Thank you for another great festival! We'll see you at HSB 8 - Oct 3-5, 2008!

Since this is a FREE EVENT (NO TICKETS NEEDED), we do not have the manpower to answer all of your questions... here is a list of the most frequently asked questions:

LOST and FOUND - A few items were found in the park - please
email with a description of your lost item and we will check for you.

For info on volunteering, email
For general questions, email

Please help us keep the Park clean-- please pack out with you what you bring in for the festival!

On Friday, October 5th, students from San Francisco middle schools will attend a special concert at opening day of the "Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival" an amazing concert for 4,000 middle school students. SF Connect Volunteers will chaperone the students and work with teachers to make the field trip go smoothly. It's a wonderful opportunity to help students enjoy a unique cultural experience! Click here for more info.

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions:

Q: When/where is it again?
When: Fri, Oct 5th (10:30am - Noon & 2:15pm - 7pm) & Sat Oct 6th - Sun Oct 7th, 2007 (11am - 7pm).
Where: Speedway, Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. Read below for a map.
Q: Who is playing?
This year's schedule is available here. You may also download the HSB 2007 Schedule and the HSB 2007 Bios (both PDF files).
Q: Camping?
Sorry, there is no camping allowed.
Q: What is the schedule?
Stage and set times are available through the schedule link above.
Q: What are we allowed to bring?
Coolers, blankets, and short-back chairs are all allowed. There will also be vendors on-site selling food and non-alcoholic beverages. PLEASE respect the park and pick up and take everything with you that you bring in. There will be a sweep of the park by waste management each evening (which means no saving spaces for the following day).
Q: Dogs?
Dogs are allowed as per park rules (on leash, etc.)
Q: Hotels in area?
Please call the Chamber of Commerce, use a travel site such as Orbitz or Yahoo Travel, or contact the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau for assistance. Visitors can book rooms directly on or request assistance from the Visitor Information Center - 415-391-2000 (tollfree at 888-782-9673 (STAY-N-SF)).
Q: Transportation?
This year the park service is NOT running their shuttle service. We advise you to take other means of transportation (carpool, bike, rollerskate, bus, etc) as there are many street closures. See the map below for a visual on what streets will be closed. Click here for SF Muni transit maps and here for a public transportation route finder.
Q: Will bike parking be available?
Yes. Please see the map (below) for location of Bike Parking.
Q: What time are we allowed in?
10AM entry to the meadows.
Q: Restroom facilities?
There will be port-a-potties on site.
Q: Disabled accessibility?
Yes, there will be a special section reserved.
Q: Merchandise?
We will be selling T-shirts and CDs of some of the artists.
Q: Map?
Click here for a PDF map of this year's HSB at Golden Gate Park.
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