Frequently Asked Questions about Agape Festival
IS AGAPE FESTIVAL FREE?
YES! Agape Festival is FREE of charge, to facilitate a time of coming together for worship, healing and fellowship! Attendees will be asked to fill out a registration form / sign a liability waiver and will be issued a wrist band upon arrival.
WILL THERE BE TICKETS / WRISTBANDS?
YES! Check out the EventBrite Page for Agape Festival. Tickets may be reserved once they open for registration in December 2023 for the 2024 event. If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]. Registration and wristbands will also be available at the gate.
WHAT WILL BE OFFERED AT THIS FESTIVAL?
Agape Festival will include a variety of musical groups, speakers, outreach ministries, testimonies, children’s ministry, communion, baptisms, and organized activities such as movies on the big screen, volleyball, spike ball, corn hole….and more! Thursday night will kick-off with a Bonfire and Worship. Friday night we will break bread together through communion. Saturday night will culminate with a time of reflection and candle-lighting. We will also have a Sunday morning service for attendees who stay through the weekend.
WILL THERE BE CAMPING, ACTIVITIES, ETC?
YES! Agape Farm has much to offer! 285 beautiful acres of rolling hills, hiking trails, ponds, creeks for fishing and even a brand-new Micro Disc Golf course and a championship Disc Golf course that will be $12 to play! Dry camping will be available on-site for free. Water, bath houses, porta potties will be available. Generators permitted between 6:00 a.m – 11:00 p.m. (unless a medical accommodation is necessary).
DO I NEED TO RESERVE A CAMPSITE?
- No. However, to best accommodate our guests we ask that you pre-register via EventBrite when registering for your ticket. NOTE: Camping will be available to ALL, even those who register at the gate.
ARE THERE OTHER LODGING OPTIONS BESIDES CAMPING?
Various other hotels, airbnb’s, and campgrounds are available within 30 minutes of the festival.
WHY DID CREATION CANCEL? WHO IS LEADING UP AGAPE FESTIVAL?
A new leadership team is organizing the Agape Festival, spearheaded by Jesus Ministries (JM), owners of the Agape Farm and Retreat Center. For many years, Jesus Ministries rented the property as a venue to Creation Events LLC (CE) and were not members of the board of directors for Creation or in decision making position, regarding the festival cancellation.
WHY ARE THERE NO BIG BANDS, FRINGE STAGE, ETC?
There is limited funding for Agape Festival. Agape Festival is 100% donor-funded, by those who loved the festival at Agape Farm and have a desire to see this location continue to be used for God’s Glory! We are a group of believers, partnering together to donate time, resources, and talents to launch this new chapter. If you would like to donate or be a sponsor please email us: [email protected]
HOW DO I VOLUNTEER?
You will be able to register to Volunteer starting in January of 2024. Follow our Facebook page for the most up to date information.
HOW DO I BECOME AN EXHIBITOR / VENDOR?
A limited number of vendors will be onsite with ministry-oriented materials, crafts, apparel and information booths. Please email [email protected] to inquire.
ARE THERE FOOD OPTIONS AT THE FESTIVAL?
YES! A variety of food vendors will be available onsite. Please email [email protected] to inquire. There are also numerous local restaurants and a well-stocked grocery store a few miles away.
SCHEDULE FOR AGAPE FESTIVAL?
TBD. A program will be released at a later date.
ARE THERE OPTIONS FOR THE HARD OF HEARING?
Agape Festival will offer a Deaf Ministry at the festival for the Main Stage events. The Agape Festival complies to the ASL Standards.
ARE CAMERAS ALLOWED AT AGAPE FESTIVAL?
Regular cameras and video cameras are permitted. Please be courteous of your fellow festival attendees.
Photos must be taken from where you will be standing/sitting during the event. However, any professional camera equipment (including tripods, cameras with removable lenses, etc) are not. No special passes will be issued. Also, video-taping of an entire performance is prohibited.
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE AT AGAPE FESTIVAL?
Modest dress code is requested. Shirts and shoes must be worn by all at all times. Bathing suits are NOT permitted, except in the showers and must be covered while walking back to the campsite.
ARE FIREWORKS ALLOWED AT AGAPE FESTIVAL?
No fireworks are prohibited on festival grounds.
ARE GOLF CARTS OR ATV’S ALLOWED?
No individual golf carts or ATV’s are permitted. Golf carts & ATV’s are permitted for use by the Agape Festival staff and volunteers upon request. If you are a volunteer or festival staff and would like more information, please contact ([email protected])
ARE PETS ALLOWED AT AGAPE FESTIVAL?
No pets are allowed on the festival grounds, including parking and camping areas. For local kennels in the Huntingdon County area please email: [email protected]
CAN I SMOKE AT AGAPE FESTIVAL?
No smoking is allowed in the public areas of the festival.
ARE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED AT AGAPE FESTIVAL?
No alcohol is permitted on festival grounds. Those found violating this policy will be escorted off the property and dealt with accordingly.
MAIN ARENA SEATING?
You may leave your tarps, blankets, chairs etc. on the ground and in one spot each day. NOTE: tarps/blankets/chairs may not be left out overnight.
WILL THERE BE PHOTOGRAPHERS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS ON SITE?
Photographers and videographers will be on site to document the Agape Festival 2023 and images may be used for future promotional purposes. Agape Festival reserves the rights with regards to usage of the photos, including all forms of media including but not limited to print, video, broadcast, email, and website usage. As attendee you grant Agape Festival the right to record, film, tape, and photograph during the festival event.
By attending the Agape Festival, you are giving up any rights you might have with regards to these photos and will be deemed as having given permission for use of the same. This includes but is not limited to photos, video and audio. As the attendee you grant the Agape Festival, its employees, contractors, and all media the right to record, film, tape and photograph for the purposes of promotion and media coverage for the festival. This will include all forms of media including, but not limited to broadcast, print, email and website usage.
WHAT IS CAMPING LIKE AT THE FESTIVAL?
Camping at Agape Festival allows the opportunity to fellowship among other believers while enjoying the scenic views of the Pennsylvanian Mountains. Dry-camping is offered FREE of charge on-site.
SHOULD I RESERVE A CAMPSITE?
Camping is available FREE on a first come, first serve basis. You will be assigned a location when arriving at the festival. We have never had to turn anyone away for lack of camping availability. Shower and restroom facilities are provided and water is available on the premises for drinking and wash basins.
HOW BIG ARE THE CAMPSITES?
There are no defined sizes for campsites. You will be assigned a camp space on a first-come first-serve basis (customized on the number of cars, tents, camper and/or supplies you bring).
ARE CAMPFIRES ALLOWED IN THE CAMPGROUNDS?
YES! However, campfires must be extinguished completely before leaving your campsite. We request that campfires be kept on the surface and contained in a fire ring or above-ground fire pit. Please do not dig fire pits or cut down live trees for firewood.
IS THERE A CURFEW IN THE CAMPGROUNDS?
Curfew is 1:00 a.m.
IS THERE RUNNING WATER IN THE CAMPGROUNDS?
YES! Water is available on the farm.
ARE THERE BATHROOMS AND SHOWER FACILITIES?
YES! Portable toilet facilities are placed throughout the grounds. Toilet and bathhouse facilities accessible to wheelchairs are also available. Several bathhouses are also available throughout the grounds (some were even upgraded last year with hot showers and working toilets).
ARE GENERATORS ALLOWED IN THE CAMPGROUND?
Generators permitted between 6:00 a.m – 11:00 p.m. (unless a medical accommodation is necessary / approved).
IS THERE A PLACE TO PURCHASE SOME SUPPLIES WHILE CAMPING?
A variety of food options will be available onsite. There are also numerous local restaurants and a well-stocked grocery store a few miles from the festival grounds.
IS THERE A DUMP STATION FOR RVs?
There is a sewage dumping facility for RV holding tanks available to attendees. Please do not dump dirty water on the ground.
FIRST AID INFO
WHEN SHOULD I SEEK FIRST AID?
When you arrive at the First Aid station, you will be required to sign a “Consent To Treat” form. You must be 18 years old to sign for yourself. If you are not 18yrs or older, please bring an adult with you. If not accompanied by an adult, keep your “Consent To Treat” form with you. NO ONE UNDER 18 WILL BE TREATED WITHOUT ADULT PERMISSION or a signed “Consent To Treat” form.
If the First Aid station is busy, and your complaint is minor, you may be asked to wait. Please be patient, we may have some serious injuries or illness to care for. Despite the excellent care of our trained personnel, it may still be necessary for you to be treated in the local hospital Emergency Room. If this is the case you are responsible for supplying insurance information. It is also your responsibility, not the festival staff’s, to provide transportation to the hospital unless the injury dictates an ambulance. You will also be responsible to provide your transportation back to the Agape Festival from the Hospital.
Note concerning electric wheelchairs: Due to the limited amount of space in our First Aid compound we are unable to recharge wheelchairs. If you have a wheelchair that will need to be re-charged you should provide your own generator. In an emergency situation, the Public Safety office (located near the Main Office trailer) may be able to assist you.
To Avoid Visiting Our First Aid Station, Please Follow These Suggestions
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Be reasonable about the amount of time spent in the sun.
- Bring with you all prescription medications you normally take.
- Eat substantial meals.
- Remember the festival grounds are dusty, even if you have not had problems with asthma you may now. Please bring your medication.
- We will not plug in contact sterilizing kits. We will plug in ventilators or other necessary medical equipment.
- If you are reporting to the First Aid station to tell of another’s injuries, please look around you carefully before you leave the victim. Remember, a large crowd, especially at night, can look different on the way back. Remember landmarks and campsite numbers. If you see an emergency vehicle, get out of the way immediately!
IS THERE A FIRST AID CENTER ON SITE?
A first aid center will be on the site. If you have special medical needs, please register at the medical center upon arrival. Each underage registrant must have his/her parent or guardian sign a “Consent To Treat” form which will be provided at the First Aid Station.
The festival is a unique situation where a complete village emerges over-night. As in any small village there are many medical needs that arise. Just as you would not run to the local hospital Emergency Room for every little problem, please use the same discretion in deciding to come to the First Aid station.
ARE THERE HANDICAP PROVISIONS AT THE FESTIVAL?
If you have a diagnosed medical condition that prohibits you from walking moderate distances, you can camp in handicapped Area 1: Located behind the Main Stage and reserved for those who are wheelchair-bound or who have some sort of walking disability. Please note: 6 people are permitted per handicap site.
PUBLIC SAFETY INFO
GENERAL SECURITY INFORMATION
The Agape Festival takes security seriously. Please be vigilant and mindful of your surroundings and should you see anything suspicious, please report it to our Public Safety or Security teams. For your safety and the safety of others we ask that you respect the direction of our traffic, security, public safety and law enforcement personnel that are on-site.
Individual aerial devices, including drones, are strictly prohibited on festival property. Agape Festival may use drones for photography or video use only.
IS THERE A LOST AND FOUND AT AGAPE FESTIVAL?
Yes. A designated Lost & Found area will be located near the main stage. If you lost an item at the event please contact the festival admin at [email protected] and we will check the returned items and/or keep your email on file in case anything turns up at a later time.