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chinook fest 2023
June 8-11th, 2023
Jim Sprick Community Park | 13680 SR 410, Naches, WA 98937
Celebrating 10 years of Chinook Fest!
Hold on to your hats!
Chinook Fest 2023 will feature everything you love about Chinook Fest and a few new things too.
21+ Friday & Saturday. Minors will not be permitted in festival grounds or in park camping.
ALL AGES Sunday, kids under 12 are FREE.
No dogs are allowed in the park over the festival weekend. If you decide to bring your dog, you will be turned around at the gate. Thank you for understanding!
General tent camping is $5 per person for the entire weekend and is first come first served. Be sure to grab your camping ticket so you can enjoy a spot under the trees with the Naches River rolling by!
All Tent Camping Tickets must be accompanied by a Weekend Pass Ticket.
Parking your car next to your tent is not permitted. You may load and unload in the designated area and then park your car in General Parking for the weekend. Campfires are not permitted. Sleeping in your car is not permitted in the general parking lots.
RV & CAR CAMPING
If you plan to sleep in your car, van, camper, trailer, RV or Motorhome, you must purchase an RV Parking Pass for your vehicle.
For an upgraded experience, purchase an Elk Ridge Campground pass which provides dry hookups for RVs and access to all the amenities of Elk Ridge Campground.
Whistlin' Jack's cabins, RV & tent camping
Whistlin’ Jack’s will be offering cabins, RV and tent camping sites for Chinook Fest weekend. Complimentary Shuttle Service provided by Little Hopper will be provided to and from the Festival Grounds.
Camp right on the Naches River in one of Whistlin’ Jack’s tent sites or bring your RV/Camper for an RV site. Full hookups (W/P/S), partial hookups (W/P) or dry sites subject to availability.
A 2-night minimum will be in effect for Chinook Fest reservations, tent sites are limited to 6 adult guests and 2 tents, RV sites subject to tent camping fees. One vehicle per site limit. All reservations must be paid in full at the time of booking and there is a 14-day cancellation policy in effect.
Chinook Fest reservations cannot be made online, please call the lodge directly to inquire about reservations - (509) 658-2433.
Chinook Fest is located at Jim Sprick Community Park (13680 WA-410, Naches, WA), 18 miles west of Naches.
Parking is included with all Festival Passes!
For Weekend and VIP Passholders, if your CARPOOL includes 3 or more people, you have access to the best available parking (adjacent to General Tent Camping and the Festival Main Gate), while space is available!
MORNING MEADOW SOUND BATH
Christine Gamache brings 26 years experience in the art of Sound Healing to the Chinook Fest Family.
Bring a blanket, pillows and eye cover to lay comfortably in a riverside meadow. While Golden Eagles soar above, you will find yourself deeply relaxed, restored, realigned and rejuvenated, ready for a day of heart filled Chinook celebration and music.
Meet at Festival Main Gate to be led to a private riverside meadow, 9am on FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY. Our facilitators lovingly accept donations.
YOGA IN THE MEADOW
For those who want to include yoga following the Morning Meadow Sound Bath on Friday and Saturday.
Come for one, or come for both.
Start your morning off with a slow vinyasa yoga class to ease and align yourself to the sacred ground of the Nile River Valley. Loosen your body, lighten your heart, and open your mind. Yoga is an opportunity to slow down, unwind and recharge. Students are invited to bring their own mat or a towel for practice. Everyone is welcome.
Meet at Festival Main Gate to be led to a private riverside meadow, 9am, FRIDAY and SATURDAY, following the sound bath. Our facilitators lovingly accept donations.
CHINOOK FEST CAMPSITE COMPETITION
Theme for 2023 will be announced in March!
You may decorate your campsite, which can include your overnight dwelling plus a maximum of one 10x10 tent/area. Competition judging will happen early Saturday afternoon. The winning campsite will receive 4 tickets to Chinook Fest 2024!
CHINOOK FEST ACTIVITY ZONE
Grab your friends and enjoy a casual game of corn hole, lawn pong or lawn golf in the the Chinook Fest Activity Zone!
Jim Sprick Park is located at the base of the Cascade Mountains, along the Naches River. We encourage you to bring your hiking shoes to explore the nearby hills.
Chinook Fest has grown a lot in 10+ years and one thing is certain - we couldn’t do it without all of our dedicated volunteers! Whether you are a seasoned member of the Chinook Fest Family, or are just curious about what we’re doing out in the woods of Naches, we need wonderful people to make this (not so) little festival run. If you, or someone you know, would like to spend a few hours each day volunteering in order to be able to enjoy the festival for free - we want to hear from you!
Can I bring my dog, cat, lizard, etc?
No. Pets are not permitted at the park or on festival grounds.
Is parking FREE?
Yes, parking at the venue or adjacent properties is included with all Festival Passes. Gate Entrance / Parking Lots are designated based on Ticket type. Information on your designate parking lot will be emailed directly to you in the week preceding the festival.
When can I arrive?
If you purchase a Thursday through Sunday Festival Pass or VIP Festival Pass, YOU MAY ARRIVE NO SOONER THAN 2pm on Thursday.
Otherwise the park gates open at 9am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for all Friday through Sunday Festival Passholders and Singe Day Passholders.
All festival goers must be clear by dusk on Sunday.
Can I have a fire pit or BBQ at my campsite?
No open flame fires of any kind are permitted. Propane fires and cook stoves are okay.
Do you accept Credit Cards?
Due to limited internet access at the park, many vendors accept CASH ONLY! There will be an ATM located next door at the Nile-Cliffdell Fire Department for your use. Festival and band merchandise booths are equipped to accept credit cards.
Do I have to be over 21 years old?
Yes. The event is 21 and over on Friday and Saturday. Sunday is open to all ages and we encourage you to have your family and kiddos come join you. Kids under 12 are FREE!
Can I park my car at my campsite?
No. If you wish to have your car parked alongside your tent or plan to sleep in your car/van, you must purchase an RV/Car Parking Pass. Sleeping in your car in General Parking is not permitted.
Do RV sites have hook-ups?
No. RV sites at Jim Sprick Park do not have hook-ups.
How accessible is the festival?
ADA Parking is available in closest proximity to the festival main gate on a first come, first serve basis. The festival grounds are a public park setting and the terrain varies from lawn to gravel to dirt and asphalt. Chairs are permitted in the designated area near the main stage. If you have further accessibility questions or would like to make a special request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What items are NOT allowed within festival grounds?
Open containers (excluding empty, refillable water bottles)
Glass Bottles or Cans
Personal Food Items
Professional Cameras or Video Recording devices (Go Pros included)
Coolers or Large Bags
Animals (except service animals)
Drones - Drones are strictly prohibited from all of the festival grounds as well as campgrounds
Are chairs permitted?
There is limited, general bench seating within the festival grounds. You are permitted to bring your chair and sit in the designated chair area. Chairs will not be permitted near the mainstage during evening performances.
Is there cell phone service at the venue?
Most likely no. A few carriers will work occasionally, but expect to be without for the weekend. We still encourage you to bring your camera phones and be ready to Facebook, Tweet and Instagram your pictures and experiences when you get back to the real world! #chinookfest There will be a physical landline for use in emergency situations only.
Are there showers?
Yes. The park has two coin operated showers which cost $2 for a few minutes. Bring your quarters!
How can I volunteer, be a vendor or get my band on stage?
We’re always looking for volunteers, new vendors and band submissions, so just Contact Us.
Can I reserve a campsite next to my friends?
Tent camping is first come, first serve and you must purchase a $5 tent camping pass per person. For those who purchase a RV Parking Pass for your vehicle, we will do our best to get you parked alongside your family or friends. GENERALLY, if you plan to camp together, please plan to arrive together.