General Festival Info

What are the prices for admission, camping, etc…?

Check out the ticket page for Creation Northwest.

Do you have a scheduled time when singers and speakers will be on stage?

We will not have a finalized detailed schedule until the event. It will be published in our program on site. In the meantime, check out the artist lineup page and our tentative schedule.

What if I need additional tickets?

Simply order the additional tickets you need on-line, over the phone or through the mail as you normally would. If you have any questions please call our office at 800-327-6921.

Are bar-coded tickets transferable?

Yes, your bar-coded ticket(s) can be sold and used by another party.

Do you just sit anywhere on the festival grounds?

You will sit in the main arena and yes, you can sit anywhere there is open space. However, tarps may not be left out overnight.

Do you stay in one place all day? Can you save your place?

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, as tarps/blankets may not be left out overnight.

When can I get there and when do I have to leave?

Gates will open to the public on Wednesday, July 12th and everyone must leave the site by Sunday, July 16th.

Are there discounts on tickets for the festival?

Yes! Getting involved with the festival as a volunteer or bringing a large group of 10+ have great discounts for any budget!  Group Passes    Volunteer Sign Up

Does the fun go on all year?

Go to the other events page for a list of all Creation Concerts in your area. Eventbrite.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.

Can we bring blankets into the main arena area?

Yes, but you should take your blanket with you at the end of the evening program. Do not leave it in the arena overnight or it will be taken to “Lost and Found”. Chairs are allowed in the main arena area only to the rear of the sound tower. The front of the sound tower is reserved for blankets only. No stakes are permitted in the arena area to secure blankets. Never, under any circumstances block the aisle or rush the stage. We need your help in establishing an “honor system” regarding seating. In order to eliminate the early morning “Oklahoma Land Rush” with blankets, it has been necessary to ask you to pick only one day in which to sit in front of the sound booth area. This policy can only work with your good faith efforts.* Church youth leaders should make sure that their group abides by this policy. With the Jumbotrons, you actually see better at a distance. *(Creation reserves the right to remove chronic offenders)

How do I become an exhibitor?

The Exhibits Area will have many booths featuring a wide variety of Christian oriented materials, crafts, apparel and informational booths. If you or your organization would like to apply for an exhibitor booth, you can find information, pricing, etc. here.  If you need additional assistance after reading all of the exhibitor information provided on our website, you can contact Nickey Hall by email at  exhibits@creationfest.com or by phone at 1(800)327-6921 x204. 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.

Are cameras allowed?

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.

What’s the dress code at Creation?

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.

Are fireworks allowed at Creation?

No. Fireworks cannot be brought onto the grounds.

Are there food options at the festival?

Yes. The Food Court is open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. There is a wide variety of fast food available for purchase including: fresh fruit, pizza, cheese steaks, hamburgers, soda, funnel cakes, fries, Mexican, Chinese, and much more.

Are golf carts or ATV’s allowed?

No individual golf carts or ATV’s are permitted, the only golf carts & ATV’s allowed are those in use for Creation Staff that are provided by the festival.

Is there a lost and found at Creation?

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.

Are pets allowed at Creation?

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.

Are there options for the hard of hearing?

Creation Festival does offer a Deaf Ministry at the festival for the Main Stage events. The Creation Festival complies to the ASL Standards.

Can I smoke at Creation?

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.

What are some examples of things to bring with me to Creation?

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.

Will there be photographers and videographers on site?

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.

Are there shuttle busses available at all at the festival?

Yes! Shuttle busses will run from the Main Site to Two Rivers throughout the day.

Does Creation offer a military discount?

Yes!  Please email proof of military service to help@creationfest.com in order to receive a promotional code that can be used for a discount on your festival tickets.

Camping Info

If I’m camping, how big is my camping space?

We do not have an exact measurement for each camping space. For individuals, we customize it based on the cars, tents, camper and/or supplies you bring to Creation.  For groups, your campsite is based on the final number of people in your group after the last group ticket pricing deadline on June 21st.

What is camping like at the festival?

Imagine a time to meet and fellowship with other believers that are only a few feet away!  Camping is a great tradition for many and can become one for others.  It brings people together and allows you to  experience Creation in an amazing way with so many believers.  Be part of the Creation camping community this summer.  Be sure to check out our essentials page that has some helpful details to plan your time at the festival!

Are there other lodging options besides camping?

Yes! There are many hotel options available for attendees who love the festival but do not want to camp.  For hotel options click here.

Can we have campfires?

Yes, but they must be in a portable above ground fire pit that you provide.  Please Note: There is a possibility that a burn ban will be in place during the festival.

Do we get to reserve a specific camping spot?

All attendees who purchase a Camping Ticket will be provided with a campsite in primitive camping; however, only pre-registered groups (10+ or more adults) registering together on the same form for the entire event 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 open on Wednesday, and close 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 Wednesday at 9AM without permission from the Creation management (unless serving on staff). Shower and restroom facilities are provided and water is available on the premises for drinking and wash basins. We do not have an exact measurement for each camping space. We customize it based on the cars, tents, camper and/or supplies you bring to Creation.

Creation does offer a limited number of Premium RV Sites for an additional fee.  Click here for more info.

Are alcoholic beverages allowed?

NO! They are absolutely not permitted on the festival grounds and those found under the influence of, or in possession of alcohol or illegal drugs will be escorted off the property, and or, turned over to the law enforcement officials.

Is there a curfew when camping at Creation?

Creation curfew is 1am. After 1am please be quiet. Don’t “bless” others with loud singing, music, radios or talking. If asked by someone to “quiet down,” please respond graciously.

Is there running water on the campgrounds?

Yes, but please conserve water by using only what you need.

Are there bathroom facilities on or near the campground?

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 are located in the central bathhouse near the Main Office.

Where do we park?

There is a cost of $5 per day/per vehicle for attendees who plan on commuting to the festival each day. Please follow the instructions of the parking attendants by parking where they direct you. Those camping may park at their campsites. 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 before arriving on site. If you find yourself in line, please be patient and remain in your vehicle. Thanks for your help!

Will holding tanks be available for dumping?

No, there are no holding tanks at the festival.

First Aid Info

Is there a first aid center on site?

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 which will be provided at the First Aid Station.

Doctors and nurses are greatly needed as volunteers to serve four hours per day during the event. Contact the staff office if you are able to serve.

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.

When should I seek first aid?

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. Band-aids are available at the festival grocery store.
  • You have mild sunburn. Solarcaine is available at the festival grocery.
  • You have only a mild headache. Pain relievers are available at the grocery.
  • 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

Are there handicap provisions at the festival?

*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 emailing us 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 be emailed to help@creationfest.com no later than midnight (EST) on June 21st in order to have a handicapped campsite reserved. If your doctor will be emailing 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 in the handicapped camping area 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.