February 2-4, 2018 Forever Florida 4755 North Kenansville Road,
St Cloud, FL 34773
What kind of activities will we be having?
The Dirtybird Campout is going to be a full summer camp experience. In addition to great music and dancing we’ll be hosting a Dirtybird BBQ and an array of fun interactive entertainment and nostalgic activities. Past Dirtybird Campout included a comedy stage, talent show, late night bingo, plus all of the summer camp activities you would expect including tug of war, canoe races, potato sack races, water balloon toss, archery, arts & crafts, campfire, storytelling and much more!
What’s the weather usually like?
February in Florida is generally dry, mild, and sunny – but rain is not uncommon! There are usually only a few days of rain and cool temperatures, but be prepared for it all, campers! Daytime can get up to the 80s and nighttime drops down to the 30s. So bring a good range of clothing suitable for these temperatures. Please see our Ultimate Camping List for more recommendations HERE.
What if it rains?
The Dirtybird Campout is a rain or shine event, no refunds. The music, games and fun will go on! If the weather reports predict rain (which it’s looking like it might) or if you want to be extra cautious we recommend coming prepared with extra shoes, trash bags, raincoats, tarps, and extra stakes to secure your tent.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, the Dirtybird Campout is a 21 and over event. All attendees must bring a valid government-issued ID.
I’m coming from out of town, what airport do I fly to?
The 4 closest major airports are Orlando (MCO, 40mi), Tampa (TPA, 115mi), Fort Lauderdale (FFL, 165mi) and Miami International (MIA, 182mi). You can hitch a ride to Dirtybird Campout on the Camp Bus from Orlando airport. Tickets are available to purchase HERE.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There will be no additional parking lots in or around the venue. For this reason, ALL attendees with vehicles entering Dirtybird Campout (except bicycles and motorcycles) must purchase a Car or RV Pass in addition to their festival ticket. There are also Camp Bus tickets available for purchase offering round-trip transportation from Orlando Airport to the event. More info on the Camp Bus HERE.
I left a jar of mayo in the sun all day then made a sandwich do you have a Medical Tent?
Yes, we will have a medic tent next to the Dirtybird Campout Store. If you have any issues or see someone with an issue please don’t hesitate to call on our medic staff for support. They are here to help you and happy to do it.
Will there be charging stations inside the festival and/or campgrounds?
There will be charging stations located in the festival area to help keep your devices topped up, remember to keep your USB compatible charging cord with you! Locations TBD
What will I be able to purchase on site?
There will be plenty of food vendors onsite with a wide range of dietary options to feed you throughout the weekend. We will also have drink stands selling water and cold non-alcoholic drinks, and several bars serving beer, wine and cocktails. There will also be the Dirtybird Camp Store onsite that will feature event branded merchandise and a small general store for forgotten basics. In the campgrounds, we will have coffee, ice and showers available for purchase.
Will there be Vegetarian, Vegan and/or Gluten Free options at the vendors?
Will there be Vegetarian, Vegan and/or Gluten Free options at the BBQ?
We will have meat or vegetarian options at the BBQ only. No vegan options – Sorry!
Will there be water refill stations throughout the festival? What about the campgrounds?
Yes – inside the festival grounds and at the entrance to the campgrounds, but we do suggest bringing plenty of water to stay hydrated when you’re resting at camp.
What is the alcohol policy?
We ask that you please keep all personal alcohol inside the campgrounds.
Is glass allowed?
Please keep class in campgrounds only, do not bring inside the festival area.
Is Dirtybird Campout East accessible to guests with disabilities?
Yes! Read all about ADA at Dirtybird Campout East HERE.
Can I bring a pet?
No. DBC East has a strict no pet rule that will be enforced. Only documented service animals required for a disability, and who are trained to handle loud and active environments, are allowed in the festival grounds. Please email email@example.com to inquire about registering your documented service animal. Please keep in mind, it’s illegal to fraudulently claim your pet is a legitimate service animal.
Can I bring a bike to Campout East?
Bikes are not allowed within the main festival area, however they are allowed within the campgrounds. Fortunately, given the intimacy of the location bicycles should not be necessary. If you must bring one, please be courteous and lock them at the entrance to the main festival area.
Will there be somewhere to leave items that I don’t want to leave in my tent/car?
There will not be lockers onsite. We suggest leaving any valuables at home.
Is there a lost and found?
Yes, there is a lost and found booth on site next to Games HQ inside the main festival area. You can also reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I spin fire?
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For pre-event help please message the Dirtybird Campout Facebook Page. For onsite assistance, the Lost & Found station will be able to help you with general questions and if you need to contact production they can do that as well.
How big is each campsite?
The tent and car camping areas at Dirtybird Campout are free form, meaning we don’t block out camping spots, we just fill people in where they fit.
Can I exit and re-enter the festival once it begins?
People can leave anytime but only come in while box office is open.
Can I camp with my car?
Yes! In fact, everyone that brings a vehicle to Dirtybird Campout will be able to camp next to their vehicle. There will be no additional parking lots in or around the venue. For this reason, ALL attendees with vehicles entering Dirtybird Campout (except bicycles and motorcycles) must purchase a Car or RV Camping Pass in addition to their festival ticket.
Does each person inside a vehicle need a car camping pass?
No, you’ll only need one car camping pass per vehicle. Only one person in the vehicle needs to purchase a car camping pass if you plan to camp with the vehicle. Each adult needs their own Festival Pass.
Can I bring a camper or RV? Is there any additional cost?
Yes, you can bring an RV or camper to Campout with the purchase of a RV Camping Pass. There are no size restrictions on RVs, but any vehicle larger than a van needs to purchase an RV Camping Pass. Any vehicles with a trailer also need to purchase an RV Camping Pass. One RV Pass is good for one RV. You do not need to purchase an RV Camping Pass for each person camping in the RV, but everyone (including the driver) does need to have a 3 Day Pass or Backstage Party Pass to come in with the RV.
Can my friends with Car Camping Passes camp next to me in my RV Campsite?
There are no guarantees, but if you arrive early together your chances of being able to camp next to your friends will be greater.
How can I live the high life because I’m not a great camper?
The Dirtybird Campout offers pre-setup camping packages for those who want to come enjoy the campout experience but don’t have the time or energy to pack and bring all of their own camping gear. You can have the full boutique camping experience with the Glades Getaway Camp Package! Who says camping has to be dirty? Let us handle all the work and just sit back and enjoy your stay! Please see HERE for full details on our camping packages.
How can I find my campsite?
All of the streets within the campgrounds will be named so you can coordinate with your friends to find out where you want to camp. There is limited cell phone service at this venue so meeting up may be difficult. Set a meet point and time just in case! We also recommend using flags and other identifiable objects.
Where can I take a shower?
We will have showers in the main campground plaza. Showers are $8 from 8am – 8pm in the Campgrounds.
Where can I brush my teeth?
You can brush your teeth anywhere you want. But we recommend doing it in your campsite and rinsing with a cup of water. You should brush at least twice a day.
Can we have campfires?
Campers will NOT be allowed to have campfires in the Campground, however we will have monitored fire pits in specific areas of the festival grounds.
Can I bring my speaker set-up to play music in my camp?
No renegade sound systems are allowed at Dirtybird Campout East. Small portable speakers are OK.
Will there be waste removal service stations?
Yes, we will have Waste Collection Depots. See the festival map for location.
Tickets & Wristbands
What are the Gate and Box Office hours?
2/1 Thursday 2 PM – 11 PM (Open only to early arrival pass holders) 2/2 Friday10 AM – 11 PM 2/3 Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM 2/4 Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, you will need to bring your printed ticket or ticket PDF saved onto your phone (service will get spotty close to the venue so have this done in advance) to the box office at the entrance to receive your festival wristband. No one will be allowed entry without a proper festival wristband on.
What is the refund policy?
All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
Is my ticket transferrable?
There are no refunds on tickets, but you can transfer them if you are unable to attend. Please review Eventbrite’s How to Update Your Ticket Information Tutorial HERE for details on how to do this.
Will there be payment plans?
Easy monthly payment plans will be available with any Dirtybird Campout ticket purchase, not just your Weekend Festival Pass! Just select “Affirm” in the payment method drop down menu (instead of a credit/debit card) during checkout. The green ‘PAY NOW’ button will change to a green ‘CONTINUE WITH AFFIRM’ button and you will be able to pick from a three- or six- month installment plan.
If I am interested in contributing through Work Exchange, do I need to buy a festival pass now?
You do not need to purchase your pass now if you plan to do Work Exchange, however be aware that Dirtybird Campout will most likely sell out this year. If you want to secure your spot on the games field, it’s always best to lock in your pass and if you’re accepted into our C.I.T. Program you can have your ticket refunded. More info on our Work Exchange coming soon.
Who do I contact with a question or concern regarding purchasing tickets online?
We are happy to announce that Dirtybird Campout has the option to arrive early on Thursday afternoon! For just $30, you can add an Early Arrival ticket to your Festival Pass so that the gates and campgrounds will be open for you and your crew starting at 2pm on Thursday, February 1st.
Additionally, you’ll be able to attend the Thursday Early Arrival Party with Seth Troxler!
Coming in on Thursday will give you first dibs on prime campground space so you can grab that perfect shady spot. With your campsite all set up and situated on Thursday, you’ll be ready to go first thing Friday morning to join the activities and enjoy a full 3 day weekend of Campout fun!
The DBC bars, showers, ice, and food vendors will start running on Thursday afternoon, but all Campout activities and music stages will get underway on Friday.
Early Arrival passes are available on theDirtybird Campout ticket page HEREand can be purchased separately if you already have festival passes or as an add-on to your main festival pass purchase. Early Arrival pass holders will not be granted access to Dirtybird Campout without a full weekend Festival Pass. Each attendee will need their own Early Arrival Pass.
NO Glass bottles or glass containers outside of the campgrounds
NO Illegal drugs/substances
YES Good vibes, lots of friends, and fun times!
YES Alcohol (a reasonable amount for personal consumption)
YES Coolers in campgrounds
YES Small, enclosed propane stoves
YES Following our simple rules to make this a better place
Photo & Drone Policy
By attending Dirtybird Campout East (the “Festival”) you consent to being filmed and or photographed, whereas your image, voice, and likeness may be used by The Do LaB/Dirtybird for promotional purposes.
Any photography or video taken at the Festival, whether in digital or analog format, is subject to a mandatory, non-exclusive license to The Do LaB/Dirtybird for use in promotional purposes.
Any artwork or performances sponsored by the Festival or taking place on Festival grounds is also subject to a mandatory, non-exclusive license to The Do LaB/Dirtybird for use in promotional purposes.
All photographers using 360-degree cameras, DSLRs or cameras with detachable lenses are required to have media credentials to take pictures or video at the Festival.
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all festival attendees, artists, and staff, Do LaB strictly prohibits the operation of or use of any unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also know as “Drones”, on, from, or above Do LaB/Dirtybird Campout East premises, events or venues without specific written permission from an official of Do LaB. This includes all UAVs regardless of size, weight, or purpose. If you are found to be using or in the possession of a UAV or “Drone” while at Dirtybird Campout East, it will be confiscated by ground staff and held for the remainder of the event.
Code of Conduct – Vonstroke’s Words of Wisdom
Protect Yourself & Your Fellow Birds!
The Dirtybird family is a community and it’s our responsibility to keep it alive and thriving. Take responsibility for yourself, treat others with respect, know your limits, and use your head! Don’t be a Dodo Bird and ruin the party for the rest of the nest!
Do the Bird Like No One’s Watching
Dirtybird Campout is a place where we encourage freedom of expression and unlocking your inner child. Come ready to be your weirdest self and do the bird like no one’s watching!
Respect the Nest
It’s our responsibility to the Earth and ourselves to leave the land the same or better than we found it! Clean up after yourself and remember to take your camp trash home! Need a trash bag? Come get one at the Ranger HQ in the Camp Plaza!
Watch Yo Wings
The Campout takes place on public land, and even though it feels like a remote environment, federal, state, and local laws remain in effect. Pay attention & respect the law & your rights!
All from the Same Flock
Inside the Campout, levels of superiority no longer exist – artists, volunteers, and attendees are all here as one campout community. Check your ego at the door – Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
We all wanna party and play games but we gotta be smart about it, look out for ourselves & each other.
Dirtybird Tips & Tricks
Remember, bring only what you need.
Everything you bring and build at Campout, has to go back home with you. Make your camp cozy, but remember the main festival area has an abundance of communal spaces to get loungey with your friends.
Keep it compact.
Make friends with your neighbors, and help eliminate wasted space between sites. Share the land by aiming to keep your site within the recommended parameters for every 2 people in your camp.
Practice good car parking etiquette.
When parking at the road edge, park your car perpendicular to the road- not parallel. Fill the inner spaces first so that we don’t create bubbles of unused space or block access to camping areas.
No land grabbing.
If you want to camp with your friends please be sure to arrive with them, you will not be allowed to save large plots of land for people that are arriving later than you.
Respect campground staff.
A team of campground staff will help to ensure space is being used efficiently. They have the authority to request cars be repositioned, and camps be adjusted. Those who do not comply may have their vehicle towed, or be removed from the event.
Sort your camp trash.
Recycling isn’t part of the foreplay, but it’s very important. Dirtybird Campout is a “Leave it Better, Leave it Beautiful” event, and we encourage everyone to take with them everything they brought in. If space is tight, or you have a long drive ahead, we will have Green Drop Zones (see the festival map for location).