FAQ

When are the Gates Open?

Officially 9:00 AM on Friday, August 18th, 2017.

Early Arrival?

We will start accepting early arrivals at no extra cost, but with limited facilities on Thursday the 17th at Noon. (12pm)

Rules at Astral Valley?

  • NO WEAPONS of any kind (regardless of permit)
  • NO ILLEGAL DRUGS or Drug Paraphernalia - Violators will be ejected from the Festival & are subject to prosecution under local, state, & federal laws.
  • NO ENTRY ALLOWED WITHOUT A TICKET
  • NO COLLECTING, HARVESTING, OR REMOVING ANY FLORA OR FAUNA
  • NO GLASS - bring your drinks in aluminum or plastic please
  • NO FIREWORKS or explosives of any kind
  • NO ANIMALS, DOGS or PETS - if you bring animals you will be turned away at the gate
  • SERVICE ANIMALS - must be wearing owner ID Tags & Anti-Rabies Vaccination Tags 
  • NO MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL VEHICLES (Including: ATVs, Golf Carts, or UTVs)
  • NO UNDERAGE DRINKING
  • NO DRIVING around event grounds once parked
  • SPEED LIMIT IS 5 MPH THROUGHOUT THE GROUNDS
  • NO DRINKING & DRIVING
  • NO UNAUTHORIZED VENDING
  • CAMPFIRES will only be allowed in established fire rings, burn barrels, or raised patio pits ONLY
  • NO DUMPING OR LITTERING
  • LEAVE-NO-TRACE – Leave Astral Valley better than you found it & RECYCLE
  • DO NOT REMOVE ANY ARTIFACTS FROM THE GROUNDS
  • DO NOT CUT DOWN, HARM OR SCAR ANY TREES
  • DO NOT VANDALIZE OR CAUSE DESTRUCTION TO ANYTHING
  • BIKES will be allowed, but must be well lit up for your safety if using them at night
  • RAIN or SHINE Event
  • TICKET SALES ARE FINAL, non-refundable & non-returnable
  • RESPECT the beauty of Astral Valley, please use recycling bins & consider your neighbors
  • LISTEN TO & Respect all Staff, Security & Volunteers, your safety is our #1 concern
  • NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY OF ANY KIND
  • ALL PERSONS BEHAVING IN AN ILLEGAL, OFFENSIVE OR DISORDERLY FASHION WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GROUNDS WITHOUT REFUND. Violators will be ejected & are subject to prosecution under local, state, & federal laws.

Weather in August in Astral Valley?

Sunny and Dry typically, but Missouri is unpredictable. Come prepared.

Hotels close by?

Yes, but many are have been booked up a year or more in advance in anticipation of the Eclipse by astronomers flying in from all corners.

Dog/Pet Policy?

Service Animals Only. No Pets allowed.

No Totems.

Bags and Cars will be checked on Arrival.

Prohibited Items?

See Rules List above...

Fire Safety? Campfires?

Must be in a raised patio pit.

Age Restrictions?

18 & under must be with parents.

12 and Under Free for Children - but we will ask to confirm via Birth Certificate or ID if the individual seems ‘mature for their age’ ;)