FESTIVAL INFO

All the info you need to know.

Transportation & Location

Otis Mountain is a small ski hill in Elizabethtown, New York. The mountain is located a short distance from Interstate 87 and from Lake Champlain.


Address
Lobdell Lane
Elizabethtown, New York


By Car
5 hours from Boston
5 hours from New York
2 hours from Montreal
1.5 hours from Burlington
2 hours from Albany

We strongly suggest carpooling with friends, or by visiting our ride share page to carpool with other attendees.



By Train
There is no public transportation directly to the event. If you are feeling adventurous there is an Amtrak train that runs from Montreal to NYC along scenic Lake Champlain and stops at Westport, New York. The train station is about 15 minutes by car to Otis. We are currently working on organizing a van for transportation to the event from the train station. Stay tuned for more details.

For more information head to the Amtrak website.



By Bike
For those really looking for an adventure you can access Otis by bike. Otis is about 2 hours by bike from the Essex Charlotte ferry (on the New York side).


Parking & On-site Transportation
Parking is located on Lobdell Lane, approximately 1/2 mile from the gate.

Parking lots will open Friday at 12pm and will close Sunday at 2pm.

Shuttle transportation to the gate will be provided Friday 12pm—11pm and Saturday 9am—9pm.

Parking is included with the purchase of a weekend pass.

 

 

Ticketing & Box Office

Weekend Passes
There are a limited amount of weekend passes available. All weekend passes include parking, camping and entry for children 12 and under. There are no day passes.

Once weekend passes are sold out there will not be any other passes available. Tickets are non refundable, rain or shine.


Check in & Box office
Gates open at 2pm on Friday September 6th and closes at midnight. On Saturday September 7th, they open at 8am and close at 10pm.

When checking in, you will need a printed copy of your ticket or the name of your reservation. No identification is needed for checking in. You will be required to sign a waiver. All bags are subject to search.

Once you have been checked in you will be given an event wristband that must stay on your wrist the entire time you are at the event. As long as you keep your wristband on you can leave and return to the venue.



Confirmation & Transfer
If you did not receive a confirmation email or ticket you can login to your Eventbrite account to find your ticket.

Tickets are transferable by logging in to your Eventbrite account and changing the name on the ticket.

Schedule

Gates
On Friday, gates will open at 12pm—12am.
On Saturday gates will be open 9am—10pm.


Music
Friday Music starts at 2pm with scheduled sets until 2am.

Saturday performances begin at 10:30am, running until 2am.

Sunday there will be no music, with attendees expected to head out before noon.

Accommodations & Access

Otis is a rustic venue, not a five star resort. Expect and prepare for a pleasant weekend outside by dressing appropriately and bringing appropriate camping gear to ensure a comfortable weekend.


Camping
Camping zones are dispersed throughout wooded areas around the venue, with specific areas for quiet and family camping.

Fires are not allowed at campsites. There are designated fire pits throughout the site, including central areas in major camping zones.


Car & RV Camping
There is a designated car camping and RV area just outside of the venue. A limited amount of car camping and RV passes will be available. There are no cars or RVs allowed within the venue.

No re-entry allowed. No hookups, generators, or pumpouts. RV sites are 15’ x 30’. Car Camping sites are 12’ x 25’.

A weekend pass is required with a car or RV camping pass.


Hotels, Motels & Rentals
If camping is not your scene, there are some limited accommodations in the area, so be sure to book early.

Elizabethtown is closest, and offers limited accommodations, but there are also good options a few minutes further away in Keene, Westport, or New Russia.

For rental options check out VRBO or Airbnb.


Accessibility
Otis is a rugged venue, but is largely accessible to anyone with a handicap. The grounds to the Main Stage, Spruce Stage, and vendors are mostly flat with areas of grass and hard sand. The Range Stage is accessible from a downward slope and the ground is hard (weather permitting).

We offer handicap parking, bathrooms, and assistance if needed. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Amenities

Everything at the venue is within walking distance. There are also stores just a quick drive from the venue if there is anything else you might need.

Food & Drink
There will be a range of great food options available that can accommodate most diets. You are also welcome to bring and prepare your own food. Stay tuned for the complete vendor list.

Alcohol will not be sold at the event, you are allowed to bring your own beverages as long as you are 21 or older.

Important note: any glass containers will be confiscated at the gate. That includes everything from glass peanut butter jars to bottles. If it’s in glass, it will not pass.

Credit cards are not accepted.

Interested in being a vendor?







Water, Bathrooms & Power
There will be portable bathrooms and a water filling station. There are no showers and there is no bathing allowed at the filling station. There is no electricity available to attendees and generators are not allowed.

Rules & Prohibited Items

In order to host a safe event for everyone we have a handful of rules that must be followed. Any behavior that we feel violates are code of conduct will be grounds for removal from event grounds.

See our Code of Conduct for more info.


Rules
No harassment, unwanted touching, or attention.

No overindulging of intoxicants.

No underage drinking.

No drug-use.

No selling booze, food, or merch without a vendor permit.

No fires in undesignated areas.


Prohibited Items
No pets of any kind.
(Licensed service dogs only.)

No glass of any kind.
(Plastic containers will be provided at gate.)

No illegal drugs of any kind.
(Prescription allowed in original container with ID to match prescription)

No weapons.
(Except for blades less than 3”.)

No fireworks generators, large speakers, laser pointers, motorized vehicles or drones.

Safety & Respect

Security & Medical
We take safety at our event seriously. There are trained security and medical teams on duty at all hours.

There are ambulances on site and local emergency transportation and police forces can be contacted if needed. The nearest hospital is a few minutes away in Elizabethtown.

The medical tent is a safe space for an emergency you may have.

To ensure safety, security reserves the right to search any bag or person at any time while they are on festival grounds.



Health & Common sense
Take care of yourself throughout the weekend. Stay hydrated, eat well, and dress appropriately for the weather and temperatures.

You’ll be scrambling around the fields, forests, and trails all over Otis, and the weather is ever-changing. Be prepared!

If you require any medications, bring them. If they are prescription keep them in their original container and have ID that matches the prescription.

By purchasing a ticket you are releasing Otis Mountain, and all involved parties of any liability.
Any activity your partake in is at your own risk. Play smart, folks!


Respect

We must all respect the mountain, its neighbors, and each other to ensure that we can continue hosting this festival for years to come.

No littering or altering site.
Be respectful of the mountain, and each other.

See our Code of Conduct.

Sustainability

We do everything in our control to host a sustainable event, but we need your help to do even better. Recycling and compost receptacles are located throughout the site.

Do your part by recycling while on site, using reusable containers instead of single use plastics, and by limiting the amount of trash you bring on site.

Pack it in, pack it out.

Reusable water bottles, mugs, and utensils will be available for purchase.

Weather

The show goes on, rain or shine. In the event of an extreme weather incident that threatens the safety of attendees the event may be canceled. There will be no ticket refunds on behalf of the weather.

September in the Adirondacks brings a mixed bag of weather, and it’s often cold at night. Dress appropriately by avoiding cotton layers, and bringing extra dry, warm clothing.

In regards to footwear, bear in mind that the ground is all dirt, which may include mud after some rain.

In short: Otis happens in the woods. The woods are outside. Dress and pack accordingly.

Do good things. 

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