Frequently Asked Questions

The Buckle Up FAQ

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.


There will be plenty of ATMs on site during the event.


Working within the parameters of Summit Park, we will make a best effort to make Buckle Up as accessible as possible. Guests with special needs please email our partners at The Center for Independent Living Options (CILO) as soon as possible.


Summit Park was never designed for camping. You'll need to pitch your tent and start your campfire a bit farther away from Blue Ash, but there are some great options in the region:


Kentucky (closest options):


Festival gates opening info to come!


We're partnering with Hotels for Hope to make booking your room for Buckle Up easy. Not only will you get a great rate, but every room night booked generates a $2 donation to charitable organizations that seek to help children live happier and healthier lives. Click here to get started!

Kid's Prices

Kids 10 and under will be admitted for free if accompanied by an adult ticket holder. There is not a limit on the number of kids per adult; however, it is at the discretion of the gate staff. Please note that only VIP ticket holders can be in the VIP area.

Service Animals

Individuals with disabilities shall be permitted to be accompanied by their service animals in all accessible areas of Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual's disability.

Info Center

At all entrances, volunteers will be ready and willing to answer questions you may have in regards to Buckle Up and the Greater Cincinnati area. We really hope you enjoy your time at the park and Blue Ash; a beautiful place that we want to share with you.


Secure lockers are available for rent within the event site. Rent your locker online early before they sell out. Online rental is easy. You receive an email 24 hours before the fest with your locker location, number and lock combination. You will have unlimited access to your locker. 


Parking Location

Shuttle Information

Shuttle bus location is at UC Blue Ash. Service will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Friday and 1:30 p.m on Saturday. Service will run all day until midnight both days.

WARNING: Absolutely NO RVs (recreational vehicles) of any kind are permitted in any parking locations without the express written permission from the parking lot business owner! The City of Blue Ash has recommended business owners to TOW RVs that are not observing this requirement. RVs not gaining written permission from businesses will be towed at the RV owners' expense!

Prohibited Items

One (1) sealed 20 oz. bottle of water and empty plastic bottles and camel backs are allowed. Empty plastic bottles and camel backs can be filled up at the free water stations.

You may bring a folding chair; however, leaving an empty chair does not necessarily reserve a spot. Also, folding chairs will not be permitted near the stage.

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Illegal substances (including narcotics) or drug paraphernalia
  • Aerosol (spray) sun screen or aerosol can of any kind
  • Framed or large backpacks, oversized bags
  • Selfie sticks, monopods, tripods
  • Long lens or detachable lens cameras
  • Alcohol
  • Glass containers
  • Food or beverages
  • Coolers
  • Skateboards, inline skates, bicycles, carts, Segway’s, scooters or personal motorized vehicles
  • Large chain or spiked jewelry or clothing
  • Hula hoops
  • Musical instruments
  • Inflatables
  • Stickers
  • Flyers
  • CDs
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Laser pointers
  • Umbrellas
  • Tents
  • Pets (except for service dogs)
  • Video equipment
  • Drones
  • Professional still cameras and equipment
  • Audio recording equipment



Purchasing Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online, but can also be purchased at the festival gate. Ticket box office opens at 1 p.m. each day of the festival. Ticket prices at the box office are the same as online (taxes and fees apply). Cash and credit accepted. Please note that WHEN YOU BUY A MULTI-DAY Wristband, one wristband is issued for the weekend and cannot be used by another person.

Re-Entry Policy

Re-entry will only be allowed for two-day ticket holders. As long as you have your two-day wristband, you can exit and re-enter the event site. Wristbands that have been damaged or tampered with will not be accepted.


Safety is our number one priority. We'll be sure to have plenty of security and a medical staff on hand. We will only allow a certain amount of tomfoolery. If there is a chance that someone might get their eye poked out, then we're going to put an end to it–and may even call your mom.

Tree Climbing is Prohibited

Tree climbing will not be permitted. This is not good for the health of the trees and violators will be arrested.

Ticket Request Form

Click here to request tickets for your non-profit fundraiser.

Ticket Fees

Yes, there are ticket fees. We purposely kept our ticket prices low so it would still be a great deal even with ticket fees. You have the option of buying your ticket at the gate, but there will still be ticketing fees...and a line. So save yourself some time and buy online!

Refund Policy

Refunds or exchanges are not allowed after a ticket is purchased.

Wristbands Are Not Transferable

WHEN YOU BUY A MULTI-DAY TICKET, one wristband is issued for the weekend and cannot be used by another person.  In other words, you cannot buy a two-day wristband and give it to another person to wear on a different day.

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