• Be responsible and respectful to others.

  • Everyone under 17 should be taken to Family/Youth Check-in upon arrival. You will be given a wristband for each youth with parent or supervision provider’s name and contact info on it. You will be asked to complete a Family/Youth information form that is only used in case of an emergency.

  • PLEASE NO PETS ON THE GROUNDS (this includes dogs). Sorry, we really do love animals, but it is simply a big liability issue. There is an exception for the K9 Search & Rescue dogs – they are specially trained and not considered pets. We follow ADA service animal law.

  • DO NOT USE METAL TENT STAKES! There are unmarked underground electric lines throughout the fairgrounds.

  • NO OPEN FIRES – it is forest fire season in Northern Michigan.

  • No amplified music (DO bring your acoustic instruments!).

  • Please pick up all your trash and place in appropriate trash or recycle bins.

  • No cruising around with vehicles on the grounds.

  • Please use the Shuttle Bus, which is available Saturday 12pm - 8pm and leaves the gate on every hour.

  • If you bring alcohol it must be in an unmarked container and you must have valid ID. Can cozies are available at the Retail Tent.

  • Generators may run from 8am – 10am only.

  • Drumming is only permitted in the drum kiva or a drum-maker’s booth. No drumming between 4am - 9am.

  • The performer’s camp has no limit on acoustic music. In the event of substantial rain, one of the buildings will be opened for unlimited music. All other areas will have general quiet hours from 2am - 8am.

  • Quiet Zones are marked on the Map (located in the midsection of the book). There is to be quiet within these zones 9pm - 8am.

  • Wristbands will be checked by Nor-East’r staff and security.

  • They must be worn on the wrist at all times while attending the Festival. Only exception is infants & toddlers may wear their wristband on their ankle, if necessary.

  • Only the AVNAF official Keeper of the Flame shall tend the fire at the evening bonfires.

  • Roadways must remain open.

  • Entry or re-entry to the grounds is only Friday from 9am to 11pm, Saturday 9am to 11pm, Sunday 9am to 3pm. Full admission will be charged for the day regardless of time of entry.

  • Electric camping permits are on a first-come basis and can be obtained at the Gate via Camp Management. The permit with your camper license plate # must be displayed at the outlet.

  • Bicycles are no longer permitted. Only security will be allowed to bicycle on the festival grounds. Thank you for your cooperation with this safety measure.

  • Everyone except designated supervisors of the grounds must remove all belongings and leave the fairgrounds (Nor-east’r event) by 7 pm Sunday.



  • Those with Day Only Tickets must park in Day Parking to the North of the gate and must exit by 12:30am. Weekend Ticket holders that are camping will be given one parking permit per campsite. This parking permit must be displayed in vehicle windshield at all times.

  • Artists with booths in the Art Building may temporarily park close to the barn while loading and unloading but otherwise must park in Day Parking.

  • Camper/trailers must be parked with tongues or front ends facing the road and must be at least 4 feet apart.





Search and Rescue of Michigan (SAROM) is readily available to assist in locating missing children during the festival. These well-trained dogs reside with their civilian handlers and dual as family pets. SAROM personnel assist with daytime security as well as running their monthly Lost Person Search Drill on Saturday at the festival from about 10am-2pm. SAROM members are also HAM Radio Technicians.


Oscoda County Emergency Response Team(CERT) & Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) also assists with daytime festival security. These wonderful volunteers are nearly all CERT members and are HAM radio technicians as well. They assist emergency service professionals in exercises and in times of disaster under the auspices of Oscoda County Emergency Management. Be sure to thank them and say hello to the search and rescue dogs.