The Kauai Folk Festival is committed to conducting a safe and welcoming community event. Mahalo for your help with making KFF a success. Basic info, faqs, rules, ticket and attendance policies are below. Aloha from Kauai Folk Festival!
Policies and Rules
Minors and Children
Please contact us with any questions about the policies, rules or regulations. Aloha!
Q: Wait. What?! When is this and where is it?
A: The Kauai Folk Festival is this summer, September 28 and 29, 2019, Saturday and Sunday taking place in Lihue at Grove Farm Museum (Google map), on the Island if Kauai. Event hours are 10AM-10PM.
Q: Who is playing, when?
A: The festival schedule will be posted late-July or early August. Most performers are playing both Saturday and Sunday (9/28-9/29). The event runs from 10AM until 10PM.
We will update the lineup and post on social media weekly—keep posted!
Q: What and where is the Grove Farm Museum?
A: The Grove Farm Museum is at 4050 Nawiliwili Rd (Google map) in Lihue. It is a gorgeously preserved turn-of-the-century plantation museum. Grove Farm Museum (managed by Waioli Corp) is a historical preservation nonprofit.
Q: Am I crazy or was this event happening on the North Shore? Now it's in Lihue?
A: You're not crazy. We did begin our event planning with a North Shore event site. But that is no more. We are tremendously excited for the centrally located Grove Farm that can better serve the whole island. And, honestly, wow—Grove Farm is an incredible, ideal location with it's historic vibe and nostalgic setting that pair perfectly with KFF. If you had a ticket purchase that was depending on that North Shore location, contact us—otherwise we are so excited to see you there.
Q: Will there be food, water and shade?
A: Yes. Yes. And Yes! It is advisable to pack a good sun hat, sunscreen, and a handheld umbrella. These items will be allowed on the property.
Q: Where do we park?
A: There will be a dropoff/ticketing kiosk on the museum site. Drivers will then proceed to an off-site lot just a few hundred feet away. Parking and shuttles to/from lot will be available free of charge to festival ticket holders. The Grove Farm Museum is at 4050 Nawiliwili Rd (Google map) in Lihue.
Q: Will there be food? Vegetarian, Vegan, GF options too?
A: Yes. Check out details on the site. We'll continue to update. We're aiming for good eats of both the herbivore and carnivore types. Enjoy tasty local food and drink from a curated selection of local favorites like kauai juice co, ya quddus bagels, po’okela sausage, uncle d’s vegan bbq, and more, along with a selection of booze and beverages from local brewers and distillers.
Q: Can we bring our own chairs?
A: Yes. And/or bring blankets too!
Q: What's the deal with kids?
A: We love kids. We have kids. Kids are discouraged. If minors attend, they are required to be supervised and "within reach" of their guardian or supervisor. A minor release form will need to be signed and provided for entry. This is a fragile historic site with all kind of nooks and crannies, working chicken coops, axe-filled workshops and things that could be tempting hazards for curious creatures. If you bring a child, please follow ALL Festival policies.
Q: Is the Fest ADA Accessible?
A: Yes. We will do everything we can to make this event accessible for all. People with those needs will get front row parking, the grounds are surprisingly flat and able to navigate wheelchairs, etc. There will be three ADA-compliant restrooms spread over the site. Hell, we’ll even get ya an extension cord to charge up if you need to! Please contact us to share any thoughts on how we can make it more comfortable for you.
Q: Where is the money going?
A: The Kauai Folk Festival is a fundraiser for the Grove Farm Museum. Aside from funding the event production and compensating performers, proceeds go to the preservation efforts of the Grove Farm Museum, the Waioli Corp - an important Kauai historical preservation nonprofit.
Q: Will my money be going to the Grove Farm Company?
A: No. The Grove Farm Museum is NOT ASSOCIATED in any way with the like-named Grove Farm Company. The Grove Farm Museum is totally separate and is strictly a non-profit preservation organization dedicated to the preservation of Kauai's historic places. Please support the good people and good efforts of the Grove Farm Museum.
Q: Who is behind the Kauai Folk Festival?
A: KFF is an entirely Kauai home-grown operation. Most staff are volunteers, or damn-near-it, and all are Kauai residents with some help from outside talents, friends and family. We are committed to creating positive live-music oriented community events. If you would like to be a part of the Festival, we are taking volunteers now and still have a few spots open for vendors. Contact us.
Q: Can this event sell out?
A: Possibly. We have room for many hundreds of fun-loving, Kauai-loving, music-loving attendees but we do have a capacity cap so get your tickets sooner than later because they could sell out.
Q: Can my group or business be involved?
A: Yes. Well, maybe! Entertainer spots have pretty much been filled, we have some room for a couple carefully selected vendors and welcome the right sponsor partners. Contact us—but hurry—we're filling up!
Q: Are there any rules or regulations or refunds?
A: Yes. Please read all the rules and regulations posted on this page (below) that apply to your ticket purchase and attendance. Mahalo!
Ticket and Attendance Policy*
All persons attending The Kauai Folk Festival do so at their own risk. No liability is assumed by the owners, managers, promoters, sponsors or others associated with this event. The Kauai Folk Festival is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets, theft, loss or damage of personal property or personal injury. All tickets and items are subject to availability and prices can change without notice. Upon entering the venue, you accept your likeness (pictures/videos) may be used as promotional material used by The Kauai Folk Festival and CrazyRooster (KFF Organization).
Entry and Re-Entry
Risk and Liability
General Rules and Regulations
What to Bring With You
Acceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
Unacceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
Security & Entry
Zero Tolerance for Drug Use or Possession
Safety & Medical
* As part of your ticket purchase, you are agreeing to all of these rules and regulations. Dancing, hooting and hollering is optional.
Those under the age of 18 are generally discouraged. If anyone attends under the age of 18, a minor release form will need to be signed and the minor will be required to be supervised by the signer/adult guardian for the duration of the event. (Download the Minor Release Form below)