TICKET INFORMATION

All ticket prices are per person, per day and are not refundable.

  • Adults 13+: $8
  • Adults 60+: $5
  • Children 3-12: $5
  • *NEW* Fr-amily Pass: Gather up your friends and family. 5 people for $25!
  • Children 2 and under: FREE
  • Military Appreciation Admission presented by Lockheed Martin: FREE
  • Senior Citizen's Day (Thursday): FREE

Click *HERE* to purchase online tickets.

Tickets are also available at the north and south entrance gates.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide "will-call" tickets.

For questions about an online ticket order, please click *HERE*.

Festival FAQ
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What is Mayfest?

Mayfest is Fort Worth's premier family-friendly festival! Encompassing 33 acres along the Trinity River in Trinity Park, Mayfest has a myriad of activities for the whole family in one of the best greenspaces in town. Live music, festival food, carnival rides, bounces houses, free children's activities, petting zoo, performng arts groups, paddleboats, rock-climbing, zip-lining, people-watching, art and gift market, 10K and 5K USATF certified runs, student art contest, and so much more. Come to Mayfest - you'll have the time of your life!

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When is Mayfest?

Mayfest is the first weekend in May. This year it is April 30 - May 3, 2015.

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Where is Mayfest?
  • Mayfest is located in Trinity Park (2401 University Drive, 76107) in the heart of Fort Worth, just east of University Drive and north of I-30. 
  • Map to Trinity Park
  • TRE Schedule
  • Stay at our preferred hotel - The Residence Inn Fort Worth Cultural Disctrict
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Where is the office located?

The Mayfest office is located in The Village at Camp Bowie:

6115 Camp Bowie Blvd, Suite 160                                                                                                    Fort Worth, Texas 76116

Our phone number is 817-332-1055.

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Tickets

All ticket prices are per person, per day:

  • Adults: $8
  • Adults 60+: $5
  • Children 3-12: $5
  • *NEW* Fr-amily Pass: Gather up your friends and family. 5 people for $25!
  • Children 2 and under: FREE
  • Military Appreciation Admission presented by Lockheed Martin: FREE
  • Senior Citizen's Day (Thursday): FREE

Click *HERE* to purchase online tickets.

Tickets are also available for purchase at the North and South Entrance gates. Discounted tickets are available at area Tom Thumb grocery stores.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide "will-call" tickets.

For questions about an online ticket order, please contact us HERE

 

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Parking

Mayfest patrons have several parking options.

  • Patrons may park for $10 at Farrington Field located at the corner of University and Crestline. This is just a short walk down Crestline from the festival and is the closest paid parking available.

We have limited handicap parking located in Trinity Park. Security can assist you in getting to it.

We encourage the use of all bicycles! If you decide to ride your bike (or a "Bike Share" bike) to Mayfest, free bike parking is availble at both entrances. For more information about the "Bike Share" program, please visit www.fortworthbikesharing.org.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates regarding parking. Updates are made throughout the day!

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How do I get parking updates?

We constantly update our patrons on parking availability using our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Make sure you follow us at:

Facebook link

Twitter link

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What forms of payment do you accept?

Tickets for entry to the festival may be paid for by cash or credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. We do not accept American Express or checks.

Once you are at Mayfest, you will want to buy coupons so you can enjoy some (or all!) of our delectable foods and partake in our carnival rides and bounce houses. We have 10 coupons booths (painted lime green and pink so you can see them easily!) located along the main road. These coupon booths only take cash but don't panic - we have several ATM machines located throughout the park!

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What all is there to do at Mayfest?

Oh boy! Where do we start?! We have roughly 40 bands performing on three stages over 4 days and more than 40 performing groups on another three stages. We have bounce houses, a sand pile, face painting, retriever dogs performing their mad skills, and stilt-walkers. The "Best of the Fest" Food Vendor Contest is judged on Thursday afternoon (we even create a food-crawl map for you so you can sample the entries yourself!), and a Student Art Contest and awards ceremony take place on Sunday at the Art Stage. We have rock-climbing, fishing, a zip-line, and a human maze. Let the kids play on the Trinity Park playground while you enjoy an ice-cold beverage and listen to the music on the Main Stage. Catch some great breezes off the Trinity River as you get a work-out in the paddleboat. Stop by the Frank Kent and Fox 4 areas - they always have give-aways! Stroll through the Art and Gift Market where more than 60 vendors from around the nation bring in everything from clothing and furniture to home goods and art. This is a great place to look for a Mother's Day, Graduation, Father's Day, or Happy Wednesday gifts. Hump Day deserves to be celebrated too! Find your youth again on the carousel and enjoy amazing views of the river and downtown from the Ferris Wheel. No matter what floats your boat - and we do hope your boat floats - you'll find lots of fun at Mayfest!

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Is there a schedule of bands and other performers?

Click HERE to see the schedule of bands and click HERE to see the schedule of other performers.

When you get to Mayfest, make sure you pick up a Festival Guide which will list all stage performances by day and stage.

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Can I bring in my dog, cat, or other pet?

While we have pet adoptions all weekend at the Pavilion in the Frost Zone Area, please keep your personal pets at home. This includes (but is not limited to) snakes, lizards, hamsters, birds, lions, giraffes, and cheetahs. The squirrels in Trinity Park really don't like cheetahs.

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How much are the rides?

Mayfest contracts with several vendors that provide the rides for the weekend. The ride prices are determined by the vendors that bring them in and vary from ride to ride. Historically, they have ranged from 6 to 20 coupons.

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Can I bring a stroller?

Absolutely! It's hard work walking all over Trinity Park even for us grown-ups. And let's be real - tired kids tend to whine so keep everyone happy and bring that stroller! Formula and baby food are also acceptable.

Click *HERE* for a complete list of allowed and prohibited items.

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Allowed and prohibited items

Allowed:                                          

  • Handbags                        
  • Backpacks             
  • Strollers and wheelchairs                                
  • Cameras                                         

Prohibited:

  • Coolers of any kind (except for medical use)
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Pets (except for clearly marked service animals)
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Skateboards, scooters, or bikes. If you ride your bike to Mayfest, free parking is available at the south entrance gate.
  • Unauthorized materials including flyers, stickers, samples, etc.
  • Weapons or explosives of any kind
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Food and Beverage

Texans LOVE food and Mayfest is no different! We have more than 15 food vendors in three food courts all of which are located along the main road in Trinity Park. We've got your typical festival food - meat on a stick, funnel cakes, and fried stuff. We've got your fast food - pizza, tacos, and burgers. We've got your sweet food - ice cream, smoothies, and fried oreos. We've got your Texas food - BBQ, Texas corn, and more fried stuff. Heck, we've even got Greek food and Cajun food! One piece of advice - come hungry!

If you need to wet your whistle, we have nine Coke and Beer/Wine booths throughout the festival in addition to tea, lemonade, and Coke products sold by our food vendors. 

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Lost and Found

Our Lost & Found Area is meant for both lost children and lost items. It is centrally located in the Base Area.

The safety and security of our patrons is the most important issue for us. If you are separated from your child, our volunteers and police will communicate with each other until your child is found and you are reunited. 

Lose an item? Head over to our Lost & Found Area in The Base. If you can describe it correctly, you can have it back!

Found an item? Take it over to our Lost & Found and turn it in. You'll make someone's day! Plus, "finders-keepers" really only pertains to toys meant for kids younger than 10. 

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Safety and Security

The safety and security of our Mayfest patrons is the most important issue to us. The City of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Police Department, the Fort Worth Fire Department, and Texas Health Resources all participate in the safety and security of our patrons and make us the most prepared festival in North Texas.

Police officers are located throughout the festival grounds.

Texas Health Resources sets up a large tent complete with beds, water, blood sugar regulators, privacy areas for breast feeding mothers, and all medical tools neccessary to treat minor problems. An ambulance is standing by if a transport is needed.

The Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management meets with Mayfest throughout the year to work through unfortunate scenarios and develop an efficient plan to keep all patrons safe. Remember the hail storm of 1995? So do we and now we have a weather plan to evacuate our patrons before any damage occurs. Our team of experts plans, reviews, and re-reviews all protocol with the authorities involved to ensure proper knowledge by everyone.The safety of our patrons is not an issue we take lightly. So put your mind at ease and come enjoy Mayfest!

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What is the difference between tickets and coupons?

Everyone must have a ticket to enter festival grounds. 

Coupons are needed to purchase food, beverages, and to enjoy the rides. Coupon booths are located throughout the festival and are painted lime green with pink trim. You seriously can't miss them!

Art and Gift Market vendors are the only vendors that accept cash and credit cards. They do not accept coupons as payment for their goods.

All activities in the Tom Thumb Children's Area are free!

Mayfest is an annual four-day family festival held on 33 picturesque acres in Trinity Park in Fort Worth, Texas. 225,000 people attend Mayfest each year to experience the many different attractions and areas. From young to old, Mayfest includes something for everyone and entertains the entire family.

With three dedicated music stages playing over 58 hours of live music, everyone will definitely be entertained - no matter what their taste in music might be! Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz, Texas Country, Bluegrass, Cover bands, and more are heard throughout the festival grounds. If you love music, you'll love Mayfest!

The number one priority of Mayfest is to produce a safe and secure festival. Mayfest works in conjunction with the Fort Worth Police Dept. , Fort Worth Fire Dept., Office of Emergency Management, MedStar, Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Hospital, R.A.C.E.S., Homeland Security, and others to provide a secure environment for everyone at Mayfest.

The mission of Mayfest is two-fold: 1) To raise funds to support community programs and recreational development of the Trinity River and Fort Worth City parks. 2) To continue to produce an outstanding family festival for Fort Worth. Mayfest has given more than $6.65 million to the Fort Worth community in its 42-year history.

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