FAQs – Red Poppy Festival

FAQs

Q. Is there admission for the concerts or other events?

  • All events/concerts are free!

Q. Will there be a parade?

Q. Are dogs welcome at Red Poppy Festival?

  • Yes, but pets must be on a leash to ensure everyone’s safety.

Q. Who is playing at the concerts?

  • Friday headliner:
    • TBD
  • Saturday headliners:
    • TBD

For a full schedule and all the details, go to RedPoppyFestival.com.

Q. What are festival hours?

      • Friday:  6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
      • Saturday:  10 a.m. – 1 1 p.m. (Until concert finishes)
      • Sunday:  11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Q. What time does the car show start?

      • The Car Show is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.
      • For a full schedule and all the details, go to RedPoppyFestival.com.

Q. Where are the music stages?

      • Red Poppy Stage is at 7th and Austin Ave.
      • Celebrate Stage is on Main St. and 6th
      • Mayfair Street Stage is TBD

Q. Will the weather alter the festival schedule? 

      • Safety first – While many activities will continue rain or shine. High winds, lightning or downpours may require some set-time adjustments.
      • Health concerns – Even a nice weather day can present challenges if the temperatures rise. The risk for dehydration or heat exhaustion requires extra care (wear a hat, sunglasses and sunblock, drink lots of water, etc.)

Q. What is location of specific vendors?

      • All artisan vendors are listed on program, go to RedPoppyFestival.com for complete schedule
      • Food Courts are located at Main Street at 6th and on 8th Street and Rock

Q. Where can I get a program of events?

      • Programs will be available in the Visitor Center and at the T-shirt booth.  Programs will also be distributed to shuttle riders.

Q. Can we bring coolers with food and beverages?

      • Yes, but no glass containers.

Q. Where can I charge my phone or other electronic devices?

      • Vendors and guests are welcome to use the charging station in the Visitor Center (103 W. 7th)

Q. Can I bring my own chairs, umbrellas or canopy?

      • Portable folding chairs are permitted. Umbrellas or canopies will not be allowed.

Q. What is the shuttle bus schedule and where does it originate?

      • Free shuttles will run Saturday from 9 a.m. to approximately 11:30 p.m.   The shuttles will pick up and drop off passengers from:
        • First Baptist Church, 1333 W. University Ave.
        • Eastview High School, 4490 E. University Ave.

The shuttle drop-off location at the festival is at the corner of Austin Avenue and Ninth Street.

Q. Will shuttles accommodate strollers or wheelchair?

      • Strollers are ok but shuttles will not accommodate wheelchairs.  Handicapped parking is available at 10th Street between Main Street & Church Street.

Q. Are dogs allowed on the shuttle?

      • Yes, but pets must be on a leash to ensure everyone’s safety.

Q. Where is the handicapped parking location?

      • The parking lot at 10th and Main is reserved for those with mobility challenges.  A placard or license plate designation will be required.

Q. Can I use my favorite rideshare service to the event?

      • Yes, contact your favorite rideshare company to schedule a ride.

Q. Where can we park?

      • We recommend that festival goers use the Red Poppy Festival shuttle provided on Saturday beginning at 9:00 am until after the Saturday Night Concert. To ensure pedestrian safety, parking in the Old Town Neighborhoods will be limited and towing will be enforced when vehicles are left in a No Parking Zone. Parking lots are located at:
        • Lot on Austin near 5th
        • Parking Garage at 3rd and Rock
        • Municipal lot between 7th and 8th near the Library
        • Handicapped parking only at Church and 10th

Q. Where can guests check for lost|found items?

      • Items can be turned in at the Police|Fire Department booth located on the corner of 7th & Main Street near the former Municipal Court Bldg.
      • The Visitor Center (103 W. 7th St.) will also accept items that are found on the Square over the festival weekend.

Q. Where is the first-aid station?

      • First responders will be available at the first-aid booth located at 7th & Main Street

Q. Where can I find an ATM machine?

      • Wells Fargo Bank at 1111 S. Austin Ave.
      • Mobile ATM machines are also provided by private vendor on the sidewalks around the Square.

Q. Where can I purchase a Red Poppy Festival t-shirt?

      • Pick up your Red Poppy Festival t-shirts at the souvenir booth located at 7th Street near Main Street.

Q. Where can I purchase a Georgetown souvenir?

    • Georgetown souvenirs are available at the Visitors Center located at 7th & Main Street (103 W. 7th Street)

      Contact Us/ More Info

      For Red Poppy Festival information, contact: The Georgetown CVB, 800-436-8696 or cvb@georgetown.org For more information about Georgetown, including lodging and dining, please go to: VisitGeorgetown.com.

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