OSD FAQ

Where & When can I buy 4-Day General Admission Passes?
The 4-Day General Admission Passes will  be available online through this website on 3/31. They will also be at all Kelley Williamson Mobil locations and First National Bank Roscoe & Rockton branches, Rockton BP and Macktown Insurance towards the end of May. All 4-Day General Admission Passes are $6 each through June 14 no matter where you buy them. They will be available online and at the venue during the festival for $10 each through the end of the event. Buy early and save money!

Where & When can I buy concert tickets?
Concert tickets are only available online through this website during pre-sale beginning March 31. Concert tickets will also be available at the gate during the festival beginning June 15. No refunds all sales final. Tickets will be the least expensive in our initial early bird specials!

Do I need to print my tickets?
You can print your tickets, or bring them up on your smart phone to be scanned at the gate. We do not have a will call, and cannot provide tech support for your printer. If you misplace your tickets you can reprint them.

Why can't I buy concert tickets in-person before the event?
The Rockton Lions Club Charities is an all volunteer charitable organization, and OSD is a fundraiser. We do everything we can to keep our costs down, which includes not renting offices or hiring staff. We find the online broker is the most cost effective option. For those who wish to purchase in person, tickets will be available at the venue on the weekend of the festival.

Do I get a reserved seat?
No, It is festival seating. There are some bleachers along the back/side of the field. You may bring chairs as noted below.

How does the weekend concert package wristband work?
When you purchase the weekend concert package you will get one ticket. This ticket will be redeemed on night #1 for a wristband that will be secured on you by security at the front gate. This wristband will need to remain on you all weekend long. The wristband cannot be shared among multiple people during the weekend. On subsequent nights you will simply walk through the re-entry gate and don't need to wait in line and have any tickets scanned. No refunds for lost wristbands.

What time do the gates to the Main Stage Open?
This will vary depending on when we get the go-ahead from the artist. Depending on what time the artist gets to the venue and has ample time for their sound check will depend what time the main gate opens. We will target opening them at least 1 hour prior to the concert start time. This time could be earlier or later depending on the artist.

Where do I park?
Parking restrictions have been established on the perimeter streets of the festival grounds to ensure the safety of pedestrian traffic and emergency vehicle access. It is recommended that you use the free parking provided at Hononegah High School (307 Salem Street). The main entrance is a short walk west on Main Street from that parking lot. Handicapped parking is being offered at the parking lot on the corner of Blackhawk and Hawick. Vehicles using this location must display a valid handicapped parking placard.

Can I bring a chair to the concerts?
Yes, lawn chairs will be allowed in the festival grounds. In the Main Stage, there will be designated areas where you can use them. The area directly in front of the Main Stage (between the stage and the sound booth) will not allow chairs, and standing on chairs is prohibited. In the Festival Stage area, chairs are allowed anywhere in the area.

I can't find my ticket email what do I do?

Don't panic! Simply go to
https://www.eventbrite.com/mytickets/ if you did not create an account when you bought tickets - you still can. Just use the email address that you used when you bought the tickets. Click on 'my tickets' and boom there they are! You can reprint if needed and the ticket will be scanned at the gate. If you still have issues, email tickets@oldsettlersdays.com. If you discover this during the festival, please bring your ID to the ticket booth and we will assist you in finding your tickets, as we may not be able to answer your email in time.

Is there a fee for purchasing tickets online?
Yes, you will be charged a small fee for purchasing online. This fee is charged by the company handling ticket sales for us, it is not charged by the Rockton Lions Club. Purchasing tickets with cash at the gate will not incur a fee, however there will be a fee for any credit card sales at the gate.

How do I buy a Meet & Greet?
We only have a limited number of Meet & Greet passes issued to us, we do not sell these, we only give them away in our Facebook/Twitter contests. Some artists have additional Meet & Greets issued through their fan clubs, you will have to go to their websites to learn more about those.

I won a Meet & Greet pass do I also need a concert ticket?
Yes, the Meet & Greet and concert tickets are separate tickets. You will need both if you plan on seeing the concert. The Meet & Greet entrance is outside the concert area.

I have a Meet & Greet pass where to do I go?
If you have won a Meet & Greet for any of the acts - line up at the backstage entrance/ merchandise tent (along the food court) 90 minutes prior to the act scheduled start time. You must have a Meet & Greet pass for entry. Meet & Greet passes cannot be purchased. We will update this information on the day of the event as it is subject to change according to the artist's preference. The most up to date information will be posted on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram as we learn it. If nothing is posted different we have not confirmed yet. We will also have an information board at the Meet & Greet entrance with the latest information we have posted. Meet & Greet passes are not concert tickets.

Do I need a separate concert ticket for each night for the Main Stage?
Yes - all four nights of the main stage will require SEPARATE concert tickets. There are NO concert tickets required for the Festival Stage. You will also need (1) 4-Day General Admission Pass in addition to your concert ticket. If you are seeing multiple concerts you only need (1) 4-Day General Admission Pass. This Pass good for the whole weekend. Children 12 and under do not require general admission passes but DO need concert tickets. Our weekend concert packages buyers will be issued a single wristband good for the entire weekend. These wristbands will be in lieu of both passes and tickets and will allow you access to all guest areas of the concert grounds.

I can't use my tickets and are giving them away, now the name doesn't match now, how do I change it?
Your ticket will be scanned on entry, the only time you will need a photo ID is if there is an issue of duplicate tickets being used. Otherwise it should not be a problem.

Do I need a ticket for the Festival Stage?
No, all you need is your 4-Day General Admission pass, concert tickets are not required for the Festival Stage.

Do you need to be 21 to enter the beer tent/concert area?
No, all ages are welcome into the concert area. A Valid ID will be required for a wristband which will allow you to purchase alcohol. Alcohol is not allowed in the carnival area.

I want to bring my children to the Main Stage concert do they need tickets?
Yes, everyone who wants admittance into the ticketed concert area will require a ticket, as space is limited. Children 12 and under will not be required to have a 4-Day General Admission pass to enter the festival grounds.

Will I need a 4-Day General Admission Pass if I've purchased a single night concert ticket?

Yes, you will need both. The pass will gain you admittance into the festival all four days. When pre-purchasing your concert tickets online, you can also buy a voucher for the pass at that time as well. If you purchase the 4 day all concert wristband you do NOT also need the 4-Day General Admission Pass

I have VIP passes, do I need a 4-Day General Admission Pass and concert tickets?

No, your VIP lanyard will gain you admittance to the entire festival, and the VIP tent will be located adjacent to both the beer tent and the stage. You may also enter the concert area with your VIP lanyard. You will be required to wear your lanyard at all times, and only one person may use a lanyard per day. While anyone with a VIP lanyard is allowed to watch the concerts from the VIP tent or the concert area. VIP beverages and food may not be taken out of the VIP area. Anyone caught passing food and drink over the VIP fence will forfeit their VIP lanyard.

I'm not a sponsor, can I buy VIP passes?
No, VIP passes are for
sponsors only. We no longer have passes available for individual sale.

What items are not allowed on the concert grounds?
Outside coolers*, food, drink, water bottles, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, professional cameras or video recorders, weapons, or pets (except service dogs) will not be allowed into the festival grounds at all. Your use of the OSD concert ticket and Festival Pass is contingent upon your unconditional and voluntary acceptance to be searched prior to your admission to the venue. Failure to censent or submit will result in denial of entry.  Photo ID required for purchase of alcoholic beverages and to smoke tobacco products on festival grounds. Blankets are allowed, but are not to be left unattended to 'save' spots.

*The official OSD cooler that is purchased on site may be brought back on subsequent days, collapsed and empty. It must also be empty upon exit of the grounds.

Is re-entry allowed back into the concert area?
Yes, you will receive a wristband when you present your ticket the first time. You will need your wristband re-enter the concert area.

What happens if it rains?
The festival goes on rain or shine, hot or cold! No refunds on any unused concert, carnival or beer tickets. If a concert is cancelled altogether due to dangerous life threatening weather, unused tickets may be used on another night, or if unused, will be considered a donation to the Rockton Lions Club Charities a 501c3 corporation.

Who do I contact for OSD5K questions?

Access the Rockton Lions
OSD5K FAQ page. OSD5K staff can be contacted through their ONLINE FORM or by email at runosd5k@gmail.com.

I plan on buying a carnival wristband, how long is it good for?

Carnival wristbands are good only the day of purchase, and for the length of the advertised special. Usually 3-4 hours.

I want to take my toddler on carnival rides, will I need a ride ticket too?
Yes, everyone who rides a carnival ride will require a ticket, even parents riding with their children. Please check with ride height requirements prior to purchasing carnival tickets. All children will require a ticket - please check height requirements for your toddlers before purchasing tickets.

What do you do with the money you raise from Old Settlers Days?
Old Settler's Days has a long history in Rockton. Starting out years ago on Main Street, and being run by various groups including the OSD Committee, and the Rockton Chamber of Commerce. The Rockton Lions Club took over the festival 17 years ago, and it is run by the Rockton Lions Club Volunteers. Every person on the committee is a volunteer, we have no paid staff. All the profit we make from the festival goes back to the community via donations and service projects. The
Rockton Lion's Website has a list of organizations and causes we've donated to in the last few years.

Why is the festival not on Main Street?
The population of Rockton has grown as well as the size of the festival over the last 20 years. Our 3 block downtown area however, has not. We simply cannot fit the festival in the few blocks we have available. There are also concerns regarding power and staging. By keeping the festival just one block off of Main Street we feel we can still stay in town, and festival goers are still close enough to patronize the downtown area during the festival. Patrons are free to come and go from the festival all day and we encourage them to utilize our downtown business and generous sponsors.