Festival Policies

Festival Policies

The staff and volunteers at Appel Farm are delighted that you will be joining us for this year's Festival. We would like to invite you to check out our Directions area in the Plan Your Visit section of the web site, or click here, to help you find your way to Appel Farm. We are an easy drive off major highways located in Salem County, and only 35 minutes from Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE. 

To make your trip more enjoyable we are including some important information about the Festival.

  • The Festival is a rain or shine event and tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable, so please make sure to pack your sunscreen, hats and umbrellas. (Shade is limited.)
  • All times are approximate. Programs are subject to change. The performance schedule will be posted online, once it has been determined, and in the Festival program book. Right of admission is reserved.
  • Seating is general admission, so bring blankets or low-back chairs to sit on. Umbrellas are permitted in designated areas.
  • Alcohol may not be brought to the Festival, however, beer and wine will be available for sale. Coolers, backpacks and other carry-in items will be inspected at the gate.
  • Food will be available for sale, but you are also welcome to bring your own.  
  • Sorry, pets are not permitted except for assistance animals.
  • Non-professional cameras, without a flash or telephoto lens are permitted. Strictly no tape recorders, video cameras and/or motion picture cameras or professional cameras with a telephoto lens. Please note-our policy regarding use of “professional” cameras at the Arts & Music Festival is based on what most artists we present put in their contracts. We interpret this as a request from the artist to respect their performance, and not distract them with high-tech equipment and flash when they are on stage. The definition of a professional camera is subjective these days, and many people have great cameras that are relatively unobtrusive. We welcome your enjoyment of the Festival, and that includes taking photos of some truly great artists to make your experience even more memorable. Please use your favorite camera with discretion and be willing to refrain from photographing specific artists if requested from the stage by our MCs.
  • No fires or camping on-site. However umbrellas and tents are permitted as long as they are placed in the back of the field.
  • Please note that the speed limit in Elmer is 25mph, and it will be enforced.  We encourage you to take it slow in Elmer. A speeding ticket can be quite expensive!

Festival Accesibility

  • Accessible parking is available for patrons with disabilities in the field adjacent to the entrance area. Patrons are greeted by volunteers providing golf cart transportation from the parking lot to the box office and to one of the stages. You may also request a return trip at the end of the day.
  • There is access to the Meadow stage via a paved driveway and concrete walkway.
  • Most of the event site is flat ground with mowed grass.
  • Accessible seating sections will be available at each stage for patrons with mobility and/or sight disabilities. All seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Accessible port-o-lets are available.
  • The Meadow and Grove Stages are equipped with an Assistive Listening Device system (weather permitted). ALDs are available free of charge at the Festival Information Booth.
  • Large Print Festival Program books will be available at the Information Booth. Braille Festival Program books must be ordered by May 15th.
  • To provide you with the best concert experience as possible, patrons requiring assistance should contact Appel Farm at least two weeks in advance. Call the Appel Farm Box Office at (800) 394-1211 or click here to contact us.


ATM Locations

Don't forget to bring along some cash to purchase food, buy beautiful handmade crafts or support the arts by purchasing your favorite artist's latest CD. A limited number of ATMs will be available on the Festival grounds.

ATMs may also be found at:

• Super Value Supermarket (201 Front Street, Elmer)

Wawa (765 Route 40, Elmer - intersection of Routes 40 and 77)

Pennsville National Bank (435 Chestnut Street, Elmer - Route 40 west of Elmer),

Century Savings Bank (121 North Main Street, Elmer – near the corner of Route 40)
(Please note that the banks close at noon on Saturdays.)



Parking is available for a nominal fee of $5 per vehicle for the entire day. Vehicles may not be parked along any of the roads surrounding Appel Farm, due to safety concerns. Any vehicles parked along the road will be towed.

However, if our fields are unusable due to rain, vehicles will be directed to park along designated roads around the site. We will provide shuttle busses that will stop at multiple, road-side locations. Your safety is our highest priority, and we ask that you take the shuttle bus rather than walk along the road. When using the shuttle busses, you may wish to limit the number of heavy and bulky items you bring.


Ticket sales information

Please note, ticket discounts are not available on Saturday, June 1st.

Ticket prices will increase incrementally throughout the Spring in accordance to the following time line.




Senior (65+ years)

Students (13+ years including college)

Children 3 - 12 years (discounts are not applicable to children’s tickets)

Military (current military ID must be presented at the gate)

Now – May 17





May 18 – May 31





June 1 (gate)






·       Discounts may not be combined.

·       Tickets for children 3 - 12 years are only $5 at any time. Children under 3 are admitted free of charge. Your child will not only hear great music at the Festival, but will also be able to participate in all the Children’s Village craft activities and watch entertaining family performances as well.

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