Lake City, Michigan


20-22, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions


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

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

How Do I?

Only invited bands and workshop presenters can sell their merch.

Can I Bring?

  • Small quiet generators are permitted (except in Quiet/Family Camping). Operating hours are between 8 a.m. and midnight.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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?

We are working on this. Unfortunately, we are not selling ice this year—the farm has purchased an ice maker; however, the compressor has failed and we won’t be able to procure a new one until after Harvest 🙁

No. Not this year.

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

Camping / Lodging

Yes, you may stay Sunday night and we ask that you leave by 11 a.m. Monday morning.

Anyone staying past 11 a.m. on Monday is expected to work a 4 hour shift.

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

414 N. Main St., Lake City, MI

Roger’s Grocery & Ace Hardware
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.

No. Day passes do not include camping.

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

Lake City, Houghton Lake, Cadillac

  • 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 RV pass.
  • RV pass not required for VW buses, Sprinters, Class B or C Rvs under 22’.
  • You are welcome to arrive anytime after 8 a.m. on the Friday of the event.
  • No early entry.

Ticket Information

Tickets are available online and at the farm, as early as 8 a.m. on the Friday of the event.

  • 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”.
  • 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.

  • 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 earthworkconnections@gmail.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.

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.



Yes! We’ll have volunteer information up soon—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.

YES! Work as many or as few shifts as you’d like!

3 shifts = 1 ticket

Each shift is 4 hours, and as with the last few years, we’ll reimburse for individual shifts completed.

  • Your first two shifts will pay out $50 for each shift completed.
  • Your third shift will pay out the remainder (to pay for the entire ticket price!)

Reimbursement amount cannot exceed what you paid for your ticket.

Not Allowed

  • Air horns/similarly loud devices (e.g., yelling and 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, or flares
  • Hoverboards or Segways
  • Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Laser pointers
  • Pets or other animals (registered service animals with documentation welcome)
  • Playing recorded music (e.g., phone, tablet, laptop, radio, car stereo, etc.)
  • Sky lanterns
  • Weapons, including, but not limited to: firearms, explosives, tasers, and blades