FarmFest Policies

FarmFest Policies

To make FarmFest a fun and safe place for children, families and our community, please abide by the below policies. Attendees that display behavior not in accordance with these policies may be asked to leave:

General Festival Policies

  • We encourage you to learn, dance, sing, connect, and be joyful.  While doing so, please be respectful and kind to others and refrain from objectionable or profane language.
  • Be responsible for yourself and look out for one another. Children 8 years of age and younger must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • FarmFest staff is here to help.  Look for the people wearing the FarmFest Staff shirts if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Keep yourself and your family hydrated and protected from the sun. If you need medical assistance, please come to the Penns Valley EMS area.
  • Celebrate responsibly.  Public intoxication and disorderly conduct (including the use of illegal drugs, aggressive and/or risky behavior) are not permitted.  Those displaying signs of public intoxication will be asked to leave.
  • No glass is permitted in the Grandstand area.  Please transfer beverages to appropriate containers.
  • Smoke in designated smoking areas only, and please dispose of your butts in the designated cans or take them with you.
  • We encourage you to bring your bike to ride around the beautiful festival grounds.   However, we do require that cyclists obey speed limits within festival area.
  • Lost and Found Items can be taken or found at the Information Booth.
  • If you see behavior that concerns you, please report it to your nearest FarmFest Staff Person or Security officer.

Zero Waste

  • If you generate trash, take it with you.
  • Zero-Waste stations are provided to you at various places throughout the fairgrounds.  Please compost and recycle items at these stations.

FarmFest Dog Policy

We know that dogs are a big part of the family and well behaved, obedient dogs are welcome at FarmFest.  If you do bring your dog, please keep in mind the following rules:

  • Dogs are to be on a leash and accompanied by an adult owner/guardian at all times. They are not to be left in vehicles, tents, or tied to a tree, etc.
  • Clean up after your pet
  • Take proper care of your pets by keeping them watered and fed. There will be watering stations throughout the festival for your convenience.
  • Keep aggressive dogs at home!  Fighting and/or biting dogs (and their owners) will be asked to leave; no refunds will be given to campers.
  • All dogs must be licensed and have current vaccinations for rabies. Documentation must be available on request.
  • Barking dogs during quiet hours will be asked to leave.

Campground Regulations & Information

  • Pay for camping at the Information Tent by the Grandstand.  You will receive a tag to attach to the outside of your tent or RV.  Please make sure it is prominently displayed.
  • Open fires of any kind are prohibited on the fairgrounds including, but not limited to, charcoal or gas BBQ grills.
  • Bring your stories, songs, and acoustic instruments!
  • There is a designated Quiet Area.  If you are camping in the Quiet Area, you must respect quiet times from 11pm-9am.
  • FarmFest is not responsible for any lost or stolen objects.  Please keep valuables stored in your car or in another secure place.
  • If you pack it in, please pack it out! As a rule, please plan to leave your campsite better than you found it.


FarmFest Sponsor, Exhibitor & Vendor Policies


General Vendor Policies

  • PCO will have full authority over allocation of space.
  • Vendors are responsible for keeping the space in and around their exhibits, including unused space, clean and free of debris.
  • Food Vendors must meet all health regulations and food licensing requirements.
  • Cancelation and refund policy:
    – June 14, 2017: Cancellations made prior to said date would receive a refund minus a $15 processing fee.
    – June 15-22, 2017: A cancelation between these dates would result in a 50% refund.
    – June 23, 2017: Any cancelations made after said date are non-refundable.

Insurance & Liability

PCO, festival sponsors, and the Grange Fair Grounds are not liable for loss, damage, or theft to exhibits or concessions. PCO suggests that exhibitors take valuable items with them, or otherwise ensure their safety, when they are not in attendance at their exhibits. By accepting the booth space, the exhibitor releases PCO and its affiliates from all liabilities for damage, injury, or loss to persons or goods for any cause whatsoever. Each exhibitor will be solely responsible for the exhibit area leased to him or her, and neither PCO nor the facility owners will assume responsibility for any injuries that might occur.


Craft & Food Vendors

100% of the items sold at Homemade & Homegrown Market & Food Court must be grown, prepared or produced by the vendor. Crafts may be sold, but only those hand-made by the vendor.



  • Constrain your use of packaging and service ware for the food items you provide. Simplifying the waste stream is essential for making recycling and composting easy for the event attendees.
  • Recycle all recyclable materials that you use in your booth, including packaging and any clean and dry containers.
  • Compost acceptable compostable materials that you produce in your booth, including packaging and any clean and dry containers.
  • Pack it In, Pack it Out: If you generate trash, take it with you.
  • Packaging not allowed for your food products or samples:
    • Styrofoam, foil, saran wrap, plastic utensils, individual condiment packages, plastic sample cups, plastic straws
    • Provide your food products in recyclable or compostable packaging and containers, for example:
    • Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, wax paper, uncoated paper plates, paper napkins, compostable utensils, paper bags, paper or compostable clamshells, large condiment dispenser, uncoated paper bowls, paper coffee cups
    • Bottled water may not be offered for sale