Get in touch

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

If you have ordered online your entry wristbands will be posted to you nearer the date (generally that is by the end of April, we will always announce it on our Facebook page). Please keep your order confirmation email / order number somewhere safe in case of any query.

If you haven't received your entry wristbands by the end June, 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, you can collect however many you need at the gate when you arrive.

Weekend Camping Passes

Weekend Camping Passes can be purchased online (until 31st June) or at the gate. An Adult Pass includes admission & a pitch for you and your vehicle.

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.

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.

Day Passes £8 / £5

Day Passes include parking, admission to the Volksfest and entertainment on either:

  • Saturday between 9am - midnight
  • Sunday between 9am - 5pm

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

Order Online or Pay at the Gate:

  • £8 Adult (anyone 17 yrs and over)
  • £5 Teen (12-16 yrs)
  • 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.

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

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)

Friday Evening - £5 entry for casual drop-ins

Friday evening bar & live entertainment is available to holders of Weekend Passes and 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 Camping

Saturday night camping is offered at £25, pay on the gate. If you arrive after 4pm we'll only charge you £20.

Fire Pits & BBQ rules / Fire hazards

Full details closer to the time of the event depending on weather conditions. But in general ...

BBQs should be kept off the ground and you must have enough water, a powder fire extinguisher or some other means of putting it out if 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.

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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