You can travel easily, safely and affordably to Nederland from the Boulder/Denver area on the RTD bus system (our local mass public transportation). The RTD’s first stop in Nederland is just one block from the NedFest entrance!
Click here for Bus Schedules. Nederland is route “N” on RTD’s website.
Parking is free in designated areas. Please keep in mind, however, that parking in small-town Ned is limited. If you can’t travel by Bus, please carpool with friends. Also remember……ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING ON RESIDENTIAL STREETS IN TOWN!!! Please respect the signs that say “No Festival Parking.” This is one of the biggest issues that the neighbors have with NedFest. Ask the Parking Staff where you should park and/or follow the signs to the designated festival parking areas. Handicapped Parking is available in front of the TEEN Center next to the festival entrance.
Audio taping is allowed but NO SOUNDBOARD PATCHES will be given. If a situation arises where an artist wishes to restrict the recording of his/her performance, we will announce it on stage and all mics and recording gear must be put away for the duration of the performance. Also, DO NOT set your mics up on stands directly in front of the mixing board. The engineer has to see the stage. This is very important and we will kindly ask you to kindly relocate if you do happen to get in the way.
Please be considerate of others when choosing whether or not to bring your service dog to the festival. Nederland is a dog town. We LOVE dogs here! But please leave your pets at home for the weekend. No dogs are allowed in the festival or tied up outside the grounds. DO NOT LEAVE PETS IN YOUR CAR!! It can get hot -yes, even in the mountains at the end of August – and dehydration, heat exhaustion and other bad things could occur. That would totally suck. Leave Fido at home please.
DO NOT BRING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO THE FESTIVAL. We do check bags and coolers at the front gate! We always have a substantial number of quality beers available inside the festival for purchase. (Bring your ID!) If beer is not your thing we will also have mead (aka honey-wine) and wine available. If you are caught with unauthorized alcohol you will be removed from the festival grounds, your alcohol and event wristband will be confiscated, and you may be fined/charged by the Nederland Police Department.
Please DO NOT take any of the beer, wine or mead that you purchased at the festival outside of the festival grounds!! Nederland has an ‘Open Alcoholic Container’ ordinance and you could be issued a ticket if you are spotted by a Police Officer with an open container anywhere outside the festival fences. This applies to ALL parking lots, ALL streets and essentially ALL public places outside of the fenced-in festival grounds. For your own well being, please keep this in mind if you are thinking about “tailgating.”
Anyone vending at NedFest without a proper permit/permission will be escorted out of the festival grounds.
NedFest is put on by a small non-profit organization and in order for this event to succeed and continue we really need your support. DO NOT sneak into the festival. NedFest has an agreement with the Nederland Police Department whereas anyone caught sneaking into the event or found inside the festival grounds without proper credentials (ie proper wristband) will be escorted out of the festival and charged with “Theft of Service.” If you see someone attempting to sneak in or someone inside the festival grounds without a proper wristband, please alert either a Security Guard or one of the Nederland Police Department officers on duty at the fest.