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California WorldFest is a family festival and we want to ensure that all of our patrons have an enjoyable experience. For further questions, please contact

You may bring food and unopened nonalcoholic beverages inside one 12-pack size (17” x 12” x 10” max) cooler inside the festival grounds. No glass containers. Water bottles must be empty when entering festival grounds.

No alcoholic beverages are permitted to be brought into the festival.

All water carriers must be empty upon entering the festival grounds. No glass containers.

Two bars are open 11am – 11pm during the Festival. ID check and wristbanding are required for your first purchase. No outside alcohol is allowed inside the festival grounds.

No pets are allowed anywhere in the festival at WorldFest, including the campground.  Qualified and bona fide service animals are welcome.

Companion and Emotional Support animals are NOT Service Animals under ADA law and are prohibited at WorldFest.

Low-backed lawn chairs (under 32″ from top of chair to ground & under 10” from seat to ground) can be used near the stage. Full size lawn/camping chairs must be placed behind the sound booth. No chaise lounges.

The fairgrounds does not allow tarps on the meadow grass.

Yes! We have games, crafts, and workshops for children and teens. Please be aware that we expect parents to supervise any child under the age of 10 years old at all times. 

KidsFest and the Teen Scene are open 10am – 4pm, Friday – Sunday.

GATE 1 (Main Entrance)

  • Thursday: 4pm – 9pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 9am – 10pm*
  • Sunday: 9am – 10pm


GATE 4 (Camping Gate)

  • Thursday – Sunday: 8am – 10pm


GATE 3 & 5 (Camping to Festival Gates)

  • Thursday: 4pm – 10pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 8am – 1:30am 
  • Sunday: 8am – 10:30pm


*Late night tickets must be purchased and wristbands obtained before 10pm. No late entry.

Day Pass WF Ticket Holders: Gate 1 parking is hosted by the Nevada County Fairgrounds for $10 per vehicle.

WF Campers: Gate 4 parking is included with your camping pass and you may park 1 vehicle next to your campsite.

No, festival goers may not have wheels in the grounds that aren’t a stroller, wheelchair, or other vehicle required for physical movement.

Yes, there is an ATM machine located inside the festival grounds at the Sugar Pine Lodge near the Pine Tree Stage.

All tickets include a restricted Facility Fee ($5), Ticket Processing Fee ($3), and Credit Card Fee ($2, if applicable). Credit Card fees can be waived with cash payments.

No. All WorldFest tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

  • Cell phones
  • Bug spray
  • Non-professional cameras
  • Medium backpacks/purses (18x13x8 or smaller)
  • Blankets/towels
  • Sunscreen (contents to be checked at entry)
  • Gum
  • Chapstick
  • Lipstick
  • Eyedrops
  • Makeup
  • Empty 32oz (or less) reusable water bottles
  • Strollers & wagons are allowed (please no double wide strollers
  • GoPros (w/o sticks)
  • Sunglasses
  • No Pocket Knives with blades more than 3 inches
  • No Guns
  • Pets
  • Drugs / drug paraphernalia
  • Large backpacks (under 18x13x8 inches OK)
  • Glass bottles or containers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Laser pointers
  • Selfie sticks
  • Audio recording devices
  • Professional photo / video cameras
  • Drones
  • Umbrellas (small parasols ok)
  • Chalk, markers, sharpies
  • Stickers / flyers / solicitations