FAQs + PRO TIPS

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. 

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

Hydration
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.  

Camping
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. 

Transportation
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 18. 
Pre-purchased Saturday pass holders will be able to hop on and off buses on Saturday, August 19. 
See Transportation for more info. 

Parking
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 catch a bus from City Centre. See Transportation for more info

Accessibility
Please note that the festival's main stage is accessible while the pond tent is challenging to access for those with limited mobility and the barn stage is NOT accessible.
Para Transpo travels to Rideau Pines Farm at an added $9 charge for rural trips. 
We encourage you to call us at 613-864-7849 or email us at info@arboretumfestival.com before purchasing tickets to discuss pricing options.