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frequently asked questions

  • What is allowed into the festival?
    ALLOWED: strollers dogs (we are dog friendly, if your dog is friendly) cameras (including go-pros / professional cameras/ ipads) umbrellas e cigarettes blankets (cannot be places in the street due to emergency right of way) smiles NOT ALLOWED: outside food and drink lawn chairs firearms coolers cigarettes / illegal substances tents / tarps drones no musical instruments (excludes scheduled performers)
  • How much do tickets cost?
    Tickets for entry into the festival are $15. Your ticket gives you access to the festival with live entertainment and all of the proceeds from tickets sales go directly to Just Food, the Douglas County Food Bank. Children 12 and under are FREE! Payment for food and drink can be paid directly to the vendor.
  • Can I bring in a purse / bag / backpack?
    Yes you can all bags, purses, backpacks. All bags will be subject to a search upon entering.
  • Where do I park?
    We ask for your thoughtful consideration towards our East Lawrence neighbors while parking for the festival. We recommend parking at the downtown parking garage on the 900 block of New Hampshire St. (across from The Lawrence Arts Center) or at 1 River Front Plaza parking lot. ADA Parking will be available at Carmelo's Tortillas at 9th and Pennsylvania. Secure bicycle parking is located just west of the main entrance on 9th street.
  • Is this a rain or shine event?
  • If I leave the festival site can I come back?
    Yes you can leave the festival site. Please make sure you get an exit stamp before you go, you will need to show this stamp when you return. Friendly reminder that upon re-entering, you will be subjected to a bag check.
  • Should I buy tickets in advance?
    Tickets can be purchased online here. You can also buy tickets on the day of the event as long as tickets last, cash and credit are welcome!
  • Where will I be able to find security if I need it?
    If you are in need of assistance, look for one of our staff in a food truck festival t-shirt labeled STAFF and we can help you out. We will have a help tent located just to the east of the 9th street entrance. Lost and found will also be located at the help tent.
  • Will there be public restrooms at the festival?
    There will be gender neutral and ADA accessible port-a-johns located in three areas throughout the festival grounds with hand washing stations.
  • How do I find my way around the festival?
    There will be a large map at the festival, as well as directional street signs to help you navigate all of the festival activities and trucks. The is also a map here. Feel free to ask any of our staffers if you need help finding your way!
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