Festival FAQ

    • WHEN CAN WE ARRIVE? WHEN DO WE HAVE TO LEAVE? FREC will begin allowing people, cars and RVs into the venue at noon on Friday, July 10, 2015. Please do not arrive at the site before 11:00AM or you will be turned away. All vehicles and persons must exit the venue by Noon on Sunday July 12, 2015. Please take an extra-long nap and be well rested before you hit the road.
    • WHAT IS YOUR RE-ENTRY POLICY? FREC allows unlimited ins and outs for all persons with a valid FREC wristband during the event times   (1:00 AM), after 1:30 AM the gates will be locked for your security and safety. You must keep your wristband on at all times and damaged wristbands will not be permitted re-entry! No Wrist band, no entry to the property – This is private property. Cars are also allowed in and out but we ask that you come prepared to keep your car parked at the festival if possible. Please note that all patrons and cars will be subject to search at re-entry.
    • CAN I LEAVE ON FOOT AND RETURN?The nearest shopping (including two grocery stores, a drug store, are in walking distance. (about 10 min walk)
    • IF I AM STAYING OFF SITE, CAN I LEAVE AND COME BACK?If you are staying off site, you will be able to come and go throughout the weekend, only during the event times. Each time you return, your wristband must be on and undamaged, and you and your vehicle will be subject to search.
    • WHERE CAN I FIND EXACT SET TIMES?Artist performance times and days will be posted on this website as the festival date approaches.
    • I’M A REPORTER/ PHOTOGRAPHER/BLOGGER/ETC. WHO DO I ARRANGE A MEDIA PASS THROUGH?Please contact frec@manitoulin.net in order to apply for a pass.
    • DO YOU HAVE A WORK EXCHANGE OR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AT THE EVENT?We will have work exchange and volunteer opportunities. Visit the contact section of the frec.me web site for program details.
    • WHAT TYPES OF VENDORS WILL BE ON HAND?There will be a variety of food/beverage, crafts, clothing, DJ/Band merch and standard festival supply vendors on site.
    • CAN YOU SEND ME INFO ON BECOMING AN ARTS/CRAFTS OR FOOD VENDOR AT MEDM? You can get a vending application online, visit the contact section of the frec.me web site for program details.
    • IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?What we ask of you: Read and fill out your participation waiver, follow the instructions that are given out, follow the signs to the parking areas, be kind to your neighbors, and come prepared for a weekend of fun.
    • CAN I BRING MY KIDS OR PETS? FREC is for a mature, human audience. You must be at least 15 to attend the festival. BE PREPARED TO SHOW ID. Pets are not allowed!
    • HOW SOON SHOULD I BUY TICKETS? WILL THIS FESTIVAL SELL OUT?FREC tickets are limited, we encourage everyone to buy their ticket immediately as this year’s festival is predicted to sell out in record amounts. It is very possible that FREC will sell out in advance this year.
    • WILL TICKETS BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE FESTIVAL GATES?We recommend purchasing tickets in advance to guarantee access into the event, as tickets will not be available at the gate should the event sell out in advance.
    • CAN I GET A DAY PASS? NO – this year we are offering a special all in pass for $55 per person which includes 2 days. Weekend Camping additional $10 per person – 19+ only!