I’m a VIP pass holder, what are my perks and what do I need to know?

Calling all Hinterland VIPs: We want to help you make the most of your weekend! Here’s some helpful details you need to know for a smooth experience. 

Your VIP pass includes parking (in the VIP Parking lot only) next to VIP camping. See map: hinterlandiowa.com/faq/maps. The entrance is located west of the festival grounds, beside the city of St. Charles sign. You can enter after 10AM on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. If you will be arriving later, please note that the VIP parking lot attendant will only be available to check you in between 10AM-8PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Upon Arrival
Provide the VIP parking lot attendant your pass (printed/mobile/physical) — they’ll give you a parking tag, VIP wristband and voucher packet.

After parking, you’ll proceed to the VIP Camping section (look for the signs). It’s first-come, first-serve for setting up your campsite. You can also camp in Gold, Silver, Bronze or Kind. However, due to limited space in other parking lots, you will need to park in VIP. Keep in mind that VIP Camping has special upgraded restrooms, plus showers are nearby!

If you are taking the shuttle or not parking, go to the Box Office first — located next to the Festival Entry — to get your wristband and voucher packet. The Box Office opens at 11AM on Friday and 9AM on Saturday and Sunday.

VIP Lounge
The VIP Lounge is a special viewing area located at the main stage. Within the Lounge you’ll have access to a private VIP Bar, VIP food (see details below) seating, charging stations, shade and VIP restrooms. The VIP Lounge is 21+ only. Before entering, you’ll need to get a 21+ wristband from one of the Drink Ticket stations.

Voucher Packet
Your voucher packet includes 5 drink tokens (use anywhere at the festival), 5 VIP food vouchers (see details below) and 1 voucher for the commemorative festival t-shirt.

View all the beverage selections at Hinterland, including the exclusive VIP Bar offerings and craft cocktails at: https://www.hinterlandiowa.com/explore/vendors.

After you use your 5 free drink tokens, you can purchase drinks at the VIP Bar with cash, credit or tokens/tickets.

VIP Food
Your VIP food vouchers are good exclusively for complimentary appetizers from Montana Mike’s (located on the North side of the VIP area). Appetizers will be served during the below times and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your vouchers can be exchanged for food only at this location.

Friday Evening: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. **Now from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.**
Saturday Afternoon: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday Evening: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon: 12 p.m. – 2p.m.
Sunday Evening: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

A shower trailer is located next to the VIP Parking lot. Showers will be available for purchase for $7 cash only. Shower hours: Friday 8PM-Midnight, Saturday and Sunday 6AM-Midnight.

Check out all our FAQs for even more details!

Please note: if you are camping in the VIP area, attendees under 21 are allowed in the camp with you.

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