How to approach wildlife & other stuff

Bring some stuff
Rain gear, bug spray, sunscreen, reusable water bottle, headlamp, tampons, phone charger, sun visor - be prepared.  It may get cold at night so please consider a sweatshirt. 

This is an animal friendly festival site. 
Rideau Pines not only grows over 200 variety of fruit and veg, it also has chickens and a pig named Flo. Dogs are welcome to our festival site. 

There is a mobile water station onsite by the fine folks at Aquahaulics to keep you hydrated all weekend long.
We encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle that you can refill as needed.  

There is NO purchasable public camping at Rideau Pines Farm.
No one will be turned away from the return buses at the end of the night, should they need transportation back to the the city. 

Pre-purchased weekend pass holders will be able to hop on and off buses all weekend. 
Pre-purchased Friday pass holders will be able to hop on and off buses on Friday, August 17. 
Pre-purchased Saturday pass holders will be able to hop on and off buses on Saturday, August 18. 
See Transportation for more info. 

Parking is available at Rideau Pines Farm in limited quantities. Parking is included in the advance ticket price.
There will be an extra fee to park onsite for those purchasing tickets at the door. 
We encourage advance ticket holders to use the bus transportation from City Hall which is including in the pre-purchased ticket price. See Transportation for more info

Please note that the festival's main FOREST Stage is accessible while the BON-FIRE  Tent is more challenging to access for those with limited mobility. 
Attendants who are accompanying those with limited mobility are admitted for FREE. 
Para Transpo travels to Rideau Pines Farm at an added $9 charge for rural trips. Our shuttle buses are not accessible. 
Call us at 613-864-7849 or email us at info@arboretumfestival.com should you have any requirements or questions.