Frequently Asked Questions

Are Dogs Allowed?

Dogs will be allowed inside the gate with proper paper work and $5.00 fee. Dog Waiver Form

Can I pay at the gate?

Yes, of course! At this time, we accept cash and check at the gate as well as credit card by Square. You can always contact our office if you need more information.

Am I allowed to bring in
my own food and drink?

Snacks and beverages are permitted on Festival grounds; however, you may not bring your own alcohol.

What about weather?

Our policy is, and always has been, that "the Festival must go on!" This means you may want to pack some rain gear and sunscreen because we will continue rain or shine.

When is the parade? 

The parade begins at 10:30 am sharp on Saturday and travels downtown Alma past Alma College. You're welcome to bring a lawn chair for your comfort.

Where can I park?

There is plenty of parking around the Festival and its grounds. Handicapped parking is available at the corner of Grant and Superior Street.  The Official Festival Parking Lot is off Iowa street at the North end of Campus for $10. There will be signs.  Limited parking also available off Harvard Street around the North West end of campus by the Rec Center $10.  The City of Alma has many free parking lots downtown. And street parking is also available in the neighborhoods surrounding Campus at first-come-first-served (please keep in mind "No Parking" signs and "Fire Lane" signs as these are means to have your vehicle towed).