If my friends/family are sharing a campsite or sharing tent do we all have to purchase an "Event Pass with Onsite Camping?
If you are sleeping on the Susquehannock Penninsula or onsite camping area, we ask that you purchase an onsite camping pass to help us cover the event costs. This includes; sharing a tent with a friend, sleeping on a camp table, using a hammock, etc.
Is this a rain or shine event?
Indeed. The trails hold up remarkably well. In 2016 we had three inches of rain in 24 hours and folks were still able to rip! However, in the event of a massive amount of rain, exhibitors reserve the right to not demo bikes.
Why don't you hold Dirt Fest in the summer or fall?
The campgrounds normally open on Memorial Day Weekend. We have a special permit with the Army Corps of Engineers to host our event when the campground is closed so that we can have the entire Susquehannock Peninsula for ourselves.
How Does Dirt Fest support the trails?
Dirt Fest has donated over $80K to the trails over the past eight years, which keeps them open and maintained.
Can I camp in my RV or Camper Trailer?
Sorry, you cannot camp on the Susquehannock Penninsula with an RV or Camper Trailer. The closest facility is Seven Points Campground. There is limited shuttle service from Seven Points to the expo area or you can ride the trails.
Should I bring my kids?
YES! Kids are encouraged to attend and there are kid-specific events scheduled. Seven Points Recreation area is best suited towards camping with those under 18. There are flush toilets, showers, playgrounds, and other kids! Children under 16 are free but we would still like them to register.
Can I use my drone at the festival?
Drones must register with the event and carry drone operator insurance.
Are there any women's only activities?
Yes, Women's only Skills Clinics, Group Rides, and Demo Bikes! So bring your crew! Anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome to attend.
Can I bring my E-Bike?
E-Bikes are not permitted on the trails. This is an Army Corps of Engineers rule NOT a big middle finger from traditionalists. E-bikes are permitted on the roads.
Can I reserve a demo bike ahead of time?
You can't reserve bikes but feel free to talk with the demo bike staff.
Do demos cost money?
Free with your entry fee!
Lost and Found?
Located at the Susquehannock registration tent and visitors center.
Can I bring my dog/cat/parrot/ iguana?
Due to the size of the crowds, we must ask you to please NOT bring your dog. Cat and parrot owners, use your best judgment. Area Kennel: Stone Valley Pet Lodge and Rover.com
If I’m not riding the trails, do I still have to pay?
You will not be permitted to get on the shuttles, into expo areas, or attend any shows without a wristband. Plus, we've donated $80,000+ back to the trails, part of that donation!
How is cell coverage?
Like you would expect in rural Pennsylvania. Spotty, patchy, or otherwise dodgy.
What will I eat?
While there are food trucks on site, bring enough food and water for three days.