Festival Policies

Main Stage Seating Policy

The promoters and staff of Falcon Ridge Folk Festival want all of our patrons, performers, and staff to enjoy the main stage entertainment to its fullest. In order to achieve this Falcon Ridge is instituting a Main Stage Seating Policy that we ask everyone to adhere to from Friday morning through Sunday evening. Thursday’s entertainment, as well as the other stages, will be first come, first serve, seating.

  1. Main Stage seating area opens to patrons at 7:00am.
  2. There is a designated walk-in seating area. No unattended tarps or chairs are permitted here.
  3. There is a designated low seating area. Only tarps/blankets and low back chairs are permitted.
  4. A reserved day patron area will be monitored for our day patrons until full each day or until 12:00noon, whichever occurs first.
  5. Maximum tarp size is 9 × 12 feet. No exceptions.
  6. All patrons are allowed to sit on vacant tarps and chairs until the owners return. We ask all of our patrons to use courtesy when using vacant seating.
  7. Main Stage seating area must be cleared following each evening’s final performance and will reopen at 7:00am the following morning.
  8. Tents and sun covers are permitted above the posted line. They must be lowered at sundown.
  9. All Music Listening areas – Main Stage, Workshop Stage, Family Stage and Dance Stage – are designated no smoking areas. A smoking area will be established and posted.
  10. Please be courteous to your neighbors, they will be your buddies all weekend.

Pet Policy

The increasing popularity of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and our concern for animals has prompted us to change our pet policy.

Please leave your pets at home. They are not allowed on the festival grounds or in the onsite campground areas.

Service animals are welcome.

If you prefer, a list of nearby kennels which may have space for your pet during the festival is available:

Name Address Telephone
The Playyard Hillsdale NY (518) 764-1320
Amanda’s Canine Inn South Egremont MA (413) 329-4872
Gina’s K-9 Bed & Breakfast Copake NY (518) 329-4675
Poochini’s Pet Salon Craryville NY (518) 325-4150
Bow Meow Regency Kennel Sheffield MA (413) 229-0035

We hope that these policies will increase everyone’s enjoyment of the performances. Please feel free to comment on our policy on your survey form.