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April 26-28, 2024

Word of South

Festival Ticket FAQs

Thank you for your interest in our Word of South festival! We can’t wait to see you all April 10 – 11 at Cascades Park for our annual celebration of literature and music. With your health and safety in mind, the 2021 festival will have limited attendance and tickets will be required for entry. See below for additional details: 

How can I download my ticket?

Starting March 19th, tickets will be available through a link on our website. Tickets will be offered on a first come first served basis, so be sure to sign up for our email list to receive a notification when the ticket link is live. You’ll be able to download a virtual ticket, or print it out to bring with you. Remember, they’re free!

How many tickets am I allowed to download?

You can download up to four free tickets for each day of the festival through your email address. In the spirit of Word of South, we ask that you take only as many as you think you will need.

Do I need to download separate tickets for Saturday and Sunday?

Yes. If you would like to attend the festival on both Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th, you will have the opportunity to do so through our ticket sign up on March 19th.  You may download up to 4 tickets for each day. 

Do children need a ticket?

Yes, children over 5 years old will need a ticket.

Can I enter the festival at any time?

In order to limit crowds and allow for social distancing, you will be required to choose a time slot between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. when you download your tickets. You will be able enter the park at any time after your chosen ticket time on the specified day!

What if I can’t get to a specific performance due to my entry time?

Please contact our ticketing specialist Tracy at

Do I need a separate ticket for this year’s evening headliner performances?

Nope! Your free ticket lets you into the festival through the last act, each day. If there is a specific performance you’d like to see, make sure to arrive early for your favorites as we will require social distancing.

Can I leave the festival and come back?

Yes, festival reentry is allowed as long as you have your ticket for that day ready upon each entry.

Can I give my ticket to someone else to use?


Where will I receive my ticket?

Once you have secured your ticket through our online ticket link, your tickets will be sent to your email address where you will have the option to print your ticket or download your ticket to your phone. We accept both printed tickets and digital tickets at the festival entrance.

What if I don’t have a printer or a smart phone? Can I order a paper ticket?

Yes, contact

Can I cancel my tickets?

Yes, contact

I’m a sustaining member; do I need to download a ticket?

Sustaining members will receive two tickets for Saturday April 10 and two tickets for Sunday April 11 in their member packet. If you need more than two per day, you will need to download additional tickets. Learn more about being a sustaining member here:

Don’t See Your Question? Contact Us!

Please feel free to contact us with any further questions or concerns regarding festival ticketing by emailing

Do I need a separate ticket to see an individual show?

No! All performances are free, with first-come, first-served seating, once you enter the park.

*Please Note: Your acceptance of a ticket means that (i) you agree to abide by social-distancing guidelines at the festival, including the wearing of a mask to protect yourself and others, and (ii) by entering the festival grounds you assume any risk of contracting COVID-19 or other illnesses at the festival.