Rules

GUIDELINES

We like to keep it simple.  Everyone who attends Canoegrass should come with a spirit of love and assume good intentions. Our festival staff are happy folks 99% of the time. Please avoid being a part of the 1% category. Bottomline, negative behavior will not be tolerated. Our festival is welcoming to everyone regardless of age, skin color, sexual orientation, gender, political affiliation, etc. We do not tolerate any discriminatory behavior, signage, clothing or messaging. Our festival is not the place for anything other than love and good vibes.

  • We reserve the right to remove jack asses. Call our jack ass hotline at 937-417-2228 if you have an issue or contact a Masters Outdoor Retreat or Tomfoolery Outdoors staff person at our main gate.
  • Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • Leave guests stuff alone! We are a family. Stealing is not tolerated. We had an issue at our photo shoot in 2018. Our team is on full alert to assure the safety and well-being of all guests and their property. Please report any suspicious behavior.
  • We strive to limit the movement of vehicles throughout the weekend. You are welcome to leave the festival during open hours. You may NOT return to the festival when the gate is closed. However, we encourage you to minimize driving in parking areas for the safety of all guests.
  • Tent camping only. Pop-up campers, small RV’s, retro campers may be approved at the discretion of event coordinator for a limited amount of special circumstances. Additional fees apply.
  • A community bonfire is provided in the main festival site. Individual fire pits MUST be off the ground in a pit. Ashes must be placed in the community bonfire at conclusion of festival.
  • Vehicles are not permitted in any camping area at any point during the festival
  • You may bring your own food and beverage – cans only. Glass bottles WILL be confiscated. Please be responsible with cans on the lake. Littering is not acceptable.
  • No firearms or weapons of any kind
  • Dogs are permitted but must be on a leash at all times.  We reserve the right to remove unruly or unattended dogs. Please pick up after dog when it craps on property.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Illegal drugs are not tolerated. We had a couple folks go over the top a few years ago. This is cause for immediate removal from the festival at your expense.
  • Please keep your camp tidy! Trash and recycling bags are provided for each guest.
  • Attempting to zipline, blob or water trampoline during closed hours will result in immediate ejection from festival. We have a zero-tolerance policy
  • Be respectful of others around you at camp
  • Excessive swearing will not be tolerated. Shouting F bombs on the water, at camp or in festival areas is not accepted. This event should and will be fun for the whole family. We have a NO TOLERANCE POLICY that conflicts with the positive atmosphere at our event!
  • Food and beverage is available for sale only during scheduled hours.  Plan accordingly!
  • Guests must be 21 to consume alcohol.
  • Personal generators are NOT permitted
  • Please be mindful of your trash. Bring a re-usable water bottle, plate and utensils. We are working hard to reduce the carbon footprint of the festival. Guests must separate trash and recycling in our dumpsters.
  • Smoking is permitted but we have a major pet peeve about cigarette butts. Throwing them on the ground or lake is littering, unacceptable and will cause our staff to become very frustrated.

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