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Alcoholic Beverages and Drugs

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These are absolutely not permitted on the festival grounds and those found under the influence of, or in possession of such will be escorted off the property, and or, turned over to the law enforcement officials.


Bicycle Riding

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Bicycles should be confined to the camping areas only.


Blanket Policy

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Tarps are not allowed into the Arena/Performance area.
Blankets are allowed under the following guidelines:
• Blankets must be taken out with you at the end of each evening’s program. Do not leave blankets or any other belongings overnight because the arena will be cleaned out by maintenance staff.
• No Stakes are permitted in the arena area to secure blankets.
• Do no block an aisle or pathway.
• Seating is on the “honor system”. Please be considerate of others.


Booths, Books & Music

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Creation will offer the convenience of a Christian music store. In addition, there will be many booths featuring a wide variety of Christian oriented materials, crafts, and informational booths. If you or your organization would like to reserve a booth, contact: Creation Festival Booths, Box 86, Medford, NJ 08055 or call (800) 327-6921 or click here. The booth area will close each evening for approximately one hour during the evening message so that everyone can attend. Creation features a great selection of all the latest Christian music, apparel, information on ministry organizations and schools and various products.


Cameras

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Regular cameras and video cameras are permitted at Creation. However, any professional camera equipment (including tripods, cameras with removable lenses, etc) is not. Photos must be taken from where ever you will be standing/sitting during the performances… no special passes will be issued. Also, video-taping of an entire performance is prohibited. This is agreed upon by the Creation Festival and the performing artist to protect the artists’ rights. Thank you for your cooperation.


Camping Facilities

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Camping is available on a first come, first serve basis for individuals or groups however, only pre-registered groups (15+ or more adults), who purchased full event AND camping tickets at the same time on the same form, will be pre-assigned a location. Individuals will be assigned a location when they arrive at the festival. We have never had to turn anyone away for lack of camping availability. The Gates for Creation will open approximately Tuesday late afternoon and will be open until midnight. Gates for Thursday, Friday and Saturday will open at 8am and will close each evening approx. 11pm. ALL Campers must vacate the grounds and camping areas by 11am on Sunday. Creation is an outdoor event and everyone should come with some type of shelter in case of rain. No one will be allowed on the premises before Tuesday before the gate open without prior permission from the Creation Festival management. Those serving on staff that have received an assignment for set up or an early shift will be allowed access if they present their proper assignment documentation. Port A Potties are provided and water is available on the premises for drinking and water basins. There are a limited number of premium RV sites available.

There are a limited number of premium sites available. Click here for more info.


Campfires

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There will be no campfires allowed in the camp grounds at Creation Festival Northwest due to burn policies set in place by local and state officials. Metal fire pits and grill are acceptable.


CD & MP3 Speakers Ministry

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All the messages at Creation are recorded and available for FREE here on our website. Click Here.


Chairs

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Chairs are allowed but are only allowed behind the sound tower. Please keep this to low beach chairs so as not to block anyones view of the stage.


Children

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Lost children should be taken to the Lost and Found tent located near the Wristband check area. Please keep children under direct supervision at all times. Never let a child sleep on the ground while groups are on stage… especially at night. Please keep identifying information on your child at all times so that you can be found by security staff. The Creation Festival wristband can be marked with your campsite number and contact info… use a permanent marker and reapply as necessary.


Coolers & Ice Chests

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Large coolers or ice chests will not be permitted in Performance Areas. Only soft sided coolers and backpacks less than 24″x 24″ will be allowed and will be inspected for prohibited items.


Curfew

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Creation curfew is midnight. After midnight please be quiet. Don’t “bless” others with loud singing, music, radios or talking. If asked by someone to “quiet down,” please respond graciously.


Directions

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Click here to view directions.


Dress Code

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Leaders, Chaperones and Parents: We need your help in enforcing this policy – our staff cannot do it alone! MODESTY is the key word. While the style and fashion these days seems to be “less is best,” we do not want to be guilty of causing another person to stumble. Girls: Bathing suits are NOT permitted, except in the showers.Clothes must be put on over your bathing suit for the walk back to your campsite from the showers. Tank tops are fine but bellies must be covered (even though the fashion now is to show it off). Shorts and/or skirts need to be long enough and shirts big enough. Guys are not exempt from the dress code: SHIRTS (and shoes) MUST be worn by all at all times.


Electronics

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Regular still and video cameras are permitted. Photos must be taken from wherever you are during the performance… no special passes will be issued. Video taping of an entire performance is prohibited. This is agreed upon by the Creation Festival and the performing artists to protect the artists’ rights.

Professional still, video and recording equipment is prohibited. This is defined, in part, as equipment with removable lenses, tripods, etc. Creation Administration reserves the right to determine the suitability of equipment being taken into the Performance Area/Amphitheater. Violation of these rules may result in the confiscation of your equipment for the duration of the event.

Laser pointers are not permitted.


Fireworks

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No fireworks may be brought onto the grounds.


Food & Beverages

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• Outside Beverage brought into the Performance Area/Amphitheater is restricted to plastic containers. No glass is permitted for safety reasons.
• Outside Food is allowed but must be packaged in clear plastic containers.
• No alcohol is allowed anywhere on site during the Creation Northwest Festival, inside the Performance area/Amphitheater or in the Camping/Parking area.


Food Court

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There is a food court on site that offers a variety of options. This is open throughout the day and items can be purchased at varying prices.


Sports Activities

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Please confine athletic activities to areas not congested by people.


Hotels

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Some of the local area hotels are offering a discounted rate to Creation Festival attendees.  In order to see this list, please click on “Location” at the top of the page.  A full list of local area hotels can be found on the Tri-Cities Visitor Bureau website.


Ice

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Bags of ice are available on site for purchase.


Literature Distribution

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Literature distribution is only permitted from official booths located in the booth area, regardless of the type of literature. Please understand that this rule will be strictly enforced.


Litter

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Please help keep the grounds clean by picking up any trash that you spot and deposit it in the nearest trash can. Please report any overflowing trash cans to the main office.


Lost & Found

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All lost and found items should be taken to, or retrieved from the festival’s Lost and Found, located by the Main Office. Any valuable items (i.e. cameras, phones, jewelry, glasses, medication, keys, etc) that are turned in to Lost & Found and are not claimed at the Festival will be brought back to the Creation Main office in NJ. If you lost an item at the event please email help@creationfest.com with your name, address, phone number and a DETAILED description of the item that was lost. We will check the returned items and/or keep your email on file in case anything turns up at a later time.


Map

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A site map will be available 3 weeks from the date of the festival. Please check back. (subject to change).


Offering

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Each year at Creation there is an opportunity to give to an offering. This offering is to enable the Creation Festival to pour into further projects that extend the ministry and mission of the festival. In the past it has helped with our scholarship and Make A Difference campaign to provide hundreds of tickets to those individuals or organizations who could not otherwise afford it. It has also helped to support missions international with projects in countries like Ghana, Haiti, Morocco and many others. There will be no pressure to contribute, but if you feel lead to, know that your offering is going to help further the ministry of the Creation Festivals and those it supports.


Opinions

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Opinions expressed by program participants do not necessarily reflect those of Creation Festivals, and its staff.


Paging

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Paging is not permitted except in extreme emergency. Contact the festival office at 1-800-327-6921 for further assistance or information.


Parking & Transportation

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$5 per vehicle fee per entry for day parking.

Day Ticket Holders parking at the festival should expect to pay a minimum of five dollars per vehicle for each day attending. Full Event Ticket Holders that have also purchased camping are required to park their cars, buses and recreational vehicles at one of our required overflow parking areas or at their campsite depending on camp section. Please follow the instructions of the parking attendants by parking where they direct you. You can walk anywhere on the ground so please drive your car only when entering or exiting the grounds. If your arrival is on Wednesday, please be prepared to wait in line up to several hours before being assigned a campsite. It would be a very good idea to plan a restroom stop on the way before arriving on site. If you find yourself in line, please be patient, and remain in your vehicle. Let’s be a good witness to the neighbors by picking up any litter, and by staying off their private property. Thanks for your help.


Pets

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Pets are NOT allowed on the festival grounds, including parking and camping areas. Please make arrangements with a nearby kennel (or family member) to care for your pet while you are at the Festival. For local kennels in the area please call the Chambers of Commerce.


Photo & Video Release

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Photographers and videographers will be on site to document the Creation Festival. Many of these images will be used in the future for promotional purposes. By attending the Creation Festival, you are giving up any rights you might have with regards to these photos and will be deemed as having given permission for use of the same. This includes but is not limited to Photos, video and audio. As the attendee you grant the Creation Festival its employees, contractors, and all media the right to record, film, tape and photograph for the purposes of promotion and media coverage for the festival This will include all forms of media including but not limited to broadcast, print, email and website usage.


Program

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Occasionally, due to illness or some other reason, a speaker or musician may have to cancel or change the time of their appearance. The Creation Festival does not guarantee that the program will happen as advertised, and reserves the right to make changes and substitutions, as it deems best.


RV Dump Station

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Smoking

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Smoking is not allowed in the public areas of the festival. If you need to smoke, please limit this to your own campsite or off festival grounds.


Suggestion Box

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Located at the main festival office trailer. Your input is greatly valued.


T-Shirts, etc.

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Official Creation merchandise will be available onsite. These are very high quality items and include several different styles of T-shirts, sweatshirts, golf shirts, hats, bumperstickers, and more.


Toilets

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Portable toilet facilities are placed throughout the grounds. Please notify a staff member if they need servicing. We need everyone’s cooperation in keeping these facilities as clean as possible. It only takes one careless person to make things really gross. Toilet and shower facilities accessible to wheelchairs will be available.


Traffic Flow

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The festival has gone to great lengths to provide everything you will need on the festival grounds. Do not drive your car unless it is an emergency. When walking, please clear the road as soon as a vehicle approaches. Do not walk in the middle of the road. Unnecessary driving is not only unsafe, but it is also stirs up a lot of dust.


Umbrellas

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Only “hand-held” umbrellas are allowed into the Performance Area and must not block the line of sight of other attendees. If security staff determine that your umbrella creates a hazardous condition or blocks the view of other attendees, you will be asked to remove it or it will be confiscated. No umbrellas are allowed in front of the sound tower.


Volunteers

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It takes thousands of dedicated staff volunteers to make the Creation Festival run smoothly. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Creation staff and are willing to work four and one half hours per day, please click here for details.


Water

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Please conserve water by using only what you need.


What To Bring

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Your ticket, pen and notebook, sleeping bag, tent or camper, flashlight, cooking supplies, buckets, BIBLE, wash basin, umbrella, toothpaste, soap, towels, insect repellent, money, sunglasses, hat, sweater, and blanket.


Wristbands

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Please keep your wristband on your wrist during the entire time of the festival. You will need this to enter the festival grounds. This is extremely important for our public safety team.


First Aid Center

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A first aid center will be on the site. If you have special medical needs, please register at the medical center upon arrival. Each underage registrant must have his/her parent or guardian sign a “Consent To Treat” form. This form is sent to all who pre-register. Please make copies of this form which is located in the “Registration Details Pamphlet” that you will receive with your tickets. Please have minors in your group have this with them while on site in case they need treatment and are not with an adult.  NOTE: Please DO NOT send this form to the Creation Main Office. This form is for your records and should be kept with you at all times while onsite at the event in case you need to go to the First Aid Station.

The festival is a unique situation where a complete village emerges over night. As in any small village there are many medical needs that arise. Just as you would not run to the local hospital Emergency Room for every little problem, please use the same discretion in deciding to come to the First Aid station.


Guidelines For Using The First Aid Station

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When you arrive at the First Aid station, you will be required to sign a “Consent To Treat” form. You must be 18 years old to sign for yourself. If you are not 18yrs or older, please bring an adult with you. If not accompanied by an adult, keep your “Consent To Treat” form with you. NO ONE UNDER 18 WILL BE TREATED WITHOUT ADULT PERMISSION or a signed “Consent To Treat” form.

If the First Aid station is busy, and your complaint is minor, you may be asked to wait. Please be patient, we may have some serious injuries or illness to care for. Despite the excellent care of our trained people, it may still be necessary for you to be treated in the local hospital Emergency Room. If this is the case you are responsible for supplying insurance information. It is also your responsibility, not the festival staff’s to provide transportation to the hospital unless the injury dictates an ambulance. You will also be responsible to provide your transportation back to Creation from the Hospital.

Note concerning electric wheelchairs: Due to the limited amount of space in our First Aid compound we are unable to re-charge wheelchairs. If you have a wheelchair that will need to be re-charged you should provide your own generator. In an emergency situation, the Public Safety office (located near the Main Office trailer) may be able to assist you.

To Avoid Visiting Our First Aid Station, Please Follow These Suggestions

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Be reasonable about the amount of time spent in the sun.
  • Bring with you all prescription medications you normally take.
  • Eat substantial meals.
  • Remember the festival grounds are dusty, even if you have not had problems with asthma you may now. Please bring your medication.
  • We will not plug in contact sterilizing kits. We will plug in ventilators or other necessary medical equipment.
  • If you are reporting to the First Aid station to tell of another’s injuries, please look around you carefully before you leave the victim. Remember, a large crowd, especially at night, can look different on the way back. Remember land marks and campsite numbers. If you see an emergency vehicle, get out of the way immediately!

You Do Not Need To Go If

  • You have a small cut with little or no bleeding.
  • You have mild sunburn.
  • You have only a mild headache.
  • You have a splinter. Try to remove it first.
  • You have bug bites. There is unfortunately no effective treatments. Use repellent.

You Should Report To The First Aid Station If

  • You have a cut and can not stop bleeding.
  • You experience light headedness, blurred vision, dry mouth, or intense headaches.
  • You are having difficulty breathing with or without chest pain.
  • You have any type of seizure activity.
  • You have a burn from any other source other than the sun.
  • You are experiencing vomiting or diarrhea or extreme stomach pain.
  • You have something in your eye.

Deaf Ministry

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Creation Festival offers a Deaf Ministry at Creation East & West for the Main stage events. The Creation Festival complies to the ASL Standards.


Creation Festival Handicap Provisions

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* Please note that only 6 people are permitted per handicap site due to limited space.

If you have a diagnosed medical condition that prohibits you from walking moderate distances, you can camp in our handicapped area.

You will need to provide proof of your handicap by providing us with a current note from your doctor explaining the nature of the handicap. With such a limited amount of space we must verify the need for handicap camping to make sure those with legitimate conditions are placed properly (i.e. a hang-nail is not a legitimate handicap condition). It is not necessary to go in to deep personal detail but we do need some sort of explanation of the condition. Doctor’s notes simply requesting a handicap site are not accepted. Some sort of explanation of the condition is needed. Documentation must arrive on or before the final registration deadline, whether by mail (please include documentation with your ticket order) or by fax if order has already been placed (call our office for fax number). If your doctor will be faxing us the documentation please make sure he/she references the full name and contact information of the person who ordered the tickets AND the name of the person for whom the site is being requested (if different than that on order). If a doctor’s note is received without this information we cannot reserve a site for you. It is the responsibility of the attendee to make sure documentation is accurate and received on time.

Creation does not provide electric hook-ups for any registered attendees, at their site, during the festival.

APNEA: If you have Sleep Apnea or any other respiratory condition, we have found that most medical equipment comes with adapters to accommodate a battery pack. Most medical equipment stores can rent you a battery to operate your equipment for the week. You may also want to contact your healthcare provider. If you provide us with a charger, we will charge your battery each day for use that night.

The Creation Festival does allow generators to be run at the campsites. The festival grounds are equipped with handicapped accessible bathrooms and shower facilities. Please understand the grounds are equipped but located in a very rural setting.

Simply order the additional tickets you need on-line or over the phone as you normally would. If you have any questions please call our office at 800-327-6921.
Go to the other events page for a list of all Creation Concerts in your area. Showclix.com also has information on who’s playing where and when…plus you can order your tickets online! Once you become a member, you will even be notified by email when your 3 favorite artists are having a show in your region.
We will not have a detailed schedule until the event. It will be published in our program on site. Check out the artist lineup page.
You will sit in the main arena and yes, you can sit anywhere there is open space. However a new place must be found each day.
You can leave your blanket, etc. on the ground and be in one spot for the entire day. However you will have to find a new place each day.
Benton County Fairgrounds
1500 S Oak St
Kennewick WA 99337-6011

Hotels

The following hotels are offering a discount to Creation Festival attendees.  Please request “Creation Festival” block when calling to reserve your room(s)

Clover Island Inn
435 Clover Island Drive
Kennewick, WA 99336
1(509)586-0541
www.hotelkennewick.com

Days Inn Kennewick
2811 West 2nd Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
1(800)225-3297
www.daysinn.com

Guesthouse Inn & Suites
5616 West Clearwater Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
1(509)735-2242
www.guesthouseintl.com

Hilton Garden Inn
701 North Young Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
1(509)735-4600
www.hilton.com

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
7809 West Quinault Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
1(509)783-2164
www.marriott.com

Quality Inn Kennewick
7901 West Quinault Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
1(509)735-6100
www.qualityinn.com

Red Lion Hotel Kennewick
1101 North Columbia Center Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99336
1(509)783-0611
www.redlion.com

Red Lion Inn & Suites Kennewick
602 North Young Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
1(509)396-9979
www.redlion.com

Super 8 Hotel
626 North Columbia Center Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99336
1(509)736-6888
www.super8.com

Best Western Plus Pasco Inn & Suites
2811 North 20th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301
1(509)543-7722
www.bestwesternwashington.com

Red Lion Hotel Pasco
2525 North 20th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301
1(509)547-0701
www.redlion.com

Motel 6 Richland
1751 Fowler Street
Richland, WA 99352
1(509)783-1250
www.motel6.com

Red Lion Hotel Richland
802 George Washington Way
Richland, WA 99352
1(509)946-7611
www.redlion.com

Shilo Inn Suites Hotel
50 Comstock Street
Richland, WA 99352
1(509)946-4661
www.shiloinns.com

RV Village Resort
*Please mention Creation West for a 10% discount*
7300 W. Van Geisen
West Richland, WA 99353
1(509)967-9900
www.rvvillageresort.com

*Not responsible for area code or number changes.