Tips to enjoy the folk festival

Posted Aug. 26, 2010, at 4:34 p.m.

What to do and what to bring to have a fantastic folk festival:

Parking: Available throughout the downtown area, at the Pickering Square Parking Garage, or park at the Bass Park complex off Buck Street. Parking at the complex is $8 per vehicle per day, or $20 for a three-day pass. Free shuttle service is provided from Bass Park to the Festival site. Free bicycle parking is available at the Festival site.

Information, schedules: There are four in-formation booths on site — near the Dance Tent, near the Railroad Stage portal, near the Food Court, and near the Children & Family Area.

What to bring: Wear comfortable shoes, bring sunscreen and sunglasses. Collapsible chairs and blankets also can make your concert experience more comfortable.

Pets: Festival-goers are asked to leave pets, with the exception of service animals, at home.

Smoking: Smoking is prohibited under Festival tents, in the food courts and picnic areas.

Medical: The First Aid Center is located on the road leading to the Dance tent, sponsored by Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.

Restrooms: Portable restroom facilities and hand-washing stations are located throughout the Festival site.

Baby-Changing Station: Located near the Harbor Master’s Building.

Handicapped accommodations: Parking facilities are available at Bass Park. Several performances and demonstrations will be translated in American Sign Language (see schedule).

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