General FAQ

What is the address of the venue?

The Kentucky Speedway, 1 Speedway Drive, Sparta, KY 41086

What is the age requirement to attend the event? 

The festival is 18+ to enter. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Those wishing to purchase or consume alcohol must be 21+. 

What kind of ID do I need to enter?

You must present a US government-issued driver’s license, identification card or passport containing a photograph and date of birth.

Where is the closest airport?

The nearest major airport is Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG / KCVG).

Will there be a lost & found?

Yes, there will be a lost & found at the information booth.

Will there be first aid on site?

Yes. There will be a ground team, safety, and security team. See the festival map for first aid locations.

What items am I allowed to bring in to the festival? 

Acceptable Items
✔️ Fanny packs
✔️ Cigarettes (Sealed)
✔️ E-cigs/vapes (refillable liquid chambers OK)
✔️ E-juice (no glass bottles)
✔️ Lighters
✔️ Glowing/illuminated jewelry or costumes
✔️ Flow toys
✔️ Hula hoops
✔️ Gum (must be sealed)
✔️ Hydration packs (must be empty upon entry)
✔️ Lip balm/gloss (must be sealed)
✔️ Makeup
✔️ Plastic mirrors
✔️ Sunscreen lotion (inspected upon entry)
✔️ Tampons and pads
✔️ Acoustic musical instruments
✔️ Non-professional flash/still cameras and video cameras (Sony Action Cam, GoPro, and Polaroids are acceptable)
✔️ Personal misting fan
✔️ Chairs, Hammocks, and/or Inflatable couches

Prohibited Items
🚫 Posters and flyers promoting other events
🚫 Alcohol is not permitted within the festival, with the exception of campgrounds
🚫 Breakable glass or acrylic mirrors (Compact makeup and plastic mirrors are OK)
🚫 Drones or remote-controlled aircraft
🚫 Fireworks or explosives 
🚫 Gas masks
🚫 Open packs of cigarettes (upon entry)
🚫 Drugs or drug paraphernalia
🚫 Medical or recreational marijuana
🚫 Glass bottles
🚫 Helium balloons
🚫 Illegal substances
🚫 Pills without a prescription, or expired medications of any kind (All medications/prescriptions must be in their original container)
🚫 Laser pointers or air horns
🚫 Motorized vehicles of any kind, with the exception of ADA vehicles
🚫 Manual skateboards, bike, or scooters
🚫 Pets (except service animals with the proper documentation)
🚫 Professional recording equipment—photo, video or audio
🚫 Spray paint
🚫 Stickers
🚫 Unauthorized vending or selling of any products 
🚫 Knives
🚫 Weapons of any kind (including pepper spray and/or mace)

What is the Festival Code of Conduct?

All Interstellar Attendees are expected to be courteous of those around them. The following actions may result in a WARNING and/or EJECTION of the festival/campgrounds, and in some cases, arrest.
- Irresponsible use of alcohol
- Public nudity or lewd behavior
- Entering restricted areas without proper passes
- Taunting, bullying, abusive/disruptive language, and/or obscene gestures
- Littering
- Failing to cooperate/comply with safety officers
- All guests must be 18 or older, verified by government-issued ID
- All guests must be 21+ to consume alcoholic beverages
- All guests must have a festival ticket
- Prohibited items confiscated at entry or during the event will NOT be returned
- Moving RV or vehicle to another location after placement by festival staff
- Parking or extending any part of RV or tent into fire lanes or outside designated/marked area
- Violating the tent and RV camping power grid policies

The following actions will result in IMMEDIATE EJECTION:
- Going “number 1” or “number 2” anywhere other than approved restrooms/porta-potties
- Fighting or engaging in any action that may harm or endanger anyone
- Public sexual behaviorPossession/use of illegal drugs
- Damage, destruction, vandalism or theft of any property

What kind of vendors are there?

There will be a variety of food, beverage, art, craft and merchandise vendors dispersed throughout the event.

Are there shower facilities?

There will be shower facilities available for a small fee.

Are there bathroom facilities?

There are porta potties dispersed throughout the grounds. If you purchased a VIP festival ticket, you have access to air-conditioned bathroom trailers in the campgrounds.

What is the closest hotel for lodging?

The closest hotel is Ramada by Wyndham Sparta in Sparta 0.5 miles away. Other options are Belterra Casino Resort (4.77 miles away), Fairway Inn - Florence, IN (5.1 miles away), Holiday Inn Express Carrollton (11.9 miles away), Hampton Inn Carrollton (12 miles away), Quality Inn (11.9 miles away), & Red Roof Inn Carrollton (12 miles away).

Are there Ubers or Lyfts?

Yes. However, the festival is 40 minutes away from the airport, so car service may be limited.

Whats are the safety guidelines?

- Sleeping in parked vehicles is prohibited, except those with a camping pass
- Shade structures, and free water refill stations will be available to keep you cool and hydrated
- You are responsible for your belongings. Interstellar and The Kentucky Speedway will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.

Can I sign up to become a volunteer? 

Yes, you can submit your Volunteer Application here.

Ticket FAQ

What type of ticket options do you have?

Choose from our Single Day, or 3-DAY GA/VIP

What do I get with my General Admission (GA) pass?

All GA passes include entry for three days of the festival with access to food vendors, bars, official festival merchandise, free water stations + more amenities.

What do I get with my VIP pass?

All VIP passes include express entry to the festival, access to air-conditioned restrooms, VIP viewing area in front of the stages, VIP only lounge with private bar, commemorative VIP lanyard + more.

How does the payment plan work?

You can pay for your passes in installments. Choose the payment plan when checking out to get your pass for as little as $49 down.

What payment methods can be used to purchase tickets?

Credit and debit cards are accepted.

Should I receive a confirmation email for my ticket?

You should receive a confirmation email within moments of your ticket purchase (please check your junk folder). You can log in to manage your order here. If you do not receive your confirmation, please contact us at hello@interstellarfest.com

Where can I find my ticket?

Tickets will not be sent out until a few weeks prior to the festival.

Can I upgrade my ticket from GA to VIP?

Yes. Please email us at hello@interstellarfest.com

Can I get a refund?

All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. When purchasing a ticket, you agree to the ticket terms.

Camping FAQ

What are the camping options?

Click here for camping options.

What times camping Load-In & Load-Out?

Load-In
Thursday 12 PM - 10 PM
Friday 8 AM - 2 AM
Saturday 8 AM - 8 PM
Sunday CLOSED

Load Out
Monday 6 AM - 12 PM

Camping Guidelines
By entering the campground, you agree to the following:

  • All campers must be 18 or older, verified by government-issued ID.
  • You must have a camping bracelet to enter the campgrounds
  • Standard campsites will receive 4 wristbands
  • RV campsites will receive 8 wristbands
  • You may have additional guests stay at your campsite. They will need to purchase a single camping bracelet, available online or at the camping box office, located at the entrance of the campgrounds
  • All campers must have a festival ticket
  • Camping bracelets will be provided by mail, or when you arrive for load-in
  • All cars and individuals are subject to search
  • Prohibited items confiscated at entry or during the event will NOT be returned. See list of prohibited items
  • Arrive together if group camping. No waiting space will be available on-site
  • Non-standard-size vehicles will need to purchase an RV Campsite (non-standard size includes large trucks & SUVs, and passenger vans)
  • For those who are not parking in the campsite, but want to bring their vehicle, weekend parking is available for $60, payable at the box office
  • Each campsite may have 1 car or 1 RV, depending on your pass
  • Vehicles may NOT move or leave once they are parked in their spots. See load-in/load-out rules
  • Fires must have fire ring

What will be provided at the campgrounds?

There will be free water refill stations, portable toilets, showers (for a small fee) and a main street area with a variety of food and beverage vendors, water, and ice. 

Is a camping pass required for entry to the festival?

No, a camping pass is only required if visiting or staying in the campgrounds.

How big is my camping spot?

20x50ft - two tents and one car per camping pass. (We would suggest car camping sizes be 20x20 rv sites be 20x50)  

What are some suggested packing items for campers?

✔️ Locks for your tent
✔️ Reusable water bottle (Empty)
✔️ Earplugs
✔️ Flags/banners/totems to distinguish your tent (see guidelines)
✔️ Folding chairs
✔️ Food and sealed beverages
✔️ Ice chest/coolers (empty on arrival)
✔️ Phone charger
✔️ Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, air mattress (note: these items are provided with a Glamping pass).
✔️ Sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen
✔️ Towels and sandals (1 towel per person is included in Glamping)
✔️ Trash bags

What items am I allowed to bring into the campgrounds? 

Acceptable Items

✔️ Battery-powered candles, lanterns, and flashlights.

✔️ Beer and alcoholic drinks, up to 24 cans per person (under 12oz), or up to 5L of wine. No glass allowed. (Sealed and outside of cooler) Alcohol is allowed within the campgrounds ONLY. However, glass is NOT permitted. Each camper may bring 1 plastic bottle of liquor, & either a 24 pack of beer OR up to 5L bag of wine. No Liquor above 16% ABV

✔️ Personal food

✔️ Small, portable propane grills/stoves* with small tanks, up to 4 lbs per group

✔️ Fanny packs

✔️ Cigarettes (Sealed)

✔️ E-cigs/vapes (refillable liquid chambers OK)

✔️ E-juice (no glass bottles)

✔️ Lighters

✔️ Glowing/illuminated jewelry or costumes

✔️ Flow toys

✔️ Hula hoops

✔️ Gum (must be sealed)

✔️ Hydration packs (must be empty upon entry)

✔️ Ice

✔️ Lip balm/gloss (must be sealed)

✔️ Makeup

✔️ Plastic mirrors

✔️ Sunscreen lotion (inspected upon entry)

✔️ Tampons and pads

✔️ Acoustic musical instruments

✔️ Non-professional flash/still cameras and video cameras (Sony Action Cam, GoPro, and Polaroids are acceptable)

✔️ Personal misting fan

✔️ Personal-size speakers

Prohibited Items

🚫 Aerosol products/cans (Bug spray and sunscreen are OK)

🚫 Bota bags

🚫 Breakable glass or acrylic mirrors (Compact makeup and shatter-proof plastic mirrors are okay)

🚫 Butane grills or accessories, such as torches 

🚫 No Charcoal or open flames

🚫 Personal gas tanks for refueling RVs

🚫 Camping wind turbines

🚫 Candles

🚫 Dollies or hand trucks

🚫 Drones or remote-controlled aircraft

🚫 Fireworks or explosives 

🚫 Gas generators (Solar-powered Generators are OK) – (Generators onboard an RV are OK)

🚫 Gas masks

🚫 Open packs of cigarettes (upon entry)

🚫 Drugs or drug paraphernalia

🚫 Medical or recreational marijuana

🚫 Glass bottles (Up to 3.4oz perfume or cologne OK )

🚫 Helium balloons

🚫 Hookahs

🚫 Illegal substances

🚫 Pills without a prescription, or expired medications of any kind (All medications/prescriptions must be in their original container)

🚫 Liquor above 16% ABV 

🚫 Loose cans or beverages (Must be packaged and sealed at entry)

🚫 Large chains or spiked jewelry

🚫 Large speaker systems (Sound systems are limited to USB-powered/personal portable speakers. No amplified sound systems allowed. KYS and Interstellar Staff reserves the right to remove sound systems that do not follow these guidelines, and repeat offenders of noise complaints are subject to removal from the campground.)

🚫 Laser pointers or air horns

🚫 Metal stakes or hammers

🚫 Motorized vehicles of any kind, with the exception of ADA vehicles

🚫 Manual skateboards, bike, or scooters

🚫 Open campfires or fires/flames of any kind

🚫 Pets (except documented service animals)

🚫 Professional recording equipment—photo, video or audio

🚫 Promotional flyers, banners, or vehicles displaying sponsorships or ads

🚫 Spray paint

🚫 Steel knives or other utensils deemed as weapons

🚫 Stickers

🚫 Unauthorized vending or selling of any products 

🚫 Knives (including steak or cooking knives)

🚫 Weapons of any kind (including pepper spray and/or mace)

What do I do with trash from my campsite?

Drop your trash bag(s) at the corner of the road closest to your site, and trash attendants will collect them every morning.

Glamping faq

What comes with my Glamping Package?

- 16.5 Bell Tent
- 4 person capacity
- 20x50’ campsitePower Hookup (50amps)
- 2 Memory Foam Queen Mattresses
- Sheets, Pillows, and Comfy Blankets
- Full Length Standing Mirror
- 4 Bath TowelsTable & chairs
- 4 Storage CratesDecorative Rug
- Personal Cooling Unit
- LED Light with fan
- A/C bathrooms
- Access to showers
- Access to Beauty Bar with complimentary services
- Premium, quiet location
- Complimentary golf cart rides to the festival

Arrival FAQ

What time does the music start and end on each day?

The music begins on Friday at 2:00 PM. Last set is TBA.

What time can I check in for camping?

Camping check-in:

  • Friday, August 12: 8am–2am
  • Saturday, August 13: 8am–8pm
  • Sunday, August 14: no camping admittance

What time is camping check-out?

The campgrounds close on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 12:00 PM eastern time.

What time can I arrive if I’m not camping?

Gates for non-campers open at 2:00 PM. 

What do I need to enter the festival?

Your festival wristband and/or PDF Ticket and a US government-issued driver’s license, identification card or passport containing a photograph and date of birth. We accept electronic versions of your ticket as well as hard copy paper tickets. (NOTE: If your ticket is at Will Call, an ID is required for pick up)

Will there be an express entry?

Yes, if you purchased a VIP festival ticket.

Will my car be searched when entering the campgrounds?

Yes, all vehicles must be searched as you enter the campgrounds.

Is there re-entry for the festival or campgrounds?

Attendees may enter and exit the festival and campgrounds as many times as they please. You must have your wristbands on at all times.

There is no re-entry for vehicles in the campgrounds. If you leave the campgrounds with your at any time, you not be able to pull back into your campsite, and will have to purchase a parking pass.

Can I bring my pet?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at the event, with the exception of documented service animals.

Parking FAQ

Do i need a parking pass if I plan to keep my car at the campsite?

No. Parking passes are best for those who are over their car limit at their camp site, or not camping at all

What comes with my parking pass?

Single Day Parking
- Your vehicle may enter once per day, and leave once per day.
- There is no re-entry
- You must exit by 3am
Weekend Parking
- This pass covers the whole weekend, Thursday-Sunday and overnight
- Your vehicle may enter once for the weekend, and leave once. There is no re-entry

Can I bring my pet?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at the event, including service animals.

Hotel + Transpo Accommodations

Where is the Marriott Hotel located?

CVG Airport Location | 2395 Progress Dr, Hebron, KY 41048
Hotel photos here

What comes with the Marriott Hotel + Shuttle Package?

- 1 King or Double room, that sleeps 2 or 4 people for 3 nights, Fri-Sun
- Complimentary catered breakfast from 7am-8:30am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday
- Upgraded Premium Wifi
- Shuttle Passes (2 or 4)

Where do the shuttles pick buses pick up?

- The Cincinnati Airport Marriott parking lot
- The Speedway parking lot

When do the shuttles pick up and drop off?

- The Marriott pickups begin every hour on the hour from 1pm-10pm
- The Speedway pickups begin every hour on the hour from 2pm-3am

Does my shuttle pass cover all weekend?

Shuttle passes are unlimited, and you may use the bus Friday through Sunday