Please read these rules carefully as we want everyone to be respectful and enjoy their time at the festival.

We are a family friendly event! To ensure the enjoyment of everyone we ask that these general rules be followed when attending Chickenstock and camping at Chicken Gold Camp. Violators of the following rules are subjected to removal from festival at any time.


Valid photo ID’s are required for Check-in and entrance to the festival for anyone 18 and over.


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. All adults aged 21 and up must hold an adult ticket. Young adults 18 through 20 must hold an underage young adult ticket, children 5 through 17 must hold a youth ticket and toddlers 4 and under must hold a toddler ticket.


You must bring a print-out of your ticket (or a previously downloaded pdf on your phone) to the gates, you will not have access to wifi to retrieve your ticket once you are in Chicken! Each ticket holder must check in at the gate with a ticket that matches the name on their valid Photo ID. For the past two years we have sold out before the event week, so please DO NOT COME TO CHICKEN without having purchased a ticket before you leave. Unfortunately we will have to turn people away who do not have a ticket. 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 any names on your tickets ahead of time for any reason, you can easily do this by logging into your Eventbrite account. You may give your ticket to another person or make any updates/changes 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! You may also 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! Once the ticket is scanned at the gate, another person will not be able to enter with the same ticket. For this reason, be very careful with your ticket printout and if any changes are made to tickets, please be sure to download or print out an updated version of that ticket.

PROHIBITED ITEMS: (anywhere in the parking, camping or festival area)

No Illegal drugs, fire arms or fireworks

No loud generators (ok if quiet and operated while you are in your site 9am-10pm)

No interior household furnishing, lawn or patio furniture only please

No pressurized tanks (except correctly installed/certified propane tanks up to 20lbs)

No cargo or ATV trailers, please leave them in a pullout before you get to Chicken

No alcoholic beverages to be brought into the gated festival grounds

Marijuana may be legal but not in public! We are a family friendly event, if you choose to use marijuana, please keep it discreet so that others cannot smell it or be affected by it.


No using the bushes for bathrooms, plenty of port-a-potties and urinals are available

No riding ATV on grass or through brush, keep them on road surfaces and parking lots

No trespassing on the dredge (limited dredge tours will be available, inquire at office)

No bathing, shampooing hair, or washing dishes at our water faucets, sinks or creeks

No climbing, defacing or drumming on any festival or vendor equipment or old relics

No solicitation (including political), selling goods, services, crafts without festival permit

No campfires anywhere in the parking area, camping areas or festival grounds

No excessive noise, especially between the 10pm and 9am, including, but not limited to: any electronically amplified sound from radio, CD player, or Bluetooth devices

Public intoxication of any kind will not be tolerated; you will not be served and escorted out.


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 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 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 your child if poor bicycle operation awareness is observed by our volunteers.


Even though we are in the “bush”, please do not use the bush to do your business. Chicken Gold Camp is donating their grounds to host the festival but this campground operates all season long and doesn’t need to be dealing with hazardous human waste and smells left in the bush! We will have plenty of outhouses available for that. We are going to ask for everyones help to conserve the storage space in the portable restrooms. Summit Logistics has built us a beautiful Keg Urinal and we ask that men please try to use this instead of the portable restrooms as much as possible. We also ask ladies to deposit their “Pee” toilet paper in the orange trash cans inside the portable restrooms rather than down the hole. I know this is a strange request, but we really hope not to fill up the portable restrooms before we get through the weekend!


No trash service in Chicken; you must haul your trash out of town

No drinking water available on site; you must bring your own drinking water to Chicken

No sani-dump station available for RV’s; haul your grey and black water out with you

VERY limited number of coin-op showers available (open 8am-11pm)

No banks or reliable ATM’s in town, bring cash to get through the weekend. Chickenstock & Chicken Gold Camp will not take or exchange Canadian cash.

Two Fuel stations available in town.

No grocery store or general convenience stores in Chicken. There will be food vendors in the festival. Chicken Gold Camp sells coffee, espresso, ice cream and snacks during their open hours.


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. RESERVATIONS are now REQUIRED for ANYONE ARRIVING at Chicken Gold Camp at any point before 11am on Thursday. Please go to to make your reservations! If you plan to camp on Thursday night, upon arrival you will need to register and pay for camping inside the Gold Camp office before being assigned parking. IMPORTANT NOTE for EVERYONE: All Chickenstock camping is on a first come first service basis and assigned by our parking attendant. If you arrive and park before 11am on any given day of Chickenstock week, expect to pay for the camping of the night before. For example, if you arrive at 7am on Friday morning and you park yourself, then you will be expected to pay for camping fees for Thursday night. If you don’t want to pay, then wait in line until the parking attendant can get you parked. The attendant will begin parking people by 11am each day. If you arrive during hours when our parking attendant is not available and you park yourself please be aware that you might have to be moved to accommodate festival needs. Camping rates include 4 passengers per vehicle, extra passengers can be added for a small fee. All reservable camping spots inside the gates and cabins are FULL at Chicken Gold Camp for Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Please do not contact them asking for availability as there is already a VERY long waiting list.


The Festival is run by traveling volunteers and the camping grounds are donated by Chicken Gold Camp for the weekend. Please leave your campsite at least as clean as it was when you arrived.