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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you have the Hoes Down? 
The Hoes Down is a celebration of the end of the harvest season. After the long summer, farmers need to kick off their boots, kick up their heels, dance, and have a grand time with their family. The Hoes Down is a fundraiser for over 30 local and regional community organizations - not one penny stays on Full Belly Farm. For a full list of benefiting organizations, click here. 

What should I bring?
A water bottle, sun hat and sunscreen, a flashlight if you plan to stay late and camping equipment.

What should I NOT bring?
PLEASE NO DOGS! (Cars containing dogs will be turned away - except official service dogs accompanied by a person with a disability.) No large RV’s or motor homes please. Tent-trailers are okay. 

What is the date? 
The Hoes Down is always the FIRST WEEKEND in October. The next Hoes Down is on October 5, 2019.

How much does it cost? 
Adults: $40 if tickets are purchased online, there will be no tickets sold at the entrance
Children (2-12): $5 each anytime! 
Under 2: Free
Saturday Night Camping: $10 per person, kids 12 years old and under are free. No car camping, all camping will be tent camping only in the walnut orchard

Is there camping available? 
Yes! Click here for more information on camping. 

Do I need a reservation for camping? 
Camping is an essential part of the Hoes Down – many people say that it is their favorite part. Reservations are not necessary (or taken), but camping is only available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Can I bring my dog? 
Because of the resident farm animals, we ask that all dogs (except service dogs, of course) be left at home. 

Can I volunteer? 
Yes! Volunteers have the most fun – plus you get lots of perks! Please click here for more information on volunteering. 

Is food included in the cost of admission?
The food at the Hoes Down is out of this world! It is sourced from the most amazing sources – small, organic, family farms and ecologically and environmentally minded companies and is almost 100% organic. For menus, visit the Food page. Food is not included in the cost of admission, though admission does cover most other activities while at the festival, including the Children’s Area, Workshops, and Live Music! Food is incredibly reasonably priced, with dinner plates between $10.00- 15.00. 

Is there an ATM? 
Yes! We have 2 ATMs on site 

Do I need to pre-register for Saturday’s workshops? 
Nope. Saturday’s workshops are open to all festival attendees. 

Do I need to pay for Saturday’s workshops? 
Nope. Saturday’s workshops are included with attendance. What a deal!  

Not helpful? Email your questions to or call 800-791-2110.