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Creekside #45.heic


≈ What is the address?

We are located at 10027 Hwy 28, Apsley, Ontario.

Festival vendors will be set-up beside Mikey D's Fire'd Up Food Truck.

See signs for Festival Entrance.


≈ How do I get to the festival?

On our awesome Shuttle Bus! All parking will be at the North Kawartha Community Center (340 McFadden Rd, Apsley, ON). Our shuttle bus service will run every 10 minutes, picking up festival-goers and dropping them off at the festival grounds. When you have had enough fun, hop right back on the shuttle bus to get your vehicle. Shuttle bus service begins at 4pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday. There is no shuttle service on Sunday.

≈ Is there any parking on-site?

For bands and for campers ONLY. Parking for campers is limited to ONE car per campsite. All others must park at the North Kawartha Community Center. 

≈ What time does the gate open?

4:00pm on Friday Sept. 9th.

11am on Saturday Sept. 10th. 

The bus shuttle will be at NKCC at those times. 

≈ Do I need a ticket to get in?

Yes, so don't lose it! When you get to the gate, you must show your hardcopy ticket or confirmation email for online tickets to receive a wristband. There are different wristbands for campers so be sure to let our wonderful volunteers know and show proof that you are camping. 

≈ Will tickets be available at the gate?

Maybe? If there are any tickets left they will be available to purchase at the gate (cash only). It's not likely though!

≈ Can I get a single-day ticket?

Single day tickets will be available closer to the event. Watch for an announcement on our social media pages.

≈ Do I have to pay for my child/children?

Children under 12 get in free.

≈ I'm camping in my trailer....when can I bring it?

Since camping is first come, first serve it is worth getting your trailer in early!

Our campground will be open on Sunday September 3rd, 2023.

NO TRAILERS PERMITTED AFTER NOON (12 pm) ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH (to ensure the safety of festival attendees)

≈ Are there RV hookups?

No, like most festivals, Creekside offers 'rustic' camping only! However, we have everything you need to have a comfortable stay (clean washroom facilities, delicious food vendors, lighting to find your way to your bed...just to name a few!)

≈ I'm camping in a tent. Do I need to set it up in advance?

Not necessarily however, like trailer camping, tent camping is first come, first serve. Parking for tent campers is very limited and includes one vehicle per tent. All others must park at the North Kawartha Community Center.


≈ Will there be any shade/shelter?

We will have 3 large event tents set up for shade and shelter. There's also some trees you can relax under.  


≈ Where do I throw out my garbage/recycling?

Please use the labelled bins around the festival grounds. Remember that cans are recyclable! Our lovely volunteers will be collecting all alcohol containers with proceeds going to charity. Let's keep the grounds clean so we can enjoy the natural beauty at Creekside. 

≈ Will there be food and beverages available to purchase?

Yes. All food vendors will be located at our "Vendor Village" beside Mikey D's Fire'd Up Food Truck. We have a great line-up of food vendors to satisfy your hunger!

≈ Can I bring alcohol?

You can, this is a BYOB event however we ask you bring CANS ONLY.  

And please drink responsibly. We will have security on hand if alcohol is preventing you from having a good time and respecting your fellow festival-goers.

≈ Will there be designated drivers?

YES!!!! We want Creekside to be a fun and SAFE event. If you can not get yourself home safely, please ask one of our volunteers to connect you with our on-call designated drivers. 

≈ Will there be a designated smoking area?

Yep. We have worked hard to make the festival grounds pristine. Please use the cigarette disposal tins provided so we can keep our environment clean! 

≈ Can I swim in the creek?

Sure. If it's warm enough for you!

No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk.  

≈ Will there be an ATM on site?

No. Be sure to bring along some cash to purchase delicious food, festival merchandise and items from our local artisans. Some vendors may accept debit/credit. 

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