FAQ

About Spin In’

Spin In will be March 13th – 16th!

This is a skill-share and knowledge exchange gathering for all levels of prop manipulators. All props welcome.

This gathering will also display construction and art workshops for those interested in learning how to build a cabin or large scale art installation. Participants will get to experience 2 full days and nights of amazing workshops that include: Poi, Hoop, Staff, Double Staff, Levistick, Juggling, Cabin Construction, Art, Yoga, Bellydancing…and more! There will also be performances, fire spinning, and music.

Workshop schedule available soon!!!

Ticket Information

Tickets are available through Eventbrite on our Tickets page. Prices are:

  • $25 – Day Pass
  • $45 – Full Weekend Pass
  • UNDER 18 ARE HALF PRICE. Anyone under 18 must have a parent/guardian attend with them.

Volunteering, Teaching and Performing

If you are interested in teaching, performing, or helping with organizing, contact Chris Kelly. Please include how you are interested in participating.

Please direct any Music oriented questions to Doc Noc.

Questions about Vending and Art Instillations can be sent to Eli Currey.

Important Event Information

Box Office

Gates open at noon on Thursday March 13th, please be packed up by Sunday evening.

Directions

Spin In’ will be March 13th – 16th at Jackson’s Ranch in The Dalles, Oregon.

From Portland, Oregon

  • East on I-84 from I-5, approximately 84 miles.
  • Exit 87 towards US-197, Dufur/Bend
  • Right onto US-197 S/US 30 W
  • Left on US-197 S/The Dalles-California HWY, follow for 6.5 miles.</li
  • 8 Mile Rd, follow for 10 miles.
  • Right on Walston Grade Rd.
  • Watch for sign approximately one mile up!

Rules and Regulations

  • Absolutely No: Guns, drugs, weapons, fighting or bad attitudes.
  • Stay in designated festival areas at all time, no exceptions. There are massive cliffs that you can fall off of and kill yourself. If we tell you not to go there it for you own safety.
  • Listen to the Karma Patrol and Volunteers and respect their directions. Please follow all the guidelines.
  • No open fires outside of designated fire pits or burn barrels.
  • Do not litter or burn garbage, and leave the party with what you came with. Pack it in, pack it out and leave no trace.
  • Dogs are fine as long as they are on leashes during the entirety of the party. There is a fenced off area that will be designated as a dog kennel. The dog kennel area is the only area where dogs are permitted off leashes.
  • Alcohol is fine, but we will check ID’s at the gate. No underage drinking allowed (Wristbands will be given to those above 21).
  • ABSOLUTELY NO N2O! Nitrous tanks are strictly prohibited and will be confiscated. Offenders will be asked to leave. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Things like: Costumes, led toys, group activities, smiling, laughing and drinking are all encouraged!

Camping

  • Car Camping is included with all two day general admission ticket sales. You are encouraged to bring your own shade/rain structures to ensure your camp has adequate coverage throughout the day. Camping is first come first serve.
  • Dress for extreme winter weather and bring lots of blankets!!! We do not want anyone to freeze to death! Plan for cold days and extremely cold nights (10° – 60° fahrenheit temperature range). There will be two large heated shade/rain structures and campfires at all of the campgrounds and central community areas. Even with these structures and fires, it will still be cold. Dress appropriately. We have no idea what the weather is going to do.
  • There are massive cliffs on the North and South ends of the property that are completely off limits. If you are caught wandering around in these areas you will be asked to leave the property. These areas are off limits for safety reasons. If you fall off these cliffs you will die. Stay in designated areas at all times.

Camp Fires & Grills

  • Fires are permitted in designated fire areas only. There will be fire pits provided for each of the campground area and firewood will be available for free. In addition all community areas (stages, vending area, lounge areas) will have campfires that will be maintained by the staff.
  • All cigarettes should be properly extinguished and disposed of in designated fire pits. Cigarettes are the only type of trash that is allowed to be burnt. Anyone caught burning trash will have their wrist bands cut. Any fires that are started outside of designated fire pits will be considered an act of arson and perpetrators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
  • Propane grills and camp stoves are permitted.

Fire Services

Every campground will have designated fire monitors to make sure that burns are conducted safely. Listen to fire monitors at all times and respect their suggestions. If they say a fire is too big, listen to them. In addition every campfire will have a 50 gallon drum of water next to it for emergency purposes. If you see a fire getting out of hand let the staff know about it. Do your part to make this festival safe.

Water & Trash

  • LEAVE NO TRACE, PACK IT IN – PACK IT OUT, DO NOT LITTER! If you bring garbage or packaging we ask that you plan to pack it out when you leave. If you are caught littering on the property you will have your wristband cut, no exceptions. If you find trash on the ground anywhere, pick it up. Our volunteers and staff will thank you for it. We are working toward creating a zero-waste environment. Help by bringing reusable eating utensils, plates, cups, and cloth napkins, and by removing products from packaging and cardboard boxes before coming.
  • Water is provided on site so no need for plastic water bottles – in fact, we discourage the use of plastic water containers as they are not only poisonous but destructive to the Earth.
  • Elevating the Leave No Trace philosophy, our goal is to leave it “better than before” we arrived. We aim to find ways to make improvements to the grounds, and take steps toward stewarding the land, trees, and animals in a way that is respectful to our planet.

Medical and Healing Services

If you need medical assistance or healing, there is free on-site medical as well as a Safe Space for people to retreat to. Massage Therapists and Energy Workers are also available for bodywork at the healing station, for a small fee, determined between you and the therapist.

Things You Might Want To Bring

  • Lots of warm clothing and blankets!
  • Bring 3 trash bags to your campsite to keep your recyclables and compost separate from your trash. Leave no trace – leave our site and the park better than you found it.
  • A reusable water bottle. Stainless steel is the best.
  • Reusable eating utensils. Even the food court will allow use of your own washable plate!
  • Gifts for new and old friends.
  • Flashlight, headlamp, cool neon, anything else to light yourself and your way.
  • No Glowsticks! These pretty little lights become landfill and/or are difficult to recycle. LED lights can be found everywhere these days. No Excuses – No Exceptions – No Glowsticks. Tell a friend.
  • Costumes (we know you won’t forget)! Decorative lighting, lots of blinkies and other things to decorate and light yourself. Did we mention no glowsticks?!
  • Art, musical instruments, props, banners, signs, and anything else you can think of that might make the experience more fun for all.
  • Camping Gear – Especially if you want privacy! Ideally waterproof. Tents and tarps need to be free-standing. Consider a few large garbage bags to protect your gear from your leaking tent and possible water flow coming in through the floor. A good idea is to set a tarp down as a ground cloth inside the tent.
  • Shade structures, umbrellas, parasols, sheets, canopy, tarps, tent, parachute; something to break the strong mid-day sun and/or rain.
  • Tennis balls (or recycled plastic bottles) to top and protect dangerous re-bar stakes or other hazards.
  • Earplugs (If you’re a light sleeper.)
  • Garbage bags – Keep it clean. Keep it green!
  • Any prescription medications, contact lens supplies (disposables work great), and whatever else you need to maintain your health and comfort in a remote area with no services.
  • Be conscious of your contact with the sun. We do not endorse the use of sunblock or sun-glasses. The sun is good for you; grow your relationship with the respect needed to avoid sunburns.
  • Boots & Wool Socks
  • First Aid Kit
  • Yoga Mat
  • Portable Chairs
  • Love and Community Spirit
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