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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the event cost?

The event is free of charge, but there will be a variety of different shops, food and drink vendors to purchase from.


Are dogs allowed?

Yes, dogs are welcome at the festival, but please be aware we anticipate there to be a large number of people at the festival therefore we would appreciate dogs to be kept on a lead. 

Do I need a ticket?

No ticket is required on entering this event. Please feel free to turn up.

Where can I find public toilets?

There will be a number of portable toilets on the site.

Is the event cash only?

This will vary depending on who you are purchasing from. Some businesses will accept card whilst others will be cash only.

Can I catch public transport to this event?

Yes, Chester-le-Street train station is located at just a 10 minute walk away from Riverside Park. You can also catch the bus into Chester-le-Street town from Durham, Newcastle/Gateshead and Sunderland. Please see below a list of different services from the surrounding areas. For more information or to plan your own journey please click on the link below.













I have mobility issues. Is special parking provided?

Yes, there are a number of disabled parking spaces located at the park. The festival itself is fully accessible to all needs.