FAQ’S

You better believe it!

Thursday – Southern Safari. Get Wild with Animal Prints!
Friday – Should’ve Been A Cowboy. Dress to Impress – Ranch Style.
Saturday – Paint WE Fest Blue. Wear Blue to Support our Police, Military and First Responders.

ALLOWED ITEMS

✅ Bag policy: Bags larger than 4.5” x 6.5” must be clear with only one compartment. No bags larger than 12” x 6” x 12” are allowed. Small, single pocket fanny packs or clutch/wristlet work great
✅ Camelbacks (must be empty and have no more than one pocket)
✅ Blankets/towels
✅ Lawn chairs
✅ Hats
✅ Rain gear
✅ Ear plugs
✅ Empty or sealed plastic water bottle
✅ Sunscreen
✅ Physician prescribed medications (name must match with carrier’s government issued ID, and must not be expired)
✅ Small personal use camera (no detachable lens) Professional photography equipment, defined as any camera with a detachable lens, monopods, tripods, etc. is prohibited. Small digital cameras, of a size that can fit in your pocket, are permitted on the Festival site. Gate personnel have final say on whether a camera is professional or not.
✅ Bug spray
✅ Water misters (small, personal-sized)
✅ Strollers (for infants/toddlers only)
✅ Cigarettes/vapes
✅ Binoculars
✅ Selfie sticks

 

PROHIBITED ITEMS

❌ Firearms, explosives, or weapons of any kind, including but not limited to pocket knives, pepper spray and tasers
❌ Glass containers of any kind
❌ Bicycles/scooters/go-karts/ATVs/skateboards
❌ Fireworks and Sky Lanters
❌ Alcohol of any kind
❌ Drugs & drug paraphernalia
❌ Laser pointers / Flashlight / Air Horns / Noise Makers
❌ Musical instruments
❌ Spray paint/giant markers/sharpies
❌ Tents of any kind
❌ Pets (service animals must have proper identification)
❌ Outside food and beverages
❌ Coolers & metal nontainers – including for water
❌ Flags
❌ Large Misters & Water Guns
❌ Wagons or wheeled carts
❌ Kites
❌ Unauthorized solicitation
❌ Umbrellas / hula hoops / frisbees / ropes / lassos / chains
❌ Professional grade radios or walkie talkies
❌ Drones or any other remote flying device
❌ Any and all professional audio recording and/or video recording equipment
❌ Professional cameras and equipment (any camera with a detachable lens)
❌ Any item deemed inappropriate by festival security

Prohibited items will be confiscated and not returned. A violation of festival rules or policies could result in immediate removal from festival grounds and loss of wristband and parking pass.

VERY IMPORTANT: Be like Johnny Cash, “Don’t Take Your Guns to (town) WE Fest”

Firearms and weapons of any kind are STRICTLY prohibited everywhere at Soo Pass Ranch including all campgrounds, the Ranch House, and concert areas. Security personnel, metal detectors, and detection dogs will be active on the grounds, combined with thorough searches of patrons and their vehicles. Any infraction will involve Law Enforcement and removal from the festival without a refund.

GENERAL FAQ’S

Yes! Remember to take it with you when you leave.

UPDATE: Any tickets or passes that you have not received in the mail will be at Will Call.

They can drop you at the Hilltop Transit Area where you can jump on the free shuttle to the West Gate. https://wefest.com/maps-directions-parking/

The campground is lakeside but there is no public beach. We prefer you go to one of the areas beautiful public beach – Detroit Lake and Lake Sallie both have public beaches.

YES! Ride the DL Shuttle Bus 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.

Noon to 2 am, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Shuttles run every 20 minutes making stops at the Fairgrounds near the beach and at WE Fest West Gate.

– If you are a WE Fest camper, you can take the shuttle for FREE. Show your WE Fest camping wristband and ride for free. 
– If you are using the shuttle to get to/from the event and are NOT a camper; you can PARK for FREE at the Fairgrounds and purchase a wristband with CASH at the Becker County Fairgrounds.

Shuttle wristbands: $25 for all 3 days or $10 each day.

Check with your hotel. Anderson Bus runs a hotel shuttle from almost all Detroit Lakes hotels from 1pm-1:30am each day.

YOUBETCHA – CLICK HERE! If you’re on a mobile device you’ll be directed to the App Store or Google Play App Store. If you’re on a mac or PC you will find the web version.

Yes we do have a small access area but we prefer you go to the public access areas as we do not have anyone monitoring the water for safety.

Lost and found will be open Saturday, August 5, 9 am -10 pm at the Employee Check In Building near the Ranch House.  On Sunday, August 6 it will be located inside the Ranch House from 10 am-6 pm. Text 218-325-3311 with questions.

Mark your calendars now for August 1 – 3, 2024.

ALLOWED ITEMS

✅ Bag policy: Bags larger than 4.5” x 6.5” must be clear with only one compartment. No bags larger than 12” x 6” x 12” are allowed. Small, single pocket fanny packs or clutch/wristlet work great
✅ Camelbacks (must be empty and have no more than one pocket)
✅ Blankets/towels
✅ Lawn chairs
✅ Hats
✅ Rain gear
✅ Ear plugs
✅ Empty or sealed plastic water bottle
✅ Sunscreen
✅ Physician prescribed medications (name must match with carrier’s government issued ID, and must not be expired)
✅ Small personal use camera (no detachable lens) Professional photography equipment, defined as any camera with a detachable lens, monopods, tripods, etc. is prohibited. Small digital cameras, of a size that can fit in your pocket, are permitted on the Festival site. Gate personnel have final say on whether a camera is professional or not.
✅ Bug spray
✅ Water misters (small, personal-sized)
✅ Strollers (for infants/toddlers only)
✅ Cigarettes/vapes
✅ Binoculars
✅ Selfie sticks

 

PROHIBITED ITEMS

❌ Firearms, explosives, or weapons of any kind, including but not limited to pocket knives, pepper spray and tasers
❌ Glass containers of any kind
❌ Bicycles/scooters/go-karts/ATVs/skateboards
❌ Fireworks and Sky Lanters
❌ Alcohol of any kind
❌ Drugs & drug paraphernalia
❌ Laser pointers / Flashlight / Air Horns / Noise Makers
❌ Musical instruments
❌ Spray paint/giant markers/sharpies
❌ Tents of any kind
❌ Pets (service animals must have proper identification)
❌ Outside food and beverages
❌ Coolers & metal nontainers – including for water
❌ Flags
❌ Large Misters & Water Guns
❌ Wagons or wheeled carts
❌ Kites
❌ Unauthorized solicitation
❌ Umbrellas / hula hoops / frisbees / ropes / lassos / chains
❌ Professional grade radios or walkie talkies
❌ Drones or any other remote flying device
❌ Any and all professional audio recording and/or video recording equipment
❌ Professional cameras and equipment (any camera with a detachable lens)
❌ Any item deemed inappropriate by festival security

Prohibited items will be confiscated and not returned. A violation of festival rules or policies could result in immediate removal from festival grounds and loss of wristband and parking pass.

VERY IMPORTANT: Be like Johnny Cash, “Don’t Take Your Guns to (town) WE Fest”

Firearms and weapons of any kind are STRICTLY prohibited everywhere at Soo Pass Ranch including all campgrounds, the Ranch House, and concert areas. Security personnel, metal detectors, and detection dogs will be active on the grounds, combined with thorough searches of patrons and their vehicles. Any infraction will involve Law Enforcement and removal from the festival without a refund.

Bags larger than 4.5” x 6.5” must be clear with only one compartment. No bags larger than 12” x 6” x 12” are allowed. Small, single pocket fanny packs or clutch/wristlet work great!

TICKETS & PASSES FAQs

No. All camping is sold separately. If you are camping, you need to purchase a campsite in addition to a concert ticket. Also everyone in your camping group needs to purchase a Camp Access Pass. 

Children 5 years old or under (and fully accompanied by a guardian), do not need admission tickets or campground access passes. Children 6 years old and older, will need full priced admission tickets and camp access passes.

  • Every person entering any seating areas and/or the VIP hospitality area will need a ticket regardless of age.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Must be 18 and older to camp without a parent or guardian.

Yes! Call to see if we have upgrades available!  1-833-2WE-FEST (833-293-3378). Phone lines are open Monday – Friday from 10 am – 4 pm.

 

 

Yes! The Pit Pass is an add-on experience. You need a concert ticket as well. You can purchase any type of concert ticket to use with a Pit Pass; GA, Reserved or VIP.

If you want to give your friend your ticket, make sure they registers the wristband in their own name while activating it. If not and the wristband gets lost, there is no way to replace it – they would have to pay full price for a ticket since we have no way of tracking the order to their name.

All transfers of tickets must be done by the owner of the ticket. WE Fest WILL NOT arrange any transfers on your behalf. We cannot and will not transfer the ticket or credential into another person’s name.

 

UPDATE: Any tickets or passes that you have not received in the mail will be at Will Call.

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification.  This year, WE Fest will be mailing out credentials with an RFID “tag” which will allow for easy scanning and a quicker entrance into our campgrounds, and into the venue itself.  

Tickets at the Gate
Concert Tickets
3-Day and Single Day tickets can be purchased online until 12 pm on Thursday. After 12 pm, tickets can only be purchased in person at the ticket booths at Soo Pass Ranch. The East and West gate box offices open at 12 pm and close at 10:30 pm. Ticket prices will increase at the gate and are subject to availability.

Camping
Campsites and Camp Access passes can be purchased online until Wednesday at 9 am. After Wednesday at 9 am, these can only be purchased in person at campground Check-in booths. Camping is currently available at the Eagle Campground only.

CAMPING FAQ’S

Yes in a fire ring. Campsites do not come with a fire ring. You may bring your own. All wood must be purchased on-site, no outside wood is allowed (per DNR)
The cost is $10 per (large) bundle.

You better believe it!

Thursday – Southern Safari. Get Wild with Animal Prints!
Friday – Should’ve Been A Cowboy. Dress to Impress – Ranch Style.
Saturday – Paint WE Fest Blue. Wear Blue to Support our Police, Military and First Responders.

No. You may bring a fire ring and purchase wood on site. No outside wood is allowed per DNR.

Pets need to stay home. Only service animals with proper identification are allow at Soo Pass Ranch.

Unless you are in Camp K102, KAT Country or BOB Basecamp (where you can pick your campsite in advance), campsites are first come, first served when you arrive. If you want to camp next to a friend, let the campground manager know. They will do their best to accommodate you but often it is not possible. The best way to camp in a group is for you and your friends to arrive at the same time. 

No. All camping is sold separately. If you are camping, you need to purchase a campsite in addition to a concert ticket. Also everyone in your camping group needs to purchase a Camp Access Pass. 

Children 5 years old or under (and fully accompanied by a guardian), do not need admission tickets or campground access passes. Children 6 years old and older, will need full priced admission tickets and camp access passes.

  • Every person entering any seating areas and/or the VIP hospitality area will need a ticket regardless of age.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Must be 18 and older to camp without a parent or guardian.

Your Campsite Pass includes parking for one (1) driving unit (car or truck) and one (1) sleeping unit (trailer) PER CAMPSITE.  Motor homes are considered both a driving and sleeping unit. Any additional vehicles must purchase a separate campsite or parking lot pass.

Campsites with electrical hookup access are limited and available in the following campgrounds: Lake Sallie, Northwoods, Accessible, Blue Ox, and VIP. These sites sell out quickly! Don’t delay if you want one. 

YES!! We will have festival taxi golf cart service for guests! $5 per person per ride – cash only. They will be driving throughout the campgrounds all weekend.

Yes we do have a small access area but we prefer you go to the public access areas as we do not have anyone monitoring the water for safety.

If someone other than the ticket holder is setting up a campsite, we will require that the 3rd party bring the ticket holder’s campsite ticket to check-in where it will be scanned and exchanged for a credential that will be applied to the (1) sleeping unit that is being dropped off, and another sticker for the (1) steering unit that will need to be retrieved from the 3rd party by the ticket holder. We will not hold credentials at camp check-in. The 3rd party tow vehicles will be marked and have 30 minutes to set up and exit the campground. Any vehicles or sleeping units without proper credentials will be towed.

There is a list on the camping information page. CLICK HERE to be redirected.

Very Important: Be like Johnny Cash, “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town WE Fest”

Firearms and weapons of any kind are STRICTLY prohibited everywhere at Soo Pass Ranch including all campgrounds, the Ranch House, and concert areas. Security personnel, metal detectors, and detection dogs will be active on the grounds, combined with thorough searches of patrons and their vehicles. Any infraction will involve Law Enforcement and removal from the festival without a refund.

Getting an Early Arrival pass is highly recommended! Get your campsite, set up your party station and relax!

If you purchased VIP Early Arrival along with your VIP campsite, you can arrive to start setting up on Saturday or Tuesday (note: campgrounds are closed on Monday). No overnight camping will be allowed until Tuesday.

If you purchased GA Early Arrival, you can gain access to the campgrounds starting on Tuesday.

Vehicles staged on the road after 12:00 PM on Monday must be staged on the shoulder of the road and do so at their own risk. Guests must stay within their vehicles and are not permitted to set up camps, chairs, grills, etc. outside of their vehicles. The MN State Patrol and WE Fest Security will be patrolling these areas.

We suggest Outlet Recreation, Leisureland RV and Wolds Rv. But act fast – they go quickly.

VIP FAQs

Campsites with electrical hookup access are limited and available in the following campgrounds: Lake Sallie, Northwoods, Accessible, Blue Ox, and VIP. These sites sell out quickly! Don’t delay if you want one. 

Yes! Call to see if we have upgrades available!  1-833-2WE-FEST (833-293-3378). Phone lines are open Monday – Friday from 10 am – 4 pm.

 

 

The VIP experience at WE Fest is awesome! 

  • Expedited entry
  • Reserved stadium style seating
  • Exclusive access to VIP Hospitality area
  • Catered gourmet meals each day (dinner on Thursday, and lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday)
  • Access to complimentary sponsored soda, water, and beer and other beverages. More choices are available a the VIP cash bar

Please note: You need a Camp Access Pass to enter all campgrounds including the VIP campgrounds.

VIP Meals and Hours
Lunch is Noon – 2 pm, Friday and Saturday;
Dinner is 5 pm – 8 pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Sample menu includes: Fajitas, Fried Chicken, Rotisserie Chicken, Beef Carving Station, Pork Lion, Sliced Turkey, Fish Fry and Brisket!