhere to these conditions, the handler will be asked to remove the animal from the site. The handler then may return without the animal. For The Funk Of It reserves the right to refuse admittance to or eject any individual whose conduct poses a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals or service animals.
SERVICE ANIMAL PROCEDURE
Any For The Funk Of It patron arriving at the festival with a service animal will need to have their service animal credentialed at the box office. This process should not be feared, as it will be conducted with respect and understanding. After the service animal has been credentialed by festival staff, important information will be provided to the disabled individual. Once your service animal has been credentialed, staff are not likely to question you again unless the animal causes a problem. Any patron bringing a non-service animal will be not permitted onto any of the festival grounds, including camping areas.
There are NO OPEN FIRES allowed. If you wish to bring a camp stove or BBQ, you must obtain a permit before you arrive. If you do not have a permit or have an open fire your wristband will be cut and you will be escorted off the festival grounds.
Permits are available here:
If you smoke, please be very careful of all lit embers as the grounds are covered with dry leaves and grasses. Be sure to place fully extinguished butts in a proper receptacle!!
FOOD AND VENDING
There will be food vendors, a restaurant, and full bar on site.
Swimming is available in the Feather River but at your own risk. We assume NO liability for swimming.
DRUGS AND ALCOHOL POLICY
There is ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL allowed on the main street. This is a public road and will be policed by CHP and you will be cited for an open container. Under-age drinking or use of illegal drugs WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
** The road through Belden Town is a county-maintained public road and therefore accessible to all law enforcement. Please keep in mind this is not private property and that the venue grounds are visible from the highway. We expect law enforcement to visit with us during the event. **
WHAT TO BRING
Tent – A basic necessity of most any outdoor overnight adventure is a tent to crash in. Resurrect your inner scout with a basic set-up or Glamp it on up; either way, you’ll be thankful to have a comfortable home base to come back to when you need to take a bit of rest.
Bedding – You should plan to sleep at some point and will be thankful that you brought something comfortable to sleep in/on. Make it possible to treat yourself kindly!!
Food – Belden Town has a restaurant and vendors will be serving delicious, nutritious hot meals, hooray! That being said, it is always a good idea to bring a few snacks to keep you going.
Clothing and Costumery for All Weather – It’s a good idea to bring some warm nighttime clothes as well as ‘non-clothes’ for fun in the daytime sun. Though it’s usually quite warm this time of year in Belden, with all the crazy weather we’ve seen lately you just never know for sure.
Comfortable Footwear and Clean Socks – This event is based on movement! The grounds are small but you can dance for miles without ever leaving the dance floor. Your favorite shoes, boots and/or sandals are key. The terrain can be a little rocky and uneven in places. It all starts from the ground up, take care of your feet! Again, the river: it moves along it’s merry way so you may want to bring sandals with straps or shoes that are made for water action.
Water Containers – There is delicious fresh mountain water available on site near the stages so bring a refillable non-glass container to minimize waste. Be sure to have a container for water for your campsite as it could be a bit of a stroll if you wake up thirsty.
Personal Light – Bring a headlamp or flashlight to help you keep it all together when the sun goes down.
Recycling and Rubbish Bags – This is a LEAVE NO TRACE event. Please try to not bring disposable items! Minimize unnecessary packaging well beforehand and do not bring it on-site. Let’s look out for our impact on each other and the land, leaving everything better than we found it. Bring bags for your camp area, we will be recycling and it will be much easier if it is separated ahead of time!
Beach Accessories – Towels, swimsuit, floaties for the river. There are two floating decks to sun yourself on too.
Other Summer Items – Sunglasses, a sweet sun hat, a light scarf, wrap, parasol or sarong; shade is vital when the sun is high! We will be spending a good deal of time at the river so be prepared for exposure. The campgrounds are ringed with vibrant oaks and pines but there are open areas as well: don’t count on getting a shady spot!
(You may want to bring some Aloe for hero points in case you or a friend over embrace the early-summer rays).