Festival Weekend Guide

Welcome to The Gorge, Shedders!

Before you get to the festival, look through this guide to familiarize yourself with everything Watershed has to offer + find helpful info to get you through the weekend!

Don’t forget: Download our official Watershed 2023 app and turn on your notifications to get festival updates + customize your schedule and receive reminders about when your favorite artists are playing!

Google Play Store: https://bit.ly/WS2023App

App Store: https://apple.co/3zmC3L6

Get Prepared, Shedders!


Register Your Wristbands and Sign Up for Cashless!

Register your wristbands here: https://watershedfest.com/wristbands/

Wristband Pro Tips

Your wristband is your ticket. You can't enter the festival or the campgrounds without it!
Don't put on your wristband until you head to the festival. Once it's on, you can't remove it.
Your activation code is located on the back of your wristband. Enter that code on our website to register and sign up for cashless!
Even if you are using cashless to pay for drinks and other items inside the festival, you will still need a valid ID to purchase alcohol for all Shedders over 21.

Issues with Your Wristband?

Contact Front Gate Tickets support if you are experiencing issues! Their contact form is here: https://support.frontgatetickets.com/ We will also have ticket help tents around the festival venue where folks can help to resolve wristband issues.

Need to Pick Up Your Passes At Will Call?

Make sure you have your order confirmation and photo ID with you!
Our Box Office will also be open to purchase passes when you walk up!
Our Box Office is open Thursday August 3, 1 pm-10 pm, and Friday, August 4-Sunday, August 6, 11 am-10 pm.
Camping Will Call is open 24 hours on festival weekend and located at Gate A and Gate D.
Download our Box Office map on our Festival Passes page.

Know Before You Go

Bag Policy

BAG POLICY: Hydration packs (i.e. camelbaks) that are 1.5L or smaller and clutch-style bags 6” x 9” (15cm x 23cm). All other bags larger than 6” x 9” (15cm x 23cm) must be smaller than 12” x 6” x 12” (30cm x 15cm x 30cm) and clear. Medically necessary bags and diaper bags are also welcome.
*All containers and bags are subject to inspection.

What Items Can I Bring Inside the Venue?

- Strollers
- Disposable cameras
- Small camera with no detachable zoom lens or flash
- One (1) gallon factory sealed or empty bottles of water
- (1) Small (1 gallon) clear bag of snacks.
- Low-profile beach style chair. The seat should be no more than 9” off the ground and it should not have a high back. Lawn chairs will also be available for rent at the venue.
- Camel baks (1.5-liter, empty)
- small 6 pack soft sided cooler (if used for medical use only)
- Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
Any beverages aside from: One (1) gallon factory sealed bottle of water.
Glass Bottles or Cans
Zoom Lens Cameras
Coolers or Large Bags
Illegal Substances – Yes, this includes marijuana
Laser Pointers
Animals (except service animals)
Recorders (audio or video) Go pros included
Selfie Sticks
Aerosol Cans
Drones - Drones are strictly prohibited from all of the festival grounds as well as campgrounds.
Large chairs

Accessibility Info

Check out our ADA Guide here: https://watershedfest.com/ada/

Camping Pro Tips

Get Directions Before You Head to The Gorge!

Our Getting Here page has directions and more so you can easily find us: https://watershedfest.com/getting-here/

Camping Safety

For Safety tips from The Gorge, please visit their website here: https://watershedfest.com/safety/

Show Up with Your ENTIRE PARTY!

Once you get to your campground, all campsites are first-come, first-serve. You cannot reserve spots for your neighbors. If you want to camp with another party, you will have to arrive with them.

Ice Is Available for Purchase!

Ice can be purchased in the Campground Store at Gate D, General Store at Gate B, and inside The Pivot (the centerpoint of Premier, Standard, and Family camping). All points of sale only accept credit, debit, or mobile pay. Neither stores offer tents and other various camping supplies for purchase.

RV Services Are Available!

Honey Bucket provides standard RV servicing for an additional fee. Waste removal is $125 and water fills are $150 including sales tax. Availability is subject to scheduling and them being able to drive close to the RV. E-mail any questions to Michaelwagner@honeybucket.com. The payment method is Venmo: @HoneyBucket1.

Only One Steering Wheel Is Permitted Per Campsite!

Any extra vehicles will need to purchase a Standard Camping pass to park in overnight. We have no overnight parking lot.

Know When Everything Opens!


RV Drop Off - For Shedders Who Filled Out Our Drop Off Form ONLY
BIG RIG and TERRACE: Tuesday, August 1 from 7am-7pm
PREMIER, STANDARD, ADA, and FAMILY: Wednesday, August 2 from 7am-7pm
(Please note, this is only for dropping off your camping unit. You will not be permitted to stay with your RV once it is dropped off - You will need to arrive to camp when campgrounds open.)

Early Entry - For Shedders Who Purchased Early Entry Passes ONLY
BIG RIG ONLY: Wednesday, August 2 from 1pm-9pm

Campgrounds Open to Everyone - All Camping Passes Welcome
ALL CAMPGROUNDS: Thursday, August 3 at 1pm - the end of festival weekend

Festival Venue Open
1pm daily

Once You Get To The Festival...

Re-Entry Policy

You can come and go as often as you please!

Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found is located at our Guest Services Booth!

First Aid

There is a first aid building located inside the festival near the misting tent by Next From Nashville!

Day Parking

If you are commuting to Watershed Fest each day, you can use our day parking lot! Use the middle lane for entry through Gate B to access day parking.

Wristband Help

We will have kiosks located throughout the festival where folks can help with issues such as: problems registering, wristband too tight, wristband replacements.

See Something, Say Something

Need to contact the festival?
General questions: info@watershedfest.com
Emergencies: Call 9-1-1
Safety Team/First Aid: TEXT 509-774-3889 your location and describe your situation.


Our Schedule can be found here: https://watershedfest.com/schedule/

Things to Do Around the Festival

Activities are coming soon! Stay tuned.