We will no longer allow ANY beverages (including water) into the Concert Bowl through our Concert Bowl Gate Entrances. All Venues already practice this policy. Starting in 2014, WE Fest and the Soo Pass Ranch will be implementing this NEW Policy as well.
You are welcome to bring an empty bottle into the Concert Bowl and then fill it at any of the city plumbed water facilities inside the Concert Bowl as often as you desire...FREE.
VIP Guests: PLEASE NOTICE In the past we allowed you to bring your mug filled with your favorite beverage into the Concert Bowl through any Main Gate... this will no longer be allowed. You will be able to bring your beverage into the Seating Area that you got specifically in the VIP Hospitality Area. No other Main Gate entrance into the Concert Bowl will allow you to bring your beverages in.
NOTICE TO ALL WE FEST PATRONS
Absolutely NO beverages allowed through any Concert Site Entrances. Including General Admission, VIP and Back Stage Entrances.
It is Federally unlawful to fly any unmanned aerial vehicles or remotely piloted toy airplanes and helicopters over congested areas. ALL unmanned aerial vehicles or remotely piloted toy airplanes and helicopters are prohibited on WE Fest/Soo Pass Ranch grounds, and those using them will be subject to arrest and prosecution.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Q – If I have a three day music ticket and camping ticket and I am riding with friends who have the same and a vehicle ticket, do I need anything else? A – No, welcome to WE Fest.
Q – If I have a complimentary or promotional ticket, and I do not have a camping ticket or vehicle ticket, what should I do?
A - Call us or go to our online ticket store and order your vehicle permit immediately, ASAP, campground vehicle permits are selling fast.
Q – When will I receive my tickets?
A - All tickets will be mailed out during the last week of June/first week of July. If you don’t receive your tickets by mid July, please call the WE Fest ticket office at 800-493-3378/218-847-1340.
Travel / Location
Q – Where is the site located? Can you give me directions from… ?
A – The WE FEST Amphitheater is on the Soo Pass Ranch, 4 miles south of Detroit Lakes Minnesota on MN Highway 59.
See our directions page for a map and more details.
Q – What can I bring into the show?
A – Lawn chairs (for the grass area), empty water bottles, empty camelbacks. All entries will need to go through physical search for unsafe items or items not allowed.
Q – Will we be allowed to leave the show and come back?
A – Yes, you will have a wristband that must be worn all weekend. We are not responsible for lost or stolen wristbands. You will be subject to gate searches each time you re-enter the concert bowl.
Q – Will cameras be allowed in the concert (venue) area?
A – Small or Disposable cameras will be allowed in the venue area. Professional cameras and video cameras will NOT be allowed.
Q – Will chairs be allowed in the concert area?
A – Beach chairs will NOT be allowed into the concert venue. Please bring lawn chairs only.
Q – Can I bring my kids? Do they have to pay?
A – Children 7 and older will be required to have a ticket for music and camping, all children in the reserved seating or VIP area will require their own seats. HOWEVER, we do not recommend that you bring your children. WE Fest was designed as an adult event.
Q – When will the tickets be sent out?
A – All tickets will be shipped within 30 days of the event, we will start mailing tickets out mid July.
Q – Can you tell me where I can check the status of my ticket, how can I change the mailing address etc…..?
A – Contact the place you ordered your tickets. Any changes in addresses need to be submitted in writing by the person who placed the order.
Q – What is the security going to be like at WE Fest?
A – Event security & mounted horse patrol will be located throughout the site for the entire duration of the event. If you have an EMERGENCY, find a staff person with a radio, go to an information tent, medical tent, or tell one of the mounted security personnel.
Q – Can we leave the festival grounds and re-enter?
A – Yes, but we don’t encourage you to leave your camping spot with your vehicle. Once you are in we encourage you to stay in.
We provide a shuttle bus service that is free Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10am to 6pm. It loads just outside the West Gate in the North portion of the Shuttle bus area. The bus pick-ups up and drops off at the Fairgrounds near the Beach and restaurants and also Downtown where you can access clothing, banks, groceries, adult beverages and the hospital all within walking distance.
Q – What will you be providing at the campgrounds?
A – There will be bathrooms, hand wash stations, potable water and showers.
Q – What emergency services will be available on site? What should I do if I need emergency assistance (medical, police, towing, locksmith, etc.)?
A – There will be 24-hour security, locksmith and EMT’s.
Q – Will pets be allowed in the venue / camp grounds?
A – NO PETS!!! PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME
Q – What is the largest size RV allowed in the campgrounds?
A – There is no limit on the size of RV’s that we allow EXCEPT in the Northwoods campground where the maximum length is 20 feet, a limited number of Northwood campsites can handle a maximum of 28 foot campers or RVs.
Q – What kind of handicap facilities will you be providing?
A – There will be a designated parking/camping area for people with special accessibility needs. You must have an official handicapped parking placard or plate for your vehicle if you need to use this area. Make arrangements when you order your tickets. There will also be accessible restroom facilities. There are no stairs or other barriers to entering the concert grounds, so they will be entirely accessible. There will be a wheelchair accessible space inside the concert area where handicapped are allowed to enter one-half hour earlier then general admission.
Q – What will we be allowed to bring into the campgrounds?
A – You can bring your own food and beverage into the campground areas. No Kegs please. Fires must be modest and in small grills. If you wish to have a campfire, please ask someone at the campground booth as you enter as some restrictions may apply.
Q – Are we allowed to bring gas-powered generators?
A – Yes. Please inform campground employees, as you enter a campground, that you plan to use your gas-powered generator.
Q – Will there be any electricity in the camping area?
A - Electrical permits are very limited and available in the following campgrounds: Lake Sallie, Northwoods, Accessible, Blue Ox, and VIP. These permits sell out quickly and require the vehicle pass, and per person camping.
Q – Is there cell phone service available at Soo Pass Ranch?
A – Sprint has a repeater tower on-site for better cell phone reception. However, reception is still limited in some areas.
Q – Why do I need a vehicle permit to camp?
A – Minnesota State Law limits the number of total vehicles that can be in any of the Soo Pass Ranch campgrounds. A vehicle permit is required for each “steering mechanism” that enters a campground. Large buses, large RV’s or semis that exceed 40 feet in legnth will require a “Large Vehicle Permit” because of the additional space those vehicles require.