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  • Date and Location
    Plants and Animals Festival 2022 takes place from August 19th - August 21st at Laketown Ranch in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, located on the unceded land of the Coast Salish people.
  • Tickets
    Tickets can be purchased directly through Eventbrite. All ticket sales are final and no refunds will be issued aside from an unexpected cancellation of the event due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Ticket price includes admission to the festival from Friday through Sunday and include all camping fees.
  • Do's and Don'ts
    Do's - Do bring you best attitude and dancing attitudes - Do take care of eachother. If you notice anything that puts you or others in danger, please notify security immediately. - Do make new friends! Strike up a conversation or make a new dance partner (with informed consent) - Do take part in all activities offered. Go for a swim! Have a dance! Play a sport! Send some mail! Partake in a workshop! The festival has a little bit of everything for everyone, take the time to suss out a new activity and take your friends with you. Dont's - Don't bring drugs. Public drug use will not be tolerated and individuals caught will be subject to prosecution under relevant laws of British Columbia - Don't bring the danger. Weapons, firearms, pyrotechnics and any other dangerous items that could pose harm or hazard are strictly prohibited. Dangerous materials will be confiscated and the persons will be subject to site ejection and possible criminal charges. - Don't be an asshole. Any violent or disruptive behaviour will result in immediate eviction from grounds and possible persecution. - Don't be an asshole. Flying colours, patches, or any type of gang-related paraphernalia will not be tolerated. - Don't be an asshole. Racist, sexist, homophobic or excessively lewd paraphernalia will not be tolerated.
  • Getting Here
    Plant Based Productions acknowledges that we are on the unceded traditional territory of Ts’uuubaa-asatx, the First Peoples of the Cowichan Lake area. We thank Ts’uubaa-asatx for allowing us to continue to live, operate, and recreate on these beautiful lands Please visit the getting here page for detailed travel information. Please note that the gate will be locked between 10pm and 10am. If you will be arriving later than 10pm or need to leave early in the morning, please email to make arrangements.
  • Camping
    Camping is included in your ticket price. tent/tent trailer/car camping is permitted. Please not that there are no hook-ups for Rvs. Propane fire pits are permitted as long as they sit at least 12" above ground.
  • Food and Beverage
    There are no food vendors on site - please bring all necessary nourishments with you. There is potable water on site for refilling water bottles.
  • Washrooms/Showers
    There are 3 flush toilets and 1 shower located on site. There will also be 2-4 port-a-potties throughout the campground and festival site.
  • What to bring
    West Coast = wet coast. The festival will take place rain or shine. The stage and dance floor are covered, however trails and camping areas are not. Please come prepared for all kinds of weather. Here's our favourite festival packing list for those who prefer a checklist: MUST HAVES - A quality tent/trailer/car that can withstand the elements including heat, wind and rain - Rope and tarps for extra sun and rain protection - A high quality flashlight or headlamp for finding your away around at night - Garbage bags for keeping your site clean and tidy - Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen for sun protection - Nourishing food and beverages for hydration THE BASICS - Warm pants for sunrise/sunset - Swimwear/sports wear if you want to visit the lake or partake in the sports & games - Oversized sweater for staying cozy in your tent - Extra socks - Waterproof footwear - A water resistant or waterproof outer layer SUGGESTED - Decorations like solar powered lights - Tickle trunk items for an extra special dance floor experience - Gifts to share with your friends and neighbours
  • Safety
    There will be both a medical tent and sanctuary area on site. Harm reduction volunteers will be roving the festival site and can be identified by bright coloured lanyards and volunteer identification badges. If at any time you need assistance please find a volunteer or make your way to either of the safety tents.
  • Garbage & Recycling
    LEAVE NO TRACE! Laketown Ranch is a pristine, natural environment that is home to herds of elk and other wildlife. Please help us keep it clean by utilizing the proper waste and recycling bins throughout the festival site. Garbage drop-off locations are located throughout the venue. There is no curbside pickup. Please be responsible and use the bins provided. Clean campsites will be rewarded. Dirty ones may be ejected at any time. Please treat Laketown Ranch as your own home and respect it. Again, LEAVE NO TRACE!
  • Activities
    This festival is not just about music. We are here to curate community and new friendships. Here are a few of the alternative activities which will be provided throughout the weekend: Swim at the lake: Public access to Lake Cowichan is a short 5 minute drive away! Enjoy the pristine water at the lake and freshen up before breaking it down on the dance floor. Sports: There will be a variety of lawn games located on the upper field area in the main festival grounds! Workshops: Bubbles and Bubbles Bring your empty bubble containers for a refill. We will provide some wands, strands and machines. Airy fairy blow them while you... ... enjoy a wine tasting in the woods of two specialty sparkly wines. Both a boujie and a basic bottle of bubbles selected by a certified Master of Champagne. Our wine fairy Erin Maher will teach you a little bit about sparkling wines around the world. You will learn how to expertly sabre a bottle. Finished with a casual Q & A. *pre-registration required, please email in advance to reserve your spot. Foraged walk Are you a fan of nature? Ever been curious about the flowers sunning themselves & dancing in the wind as you stroll by? We’re going on a hike, and we’d love for you to come with us! While taking in the sun and getting some fresh air, we’ll be pointing out different plants that we find fairly fascinating. And we think you’ll like them too! The Pacific Northwest climate holds some very interesting and beautiful plant life, and we can’t wait to explore with you! Hosted by Erin and Raven Learn to Macrame Do you like to play with string and tie knots? Do you want to make a cute keepsake? Do you want to try something new? Come make a macrame leaf! A quick and easy craft suitable for all ages and skill levels. Hosted be Kecia Trust Yourself With Psychic Medium Andrea Zonnis Every human is born intuitive! Each of us has the ability to tap into our psychic potential. Learn how to recognize when your intuition is talking to you by getting a deeper understanding of how your sensitivity superpower works. Andrea will share a powerful sound chakra meditation to leave you feeling connected, peaceful and ready to live fully from your heart. Refresh and Restore Yoga Meet us on your mat (or on the grass!) and enjoy a flowing movement practice designed to soothe your dancing feet and restore your energy. Accessible for all levels and designed for fun. Hosted by Jo
  • Venue access
    In's and out's are allowed to go and enjoy the nearby activities and amenities. Please note that the gate will be locked between 10pm and 10am. Directions to the specific festival site will be posted at the entrance to Laketown Ranch.
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