When is FABULOSA?
Thursday September 25th to Sunday September 28th
How does the ticketing work?
You have two options: You can stay on the property with us and camp or you can stay somewhere local and come in for the day(gate hours are 11a-10p Thursday, 9-10p Friday and Saturday, 9a-6p Sunday).
What are the lodging options?
There are a variety of options. We have space for 300 tents(non car camping type), 15 tents with car camping and 5 RV spaces onsite. There are also numerous vacation homes(see Groveland) and small nice hotels nearby. With the 2nd option, you would come in under Day Passes.
What if I don't want to camp on the land?
There are a lot of vacation homes close by. Check out VRBO in Groveland. This is a fabulous vacation/retirement community 15 mins away. You would buy day passes only when you purchase your ticket.
Is there a list of local Hotels?
Is food included in my ticket
No. We will have both cold(all hours of the fest) and hot options(lunch and dinner time) for purchase.
What's the food situation?
We run our own bar and cafe which will be open all hours of the fest. Here you can find cold dishes like sandwiches, salads, snacks. At lunch and dinner hours, there will be hot menu as well. All menus will have vegetarian and gluten free options. We are working on our menus now and will publish them asap. You are welcome to bring coolers with food as well. No campfires or stoves are allowed.
When do tickets go on sale?
Early Bird Tickets are on sale now.
Will you have discounted tickets?
Yes. We have discounts for elders, children, and the disabled, plus full/partial need-based scholarships.
Are there Day Passes?
Yes. There are Day Passes for each day. They are discounted if you buy them online.
Are there VIP Passes?
No. You are ALL VIP’s in our book!
Are there any payment plan options?
At this time no, but if we find that enough folks need it, we will make it happen.
Can I cancel my ticket/get a refund?
No. All ticket sales are final.
Can I give my ticket to another person?
Yes. Write us way ahead of time at email@example.com and we will make the change by hand. And remind the other person to check our site for all Fest info and to bring their ID.
What is the crowd like?
The crowd is predominantly women and queer people. There are always a handful of families with kids (they have a special camping era). There’s a sober contingent, a party contingent, people over 60, people under 30, people in between. There are camping enthusiasts, first time campers, people who love live music, people who like to swim, couples and single people. All good people are welcome.
Are men allowed to come?
Yes. FABULOSA is mostly women, but all good people are welcome.
What's the new location?
Spinning Wheel near Yosemite California
How far is this from the Bay Area?
3 hours from the Bay Area.
Is there a shuttle service for FABULOSA 2014?
We are looking into it but have not been able to come up with a viable way to do this yet. If you have suggestion or could help with this, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be grateful.
At the Festival
Will there be tickets at the gate?
There is no guarantee. Our space at Spinning Wheel will only hold 500 people, so please get your tickets early to assure your spot (and take advantage of the considerable savings over purchasing last minute).
Will there be will call tickets?
No. You need bring your ticket with you. You will need your ID as well.
When are the gates open?
Thursday September 25th 11a-10p, Friday & Saturday 9a-10p, Sunday 9a-6p
Can I arrive outside of gate hours?
No. You may only enter and exit(outside of emergencies) during open gate hours.
Is Thur Sept 25th at 11a, the earliest I can come in?
Yes, unless you are part of the set up crew.
Are there ins and outs?
Yes but to accommodate everyone, there will be a small cost to repack your car. Our Fab bar will be selling ice, toiletries, and common over-the counter meds at the same price as the local grocery, hopefully alleviating any need to leave the party until you’re ready to head back home. Please come prepared for your stay, park by your tent, and leave the driving grind behind for a spell.
Will my cell work?
Most likely not. Come prepared to unplug!!!.
Will there be WiFi?
No but if you are really desperate, you can go into Groveland(15 mins away).
Will there be a ATM?
No. Please come prepared with cash for purchases.
How is the swimming?
Excellent! There is a extra large pool, a swimming hole on the property and multiple swimming holes close by. Also down the road is Rainbow Pools and this make you all very happy!
Can I bring floaties?
Yes and Thank You for being respectful of others with them.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
No. We pull a ABC permit for FABULOSA and it requires us to not allow any outside alcohol. We will also have a beer and wine bar on site.
Will you have beverages for sale?
You bet! Coffee, soft drinks, juices, water, beer, wine.
Will there be food on site?
Yes. We run our own bar and cafe which will be open all hours of the fest. Here you can find cold dishes like sandwiches, salads, snacks. At lunch and dinner hours, there will be hot menu as well. All menus will have vegetarian and gluten free options. We are working on our menus now and will publish them asap. You are welcome to bring coolers with food as well. No campfires or stoves are allowed.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, only service dogs are welcome.
What is the weather like?
Averages: Daytime 85*F, nighttime can be in the 50′sF.
What are the sleeping arrangements like?
We have a lot of space for camping (and will have family camping, quiet, and party areas). There are a small number of Car Camping and RVs (no hookups) spots . There are many small hotels in the area and vacation homes in Pine Mountain Lake and the surrounding areas.
What is Car Camping?
It means you can camp next to your car. You will have space for your car and a 10×10 tent or canopy.
How big are the campsites?
All campsites are approximately 100 square feet.
What is the camping area like?
It’s a large, fairly flat, partially shaded area near the top of the property. It’s close to the gate and a 2 minute walk from the parking area. There will port o potties thru out the area and we will have showers close by.
Can we reserve campsites?
No. All campsites (except Camp Trouble and Queer Camp) are first come, first grabbed.
Can I arrive early and hold a campsite for a friend?
Yes, you can hold one space as long as they arrive the same day.
Can I sleep in my vehicle?
Yes but get your ticket extra early. We have limited number of Car Camping spots.
Can I unload my car and then go park if camping?
Yes. Depending on the space you choose to camp, you can get fairly close to your camp site. The parking area is a 2 minute walk.
Are there campsite just for RV's?
Yes. The RV’s and Car Camping are in the same area.
Are there hookups for RV's?
Are there any other lodging options besides setting up my own camp or bring a trailor/RV?
There are hotels nearby and rental houses. See other FAQ questions for details.
Is there anything banned at FABULOSA?
Camp fires and open flames are banned because of the time of year/drought conditions and it is essential that we respect this. We will have a controlled, central campfire. Glass, ,soft plastic bottles, weapons, fireworks, illegal substances, mopeds, golf carts, and generators are also not allowed. We ask that you bring nothing louder than a personal stereo/boom box to the festival. We are required by the county to check all cars for glass upon entry, so bring your flask and all other drinks in cans or hard plastic bottles.
What are the hours of the gate?
Thursday September 25th 11a-10p, Friday & Saturday 9a-10p, Sunday 9a-6p
Will there be water for me to drink on site?
We will have water for sale. We suggest you bring at least one gallon per day per person when camping.
Will there be ice on site?
Yes, for sale.
Can I cook my own food/use a propane stove?
No, we are in fire season in this area so no stoves or fires.
Can I build my own fire?
Can I use a generator?
Can I bring my own sound system?
Small players are fine. Nothing loud.
Are there bathrooms?
Port o Potties are thru out the property.
Are there showers?
Yes. We are partnering with a local SF non profit to provide showers. They will be $8 per person.