Astral Harvest Music & Arts Festival

Frequently Asked Questions F.A.Q.


Please take the time to read and understand this section. If you have a question that we haven't answered Contact Us.


When Is Astral Harvest, Where, and How Do I Get There?

July 4 to July 7, 2019 at Driftpile, AB. 3.5 hours north of Edmonton, 3 hours from Grande Prairie, 6.5 hours from Calgary, 10 hours from Saskatoon, 14 hours from Vancouver

Detailed directions can be found here

Where Can I Get Tickets?

Festival passes and Saturday only passes available online here.

Store Locations

Festival passes will be available at the following locations - Saturday April 6/19: 

Foosh - 10544 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB. (780) 491-6980
Grassroots - 112 10 St NW, Calgary, AB. (403) 270-2193

Retro Relics - 10118A 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB. (780) 832-0110

Can I Bring My Child to Astral Harvest?

Absolutely. Astral Harvest is a family friendly event and we welcome kids of all ages. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (with government issued documentation) - no exceptions. Children 12 and under are free and must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. 

PLEASE watch your kids carefully at all times; you are solely responsible for their well-being. EVERYONE WILL BE ID’D AT THE GATE.

Can I Bring My Pet to Astral Harvest?

No.  Guide dogs only will be permitted. For safety reasons and the comfort of all guests, we ask that you refrain from bringing animals to the Harvest. Vehicles will be searched and if a pet is found, you will be turned around at the gate. Find a caring sitter or kennel before you make the trip!

Can I Leave a Ticket at the Gate, or Can I Go Find My Friend Who Has My Ticket?

No. The main gate will not hold tickets, allow temporary access, or bargain the gate price.

When Does the Front Gate Open?

The front gate opens on July 4 at 11am. If you want to come early, you may arrive after 6pm on Wednesday, July 3 for an early entrance fee. Unapproved arrivals before then will be turned away. During the event free re-entry is permitted with a wrist band. But, why don’t you just stick around? We’re awesome.

Can I Stay After the Festival Is Over?

All guests must vacate the land by 10am on Monday, July 8. Please be sure you’ve had at least 8 hours of sleep before the drive home. We want all guests to make it home safe and sound so they can join us again next year!

What Should I Bring to the Harvest?

Check out our Camping Essentials List.

We encourage guests to bring party toys including hoops, poi, staff, flags... but NO UNAUTHORIZED FIRE SPINNING ALLOWED ON SITE!

Should I Bring My RV / Trailer?

Yes, you can! There are no RV hook-ups. Absolutely no generators (even built-ins) may run in the campground.

Are There Alternative Accommodations Nearby?

Alternative camping available and private and public campgrounds in the area. Visit the Big Lake County Tourism website for more information. Re-entry is permitted with your festival wristband for the duration of the event. The nearest hotels are in High Prairie or Slave Lake.

Can I Have a Fire at My Campsite?

Yes, weather permitting. Safety is the main priority so ensure the fire is properly tended. Keep fires small and manageable and inside the provided fire pits. Fire pits may not be moved from where they are found - this causes increase risk of fire mishaps and unnecessary scarring of the land.

Can I Have My Own Renegade Stage in the Campsite?

No we do not allow renegade stages. For the enjoyment of and respect for everyone, only the official stages may operate. Any stages in the campground will be shut down. Acoustic instruments are welcome.

Is There Cell Service?

Cell service is very rare - it's best to make your plans ahead of time.

Is There Water and / or Ice Available on Site?

Yes. Tap water is available free; please bring your own refillable containers. Ice is available for purchase from the General Store.

Is Alcohol Allowed on Site?

Personal alcohol is permitted at Astral Harvest, however, consumption is only allowed at your campsite and no personal alcohol is permitted on the festival grounds. Any alcohol seen outside of your campsite or on the road in the camping area will be confiscated. No glass is allowed on the festival grounds or campsites and glass bottles will be confiscated at the security gate upon arrival.

Alcohol may be purchased and consumed at the W|Bar located at the Wakah Chan Stage! Check out the W|Bar here!

Responsible consumption is mandatory and any attendees who are not being responsible run the risk of being removed from the event. Astral Harvest is a family-friendly event and we expect everyone attending to be responsible and safe.

What Amenities Are on Site?

The following amenities are available: artisan marketplace, food vendor area, ATM (cash machine), coin-operated showers, plenty of clean, well-kept washrooms. The W|Bar is located at the Wakah Chan Stage and will serve a variety of alcoholic beverages for those patrons 18+. The General Store sells ice and carries essential items that Harvesters might have forgotten. 

What Do I Do With My Garbage / Recycling?

Take out what you bring in (leave no trace/ leave a regenerative trace)

Please pick up garbage/ recycling when you see it and place it in the proper bins. Separate your refundable items from other recycling in clear plastic bags. Once your bags are full place your garbage and recycling close to the paths, our lovely volunteers will collect them twice per day.

We are able to take recycling on site. Blue bags will be available for all recyclables except for glass which we ask you to please take with you when you leave.
Please do not throw anything into the forest, even if it’s biodegradable.
For more information please visit our Festival Guide.