Q: When, where and at what time?
A: The Rock of Ages Festival & Conference will take place on Saturday, Oct 3, 2015, 11:00 – 8:00 p.m. (gates open at 10:30 a.m.) at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, CA. The conference of 15 workshops is from 11:00 – 4 ( lots of other things going on then also) / the music celebration festival ends at 8:00 p.m.
For directions to the Napa County Fairgrounds, please visit our directions page.
Q: I thought that the Napa County Fairgrounds was in Napa? Why is it in Calistoga?
A: This question highlights two very different venues that are commonly confused in the Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Expo is located in the city of Napa, while the Napa County Fairgrounds, home of the Rock of Ages Festival, is located in the city of Calistoga. If you need directions to Calistoga, CA, please visit our directions page.
Q: How do I get to Calistoga?
A: We have an interactive map that will give you exact directions to the venue, please visit our directions page.
Q: Do I need tickets to get into the Rock of Ages Festival?
A: Yes. The tickets are through iTickets.com. They will be $20 in advance & $25 the day of at the gate…. (this covers the conference and festival – A GREAT DEAL, EH?)
Bring CASH ONLY!
We want all to hear the eternal message of Hope in Christ and grow to be salt and light to the world. Kids under 5 are FREE!
Q: What is the earliest time that I can arrive at the Rock of Ages Festival?
A: The gates open at 10:30 a.m., however, any earlier and we might ask you to help us set up. NOTE: If you would like to help us with set up, or in any other capacity, please visit our volunteer page.
Q: What is the parking situation? Will there be disabled parking available?
A: All of the parking spots are conveniently located at the Napa County Fairgrounds, close to the large grassy field where the festival takes place. On the day of the festival, there will be signs posted within the fairgrounds that will direct you to the parking lot. Once in the parking lot ask a parking attendant to direct you to handicap parking, these spaces are limited and available on a “first come, first served” basis.
Q: Will there be an ATM available?
A: That’s unknown at this time; the availability of an on-site ATM is at the discretion of the Napa County Fairgrounds. There are several banks in Calistoga with ATM access, on/near Lincoln Ave. (the city’s main street), an easy walk from the festival.
Q: Do you have a schedule of when the artists /speakers will be performing?
A: We do not at this time. We will have a schedule for all the conference classes on line asap. The musicians line up will be on line soon as well. But we encourage people to come either all day for the conference ( there will be a sports show and children’s activities all though out the day also) and the music festival portion will be very full…so come early for good viewing. We encourage our guests to come out for the whole day of ministry, as the most important aspect of the Rock of Ages Festival is the Gospel message (This year presented by Andrew Palau of Luis Palau Ministries).
Q: How can I volunteer to help with the Rock of Ages Festival?
A: Volunteers make Rock of Ages happen; you can find out how to serve God through Rock of Ages Festival by visiting our volunteer page (click here).
Q: What is the seating like?
A: The seating for the festival is in a large grassy field. You can bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. Seating, in proximity to the stage, is “first come, first served” so the earlier you arrive, the closer you get. There will be a JumboTron, so everyone still has a great view.
Q: Will food and water be available for purchase?
A: We have many vendors providing a wide variety of food, so be sure to bring some extra spending money and an empty stomach. Their sales help support Rock of Ages Festival. You can go to and from your vehicle to eat or retrieve food you have brought with you that doesn’t fit in your back pack.
NOTE: You may bring a back pack into the festival with you. We encourage you to support our vendors, as the Rock of Ages Festival receives a portion of the proceeds from each vendor.
Q: Are pets allowed at the festival?
A: By law, we are not permitted to allow pets into the festival, please leave your pets at home.
Q: Will there be skateboarding allowed at the festival?
A: Absolutely. One of the most exciting features of the Rock of Ages Festival is the Skate Zone, which features a custom built skate park and an additional performance stage. Bring your skateboards (along with your helmets and pads, of course!), as well as all of your friends! The Skate Zone will also feature the professional skateboarding team Embassador Skate Team; they will also be available for skate tips and prayer.
Q: Is this an event that adults & young children will enjoy, or just teenagers?
A: The Rock of Ages Festival was originally designed for teens. However, throughout the years the festival has expanded to accommodate people and families of all ages. This year’s festival will feature a large variety of music, performers and guest speakers. For more information, please visit our Venues & Attractions page.
Q: Are there any hotels or camping grounds nearby in case we want to spend the night?
A: For information regarding the city of Calistoga, lodging and/or dining, please visit http://www.calistogamap.com. For information regarding camping or R.V. parking, please visit http://www.napacountyfairgrounds.com/rvpark.htm
Q: I attended the Rock of Ages Festival and I have some questions about the content that was presented. Who should I talk to?
A: Each year, the Rock of Ages Festival tries to schedule some of the brightest and most engaging musicians and speakers from around the country. There will be several different topics introduced and discussed that can be both encouraging and confusing. As a result, there may be several questions that you are struggling with at this time, and we would LOVE to be of assistance to you in answering those questions. Please visit our contact page and either give us a call or send us a message via the submission form. We will do our best to respond to your questions and/or concerns in a timely manner. We will also have a prayer team that will be praying for you. We appreciate that you came to the Rock of Ages Festival with an open mind, open ears and an open heart, as Christ Jesus once said “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Q: Is there a Bible believing church to attend the following Sunday morning?
A: Highlands Christian Fellowship, located at 971 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-5050, is a Bible-teaching church with a service that starts at 10:30. Keep in mind that on the Sunday following the festival, there have been surprise visits from some of the artists and speakers that participated at Rock of Ages! This year – Phil Joel & Zealandand and Andew Palau will be at Highlands!!!