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? 

You must be 18+ to enter. 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 $10/use

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.

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.

What type of payment methods can I use while on site?

This is a cashless event, so please bring your credit or debit card. If you do bring cash, you can convert it to a debit card at the will call located at the main entrance or campgrounds. There is NO fee to convert your cash to a card

Ticket FAQ

Can i upgrade my ticket?

Yes! Save 20-25% when you upgrade any of the following:

To upgrade your standard campsite to RV, click here
To upgrade your powered campsite to RV, click here
To upgrade your 3-Day GA to VIP, click here
To upgrade your single day GA to a 3-Day GA, click here

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.

Can i buy tickets on site, or do I have to pre-purchase?

Yes, you can purchase tickets on site at the box office, located at the front entrance (see map)

What payment methods can be used to purchase tickets?

Credit and debit cards are accepted. NO CASH

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). If you do not receive your confirmation, please contact us at hello@interstellarfest.com

Where do I get my tickets?

You must redeem your wristband at will call, located at the front entrance of the Speedway. You will need to present your PDF ticket and/or ID to redeem your wristband.

What are the box office/will call hours?

You may pick up or buy your tickets between these hours at the main entrance:
Friday Aug 12 - 8am-11pm
Saturday Aug 13 - 1pm-11pm
Sunday Aug 14 - 1pm-11pm

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 time can I check in/out at the campgrounds?

The campgrounds will be open for load in/check-in between these hours:

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

All campers must load out between 6am-12pm on Monday, August 15th

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)
  • If you trip the power at your campsite, our maintenance team will fix it one time, and you will be given a warning. If you blow the power a second time, your power will be cut off for the remainder of your stay.
  • 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

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.

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
✔️ 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.

✔️ Each camper is allowed 1 plastic bottle of liquor & a 24 pack of beer (12oz) No Liquor above 16% ABV. No glass allowed. Alcohol must be sealed and outside of cooler. Alcohol is allowed within the campgrounds ONLY.

✔️ Personal food

✔️ Small, portable propane grills/stoves* with small tanks, up to 16oz

✔️ 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

✔️ Non amplified speakers (if you can carry it, you're good!)

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

🚫 Amplified speaker systems (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.

What are the RV guidelines?

  • RV’s must be dropped off, picked up, or set up by only a person with a valid ticket and camping pass
  • Arrangements can be made if you are having a third party company deliver your RV for you. If so, please email hello@interstellarfest.com
  • Each camper staying in RV must have a valid festival ticket and camping pass and must arrive ready in their RV.
  • RVs must be Class A, B or C, ranging from 19′ to 45′.
  • If you need to fill up your water tank, or get your sewer pumped, please head to the camping will call and speak with one of our representatives. The service will be available Saturday and Sunday, and must be prepaid. Pricing is $70 per fill of water and $70 per dump.
  • Truck campers and fifth wheels are allowed, as long as they have a separate on-board generator (or purchase a power add-on), along with an air conditioner unit that doesn’t require the vehicle to be on to operate. No refueling service will be available, so campers are advised to use their accommodations accordingly.
  • You may not exceed the total permitted length of 45 feet, including tow vehicle if applicable. Tow vehicles must remain attached to pull-trailer at all times. If your group is in need of an additional parking pass because you will have an additional vehicle, you will need to park separately in the Blue Lot, our designated Camper Parking. Please follow directions from staff.
  • All RVs must have a working air conditioner powered by an on-board generator—the vehicle engine may NOT be left running.
  • All RV guests must arrive to the campground with a full tank of fuel to prevent issues with air conditioning.
  • No personal generator refueling will be permitted.
  • If you are connected to a 30A or 50A power supply, and your RV overloads the power source, tripping the fuse, the breaker will be reset and you will be issued a one-time warning. If it occurs a second time, your RV will be disconnected from the power grid, without a refund, for the remainder of the festival.
  • Once parked, RVs may not be moved until 8am on Monday, August 15th, unless leaving the festival and not returning. If you would like to leave the campsite before the end of the weekend, please reach out to a staff member at the space camp outpost command center, located at the main campground entrance.

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 main stage and infields stages run 2pm-12am each night, and the afters run from 12-4am each night.

Where should I go when I arrive?

- If you already have your bracelets when you arrive, you will want to follow the parking attendants into the lots.

- If you do not have your bracelets when you arrive, you will want to go to the box office / will call booth, located at the front entrance. (see festival map)

Where is camping check-in?

Camping check in is located at the entrance of the campgrounds (see festival map)

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, Friday-Sunday and overnight
- Your vehicle may come and go through the weekend.

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?

Hotel + Shuttle Passes are SOLD OUT

Where do the shuttles pick buses pick up?

Shuttle Passes are SOLD OUT

When do the shuttles pick up and drop off?

Shuttle Passes are SOLD OUT

Does my shuttle pass cover all weekend?

Shuttle Passes are SOLD OUT