Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival?

260 Little River Road, Dundas, PEI at the Dundas Plowing Match Fairgrounds

How can I buy my tickets? And how much do tickets cost?

You can purchase tickets at the gate when you arrive, in advance by e-transfer. Check out the Tickets page.  Ticket prices vary depending on when you choose to attend the festival. There is a reduced rate for 65+ with advanced ticket sales until June 15th. For more information, click here to visit our Tickets page.  Purchasing by E-Transfer in advance is preferred.

Are tickets refundable? No.

Do I have to reserve my site ahead of time?

No.  With an approximately 99 acre property, there is lots of room. We work on a “first-come, first-served” basis. There are no water and electrical hook-ups.

Can I fill up my RV water tank with fresh H20 onsite?

Yes!  When you arrive at the GATE, tell the parkers that you want to fill
up your water tank before going to a parking spot for the weekend.
You will be guided to the water taps and then to your site.

Will there be food & drink vendors available on site?

An ice cream stand and hot food vendor will be on site for your food and beverage needs. Other product vendors may apply to set up on the grounds. However, we are not a liquor licensed event.

Is there an open mic I can sign up for?

We offer two open mic stages on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Just ask at the gate where to sign up.

Is there a chance for me to meet the artists and buy merchandise?
Most artists set up merchandise tents for you to have a conversation or to buy
a CD or two. Be sure to ask for their autographs!

Am I able to purchase or bring any alcohol on site?

You are not able to purchase alcohol onsite, but you can bring alcohol with you.
We ask that you adhere to our festival rules and keep the alcohol at your campsite.
Alcohol is not permitted in the stage area.

May I use video or audio recording devices?

Please tape the shows and post on social media with hashtag #peibluegrassdundas.

Can I bring my pet?

Yes! Pets are to be on leash at all times and picked up after.
Pets have their very own allocated pet-friendly area. Look for pet signage.

What kind of seating is there on site?

Bring your own camping chairs to set up in the stage area.
Additionally, some bleacher seating and shade tent seating is available.

Are there serviced campsites?

The Dundas Fairgrounds is not equipped with serviced sites.
Rough camping is included in the weekend pass fees and sites are
large to accommodate all types of tents and RV trailers and motorhomes.

Do you allow campfires? 

Campfires are not permitted on the festival grounds.

Is there a dump station on site? Propane?

No.  We will have a list of dump stations at Ways & Means in the Plowman’s Hall.
Here is a partial list – Fees apply:
Lord Selkirk Provincial Park in Eldon, PE
Northumberland Provincial Park in Wood Islands, PE
Ben’s Lake Campground & Trout Fishing in Bellevue, PE
Brudenell River Provincial Park in Brudenell, PE
St. Peter’s Campground (Route 2)
Cumberland Cove Seaside Campground in Cornwall, PE
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Borden-Carleton, PE
Esso Gas Station in Summerside, PE – FREE and big rig friendly.
RV Propane sites are available at a 24 hr. Irving Station, St. Peter’s Road, Charlottetown and at U-Haul Rentals, Capital Drive, Charlottetown.

What is the PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Society?

The PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization, formed
in 1985. Members are dedicated individuals who promote keeping the bluegrass and
old time music genres alive on PEI. Its volunteers have operated an annual Festival
since 1985, hosted fundraising concerts, workshops and organized music Jams throughout
the year to build a bluegrass and old time music community of like-minded people.

How do I become a member of the PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Society?

Click on the Society Page to learn more.

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