New Alcohol Policy
for 2014 Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival
Were looking forward to the 2014 Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival, the Northwests premier country music and family camping event! Its our 6th year and were working our boots off getting ready for the best Festival yet. It promises to be amazing with stars like Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker headlining each days entertainment.
Entertainment and Family Fun are the keys to a great weekend. Everyone that comes to the Festival and camps with us has great expectations of the fun theyre going to have. Most of our guests and their families enjoy themselves and are respectful of their neighbors. This is a family event and we are committed to keeping it safe, friendly and fun for everyone. Alcohol, when consumed responsibly by adults, can be an enjoyable part of the entertainment over the weekend. When it is consumed in excess and with disregard for others, the negative impact can go far beyond a headache the next day.
The Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival is governed by the Linn County mass gathering permitting process. Linn County dictates the policies we must adhere to and, ultimately, they control our ability to have this great event in the future. Were taking this opportunity to notify Festival-goers of our New Alcohol Policy so that you can plan accordingly and avoid problems or misunderstandings during the Festival. In particular– with regard to situations involving excessive or underage drinking and large groups partying beyond county mandated quiet times– we must implement stricter policies regarding alcohol and where it can be consumed. The following includes the new points of the policy and a Quiet Time reminder.
No alcohol permitted in non-licensed areas.
- No alcohol is allowed outside of the beer gardens inside the venue concert gates.
- No alcohol is allowed in the camping areas and parties with alcohol in the camping areas are prohibited.
- No alcohol is allowed in the parking areas and parties with alcohol in these areas are prohibited.
Drinking by minors is prohibited.
- Minors may not drink alcoholic beverages on the ranch.
Quiet Time will be enforced, as per Linn County Code, at midnight.
- As always, it is the responsibility of the Festival to provide a safe, family event as well as stay within the guidelines of Linn County Code for observing quiet hours.
Safety Measures, Quiet Time and Alcohol Policy will be enforced by BWCMF Security and the Linn County Deputies. Unfortunately, Festival-goers that choose to disregard the rules for alcohol consumption and reasonable behavior will lose their privilege to camp or be on the property.
Regrettably, many policies must manage and limit the behavior of everyone simply because of the irresponsible behavior of a few. While we recognize that most of our guests handle themselves with regard for their neighbors and stay within the rules, we still have individuals that ruin the experience for others by breaking the rules. Our goal is not to limit your fun, but to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy themselves.
We realize that some campers and concert-goers may not like the new policy, so we are offering to refund anyones reservation that decides they would prefer to not attend. But, we hope youll join us anyway since the fun available at the Festival doesnt just come in a glass!
We look forward to seeing you at the 7th Annual Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival.