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FESTIVAL FAQ’S

Are golf carts allowed?

Sorry, golf carts will not be allowed inside the event area.

How/when will I receive tickets/wristbands?

Tickets will be for sale online. Once you arrive at the festival, you will be required to show proof of purchase and will be given a wrist band depending on ticket purchase type. 

Can I exit and re-enter the festival?

Yes, as long as you have your wristband and proof of purchase/ID with you. 

What Items are allowed/prohibited at the festival? Coolers, drones, alcohol, glass bottles, etc?

No outside alcohol or food permitted. No drones at all without exception. Glass bottles and coolers are not permitted as there will be numerous on site vendors for food and drink.

Where can I park? Do I need a parking pass?

There is ample parking located throughout Downtown Big Stone Gap. There will be several satellite parking spots around the Town of Big Stone Gap where shuttles will running to and from the event.

Is there any merchandise for sale at the festival? Shirts/hats/etc.

There will be a designated tent area selling merchandise, memorabilia, and souvenirs during the event.

Are there restroom facilities in the concert area?

Yes, there are both brick and mortar as well as a designated portable restroom section  in the event area.

Is there a list of area hotel links?

BigStoneGap.com has a current listing of hotels, RV parks, and AirBNB for Big Stone Gap with additional listings in our region through a provided link from The Heart of Appalachia website. Visitwisecounty.com has additional listings for Wise County.

In addition, the following websites for neighboring cities and towns list lodging options.

https://visitwisecounty.com/stay/
https://visitkingsport.com/
https://explorebristol.com/
https://visitjohnsoncitytn.com/
http://www.nortonva.org/428/Stay

What are the recommended types of seating to bring?

Folding/Camping style chairs, stadium seat pads, and blankets are all good choices. 

Will there be shuttles?

There will be satellite shuttle pick up and drop off locations to and from the event. 

Are bicycles allowed?

Bikes are not permitted within the event site.

Will medical staff be available on site in case of emergencies?

EMS will be available and on standby during event hours. 

Where can I find info about Big Stone Gap and Southwest Virginia area events, offerings, restaurants, and other attractions?

BigStoneGap.com has detailed listings for all attractions, restaurants, shops, and places to stay. There is also a Community Calendar that lists events within the SW Virginia region. You can also call the Big Stone Gap Visitor Center at (276) 523-2303 for any questions not covered by our website.  Visitwisecounty.com has a detailed listing of the same for Wise County.

Are there any special events going on in the area while visiting the Blue Highway Festival?

The Town of Big Stone Gap has an entire week of activities scheduled in Downtown Big Stone Gap. Please check BigStoneGap.com/upcoming-events/ for a full list of activities in and around the Wise County Area during your visit. You may also drop by The Big Stone Gap Visitor Center for more information.

Will there be kid friendly activities for the event?

With the exception of the adjacent playground to Bullitt Park, there are no other planned children events for this festival.

Do merchants for food and items take credit cards?

All vendors setting up for the festival should be able to process a credit or debit card. 

Will there be an ATM on site?

There will not be an ATM on site but there are several ATM locations in Downtown Big Stone Gap.

Can kids get in free?

Yes, children 12 and under are admitted free with an accompanying adult ticket holder.

Can canopies or tents be set up during the festival?

No structures that could impair the view of the main stage are allowed.

Can generators be used in the campgrounds?

Yes. However, they must be shutoff by 11PM EST and not interfere with other campers.

Is there a refund policy for tickets?

Tickets are non refundable.