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Cascade Equinox Festival will take place in the heart of Central Oregon at the Deschutes County Fairground in Redmond, September 20-22, 2024.

Cascade Equinox Festival takes place over the autumnal equinox weekend. There are only two times of the year when the Earth’s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun, resulting in a “nearly” equal amount of daylight and darkness at all latitudes. These events are referred to as Equinoxes. The word equinox is derived from two Latin words – aequus (equal) and nox (night).

Early Entry Box Office Hours: *must have an early entry pass
Thursday 3:00pm – 10:00pm

Box Office Hours:
Friday: 9:00am – 12:00am
Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00am
Sunday: 10:00am – 12:00am
All attendees must arrive during box office hours, no exceptions!

Festival Grounds Hours:
Friday: 11:30am – 4am
Saturday: 9am* – 4am
Sunday: 9am* – 3am
*10am for GA Single Day Passes

You can buy tickets here now!
We will also have a limited quantity of hard copy tickets available at retail outlets along the west coast this summer… stay tuned for updates about when these tickets will hit stores.

Yes, this event will have something for everyone! We are excited to host an event that will really bring family friendly to a new level. Kids 17 and under need to be accompanied by an adult, and kids 12 and under do not need a ticket.

The Orbit is an exciting and smile inducing kids’ zone at Cascade Equinox that provides hours of fun, entertainment, and adventure for kids of all ages. It is a designated area that is tailored to suit the curiosities and creativity of children, and is designed to offer an interactive and engaging experience.

The yearly averages on these dates have been 76F Daytime and 40F Night time. Though temperatures have been as high as 97F and as low as 19F. We will keep you updated as we get closer to the event. But like most outdoor festivals it is best to be prepared for all types of weather.

The Fairgrounds maintains beautiful grassy areas around the whole event area. (We are so excited!) There may be some dusty areas at times but dust levels should be quite minimal. It never hurts to bring a scarf or dust bandana just in case.

Yes! All ticket holders have the opportunity to upgrade to The Inner Circle. You can find the Inner Circle upgrade pass on our ticketing page.
All Inner Circle passes include:

  • Express check-in at the box office.
  • Inner Circle parking on festival grounds
  • Express entry into the festival, with dedicated Inner Circle – only entrances
  • Full time hosts in lounges
  • Beautiful lounge area with comfortable seating & shade
  • Complimentary snacks and beverages in the lounges
  • A designated viewing area at the main stage, with unobstructed views of the performers
  • Inner Circle Private Bars in viewing areas and lounge
  • Pop-up experiences
  • Access to private restrooms
  • A gift bag with festival merchandise and other surprises
  • Phone charging stations

*Does Not Include Admission* – You Must Purchase a Festival Pass Separately. Inner Circle details are subject to change without notice up until the time of the event.

We are so excited to hear from you about and how you could contribute to the first annual Cascade Equinox Festival. Click here to view all open applications for vendors, volunteer, healing garden, art installations, performers, street team, workshops and more!

Yes!

Yes! The Culinary Commons at Cascade Equinox will be a food and beverage oasis, where you can enjoy a diverse array of local and regional cuisine. All food vendors at the Culinary Commons have been chosen to represent a wide range of tastes, from classic festival foods to exotic global flavors. Each vendor is committed to using the freshest, sustainable ingredients, locally sourced ingredients. There will be options for all dietary preferences including vegetarian, gluten free, vegan options and more.

Yes, there are multiple free water refill stations throughout the festival and campgrounds. Please bring your reusable bottles and avoid using single use plastic water bottles.

No, there will not be WIFI available to the public.

Yes, we offer ADA parking, camping and designated ADA sections at the main stages, next to the soundboard. The parking and camping ADA will be closest to the festival entrance. For all ADA service inquiries please contact: Launa@cascadeequinox.com and put “ADA Inquiry” in the subject line.

Only performers will be able to spin fire at the event. If you are interested in applying, our performance application can be found here.

All other fire spinning is strictly prohibited.

Yes, but your vehicle will not be able to leave if you have a car camping or RV pass. Only those parked in our weekend parking lot can re-enter with their vehicle.

Yes! Please stay tuned on how to sign up for the family camp waitlist!

Yes! We will have a variety of accommodation options available to suit all different needs. Our onsite boutique Alpenglow Campground will have luxury tent options and we will also have basic camping gear rentals and hotel packages as well. Check out our lodging page for more information and to book with us!

Redmond, Oregon is 17 miles north from Bend. The Redmond Municipal Airport is just across the street from the fairgrounds. We are also 142 miles southeast from Portland International Airport. For more detailed options of arriving at the event please stay tuned for our Getting Here page. Please stay tuned for shuttle bus information from PDX and downtown Bend.

The only animals allowed at the event are those that align with the ADA’s service animal classification for animals specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and are therefore not allowed on the grounds. Please email Launa@cascadeequinox.com with ‘ADA Induiry’ in the subject to ask about how you can register your service animal.

Flying drones is strictly forbidden by the FAA due to our proximity to the Redmond Municipal Airport.

Yes! You can select a payment plan option at checkout!

  • Camping Gear: Tent, Tarp, Sleeping Bags (in the designated camping zones)
  • Your Favorite Hoodie and extra layers (for warm days and COLD nights)
  • Extra shoes/sneakers/sandals
  • Mud Boots (In case it rains)
  • Bug Spray & Sunscreen
  • Shade hats and sunglasses for sun protection
  • Bandana for dust
  • Rain Gear
  • Aluminum or Stainless Steel reusable water bottle
  • Earplugs
  • Biodegradable plastic bags for your campsite (pack in, pack out)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Lantern, Flashlight, Headlamp (and extra batteries)
  • Flags, Balloons and fun ideas to Identify your campsite
  • Extra set of keys
  • Small Luggage (please don’t bring valuables)
  • Soaps, Detergents, Shampoos
  • Portable ashtrays for smokers
  • Extra Blankets
  • NO Weapons of any kind including slingshots, sticks, bats or clubs, samurai swords and nunchucks.
  • NO open flames, campfires or charcoal grilling (propane grills are ok in the campsite ONLY)
  • NO Outside food or beverages in the festival grounds, only in the designated campsite zones
  • NO Coolers or Ice Chests in the festival grounds, only in the designated campsite zones
  • NO Professional photography equipment or cameras with detachable lenses longer than 2 inches, without proper credentials (point-and-shoot cameras without additional lenses are OK)
  • NO Drones
  • NO Fireworks or explosives of any kind
  • NO Audio Recordings
  • NO tents in the festival grounds, only in the designated campsite zones
  • NO water guns or squirt guns
  • NO skates, skateboards or bikes
  • NO Pets (even really, really small ones)
  • NO Box trucks or trailers (a camping trailer is OK, but it is considered an RV which requires an RV pass)
  • NO Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO Refunds or exchanges
  • NO Laser pens or similar focused-light devices
  • NO Vending of any kind without a vendor pass (Sharing yes, selling, no. You know the difference.)
  • NO OPEN FIRES OF ANY KIND WILL BE ALLOWED.

We’ve partnered with CashorTrade for our Face Value Ticket Exchange. If you bought tickets for this year’s event and you can no longer attend, head to CashorTrade.org to find a verified buyer. CashorTrade is FREE to sell — there are no fees for sellers, and every post is covered with Trader’s Protection to guarantee buyers and sellers are protected through their trade. You can even set alerts for sold-out ticket types to be notified when Cascade Equinox Passes become available on CashorTrade.

If I have more questions, who should I ask?

Please take a look around the website and maybe you will find the answers you’re looking for, if not reach out to us at: info@cascadeequinox.com and we’re happy to help!

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