Frequently Asked Questions



Food & Beverages

Can I bring a cooler with food/beverages to the festival?
Food and beverages will be provided at festival friendly rates that will be the most competitive of any music festival that you will attend this year! Additionally, there are several Fairport Restaurants in the area for your choosing. No coolers, please.
Is the food included in the admission price?
No, it is not.  Your admission price is a donation to the event that gets you access to all band stage (3) areas. All proceeds from this event are donated to Golisano Children’s Hospital. Food and beverages (water, soda, beer, wine) will be for sale at very reasonable prices.


Can I bring a lawn chair or blanket?
The festival band areas are located in parking lot-type areas with hard macadam surfaces. In the past, organizers have placed grass turf over parts of those surfaces! Blankets and chairs are fine. Tables and chairs will also be provided for your convenience.


Where do I park?
First preferred are the two large lots on the south side of the Canal across from the Music Festival, but free parking is available at many public parking lots throughout the Village of Fairport as well.  Signs will be posted showing those areas. Please respect private property and do not block any areas with your vehicle.

There is FREE shuttle parking from 5-11 on Friday, 3-11 on Saturday.

Pick up/Parking at Minerva DeLand School Parking Lot (140 Hulburt Rd., Fairport)
Drop off/Return at Corner of Liftbridge and Main St.

Out of Town Visitors

I am from out of the area - is there a place I can stay?
Woodcliff Hotel and Spa has a limited block of rooms reserved for Fairport Music Festival guests at a discounted rate. Standard $189/night rooms at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa will be made available to a limited number of FMF guests at a rate of $133/night as Woodcliff Hotel and Spa becomes the official hotel for FMF guests. Their phone is 585-381-4000. Guests should simply request the Fairport Music Festival rate. Please click here for hotel details.

Festival Hours

Friday: 5:00-10:00pm, Saturday 11:30am - 10:00pm.

Rain Date

Will there be a “rain date” in case of inclement weather?
No. Each band stage will be covered, and each stage area will have covered tents to protect all from rain. The show will go on with the fun of any rain added. Hey, it rained at Woodstock didn’t it?


Can I bring my dog?
While we are sure that your pets are very well behaved, crowd activity and noise levels may bother the animals, so we prefer that you leave them home. NO pets allowed.


Any backpacks, large purses or bags or other carry-in devices are subject to inspection before entry to the festival. If you see any suspicious packages, please report them to security immediately.
All Proceeds Benefit Golisano