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 Air Strip 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. However, in the event of a massive amount of rain, exhibitors reserve the right to not demo bikes.
How Does Dirt Fest support the trails?
Dirt Fest supports the West Virginia NICA group and more.
Can I camp in my RV / Camper / Trailer?
We have a limited number of RV and Camper Trailer sites onsite available. They are ALL PRIMITIVE WITH NO HOOK-UPS. There is also camping available at Big Bear Lake Camplands which is very close.
Should I bring my kids?
YES! Kids are encouraged to attend and there are kid-specific events scheduled. 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 these clinics and rides.
Can I bring my E-Bike?
Yes, they are allowed on the trails and 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 Dirt Fest registration tent.
Can I bring my dog/cat/parrot/ iguana?
Due to the size of the crowds, we must ask you to please NOT bring your pets.
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.We ask that please consider supporting the event. Thank you!
How is cell coverage?
Like you would expect in rural West Virginia. Spotty, patchy, or otherwise dodgy. Even if you don't have a signal, we have charging stations you can use at the Expo Area.
What will I eat?
While there are 1-2 food trucks on-site, bring enough food for three days. We invite many food trucks to attend but there are multiple competing summer events, so come prepared with food.
Does Dirt Fest have a Harassment Policy?
Yes, we do. We have a zero-tolerance policy. A basic standard of decency towards those around you should be adhered to at all times. The safety and well-being of our attendees, guests, and staff is of the utmost importance.
Harassment can include but is not limited to:
Physical or verbal assault.
Intimidation, stalking, and/or unwelcome physical attention.
Non-consensual flirtation or sexual advances.
Non-consensual photography or recording.
We encourage you to make reports as soon as possible so that the situation can be dealt with immediately. Go to the Registration desk or call the Dirt Fest Hotline number found on the event schedule.
Consequences of Harassment:
Verbal warnings may be issued only once.
Immediate ejection from the event with no refund.
Law enforcement authorities will be notified where appropriate.