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08 / 09 / 10 JUNE 2018 - Chilthorne Domer, Somerset
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FAQ

If you can't find answers to your questions below, email us and we'll add the info.

BAG SEARCHES

Due to recent events, for your security, we will be doing bag searches as you enter the festival both through the main entrance and the pedestrian one. We haven't felt the need to do this in previous years but have been advised to do it this year. We thank you in advance for your co-operation.

NEW E-TICKETING

We are using e-ticketing for the first time this year which is saving us a lot of charity money posting all the wristbands out. Our scanners can read BOTH printed tickets (barcodes) and directly from phones too which will save any printing.

If you are printing yours, you DO NOT need to print the camping ticket just the Tent Tag ticket/s you have been sent and of course your Adult/Child/Infant HFF ticket.

You don't need to print anything out if you have a phone or a tablet with your e-ticket email (most importantly the barcode). Every barcode is unique and can only be used once so there is no transferring of tickets possible. If the barcode you present has already been used, you will be refused entry.

When your barcode has been scanned, you will then be allocated your wristband/s and tent tag/s if you're camping.

WHERE DO I STAY?

We have a camping fields specifically for festival goers (a family camping area, a group camping area and a caravan and camper van area). A wristband is needed for entry and will be supplied when booking your tickets. If you prefer a B&B or hotel then we can recommend the following, but there are many more in the local area:

Halfway house - Chilthorne Domer

Northover Manor - Ilchester

Ilchester Arms - Ilchester

WHERE DO I PARK?

We have a parking field at the festival site, a field next to the main site. Parking is included in your ticket price.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

We're afraid dogs aren't allowed at the festival. We're dog owners ourselves but the pooches have to stay at home during the festival.  However, GUIDE DOGS are of course permitted!  (Please let us know in advance if you'll be bringing one)

ARE THERE ANY SHOWERS?

Sadly not, this is a wet wipe festival!

CAN I BRING MY OWN BBQ?

No, fires and naked flame devices are not permitted on-site for insurance reasons so this means any kind of BBQ or portable cooking device.

CAN I PERFORM?

We are always interested in hearing from bands that would like to play at Home Farm Music Festival. Please email us with info about yourself/band and a demo of your music for next year. Please be aware that we are a small team who run the festival as well as our charity School in a Bag (where all the profits from the festival go) so we may not get back to you straight away!

CAN I BUY DAY TICKETS?

Yes. Day tickets are on sale. Please note that they are more expensive to buy on the gate on the day/s of the festival so you're better off buying them beforehand if you know you're coming.

CAN I BRING GLASS ON SITE?

No. Glass is forbidden for safety reasons. It’s also a working farm throughout the year and we want to keep it clean and lovely.

CAN I BRING MY CAMPER VAN?

Yes! We have a special area for camper vans to park in the parking field, but we do have a minimal charge of £20 per camper van for the weekend. This needs to be paid when you book your tickets so make sure you add it to your basket.

CAN I BRING IN MY OWN FOOD AND DRINK?

We ask that you don't, and try out the range of fantastic food and drink vendors on-site. The reason being is that all proceeds from the festival go to the charity and the vendors fully support us.

CAN I GET A TAXI TO/FROM THE FESTIVAL?

Yes. Our taxi drop-off and pick-up area is in the yard inside the main entrance to Home Farm, off Main Street.

ARE THERE DISABLED FACILITIES?

Yes. We can accommodate wheelchairs but knowing in advance if you're bringing one would really help as we can then reserve you a parking space nearer the entrance and anything else you may need to make your Home Farm Fest experience as enjoyable as possible. We allow GUIDE DOGS but again need to know in advance and also have a disabled toilet. Please be aware though that the majority of the festival is grass so if it's wet, it may be more tricky for a wheelchair depending on its capabilities.

ARE THERE ELECTRICAL HOOK UPS?

No, unfortunately not. It's all about being one with nature for the weekend (although we do have toilets!).

WHAT FACILITIES ARE ON SITE?

We have the following:

  • 6 stages including our new Anderson Dance Tent stage!
  • 4 Bars including a cider tent - all of these are run by the charity using volunteers
  • Food stalls – Thai, burgers and chips, pizza, fish & chips, crepes, tacos, toasties, pasties, ice cream and cake (lots of great, homemade cake!)
  • A market area with lots of lovely stalls - please see the Traders page if you'd like to be a part of this
  • First Aid and Paramedics
  • Security
  • Merchandise - don't forget to buy your limited edition Home Farm Fest 2017 hoodie or tee
  • The chance to pack your own SchoolBag (£20) and learn what the festival's really all about
  • On-site card payment facilities via PayPal (there will be a £1.50 charge added to your transaction)
  • Cashback facility in the School in a Bag shop (there will be a £1.50 charge added to your transaction)
  • Toilets - portable loos and urinals, plus a disabled toilet
  • Children's entertainment and areas
  • Dodgems and trampolines
  • Climbing wall
  • Birds of prey
  • Our own Village Green area with a Busk Stop

 

BRINGING CHILDREN TO HOME FARM FEST

We cannot be held responsible for anyone at the festival, therefore ALL children under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18 years who is on-site for the duration of their time at the festival. Anyone under 16 trying to enter the festival without an adult will be denied entry and asked to leave. If this happens, we accept no responsibility and the underage entrant is solely responsible for getting themselves collected and off-site.

 

GATE TIMES

The gates open at 4pm on Friday 9th June - NO entry will be allowed before this time. Ths festival finishes at 4pm on Sunday 11th June and we ask that all festival goers have left the site by 5pm on the Sunday at the latest.

If you have day tickets, arrival and departure times are:

Friday 9th June - 4pm - midnight (if you have bought a camping ticket you must be out by 10am on Saturday)

Saturday 10th June - 10am - midnight (if you have bought a camping ticket you must be out by 10am on Sunday)

Sunday 11th June - 10am - 4pm

CHECKLIST

  • Email with ticket/s (we need the barcode to scan otherwise you won't get in)
  • Money (we do have a cashback facility on site as well)
  • Camera (for personal use only)
  • Mobile Phone
  • Tent if you’re camping - these need to have been paid for beforehand
  • Sun Cream and a Hat (hopefully!)
  • Posh frocks/DJs and wellies for Friday 9th!
  • Any medications that you need
  • ID if you think you may need it - you won't be served without it if there are any discrepancies with the bar staff

 

Only bring what you can afford to lose.

We would encourage you not to bring anything that would cause unnecessary rubbish.

Remember when packing that glass is not allowed at the festival for safety reasons.

Clean up after yourself and have a brilliant weekend.

THINGS YOU CAN'T BRING

Remember when packing to come to the festival the following things that are not allowed. Your bag may be searched at the entrances.

NOT ALLOWED AT THE FESTIVAL AT ALL:

  • Glass - no glass is allowed anywhere onsite for safety reasons
  • Illegal substances
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Portable Laser Equipment and Pens
  • Megaphones and Air Horns
  • Spray Cans
  • Fireworks or flares
  • Chinese or Sky Lanterns
  • Barbeques or portable cooking devices
  • Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
  • Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
  • Sound systems
  • Unofficial tabards or reflective jackets
  • Unauthorised items for trading, including any goods using unauthorised event logos
  • Picnics/hampers

All the above items will be confiscated. Anyone resisting confiscation of disallowed

PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING

Taking photos and producing an annual festival film is integral to running Home Farm Fest and we use them for marketing and promotion throughout the year. We therefore have several official photographers and a film crew on-site throughout the festival weekend who are all marked with Media lanyards and hi vis jackets (and their camers too of course!). The image and footage become our property to use as we see fit. Please let us know if you see any images you don't want used by emailing: press@schoolinabag.org

SEATING

Home Farm Fest is an open air non-seated event but please feel free to bring camping chairs/picnic blankets.

SMOKING BAN

All public and working enclosed spaces onsite are no smoking, including all tents and marquees onsite. This includes electric cigarettes.

If you do smoke, please use the bins to dispose of your cigarette ends. Please remember, it's a farm.

BARS

Bar staff will ask for proof of age whenever a customer appears to be under 23 - so if you think there is a chance you may be asked, best bring some photo ID and get it ready to show as you go to buy your drink.

It is down to you to prove that you are over 18 and you will need to do this before you are able to buy alcohol.

Forms of ID that can be accepted are:

  • Full or provisional photo card driving licence issued by the DVLA
  • Passport

 

We hope you respect the way we run our festival. We do it because we love it and so do the people that come along, so please don't be the one to spoil it.




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