This is a growing list of answers to some commonly asked questions. If your question is not answered, check out the discussion on Facebook.
*What does it cost to attend?
The event is free but we do ask that you bring a food donation for our food drive for the Atlanta Community Food Bank if you are able to do so. No one will be turned away if you do not have a donation.
*How many cans or boxes should I bring?
Our yearly goal is to donate one pound per attendee. Since some people may not be able to bring a donation, if you are able to, bring what you can. There is no limit and no one will be turned away for lack of a donation 🙂
*Can I come early, or stay late, and camp?
Sorry but no. We rent the space from the Friends of Atlanta, by the hour. We do not have camping space available.
*What should I wear?
As long as it is family friendly, and you are comfortable, it will work. Some people wear festival wear, some wear ritual wear, and some just wear street casual. If you are interested in festival wear, there is usually a vendor or two who can help you out. If you are more comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt, that works too.
*Do you have handicap parking?
We reserve a number of spaces in the lot, closest to the vendors, for handicap parking. If you are in need of handicap parking, and if there is a parking director directing folks to the lot across the tracks, please let them know that you need a handicap spot if available.
*How early do I have to arrive to get a handicap spot?
I am sorry to say that I can’t answer that. We have often had times when there were handicap spots available most of the day, but at our busiest times of day, 12-3 or so, they tend to fill up.
*Can I bring my pet?
No. Nope. Nopedy, nope, nope. Please do not bring any pets. We are big, big animal lovers but we also must leave our beloved fur babies at home. Our rental agreement does not allow for pets, our event insurance does not allow for pets, we simply cannot accommodate pets.
*But, what if my pet is quiet, or fur-less, or friendly?
Seriously, please do not bring your pets.
What if my pet can fit in my purse, or stroller, or pocket?
Seriously, seriously, please do not bring your pets.
*What if I have a disability or condition where I require the services of a service animal?
Trained and working service animals are absolutely welcome. Please let us know when you check in at the welcome table.
*Just because this question has come up more than once. My pet is my my familiar, and that is a service. Can I bring my familiar because I consider him or her a service animal?
No. From the ADA website and publication on service animals:
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.