Rules and Policies


All Seating is General Admission

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-profile chairs in front of the signs near the back of the lawn. High profile 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 profile chair and we will kindly ask you to move behind the signs.

You must remove your chairs and sun shades with you at the end of every day, and we are not responsible for them. If you leave them at the end of the night, we will put them in front of the amphitheater.

Shade tents or canopies are limited to an 10′ x 10′ footprint and may only be set up in a single row wrapping around the back edge of the lawn and in front of the vendor areas.  Considering our available space, please be considerate by not blocking anyone’s view of the stage.  Shade tents and canopies along with all other personal property must be removed each night. If you leave them at the end of the night, we will put them in front of the amphitheater.

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

Picking' in the Pines Flagstaff Arizona main stage trees

Pepsi Amphitheater, photo by Rob Dutton

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 free parking available at Pickin’ in the Pines with free shuttles between parking lots, campground and amphitheater. Free 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

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. No large coolers are allowed inside the amphitheater.


Adult supervision is vital to the safety of our young guests.  If your children are attending the festival, please be alert to their activities and whereabouts at all times.  For their protection and safety, please make sure they do not climb under or over the fence surrounding the amphitheater.

Children 15 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or designated adult to enter the amphitheater. Pickin’ in the Pines is not responsible for children who leave the amphitheater unaccompanied by a parent or designated adult. Please accompany your children at all times.

Photo by Rob Dutton

 photo by John Grahame


2020 Dog Policy: New stricter policy for the campground
Please read our full dog policy for the campground here.
We recommend, for the safety and enjoyment of you and your pets, that you not bring them to the festival. Only official service pets only are allowed inside Pepsi Amphitheater. Friendly pets are allowed in the campground, but must remain on a leash and under control at all times. No loose pets, no exceptions. 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.

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

Pickin in the Pines seating flagstaff

Photo by Rob Dutton

The Weather

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 and campground will be delivered to the Pepsi Amphitheater Lost & Found, so label your stuff.

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

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

  • Lineup and schedule subject to change


Due to space restrictions and limitations, only Sponsors at the $500 Guitar level and above are afforded the opportunity to display banners.  In addition, as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music, and it’s program Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival adhere to policies regarding our tax exempt status, festival mission and guidelines to remain neutral to political and advocacy campaigns.