Hoxeyville

August 19-21, 2016

Nestled in 150 acres of farmland surrounded by the Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville Music Festival is a testament to pure north country peace and celebration.

Rules

Hoxeyville's main venue is BYOB (bring your own beer)! This is a strictly enforced NO GLASS event, and NO KEGS will be allowed. Show your support for our fantastic Michigan breweries and stock up on their awesome CANNED beer!

SERVICE ANIMALS ONLY

IF AN ANIMAL—OTHER THAN A SERVICE ANIMAL—IS FOUND IN YOUR VEHICLE YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY.

Festivals are no place for animals. Period. "Comfort" animals are not admitted. 

  1. Contact us ahead of time if you will be bringing a service animal. 
  2. Come with the appropriate paper work—no exceptions. The person with disabilities being led or accompanied has to have in his or her possession a pictured identification card certifying that the dog was trained by a qualified organization or trainer. Guide or leader dog must be wearing a harness, a blaze orange leash and collar, hearing dog cape, or service dog backpack.—THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT) Act 328 of 1931 

When you arrive with your service animal with the proper documentation you will be camped in ADA camping for you own safety and convenience.

Boarding arrangements

 If you need to find accommodations for the weekend, Irons Animal Hospital is the closest place to board your animal. Their number is (231) 862-3113.

BANNED ITEMS AND ACTIVITIES

We reserve the right to search any vehicle and person upon entry.

  • Glass containers, glass beer bottles. 
  • Cell phone recording of performances at either stage. Please be respectful. It is distracting to all viewers trying to enjoy a performance through a sea of phone screens. Let's be present and try a radical idea called 'watching' the show. We get it, you wanna show your pals the awesome time you're having on social media- and we thank you for your support, just keep your phone in your pocket. If you are caught recording, you will be thrown in the penalty box.  Reminding those around you in front of the stage earns you major brownie points. 
  • Rage Sticks. Signs on poles. Call them what you will, and please refrain from holding (dropping, impaling) but most importantly bringing them into the main venue. They are potentially dangerous to surrounding attendees and block already compromised views for shorter folks. Remember, we're all in this together. 
  • Charcoal grills, due to fire risk. Propane camp stoves are fine.
  • Camp fires or open fires
  • Paper lanterns
    These are serious fire hazards in the national forest and we will kick you out, and worse.
  • Fireworks.  
  • Drumming after midnight
    Out of respect for the neighbors in our community and your neighboring campers who may want to sleep.
  • Illegal substances
  • Unauthorized vending
  • Laser pens or similar focused light devices
  • Loud recorded music. Because seriously, we've got you covered in the music department.
  • Generators (except from noon - 4 p.m.)
  • Motorized vehicles
    Golf carts, ATVs, etc.—this applies to all areas: camping, parking and the concert venue.
  • Hunting
  • Vehicles in designated forested areas or fire lanes
  • Weapons or violence of any kind
    Either will result in immediate ejection from the festival. Hoxeyville does not acknowledge open carry. You are not permitted to bring in guns, and your admission will not be refunded if you try. 

MAIN VENUE AREA

Access to the main venue will be controlled and monitored by festival security. Here is a list of things to keep in mind when entering the main venue:

ALLOWED

  • Low-backed chairs & blankets: Behind Sound Pit Only
    Please only bring chairs that don't block the view of other music fans that are sitting on the ground. If you have tall lawn chairs, beach umbrellas or any other items that might impair the sight of other music fans please be considerate and relocate. You may not land grab or leave your blankets/chairs overnight- they will be removed.
  • Reusable water bottles. With water in them.
  • Snacks
  • Back by popular demand- BYOB! (in cans:)

NOT ALLOWED

  • Cigarettes and cigars
    We do not permit tobacco smoking in front of either stage, or in vending. Our event is family friendly, please be respectful to other attendees, ALL children, artists and vendors if you are smoking. Extinguished butts must be disposed of in marked cans. You will be fined and ejected if you are found throwing butts on the ground because thing 1) someone else has to pick that up and thing 2) that's lame.  
  • Cell phone recording of performances in front of either stage. Please be respectful. It is distracting to all viewers trying to enjoy a performance through a sea of phone screens. Let's be present and try a radical idea called 'watching' the show. We get it, you wanna show your pals the awesome time you're having on social media- and we thank you for your support, just keep your phone in your pocket. If you are caught recording, you will be thrown in the penalty box. Reminding those around you in front of the stage earns you major brownie points. 
  • Rage Sticks. Signs on poles. Call them what you will, and please refrain from holding (dropping, impaling) but most importantly bringing them into the main venue. They are potentially dangerous to surrounding attendees and block already compromised views for shorter folks. Remember, we're all in this together. 

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MAP TO THE VENUE

 

The entrance is 1/4 mile west of the intersection of M-37 and W 48 1/2 (Hoxeyville) Rd. We recommend that you do not to use Maps on Apple.