Frequently asked Questions
(Key words are in red to help you find the subject you are interested in.)
*Do I have to buy a membership to attend ESP/ESA events?
Yes, a 6 Month membership is purchased for $10 with your Festival ticket. Festival ticket/membership is $60, total to attend a Festival, $50 if purchased online.
*Does the membership grant a year round campsite?
No.It does allow you to come camp for $10 a night in between gatherings if the land is not already rented.
*Is there a Day pass available for the Festivals?
Yes, you can purchase a day pass for Sat. Current Cost $35 and includes the 6 month membership. If you are staying the night on Sat, it is an extra $10 for camping.
*What is the Trash disposal policy?
We have a pack it in, pack it out policy. You are responsible for taking your own trash and disposing of it. Do not leave it in your camping area.
* Do we have to stop Drumming at any set time?
No, you can drum all night and day if you want to.
*Can I camp in my car?
Yes, but it will have to be in a designed parking area off Loki Loop
*Do you have to have an ESP membership to attend non-ESP Events?
No. These events are set up by the person/organization leasing the camping areas and as such are not connected to ESP. The Campground rules still apply though, i.e. carry-in carry-out policy on trash, respect for others, etc. (see the link for Dragonz Wylde for more on that)
*Are the events clothing optional?
No. We are Family friendly and as such the main areas are not clothing optional. We do have a clothing optional area that is up at Aphrodite's Temple and Sweat Lodge areas.
*Are Kids allowed to attend?
Yes, we encourage families to come to the events.
*Are there activities for the Children?
Yes, we have a children playground area (Munchkin Land) and several scheduled activities/workshops for the children.
*Does ESP provide child care at the event?
No, the parents are responsible for their children.
* Can I take Pictures while I am at the Festival?
We do allow people to take pictures, but only if they do so with respect to others. No pictures are to be taken at the fires after 10pm with out permission of the people involved and those to be only of the Fire Spinners. Do not take pictures of people without their permission.
*What do I do if someone is Harassing me?
We have several safety staff people (Valkyries) as well as other staff..just look for someone with a badge and report it. Some of the people to look for are: Acacia, Cody, Bill and Joy G.
*What is your illegal drug policy?
Illicit drug use of any kind is prohibited.
* How will I know who to talk to about questions or problems at the gatherings?
Most staff members will have badges or a leather bracelet. Just stop one of them and they will be glad to help. You can also find some one at Gaia's Gate that can help you. There are also a couple of camps that that you can approach for information: Dragonz Fyre (Director's) camp, Sirce's camp ( Lost Soul's Tavern /Enchanted Forest Inn), Fidler's Green are a few. Also ask for Acacia, Joy, or Gigi.
*Can my 17 year old come to a gathering with out me?
No, all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
*Can I bring my pet?
No Pets, but Service animals are welcome. There are rules that must be followed even with a service animal.. You need proof that their shots are up to date (current Rabies Tag). They must be kept on a leash, in your tent or in a kennel that you provide. If they cause any problems you will have to take them home. If they are found loose without you, you will be asked to take them home. You are responsible for all of their actions and may not Hold ESP or Dragonz Wylde liable. No Exceptions.
*What are the amenities on the land?
Shower stalls are setup near the entrance of the land with hot water available. As well as water taps and cold water showers have been installed in various locations around the land. Flushing toilets in the Vendor area. Power outlets have been installed in a few locations for use in running equipment/lighting for performers, vendors, and workshops only. Power use on the land is restricted to staff and those it is provided for. If you have a medical issue requiring power, please make arrangements in advance.
We also have a few RV spots with hookups that can be rented for festival or For longer periods. Talk with Joy of Acacia on rental of them.
*Where can I camp?
There is plenty of space for camping, whether in the fields, or under the canopy of trees along the trails. We would like people to be aware, that there are a few private camps and altars made by regular members and family. Please, be respectful of these campsites and altars, and do not try to take them over or mess with any of the objects. A camping spot can be claimed in advance after a ticket purchase on line and by those coming out on work weekends to help with land maintenance
* Are RV's allowed?
Yes, There are RV hook-ups,but the number is limited and need to be reserved before festival. RV parking should be consulted with a festival or land representative. We ask that no generators be ran during rituals, near workshops, or after 9pm. Electric and water for RV's is limited and will be an extra charge.
We do have year round RV spots available at this time..
*What if I want a campfire in my camp?
All campfires have to be approved, before being dug
Campfires in new camps should be only dug and operated with permission and basic safety rules applied. There should be no campfires unattended, and none underneath a canopy of trees.
* What if I have a medical emergency?
Do be aware that our Medical staff is limited in what they can do, First aid only and if a medical emergency arises, we will direct you to the nearest hospital or call 911 at your cost. If you have a medical issue that requires electricity, please let us know in advance so we can accommodate you. If you need medications, bring your own. We do not administer meds.
*What if my car gets stuck in the sand?
We will do our best to help you get it unstuck, but if a wrecker has to be called, the cost is yours, so stay on the roads and in designed areas. Remember it is sand, take precautions.
* Is there a Vendor Fee?
Yes, It is $10 per vendor space (10x10 or roving) If you need a larger area contact the Dir or Assistant Director for approval and pricing.
Third Board member is pending at this time
RIP John Gerace (Lugal)Original
Original Founding Officers:
Lugal, Joy G. and Seneca
Officers, Staff and Reps