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2024 Festival
Field Guide

JUNE 6-9, 2024

As you’re planning your weekend, here’s a guide to help you have a safe and stress-free time!

Know Before You Go


There is no cell service at the venue, so please print, download or screenshot (be sure to include the barcode) all your festival tickets. 


You must have purchased one of the following types of tickets:


Tent Camping Ticket (each tent camper needs their own ticket)


RV Parking Ticket (East Park / Main Park / West Park)


Elk Ridge RV Ticket


Elk Ridge Tent Camping Ticket

Have your tickets ready UPON ARRIVAL


We are located just outside of Yakima at Jim Sprick Community Park (13680 WA-410, Naches, WA)

Chinook Fest Location - Naches, Washington


Parking for passenger vehicles is FREE and included in your festival ticket. Parking / Vehicle Entrance is based upon the type of festival ticket you have.

Gate #1
  • East Park RV Parking Ticket Holders

  • 3-Day & 4-Day Ticket Holders

Gate #2
  • Main Park RV Parking Ticket Holders

  • 3-Day & 4-Day Ticket Holders for Tent Camping Load/Unload and/or Carpools of 3 people or more

  • ADA

Gate #3
  • West Park RV Parking Ticket Holders

  • Friday Only, Saturday Only and Sunday Only Ticket Holders

Arrival times 

Arrival times are dependent upon the type of festival and camping ticket you have. If you’d like to Tent Camp or park your RV next to friends and family, please plan to arrive together. We cannot accommodate holding space for others.

RV Parking Ticket Holders

Every RV Parking Ticket Holder will receive an email informing you of your staggered arrival time (Thursday arrival for 4-Day and VIP Ticket Holders and Friday for 3-Day Ticket Holders). We greatly appreciate you working with us to stagger arrivals and support our efforts to keep Highway 410 and the festival grounds safe for all travelers and arrivals.


Tent Camping Ticket Holders
  • 4-Day Ticket Holders arrive after 2pm on Thursday, June 6th.

  • 3-Day Ticket Holders arrive after 9am on Friday, June 7th.


Not camping
  • 4-Day Ticket Holders arrive after 2pm on Thursday, June 6th.

  • 3-Day Ticket Holders arrive after 9am on Friday, June 7th.

  • Friday Only, Saturday Only and Sunday Only Ticket Holders arrive after 9am on the day your ticket is good for.

Have your tickets ready to show


  • Show Festival Tickets to the Parking Attendant when you pull in.

  • Show Tent Camping Tickets to the Tent Area Attendants when you load-in your camping gear.

  • Show RV Parking Ticket to RV Parking Attendants.

  • Show Festival Tickets again when you check-in at the Box Office/Ticket Booth to collect your festival wristband or VIP badge.

What to Bring

  • CASH. Due to limited internet access, many vendors accept cash only. (The merchandise booths can accept credit cards.) There is an ATM available for festival goer use outside the Nile Fire Department.

  • Flashlight to reach your camp at night.

  • Sunscreen for the daytime and warm clothing for the evenings. 

  • Comfortable shoes + your dancin’ boots.

  • Concert viewing chairs/blankets (please note all chairs/blankets must be removed from the Pingrey Ford Stage area during evening performances to ensure a safe festival experience for all).

  • All your necessary camping gear to have a safe, dry, comfortable, and fun weekend. 

  • The event goes on rain or shine. Be prepared for rain by grabbing a poncho + extra rainfly or tarp.


  • Blankets, towels or concert viewing chairs (seats 20in. or lower). Please note these items must be placed in the designated concert chair viewing area and are not permitted during evening performances

  • Reusable water bottles. All reusable vessels must be emptied of liquid prior to entering the festival grounds

  • Personal cameras/cell phones

  • Purses, bags and small backpacks – under 12x6x12”

  • Sunscreen and/or hand sanitizer

  • Costumes

Not allowed

  • Pets/Animals (except registered service animals)

  • Alcohol/Open Containers (excluding empty, refillable water bottles)

  • Personal food items

  • Coolers, backpacks or large bags – exceeding 12x6x12”

  • Laser pointers or selfie sticks

  • Illegal substances/drugs

  • Weapons

  • Aerosol cans

  • Professional Cameras/Recording devices, GoPros, Drones

Bag & Chair PolicY

All festival goer belongings are subject to search upon entry and re-entry of the main festival grounds.


Bag Policy

Purses, bags and small backpacks under 12x6x12 inches are permitted. Backpacks or large bags exceeding 12x6x12 inches will not be permitted and coolers of any type will not be allowed.


Chair Policy

Concert viewing chairs (seats 20 inches or lower) are permitted during daytime performances. Chairs must be placed in the designated concert chair viewing area and are not permitted in the main stage area during evening performances.


We take the safety and well-being of our fans, artists, guests and staff very seriously and consider it our number one priority. Please know that our festival rules and safety tips are based on years of experience and the advice we receive from local law enforcement and medical professionals. It is NOT our intent to be downers on your festival weekend, but to make sure you don’t go home in a cop car or ambulance.
You will notice uniformed and plain-clothed security personnel as well as EMTs and First-aid volunteers throughout the festival grounds. They are there to keep you safe, so don’t hesitate to ask them for help if you are in need of immediate assistance.


  • 21+. This is a 21+ event on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You are required to carry your government issued I.D. at all times when in the main festival grounds. Kids are welcome on Sunday.

  • NO DRUGS! While you may not be aware of it, this has become a growing concern at Chinook Fest. Please do not partake in illegal substances. One serious medical emergency could be enough to put Chinook Fest out of business.

  • NO FIRES! Any type of fire that emits ash or embers is not permitted. Propane cook stoves or fire pits are ok.

  • NO PETS. No Exceptions. We understand your animal is one of the good ones, and won't cause any trouble, but please leave them at home. This will be strictly enforced. 


  • Every RV Parking Ticket Holder will receive an email informing you of your staggered arrival time (Thursday for 4-Day Ticket Holders and Friday for 3-Day Ticket Holders). 

  • Know when to arrive based on the confirmed staggered arrival time email you received.

  • Each RV may set-up ONE tent in their reserved space. Maximum site capacity will be 8 people.

  • No additional vehicles will be permitted at your RV space. 

  • Depending upon space restrictions, trailers may be asked to unhook and park your tow-vehicle in the nearby carpool lot. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in this.

  • Generator quiet time is 10pm to 8am.


  • Know your limits. We know most people enjoy a few adult beverages while at Chinook Fest. Please drink responsibly and don’t become someone that requires medical attention.

  • Watch out for your neighbors & use the buddy system. If someone around you looks like they need help, check in with them and/or alert the nearest security or festival staff. As there is no cell service, designate a place for you and your festy buddies to meet up should you become separated.

  • Be considerate. You are sharing Jim Sprick Park with 1,500 other festival guests and we want everyone to be able to enjoy themselves. Keep the vibes chill, make space for each other and make friends with strangers.

  • Stay out of the river. In June the Naches River runs cold, high and fast. Do not go swimming or bathing in the river. 

  • Dress for the weather. Early June in the Nile Valley can be unpredictable. Be prepared for cool and warm temperatures, bright sun or rain.

  • We reserve the right to remove/eject any festival goer found to be endangering themselves or others.



Jim Sprick Park is an outdoor, rustic public park. As such the terrain varies from lawn to gravel to dirt and asphalt. Accessibility parking is available in closest proximity to the festival main gates on a first come, first serve basis. Chairs are permitted for use during all event hours for those with accessibility needs. If you have further questions or have specific accessibility needs, our team would be happy to help. Please reach out to

Once You've Arrived



Visit the Ticket Booth during the following hours to collect your festival access wristband/credential. Wristbands or badges must be worn at all times within the main festival grounds.

Thursday: 4:30–8:00pm
Friday: 2:00–9:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am–9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am–12:00pm


Merchandise Pick-up


If you pre-ordered your festival apparel, it will be available for pick-up:


Thursday: Outside the main festival entrance: 5:306:30pm

Friday: Outside the main festival entrance: 2:003:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: At the festival merchandise sales tent 

Band Schedule

Join us at the Pingrey Ford and Single Hill stages for a weekend of unforgettable performances! Full schedule below.



We love seeing our campers challenge the neighboring campsite to a game of flip cup or lawn pong. The festival has a few activities going on as well that we invite any and all to be a part of!

Campsite Competition

We invite all RVers and Tent Campers to participate in the festival campsite competition! 


2024 Theme: Where the Wild Things Are


Bring us your natural wild and deck out your little kingdom to showcase the freedom and connection we find in nature and music.
You may decorate your campsite, which can include your overnight dwelling plus a maximum of one 10x10 tent/area. Competition judging will begin at 11:30am on Saturday. The winning campsite will receive 4 tickets to Chinook Fest 2025!


Sound Bath + Yoga

Friday and Saturday mornings at 9am, meet outside the main festival entrance with your blanket or yoga mat and start your morning off right! Relax and restore with a sound bath session followed by a slow vinyasa yoga class. Our professional facilitators bring this experience to you for FREE, but lovingly accept tips.


Axe Throwing

Test your aim at the Axe Academy throwing cage inside the festival Activities Zone. $10 for 10 throws or $20 for 15 minutes.


Cornhole Tournament

Always a popular activity! Head to the Activities Zone at 12pm on Saturday to sign-up for the Chinook Fest Cornhole Tourney. Tournament begins at 1pm and the winners receive 2 tickets to Chinook Fest 2025 + festival swag bag!

Activity Zone

All weekend long, enjoy a game of cornhole or lawn golf with your festival pals.


Get into Nature

Just across the street from the Chinook Fest grounds runs a forest service road. Hike up to the ridge and enjoy the view!

Forget Something?

The Little Hopper offers complimentary service at designated times to and from Whistlin’ Jack’s Lodge & Outpost. Hop on and head up to the lodge to purchase weekend essentials (beer, ice, rain ponchos, etc) or grab a bite to eat in the restaurant or lounge.


Lost & Found


Lost and Found items should be turned in / collected at the Ticket Booth. We will hold on to lost items for 2 weeks after the festival. If you get home and discover you have lost something, email and we will look to see if we have it and ship you the item or make it available to be picked up in Yakima, WA.

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