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General Inquiries

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Tickets can be purchased online through Protix via our tickets page (*Handling fees will apply.) To avoid handling fees you may also buy tickets in person in Flagstaff at Arizona Music Pro, 122 E. Route 66, Rainbow’s End, 12 E. Route 66, and at the Mountainaire Store, 106 Mountainaire Rd., Mountainaire. Tickets are also available at events where Pickin’ in the Pines has a booth, including at the Flagstaff Folk Festival and the Coconino County Fair.

All Protix festival 3 day passes or single day tickets purchased through the Protix website will be held at  the Pepsi amphitheater Box Office Will Call where you may exchange them for appropriate wristbands. Simply  bring your Protix receipt or confirmation number and photo ID as proof of your purchase to the Pepsi Amphitheater Box Office.

Camping Passes: You may purchase a festival pass with a campsite reservation online through PROTIX and go directly to CAMPING CHECK IN at the main campground. Please bring your Protix receipt or confirmation number and photo ID as proof of your purchase to Camping Check In at the Campground in exchange for your wristbands.  Camping passes will be available through midnight on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. You may purchase at the campground also, but we strongly advise you purchase them in advance as we expect to sell out this year.

You can purchase a 3-day festival pass at the early bird rate of $65 for FFOTM members and $75 for non-members through 4/30/15 (handling fees apply). Visit our tickets page for more information.

The Pepsi Amphitheater (formerly called Pine Mountain Amphitheater) is located off exit 337 (the same exit that you take for the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport) on Interstate 17 south of Flagstaff, Arizona. The amphitheater is inside of Fort Tuthill County Park. The park entrance is on Route 89A, just west and north of the interstate overpass. Look for signs that say “Bluegrass Festival This Weekend” to direct you. Once you reach the fairgrounds, there is additional signage. There is a map on our venue page that can also help guide you.

Yes, we have a map of the fairgrounds that locates the campgrounds, the venues, roads, foot trails, restrooms, parking, first aid and more on the venue page. There is also a general Google map in the footer.

When you arrive at the festival, we’ll exchange your ticket for a wristband which allows you to enter and exit the festival grounds throughout the weekend.

Visit our lineup page.

Friday schedule runs 12 pm to 7 pm. Saturday hours are 10 am to 7 pm, and Sunday hours are 10 am to 6 pm. Times are subject to change, so check back before the festival for the exact times. Visit the schedule page for exact times.

Sign up to receive e-mails from Pickin’ in the Pines in the subscribe box at the bottom of our home page. We send out messages occasionally, when we have important announcements to make, but we don’t share our list! You can also follow Pickin’ in the Pines on Facebook.

Please visit our vendor page for more information.

Pickin’ in the Pines runs on volunteer energy! Please visit our volunteer page to get information about how to volunteer at our 2014 festival.

Visit our sponsorship page for information about how to become a sponsor of the festival.

The amphitheater is approximately 1/8 to 1/4 mile from the camping areas. A shuttle runs regularly between camping and the amphitheater during the festival weekend.

A shuttle usually runs regularly between the camping area and amphitheater during the festival weekend.

There’s so much for kids to do during the festival weekend! Arts and crafts, bubbles, dancing, workshops and so much more. Kids (age 16 and under) are admitted free with their grownups!  Visit the kids activities page for more information.

The workshop schedule will be posted shortly before the festival on the workshop schedule page.

Tickets can be purchased online through Protix via our tickets page (*Handling fees will apply.) To avoid handling fees you may also buy tickets in person in Flagstaff at Arizona Music Pro, 122 E. Route 66, Rainbow’s End, 12 E. Route 66, and at the Mountainaire Store, 106 Mountainaire Rd., Mountainaire. Tickets are also available at events where Pickin’ in the Pines has a booth, including at the Flagstaff Folk Festival and the Coconino County Fair.

All Protix festival 3 day passes or single day tickets purchased through the Protix website will be held at  the Pepsi amphitheater Box Office Will Call where you may exchange them for appropriate wristbands. Simply  bring your Protix receipt or confirmation number and photo ID as proof of your purchase to the Pepsi Amphitheater Box Office.

Camping Passes—NEW THIS YEAR: You may purchase a festival pass with a campsite reservation online through PROTIX on May 1 and go directly to CAMPING CHECK IN at the main campground. Please bring your Protix receipt or confirmation number and photo ID as proof of your purchase to Camping Check In at the Campground in exchange for your wristbands.  Camping passes will be available through midnight on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. You may purchase at the campground also, but we strongly advise you purchase them in advance as we expect to sell out this year.

Please contact PROTIX first at 866-977-6849. If you need further assistance, email us at info@ffotm.org, or call our phone our message line: (928) 525-1695. Someone will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

We cannot issue refunds for festival tickets or camping passes. If you cannot attend, you may send us an e-mail to let us know if someone else is picking up your ticket or camping pass from will call. You must provide us with their name and they must have a copy of your Protix receipt and a photo ID in order to get your ticket(s).

We have an agreement with the County and as in previous years, attendees may bring up to a 1 gallon ziplock bag of personal snacks, or a very small personal cooler with sealed drinks and snacks. (6 pack style cooler). You may also bring in sealed water bottles. No glass or alcohol allowed. Vendors inside the venue will offer a wide range of foods including vegetarian and gluten free options. 

You may bring your own water in factory-sealed containers only. There are drinking fountains inside the amphitheater, so to cut down on waste, we encourage you to bring an empty water bottle with you to the venue, and fill it from the drinking fountain. If you bring liquids in re-useable containers, you will be asked to empty them before entering the festival grounds. A variety of beer, soda, coffee and wine will also be for sale.

Only Certified Service Animals are allowed inside the Pepsi Amphitheater.  No other pets are allowed inside Pepsi Amphitheater.

You may bring your own lawn chair to the festival. There is also a large area in front of the stage where you may use the provided folding chairs, or set up your own lawn chair, or you may place your own low-profile chair on the lawn. Please be considerate and not block others’ views of the stage. If you leave your seats unattended, they are available for others to sit in until you return.

We are currently booked for 2014 and not accepting submissions for 2015 at this time.

Visit the band contest page for information about how to enter the band contest.

Camping options have changed from previous years. For up to the minute information, please visit our camping page.

There is limited parking available in the Group Campgrounds.  In addition, there is a “tent-only” zone within the Group Campground, but you may drive in to drop your gear and then park outside that zone.

Showers are available to our campers by donation. Find out more details at the campground check-in during the festival. For additional Flagstaff shower locations please see Flagstaff shower options for more information.

Please visit our camping page to learn more about RV camping options.

Campfires are okay, barring any fire restrictions. If there are fire restrictions, you will be notified upon check-in. Please use the existing campfire rings available and you may choose to bring your own above-ground fireplace. Campfires must NOT be left unattended. Make sure yours is out before leaving the campground or retiring for the evening. Wood is available for sale, or you may bring your own. Wood cutting inside the park is prohibited.

This coming year’s festival will be September 18-20, 2015. Our festival is held the second weekend after Labor Day each year.

The festival takes place at various venues in Fort Tuthill County Park, located off exit 337 (the same exit that you take for the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport) on Interstate 17 south of Flagstaff. The main stage is in the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill. The park entrance is on Route 89A, just west and north of the interstate overpass. Look for signs that say “Bluegrass Festival This Weekend” to direct you. Once you reach the fairgrounds, there is additional signage. There is a map on our venue page that can also help guide you.