Mission Folk Music Festival Society is committed to providing a safe and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, size, race, or religion. We ask that all participants (artists, vendors, volunteers, staff, and audience) support this experience through their time and activities at the Festival.  

Wristbands must be worn at all times and shown for entry into volunteer and festival campgrounds and the Festival site. Wristbands are non-transferable and non-exchangeable. If your wristband is removed or tampered with, it cannot be replaced and you will not be allowed entry.

You are responsible for yourself. You assume full responsibility and liability for your participation in and attendance at the Festival. This means you also assume all risks and dangers incidental to the MFMF, including loss or damage to property, personal injury or death, and hereby forever release, discharge and hold the MFMF, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, contractors, agents, or representatives harmless from any claim arising from such risk, even if arising from the negligence of the MFMF, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, contractors, agents, or representatives, or by third parties.

Prohibited items. Bags are subject to search by Festival staff and volunteers for prohibited materials. We do not allow outside alcohol to be brought onto the Festival site. We do not allow and may confiscate: glass, household furniture, amplified music, drones, print materials for distribution, unauthorized generators, pets (service dogs welcome), illegal drugs, firearms/weapons, candles, firepits (propane or wood) and other flammables. Commercial vending is also prohibited. 

Disorderly conduct is not tolerated at Mission Folk. This includes drunkenness, rowdy or otherwise disorderly conduct, obscene, crude or abusive language, taking inappropriate or non-consensual photographs or video and/or failure to follow directions from Festival staff and volunteers. Please also see our Respectful Spaces Statement below.

You consent to receive first aid. You consent to have medical treatment and/or transport that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during the event. You release the MFMF and all persons participating in any such medical treatment of all legal liability for any such actions.

Photography at Mission Folk. You acknowledge that people are using video and photographic cameras at the event and that your image may be captured on video or in photographs, which may subsequently be displayed or disseminated without your consent or payment of compensation to you and you release the MFMF from any legal liability for such filming, photographing or dissemination. You understand and accept that other than for personal use, images, film or video you obtain at the event may not be used without the prior written permission of the MFMF.

Professional photography equipment, monopods, tripods, etc. is prohibited. Small digital cameras are permitted on the Festival site. Gate personnel have final say on whether a camera is professional or not.

No personal vehicles are allowed. Due to the high density of pedestrians in the area, we are unable to accommodate the use of personal motorized vehicles anywhere on our premises except for motorized scooters used for accessibility reasons. Audience bicycles are not permitted on the Mission Folk site. A bike lockup is available just inside the Festival entrance. 

All ticket sales are final except in the situation of a full event cancellation by the Mission Folk Music Festival. Subject to the following provision for an event cancellation, there are no exchanges or refunds once the tickets have been purchased. No exchange or refund will be issued if a Festival performer is changed or if their performance is canceled, rescheduled or delayed. In the event of a full event cancellation, the Mission Folk Music Festival will offer refunds and will inform ticket buyers through its official website about procedures for obtaining a refund.

We believe EVERYONE has the right to experience the Mission Folk Music Festival as a place where they are welcome and respected.  

As an organization, we encourage creativity, freedom of expression and attire, and respectful discussion, but not at the harm of others – regardless of attendees’ intentions.  

We believe that every individual, no matter their gender, ability, age, ethnicity and sexuality should feel safe and comfortable in our environment and free from any negativity or harm due to others’ display of symbols, actions or words. Any form of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence and/or assault, disorderly conduct or any behaviour verbal or physical that demeans or marginalizes another will not be tolerated. 

It is also important to remember that the MIssion Folk Music Festival and its campgrounds are subject to provincial and federal laws. Please respect the valuable work that law enforcement officers and our own Security team and Camping volunteers do to keep everyone in our Folk Fest community safe. 

When you join us at the Mission Folk Music Festival and our Festival Campgrounds, you agree to the respectful spaces policy. Let’s support each other and ensure our community continues to be one of inclusiveness and respect!