Summerfest Carry-In Policy

If you’re wondering what you can carry-in to Summerfest, look no further.  We’ve compiled some helpful information to assist you in planning for your day at the big gig.

Summerfest encourages attendees to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for the day.  Evenings at Summerfest can sometimes get a little cool, so if you’re going to hang out at “The World’s Largest Music Festival” at night, you may want to consider bringing a jacket.

A common question this year will likely be “Can I carry in water to Summerfest?”  Unfortunately, the answer is no.  Bringing in outside food and beverages are not allowed according to the carry in rules.  However, we checked with Summerfest and you may bring in an empty water bottle and fill it up with water once you are inside the park.

According to Summerfest, the following items are allowed for 2012:

  • Umbrellas (note: Umbrellas are not allowed inside the Marcus Amphitheater)
  • Strollers (note: Strollers are not allowed inside the Marcus Amphitheater)
  • Disposable Camera
  • Small Camera with No Zoom, Lens or Flash
  • Small Bag or Purse

The following items are not allowed at Summerfest:

  • Backpacks
  • Large Bags
  • Other Carry-ins
  • Outside Food or Beverages
  • Cans or Glass Bottles
  • Alcohol
  • Contraband or Illegal Substances
  • Weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Pets (Except Service Animals.)
  • Professional Grade Cameras and Video Equipment (see Summerfest website for more info)
  • Recording Devices (see Summerfest website for more info)
  • Laser Pointers
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Skateboards
  • Inline Skates
  • Coaster Wagons
  • Kites
  • Frisbees
  • Picnic Baskets

If you have questions about specific items, Summerfest encourages you to email them at  For complete information, check out the Summerfest Information webpage.


2 Comments on Summerfest Carry-In Policy

  1. ralph powers on Wed, 7th May 2014 11:43 AM

    this will be my first time at summerfest this year. i’d like to bring my camera for my youtube page, but see you don’t allow it. is there a way, maybe a pass i can get so i can capture my first time there?

  2. Dennis Sobiech on Fri, 25th Jul 2014 9:54 AM

    Will I be able to bring my canon camera to the Walk for hunger tonight at German fest. I has a zoom and buildt in flash
    Thank you

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