Let Us Guide You


Welcome to Secret Circus, the midwests worst kept secret. We love welcoming new people into our family and are always happy to guide you around the circus. If you are new to camping music festivals check out this festival camping checklist for great ideas on what to bring. We always ask that you avoid glass containers of any sort, bring plenty of water, and please recycle and dispose of any waste of course!


Beyond the merchants and artisans, the musicians and the visual artists, the flow artists and the acrobats, we offer tubing on the river, great food, and many laughs and wonders.


You've got questions, we've got answers!

Are there any age limitations to this event?

This is an 18+ event, but will remain open to families with kids as we have done previously. Ages 12 and under get in free. Children must be accompanied at all times by parent/guardian. Children must be back at their campground by sundown.

How much is parking?

We love the environment and encourage reduction of impact. To encourage carpooling, a $10 parking fee applies for the weekend.

How much do tickets cost? How do I purchase tickets?

You can view pricing and purchase tickets on our tickets page. Saturday only tickets are available at the gate for half price of full weekend pass.

When do the gates open?

Gates open at noon on the first day of the festival.

What is the camping situation?

Tent Camping with an option for powered sites and RV camping are available with purchase of regular general admission tickets.

Are there showers?

Location pending.

Can I reserve a camping spot?

Camping spots are first come first serve. With purchase of powered camping or RV pass you are guaranteed a spot in these areas, location will vary.

Is alcohol allowed?

Yes. All state and federal alcohol regulations apply. Must be of legal drinking age. We prefer and advise not to bring glass containers of any sort within reason. Please keep our grounds clean for everyone to enjoy!

Can I bring my pet?

Animals, especially dogs, have sensitive ears. Based on the loud volume levels at this event we recommend leaving your pets at home. If you choose to bring your pet, keep them leashed at all times. By wishes of the property owners, although we love them dearly, Pitbull Breeds are not allowed onsite. Dogs are not allowed in the river.

Can I bring my own sound system for my campground?

Everyone needs a little rest to enjoy each days activities that have been carefully planned for you! For the respect of everyone's neighbors no amplified music is allowed onsite by ticket purchasers.

How can I volunteer?

Our events could not run as smoothly without the help from our super volunteers. If you would like to earn your ticket through volunteering please fill out our online volunteer application today!

Can I spin fire? Will there be a fire circle?

Send us a message on our contact form. We love to work with great artisans and merchants.

For your safety, we ask that you do not spit or spin fire outside of the designated fire circles. You must attend a fire safety meeting prior to entering a fire circle. Meetings will take place on Friday at 4:30 PM and Saturday at 4:30 PM.

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