How do I purchase tickets?
You may purchase tickets online beginning April 1st. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate until sold out.
When can I pick up my wristband?
You may pick up your wristband during the art gallery walk or at the front gates during the festival. Stay tuned for details!
Does the 3-Day pass and the Saturday Only ticket include entrance to Saturday night’s ‘Barn Dance’?
Yes! The 3-Day Pass includes entry for the entire weekend including the Barn Dance on Saturday night. The Saturday Only ticket is good from when doors open until the end of the night (including the dance).
What is the “Barn Dance”?
At around 7:00pm on Saturday night, we will clear all of the chairs out of the main tent and turn our “listening room” into the biggest “Barndance” in the southwest!
Will there be protection from the sun and rain?
Yes! We have a large, seated “listening room” style tent that will keep you cool from the sun and dry from the rain. New Mexico weather can be unpredictable in September however, so come prepared for sunny days, chilly nights, and the possibility of a New Mexico rain.
Can I bring my own chairs?
Seating will be provided under the main tent throughout the weekend (until Saturday night’s Barn Dance of course!) but you may bring your own chairs. We ask that you keep chairs in the lawn area only.
Are there reserved seats inside the tent?
Seating inside the main tent is first come, first served. Seats may not be held overnight. Big Barn Dance is not responsible for items left overnight, and all items left behind will be placed in lost and found. ONLY New Mexico Rain package VIPs may reserve seats, which will be reserved by a Big Barn Dance staff member.
Can I bring my own food or drinks?
Absolutely NO outside food or drinks are allowed inside the festival grounds. We will have several free water stations available on the festival grounds – please feel free to bring your empty water bottle for water refills!
Will camping be available?
Yes! RV camping (with NO hookups) is available on the park grounds near the festival site.
Are dogs allowed at the festival?
Yes, for the time being dogs are allowed at Big Barn Dance. We love our furry friends, but it’s very important to preserve the “listening room” experience for all of our human festival goers. If you bring your dog, they cannot bark, use the restroom anywhere on the festival grounds and may not come under the tent.
Will there be dance lessons?
Yes! A free dance lesson will be held on Saturday morning in the Big Barn Dance tent.
When is the songwriting workshop and how do I sign up for it?
The Songwriting Workshop with Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines will take place on Saturday morning of the festival from 10am-2pm. Cost is $35 for BBD attendees and $50 for non-attendees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
What is the Taos Art Gallery Stroll?
The Taos Art Gallery Stroll will take place on the Wednesday before the festival. See the schedule page and our Facebook page for details!
Is the bar cash only?
Yes, the bar is cash only. We will not have an ATM on-site, so please come prepared. We do offer a full bar that includes beer, wine, and liquor.
Where do I pick up my VIP tickets?
Sponsors may pick up their VIP tickets at the front doors. Please present your ID to the ticket sales representative to receive your wristband. Your wristband will be good for all three days and will grant you access to the VIP tent.