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General Info

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

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


Water Stations
Free filtered water stations will be provided to attendees within the festival grounds as well as within the campgrounds.

General Store
Our general store will provide any essential items you may have forgotten at home. From batteries to toothbrushes, we got you covered!

Come check out our merch booth for some exclusive Cascade Equinox Festival gear, as well as merchandise from artists from the CEF lineup.

Coffee Booths
Cascade Equinox will provide local coffee, which will be available for attendees for purchase in the campground and the Culinary Commons food court.

Ice will be available for purchase in the campgrounds, as well as at the General Store.

Showers are available for purchase in the Oasis. Don’t forget your towel. Soap available


Cascade Equinox Festival strives to maintain an unwavering commitment to sustainability, ensuring a clean and eco-friendly environment for all festival-goers. Please help our Green Team, who passionately lead efforts to elevate your festival experience, by engaging in simple yet impactful ways to reduce consumption and waste. Our dedicated team strives to make a positive impact wherever possible. We hope you can do the same to help save our precious planet.

Waste Collection Stations:

  • Sorted waste can be dropped off at indicated collection stations FREE of charge. Please see the festival map for locations.
  • Please wait to be assisted by a Green Team member. Do not dump your bags and run!
  • Please don’t leave your bulky items, like camp gear behind.
  • Items in good condition will be donated and accepted FREE of charge
  • Take bags of sorted waste to a Waste Collection Station any day throughout the festival. You can sort it right there on the spot and Green Team will give you back your trash bag for reuse too!
  • All food and beverage products served at Cascade Equinox Festival will be served using biodegradable cups, plates and cutlery.

Sorting Stations:

Blue = Recycle
Red = Landfill / Biodegradable

Land Preservation Initiative:

Earthwin is working with Mothers of the Amazon, a global network of forest advocates working directly with Indigenous leaders. Buying land adjacent to Indigenous territories, enabling them to own, preserve, and protect the Amazon rainforest. Providing funding and legal support, empowering Indigenous communities to become frontline defenders against deforestation. Collaborating with Indigenous communities fosters sustainable development practices aligned with conservation and cultural preservation. Investing in the Amazon ensures the preservation of biodiversity, mitigates climate change, and creates economic opportunities in harmony with nature.

What is prohibited at the festival?

  • 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.)

What are some things I should bring with me?

  • 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
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