Frequently Asked Questions

Admission is free for children ages 12 and under.

Festival-friendly dogs are welcome at Aiken Bluegrass, but please keep your dog on a leash at all times.

Coolers are not allowed inside the festival area, but if you are camping, you’re welcome to have a cooler at your camp site. We will be serving beer and wine inside the festival grounds, and there will be a multitude of really good food & beverage vendors serving up some very interesting menus.

Once you have purchased your ticket(s) and or camping pass(es) online, the name of the person listed on the credit card used for the purchase will be placed on our will call list. Tickets/camping passes can then be picked up at the ticketing booth upon arrival at the festival.

To redeem your purchase, the person who placed the order must be present and have a photo ID and/or the credit card that was used to make the purchase. Upon confirmation you will receive your event wristband and/or your pass for the camping area.

Yes. There are designated areas for tent camping and limited RV spaces available. You can reserve your camping or RV site via the “Tickets” section on the website.

On Friday, May 9th, festival grounds will be open from 4pm to around midnight. On Saturday, May 10th, festival grounds will be open from 1pm to around midnight.

STAR Riding is dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities improve their quality of life through safe interaction with horses. Therapeutic riding activities not only help various motor skills but also benefit participants in everyday life challenges. Aiken Bluegrass Festival is the primary fund raiser for the STAR Riding program. To learn more about STAR, visit their website at http://starriding.org/.

We welcome you to partner with Aiken Bluegrass Festival in our efforts to support STAR Riding and keep this wonderful event going year-after-year! Visit our sponsorship page where you can download our sponsor packet that outlines the various levels of sponsorships available.

Volunteering at the Aiken Bluegrass Festival is a great way to support a great cause while also getting a complimentary ticket to the festival for the day(s) you volunteer! Complete a volunteer application, and we’ll be in touch regarding volunteering needs. Volunteer shifts are a minimum of 4 hours.