About Progress Fest

Progress Fest is a three day, two night music and arts festival, celebrating undiscovered artists' work, and paying the everyday artist to be creative and express themselves. We strive to create the *perfect* weekend (May 18th - 20th.) It is illegal to worry at Progress Fest. All violators will be tossed into the fun zone for rehabilitation, a 1x1' area full of coloring books, petting chickens, and bubbles.


Vendors, please fill out this form by 5/1 to apply for a spot. Food vendors will not be considered at this time!


Volunteers will need to complete two three hour shifts in order to receive free admittance to the festival. However, to be considered, interested applicants must first purchase a ticket and sign up here.
At the conclusion of two volunteer shifts, the ticket fee will be promptly refunded. I know that's annoying, but in the past we've had problems with volunteer reliability =O.


What items are prohibited?

  • Weapons, such as firearms or sharp objects.
  • Glass Bottles/containers
  • Any open flames, fireworks, gas, or other flammable liquids/materials
  • Illegal drugs/substances.
  • Seriously, no bath salts
  • Unleashed pets.
  • Minors under 18, unless accompanied by guardian.
  • Bad attitudes

Will I be able to leave when the show starts?

People will most likely be intoxicated! Given that the venue is located off of a very long road we will be discouraging people from leaving after night fall. The last thing we want is to feel responsible or be held liable for someone's injury or DUI.

What will be Available?

  • All local, organic, pastured, amazing farm fresh food
  • Designated fire pit areas
  • Trash cans and recycling!
  • Potable water at kitchen area
  • A schway experience
  • Q&A with Jacob Philipoom

Where is this?

6020 Highland Rd, Dublin, VA! Home of The Highland Farm!

What should I bring?

The festival will be held May 18th - 20th. It could get cold at night. Please bring anything you would need to survive. Last year most people brought really positive vibes and it worked out.


Weekend Pass Pricing:
$40 until 4/15.
$50 until 5/1 or 5/5 or something
Gate Price: $65
Friday Pass only: $35
Saturday Pass only: $40
Historically, over 90% of the ticket money goes towards paying local artists, designers, and sound/lighting engineers. By purchasing a ticket, you are directly supporting our community. It's still ALL about the experience we share together!

How can I get involved?

If you'd like to volunteer, contribute, or if you have any ideas for the festival etc, please message us at "FatherofTime@ProgressFestival.com" Vendors that require a booth in the main stage area will have to pay a $35 fee. More information available here!