Rules and Policies


There are plenty of seating options at Pickin’ in the Pines. The lush lawns of Pepsi Amphitheater offer plenty of space to spread a tarp or blanket or place a low-profile lawn chair. Built-in stadium-style seats in front of the stage are covered and are general admission (first-come, first-served) seating. There is a large area in front of the stage where you may use the provided folding chairs, or set up your own lawn chair. If you leave your seats unattended, they are available for others to sit in until you return. The seats under the canopy are designated listening areas. Please be considerate of your neighbors and keep your conversations to a minimum.

Please use only low-back chairs in front of the signs near the back of the lawn. High chairs are only allowed behind the signs or on the paved area near the front of the stage. If we can roll a basketball under it, it is a high chair and we will kindly ask you to move behind the signs.

You must take your chairs with you at the end of every day, and we are not responsible for them. We will pick them up if you leave them and put them in the front of the amphitheater.

Shade tents or canopies may only be set up in a single row along the back edge of the grass in front of the vendor areas. Please be considerate by not blocking anyone’s views of the stage. Shade tents must be removed at the end of every night and we are not responsible for them. If you leave them at the end of the night, we will put them in the front of the amphitheater.

Please confine dancing to the designated areas to the left and right of the stage with exception of the evening shows. Again, please do not obstruct the view of those behind you.

Seating in front of the main stage, photo by Kenneth A. Walters

Pepsi Amphitheater, photo by Rob Dutton

Photo by Rob Dutton

 photo by John Grahame

Recording & Photography

You may bring cameras, small camcorders and audio recording devices to Pickin’ in the Pines. No flash photography is permitted. Do not obstruct the view of those around you. This is a taper-friendly festival. You may not use any type of photograph or recording from Pickin’ in the Pines for commercial purposes without express permission.


No glass containers or alcoholic beverages may be brought into Pepsi Amphitheater. Individuals 21 years of age and older may purchase alcohol from vendors in the amphitheater. All coolers, backpacks and bags are subject to search. You must present an ID at the gate and get a special pass to purchase alcohol.

Vehicles & Parking

There is plenty of parking available at Pickin’ in the Pines with free shuttles between parking lots, campground and amphitheater. Handicap parking is available only to those with valid, state-issued permits. Pepsi Amphitheater at Ft. Tuthill County Park offers premium parking near the amphitheater at a cost of $10 per vehicle per day.

Food & Beverages

Our agreement with the County as in previous years is that attendees may bring up to a 1 gallon ziplock bag per person 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. A variety of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be for sale.

You may bring your own water in factory-sealed containers only. If you bring other liquids in re-useable containers, you will be asked to empty them before entering the festival grounds. There are drinking fountains inside the amphitheater. Please note that glass containers are prohibited by Coconino County throughout Fort Tuthill County Park, including the campground.  Please leave all glass containers at home.


We recommend, for the safety and enjoyment of you and your pets, that you not bring them to the festival. Official service pets only are allowed inside Pepsi Amphitheater. Friendly pets are allowed in the campground, but must remain on a leash at all times. Leaving pets unattended or in tents in the campground is prohibited. Always clean up after your pets or you will be fined and possibly asked to leave the campground. FFOTM reserves the right to ask you to remove yourself or your animal from the premises, if either of you are affecting the enjoyment of others.

Ticket Refunds

We do not offer refunds on 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, a copy of their receipt and provide your photo ID in order to get their ticket(s).

Enjoying the music, rain or shine, Photo by Rob Dutton

Photo by Rob Dutton

The Weather

The canopy will not be constructed and finalized until 2015. This is a “rain or shine event,” so bring your rain gear just in case. Better safe than sorry! And don’t forget your sunscreen. It can get pretty chilly in the evenings this time of year, so it’s best to bring layers. The temperature in Flagstaff is expected to be in the high 70s during the day and into the mid 40s at night.


  • Cleared items at the Pepsi Amphitheater will be sent to the Pepsi Amphitheater Lost & Found, so label your stuff. There will also be a Lost & Found at the Campground

  • You must have a valid wristband to enter the amphitheater and the campground.

  • Sorry, we cannot replace lost, stolen, or forgotten tickets.