The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival is an accessible event and we are dedicated to continually improve our efforts to ensure everyone has access to the same festival experience.

GOCF is working closely with disABILITY – Accessible By Design; a consulting agency on a mission to make this world a more inclusive place for all. We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions from our attendees!

GOCF venues are navigable for people with mobility disabilities; however the events are held on grassy terrain with some hills and slopes. Personal forms of transportation, including wheelchairs and scooters are encouraged for those who require them. Crutches, walkers and canes are also permitted to be brought in to the event. If you need to recharge your motorized mobility device, you may do so at Guest Services; attendees should bring all cords and accessories needed to charge their devices (chargers must use a 110-volt, 20 amp circuit). GOCF does not provide wheelchair or scooter rentals.

There are limited accessibility city parking spots for guests with disabilities near the festival grounds. Parking requires a verified parking permit and is available on a first come, first serve basis. The person to whom the permit is issued must be present in the vehicle, as a driver or passenger.

Guests with accessibility concerns are permitted to use the VIP entrance at the festival gates. Please visit the Box Office outside of the gates if you need any assistance!

There are accessible viewing areas available for attendees who require it; all VIP tables are accessible. To gain access to this areas, please visit us at Guest Services beforehand for a wristband.

Accessible Viewing Area Policies:

  • Seating in this area is on a first come, first served basis for attendees and direct companions.
  • Smoking is not permitted in these areas.
  • Accessible washrooms are located within or next to the Viewing Area.
  • Bar service staff will check in to accommodate service needs in the area periodically, and QR codes will be available to order.
  • Please do not block the view of the guests behind you! We strive to make this space as comfortable as possible.

Service animals are permitted throughout the venue. However, this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Any animal whose task is to provide protection, emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship is not considered a service animal and will not be allowed into the venue. Only service animals that have been individually trained and are under the proper care of their owners will be allowed within the premises.

The following guidelines must be followed:

  • All service animals must be registered with the Box Office before entering into the event.
  • All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered. If these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or if the handler’s disability prevents the use of these devices, the handler must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
  • Service animals must be housebroken and should relieve themselves outside of the grounds (re-entry will be allowed).
  • Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal.
  • All service animals should have legally required vaccinations (which Box Office staff may ask to see for verification).

We ask that you do not leave your animal in your car while you’re inside the event, as vehicles without air conditioning on can easily become too hot and unsafe for any animal.

We accept requests for any of the following services:

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Other forms of Effective Communication

Requests for these services must be emailed to us at least 30 days prior to the event to allow for sufficient preparation. To submit a request, please email us at [email protected].

  • First Aid: We have one main First Aid location within the venue, noted on the festival maps, website and via signage on the grounds. Professional medical staff can help you with your medical needs at these locations.
  • Special Dietary Needs: The event will have food vendors that provide options for all dietary restrictions. For those with special dietary needs beyond what will be offered at the event, please email us at [email protected].
  • Prescription Medications: All prescription medications must be in the original manufacturer container with your name on it, which matches your government-issued photo ID. Please only bring a sufficient amount of medication for the duration of the event. Your medications must be cleared by the medical team at the event entry.

The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival will consider any reasonable requests that will permit our guests equal enjoyment of the event. We encourage you to make any such request as far in advance as possible to enhance our ability to evaluate and fulfill.

In continually trying to make our event more accessible, we encourage you to contact us at [email protected] for any of your accessibility-related needs. Additionally, if you have any questions about our policies or our services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

GOCF is proud to partner with the HOPE Campaign (help one person every day!); giving back through awareness, education, and creating opportunities and experiences for inclusion.