Important: Although we rent O'Leno to host this event, Riverine Reunion is staffed by organizers who are not affiliated with the park. So, please direct all inquiries for information regarding Riverine Reunion to email@example.com rather than O'Leno park staff. We try not to bother the very kind park staff if we don't have to!
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring to Riverine Reunion?
Riverine Reunion traditionally takes place the first weekend of each new year, which also tends to be one of the coldest weekends of the year in Florida. Temperatures have ranged from the teens to the 80's in the past. We suggest you pack:
- Warm clothing layers and thick downy blankets and sleeping bags
- Acoustic instruments for fireside jams
- Cash (all merch, door, and bar sales at Riverine are cash only)
- If you are staying in a bunkhouse, you may also want to bring electric blankets, space heaters, rugs, power strips, extension cables, curtains, string lights, etc. to cozy up your space.
Are kids allowed at Riverine Reunion?
Supervised children can attend Riverine Reunion, but please be aware that while Riverine is family-friendly, the weekend is adult-focused and we do not have any specifically child-oriented activities. Wristbands must be purchased for children over the age of five. Kids aged five and under do not need a wristband.
Can I bring my dog to Riverine?
No pets allowed at Riverine Reunion. The park has pretty strict pet policies restricting dogs from access to the part of the park where we hold the festival. Please don't get us in trouble by trying to sneak your dog in.
Do I have to buy tickets in advance? Can I get them at the door?
We strongly encourage you to buy tickets in advance on our website. Advance ticket purchases allow us to know how many people to expect, how much food to prepare, etc. Advance tickets guarantee your entry and accommodations even if we sell out at the door. Riverine has grown every year since 2018 and if we reach capacity it would suck to have to turn you away at the door. Accommodations sold out within a month of going on sale this year, so again, we strongly encourage you to buy tickets and accommodations early. To encourage you to do this, we raise the ticket price on all tickets bought after December 25th; tickets at the door will cost more than tickets bought in advance.
How do I check-in?
When you arrive at Oleno State Park, let the park staff at the gate know that you are there for Riverine Reunion. If we've reached group camp capacity for the day, they may ask you to pay a $5 vehicle fee.
Please be polite to the rangers, the future of RR depends on our good relationship with them. Don't bother them with questions about tickets and schedules and such, we simply rent the park from them, they are not involved in Riverine planning and will not be able to answer your questions. Email us your questions in advance or ask RR volunteers at the check-in table once you arrive.
If you arrive after dark, you will need the gate code. You may exit the gate at any time but will need the code to re-enter. We will send the gate code out in an email to all advance ticket buyers on the first day of Riverine. (Which is another good reason to buy tickets in advance!)
Upon arrival, drive back to the group camping area near the cafeteria and check-in at the lodge to get your wristbands. Volunteers running check-in will point you to your bunkhouse if you purchased accommodations in advance.
How do I become a performer or workshop instructor at Riverine Reunion?
RR's founders curate the line-up each year and we tend to not have enough space to even fit all the bands we know and love into the schedule each year. That said, it doesn't hurt to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your band and a link to your music or a video. We love being exposed to new music and we work to prioritize underrepresented and distinctive bands in our line-up. If you aren't able to perform on the stage, there are other opportunities to play throughout the weekend by teaching a music related workshop or jamming around the fire.
If you are interested in teaching a workshop, please email email@example.com with a title and description of the workshop you'd like to teach along with a brief (1 or 2 sentence) bio that explains your experience with the workshop topic.
Can I volunteer for free entry?
Heck yeah! Our volunteers are a huge important part of Riverine Reunion. Volunteer work trade also makes it possible for folks from all economic backgrounds to attend, which is important to us. We publish our volunteer application form on our website and Facebook page, usually in October, and leave it open until we have filled all volunteer positions. We will contact you if you have been accepted to volunteer at RR. Volunteers receive free weekend wristbands and free food wristbands in exchange for completing a volunteer shift. Volunteer duties may include running the lodge bar & merch shop, kitchen assistance, clean-up, and running door.