Fest Info, Do’s & Don’ts

The Riverhawk Fest is a multi-day family music event focusing on bringing an eclectic array of music to the ears of the fans. Nestled under the oaks of the Sertoma Youth Ranch, fans enjoy 4 days of camping in a comfort zone unlike the large concert hall. With 3 stages, a full youth program and Americana music, Riverhawk fest features Newgrass, Alt-country, zydeco, roots rock and all new brands of acoustic energized music.

Our festival attendance has grown a great deal over the past few years.  We are generally laid back and have relied on the goodwill and common sense of our crew and you to maintain a friendly, safe and enjoyable atmosphere.  To help mitigate some recent growing pains, we ask that you pay strict attention to the following for all of our good:

When I wear a mask in public, or decline an invitation to a party or to come inside, I want you to know that:
🔵 I am educated enough to know that I could be asymptomatic and still give you the virus.
🔵 No, I don’t “live in fear” of the virus; I just want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
🔵 I don’t feel like the “government is controlling me;” I feel like I’m being a contributing adult to society and I want to teach others the same.
🔵 The world doesn’t revolve around me. It’s not all about me and my comfort.
🔵 If we all could live with other people’s consideration in mind, this whole world would be a much better place.
🔵 Wearing a mask doesn’t make me weak, scared, stupid, or even “controlled.” It makes me considerate.
When you think about how you look, how uncomfortable it is, or what others think of you, just imagine someone close to you – a child, a father, a mother, grandparent, aunt, or uncle – choking on a respirator , alone without you or any family member allowed at bedside.
Ask yourself if you could have sucked it up. Was it worth the risk?

Day Trip?

  • Campground is full…gotta park in the lot – FREE with your admission.
  • Bring: a chair, a blanket (can get chilly at night), a flashlight, maybe bug spray
  • We have plenty of good food vendors! But you can bring a cooler.

Fest Seating

  • No high back chairs – (over 3’) the gal behind you can’t see!
  • All Lind Entertainment Events are chair friendly!… if you ain’t in it, welcome someone else til you get back
  • We do not reserve seats.


Tobacco Products and Electronic Cigarettes are prohibited in any listening area, Vendor Row, Jamshak, and Kidzone. How bout just smoke at your camp or car? Jeez…no butts on the ground…c’mon! This is a youth ranch and we have to pick it up for you.


Yep…But not under the pavilions, please! Good Dog? Behaved and don’t bark a bunch? Any misbehaved pets gotta go home…no refund. One complaint is all we need. Think carefully before you load up Fido. Guess you know what else…please clean up after your pups.


  • Awwww snap! Yep, the county says we gotta shut down the stages at midnight
  • Hey! The guy next to you might want to sleep!..respect his zone and don’t be raisin’ cane after midnight

Music at your camp?

Our campers enjoy hearing the music from the stage throughout the festival.  Please be respectful of your camping neighbors, and do not play amplified music loud enough to disturb your neighbors.  Also, please refrain from playing ANY amplified music after midnight.


There are good hot showers at the camp. We suggest you slip in during the day and not at peak times. Whatever time you choose is ok…But please do!


Yep…you can bring them into the listening areas. But don’t forget about all our great vendors!


Generators are allowed ONLY in the backfield and Blue Sky stage area(Riverhawk). Not in the woods areas.

** Excessively loud generators are not allowed at any time. Generators should be rated at 70dB or less, and no commercial generators should be used. If your generator is too loud, we may ask you to shut it down. Please be respectful and comply.


NO ground fires in the pastures in front of the ticket booth!!!  This is a private lease and the owners get pissed! You may have a small campfire under the following conditions:

  • In the pastures…ONLY a fire pan that sits off the ground.  Here is a link for a good one to buy
  • Everywhere else: Ground fires are permitted, but utilize the fire rings if you can find one.
  • Someone must be present tending to any active campfire.


  • Please plan ahead to pack out and recycle your own recyclables, rather than leaving them with us to sort and handle. The volume collected from campsites has grown greatly in recent years.
  • Please be a responsible festival camper and deposit all trash and recyclables into the appropriate receptacles. We have separate Recycling Containers for aluminum cans. PLEASE do not deposit trash and garbage into the Recycling Containers, OK?

The following is nada nada:

  • Illegal drugs/drug paraphernalia
  • Weapons
  • Unlicensed vending
  • Kids on carts – gotta be licensed drivers!
  • ATVs, Dirtbikes