When will the schedule be posted?

Arranging the schedule for such a large number of artists is a delicate puzzle. We’ll try to have the schedule available to the public 30 days before the event.

What time do the gates open?

Gates open at 8am on the Friday of the event. Gates close at midnight each night, and re-open again at 8am.

What time does the event start and end each day?

Friday music and activities kick off with an opening ceremony at 4pm and the last band starts at 2am.
Saturday music and activities start at 9am and the last band starts at 2am.
Sunday music and activities start at 9am and the festival closes with Chris Dorman in the barn at 9pm.

How Do I?

Is it okay for me to sell stuff on the farm if I'm not an official vendor?

Only invited bands and workshop presenters can sell their merch. Please see the merch booth for details.

Can I come and collect signatures for my cause?

Please contact seth@earthworkmusic.com

How can my band apply to perform at the Earthwork Harvest Gathering?

We are full for 2022. We will begin accepting inquiries for 2023 after October 1st of 2022.
Please send info and a video to info@earthworkmusic.com

How can I become a food vendor?... or a non-food vendor?

Check out our vendors page for more information.

Can I Bring?

Can I bring a generator for power?

Small quiet generators are permitted (except in Quiet/Family Camping). Operating hours are between 8am and midnight, same hours Main Gate is open.

Medically-necessary generators (CPAP, wheelchair charging, etc.) are permitted 24hrs/day in handicapped camping area.

Electric battery systems (Goal Zero and similar) are silent and exhaust free. These are permitted 24hrs/day.

Can I bring a personal camp stove or portable cooking device?

Yes, as long as it operates on liquid/gas fuels, electricity, or solar heat.

No wood or charcoal fires, except the official fires maintained by Earthwork.

Can I bring a bicycle to get around on the grounds?

Yes, you may bring a bike. They’re only allowed north of the Hill Stage. We want to keep traffic on ‘main campus’ safe for foot traffic. Be careful in crowded places and where it is hard to see. No bike riding in the dark.

Can I bring a pet?

No. This means no dogs, cats, birds, squirrels, etc… Please enjoy this time with your fellow humans.

This includes all comfort animals, emotional support animals or therapy pets. These animals are not “service animals” under Title II and Title III of the ADA.
Service animals are not pets.

Can I bring my own professional photography, video, audio, drone or other recording device?

No. We have so many folks on our media team – please, just enjoy the weekend!

Can I bring my own personal golf cart/ATV/UTV to get around?

No. We can only allow staff to drive on site, except for arrival and departure. If you arrive on one of these, please park in a designated parking space and leave the vehicle there until departing.

Do You Have?

Do you sell ice?

No. Not this year.

Do you sell food?

There are lots of food vendor options around the farm, all weekend long.

Camping / Lodging

Where is the closest gas station?

Whipple and Co General Store
4865 E. Moorestown Road, Lake City, MI

414 N. Main St., Lake City, MI

Where can I find groceries and stuff?

Roger’s Grocery & Ace Hardware have taken over the old Foster’s location.
5760 W Houghton Lake Rd, Lake City, MI 49651

Whipple and Co General Store
4865 E. Mooresetown Road, Lake City

Ebels General Store
420 E Prosper Rd, Falmouth

There are some grocery options in Houghton Lake and Cadillac, as well as a few gas stations in Lake City.

Can I camp overnight with my day pass?

No. Day passes do not include camping.

Are there "quiet hours"?

We have a “Quiet/Family Camping” area.
Quiet camping will be enforced.
For the night owls, we have the northernmost campfire area.

Where are the closest hotels?

Lake City, Houghton Lake, Cadillac

Rather than tent camping, are campers allowed?

Campers, trailers, RVs and the like are welcome – we are “primitive” camping only though, as we have NO hook-ups (water/electric).
All towable campers, pop ups, 5th wheels, buses and travel trailers require a $50 RV pass.
  • (RV pass not required for VW buses, Sprinters, Class B or C Rvs under 22’.)

Can I come set up camp or park my vehicle in advance?

You are welcome to arrive anytime AFTER 8am on the Friday of the event.
No early entry please.

Ticket Information

Where are tickets available?

Tickets can be purchased online here and at the farm, as early as 8am on the Friday of the event.

I bought tickets online, but can't find my order confirmation, can you help?

Check your SPAM folder, sometimes emails get “sorted” when you don’t want them to. Also, try searching your mail for “Earthwork Harvest Gathering Tickets”.

I thought that I was on a guest list, but the folks at the gate can't find me. What should I do?

Our gate staff will use your ID to check the guest list. If your ID does not match a name on the list you will need to either purchase a ticket at the gate, or contact the person who would have put you on the guest list. With such a crowd, it’s impossible for the gate volunteers to handle sorting out everyone’s individual guest list.
Our gate does provide a temporary waiting zone as a courtesy while you connect with your appropriate contact person.

Can I transfer my ticket into someone else's name?

We will allow ticket transfers until the Wednesday before the event. The ticketed name must match the person’s ID at the gate. If you’d like for your ticket to be transferred to another name, please send an email to info@earthworkmusic.com – include your order number(s) and the name(s) that you wish the ticket(s) to be transferred to. The transfer is not complete until you receive an email confirmation reply. Again, please make sure the new name matches the ID of the person to whom the ticket is being transferred.

I bought a ticket from someone, how can I be sure that it's legit?

Order numbers are unique, and we will ID ticket holders at the gate. If you show up to claim a ticket without a matching ID you will be turned away, or you can purchase a ticket at the gate.


Do you need any help? Can I volunteer?

Yes! Check out our volunteer sign-up – once you’re logged in, you’ll be able to see every open volunteer shift. You can sign up for something that works with your schedule and for every 4-hour shift you work, we’ll reimburse a portion of your ticket cost.

Can I volunteer (1) shift, or do I need to work (3) to cover the cost of my whole ticket?

YES! Work as many or as few shifts as you’d like!
If you purchased a $130 adult weekend pass, every (1) shift worked will get your ticket re-paid $40 for the first two shifts and $50 for the 3rd:
1 shift = $40 back
2 shifts = $80 back
3 shifts = $130 back
* Reimbursement amount cannot exceed what you paid for your ticket.

Not Allowed

What else am I NOT allowed to bring?

  • Air Horns/similarly loud devices, (yelling/screaming falls under this category…)
  • Audio Recording Devices
  • Bicycles, Scooters or the like (on main campus)
  • Candles, (electric candles may result in Safety Team checking on your camp, they are visually confusing and we take the fire hazard very seriously)
  • Disrespectful Behavior
  • Drones
  • Fires (liquid fuel/gas/electric/solar cooking is fine, but no other fires including fire spinning performance/practice, candles, tiki torches, etc.)
  • Fireworks, Explosives, Flares
  • Hoverboards or Segways
  • Illegal Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
  • Laser Pointers
  • Pets or Other Animals (Registered Service Animals w/documentation welcome)
  • Playing Recorded Music (phone/tablet/laptop/radio/car stereo/etc…)
  • Sky Lanterns
  • Weapons (including, but not limited to): Firearms, Explosives, Tasers, Blades…