2008 Up North Festival

Up North Productions Inc. is proud to present Up North Music and Art Festival. Up North Music and Art Festival will be set in a beauteous and exquisite valley located in the heart of Hiram Maine, Oxford County. Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, 291 S Hiram Rd. Hiram, ME 04041, offers not only delightful scenic surroundings but, also a very fitting atmosphere for the festivities at hand. The three day music and arts festival, held from August 8th through 10th, 2008, will entertain approximately five thousand festival goers.
Up North Productions is dedicated to raising social and environmental awareness through our production in this, "Green Event". We will be conveying this message in various creative fashions throughout the span of our festival. We look forward to working closely with the community, including but not limited to local musicians, artists, and businesses. Along with entertaining the community our goal is also to give back to those in need.


Event Info
3 Days of Music, Art and Camping. 2 Stages. 1 late night stage. Schedule and set times subject to change. This is a rain or shine event. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES unless the event is canceled. In the event of cancellation, refunds and charge-backs will be honored by Up North Productions Inc. Gates will open on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 12pm. Gates will close on Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 4pm. All cars must be off of the grounds at 12pm on Monday, August 11. Box Office for single day passes opens Friday August 8th at 12pm will close at 8pm. Box Office for single day passes on Saturday August 9th opens at 10am and will close at 8pm. Sunday Day pass Box Office will be open at 10am and close at 4pm. 3 day camping passes will be available 24 hours on site until Saturday at 8pm.

The NO List (concert field)

  1. NO glass bottles
  2. NO fireworks
  3. NO glow sticks
  4. NO illegal substances
  5. NO professional cameras
  6. NO video (strictly enforced!)

The YES List (concert field)

  1. Factory sealed plastic water bottles
  2. Backpacks (subject to search)
  3. Strollers
  4. Audio recording (in designated area)
  5. Point and shoot cameras (non pro)
  6. Small lawn chairs and blankets

Camping Info
Camping is only allowed in designated camping areas. Anyone in a vehicle with three or more people will park your vehicle where you camp. To encourage car-pooling, those with two or less persons per vehicle may be asked to park outside the camping area and walk (a short distance) to the camping area. Most campers will be camping in the woods. DO NOT cut, bend, or break any trees or vegetation. Please respect the camping and festival grounds. We encourage you to keep your site clean and tidy. Camping will be on a first come first serve basis. If you plan to camp out with your buddies, please plan on arriving together.
If you are coming in an RV, you must purchase an RV pass and park in designated RV areas. RV camping comes with water and electrical hookups. Price is included in the RV pass (see tickets).
The NO List (camping)

  1. NO re-entry
  2. NO open fires
  3. NO kegs
  4. NO large grills
  5. NO pets
  6. NO weapons
  7. NO illegal substances
  8. NO fireworks
  9. NO unlicensed vending
  10. NO your band cannot play in the lots/camping areas.

Day Pass Info
Please note that if you buy a DAY PASS ticket, your vehicle will not be allowed on the festival grounds. There will be off site satellite parking provided a short distance from the front gates. You will not be allowed to bring in a tent, chair, cooler, food or beverage.
The What to Bring List

  1. Warm Clothes
  2. Rain Gear
  3. Bug Spray
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Trash bags
  6. Toilet paper
  7. Lantern (electric only), flashlights, extra batteries
  8. Camera (non professional)

Small grills and stoves will be allowed in the camping areas only.
The What Will Be Provided List

  1. Information and Security Tent (lost and found)
  2. Medical Tent
  3. General Store (ice, batteries, ponchos, sunscreen, bug spray, band aids, etc.)
  4. Plenty of reasonably priced food and beverage vendors
  5. ATMs

Vendor Info
Food and Beverage:
Food and Beverage vendors must abide by the following guidelines:

  • Permits (Vendors must acquire permits from State of Maine)
  • State of Maine Vending Permits, obtained by vendors
  • Cost of permits will be paid for by vendors
  • Contracts will be signed, legally binding vendors
  • Insurance - $1 million limited liability
  • Must list Up North Productions, Inc. as insured party

Vendors Must:

  • Abide by State of Maine Health Department Regulations
  • Forfeit a $100 clean up deposit
  • Take necessary steps in paying state taxes

Appropriate amount and diverse selection i.e.

  • Organic, Vegetarian/Vegan, Ethnic, ect..

Costs per footprint (10x20)

  • Main Concert Area - $400 (includes 2 weekend passes) plus $99 ticket per additional worker + 10% of sales over $3,500. 50% (or $200) must be paid up front as a deposit. Hours: Friday, August 8, 5:00pm - 12:00am; Saturday, August 9, 12:00pm - 12:00am; Sunday, August 10, 12:00pm - 12:00am.
  • Shakedown Area - $250 (includes 2 weekend passes) plus $99 ticket per additional worker + 10% of sales over $2,500. 50% (or $125) must be paid up front as a deposit. Hours: 24 Hours if desired.

All vendors must fill out a vending application. Please do not send deposits with application. Once we select vendors, we will contact you and send you our contract. Deposits should be paid once contract is returned. All vendors must submit a list of items they want to sell to ensure fair sales among vendors. If you are caught selling an item that you did not submit, you will be subject of eviction from the Up North Festival. There is a zero tolerance policy on unauthorized and roaming vendors.

Crafts

  • Permit (Vendors must acquire permits from State)
  • State of Maine Vending Permits, obtained by vendors
  • Cost of permits will be paid for by vendors
  • Contracts will be signed, legally binding vendors
  • Insurance - $1 million limited liability
  • Must list Up North Productions, Inc. as insured party

Amount to charge per footprint

  • Main Concert Area: $250 for 10x10 footprint + 10% of all sales.50% (or $125) must be paid up front as a deposit. Hours: Friday, August 8, 5:00pm - 12:00am; Saturday, August 9, 12:00pm - 12:00am; Sunday, August 10, 12:00pm - 12:00am. Camping in designated vendor camping
  • Shakedown Area: $150 for 10x10 footprint + 10% of all sales. 50% (or $75) must be paid up front as a deposit.Hours: 24 Hours if desired. You may camp with your booth

Vendors Must:

  • Take necessary steps in paying state taxes
  • NO T-shirt sales, unless hand made, tye dye etc. Absolutely no band or festival shirts. All shirts must first be approved in advance by Up North Productions. No festival or band posters.

Travel/Lodging

While we strongly encourage our festival attendees to take transit, or bike or walk to festival activities, if you are traveling by car, the Up North Festival wants to introduce you to the idea of "Doubling up and cutting down" by using PickupPal to Rideshare to and from Up North Festival.
The Festival has made a strong commitment to being zero footprint and we are excited by the opportunity to do something great for the environment, while making it easier and more economical to travel back and forth to the region and to festival activities. Up North Festival and PickupPal are committed to making this an overwhelming success. Click the logo to log in and arrange your ride!

Physical address:
291 S Hiram Rd. 
Hiram, ME 04041

Closest airports:

  • Portland, ME - 37 miles
  • Manchester, NH - 94 miles
  • Boston, MA - 129 miles
  • Bangor, ME - 154 miles

Directions from South and West (NY, Philadelphia)
I-90 East to I-87 North. Merge onto NY-7 East. Slight LEFT onto Bennington BYP. Bennington BYP turns into VT-279 East. Merge onto US-7 South. Turn left onto VT-9. Merge onto I-91 North. Take Exit 3 (US-5). Merge to Chesterfield Rd. Take second exit onto VT-9 (into New Hampshire). Left onto NH-10. Merge onto I-89 South. Merge onto I-93 North. Merge onto US-202 East to NH-28 North. Turn Right onto NH-109. Slight Left onto NH-16. Take RT-25 East ramp toward CTR OSSIPEE. Turn Left onto School St (ME- 160). Turn Right onto Main St (ME-160). Stay Straight onto S. HIRAM RD.


Directions from South and East (Boston, CT)
I-95 North to RT-16 North (Spaulding Turnpike). Take RT-25 ramp toward CTR OSSIPEE. Turn Left onto School St (ME- 160). Turn Right onto Main St (ME-160). Stay Straight onto S. HIRAM RD.


Directions from North and East (Northern Maine)
I-95 South to US-202 (exit 63). Right onto ME-115. ME-115 becomes ME-35. Turn Right onto Ossipee Trail (ME-25). Turn Right onto School St (ME- 160). Turn Right onto Main St (ME-160). Stay Straight onto S. HIRAM RD. (NO CONCERT ACCESS from Rt25W to S. Hiram Rd in Cornish!)
Lodging:

  • Holiday Inn Express, North Conway, NH
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, North Conway, NH
  • Midway Country Lodging, Cornish, ME
  • Oxford House Inn, Freyburg, ME
  • The Cornish Inn, Cornish, ME

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Up North Music and Art Festival is proud to announce:

  • BOB WEIR & RATDOG
  • Umphrey's McGee
  • The Wailers
  • The Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler featuring Jon Fishman
  • Soulive
  • rjd2
  • Assembly of Dust
  • Railroad Earth
  • Ryan Montbleau Band
  • Lettuce
  • John Brown's Body
  • American Babies
  • Future Rock
  • Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
  • The Breakfast
  • Spiritual Rez
  • The Indobox
  • Sam Kininger Band
  • Peter Prince and the Johnny Trama Unit
  • The Brew
  • Eddy Dyer and the Walking Shoe Revival
  • Incus
  • Jimkata
  • DJ Robot Rock
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