Frequently Asked Questions
- When is it?
This year's outdoor festival takes place on Saturday, September 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Doors will open at 12:00 p.m.
The schedule is subject to change.
- Is there a fee to get in?
Yes. Visit our tickets page.
General admission price is $15 per person in advance.
Groups of 10 or more are $12 per person in advance.
All tickets purchased at the gate will be $20 per person (cash/check only).
A special VIP ticket is also available for $40. This includes a festival laminate, a t-shirt, prime seating, and artist meet and greet opportunities. VIPs also get early entry to the event starting at 11am. VIP Tickets are only available online.
Children ages 0-4 will be admitted free to SonFest.
- What is the parking fee?
Parking is FREE at SonFest!
- Can I leave campus once I've arrived at SonFest?
Yes. When you arrive, you'll be given a wristband. Wear this wristband all day to gain or re-gain access to SonFest at the entrance gates.
- What if the weather is bad?
This is a rain-or-shine event. If a dangerous weather situation arrives, the event will be cancelled. Please call the MVNU Concert Line at (740) 397-9000, ext. 4550 the day of the event if the weather looks questionable.
- Can anyone use the games and activities at SonFest?
Yes. However, you must submit a signed waiver before participating in these events.
IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, YOUR PARENTS MUST SIGN THE WAIVER. SO, IF YOUR PARENTS ARE NOT AT SONFEST, THEY MUST SIGN IT BEFORE YOU LEAVE. YOUR YOUTH PASTOR OR SUPERVISOR CANNOT SIGN IT FOR THEM.
- How much do the games cost?
- What if I get hurt at SonFest?
We will have a First Aid tent at the event. SonFest Medical Release Form available for individuals who were not accompanied by a youth pastor or from an organized group. Those coming with organized groups should have already signed medical released through their youth leader and/or sponsor.
- What should I bring to SonFest?
You should bring anything you need to have fun and stay safe. Games, balls, flying discs, are allowed. Blankets, chairs, sunscreen, etc. are also encouraged.
- What should I NOT bring to SonFest?
Weapons, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, PETS, glass bottles, coolers, pop-up tents and anything that may land you in jail. SPECIAL NOTE: Rollerblades and skateboards will NOT be allowed at SonFest. There will NOT be a skate park this year.
- What about food and drinks?
There will be a variety of foods available for purchase at SonFest. No coolers or outside food/drinks will be allowed on the premises. We appreciate your support of our vendors!
- What are SonFest's rules and regulations?
For rules and regulations, click here.
- How do I get to SonFest?
Click here for information and links on how to get to Mount Vernon Nazarene University.
- What if I have another question not answered here?
Please call (740) 397-9000, ext. 4550, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We will try to respond as quickly as possible.