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Sasquatch! 2015

  • How do I get to and from Sasquatch?

    Sasquatch! takes place in the scenic Gorge Amphitheatre, which is located above the Columbia River Gorge in George - a small town in the County of Quincy, Washington. This remote location isn't near any major interstates or cities, meaning the festival won’t bother any neighbors and will be a road trip to get to.

    Flying in:
    There are no major airports near the Sasquatch! festival site. You have an option of a few major airports all about a 3-5 hour drive away. You should explore the different options even if you have a pre-conceived idea of which one is easiest as some airports may offer better rates, preferred flight times, or airlines.

    Seattle SeaTac International Airport (SEA) is halfway between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, about 15 miles south of Seattle. From here, it'll take you about 3 hours to drive to Sasquatch.

    Portland International Airport (PDX) is the next largest international airport within range. It is a 5-hour drive to the festival, but still a good option. Besides Seattleites, Portland seemed to be the most represented city at the festival last year. So it's likely you'll be able to catch a ride for the driving leg of your journey from some fellow festivalgoers there.

    Spokane (GEG) is Washington's second largest airport, serving both Washington and Idaho. It'll take you around 3 hours to drive to the festival from here.

    Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is 5 hours away from Sasquatch! and will make your trip a multi-country one. It may strike you silly to fly to a different country to then drive back into the U.S., but YVR is Canada's second busiest airport so there are a lot of flight options. Plus, many Sasquatch attendees hail from Canada, so you can always join a carpool from the airport.

    Smaller Airports usually serve regional airlines and have less of a focus on big nationwide companies, but there are a few located near Sasquatch! worth checking out. If you’re coming from the other side of the country it's not likely that you'll find great deals on flights, but if you're situated regionally then you may want to consider these smaller options in lieu of driving. All three of these airports have commercial service from Horizon Air only and connect with Seattle’s SeaTac airport:

    Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (PUW) – Pullman, Washington
    Yakima Air Terminal (YKM) – Yakima, Washington
    Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT) – Wenatchee, Washington

    From any of these airports, you can rent a car at the many car rental companies onsite. Check the individual airport's websites to see which companies are available. We highly suggest making a reservations in advance to be assured a car.

    Driving:
    Sasquatch! is so remote that you will most likely end up driving some way or another, making it the perfect excuse for a road trip. For driving directions and specific distances check Sasquatch!'s directions page.
    There is ample parking onsite, but Sasquatch! also strongly encourages carpooling when possible. Sasquatch! will be using Zimride, an online carpooling platform, as part of the festival’s efforts to go green. There are prizes available for those who take part in the carpooling program.

    Bus:
    If you're looking to get as close as you can to Sasquatch! by bus rather than driving, carpooling, or flying, then you're partially in luck. There is a Greyhound station in the city of Quincy, WA, which is about half an hour away from the Sasquatch! festival grounds. You will, however, still need a way to get to the festival from there. Cabs and public transport aren't too ubiquitous in Quincy, so check with Zimride for carpoolers passing through.

    Train:
    If you are traveling by train, Amtrak is your best bet. While there is no train station within George, there are train stops in Wenatchee, Spokane, Tacoma, and Seattle as well as an Amtrak Bus Stop in Quincy. You can use the Amtrak trip planner to see which trains and thruway buses are best for you.

  • What time does it start and end?

    Last year, festival grounds opened at 3pm on Friday and at 11am on Saturday and Sunday, and the parking lots opened at 9am each day. The box office, located right next to the festival's gates, was open for will call from 9am-11pm Friday-Monday but opened earlier on Thursday, at 3pm. For campers eager to get set up early, the campgrounds opened the Thursday before the festival begins at 5pm. Campsites were vacated by noon on the Tuesday after the festival ends.

  • To camp or not to camp?

    Sasquatch! is a camping festival, so even when the bands stop playing each night, the fun doesn't end until everyone packs up and heads home after the four days. Campsites are set up next to the vehicle you entered the festival in and are often quite close to neighboring groups. Take this opportunity to make friends; you’ll meet people from various regions and you never know when you’ll need someone to help you set up your tent or lend you a flashlight. There are a few options when it comes to camping, and make sure to keep in mind camping passes are now an added cost to your festival ticket.

    Standard Camping: $149.50 per vehicle (maximum of 6 people) Includes one vehicle per camping space with a maximum of 6 people; comfort stations with wash stands and port-a-johns, showers available with a small fee, convenience store with an ATM, wide variety of food trucks and vendors at 'the pivot,' and security patrols. Please note vehicles enter the campground can be no larger than 40 feet.
    Premier Camping: $225 per vehicle (maximum of 6 people) Includes a secure, fenced-off area with restricted access for Premier guests only and accommodates all types of camping (tent, RV, etc.), superior views of the Gorge, private restrooms, free shower facilities, shuttle service to the Amphitheatre.
    Gold Camping: $325 per vehicle (maximum of 6 people) Includes an oversized space (25'x50'), close proximity to the Amphitheatre, not in the main campground, short walk to the main gates, price restrooms with free shower facilities, no RV hookups available.
    Terrace Camping: $440 per vehicle (maximum of 6 people) Includes a private and quite area separated from the main campground with restricted access, spectacular views across the Gorge, private restrooms with a free shower facility, concierge, complimentary morning pastries and coffee, exclusive shuttle service to and from the Amphitheatre.

    The campgrounds will all open at 1pm Thursday May 21 and must be vacated by noon on Tuesday May 26. 

  • Is reentry allowed?

    Reentry will be allowed for weekend wristband holders. This means you can come and go from your car or your campsite as you please. However, it is quite a walk from the festival entrance to your campsite so you'll probably want to make this trip as few times as possible.

  • What are the prohibited items?

    Prohibited Within Festival Site:
    You cannot bring any alcohol bought off premises, beverages besides one 20-oz., factory sealed water bottle, glass, zoom lens cameras, large-framed bags, coolers, lawn chairs, laser pointers, animals (except service animals), weapons, or illegal substances into the festival site. Additionally, you cannot bring an recording devices - audio or visual - within the grounds.

    Prohibited Within Campsite:
    The campsite at Sasquatch! is pretty restriction-free compared to other camping festivals. Charcoal grills and gas stoves are allowed, but open fires and fireworks are not. Besides these, not much else is specifically prohibited. Just use your common sense - leave the weapons and illegal items at home.

  • What's the deal with food and beverages?

    Food and drinks will be readily available both within the campgrounds and the festival site itself. Options range from stir-fry noodles to french fries - but keep in mind festival food can be quite expensive, so you may want to bring your own snacks into the festival grounds each day. New for 2014 will be amped-up food offerings, especially for vegetarians and vegans! Campers can bring their own food to cook (small portable stoves are allowed), make use of the campsite convenience store, or purchase food from the campground vendors that open in the mornings before the festival gates open and stay open after the music ends each night. Each morning, look out for neighboring campers cooking up breakfast treats - many campers bring more than they need to either sell, trade, or share.

    Alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, and margaritas) can be purchased within the grounds but cannot be brought from outside (aka your campsite) - they'll make you throw out your opened water bottles at the gate and alcoholic beverages upon leaving the campsite.

  • What do I need to know about money?

    Some vendors and merchandise tents accept credit cards, but not all. There are ATMs on site for those that don’t, but it is always a good idea to bring cash. It’ll be quicker, especially when there are long lines for vendors or ATMs, and you'll avoid hefty transaction fees.

  • What will the weather be like?

    Weather during Sasquatch! can vary. If the sun is out, the days can get quite hot, but the heat is often offset by windy conditions or, at the very least, a cool breeze. The temperature drops significantly at night, which always becomes more apparent on your walk back to your tent after the music stops. The average high is usually around 75°F (23°C) and the average low drops to 48°F (8°C).

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  • What should I wear?

    The hot and dry weather at the Gorge is almost the complete opposite to what is expected of western Washington, thus many arrive unprepared. During the day, dress for summer and pair your ensemble with a hat and comfortable shoes.The temperature quickly and significantly drops in the evening, summer clothes will no longer suffice. Many people change into jeans and sweatshirts for the night portion, but if you don't want to hike back to your tent before night fall, bring a jacket with you.

    Campers, you should also bring warm clothes to sleep in; the cold becomes much more evident when you leave the insulated warmth of the sweaty mosh pit. Thick socks, sweat pants, and long sleeves!

  • What should I bring?

    For the Campsite: Make sure to bring enough water and food for the entire festival, and a portable camp stove if you plan on cooking. There are ATM-equipped convenience stores within the campgrounds if you are running low on supplies, but prices are higher and options are lower here compared to outside the festival. While hot showers are available for a small fee, you might want to Follow these Low Maintenance tips for camping festivals to skip the fee and the inevitable line. Earplugs for nighttime are a good idea if you want to get any rest, or if you’d rather join in the party, painkillers and vitamins for the next morning will never go unappreciated.
    For the Festival Site: Make sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect you from the strong desert sun, shade is hard to come by. You should also bring a jacket into the festival each day with you for the nighttime temperatures. Also, don't forget your ID if you plan on drinking; they will check!

  • Does the festival have a mobile app?

    No mobile app has been released or announced for Sasquatch as of yet. We'll keep you posted..

  • What are the ticket options?

    Tickets to Sasquatch! will go on sale Saturday, February 7 at 10am PST. At this time, General Admission 4-Day Passes will become available in addition to various VIP options, all detailed below and on the festival's ticketing page. To encourage more efficient camping, camping passes will be sold separately as per site camping fees. Each pass entitles festivalgoers to 1 vehicle and a maximum of 6 individuals.

    4-Day GA: 4 day entry to Sasquatch!; day parking

    VIP Supertickets:
    Sasquatch Supertickets (General Admission): $950 per person (terrace, premier, gold, or standard camping can be added separately); 4-day wristband; access to two Sasquatch SuperTicket Hospitality areas with complimentary food, beer and wine, soft drinks, and water; access to VIP Viewing Areas next to all stages including a Main Stage platform with a lounge area; Mix Position Viewing Area - a larger area set up closer to the Main Stage; ability to purchase Terrace, Premier, Gold or Standard Camping Tickets; in and out access to the festival; access to the Cliff House - a private club with air conditioned private restrooms, a cash bar, special menu and the best view of the Columbia River Gorge in the venue; limited edition Sasquatch! Music Festival poster or item
    Sasquatch Supertickets (Box Seats): $1250 per person (terrace, premier, gold, or standard camping can be added separately); 4-day wristband - Reserved Box Seat; access to two Sasquatch SuperTicket Hospitality areas with complimentary food, beer and wine, soft drinks, and water; access to VIP Viewing Areas next to all stages including a Main Stage platform with a lounge area; Mix Position Viewing Area - a larger area set up closer to the Main Stage; ability to purchase Terrace, Premier, Gold or Standard Camping Tickets; in and out access to the festival; access to the Cliff House - a private club with air conditioned private restrooms, a cash bar, special menu and the best view of the Columbia River Gorge in the venue; limited edition Sasquatch! Music Festival poster or item.
    Sasquatch Supertickets With Furnishes Glamping Tents: $5000 per pair; Two 4-day wristbands; fully-furnishes Glamping Tent with a wood platform floor featuring 2 beds with linens, basic electricity for lights and plug-ins, etc. Galloping tents are located in the Terrace Camping area with complimentary coffee and pastries each morning, air conditioned bathrooms with hot showers, a dedicated concierge service, and a private shuttle from the campground to the venue; access to two Sasquatch SuperTicket Hospitality areas with complimentary food, beer and wine, soft drinks, and water; access to VIP Viewing Areas next to all stages including a Main Stage platform with a lounge area; Mix Position Viewing Area - a larger area set up closer to the Main Stage; ability to purchase Terrace, Premier, Gold or Standard Camping Tickets; in and out access to the festival; access to the Cliff House - a private club with air conditioned private restrooms, a cash bar, special menu and the best view of the Columbia River Gorge in the venue; limited edition Sasquatch! Music Festival poster or item.