Chickenstock is open to all ages however anyone under 21 must be ticketed and accompanied by a ticketed parent, guardian or spouse who is 21 years or older. Young adults between 18 and 21 must hold an underage young adult ticket, children from 5 through 17 must hold a youth ticket and toddlers 4 and under must hold a toddler ticket. All others must hold an adult ticket.
For the past two years we have sold out well before the event, so please DO NOT COME TO CHICKEN without having purchased a ticket before you arrive. Unfortunately we will have to turn people away who do not have a ticket.
Chickenstock takes place in the quirky remote town of Chicken Alaska which is completely off grid and there are no public services available such as telephone, internet, cell towers, electricity, water, trash, flush toilets, sewer, wifi, grocery stores, and convenience stores within a 100 mile radius. For your convenience, there are FREE sani-dumps, potable water fill stations and landfills in both Tok and Dawson City. Keep in mind that we are operating as environmentally and ecologically friendly as we can in a remote wilderness area and therefore you will be expected to “pack it in, pack it out” including your own drinking water and trash. Come prepared to be self sufficient for all-weather camping and to be out of touch with the world for the weekend! Alaska Satellite Internet donates satellite based internet and phone service inside the festival, but be aware that Satellite communications are very limited and weather dependent and this service is not guaranteed. Bring your running shoes for the “Chicken-Legs-Morning-After-5K” run on Saturday morning. There also may or may not be some Yoga in front of the stage before the run! Food Vending Trucks will be traveling to Chickenstock to serve their delicious home-cooked food so please come prepared to support local eats! Local brews and a selection of wines will be available inside the gates. We are a single-use-plastic free event now! You will receive a stainless mug when you check in at the gates. Please keep track of it throughout the weekend to use at the bar! Otherwise, come prepared to have a great time in a beautiful place!
There are no banks in town and the ATM is often out of commission so plan on using cash for the weekend in case the satellite based credit card processing is down (which happens often). Canadian cash will not be accepted inside the festival or at Chicken Gold Camp.
Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times while on the Chicken Gold Camp property and you must pick up after them. Please bring your poop bags with you as they are not readily available in Chicken. ALL pet poop must be picked up and disposed of in outdoor receptacles. Pets must be with their owners and not left tethered to vehicles or campsites unattended. We hope to continue to allow humans and their furry friends to enjoy this event together so please be respectful of the pet rules and respectful of your pets. Pets larger than a full sized goat are not allowed! Psst….we encourage pet costumes as much as we encourage humans to costume up!
ATV’s are allowed on site when operated by a person holding a valid Drivers License and in accordance with Alaska State Law and must be driven on designated public roadways and under the speed limit of 10mph while on Chicken Gold Company property. ATV and cargo trailers will not be permitted in the FREE CAMPING area and can be left at the parking area near the Mosquito Fork bridge about a mile away from Chicken.
You may bring bicycles to the Chickenstock grounds however they will not be allowed inside the gates nor parked right in front of the gates where they are trip hazards. Please note that kids on bicycles unattended in a busy parking lot with everything from a Subaru to a forty foot motorhome can be a VERY dangerous mix. We ask that you monitor your kids while they ride bikes at the very least during our busy parking times. We will be very busy parking lots of vehicles on Thursday and Friday during the day. After 5pm on Friday our parking lots should be full and there shouldn’t be heavy traffic. We reserve the right to confiscate a bike from you or your child if poor bicycle operation awareness is observed by our volunteers.
Walkie Talky’s are permitted but need to be left off of channel 3, 5 and 7. (keep your radios off these channels and monitor your kids regularly to ensure they are not using these channels). These channels are used by our volunteers and first aid and emergency ambulance needs, this has been a problem in the past and it is a safety concern for everyone.
All “reservable” camping spots and cabins are currently FULL at Chicken Gold Camp for Thursday, Friday & Saturday night. Please do not contact them asking for availability during the festival as there is already a VERY long waiting list. The FREE camping area is assigned in person beginning on Friday morning on a first come first serve basis for Friday & Saturday. If you plan to arrive and camp before Friday, you will need to register and pay for camping at the Gold Camp office for assigned parking. Reservations can be made for campground/cabin stays before and after the festival through Chicken Gold Camps website: www.chickengold.com.
FREE camping for Friday & Saturday is available with your ticket purchase and will be assigned by our famous parking attendant and is on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited! We reached maximum parking capacity in the campground last year, so we are STRONGLY recommending carpooling when possible. If you intend on using our FREE CAMPING option, please be prepared to squeeze in, so come with as compact of camping footprint as possible! FREE camping is on a space-as-available basis only, we cannot guarantee that you will have a space because it depends how large of vehicles everyone brings. ATV and cargo trailers will not be permitted in the FREE CAMPING area and can be left at the parking area near the Mosquito Fork bridge about a mile away from Chicken.
Any camping outside festival dates will be charged regular campground fees applicable by and payable to Chicken Gold Camp. Please make reservations with them directly: www.chickengold.com (reservations can be made through Wednesday night of festival week, for camping on Thursday night you will need to simply check in at the Gold Camp upon arrival in Chicken to pay for your space and get parking assignments from our parking attendant). Arrivals earlier than Friday who are camping through the festival weekend, might have to be moved by our parking attendant to accommodate festival needs. We will do our best not to move you, but please be prepared to be re-arranged early in the morning of Friday morning. If you arrive after hours on Thursday, and you wind up parking yourself please check in with the Chicken Gold Camp office immediately on Friday morning, preferably before 9am to ensure your space in the FREE Camping area for Friday and Saturday night. If you plan to arrive earlier than 8am on Friday, please check in and pay for your camping with Chicken Gold Camp and let them know you will be there through the weekend and they will do their best to place you so that you don’t have to be moved.
If you are looking to secure a camping spot and not rely on our space-as-available FREE camping area, there are two other businesses in the Chicken valley who may be able to accommodate camping reservations. Please inquire with them directly. There are also pull-outs along the highway in close proximity on either side of Chicken as well as BLM campgrounds about 8 miles on either side of Chicken. If you wind up looking elsewhere for camping spot, be aware that the Chicken valley is all private property and much of the whole Fortymile area is made up of active mining claims.
Please bring either the print out of your ticket or the PDF confirmation file already downloaded onto your phone. Either option must have a legible QR code to present to the gate attendants without having access to wifi. This is your onetime-use ticket and will be scanned to allow you into the festival. You will not have wifi or cell coverage available in Chicken or within 100 miles of Chicken, so you will need to have your ticket (QR code) either printed or downloaded before you leave Tok or Dawson. Because this is a onetime-use code as well as your ticket to the festival, be very careful with your ticket. Once the ticket is used at our gates and marked as used in our system, another person will not be able to enter with the same ticket, there will be no exceptions!
You may transfer your ticket to another available ticket type. There is a $5 transfer fee and you will pay the difference in cost between the two tickets (transfers are not allowed on some ticket types). The information on the ticket must match the ID of the individual using it to enter the gates!
NO, each ticket holder must check in at the gate with a ticket that matches the name on their valid Photo ID. When purchasing a group of tickets for friends and family, please use each name of each person who will be using the ticket to enter Chickenstock, do not put your name on all of the tickets you buy. This is important because the person checking in at our gates will need to supply Valid Photo ID that matches the name on their particular ticket before being allowed inside. If you need to change the name on a ticket please read the section below
You may give your ticket to another person or make any updates/changes to your information via the “edit” tab on your event registration in your Eventbrite account through Wednesday of festival week. Remember, the information on the ticket must match the ID of the individual using it to enter the gates so please make sure the new ticket holder prints out a new ticket once these changes have been made!
Yes, through our “Keepin’ It Klean” initiative — We’re Kleanin’ up the Chickenstock Coop by partnering with HooDoo to give each 21-and-over ticketed event goer a reusable stainless steel Klean Kanteen pint. That’s right, we’re plucking out the single-use plastic cups and replacing them with fancy, take-home souvenir pint cups for your drinking delight. 21-and-over ticket holders will receive their stainless steel pint at the gates when you check in at the gates with your photo ID and ticket with name matching your ID.