Another factor that differentiates UTOPiAfest from other festivals is the BYOB and bring-your-own food policy.
“Once you buy a ticket, you don’t have to spend a dime,” explains UTOPiAfest founder Travis Sutherland. “Camp out, stay onsite the whole weekend, [and] bring all the food, drinks and supplies you can think of. Check the site FAQ for tips.”
But camping doesn’t mean you have to subsist on peanut butter sandwiches. REI is involved in the festival this year, and there will be an entire area dedicated to cooking and equipped with a community kitchen and dishwashing station to help you properly fuel up throughout the fest.
In terms of supplies, attendees are advised to bring plenty of water as well, and it’s always a nice gesture to come equipped with extra food and drinks to share with forgetful friends and strangers in need. And what should you do if you forget something crucial like, say, shelter?
“If you don’t have a tent, find a neighbor with one,” says Keturi. “Works every time.”