Make a massive weekend away of it - stay onsite!
Where is the Hootnanny?
Thames Racecourse, Parawai Road, Thames
How do I book my parking?
Simply select a Camping Pass for Certified Self Contained Motorcaravans which includes entry to the Festival
When can I arrive?
If you have registered and prepaid you will be able to access the site from Friday midday onwards. All others will be able to enter from Friday 5pm onwards.
Can I bring my Pet to the Festival?
Strictly no animals. There is an exemption for assistance dogs and small dogs belonging to a registered camper ticket holder. Small dogs in the camping area must be on a lead at all times outside the motorhome/caravan, and must not leave the camping area at any time for the duration of the festival.
Assistance dogs must be declared in advance to Hootnanny management via email who, once approved, will provide an authorisation letter to be shown at the search and entry points.
How do the shuttle buses work?
Shuttle buses are provided FREE for ticket holders only. On Friday 26th February they depart the Thames Civic Centre for the Racecourse every 30 minutes and the Racecourse to the Civic Centre every 30 minutes as well.
Is this a Zero Waste event?
Yes – we encourage everyone to recycle, reuse or composite where possible. Campers will be required to take everything they bring and leave their campsites clean.
Can I leave the venue then come back in later?
No – There are no pass-outs at the Festival for General Admin tickets. Campers may catch the FREE return Shuttle Buses to the Thames town centre.
How big are the camp sites?
Self-contained camper sites are various sizes and are limited to 4 people per site.