Soo Pass Ranch has extensive festival grounds that accommodate up to 50,000 people, including 7,000 reserved seats, and multiple campgrounds. Fully developed as a concert venue, the Soo Pass Ranch has a permanent stage and backstage compound, catering and production facilities including permanent sound towers and mix station. The concert bowl also contains 50+ concession stands, and locations for dozens of additional portable concessions. WE Fest invested heavily in developing the concert site, including bringing city sewer and water lines to the ranch, which allows for running water, and permanent rest rooms in the concert bowl.
Situated on the shores of Lake Sallie, and in the meadows and woods surrounding the concert bowl, the Soo Pass Ranch campgrounds are easily accessed through pedestrian underpasses beneath the two highways that flank the concert bowl. The campgrounds are well groomed, with lighting and permanent shower houses. There are multiple lane entrances to each campground, which allows for faster ingress for camping vehicles at major events.
We offer Overflow GA Parking, Accessible Parking, and VIP Weekend Parking. All onsite parking requires a purchased parking pass. Single Day parking is sold onsite at the event and based on availability.
The Overflow Camp Parking Pass is available for extra vehicles brought to the event that you do not need near your campsite. This pass allows for parking your extra vehicle(s) in the parking area of the Viking Campground near the tollbooth. Once parked, these vehicles can not come and go. No camping is allowed in this lot and it will be patrolled by security. WE Fest offers “on call” shuttle service for those camped in Lake Sallie, Northwoods and Oatfield.
Consider taking the shuttle from Detroit Lakes to WE Fest, sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. Park for FREE during the day in the Becker County Fairgrounds (1310 Rossman Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501). Then enjoy unlimited rides to and from WE Fest. Shuttles run every 20 minutes from noon to 2 am, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, making stops at the Fairgrounds near the beach and at WE Fest West Gate.
Check with your hotel. Anderson Bus runs a hotel shuttle from almost all Detroit Lakes hotels from 1pm – 1:30am each day.
If you are not staying at SOO PASS RANCH, book your accommodation early!! The best resource for finding available options are with Detroit Lakes Chamber. Check out the Plan your Stay page or call 218-847-9202.