Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

  • What are the age restrictions? Should I bring my ID?
    You must be 18 years or older to attend and 21 years or older to consume alcoholic beverages. A valid ID is required to enter the festival site. Valid ID’s include a state-issued drivers license, state-issued ID, military ID, or passport.
  • What time do the festival gates open and close?
    The festival gates will open at 4:00pm on Friday and will close each night of the festival at 1:00am. Campers can check in starting at 12:00pm.

    Music Festival Hours
    Box Office Hours
    4:00pm – 1:00am
    12:00pm – 11:00pm
    10:00am – 1:00am
    10:00am – 11:00pm
    11:00am – 1:00am
    11:00am – 8:00pm

    Note: If you do not have a camping pass, you will be required to leave the site and return the following day. These pass holders will be issued a separate wristband that grant them access to the camping areas of the site.

  • Is there parking available?
    Parking passes are available for $25 per car.

    If you have purchased a camping pass: Please park in the on-site lot locating at the entrance to Lanier Raceplex. This is the only lot that overnight parking is allowed for the entire weekend. 

    If you are NOT camping overnight: Please park in the daily parking across the street at the Road Atlanta Property. Shuttles will take you to and from the front gates. Bathrooms are available if needed. This parking is for those leaving each night to go home or to stay in a nearby hotel. Please do not leave your car overnight or it will be towed.

    Only one pass is needed per vehicle. Security will be patrolling all parking lots for your safety. Also, we will have plenty of Uber & Lyft cars on site to help facilitate anyone not wishing to drive in and out every day. We recommend you use these services, especially if you are staying in a nearby hotel for the easiest access and cheaper rates.

  • If I am staying off site, can I leave and come back?
    Re-entry is allowed once per day, but you will be required to go through additional security scrutiny upon your return.”
  • Will there be food available?
    Yes! Excited to get our grub on at 12 different food vendors including the Waffle House Food Truck. Most vendors will have options for our vegetarian and vegan friends.
  • What is the list of prohibited items?
    • No illegal substances
    • No drugs or drug paraphernalia
    • No pets (Sorry, this is for the safety of both our community and our pets)
    • No laser Pointers
    • No Air Horns
    • No glass bottles or containers of any kind
    • No outside alcohol (there will be beverage vendors on site for those 21 & up)
    • No weapons of any kind (including pocket knives, pepper spray)
    • No fireworks or open flames including fire pits, fire dancing gear, sparklers, or tiki-torches.
    • No professional photo, video, or recording devices without a Media/Press Pass
  • What are the time slots for each stage?
    CLICK HERE to view the 2017 music schedule. We recommend saving the graphic to your phone or printing out to post at your camp site.
  • Is there a map of the festival?
    Yes, indeed. CLICK HERE for the festival map including the stage, camping, knowledge drop, and vending locations.
  • Can we bring totems and flags?
    Yes! Totems are both allowed and encouraged. Please make sure all totem poles are made of plastic or light-metal like aluminum as to not appear as a plausible weapon.
  • What will the weather be like? What if it rains?
    The average temperatures for the region as we approach Independence Day are Lows in the mid-60’s and Highs in the mid-80’s under partly cloudy skies. Rain is moving through the area and we hope it pushes through by Friday night. We’re watching the weather closely to accomodate all… rain or shine!  Click here for the forecast and plan appropriately!
  • Are pets allowed?
    Sorry, for the safety of our community and our animal friends, pets are not allowed. Service dogs are permitted with the proper paperwork and identification.
  • What's the bathroom situation?
    There will be over 100 portable bathrooms available throughout the site as well as hand washing stations. Each campground will have facilities with running water and showers.
  • Will there be first aid on site?
    Yes. Inside the festival grounds, there will be several medical booths as listed on the map as well as two EMT teams supporting the camping areas surrounding the site. In the case of an incident, please located the nearest booth or notify security to radio for help. We are also providing FREE water stations throughout the site and encourage everyone to stay hydrated!
  • Will there be free water stations? Are camel-backs and water bottles allowed?
    Empty camel-backs, water containers, and canteens are allowed with multiple water stations located throughout the site as listed on the map. Water from the water stations is FREE. If you forget your containers, bottled water and refillable water containers are for sale for a reasonable price at a variety of our vendor shops and in the general store. PLEASE STAY HYDRATED
  • Can I bring my cooler? Can I bring in outside food or drinks?
    No outside food or drink is allowed on the festival site. Coolers and outside food and drinks are are allowed and limited to the camping areas of the site. ALL items must be in unopened, single-sized containers with the seal intact. Absolutely NO GLASS.

    You must be 21+ to consume alcohol on the premise. We are sorry, but laws do not allow outside alcohol on the camping sites. Kegs, glass, liquor, or vending of alcohol is not permitted in the campgrounds.

  • What if we get stuck on the island?
    The only Fyre at moonshine is from the dancers gracing our infamous Incendia Fire Stage! Moonshine is in it’s 5th year delivering amazing experiences for both the fan and band with a deep love and admiration for our community. Follow us on facebook for photo galleries of previous events.
  • Can I bring my fire poi, hula-hoop, LED toys, and fire dancing equipment?
    There is a strict NO open flame policy in both the festival site and camping areas. Fire entertainment will be provided at our Fire Stage by professional performers supported by professional water-safety crew members. We ask that you help us keep Moonshine safe for everyone by leaving your fire-poi and fire-dancing gear at home. Hula-hoops, LED props, glow-poi, flags, totems, and other non-fire gear is allowed and encouraged.
  • Are cameras allowed?
    Small handheld/point-and-shoot cameras including phone cameras, GoPros, and pocket-sized digital cameras are allowed. Professional cameras and video equipment require a photo/media pass.
  • Can I bring my bicycle? What about motorcycles, golf carts, or other motorized vehicles?
    Non-motorized vehicles including bicycles, tricycles, unicycles, wagons, hoverboards, teleportation, and anti-gravity propelled space ships are allowed on the campgrounds or festival site. Recreational vehicles such as dirt bikes, ATVs, dune buggies, golf carts, and similar are prohibited. You may park your motorcycle in the general parking lot for the duration of the festival.
  • I am traveling to Moonshine from another state. What is the policy on medicinal and recreational marijuana?
    At this time, the possession and consumption of cannabis and cannabis-related products and paraphernalia are illegal in the state of Georgia. Please plan accordingly. Click here to get involved in helping end prohibition in the state of Georgia.
  • I don't want to camp, but want to stay in the area. Are there hotels nearby?
    Yes. Here is a list of nearby hotels with their average nightly rates:

    QUALITY INN – $60
    Address: 3469 Mundy Mill Rd, Oakwood, GA 30566
    Phone: (770) 287-1000
    JAMESON INN – $80
    Address: 3530 Thurmon Tanner Pkwy, Oakwood, GA 30566
    Phone: (770) 533-9400
    Address: 4535 Oakwood Rd, Oakwood, GA 30566
    Phone: (770) 535-8080
    Address: 4660 Holland Dam Rd, Flowery Branch, GA 30542
    Phone: (770) 965-0357
    Address: 925 GA-124, Braselton, GA 30517
    Phone: (770) 868-5419
    Address: 2069 GA-211, Braselton, GA 30517
    Phone: (770) 867-8100
    Address: 303 Zion Church Rd, Braselton, GA 30517
    Phone: (706) 654-3081

Ticket & Wristband FAQ

Camping FAQ

  • What time does the campgrounds open?
    The camping areas of the site will open to those with Camping Passes starting at 12:00 noon on Friday. The main festival grounds will open shortly after at 4:00pm.
  • How big are the camp plots?
    The camping plots average about 20ft x 20ft in size.
  • What are the camping grounds like? Are there trees?
    There are two large camping areas of the site within a short walking distance to the festival grounds. The southern zone includes hill-side plots that overlook the festival site that back to wooded areas for a more cozy experience. The northern zone includes wide-open meadows backed by trees.
  • What are things we can bring to our campsite?
    Camping gear (tent, tarp, sleeping bags, blankets, etc.)
    Rain gear
    Extra shoes/sneakers
    Empty Camel Back Backpacks
    Normal amount of food (all food and beverage must be sealed upon entry. There are several grills located throughout the campsites)
    Normal amount of beer and wine (Unfortunately we cannot allow outside liquor on the property due to county ordinance.)
    Mud boots
    Bug spray
    Aluminum or stainless steel container(s) for water
    Biodegradable plastic bags for trash
    Toilet paper
    Lanterns, flashlights, headlamps.
    Flags to identify your campsite
    Small luggage lock for your tent. Make sure to keep your valuables safe!
    Soaps, detergents and shampoos (There are several shower stations located throughout the campsites)
    Smokers please bring an ashtray! Leave your campsite better than you found it!

    No grills, bbq pits, or stoves are allowed!

  • Can I bring my BBQ pit or grill?
    No grills, bbq pits, or stoves are allowed. We will provide grilling stations in both camping areas for those that wish to use them. Please bring your own charcoal and utensils and clean up after yourself.
  • Will there be flushing toilets and shower facilities on site?
    There will be hot shower and toilet facilities for attendees that have purchased a camping pass. Please bring your own towels, shower shoes, and personal hygiene products.
  • My friend purchased a camping pass and I am staying at his/her camp. Do I need to buy a camping pass?
    Yes. Anyone wishing to access the camping areas of the site are required to purchase a camping pass. A 2nd wristband will be issued. The campgrounds are a separate area of the site.
  • Can I camp in my car?
    Sorry, there is no car camping allowed. After unloading your gear at your site, you will be required to return your car to the parking lot located at the entrance to the festival.]
  • Can I bring my RV or pop-up trailer?
    Sorry, RVs, pop-up trailers, and similar vehicles are not allowed due to venue requirements. ]
  • Will there be electricity in the camping area?
    No, there are no electricity hook-ups at each campsite. However, we will have phone charging stations available at multiple campsite outposts.
  • My friends are arriving in a different car. Can they reserve me a spot so we can camp together?
    Camping plots are claimed on a first come/first serve basis. If you are camping with a group, we recommend arriving to the site as a group or designating members of the first group to arrive to redeem camping passes and claim plots for those arriving later to the festival. If you wish to organize a more elaborate “Theme Camp,” click here to submit your proposal to our art director. All theme camps must be approved to insure safety for all.]
  • Can I set up a large pavilion tent, sound stage, or themed camp?
    Theme camps must be approved prior to arrival. Please email art(at) to submit your proposal. Sorry, but sound stages are not allowed in the camping areas. But no worries! We have 4 stages of music + late night silent disco to keep the music flowing during the entire weekend.]
  • Will there be a place to charge my cell phone and devices?
    Yes, we will have phone charging stations available at campsite outposts.
  • Will small campfire be allowed in the camping area? Will you allow fire bins?
    No, there will be no fires allowed on the premises.]
  • What do I do with my valuables? Will there be security in the camping area?
    The best choice for your valuables is to leave them at home. Any valuables that you must bring with you should be locked in your car out of sight when you are not using them. If you are prone to losing stuff such as your car keys, wallets, or bags, we suggest purchasing a Tracking Tag. Security will be patrolling the camping area to keep the general peace, but are not responsible for protecting your belongins.
  • Can my band play in the camping area? What about a small PA, boombox, or bluetooth speakers?
    Be kind to your neighbors. If you have to plug it in (e.g. amps, radio, or speaker system of any size), leave it at home! Moonshine is a MUSIC festival! Head to one of our many stages to get your dance on and grab headphones from the Silent Disco after the main stage shuts down to keep dancing until sunrise. Please be conscious about the residents of Braselton, GA that live within earshot of the festival grounds.

Vendor, Media, and Partner FAQs

  • How can I reserve a booth to sell my wares at Moonshine?
    Click here to purchase a vending space and a member of our Vendor Services team will be in touch to coordinate. Sorry, but the deadline for food vendors has passed.
  • Who do I connect with to request a Media or Photo pass?
    active=”Please email moonshinemusicfestival(AT)gmail  and provide your name, publication, and link to your recent work to request a press, media, or photo pass. Please note: You will be required to provide pre-show coverage in exchange for a free tickets to the festival. While we love our media partners, too often these passes are requested only as a vehicle for gaining free entrance to events with no coverage provided before or after the festival is over. It’s not fair to those that have paid to enjoy the experience. If you are purchasing your own ticket, no media pass is required.

Have a question not covered in the FAQ? Drop a comment below and well get you answers:


25 Replies to "Frequently Asked Questions"

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    Justin Tholl
    June 12, 2017 (8:16 pm)

    What about small generators?

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      June 12, 2017 (8:20 pm)

      We’re asking everyone to leave the generators at home and keep the camping areas acoustic so we don’t disrupt the neighbors. There will be charging stations for personal devices.

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    krista amelia hayden
    June 13, 2017 (10:29 pm)

    How do I find out what stage and time a certain band is playing?

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      June 21, 2017 (8:46 pm)

      Hey Krista. Stay tuned. We are announcing the full schedule by the end of the week. We will post it here on the site. Join the mailing list or follow us on FB for first alert.

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      June 22, 2017 (8:46 pm)

      Heads up that the music schedules are now live!

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    June 18, 2017 (1:58 pm)

    Does camping start Thursday (6/29) night or are we only permitted to set up camp Friday morning?

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      June 21, 2017 (8:45 pm)

      Hi Paul. Campgrounds will open at 12pm on Friday with the festival grounds opening at 4pm! Updating the FAQs in case others have the same question!

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    June 18, 2017 (10:24 pm)

    When will camp grounds be initially opened to campers?

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      June 21, 2017 (8:44 pm)

      Hey Fred. Sorry for the delay. We are opening the campgrounds for those with camping passes starting at Noon on Friday. The festival grounds will open at 4pm.

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    June 25, 2017 (5:18 pm)

    Are legal nootropic supplements aloud in the camping/festival grounds?

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      June 26, 2017 (3:23 pm)

      It would need to be a unopened bottle!

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    June 26, 2017 (3:20 pm)

    How much will parking passes cost for the weekend?

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      June 26, 2017 (3:22 pm)

      Parking passes are $25 per car and covers the entire duration of the festival.

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    June 27, 2017 (12:32 pm)

    What size are the camp sites? I have a large tent, (3 room type gig) and a smaller one. Just want to make sure I have enough room.

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      June 28, 2017 (1:42 am)

      Good question! Added this to the FAQs. The camp sites are about 20ft by 20ft in size. The southern campgrounds are on top of a hill that overlooks the site. The northern campgrounds are more meadow-like. Both areas back up to wooded spaces with tree cover. There is a little bit for every preference. Just get there early to grab the best spots.

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    June 27, 2017 (4:48 pm)

    Daysha, if we bought a “Camping Only – Weekend pass”, do we need to also separately buy a parking pass? & if so, will parking passes be available upon arrival on campsite on Friday or would it be a better option to pre-purchase the parking pass?

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      June 28, 2017 (1:40 am)

      Sorry for the delay, Kayla! Good question. If you have a car that you need to park, get a parking pass. You only need one per vehicle. They will be available for sale at the gates, but pre-purchase will expedite entry. You can just roll in, show your print-at-home passes and proceed to the camping area to pick out your campsite. After you load-in your stuff, return your car to parking lot, grab your music wristbands, and get to partyin!

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    June 27, 2017 (6:10 pm)

    If I get a single day pass for Saturday do I have to leave that night or first thing Sunday

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    June 27, 2017 (6:14 pm)

    If you buy a single day pass, do you have to leave that night or the next morning

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      June 28, 2017 (1:34 am)

      Our single day pass holders will need to leave by 1am each night and can return when gates open the following day. If you purchased a single day pass and later decide to camp, you can purchase a camping pass at the box office located at the gates. Just be sure to move your car from the day-lot to the overnight lot reserved for campers.

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    June 28, 2017 (8:51 am)

    When do we have to leave the campsite? Sunday night or Monday morning?

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    Barrie Hartman
    June 28, 2017 (10:48 pm)

    Will we be able to bring our cars back to our campsite to load our stuff to leave?

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      June 29, 2017 (3:27 pm)


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    Amanda Cline Schultz
    June 29, 2017 (2:59 pm)

    We are coming up for saturday only. My friend that is coming is on special dietary needs due to a surgery she had . We need to find oit if we could get permission for her to bring in a few of her protien bars as she will not be able to eat regular foods .

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      June 29, 2017 (3:25 pm)

      That is perfectly fine. If she has dietary restrictions, she is welcome to bring what she needs for the day.

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