What items are allowed?
Lawn Chairs (must be positioned outside of the Chair-Free Zone)
Factory-sealed water bottles
Empty water bottles
What Items are not allowed?
Pets (except for ADA Certified Service animals)
Weapons of any kind
Hard-sided coolers (soft-sided are OK)
Large or framed backpacks
Outside food or beverage (aside from factory-sealed water)
Umbrellas (ponchos are cool)
Instruments, air horns, or megaphones
Audio recording equipment
Roller skates, skateboards, scooters, or bicycles (though there is a monitored bike parking area just outside of the park)
Professional photography and video recording equipment including cameras with interchangeable lenses and SLRs
Can I leave and come back?
Yes. Your original ticket (on your phone or printed) is required for re-entry. Wristbands are not a ticket. You will be required to scan out at the “Exit Only” lane and scan back in with your ticket.
Please note: You may notice the phrase “No Re-Entry” at the top of your ticket. This is due to the requirement to scan out before you can scan back in.
No drinks (opened or unopened) may leave the festival.
How do I buy/pay for stuff?
Payments for food, drinks, and merch throughout the festival can be made with a credit card, as you would at any regular business.
If you want to use cash, visit the Guest Services tent to quickly and easily load it onto a Maha Money Card to pay for items throughout the festival. Funds loaded onto the Maha Money Card are nonrefundable. You can load cash as many times as you’d like throughout the day. Please note: Last call for alcoholic beverage sales is at 11:15 p.m.; nonalcoholic sales continue until the gates close.
Credit cards and Maha Money Cards are the only forms of payment accepted. There will be no RFID wristband/digital wallet payments in 2021.
If you have any questions on-site, please visit the Guest Services tent.
Are kids welcome?
Maha offers entertainment for the whole family and kids 10 and under get in free with a ticketed adult, but we cannot guarantee that the music will be suitable for all ages. As a general rule, the area directly in front of the stage is rarely kid-friendly. However, there’s plenty of space for everyone in much calmer areas throughout the park.
Please note: The Community Village activity area will not be part of the festival in 2021.
What is your bag policy?
All bags will be thoroughly searched by security before entry. Walk-through metal detectors will also be used for search.
We do not have a clear bag policy or size limit, but hard-sided coolers and oversized backpacks (i.e., backpacking through Europe-style) are not permitted. Kid carriers are permitted.
No bag? Reduce your time in line by using the “Bag Free” line and breeze through security.
Are cameras or photography allowed?
Small or disposable cameras are allowed. Professional cameras are NOT allowed. If it has a detachable lens, it’s a no-go. Video and audio recording are NOT allowed. If you’re a member of the press you can apply for a photo pass here.
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking and vaping are allowed in the designated area only, near 67th and Center St. Details will be on the festival map.
What are Maha’s sustainability efforts?
Maha Festival is a reduced-waste event. There are a number of recycling and compost stations located all throughout the park, with Green Team members on hand to help advise on which bin to use. Thanks to HDR and Hillside Solutions for their support of keeping Maha sustainable. P.S. Don’t litter!