Wild Hare Country Festival Albany Oregon July 19-20 2019 Poster


You’re not the first to ask…

bag policy

NO backpacks, purses or bags are allowed to be brought into the venue (this does NOT include the overnight area), EXCEPT for the following:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12.” (official Harefest clear plastic tote bags are available at the box office);
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags, i.e. Ziploc bag or something similar;
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (and that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5”), with or without a handle or strap; and
  • Clear plastic Hydration packs (empty upon entry), i.e. clear plastic CamelBak bag or something similar.

For the avoidance of doubt, iridescent, color-tinted, and opalescent bags are NOT allowed; they must be clear. Some examples of approved bags can be found HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Tickets & Seating

Can I split a Festival Pass between multiple people (one for each day)?

No. Festival Pass holders will receive a non-transferable wristband upon entry.

Can I upgrade my ticket purchase to add VIP, RV or GA passes?

ADVANCE: You can upgrade tickets in advance (recommend) by contacting Afton Tickets
AT THE FESTIVAL: Subject to availability and restrictions.
NOTE: Single Day passes can’t be upgraded at the event. You would have to purchase the additional day at the single day prices.

Additional Ticket Info

  • Children ages 6 & under get in free.
  • VALID ID REQUIRED to obtain tickets and entry into the Festival.

I lost my tickets. What can I do?

Contact Afton Tickets Customer Service and they can help! Email: support@aftontickets.com

Is handicapped seating / parking available?

There is no seating at all, but the concert field is navigable by most wheelchairs and scooters. Our staff is also happy to help folks who need extra assistance getting settled into a good space. ADA parking is available at a great location next to the entrance of the concert area!

Is reserved seating available?

No. The event is all General Admission with limited pic nic table seating. However, you may bring chairs and blankets ON SATURDAY ONLY. (read a little further for more about that….)

What is the policy regarding bringing chairs and blankets into the venue?

Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed in designated areas ON SATURDAY ONLY.  Low back chairs preferred but not required.

Is there a chance of the event ‘Selling out’?

Yes. Friday single-day passes have already sold out, and two-day passes are running  low.  

Is Marijuana smoking allowed at Wild Hare Countryfest?

No. Even though it’s legal in Oregon now, it is prohibited at Clackamas County Fairgrounds per the OLCC. It is not our decision to make, so please don’t hold it against us!

What time does the box office open at the event?

2:00pm Friday / 9:00am Saturday.

What is the difference between Wild Hare Music Festival and Harefest? And how are they connected?

Wild Hare Music Festival is a national-level fest featuring original Country, Americana, Southern Rock, Blues, and Red Dirt artists. Harefest is a classic rock “Tribute Band” festival. VERY different music…but both a ton of fun!

Both events are produced by Wild Hare Saloon and J-Fell Presents, and take place at the same venue – Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby, Oregon.

Wild Hare Music Festival is ALL AGES, whereas Harefest is a 21+ event.


Food & Drinks

What does it mean that the bars are "cashless"?

This year we’ve added the convenience of FastBar, a cashless payment system that helps you get drinks quicker. When you arrive onsite, you’ll receive a wristband (the wristband is FREE and is branded with the Wild Hare Music Fest logo…an extra memento from the festival) that you connect with your credit card. This secure transaction at the bar takes seconds! You simply tap your wristband to the FastBar reader to pay and, at the end of the event, your tab is automatically closed (including tip) and a receipt is sent to you. Fastbar is the only payment that will be accepted at all bars and the official festival merch booth. Register for your Wild Hare Music Fest FastBar wristband HERE.

NOTE: Independent vendors and food carts are not on the Fastbar system and will accept cash and credit card payments.

What types of food will be available for purchase?

There will be a variety of independent food vendors on site, including brunch on Saturday mornings (including a crepe cart) at 9am for overnight attendees.  All independent vendors accept cash and credit card payment.

What types of drinks will be available for purchase?

A variety of drink options including beer, wine, cider, soft drinks, and energy drinks (Liquor available in VIP areas only). All bars will only accept Fastbar payment.

I still have some Wild Hare Country Fest beer tokens burning a hole in my pocket. Can I use those?

2022 will be the last year Harefest or Wild Hare Music Festival will honor previously sold tokens. We will allow tokens to be redeemed for $7.50 or below beverages at any bar on the premises.

Can I bring my own food and drink to the concert?

Outside food or drink are NOT permitted in the concert venue. However, overnight guests (camping and RV’s) may bring outside food and drink for consumption in their campsite or RV, subject to the overnight policies listed here. EMPTY and TRANSPARENT water/spray bottles ARE PERMITTED!! (see more about free water below)

What are the Saturday morning breakfast options?

Start your day with a trip through the Wild Hare Saloon-catered brunch Buffet (Pancakes, Biscuits and Gravy, Country Potatoes, Bacon, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, and Fresh Fruit) while enjoying ‘Songwriters in the Round‘ featuring Olivia Harms, Marcedes Carroll, and Trent Beaver from 9:15 am until 10:45 am. Brunch tickets are available for $15 in advance. 

Will there be free water available at Wild Hare Country Festival?

YES. You may either bring in an EMPTY and TRANSPARENT bottle to refill, or you can purchase a commemorative mug at the festival.

Are there ATM machines at Wild Hare Music Festival?


What's the alcohol policy for this all ages event?

In order to prevent underage access to alcohol, we will be providing 21+ wristbands.  Any minors found in possession of alcohol will lose their credentials and be asked to leave the festival grounds.  Any adult providing alcohol to minors will also lose their credentials and be asked to leave the festival grounds.  This policy will be enforced across the entire festival grounds.

Parking & Camping

How Much Does It Cost To Park at Wild Hare Music Fest?

The fairgrounds Main Lot has 700+ parking spaces available. Parking is $15 per day (no pre-sale available) and overnight parking is included when you purchase parking for both days. There are also a limited number of parking spaces available within the Overnight Area at $30 per vehicle (covers both nights) that can be purchased in advance.

Why are overnight attendees required to sign a liability waiver?

It’s an insurance and liability issue, and is commonplace at festivals. You can save time by pre-signing the waiver and bring it to the campsite/RV check in. LIABILITY WAIVER.

Can we have two vehicles in an RV space?

No. Only one “engine” per RV space.

Can we reserve RV Parking spaces next to each other?

YES!  We have 270 RV spaces that can be reserved during the purchase process.  See our Tickets Page for more details.

What time do the RV sites open?

We’ll begin parking RVs at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 15

What time does the Tent Campground open?

Campers may begin loading in at the N. Maple Lane Entrance at 2:00pm Friday, July 15

Can I park my car next to my tent?

No. Only tents are allowed in the tent campsite. Cars must be parked in the main lot or in an overnight parking space (both require a fee), but you will be able to pull up to tent campsite to unload gear, and there will be vehicles & staff to help transport your camping supplies to your chosen tent spot.

Can we reserve tent campsites spaces next to each other?

No. Attendees aren’t able to reserve specific tent camping spaces.

What time do we need to vacate the camping areas after the event?

All overnight attendees must vacate the property by 10:00am on Sunday, July 17.

How many people can stay in an RV or tent?

As many people as can safely fit.The only requirement is that ALL persons entering the overnight area must have an overnight pass.

Can I sleep overnight in my car in festival parking areas?

In accordance with Clackamas County overnight taxation policies and venue agreements, we are not able to authorize people ‘sleeping in their cars’ instead of tent camping.  Attendees must either stay overnight in a designated RV space, or in the tent camping area where vehicles are not permitted.

I’m towing a car with my RV. Can I park both in our RV space?

RV reservations are good for “1 motor”. Additional motorized vehicles will need to pay $10/day parking. However, if you have a non-motorized trailer being pulled by a truck, then a separate parking fee is not required. In both cases, you may be asked to “decouple” and park your car or towing vehicle in the main lot at the discretion of the parking staff.

Can I park a tent trailer in a “tent” campsite?

Only tents are allowed in the tent campsite.

Can I put up a tent in an RV space?

No… with one exception. If the tent is up off the ground (like a ‘tent trailer) then it can be used in an RV site.

Can I use a gas or propane grill at the campsite or RV spaces?

No. Gas or propane grills are prohibited. Smoking permitted in designated areas only.

Can I use an Electric Pellet Grill, such as a Traeger?

Actually, Yes!

How do I purchase VIP RV Parking?

VIP RV spaces are only available through sponsors, event partners, and contests. Many companies become sponsors so they can treat their employees to an amazing weekend of music “VIP” Style!  Email us at gm@wildharemusicfest.com to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Can we go in/out of the parking lot without having to pay for parking again?

Overnight attendees may leave and come back to the lot without having to pay again. However, this is all subject to availability… space is not guaranteed when you leave. Check with parking attendant for more info about this.

General Event Info

Can I bring a stroller or wagon into the fest for my little kids

Yes, but only in designated areas. Contents are subject to clear bag policy and public safety inspection at security checkpoints. 

Are animals allowed at Wild Hare Country Festival?

NO ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON THE WILD HARE MUSIC FEST GROUNDS. This includes the music venue, camping, RV Lot, and all other areas. However, service animals are permitted.

Can I Get to WILD HARE MUSIC FEST via a Rideshare Service?

Absolutely and we highly encourage it, especially if you’re not staying overnight and plan to have an adult beverage or two. Please enter 888 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR 97013 (The Canby Historical Society) as your pick-up/drop-off point. It’s midpoint between highway 99E and the fairgrounds entrance…a reasonable distance away from festival activity that allows drivers to quickly get in and out as well as making it easier for you to locate your ride and your ride to locate you.

Is there any Flag, Sign, Decoration policy in the overnight or venue areas?

We love spirit & enthusiasm but we also want everyone to be able to see the stage. Be respectful of other fans trying to watch the show and capture great photos & videos in a safe environment. Please keep these guidelines in mind:

  • No political signs or paraphernalia.  We’re here to share a common experience…the music!
  • No flags, flag poles, extendable poles or anything that can poke, stab or fall causing injury
  • No Inflatables.
  • NO hate speech, negativity or illegal activities.
  • Signs or decorations may be used to decorate reserved/claimed spaces (tent camp & RV), but cannot be hung or displayed on any fences or structures that are part of the fairgrounds.

Security reserves the right to deny entry to signs or decorations they deem unacceptable.

What is your firearms policy?

Firearms are strictly prohibited on the festival grounds for the duration of the event.

But what if I have a conceal and carry permit?

Still a no. Clackamas County Fairgrounds forbids any firearms at this event.

Am I allowed to leave the event and then come back in the same day?

Same day re-entry is only allowed with the purchase of an overnight pass.

Can I get a one night camping pass and join a group?

You would need to purchase an overnight pass in order to gain entry to the camping areas.

Will there be phone charging stations at Wild Hare Music Festival?

Sort of.  We supply the outlets and you supply your own charging cables.  #countrystyle #lowbrow

Can we bring bubble wands and squirt guns?

Bubbles, yes. Squirt guns, no.

Is there a #hashtag for Wild Hare music Festival?

Yes indeed! Make sure to tag all your social posts (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) with:
#wildharemusicfest or #whmf22

What is your audio/video/photo policy?

No Audio Recording. No Video Recording. No Professional Photography without appropriate credentials. Professional cameras are defined as those with any protruding lens. Cell phones and “point and click” cameras are permitted.

I sell stuff. Can I sell stuff at Wild Hare Music Festival?

Yes!  We have a Vendor’s Row and a Food Cart Pod in the most heavily trafficked area of the festival.  If you are interested in setting up shop at the show, please apply here:

My band would be PERFECT for Wild Hare Music Festival. How can we get on the bill?

The 2022 festival line-up is locked, but we’re always on the lookout for next year’s talent. If you would like to submit your band’s material for 2023 consideration, please use this SUBMISSION FORM.