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DVF is organised by Richie Rivers

Email: dorsetvolksfest@hotmail.co.uk

Call: 07944 030052

Check out our FAQs

If you’re looking for information, you might find the answer here:

Entry Wristbands / Online Orders

If you have ordered online your entry wristbands will be posted to you. Please keep your order confirmation email / order number somewhere safe in case of any query.

If you haven't received your entry wristbands by 5th July, please contact us as a matter of priority, we will need to investigate and may have to re-issue them. It is important that you let us have the four-digit Order No (e.g. #7111) included in your order confirmation email and invoice when you contact us with any enquiry, thanks.

Entry wristbands allow you to come and go as you please.

Children under 11 go free; no wristbands will be issued/posted with online orders BUT yes, you can collect however many you need at the gate when you arrive.

About Weekend Camping Passes

Weekend Camping Passes can be purchased online (until midnight 1st July) or at the gate. An Adult Pass includes admission & a pitch for you and your vehicle.

Gates open 10am Friday.

Regular online prices below, but please check our Tickets page for Early Bird offers:

  • £30 Adult (anyone 17 yrs and over)
  • £20 Teen (12-16 yrs)
  • Children 11 yrs & younger go free (no need to order tickets, entry wristbands can be collected on the day at the gate).
  • Entry wristbands will be posted to you. 

On the Gate prices:

  • £35 Adult (anyone 17 yrs and over)
  • £25 Teen (12-16 yrs)
  • Children 11 yrs & younger go free.

About Day Passes

Day Passes can be purchased online (until midnight 1st July) or at the gate. They include parking, admission to the Volksfest and entertainment on either:

  • Saturday - gates open 9am until midnight
  • Sunday - gates open 9am, event closes 5pm

Day Visitor wristbands allow you to come and go as you please.

Order Online or Pay at the Gate:

  • Online Adult Pass (anyone 17 yrs and over) £8
  • At the Gate Adult Pass £10 Saturday, £8 Sunday
  • Teen Pass (12-16 yrs) £5 either day, either way
  • Children 11 yrs & younger go free.
  • If you order online entry wristbands will be posted to you; wristbands are not posted for children under 11 but you can collect however many you need at the gate on the day.

All teens & children must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday Evening - £5 entry for casual drop-ins

Friday evening bar & live entertainment is available to casual drop-ins. Not ticketed. Just come along from 6pm and pay £5 entry on the gate. Beer & music end at midnight.

Please do not bring your own alcohol or any glass, neither is allowed in the show area, thanks.

Saturday Night only Camping

Can't get here for Friday night? Saturday night camping is offered at £25/Adult and £15/Teen, pay on the gate. If you arrive after 4pm the charge will be £20/Adult & £15/Teen. Children 11 yrs or younger go free.

Club Camping - discounts & club camping areas

A Ticket Discount is available to Club Members. An allocated Club Camping area is available to clubs booking and paying for a minimum of 8 vehicles/pitches by 30th May.

Please see the Club Camping page for details.

Facilities for Campers

All camping is on grass. Pitches are allocated on a first come first served basis, unless you belong to a club and have a members camping area organised.

Free hot showers, wash and toilet facilities are available (some are luxurious!). No electric hookup is available.

New for 2019 DVF has teamed up with Happy Glampers Dorset, based just a few minutes away from the festival site in Wareham, to offer a luxury camping option to this year’s festival goers! A 5-metre Kokoon bell tent is pre-erected ready for your arrival on site and fitted out with pre-inflated bed(s) – and more - details and pricing information.

Fire Pits & BBQ rules / Fire hazards

NO OPEN FIRES - a hot, dry weekend is forecast, and there's a lot of excellent, very precious lives and motor vehicles on site!

Fire pits & BBQs are allowed but MUST be kept off the ground. Don't leave them unattended. Please make sure you have enough water, a powder fire extinguisher or some other means of putting out flames in case something goes wrong! Ideally, please wet the ground around your BBQ in case sparks fly. 

Disposing of used coals & portable BBQs - please use metal bins provided, NOT regular waste bins. Don’t dispose of any portable BBQ until you are sure it is cold & dead!

Please don't litter - drinks cans and glass bottles left on the ground can ignite dry grass. If you smoke, please dispose of your cigarette ends with care - use the metal bins provided.

Generators

We really would prefer you not to use an independent generator in the camping area. If you must then it will need to be diesel (our H&S people are likely to be checking) and run only during the daytime - so long as you're not annoying anyone. Please be considerate of other campers.

DVF Merchandise

DVF 2019 printed T-shirts, Hoodies and Stickers will be on sale at the bar in the main marquee

Dogs

Yes, dogs are 100% welcome at DVF but please keep them on a lead in the show area.

Don't leave dogs unattended in cars, and don't forget the poo bags! We will provide dog drinking water in bowls at various places around the site.

If you see a dog, or any animal, suffering in a hot car please call the Police on 101 (or 999) and/or advise a member of the DVF Security team. 

Car Parking

There is plenty of car parking at DVF, on a large field in front of the main event field; on the right as you come up the lane (look out for the signposts). Parking is included in your ticket price.

Gates Open

For stallholders only (setting up) gates open Thursday until about 8pm, and from 8am on Friday

10am Friday for weekend Campers only

6pm Friday for casual drop-ins (£5 entry to be paid on the gate, live music & bar until midnight)

9am Saturday & Sunday (Day Pass admission charges apply)

Glass & Alcohol

Strictly no glass in the show area. Your own alcohol is permitted in the show area, but in reasonable quantities (e.g. no crates). The bar in the main marquee will be serving lager, wine, spirits, local beers & ciders at reasonable prices. There’s also a cocktail bar and other refreshments are available around the trading village.

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