FAQ ~ Millpond

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Millpond Music Festival is a family friendly event with something for everyone. This is a small intimate festival in a relaxed setting at the base of the Eastern Sierra mountains. In addition to main stage performances, we offer a workshop tent for a chance to interact with the musicians in a more informal setting, and children’s activities including arts and crafts, a bounce house, facepainting and special music performances. There is also a playground and pond for swimming.

In addition to the scheduled festival events, informal “jams” happen throughout the weekend. Be sure to bring your instrument!

Please Remember:

Due to county regulations, NO DOGS are allowed in the Millpond County Park. If you are camping inside the Brown’s campground area (Site I or Site II), dogs are allowed in your campsite only, but are not allowed outside the campground at any of the festival sights. If you are unsure if this means you, please call us and ask.

  • Absolutely NO FIREARMS OF ANY KIND are allowed.
  • No solicitation or sales activities without written permission.
  • No generators allowed, except in the Shoreline camping area.

What to Bring?

  • Hats and sunscreen
  • A flashlight
  • Chairs- We have a small designated space for low chairs (seats must be no more than 10″ off the ground) or higher chairs are allowed beyond the low chair space.
  • Clothing for warm or cold weather – Layering works well
  • Ear plugs for sleeping if you are a light sleeper and not inclined to stay up and jam
  • Valid Photo I.D.
  • Tarps/Blankets (no bigger than 5′ X 8′. Please share your tarp when you’re not using it)
  • Sunshade Tents (only permitted on the back perimeter of festival grounds)
  • Coolers and plastic water/soda bottles and cans, and food items are allowed – coolers will be subject to search.
  • Camera (No professional photo equipment allowed)
  • Strollers are allowed
  • Warm Clothes (Once the sun goes down, it can get chilly), dress appropriately.
  • Rain Gear (Festival goes on Rain or Shine)

What NOT To Bring:

  • No Glass on festival grounds
  • No Pets on festival grounds or in the campground – Strictly Enforced
  • No Illegal Drugs
  • No Unlicensed Vending
  • No Professional Photo Equipment, Video Cameras or Video Recording Equipment
  • No Weapons

What We Provide on the Festival Grounds:

  • Port-a-potties (and plenty of them)
  • Hand Sinks
  • Trash and Recycling Stations (Please help keep the scene clean)
  • Lost and Found (located at the “mercantile” tent. )
  • A wide variety of Food and Craft Vendors
  • Beer and Wine available for purchase
  • Kids Area

When you arrive at the festival, you will exchange your tickets for wristbands at the Festival Box Office. Your wristband allows you to come and go as you please to the festival. Please do not lose or remove your wristband – it is non-replaceable, non-refundable.

Audio taping at the festival is permitted, unless the performing artist requests otherwise. Recording devices must be self-contained (we do not provide AC outlets or patches to the soundboard). There is no designated area for taping. Video cameras and video recording are not permitted.

Please leave your pet at home – they are not allowed in the festival or the campground. Do not leave your pet in your car or tied to your car! If you are traveling with your pet, please arrange to leave them with the local pet boarding & sitting service:


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