FESTIVAL INFO

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WALKING TRAIL INFORMATION

The 1st annual Crystal Ball on September 4th-7th, 2025!

Hot Air Balloon, Ferris Wheel, Merry-Go-Round, Obscura Dome, more…Shuttles to Lake, Wineries & Water Falls…

TICKETS

The Crystal Ball Music Festival
September 4th-7th, 2025
Raceway
New York, NY

Join us for the classic Crystal Ball All-Star Soundcheck Party inside the venue on Thursday, September 4th.

Stay Tuned for Information

Complete festival information is below. If you can’t find what you are looking for, reach out to us at info@crystalballfestival.com

CAMPGROUND ARRIVAL TIMES

All campgrounds open at 12pm on Tuesday, September 4th and remain open 24 hours per day throughout the weekend. We will have box offices at all camping entrances as well as the main festival entrance. Early Entry wristbands are required to arrive on Tuesday Evening, Wednesday or Thursday.

BOX OFFICE

Onsite box offices will be open Tuesday, September 5th at 1pm until Monday, September 8th at 8pm.

ARRIVING AT The Crystal Ball

Each campground, parking lot, and drop-off location will have different arrival instructions. It’s important that you follow your group’s specific driving directions and walking paths to get into the festival as efficiently as possible.

In the weeks leading up to the festival, arrival instructions and driving directions will be emailed to ticket holders and posted on Lost Lands social media accounts. Stay tuned!

LEAVING The Crystal Ball

Look for specific exit instructions for your campground or parking lot to be sent via the Lost Lands Festival App push notification and posted on social media toward the end of the festival.

For safety reasons, it is advised that you do not leave the campgrounds in your car at night. If you do, please go slowly, stay on the roads and use extreme caution when backing out and navigating around other people’s campsites.

Note that there is no re-entry for any camping vehicles. If you drive out of the campgrounds and try to drive back in during the festival, you will be directed to purchase a parking pass and park in the South Parking Lot.

Clean Up any Mess that you make.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

You must be 18 or older by the day you arrive on site. Please bring a government-issued photo ID.

You must be 21 or older to buy, consume, carry, or bring alcohol into the event. Proper Government IDs are needed and will be checked daily.

TICKET SHIPPING DATES

Tickets will begin shipping 4-6 weeks prior to the event. We will provide an updated timeline as we get closer.
See Ticketing FAQ for more info.

INS AND OUTS

All festival attendees are free to enter and exit the festival grounds and campgrounds as many times as you please. Please adhere to all security checkpoints.

Note that there is no re-entry for any camping vehicles. If you drive out of the campgrounds and try to drive back in during the festival, you will be directed to purchase a parking pass and park in the South Parking Lot.

Check out the Events we have planned throughout the Weekend that include shuttles to and from the Falls, The lake itself and Wineries.

CAMPGROUND ACCESS

All guests with festival wristbands are allowed in the GA and RV campgrounds throughout the weekend.

Glamping, Quiet Camping, GA Tent-Only Camping, Tent-Only Forest Camping Easy Camping, and Tent-Only Forest Camping are only accessible to campers wearing the wristbands for those areas.

NOT CAMPING?

If you’re staying in the area, the Dino Express Shuttle can take you to and from the festival every day with ease (ticket purchase required).

If you are still looking for a hotel, you can get the best rates anywhere in the region with our Hotel Finder. Or, you can purchase a Headbanger Hotel Package which is bundled hotel & shuttle package with extra perks!

PARKING

All non-car camping vehicles require a separate parking pass. You must purchase the parking pass for the specific campground you have a camping pass for. The only exception is Glamping, where parking for one vehicle is included for free with each Glamping package. View Parking Pass options.

CHARGING LOCKERS

Lock your valuables and charge your devices in your dedicated locker all weekend long! Lockers are available inside the Festival Grounds, VIP, and Camping Marketplace. Reservations coming soon!

RAIN OR SHINE

The show will go on.

WATER

We will have free water refill stations all over the venue and campgrounds. Please bring reusable water bottles or hydration packs.

For those moments when you don’t have your water bottle handy, we are selling 16oz water bottles for just $2 venue-wide.

Remember to stay hydrated, nourished, and well-rested throughout the weekend!

SHOWERS

We will have showers all across the campground Nests. There will be a small fee to shower except in Jurassic Glamping. VIPs can also shower for free all festival long.

DO NOT TOUCH THE ART

The Art is set up to last the weekend. Please treat them with respect! That includes touching, damaging, or physically interacting with all other dinosaurs in any way will result in being immediately escorted out of the festival.

FOOD

We respect the diet choices of Herbivores, Carnivores, and Omnivores. There will be delicious vegan, non-vegan, and gluten-free options available.

MERCH

On the way into the festival, you will pass through the official merch booth or you can always head to The Vending Lot and to the Merch Stand online. We will also have creative craft vendors from around the country in the campgrounds.

SUSTAINABLE ACTION NOW

We are beyond lucky to have such a beautiful venue and grounds. In accordance with the Sacred Code of Sustainable Action Now (SAN), “Clean Up After Yourself,” we must all work together to minimize our impact on these grounds throughout the weekend.

Environmental Tips:

  • Bring plenty of trash bags for your campground
  • Always have two trash bags out, one for recycling and one for landfill
  • Avoid excess disposable plastic like cases of water bottles
  • Remove packaging from your camping gear before you leave for the festival
  • Clean up after yourself before leaving your spot

For our part, we will have garbage bins all over the venue, including recycling bins in key areas. Please refer to the signage and be conscious of where you place your trash.

HARM REDUCTION

Medical staff will be available 24 hours a day to help in any situation, and they will not incriminate anyone. Do not hesitate to visit medical tents or reach out to any staff member or security member.

If you ever need help in a non-emergency scenario or if you need to report something at the event, we operate a 24-hour Patron Response Center that will dispatch the appropriate teams to assist you. You can reach them anytime during the event by emailing info@crystalballfestival.com or direct messaging Crystal Ball on Social Media.

Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the weekend! Being active in the hot sun means paying extra attention to staying hydrated, nourished, and well-rested.

CAMPING PACKING LIST

Download, save or print our packing list below!