Event Info – FAQ (Please Read)

 Very important! Please read through to the end  to ensure that you have a beautiful Unifier experience. 

Please Note
There are no physical tickets to Unifier. You will not receive anything in the mail prior to the event. Please come prepared with a photo ID and your email confirmation from either paypal or unifierfestival.com.
Can't Come?
TICKETS TO UNIFIER FESTIVAL ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE AS DUE DATE HAS PASSED.

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Page Directory

I.  Arrival & Preparation
II.  Camping & Venue Info
III.  Rules, Guidelines & Info
IV. Programming, Workshops & Activities

I. Arrival & Preparation

Tickets

There are no physical tickets to Unifier. You will not receive anything in the mail prior to the event. Please come prepared with a photo ID and your email confirmation from either paypal or unifierfestival.com.
Can’t Come?
TICKETS TO UNIFIER FESTIVAL ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE AS DUE DATE HAS PASSED.

Location

Click on maps below to download larger, printable images.

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CAMP TIMBER TRAILS
1266 EAST OTIS ROAD, TOLLAND, MA 01034
Event Phone: 413-258-4592

Box Office Hours of Operation

Thursday – 1pm until 9pm
Friday – 10am until 11pm
Saturday – 10am until 10pm
Sunday – 10am until 8pm

On-Site Ticket Prices

Full weekend  – $250
Day Pass – $80
Kids 12-17 – $50
Under 12 FREE (but must have registered ticket)

Preparation

Pack light and avoid items that will wind up in our local landfills. Help our sensitive environment by practicing eco-consciousness when you pack.

Remember! The Unifier campgrounds do not open until 2pm on Thursday (early arrival tickets), or until 10 am on Friday for General Admission passes.  Guests who arrive early will be turned away and will have to find somewhere else to go until gates open. Please plan accordingly.

Children & Family Information

Little people under the age of 12 are free.  Teenagers 12-17 years old are $50 for the entire gathering, $20 for day passes.  Anyone under the age of 17 will only be admitted with a guardian.

We have wonderful children specific programming everyday in the Unifier Children’s Zone.

To learn more about the children’s programming go to the Talent section of this website and choose Children’s Programming.  To connect with our Children’s Coordinator send a message to [email protected]

We will start a Unifier Festival Parents page for folks to discuss co-creating space for our children on FB.

Day Passes

Include day & evening events until Midnight. These passes DO NOT include on-site camping and overnights.

SONG Passes

Can be added to a day pass to extend your stay through 10am.

Register with us – NO EXCEPTIONS!

All guests will be required to register at the box office and receive a wristband, which must be worn AT ALL TIMES throughout the duration of the event. If you do not have a wristband you will be escorted out of the event. If you lose your wristband you will need to purchase another one. A person in possession of a wristband that has been tampered with or altered in any way is subject to ejection from the festival grounds without refund.

II. Camping & Venue Info

Camping Info

Arrival

There will be on site parking and shuttles running to help run participants and gear to camp areas.

As you arrive, please take a moment to offer gratitude to the land and to yourself in preparation to play, dance and learn with your fellow Unifiers.’
Access to camping is included with all multi-day passes. The general campsites are well shaded, nestled in the surrounding forest.

There are many trees to hang hammocks and lots of space to pitch tents.  Pitch tents only in designated areas and not at all on the main fields.

Stay Overnight Sunday

Did you know that folks will weekend passes are welcome to stay on site until MONDAY at noon?

Happy Families
Our camping coordinators have set up two different family camp areas.  One for folks that like to be close to the action, and not lug their gear back and forth to the main field over and over again, and another for folks that really want to be far away from the late night action.
We will also be providing transport on site to help you get to your camping sites.  And our kid’s programming is truly exceptional this year.

Camping Upgrade ~ Cabins & Beds

6/8 person cabins with camp mattresses will be available for rent by the bed or cabin for the whole weekend. You will need to bring your own bedding: sheets, pillows pillowcases, and blankets. Tenting and camping areas are available for all and are included in the ticket price.

Campground Rules

  • Do not camp in unauthorized areas.  Campgrounds are clearly delineated.
  • No open flames, (other than in pre-existing hearths) No coals or fire dancing in the campground
  • Propane or butane stoves only.  No open fires.
  • No amplified sound in the campgrounds.
  • Pack it in / Pack it out and leave it better than you found it!
  • Please be mindful that this is a family event.
  • Play nice with everyone around your camp area and in the festival grounds.
  • Your respect of these rules allows us to continue to offer this experience in the future.
  • A medic team will be available but you are responsible for taking good care of yourself.
  • No pets allowed due to campgrounds regulations–something we are deeply sad about.

Vehicles / RVs

People-powered vehicles such as bicycles, non-motored scooters and kid wagons are welcome.

Car camping is not allowed at Camp Timber Trails. Cars are not allowed on the main field and may not be driven onsite during the event. There is limited parking on site and is on a first come basis with shuttles available to our satellite parking if we fill up. Shuttles will be running from the parking area to help move camping gear to to the campsites. Very limited RV and bus parking available for a fee. There are no electrical hookups or grey water services available, but are available at the nearby Tolland State Park.

ATMs

There are no ATMs at the venue. Vendors may or may not accept credit cards. Please bring enough cash to enjoy all the incredible hand crafted art and food artisans.

Drinking Water

Stay hydrated! There is FREE potable drinking water throughout the venue. Bring your own water container to refill regularly at the water stations.

Showers

Showers will be available on site.

Cigarettes

Cigarette butts cause fires and trash. Our hostesses do not allow smoking in undesignated areas.  Always put your butts out and NEVER throw them on the ground.  Let’s show this land how much we respect it!

Camp Stoves and Grills

Enclosed propane grills are acceptable in the camping areas but NO open flame or charcoal grills will be allowed. Please use extreme caution and be responsible. Always make sure your stove is in an area that is clear of dry grass and brush, and never leave a stove unattended while it is burning. If you are using a camp stove, make sure you bring along a fire extinguisher and have it properly placed where everyone can access it.

Campfires

Unfortunately due to the sensitivity of the land and the severity of flying embers we can not allow open fires anywhere at the festival, except in the existing fire pits.  Never leave a fire unattended.  Leaving a fire unattended at best, will result in losing fire privileges for your camp.

III. Rules, Guidelines & Info 

Waste Reduction, Recycling & Compost (Trash)

Pack it in and pack it out. Please be sure to clean up your campsite thoroughly before departing the festival. Leave no trace! (if you bring it, take it with you when you leave). Keep It Clean! Our awesome Green Team will be available for questions and to help guide you to recycling areas. If you see a plastic wrapper or any other pieces of litter, help us keep this beautiful land clean! Pick it up and throw it out!  We will be composting. Minimize your impact on the land by not bringing any unnecessary packaging or other waste onto the land.

Medical

We will have a medical team on site. Look for the medic sign and medic shirts. The infirmary is located in the back of the Health Center Building.

Communication

There is cell phone reception on site for most providers, but do yourself a favor and put it away.

No cell phones in the ceremonial area.

Fire Spinning

Permitted in designated areas only and with the permission of the fire crew. Please do not light up in the field, as there is dry grass that can easily catch fire.  Check in with the fire safety coordinator

Shoes

Be sure to bring a pair of good walking shoes or a pair or light hiking boots for maneuvering through the festival at night.

Common Sense

  • We encourage radical self expression.  We suggest being respectful of those whose idea of radical self-expression may not be as radical as yours. There will be children at this event, as well as a wide variety of people from different countries and cultures.  Try to impress them, not offend them.
  • Respect your fellow Unifiers and their stuff. Vandalism and thievery will not be tolerated. Treat folks the way you want to be treated…need we say more?
  • Be sure to secure any loose items before leaving your camp. Please control your trash, especially cigarette butts.  Smoking is permitted only in designated areas.
  • Be prepared to take care of yourself! Remember necessary medications, sunscreen, plus whatever your special needs may be.
  • Drink plenty of water while at the event.
  • Be discrete and respect others around you at all times when having a good time.  Nobody wants to be that person (or with that person).

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms or Weapons
  • Fireworks or Explosives of any kind
  • Attendees under 17 years-old without a parent or guardian
  • Photography without consent
  • Violence
  • Alcohol
  • Charcoal grills (White Gas/Propane is ok)
  • Unauthorized vending will NOT be tolerated
  • All illegal drugs are prohibited
  • MOOP (Matter Out Of Place)
  • There is a NO-DROWNING policy at Unifier, absolutely NO ONE is allowed to drown! (this joke is borrowed from Envision).  Please swim only in the presence of an on-duty lifeguard and obey all lifeguard commands. There is no night time swimming.

Permitted Items

  • Enclosed propane stoves
  • Backpacks
  • Cameras
  • Coolers in Campground
  • Shade structures over your tent
  • Creative Ideas & Smiles

We Suggest…

    • Leave no trace – leave our site better than you found it. Bring 2 trash bags to your campsite to keep your recyclables separate from your trash.
    • A reusable water bottle. Stainless steel is the best.
    • Reusable eating utensils.
    • Gifts for new and old friends
    • Flashlight, headlamp, cool neon, anything else to light yourself and your way
    • Costumes (we know you won’t forget)! decorative lighting, lots of things to decorate and light yourself
    • Art, musical instruments, props, banners, signs, and anything else you can think of that might make the experience more fun for all
    • Camping gear – especially if you want privacy! Ideally waterproof.
    • Plastic bottles or tennis balls to top and protect dangerous rebar stakes or other hazards
    • Appropriate clothing: light clothes for during the day, warmer clothing for at night and rain gear
    • Earplugs (if you’re a light sleeper)
    • Garbage bags – leave no trace!
    • Any prescription medications, contact lens supplies (disposables work great), and whatever else you need to maintain your health and comfort in a remote area with no services
    • Sunscreen lotion, lip balm, sunhat and sunglasses
    • Solid sandals or close-toed shoes and flip flops
    • First aid kit
    • Insect repellent
    • Yoga mat
    • Portable chairs

IV. Programming, Zones & Activities

Workshops & Yoga

Unless otherwise noted, all Yoga and Spoken Workshops are included in the price of your entry and FREE throughout the event! There will be Yoga scheduled during daylight hours on the Solar Tea Lounge Field and workshops spread out in various zones around the venue. There will be schedules posted at the event and offerings will be posted to the website soon.

Merch Vending & Food Court

Our vending area offers a wide variety of community-made goods including clothing, jewelry, hula hoops and much more. There are no ATMs at Unifier. Please be sure to bring sufficient cash for the weekend or plan on driving to the nearest ATM.

  • Delicious Food –  A wide selection of amazing organic food will be available for purchase. Please be sure to bring sufficient cash to cover you for the weekend.
  • You are allowed to bring in your own food, coolers and cammp stoves for cooking.
  • Enclosed propane grills are acceptable in the camping areas but NO open flame or charcoal grills will be allowed.

Music Programming

Check out our scheduled talent!