Best Out of Town Year 4

Camping and dancing weekend. Sauna and swimming. Synergy horn sound. Beach party. Sunrise sets. 35+ hrs of music. 

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︎Location
Best Out of Town Year 4 takes place at:


3636 ON-539
Field, ON
POH 1M0



︎Arrival & departure
Check in times are on Friday, August 30 from 1pm to midnight and Saturday, August 31 from 11 am to 3pm , so please plan your trip accordingly.

Music will run Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday night into Sunday afternoon. You are welcome to stay until Monday afternoon, and we encourage everyone to rest on Sunday night before driving home on the holiday Monday.  




Camping & BYO basics
Bring everything you need for a camping weekend away without electricity. Pack enough food, drinks, ice, and anything else you need to be comfortable for the weekend.

There will be running water at the outdoor kitchen area, which is about a 5- to 15-minute walk from various camping sites. We suggest bringing jugs to fill up at the kitchen that you can then bring to your site. You can also bring your own water to keep at your site.  There will be free water by the stage for you to fill smaller water bottles.

For food, the closest grocery store in Field is a 5-minute drive away. The town of Sturgeon Falls is a 20-minute drive where you can find more provisions. There is also a small tuck shop on site where you can buy extra ice and some other essentials. We will also have a food truck that will be open next to the stage at varied hours throughout the weekend.

There will be designated camping areas to set up tents. You will not be able to camp next to your car, so please pack and store your stuff with this in mind. Bring tarps in case of rain.




Campfires
There will be designated fire pits for collective use on the land, subject to any fire ban at the time. We are again asking that no one build fires at their individual campsites.
 



Cars & parking
Leave your car in the designated parking area, not next to camping sites.

If you arrive before 7 pm on Friday night, you can drive to your site, unload next to your tent, then bring your car to the parking area before 8pm (sunset). For arrivals after 7pm on Friday and anytime on Saturday, there will be a few dollies/carts for hauling gear, so come prepared to carry your stuff into the land. The walk may range between 5-15 minutes so please pack with this in mind.



Rideshare
We encourage everyone to carpool wherever possible.

The carpool spreadsheet is available to ticketholders, and it’s up to attendees to organize their own rides to and from the site.

Drivers with space will post their departure and return locations, available number of seats, and contact information. Folks looking for a ride will contact the driver directly. Once the spot is filled, drivers will remove their names from the carpool list.




Waste
Practice no trace camping and leave the land better than you found it. There will be garbage and recycling bins around the site to keep the grounds clean.




Dance safe & harm reduction
There will be safer space volunteers available while the music is playing. Safe sex and harm reduction supplies (including Naloxone kits) will be available near the stage.

We suggest buying your own Naloxone kits and testing ahead of time. Affordable and comprehensive kits are available from here.

Music grade ear protection is recommended. Extra foam ear plugs will be available as backups. More information can be found here.




Packing essentialsCash/Card: The food truck and tuck shop will accept both, card only for merch .

Tent, sleeping bag/bedding, pillow, + air or foam mattress: sleep with a barrier between you and the ground.

Tarp: Be prepared in case it rains.

Warm clothes, extra socks, shoes + rain gear: It can get very cold at night and could rain.

Sunscreen + Bug spray: Check for ticks + protect yourself.

Bathing suit, towel, sandals + whatever floatable device you like: There’s a river for swimming/lounging and a sauna for sweating. Swimming is not allowed after dark.

Picnic blanket + camp chair: For relaxing, there will be chill out areas, but nice to come prepared.

Reusable water bottle: There will be free water at the kitchen and stage.

Flashlight/Headlamp: You’ll be walking along paths and through the woods which will be dark at night.

Ear plugs: Make your hearing last forever.

External Battery: Charge up and come prepared.

Etc: Bring anything you need to feel comfortable.




Ticket cost
Best In Town Sound remains a volunteer project run by a small collective of dance music adorationists. Your ticket price covers site rental, DJ fees, porta-potties, equipment rentals, and other event expenses, as well as soundsystem expenses and maintenance costs.

If you have the means to pay more than the standard general admission rate, we encourage you to do so.

If ticket cost to Best Out of Town is a barrier, please reach out: info@bestintownsound.com.

You are responsible for the guests you bring, only invite friends you trust. If any issues arise with you or your guests, we will ask you to leave and you will not be invited back in following years.

If you buy a ticket and can no longer come, use the refund request option through Eventbrite by August 23, 2024 (one week before the event). The Eventbrite fee is non refundable. We will be onsite setting up after August 23 and will not be able to offer refunds past this date.  




Best In Town Sound
The name began as an informal DJ school among four close friends and morphed into our beloved sound system in 2020. We held the first Best Out of Town in 2021, and keep it going because music builds community, and community is everything.




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