Frequently Asked Questions
What are the festival dates and hours?
Dates: Saturday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 4
Time: Daily 10:00am – 6pm
How do I buy tickets?
Click here to purchase tickets online safely and securely. Tickets are required for all attendees ages 5 and up.
- Advanced sales (until 6/25) : $25 per day, $40 two-day pass
- Regular sales (begin 6/25) : $35 per day, $60 two day pass
- Children 5-17: $10 per day, $15 two-day pass. Children 4 and under are free.
Ticket sales are limited and sell-outs are expected. Tickets May not be available the day of the festival.
What precautions are you taking due to covid?
The festival for the eno will meet or exceed all state and city standards. All attendees and participants are expected to be fully vaccinated. The festival will be “mask friendly” but masks will not generally be required by attendees other than on the busses.
Can I bring alcohol?
Beer, hard ciders, seltzers, and kombuchas will be sold at the festival beer garden but no alcohol May be brought into the venue.
Can I bring a cooler?
Coolers are allowed at the festival, but May be checked for alcohol, which is prohibited.
Where do I park?
Festival-goers park at the durham county memorial stadium located at 750 stadium drive durham, nc 27701. Click here for directions. Air conditioned shuttle buses run continuously from 9:30 am until 6:30 pm on both days.
Can I bike to the festival?
Bicycling to the festival is a great idea! The durham county stadium lot is at the end of the beautiful greenway that goes from northgate park, past the brontosaurus, and right to stadium drive. Here’s a link to durham’s bicycle map. If you choose to ride to the festival site itself you can lock up your bikes along the split rail fence just above the big top tent. Please enter via the pedestrian entrance rather than the vehicular one due to safety concerns and bus traffic.
Uber and lyft drop off locations?
Uber and lyft pick up and drop off is at the truist bank across the street from the festival site: 5028 n roxboro st, durham, nc 27704
Can I bring my pet?
We love animals but strongly advise against bringing them to the festival. If you must bring your pet, please remember to ensure his or her health and safety by providing ample water, and remember to show respect to your fellow festival-goers by cleaning up after your pet.
Please note: Dogs are allowed on leashes up to 6′ at the festival, but are not allowed on the buses.
Is the festival handicap accessible?
The festival is located in west point on the eno-durham city park, a 300-acre natural setting. There is handicap-accessible parking directly inside the park entrance if you have a tag. All areas of the festival are reachable by wheelchair, but assistance May be required due to the uneven nature of gravel and dirt paths. We are happy to accommodate special requests whenever possible! If you have a need for special arrangements, first aid, or other issues to make your experience more comfortable, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I stay?
The Comfort Inn on Hillandale Rd is the official lodging partner of the festival for the eno and is conveniently near the festival site and downtown attractions. Additional lodging and visitor information is available through the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Is camping available?
No camping is allowed at the Festival, but tent and primitive camping is allowed at the Eno River State Park (about 8 miles away). Call the State Park Office for more info at 919-383-1686; additional area camping info is available from the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-446-8604.
What is the schedule of events?
Check this website for updates on schedules of performances, special events and demonstrations, and click the music link at the top of the page for stage performances at the upcoming Festival for the Eno.
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Can I participate as a:
Ours is a juried event, open to residents of the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, and Tennessee only; and all items must be the handiwork of the participant, who must be present. The deadline for submission is March 1. Please visit https://www.enofest.org/crafts for full guidelines, list of participants, and link to this year’s application.
View guidelines and list of vendors/menus here: https://www.enofest.org/become-a-food-vendor
A limited number of booth spaces are available to non-profit/ governmental groups which:
* Educate about the Natural, Cultural, or Environmental history of the Eno River Basin
* Offer to Festival-goers an activity or demonstration which enhances the Festival experience.
* Are most closely aligned with the mission of the Eno River Association.
For more info or to apply visit: https://www.enofest.org/non-profits
Over 700 Volunteers are need each summer, before, during and after the even to produce the Festival for the Eno. Visit https://www.enofest.org/volunteer-2022 for more info or to register. Volunteers gain free admission to the Festival.