Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park?
May I use a debit or credit card at the Festival?
If my school or class needs proof of my attendance at the Festival, where can I get my attendance slip signed or stamped?
If I need ice for my food booth, where can I purchase one or more bags?
Where can I go for lost and found items at the Festival?
Who should I contact if someone in my party becomes ill or is injured?
Can I bring my dog?
If I leave the Festival can I re-enter without paying?
Why is there an admission cost?
Where can I park?

 Free parking is available in the parking structure at the corner of 7th and College.  There is also street parking and other lots nearby, but some businesses have towing policies. The perimeter of the park can be used for unloading but parked cars will be towed.

May I use a debit or credit card at the Festival?

The Festival Admission Gates, Merchandise Tent, and Beer Garden can only accept cash. Many food and merchandise vendors are only able to accept cash. An ATM will be available inside the park; however, there is an ATM service fee and your banking institution may also charge a fee for its use.

If my school or class needs proof of my attendance at the Festival, where can I get my attendance slip signed or stamped?

Please bring your attendance slip to the Volunteer Tent near the Participant Gate (Gate 3 across from SKyPAC on College Street) and a Festival Staff member will assist you.

If I need ice for my food booth, where can I purchase one or more bags?

 Visit the Beer Tent, near the large parking lot, to purchase on-site ice.

Where can I go for lost and found items at the Festival?

The Information Booth will offer lost and found services. After the Festival, you may reach us at 270-779-3830 or emaildirector@bginternationalfest.com to see if a lost item was turned in to us.

Who should I contact if someone in my party becomes ill or is injured?

If the illness or injury is minor, please seek assistance at the First Aid Tent near the Participant Gate (Gate 3 across from SKyPAC on College Street). If it serious, please call 911, stay with the person, and send someone else to the First Aid Tent to alert Festival Staff of the medical emergency.

Can I bring my dog?

> Yes! Leashed and well behaved dogs are welcome at the festival. Please clean up after your pet. Note that small children and exotic animals will be present.

If I leave the Festival can I re-enter without paying?

< There is a re-entry gate between the two Main Gates on 7th Street across from the Chamber of Commerce and one next to the Participant Gate on College Street across from SKyPAC.  If you leave through one of these, you will be given a stamp and can re-enter again.

Why is there an admission cost?

Our small admission fee for people over the age of 12 is necessary to cover the costs of putting on the event including: insurance, contractors for the stages and sound, restroom facilities, fencing, tables and chairs etc., printing and office supplies for posters, flyers, tickets, Restaurant Discount Cards etc,., purchased equipment such as tents, storage bins and shelving, talent, advertising and year-round operations such as phone service and web hosting – to name a few. Remaining expenses are covered by merchandise sales, vendor fees and sponsorships both cash and in-kind.  The Festival is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit and all funding is put towards future event organization.

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