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Prohibited Items


Prohibited Items at Electric Forest:


**These items will be confiscated if found and may not be returned.**

  • No fireworks, flying prayer lanterns, or explosives
  • No grills, open flame, candles, or charcoal (small Coleman-style campstoves will be the one exemption from this rule)
  • No gas/fuel cans of any kind (with the exception of small propane containers for campstoves listed above)
  • No generators (RV's with built in generators that run off the RV's gas are permitted, external gas generators and gas cans are not permitted. Solar generators are exempt)
  • No kegs or hard liquor
  • No glass (Handheld mirrors are allowed, if you can't hold it in one hand please leave it at home)
  • No drones
  • No laser pointers
  • No illegal substances
  • No weapons of any kind
  • No tiki torches
  • No golf clubs
  • No hammers
  • No unauthorized merchandise
  • No helium tanks
  • No bicycles, skateboards, or scooters
  • No One Wheelers
  • No American Indian headdresses*
  • No threatening signs or apparel*


Prohibited Items in the Venue Area:

  • No outside alcohol, food, or beverage (exception: see Water Policy below)
  • No laser pointers
  • No chairs, beach chairs, or lawn furniture
  • No inflatable furniture (WindPouches, or similar that do not require an air pump will be allowed)
  • No audio recording equipment/pro cameras/video equipment
  • No glass or glass containers of any kind
  • No knives of any kind
  • No framed or large backpacks
  • No picnic baskets
  • No tents
  • No bicycles, skateboards, or scooters
  • No wagons, strollers, or carts
  • No frisbees
  • No large markers, paint pens, or spray paint
  • No unauthorized soliciting, advertising, handbills, posters, product sampling, giveaways, etc.
  • No American Indian headdresses*
  • No threatening signs or apparel*


*A note on headdresses & threatening messages: at Electric Forest, all should feel safe, comfortable, and welcome.


In this spirit, HQ requests that those who would bring American Indian Headdresses to the festival leave them at home. Out of respect for this community, it is inappropriate to wear headdresses outside of traditional ceremony.

Additionally, while HQ supports diversity in signs, totems, and articles of clothing, words or images that threaten harm to others are not welcome in The Forest.

Electric Forest reserves the right to confiscate items deemed to be in violation of these two policies at its discretion.

In such a creative community, HQ is confident that these requests will open up new, more inclusive creative opportunities for all who attend. Thank you for making choices that support and inspire all members of the Forest Family.

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