FAQ

Please read through the appropriate section of frequently asked questions below. If your question is not answered below, we’d love to hear from you, cheers.

  • Where does the event take place?
    Guelph Lake is 100 Km west of Toronto, on the north eastern end of the city of Guelph, Ontario.  The city of Guelph is perfectly centrally located in southern Ontario (between 45 minutes to 1.5 hour drive to most of the cities in Southern Ontario ~ Toronto, London, Hamilton, Collingwood).         
  • When can we arrive? When do we have to leave?

    The festival opens round 11am on Saturday and Sunday morning on the Guelph Lake Island. 
    Guelph Lake Conservation Area has camp grounds and RV spots for those who would like to arrive before August 3rd.  

  • All vehicles and people must leave the venue by Monday at 5:00 PM.

  • What is your re-entry policy?
    Please keep your car parking pass and wristbands though out the weekend if you plan on going in and out of the FDFest event area.
  • Will you post a downloadable event schedule?
    Yes, you can download it right here:  http://fdfest.com/fdfest-guelph-lake-saturday-sunday/line-up/
  • Do you offer work-trade or scholarships?
    Yes we do.  For trades, please send us a message and we can discuss what are requirement,.

    For scholarships, please apply to FDComm’s Deep program.  Details here

  • What types of vendors will be on hand?

    We will only have food vendors in this years festival.  

  • Will there be loud music late at night?
    Yes, the social dancing on Saturday and Sunday evening will run from 7pm to 11pm.  The festival closes then for the evening.
  • Can I smoke at FDFest?
    Yes, but please be mindful of those around you when choosing to smoke. We ask that you not smoke on the dance floor or in other crowded areas. Our site is frequently under fire restrictions, so please dispose of your ash and cigarette butts responsibly. We suggest using a small metal tin or another container to do so!
  • Is there anything else I should know?
    FDFest is a one-of-a-kind dance festival that brings together dance and the outdoors.  The connections we seek in nature and in one another start off every year in June.  Those experiences accumulate over the summer with our Moonlight Dancing at the Royal City Park, and the highlight being FDFest Guelph Lake (2 days of dance and camping to enhance your experience with us). Please take the time to thoroughly read through the pages of the Festival Guide so that you know what to expect 
  • Will we have to schlep our gear far to our campsites?
  • The distance from the campsites to the venue is less than a 5 minute drive
  • Will there be enough camping for everyone?
    Absolutely yes.  FDFest has full access to Guelph Lake Island, so we have a lot of room for camping and parking.
    What should I bring?
    Please check out our What To Bring section on the website for a helpful packing list!
  • What amenities will you be providing at the campgrounds?
    There will be water faucets, First Aid staff, composting toilets, handwashing stations, and more. There will also be pay-per-use showers for everyone’s use offered by the Guelph lake conservation area.   
  • What emergency services will be available on site?
    First Aid certified volunteers will be on hand throughout the festival, and will be on hand ready to render any assistance
  • Is there anything that we cannot bring onto the site?
    – Do not bring glass, weapons, or items to vend (unless you are a registered vendor)
    – Untrained dogs
  • Will there be quiet camping?
    Yes. 
  • Will there be ice available for sale?
    Not this year.  Next year definitely!
  • Can I camp by or in my vehicle in the parking lot?
  • Yes, no problem.  Please let know if you choose to do that.
  • Can I bring my motorcycle to FDFest?
    Yes. Several of our students ride motorcycles
  • What is the FDFest venue like?
    FDFest takes place at one of the beautiful grand river parks in Southern Ontario.
    The area offers exciting and unique camping and hiking options; water activities for those who love being in the water; 2 dance areas, one under a very large pavilion, and the other being a dance tent 40 by 40 foot tent
  • Will there be an information booth?
    Yes, this will be located  volunteer area
  • Where can I find the Lost & Found?
    The Lost & Found will be managed at our volunteer the area. Please visit this booth to search for your missing items. 
  • Will there be first aid on site?
    Yes, there will be scheduled volunteers to assist you throughout the weekend.
  • How much is water?
    Clean drinking water is free. There will be water refill stations for you to refill your own containers. Please bring your own reusable water bottles.

Welcome to FDFest Guelph Lake 2019. Event hours are as follows:

Friday, August 2nd
Volunteers and committee members are welcome to visit Guelph Lake to set up their camp sites

Saturday, August 3rd
Gate opened from 11:00am and closes for the evening @ 11:00pm

Sunday, August 4th
Gate opened from 11:00am and closes for the evening @ 11:00pm

Monday, August 5th
Packing up and leaving by 2:00pm