FAQ

GENERAL FESTIVAL QUESTIONS

Winstock is one of the Upper Midwest’s premier outdoor country music and camping festivals organized entirely by volunteers, with all proceeds from this event used to help fund private education for students from Winsted, MN, and the surrounding communities. More than 1,000 people volunteer more than 5,000 hours to bring you the opportunity to enjoy country music’s finest entertainment, food, camping, and fun.

Winstock is located at the festival grounds a half mile south of Winsted, MN. Winsted is located about 35 miles west of Minneapolis, MN. GPS address: 3233 230th Street, Winsted, MN 55395

Winstock 2022 will be Friday-Saturday, June 16-17, 2022.
Winstock 2023 is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, June 16-17, 2023
Winstock 2024 is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, June 14-15, 2024
Note future year dates may vary by up to one week due to talent availability and the way the calendar falls.

Please e-mail winstock@winstockfestival.com with website and social links, music links, EPK, and contact information. Unfortunately not all submissions may be responded to.

Winstock has a variety of food vendors on-site but ultimately provides festival-style offerings. If you have specific dietary needs, we recommend you bring your own to accommodate your need.

No, pets are not permitted at Winstock, including in the campgrounds. Service animals are welcome and must remain on leash and harness at all times. Service animals must also be registered in advance of the event by e-mailing winstock@winstockfestival.com. Additional service animal policy will be communicated during that registration process.

Unfortunately nothing formal, though guests may always check Uber and Lyft apps to inquire about availability.

Parking will cost $15 per vehicle, per day, or $25 for the weekend per vehicle to park in our general parking lot. Please follow signs to designated areas. Motorcycle parking is available near VIP parking.

Gates to the festival grounds open at 2 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

No, coolers and outside food/beverage are not allowed in the concert area (including Thursday night). Personal food and drink is allowed in the campgrounds.

Some artists provide meet and greet opportunities via their websites/fan clubs. Also, listen to our radio network for any contests stations may be running leading up to Winstock and visit radio station booths on-site for additional opportunities.

In the event of inclement weather, the show will be interrupted and resume as soon as weather permits. Tickets are sold on a “rain or shine” basis and no refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to inclement weather.

Winstock organizers will continue to consult with and follow any guidelines that may be set forth by local, state, and/or national public health officials. As Winstock is outdoors, it is encouraged that anyone concerned about increased risk of exposure spread out and distance themselves from others. Attendees and volunteers are also encouraged to wear a mask if they wish to do so. Organizers also ask that if you are exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not attend Winstock. The health and safety of fans, volunteers, artists and their crews, and the community of Winsted is the committee’s number-one priority.

Our general policies and guidelines may be found HERE (link to https://winstockfestival.com/general-policies/). If you do not find an answer to your question, please e-mail winstock@winstockfestival.com or call (320) 485-4287.

The Winstock 2022 Bag Policy can be found HERE.

TICKETING

Please refer to our ticket page as pricing is subject to change year to year.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer single-day passes to Winstock.

Tickets and camping passes begin being mailed in early April for the year’s event, and then continue to be mailed on a weekly basis up until two weeks before the event. Tickets or camping ordered after that time will be available at will call on-site. See specific timing for when tickets will no longer be mailed on our ticketing page.

Please e-mail winstock@winstockfestival.com ATTN: Donation request with details of your cause. Please note as Winstock is a fundraising event itself, not all requests can be accomodated.

Military personnel may purchase general admission tickets at earlybird price by calling (320) 485-4287 up to one week prior to the event. We are not able to apply this discount to online orders. No senior discounts are offered.

Any child 6 years of age or older requires a ticket for admission.

Tickets purchased online at shop.winstockfestival.com, locally at Winsted’s retail outlets, or by calling (320) 485-4287 are the only official Winstock ticket sale points. If you purchase resale tickets elsewhere, you risk purchasing counterfeit or invalid tickets. NOTE: Winstock does not distribute any tickets digitally/electronically.

CAMPING

Winstock policy states one sleeping unit and one vehicle per campsite. If there is room, one extra vehicle may park at the campsite, provided it has an extra vehicle parking pass.

Yes. Anyone attending any part of Winstock must have a ticket/wristband. Anyone found in violation of this policy is subject to removal from the grounds and may face a trespassing charge.

You must be 18 or older to purchase a camping pass at Winstock.

You may come Wednesday night the week of Winstock to mow the grass. No overnight camping is permitted on Wednesday night.

VENDORS

Please e-mail a summary of your business including its history, products or services offered, and any other relevant information to winstock@winstockfestival.com for consideration. Please note not all requests may be responded to.

SPONSORS

Please e-mail information about your business to winstock@winstockfestival.com ATTN sponsor inquiry or call us at (320) 485-4287.

VOLUNTEERS

Please e-mail winstockvolunteer@gmail.com and a committee representative will reach out to you.

If you do not find the answer to your questions above or elsewhere on our website, or need additional assistance or clarification on anything, please contact winstock@winstockfestival.com or call (320) 485-4287. Thank you for your interest in and support of Winstock Country Music Festival.