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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions about Texas SandFest! Note: These FAQ responses are subject to change.

 

Traffic & Parking

  • On the beach between mile markers 9.5 and 13.5. North gate entrance is at mile marker 9.5 and South gate entrance is located at mile marker 13.5.

  • Yes and no. Yes, but ONLY outside the bollards and you must park perpendicular (head in or back in only). There will be no RV parking inside the bollards except for a few key personnel and vendors.

    SandFest is not responsible for RVs or vehicles stuck in the sand. SandFest is not responsible for any damages or loss.

  • Yes, it generally becomes one way (southbound) each day (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from about 9 a.m. to about 8 p.m. from Ave G to Access Road 1A. Traffic will be in both directions north of Ave G and south of Access Road 1.

  • Yes, you will need a parking permit anywhere you park on the beach. Find more information on parking permits, including where you can purchase them, here.

  • No. Only Texas SandFest official golf carts are permitted inside the event.

  • Yes, there is a lot of walking involved. The length of the event is over 1/2 mile long, and you can expect to walk the length a couple times.

  • Yes. There are golf cart shuttles for all SandFest parking lots that are located INSIDE the bollards as well as the Gracie's Way parking lot. Generally, the shuttle drivers will drop you off in the vicinity of your vehicle. Please note that the shuttles' top priority is picking up and dropping off those with disabilities, injuries, and the elderly.

  • Sandcastle Dr. is closed to through traffic for the duration of the event.

  • No, none of the above are permitted to park in Texas SandFest public parking lots.  You may park them OUTSIDE the bollards, as permitted by the city. 

Accessibility

  • Yes! Motorized disability scooters and wheelchairs are permitted, as well as strollers and kiddie pull wagons.

    Please note that this event is on the beach and the vast majority of disability scooters and wheelchairs are not meant for use in the sand. Texas SandFest will also have a limited number of beach wheelchairs available which may be reserved by clicking here.

  • Yes, folding chairs are permitted as long as they do not block pedestrian traffic. Beach umbrellas and other shade structures are not permitted.  

  • Yes, at the main beer tent and the music tent. 

  • Yes, there is a lot of walking involved. The length of the event is over 1/2 mile long, and you can expect to walk the length a couple times.

  • No.

Available at SandFest

  • Yes, at the main beer tent and the music tent. In addition, there are various locations around the event.

  • No.

  • ​You must must sign up online at www.texassandfest.org/volunteer. If you do not sign up through this form, you cannot volunteer.

  • No.

  • Lost and found is located at the front entrance at our lost and found tent.

  • Yes, most of which occur at the south entrance of the event.

Allowed on SandFest Grounds

  • Yes! Well-behaved dogs on leashes are allowed. Please note that the City of Port Aransas requires that dogs must be on a leash at all times (City Code, Chapter 4, Sec. 4-26). You must pick up after your dog (City Code, Chapter 4, Sec. 4-9). There will be bags available. Texas SandFest reserves the right to remove any dog from the festival grounds.

  • Yes! Motorized disability scooters and wheelchairs are permitted, as well as strollers and kiddie pull wagons. Texas SandFest will also have sand wheelchairs available on a first come, first serve basis. 

  • No. Outside ice chests and coolers are not permitted. Outside alcohol is also not permitted, but will be available for purchase within the event grounds. You may bring in water, which is also available for purchase.

  • Though coolers are not permitted, you are welcome to bring food/drinks, with the exception of alcoholic beverages.

  • You are permitted to bring in folding chairs as long as you do not block foot traffic; however, pop-up tents and shelters are not allowed.

  • No, drones or other remote flying devices are not permitted on festival grounds.

  • No. Only Texas SandFest official golf carts are permitted inside the event.

Ticket Information

  • Tickets are sold online here and are also available for purchase at the front entrance of the event.

    Tickets will be also available for purchase early at the Guest Relations tent from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Cash only.

  • There are no refunds or discounts.

  • Yes. You must keep your wristband on for reentry. The wristband will provide you with a three-day entry.

  • No.

  • ​You must must sign up online at www.texassandfest.org/volunteer. If you do not sign up through this form, you cannot volunteer.

Need to contact Texas SandFest directly with questions?

Email general questions to info@texassandfest.org

Vendors contact: vendors@texassandfest.org

Volunteer contact: volunteer@texassandfest.org

Sponsor contact: sponsors@texassandfest.org