TASTE OF COUNTRY ACCESS GUIDE
At Taste of Country we want to make sure that all music lovers have access to the Taste of Country experience! We have an access crew that is friendly and helpful.
The access guide should answer questions regarding accessibility at Taste of Country. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also eager to hear your suggestions and feedback.
Which Tickets to Purchase
Admission Tickets: There is not an admission ticket specific to accessibility. You are welcome to purchase any ticket type and make accommodations for assistance by reaching out to our access crew at email@example.com
For a full listing of tickets visit our website here.
For any questions regarding your tickets reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessible Parking and Camping Overview
Entrance into all accessible parking and camping areas including day parking, car camping, tent camping and RV camping, is gained with a ticket, and appropriate pass; in addition to having a current, state issued disabled license plate, hang tag or placard. Spaces are not reserved they are first come first serve. Please be prepared to present your state issued disabled license plate, hang tag or placard, to festival staff upon your arrival.
Onsite parking: Purchase an onsite accessible parking pass. Purchase early as these will sell out. You must have a government issued ADA placard or license plate to park in this lot.
Offsite parking is available for purchase on our ticketing website, just show your government issued placard or license plate upon entry to the lot and our parking attendants will park you in the accessible area. A free accessible shuttle will transport you to the festival.
Day parking passes will also be available for this lot. They will only be available day of show at the lot and are subject to availability.
Accessible Car Camping
In order to camp on site with your car on your campsite you must purchase a Hunter car camping pass.
Space is limited and parked first come first serve. Hunter car camping passes will sell out. Please purchase early. Once you have purchased your pass please reach out to email@example.com to make accommodations for the accessible area of the campground.
Accessible Tent Only Camping:
Purchase a tent camping pass. Accessible tent camping is located near accessible car camping. Once you have purchased your pass please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to make accommodations for the accessible area of the campground.
Visit our campsites ticketing page here to purchase.
Accessible RV Camping:
Please note: there are no hookups in this area. Water delivery and sewage pumping are available for an additional charge. Once you have purchased your pass please reach out to email@example.com to make accommodations for the accessible area of the campground.
Visit our campsites ticketing page here to purchase.
Offsite Bear Creek car camping:
Driving directions to Bear Creek are on the website. There are free shuttles running throughout the day to and from the festival site, that are. Once you have purchased your pass please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to make accommodations for the accessible area of the campground.
The Taste of Country festival site abounds with natural beauty, but please be aware that this is a ski mountain venue with uneven and sloped ground. In addition, it is primarily an outdoor music festival with multiple stages situated across the ski resort. Plan accordingly as there are some distances to be covered to get to all of the areas and stages on the site, and as with any natural terrain, rain can impact the conditions.
The Access Tent is where guests with disabilities can come to get information and request services. It will be located within the Accessible Camping area in Hunter Campground. Golf carts can pick up and drop off from this location for any guests that need this service. This is also the designated area for recharging wheelchairs, scooters, and medical devices. Remember, guests use this power at their own risk, and Taste of Country is not responsible for any personal equipment.
Entering the Festival
All guests will approach the festival via county road 23A from either the east or west.
If you are camping follow the posted signs to the area you have purchased your campsite in. There will be accessible spaces held closest to the shuttle stop, or in the case of Hunter 1 and Mountain Top nearest to the festival entrance. Please be prepared to present your state-issued disabled license plate, hang tag or placard, to festival staff upon your arrival so they can direct you accordingly.
If you are coming in for the day and have purchased an on-site parking pass you will turn off of 23A at Klein Rd and present your parking pass and your state-issued disabled license plate, hang tag or placard then staff will park you in the designated accessible spaces. Anyone interested in purchasing a day parking pass should proceed to this same location, day passes will be sold at the entrance of the parking lot.
Accessible Viewing Platform
There will be an elevated Accessible Viewing Platform within the venue for guests who use wheelchairs, have significant mobility disabilities, or who have difficulty standing for long periods of time. Staff will manage the viewing platform accordingly to make sure all guests are comfortable during busy times.
Golf carts will be available to transport guests with mobility impairments to and from accessible camping and the viewing platform. Rules, guidelines, and schedules for golf cart transportation will be disseminated on-site to the guests who might require this service.
Also available on site will be a golf cart taxi service for a fee
Powered Mobility Devices
Guests with mobility disabilities are welcome to use motorized wheelchairs and three or four wheeled scooters. For safety reasons, guests may NOT use golf carts, all-terrain vehicles, two wheeled scooters or motorbikes, either in the venue itself, or in the parking and camping areas. Other power-driven mobility devices will be assessed on a case by case basis.
There will be accessible porta-johns in the Accessible Camping area, and near the Accessible Viewing Platform. There will be other accessible porta-johns in key areas throughout the festival grounds.
ASL Interpreting Services
Please send your requests as early as possible to email@example.com. Requests should be in at least four weeks prior to the event for the access team to ensure they can get the appropriate staff to accommodate.
Prescriptions must have a prescription label. Photo ID must match the prescription label. For the safety of our staff please dispose of all medical waste/syringes in the proper receptacles in our medical tents. Guests needing a cool place to store their medicines can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make those arrangements.
Special Dietary Needs
If a guest has special medical dietary restrictions, a personal amount of food will be allowed in if accompanied by a doctor’s note. Please contact email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
SERVICE ANIMALS – Definition, Policies, and Procedures
Taste of Country welcomes and supports the rights and attendance of all persons with disabilities that rely on the special skills of a trained service animal. What we DO NOT support, nor will tolerate, are pets being misrepresented by their owners as service animals, when in fact they are not.
Service Animal Definition:
A ‘service animal’ means “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler’s disability.”
Emotional support or comfort animals are not considered service animals under the ADA and therefore are not allowed at Taste of Country.
Service Animal Policies:
For our guests with disabilities who wish to bring their legitimate service animal to Taste of Country, we ask that you review and follow the policies outlined below:
- Service animals must be accompanied by the handler with the disability at all times.
- Service animals must be under the control and supervision of their handler at all times.
- Service animals are not permitted to be left in camp unattended under any circumstances.
- Handlers are required to be prepared for, and clean-up after, their animals at all times.
- We reserve the right to remove and/or refuse access to any service animal from the campgrounds or venues if that animal is deemed to be a health or safety threat to festival patrons, staff, or other service animals, or in violation of these policies.
- All service animals must be credentialed by the Taste of Country staff (see the procedures below).
Service Animal Procedures:
All guests with disabilities attending Taste of Country with a service animal will need to have that animal credentialed by Taste of Country staff before entering the main gate. This process will be performed quickly and respectfully by our Accessibility Staff.
At the entrance gate let staff know you need your service animal credentialed. The accessibility team will be called over to verify your service animal, record your contact information, and provide a collar tag for your service animal. Security/Staff will check for all animals to have a properly credentialed Taste Of Country collar tag every time they enter the venue.
Remember, Service animals are allowed, all other dogs are not!