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June 12 - 14, 2020 | Hunter, NY

TRAILBLAZER ACCESS GUIDE

At TrailBlazer we want to make sure that all music lovers have access to the TrailBlazer experience!  We have an access crew that is friendly and helpful.

The access guide should answer questions regarding accessibility at TrailBlazer. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us via email at ada@trailblazerfest.com. We are also eager to hear your suggestions and feedback.

Admission Tickets: There is not an admission ticket specific to accessibility.  You are welcome to purchase any ticket type and make accommodations for assistance by reaching out to our access crew at ada@trailblazerfest.com.

Accessible Parking and Camping Overview

Entrance into all accessible parking and camping areas including day parking, car camping, tent camping and RV camping, is gained with a ticket, and appropriate pass; in addition to having a current, state issued disabled license plate, hang tag or placard. Spaces are not reserved they are first come first serve. Please be prepared to present your state issued disabled license plate, hang tag or placard, to festival staff upon your arrival.

Onsite parking: Please purchase a parking ahead of time. When you arrive please show your government issued ADA placard or license plate to our parking staff and they will guide you to the appropriate spot.

Offsite parking  Please purchase a parking ahead of time. When you arrive please show your government issued ADA placard or license plate to our parking staff and they will guide you to the appropriate spot. A free accessible shuttle will transport you to the festival.

Accessible Car Camping

In order to camp on site with your car on your campsite you must purchase a Hunter car camping pass.

Space is limited and parked first come first serve.  Hunter car camping passes will sell out.  Please purchase early. Once you have purchased your pass please reach out to ada@trailblazerfest.com to make accommodations for the accessible area of the campground.

Accessible Tent Only Camping:

Purchase a tent camping pass. Accessible tent camping is located near accessible car camping. Once you have purchased your pass please reach out to ada@trailblazerfest.com to make accommodations for the accessible area of the campground.

Visit our campsites passes page here to purchase.

Accessible RV Camping:

Please note: there are no hookups in this area. Water delivery and sewage pumping are available for an additional charge. Once you have purchased your pass please reach out to ada@trailblazerfest.com to make accommodations for the accessible area of the campground.

Visit our campsites camping page here to purchase.

Offsite Bear Creek car camping: 

Driving directions to Bear Creek are on the website. There are free shuttles running throughout the day to and from the festival site, that are. Once you have purchased your pass please reach out to ada@trailblazerfest.com to make accommodations for the accessible area of the campground.

Festival Grounds

The TrailBlazer festival site abounds with natural beauty, but please be aware that this is a ski mountain venue with uneven and sloped ground. In addition, it is primarily an outdoor music festival with multiple stages situated across the ski resort. Plan accordingly as there are some distances to be covered to get to all of the areas and stages on the site, and as with any natural terrain, rain can impact the conditions.

Accessible Viewing Platform

There will be an elevated Accessible Viewing Platform within the venue for guests who use wheelchairs, have significant mobility disabilities, or who have difficulty standing for long periods of time. Staff will manage the viewing platform accordingly to make sure all guests are comfortable during busy times.

Golf Carts

Golf carts will be available to transport guests with mobility impairments to and from accessible camping and drop off locations. Rules, guidelines, and schedules for golf cart transportation will be disseminated on-site to the guests who might require this service.

Powered Mobility Devices

Guests with mobility disabilities are welcome to use motorized wheelchairs and three or four wheeled scooters. For safety reasons, guests may NOT use golf carts, all-terrain vehicles, two wheeled scooters or motorbikes, either in the venue itself, or in the parking and camping areas.

Accessible Restrooms

There will be accessible porta-johns in the Accessible Camping area, and near the Accessible Viewing Platform. There will be other accessible porta-johns in key areas throughout the festival grounds.

ASL Interpreting Services

Please send your requests as early as possible to ada@trailblazerfest.com. Requests should be in at least four weeks prior to the event for the access team to ensure they can get the appropriate staff to accommodate.

Prescription Medicines

Prescriptions must have a prescription label. Photo ID must match the prescription label. For the safety of our staff please dispose of all medical waste/syringes in the proper receptacles in our medical tents.

Special Dietary Needs

If a guest has special medical dietary restrictions, a personal amount of food will be allowed in if accompanied by a doctor’s note.

SERVICE ANIMALS – Definition & Policies

TrailBlazer welcomes and supports the rights and attendance of all persons with disabilities that rely on the special skills of a trained service animal. What we DO NOT support, nor will tolerate, are pets being misrepresented by their owners as service animals, when in fact they are not.

Service Animal Definition:

A ‘service animal’ means “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler’s disability.”

Emotional support or comfort animals are not considered service animals under the ADA and therefore are not allowed at TrailBlazer.

Service Animal Policies:

For our guests with disabilities who wish to bring their legitimate service animal to TrailBlazer, we ask that you review and follow the policies outlined below:

  1. Service animals must be accompanied by the handler with the disability at all times.
  2. Service animals must be under the control and supervision of their handler at all times.
  3. Service animals are not permitted to be left in camp unattended under any circumstances.
  4. Handlers are required to be prepared for, and clean-up after, their animals at all times.
  5. We reserve the right to remove and/or refuse access to any service animal from the campgrounds or venues if that animal is deemed to be a health or safety threat to festival patrons, staff, or other service animals, or in violation of these policies.