Frequently Asked Questions
When will I know when tickets go on sale, volunteer or vendor registration opens or when I can apply to be a Skoolie Exhibitor?
What if I bought tickets for the 2020 event that was postponed due to the pandemic?
Any tickets purchased for the 2020 event will be good for our 2023 event so hang tight. We want to put on the event just as much as you want to attend it!
COVID in 2023
We will be following any mandates from the State or Oregon in regards to gatherings/events. Because we have no way of enforcing that attendees follow mandates or CDC recommendations, we advise that all attendees weigh out the risks and only attend The Bus Fair if they are willing to accept any risks associated with COVID.
Can I get a refund for my tickets I purchased for the 2020 event?
When a ticket buyer purchased tickets for our 2020 event, the ticket buyer was required to check a box acknowledging our no refund policy. The pandemic was a very challenging time for all of us and we're glad to see that the world is recovering from it. We miss putting on The Bus Fair and are taking the steps necessary to put on the event in 2023. You can review the terms agreed to at ticket purchase:
"Reminder: Here is a copy of the terms you agreed to:
By entering your payment information and clicking "Submit" you understand that there are no refunds in any situation.
You understand that no pets are allowed in the event area due to food and beverages being served. Service animals are allowed with proper identification and must be leashed at all times.
Service animals however are not allowed in any of the Skoolies out of respect of the owners home and pets or children they may have on board.
Pets ARE allowed outside of the event in the park and camping areas but must obey City leash law ordinances.
By entering your payment information and clicking "Submit" you agree to these terms."
Can I sell my tickets from 2020?
Ticket Confirmation: THBSFR2020-CDP1234
Seller's Name: Walter Sobchak
Buyer's Full Name: Jeffery Lebowski
Tickets Sold: 1 - Camp 2 Camping and 3 - Day Entry Tickets
Day Ticket Attendees:
- Can I bring my dog?
Service dogs are welcome and must follow the City's leash law ordinance. Other furry friends that are not service animals aren't allowed due to the Food and Health Dept. codes with food vendors at the event.
- Where do we park?
Parking is free and located at the Oakridge Industrial Park less than half a mile away and we will have a free shuttle running all day to and from the venue. Follow the signs for parking and the address for parking is: 76240 Industrial Pk Wy, Oakridge, OR 97463
Due to safety issues of walking across Highway 58 there is no street parking or side of highway parking. Our local police department will be keeping an eye out for those attempting to cross the highway by foot so please save yourself the hassle and catch a free shuttle from the free parking just a 1/2 mile from the park.
- Do you have ADA parking?
Yes. Proceed to Greenwaters Park and ignore the parking signs on the highway. At the T intersection turn right towards the rest stop and the police department will allow you through if you have a valid ADA permit.
- Are kids free?
Yep! Kids 12 and under are FREE.
- Do you offer family or group discounts?
You betcha. If you have a group of 5 or more people you receive a 10% discount off each ticket. Bring friends and carpool to take advantage of this perk! Group discounts can be applied online or at the gate although we recommend buying online to save you even more money as tickets are more at the gate the day of.
- Where do we check-in for camping?
- Where is Camp 2?
Camp 2 is a short 1/2 mile walk or bike ride away from Greenwaters Park. There is a gravel walking/biking path that connects Camp 2 to Greenwaters so no need to move your car once you've setup camp. The free shuttle on Saturday and Sunday makes a stop at Camp 2 so if you don't feel like walking you can catch a ride.
Camp 2 is near a beautiful wetlands area and 100 yards from the South Salmon Trail for hiking, mountain biking. It also has access to Uptown where the Pub, Distillery and other businesses are located just 3/4 miles away.
- What if we show up late for check-in?
We highly advise not to show up late but we realize things happen. If that does, you will need to park at the Rest Stop and check in Saturday morning at Greenwaters Park.
- Are fires allowed?
Camp spots are created in the park for this event so no fires are allowed due to no fire rings and risk of fire danger. There are picnic tables throughout the park but we recommend bringing all your camping supplies as if you were primitive camping. Fold up table, cooking stove, etc.
- Are there restrooms?
You bet! For camping we provide porta-potties with hand washing stations. Bring plenty of water for yourself or fill up at Greenwaters Park.
- Do I need to bring leveling blocks for my RV, Skoolie, Van or car?
We'd recommend it. While the parking is fairly level in the park, we recommend bringing some leveling blocks in the event you need to dial in the perfect setup.
- I'm in a tent. Will my campsite be safe during the event?
We'll have volunteers dedicated to keeping an eye on the camping areas to prevent wandering people from taking a tour of your tent and toiletry bag... Only those with a camping pass are allowed in the camping area.
- Can I bring my dog?
You bet. There are lots of great hiking trails that start from the park. However, you'll need to follow park rules and the leash law while in the park and City limits. No free roaming dogs otherwise your pooch will go for a ride with the grounds keeper to the local dog shelter. Dogs ARE NOT allowed in the event area on Saturday or Sunday unless it's a service animal due to the Food and Health Dept. codes with food vendors at the event.
- When do we need to check out by?
You're free to sleep in Monday and have a lazy day. You will need to be out of your campsite by 12pm Monday. They lock the gates so don't get locked in after 12pm!