Rules and Regulations/FAQs
STW wants each and every participant to have a great time, to stay safe and to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Please review the Rules and Regs to help ensure all attendees have the best experience possible, and check out the FAQs to answer some of the most-asked questions about our event.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28th
GATES OPEN AT 10AM
& CLOSE FOR ENTRY
SATURDAY, JUNE 29th
GATES OPEN AT 10AM
& CLOSE FOR ENTRY
SUNDAY, JUNE 30th
MUST EXIT BY 3PM.
Tickets must be presented for entry [either via printed paper ticket or barcode ticket on phone]. No exit and re-entry permitted without event wristband in evidence. Ingress and egress outside of posted Gate hours will require Event Staff escort to receive a stamp for re-entry – details about re-entry will be found at the gate.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Purchase of a ONE DAY TICKET gives you access to enter and leave either FRIDAY AT 10AM until SATURDAY AT NOON / OR / SATURDAY AT 10AM until SUNDAY AT 3PM. Wristbands for each day will be different color.
Car camping ($30) gives your vehicle access into the event grounds where you will be directed to your car camping spot. Lower lot parking ($10) gives any vehicle access to park on-site for the duration of the event, but camping materials must be carried from your car to your camp site inside the event grounds. RV parking ($40) gives your RV access into the RV campgrounds on-site.
THIS IS A RADICALLY SELF-RELIANT CAMPING EVENT – IF YOU PACK IT IN, YOU PACK IT OUT.
You are responsible for your own survival needs at the Gathering. BRING YOUR OWN TRASH BAGS! Remember the renegade mentality. You are expected to bring sufficient food (or money for food trucks) and shelter for your camp for the duration of the event. Porta potties, showers, and water spigots will be available for use at the campsite. There are no power outlets at any of the campsites. (There will be potable water on site available to all; you will be able to re-fill bottles you bring.)
PLEASE RESPECT THE DELICACY OF OUR FIRE RAVAGED STATE — NO FIRES ALLOWED OUTSIDE OF THE COMMUNAL LIVE OAK FIRE PIT AREA OR LIVE OAK WOOD BURNING BBQ PITS.
This includes fire poi, fireworks of any kind, and camp cook fires. Camp stoves and raised [off the ground] charcoal bbqs with lids are permitted.
If you have a service animal, please contact email@example.com to register your animal for the event.
Stages and areas marked for “official” use require pre-approval from the Event coordinators for access. All “Keep Out”, “No Trespassing” and “Private Property” signs must be obeyed. Persons in off-limits areas may be removed from the event.
Please be courteous to your neighbors and mindful of sleeping campers. No renegade sound systems allowed without pre-approval from the Campground Management Team. Past 12am, ALL renegade sound must be shut off until 10AM.
QUIET CAMPGROUNDS: “QUIET HOURS” IN THE CAMPSITE AREA ARE ENFORCED FROM 10PM TO 8AM.
Please be courteous to your neighbors and mindful of sleeping campers. There will be NO renegade sound systems and equipment allowed in quiet area.
No access or body contact is allowed in the lake or the river. No digging, tree trimming or any other park alterations are allowed. Please respect all campground boundaries and notices. Persons in off-limits areas may be removed from the event.
Please note that public nudity is prohibited under Santa Barbara County Code Sec. 26-36 and is a citable offense.
The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted as per the California Parks Rules and Regs for our State. If you intend to consume alcohol, this is a BYOB event. Please consider avoiding glass bottles. Please be prepared to pack out your own recycling. THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
RV CAMPING IS ALLOWED IN THE DESIGNATED AREA ONLY.
Please refer to the site map for the location of the different camping areas.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Stoke the World is dedicated to providing harassment-free experiences for everyone, and the organization is passionate about exhibiting respectful and inclusive behavior as a standard state of being.
We do not tolerate harassment IN ANY FORM. From our Board Members, to our Ambassadors, Collaborators, Event Partners, Vendors, Event Attendees and all of our many participants operating under the umbrella of Stoke the World, we hold EVERYONE to the highest possible standard of conduct at all times.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to, inappropriate physical contact, violations of personal space and/or boundaries, and unwelcome sexual attention, offensive comments related to age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religion, choices of technology, or taste in music. Offensive language, outright disrespect of any nature, and failure to treat others with base respect and courtesy will not be tolerated.
Anyone conducting themselves as a representative of Stoke the World is required to uphold these expectations of behavior. If these expectations are deemed by the Board to have been violated, the Board has the authority to act at their discretion to address said violation, including, but not limited to, taking immediate action in asking that individual to step down from their position, expulsion from the STW Event/Group/Team; a period of being banned from any STW events, and/or permanent disclusion from Stoke the World in any sense of involvement with the non-profit. Any individual who disregards an official reprimand or warning from the Board to address an incident will be subject to immediate dismissal.
Participants / public attendees attending a STW Event that are asked to stop exhibiting any harassing behavior are expected to comply IMMEDIATELY. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the Event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or immediate expulsion from the Event with no refund.
If you are being harassed, believe that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of Event staff immediately. Your experience matters to us.
What is included in the price of my ticket?
A weekend of music, art, and other performances on our outdoor stages at the beautiful Live Oak Campground. Hot water shower facilities, and portable toilets with wash-stations. Weekend-long kids activities. Workshops and activities presented by experts and attendees. Camping with hundreds of your closest friends, and a few new friends you haven’t met yet.
I plan on camping in my car. Where can I camp?
I have an amazing thing I want to share/do/perform. Can I share it on a stage?
Pangaea Stage is our community stage, and we’ll have a board there for you community performers to sign up to perform or share their talents.
What kind of activities will there be for kids?
Children of all ages are welcome at the Stoke-Out Gathering! There will be daily kid-friendly activities from 10-noon and 2-4pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 10-noon on Sunday.
How early can I arrive for the Event? What time is the Event over?
Gates open to ticket holding attendees at 10am on Friday, June 28th. All attendees must exit the campground no later than 2pm on Sunday, June 30th.
What if I am arriving and the gates are locked? How can I get in?
I want to let my freak flag fly. Is there a dress code?
Is this considered a “Regional Burn”?
Stoke the World is not connected with Burning Man in any fashion. While we embrace many of the aspects of that community (the leave no trace mentality; radical self-reliance; a focus on art and community), Stoke the World is a separate group, and we look forward to growing our own unique community together.
What about bicycles? Should I bring one?
If you bring a bicycle, you are solely responsible for the security and safety of your bicycle – as with the rest of your property.
More questions? Send us a note!
For any other questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org