Frequently Asked Questions
We make every effort to ensure that the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention is fun, family friendly, and a venue you will return to year after year, and tell others about.
+ Are Dogs Allowed?
Well, yes and no. We love dogs but sometimes dogs do not love other dogs or like strange children pulling their tails. So, only trained service dogs are allowed within the music/food venue area. Service dogs that disrupts the music or the peace must be removed. See under CAMPING the rules for Dogs in the camping areas. We know that your dog would never cause a problem but…
+ Can I reserve seats? If so, how?
YES but for Sunday's performance only. We have a limited number of reserved seats for a $25 donation.. in addition to the $15 admission fee. To reserve, call the Caldwell Arts Council @ 828-754-2486. Ask for Cathy and have your “card” ready. Seats are up front out of the sunshine or rain.
+ Do I need to bring my own chairs?
That depends on how comfortable you want to be. We provide 600 folding chairs inside the tents. Lawn chairs are allowed outside the tent and around the festival grounds.
+ How do I get tickets?
Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Arts Council until Wed August 29 at 3:00 PM in person or by phone. Tickets are offered at the gate beginning at 12:00 Noon on Friday until 4:00 PM Sunday.
+ Is bagged ice available?
Yes but Saturday only. A local store (5 miles away) offers ice.
+ Is handicapped parking available?
Yes, tell the gate when you arrive and they will direct you. Remember that we are on a working farm. All parking is in a pasture. We will work to get you as close to the main tent as possible.
+ What is the Alcohol policy?
No public display of alcohol is allowed. We recognize that your camper and/or tent is your private space to enjoy as you choose. Make your mama proud.
+ What is the Smoking Policy?
Smoking is not allowed in the music, food, or craft venues. Smoking is only allowed in the parking and camping areas. Since we are located on a working farm, please don't allow cows to take up the habit...properly dispose of filters.
+ Will food be sold? If so, what type and when?
Food vendors will be serving Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday. We offer a mixture of food types. Bring your own picnic if you want because the nearest McDonalds is 25 miles away.