Rules & Regulations

Camping can be a fun and enjoyable experience; please make sure it's this way for everyone by reading the following rules and regulations:

  • Hours (3 questions)
    What are the quiet hours?
    • Preferred: 1:00am - 7:00am
    • Big Rig: 1:00am - 7:00am
    • General 1: 2:00am - 7:00am
    • General 2: 2:00am - 7:00am
    • Family: 1:00am - 7:00am

    All gas/diesel generators must be turned off by 1:00 am

    What are the load-in hours?
    • Wednesday, July 20th: 9:00am - 10:00pm
    • Thursday, July 21st: 9:00am - 10:00pm
    • Friday, July 22nd: 9:00am - 10:00pm
    • Saturday, July 23rd: 9:00am - 10:00pm
    • Sunday, July 24th: 9:00am - 10:00pm
    • Monday, July 25th: DEPARTURE
    When do the gates close?

    Notice GATE TIMES, this will be important to you as you plan to arrive, and if you plan on leaving the Festival Grounds at any time. Gates close at 10:00pm, which means that we no longer admit new vehicles. Security controls the gate at night, and it is up to their discretion if you get back in.

  • Pets (1 question)
    Should I bring my pet?

    We love our pets, but Country Thunder strongly recommends that you leave your pets at home. The crowds at events like Country Thunder cause distress to many animals and animals have been stolen at similar events around the nation.

    • If you do bring a pet to Country Thunder, you are responsible for your pet. Pets must be LEASHED and must be kept at your campsite at all times. You are responsible for cleaning up after your pet.  
    • Please keep your pet safe and secured on your campsite.
    • No pets will be allowed into the festival bowl at any time.  
    • Aggressive pets are not allowed, and will be removed from the campground. Violators are subject to eviction from the event and campgrounds without a refund.
  • Vehicles & Parking (5 questions)
    What is considered an oversize camping unit?

    Camping Units larger than 35' are considered oversized. ALL OVERSIZED camping units MUST purchase 2 campsites. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  If the site next to your original campsite is not available for purchase, you will be moved to a special location that can better accommodate your oversized camper.

    What vehicles are allowed on the grounds?

    No ATVs, Golf Carts, Mopeds, Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters or any other similar devices are allowed with the exception of those permitted for handicap transportation are allowed. Unauthorized vehicles may be impounded and Country Thunder accepts no responsibility for such vehicles.

    What about motorcycles?

    Country Thunder considers motorcycles to be vehicles. Therefore, should you chose to bring a motorcycle as a vehicle to Country Thunder, it must have the appropriate tag, whether it be your primary vehicle or you purchase an Extra Vehicle Pass for it. All motorcycles found without the appropriate credential will be impounded.

    Can I park anywhere?

    No parking on Campground roads. These are Emergency Lanes, and must be kept clear of traffic. If illegally parked anywhere, your vehicle may be towed and impounded with a fine. Country Thunder is not responsible for these vehicles.

    No Cruising or Riding in the back of open vehicles.
  • Alcohol (2 questions)
    Is alcohol allowed on site?

    If you are of the age and plan to drink alcoholic beverages, please carry your age identification (ex: drivers license) with you at all times (even after being wrist-banded) as you may be stopped by undercover patrol. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    What about underage drinking?

    Under Age Drinking will NOT be permitted in the campgrounds or on the event grounds-anyone found participating in or contributing to under age drinking will be brought to the attention of local law enforcement personnel, and will be evicted from the grounds immediately without refund.

  • Garbage (1 question)
    How is garbage handled?

    Please place all bagged and tied personal and campsite garbage in containers for 6:00 am pick-up. A garbage-filled campsite is grounds for eviction.


    Patrons who leave their campsite trashed at the end of the festival will be charged a $50 cleanup fee.

  • General (6 questions)
    Who is responsible for the camp site?

    Every campsite must be registered to 1 responsible adult-this person MUST be 18 years of age or older. They also must accept full responsibility for the campsite-any rules broken may mean eviction with NO REFUND, absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Who is allowed in the camping areas?

    Everyone entering the campgrounds must have a 4-Day event wristband on. Single day ticket holders do NOT have access to the campgrounds.

    Can I have a campfire?

    Wood burning fires are not allowed at the 2014 Festival. Gas and charcoal burning grills are permitted. 

    Can I sell items on site?

    No soliciting on site - this includes but is not limited to: food, beverage, merchandise, and entertainment. Unauthorized selling of items will result in seizure of merchandise, eviction and possible prosecution.

    Do's and Don'ts

    The following are okay:

    • Charcoal or gas/propane BBQs; Generators (turned off at quiet hours); One Vehicle Per Campsite.

    The following are not okay:

    • Ground Fires; Wood-Burning Fires; Glass Bottles/Containers; Weapons, Cruising; Fireworks; Live Music Performances; Swimming Pools; Dance Floors; Staging/other structures; ATV's, Golf Carts, Mopeds; Bicycles, Skateboards, Roller Blades; On Site Soliciting.
    What are your eviction policies?

    Country Thunder reserves the right to evict an persons on the grounds of but not limited to:

    • No 4-Day Event Wristband
    • Garbage-filled campsite
    • Drinking and driving
    • Aggressive pets
    • Excessive noise
    • Unauthorized sale of food, beverage or merchandise on site
    • The facility reserves the rights to refuse admission or eject any person without refund who is violating the facility, local, state, or federal laws or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by management.
  • RV Dropoff (1 question)
    Can I have someone drop off my camper?

    You may have someone drop off an RV for you on WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014.  If the person doing the drop-off does not have a 4-day event wristband, they must leave a photo ID and credit card at the gate to be picked up within two hours of entry.