FAQ / GENERAL INFO
Big Surreal, little confusion.
+ General Questions
How big is each attendees site? Big Surreal stay-grounds are free form. This means there is no pre-plotted or reserved space, you choose where you want to stay. We just ask to get cozy with your neighbors to eliminate any wasted space.
If I have a Car Pass and my friends do not, can I still camp with them? Of course! A Car Pass just means you can stay next to your car. It is not separate from the Full Experience Pass area. We do recommend arriving early and with your whole crew so you can ensure you’ll be staying with each other.
Does each person need a car pass who is staying with a vehicle? No, each adult will need a Full Experience Pass to receive their wristband and enter the festival. However, you’ll only need one car pass per vehicle. So one of you should buy the Full Experience Pass with a Car Pass, and the other just buy a Full Experience Pass by itself.
Is there a glamping package at Big Surreal? We have limited glamping options available for 2017.
What time do gates open/close? Thursday: 12pm - 12am Friday: 10am - 1am Saturday: 10am - 1am Sunday: 10am - 10pm
Will there be food/drinks available? Yes. Food and drink vendors will be on site to alleviate your hunger and thirst.
Can I bring my pet? No animals or pets of any kind are permitted at Big Surreal. Service Animals are okay (with documentation). No Emotional Support Animals.
Are there ins and outs? Ins and outs are permitted, but not for car passes. Once a car enters the staygrounds, it can only leave once and will not be permitted to drive back into a stayground.
Will there be showers? Yes. There will be shower stations on site for paid use.
Is there a lost and found on site? Yes. Additional lost and found inquiries can be addressed at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring a few trash bags to keep your recyclables and compost separate from landfill waste. Leave no trace – Pack it in, pack it out!
Reusable water bottle, eating ware, and utensils.
Flashlight, headlamp, reflective neon, anything else to light yourself and your way.
Camping gear. Tents and tarps need to be free-standing.
Shade structures, parasols, sheets, canopy, tarps, tent, parachute; something to break the strong mid-day sun.
Light clothes for during the day (likely high 60s-70s), warmer clothing for at night (likely high 40s-50s).
Any prescription medications, contact lens supplies, and whatever else you need to maintain your health and comfort in a remote area with little/no services.
Quality sandals, close-toed shoes, and/or flip flops.
First aid kit – we have medical professionals on-site, but it's always a good idea to have some essentials just in case.
Good vibes and an open mind!
NO open fires (allowed except in our designated fire pit).
NO personal grills will be permitted this year! We are in a serious drought and the fire danger is extreme!
NO fireworks, fire tools, or fire lanterns.
NO animals or pets of any kind are permitted at Big Surreal. Service Animals are okay (with documentation). No Emotional Support Animals.
NO glass bottles or glass containers i.e., beer, soda, hard liquor. (plastic and cans are okay).
NO illegal substances. Big Surreal is a drug free event. Anyone caught with or doing any illegal substances will be escorted from the event and may face legal consequences.
NO weapons of any kind (including things like machetes for opening coconuts – no weapons at all).
NO space saving, as in roping off area for your friends who arrive later. Please arrive together or meet new neighbors.
NO outside alcohol! We have Alcohol for sale inside the venue.
:: Security personnel reserve the right prohibit items seen as harmful, dangerous or not in the best interest of the festival and it’s patrons.
:: All persons, items and vehicles are subject to search upon entry by Security.