When is the 2017 Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival?
July 14th – 16th 2017
When can I get in?
Patrons can line up at the Gate from 5PM on THURSDAY 13th (no earlier, thank you). The Music Camp has full access to the field prior to this. We will open the CampGround from 4PM on FRIDAY 14th.
What is the address for Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival?
961 Veteran’s Memorial Hwy Souris, PE C0A 2B0
When is the programme released?
The programme of events is released on the Monday leading into the festival. It will be available on the website and social media, and is subject to change without notice, though we’ll always do our best to advise.
How do I buy tickets?
Discounted tickets are available online on our tickets page or at out ticket sales outlets until July 13th.
Outlets are Evergreen (Souris) and the Old Triangle and Brigh Music and Tea in Charlottetown.
Standard tickets are available at the gate on arrival.
What are the earlybird ticket prices and when are they available?
Earlybird tickets are discounted weekend tickets available until July 13 (approximately 20% savings on weekend tickets)
What are the gate ticket prices?
How much is camping?
Unserviced weekend sites are available for (Fri, Sat, Sun) for $40 total or $20 for one night.
Are there serviced sites available this year?
How do I receive my tickets?
Outlet Purchase: You will be given a ticket which you need to bring with you to have scanned at the gate.I have purchased a Guardian Ticket rather than an Adult ticket. Will this be an issue?
No. A Guardian ticket is a valid adult ticket.
What is a weekend ticket?
A weekend ticket is a ticket valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Do I need a camping ticket?
The answer for most people is yes. If you are planning on staying over night on site in any form (car, tent, motor home, caravan) then you will need to purchase a camping ticket.
Can I bring my campervan, motor home, caravan or camper trailer to the festival?
Yes – Please note there are no powered sites or separate areas for these options.
Can additional vehicles be kept with my tent?
No. There is a strict policy that only camper-style vehicles can be kept in a campsite to limit traffic in camping areas.
Can I park my vehicle in the festival field?
No. Changes were made in 2016 for the safety of all patrons. All vehicles are to be parked in the car park, or used as sleeper vehicles within the campgrounds.
Are campsites allocated in the campgrounds?
No, campsites are not allocated. We operate on a first in first served basis. We have plenty of room for everyone.
What time must I vacate my site if I am camping overnight?
10am the following day. Your ticket does not allow access to the Festival precinct the morning of your departure.
Can I share my Weekend ticket with someone else?
No. One ticket can only be exchanged for one wristband. The festival wristband must be worn at all times.
Can my friend visit me at my campsite?
All visitors to the Fiddle Festival grounds must be in possession of a valid ticket. The festival campground is considered part of the Festival grounds.
What if my name is not on my ticket?
The purchaser of the ticket must ensure that the name on each ticket is correct and photo ID will be required at the Festival Entry Gate.
Tickets purchased at outlets do not contain your name, but your name will be recorded against the ticket number instore.
If I cannot attend, can I get a refund?
Refunds are not made if you change your mind or you are unable to attend the event.
Tickets can be transferred and names on purchased tickets can be changed online.
What are the gate opening times?
3.00pm Friday 14th July 2017 until 10PM – no first-time entry after 10PM, even to ticket holders. Please note that this is not the times that scheduled events run – the programme is published the week of the festival.
9.30am Saturday 15th July 2017 – no first-time entry after 10PM, even to ticket holders.
9.30am Sunday 16th July 2017 – no first-time entry after 10PM, even to ticket holders.
Can I purchase a camping ticket for the night before I want to go to the festival?
Overnight Camping passes are only sold accompanying a Ticket for the same day.
Is there food or drink being served at the festival?
Yes, we have Receiver Coffee serving a menu all weekend along with Island Taylored Meats and Nor-Easter Express. We also have Upstreet Craft Brewery serving alcohol in a licensed bar. Souris is a 5 minute drive away and is equipped with grocery stores and restaurants.
Can I bring alcohol to the festival?
We are serious about making the festival safe for all attendees and for this reason, there is no BYO alcohol allowed in the festival field, as it is a licensed area. Anyone found in possession of BYO alcohol in the festival field may have their wristband removed, and be removed from site. Underage drinking will result in the removal of the underage patron’s wristband, as well as the associated Guardian wristband, as per the festival’s Youth Policy.
Can I bring my dog to the festival?
Once you’ve considered the atmosphere of the festival, and feel confident that your dog can handle lots of people, lots of children, and non stop fiddle tunes, yes, your dog is welcome, so long as you keep the pup leashed and clean up after her/him.
Can I volunteer to help out?
You sure can, we’d love it! Volunteers work an average of 13 hours over the full weekend in exchange for their weekend ticket. Please register your interest at: