Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Festival in 2017?
Folk on the Rock Festival July 14th-16th, 2017.

What time does the Festival start?
Gates open on site at noon on Saturday and Sunday.

What are the Beer Garden Hours?


What are the Merch Booth Hours?


What are the Festival Rules?

  • No outside alcohol – bags will be checked!
  • Over 19’s only in the Beer Garden – IDs will be checked.
  • No drugs or weapons.
  • You must wear your wristband at all times. If you are found without a wristband, you will be asked to leave.
  • No littering – Leave no Trace!
  • No disposable water bottles – reusable water bottles can be refilled at various points on site.
  • Recycle wherever possible and help us keep FOTR a green festival!

Are pets allowed on site?
Unfortunately, FOTR does not allow pets on site.

What’s the best way to get to Folk? 

Bus: Buses will run throughout the festival, stopping at multiple locations in Yellowknife. For more information please keep checking back.

Bike:We encourage people to bike to Folk on the Rocks! Bikes can be locked by the main gate in the car park, along the fence. There’s plenty of room.

Taxi: Taxis drop off at the main gate, but pick up out on the Highway.

Car: Parking is limited on site. We encourage people to use other transport to get to the festival, such as the bus or biking. Do not park on the highway – you will be towed.

Is there camping available on site?
Camping is not available at the FOTR site.  Fred Henne Park is the closest campground and you can book a reservation at

What should I keep in mind before coming to Folk?

  • Bring sunscreen and something to cover up with if it gets too hot!
  • If you need help or have a question – find a volunteer!
  • Buy your drink tickets at the start of the day to beat the line-ups!
  • But pace yourself – there’s a lot of daylight to stay awake through!
  • There are no lifeguards at the lake, swim at your own risk.
  • This goes without saying – but bring bug spray. Lots of it.
  • Dance in your bare feet by all means, but watch out for glass

What facilities are available on site?

  • Food Vendors Area featuring a wide variety of cuisine for all tastes!
  • Washrooms are available throughout the festival site
  • ATM Machines (At Main entrance)
  • Breastfeeding Tent (In the Children’s Area)
  • Lost & Found Tent (at Main Gate)
  • First Aid Tent (Facing Main Stage)
  • Cell Charging Station (In Ecology North Tent, in Food Vendors Area and at the beer garden)

*Please note FOTR does ‘fog’ the site to help reduce the mosquitoe population during the festival.

Any other questions?

Please contact the FOTR office at