What’s up with the new parking lot names?
Technically speaking the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) alphabet assigned code words to digits and acrophonically to the letters of the ISO basic Latin alphabet (Alpha for A, Bravo for B, etc.) so that critical combinations of letters and numbers can be pronounced and understood by those who transmit and receive voice messages by radio or telephone regardless of their native language, especially when navigation or persons might be endangered due to transmission static. We have co-opted these code words so as to avoid such transmission static, and the subsequent potential for patrons to end up in the wrong shuttle lot.
Where do I park?
All multi-day General Admission ticket purchasers must park in ALPHA Lot the newly located offsite parking lot. NEW in 2013… the General Admission parking pass can be purchased online! Streamline your check-in process and save a little green! The one-time parking fee is $17 when purchased online. Note: The price will increase to $20 when purchased at the lot. The parking area opens up at 9 AM on Thursday, July 25th. Single-day purchasers will be located in a nearby lot, also online for streamlined early purchasing.
OFFSITE PARK and CAMP Ticket holders:
If you have purchased a DELTA Lot (formerly Power to the People) OFFSITE Park and Camp ticket in addition to your General Admission ticket, you may park in the DELTA Lot (and ride the shuttles). DELTA Lot opens at noon on Wednesday, July 24th, for your convenience. The festival site does not open and the shuttles do not run until Thursday, July 25th.
ONSITE PARKING PASS holders:
If you have purchased an Onsite Parking Pass in addition to your General Admission ticket, you may park onsite. All patrons parking onsite must first check-in at CHARLIE Lot to receive the proper credentials. Onsite parking opens on Wednesday, July 24th at noon for VIP, X-spot, and RV pass holders. ADA and motorcycle parking pass holders may park onsite Thursday at 9 AM.
Who parks onsite?
Parking on the festival site is limited to RV, VIP, X-spot, Motorcycle, and ADA Parking Ticket holders. Motorcycle parking is available adjacent to the main gate, and vehicles with handicapped plates or placard and pre-purchased ADA parking pass will be escorted to parking near the entrance. VIP, X-spot and RV ticketholders may access the site on Wednesday; ADA and motorcycle at 9 AM Thursday.
I have purchased my onsite parking pass, do I need to purchase a general admission ticket?
Yes, everyone must have a General Admission or a VIP Admission ticket in addition to the onsite parking pass to enter the site. Parking passes are for parking ONLY.
Where is parking prohibited?
No parking is allowed along the shoulder of the Blue Ridge Parkway because it is designated Federal land.
Does everyone in the vehicle need an onsite parking pass to get into the festival with the driver?
Only one parking pass per vehicle is required. If everyone in your group has a General or VIP Admission ticket and everyone arrives together in one vehicle, you only need one parking pass. Purchase a parking pass together as a group to green up and save some green!
We have purchased onsite parking, can we camp next to our vehicle?
NO – camping NEXT to your vehicle is a safety concern on the FloydFest site. The designated camping areas are a short walking distance away from the parking area. We will have folks onsite to help you transport your camping gear, if needed. If you simply must camp beside your vehicle check out our offsite camp and park options located in Camping FAQs. If you simply must camp close to your vehicle, consider the DELTA Lot!
We have purchased onsite parking, and have a cushy set up in the back of our truck. Can we sleep IN our truck?
SURE – as long as you are not in the way of any other vehicles trying to pull in and out of their parking spot, AND as long as you have no gear on the ground. Again, this pass is for vehicle parking only.
I have an onsite parking pass – will I be able to drive in and out of the site during the weekend?
Sure. When you enter the site, please inform our parking personnel that you will need to be able to leave the site, and they will help you park in our short-term parking area closer to the main entrance.
We have a VW bus – if we buy an RV pass, can we park in the RV Lot?
Yes, but we have a better deal for you… the V-Dub Park and Camp Pass! A limited number of these are available to those with any kind of VW van, and include designated park-and-camp spots in the Global Village Area.
I have a VW bus, will I be able to fit in the regular parking slot onsite?
YES, as long as it is not customized and expanded beyond the standard VW bus dimensions. And you’re welcome to stay in it, but remember, you may not spill out of the van, i.e. no camping gear on the ground!
We have onsite parking, and we’re traveling from very far away – what will happen if we arrive very early in the morning, like 4am?
Sorry, you will not be able to enter the site from midnight-8am. Unless you made arrangements to stay in town overnight, you might want to reserve a camping spot at a nearby campground. See our lodging page for campgrounds in the area.
I have an onsite parking pass. We plan to come in one vehicle on Friday, but want to come in another vehicle on Saturday – is this possible?
NO – parking passes are NOT TRANSFERABLE! (In fact, they’re stickers, for this very purpose.) Once assigned, they are only valid for the vehicle they were originally designated for.