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Frequently Asked Questions

When is Breakaway Carolina?

The festival takes place on September 11-12, 2020

Friday 9/11 hours: 4PM – 11PM

Saturday 9/12 hours: 3PM – 11PM

When does the Box Office open?

The Box Office will open two hours before gates open, and is located next to the main entrance.

Friday 9/11 Box Office – 2PM-10PM

Saturday 9/12 Box Office – 1PM-10PM

What is your re-entry policy?

There is no same-day re-entry.

What are your age restrictions?

Breakaway is all ages.

What are your prohibited and allowed items?


  • Large bags (14x6x14 or larger) (No bag with more than 2 zippers) (subject to search upon entry)

  • camera bags

  • Individual glow sticks

  • Chairs (including foldable and lawn)

  • Tents

  • Aerosol cans, spray paint, or pressurized cans

  • Frisbees and sports balls (soccer balls, footballs, etc.)

  • Air horns

  • Bottles (water or other)

  • Professional camera equipment; detachable lenses, tripods, battery packs, large commercial video cameras

  • Selfie Sticks

  • Remote controlled aircraft or unmanned aircraft systems (Drones)

  • Weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, knives, pepper spray, stun guns, concealed weapons and firearms (Regardless of Concealed Carry Permit)

  • Food or beverage of any kind

  • Illegal drugs, substances, or harmful chemicals

  • Laser pointers

  • Fireworks of any kind including, but not limited to, flares, smoke bombs, incendiary devices and pyrotechnics.

  • Seat cushions with backs

  • Video cameras

  • Whistles

  • Hover-boards

  • Any item that can be used as a projectile or deemed as dangerous

Items that are deemed to be unsafe, inappropriate, or are being used for purposes other than intended may be confiscated on site.



  • Small bags, purses (must be 14x6x14 or smaller, with no more than 2 zippers) (subject to search upon entry)


  • Prescription medications (will be checked at entry gates)

  • empty Hydration packs

  • Flags (no poles)

  • Glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry

  • Hula hoops (including LED hoops)

  • Hats

  • Blankets


All items are subject to search upon entry, and festival security’s decisions are final.

What happens if it rains of there's severe weather?

Breakaway is rain or shine. In the event of rain and non-severe weather, the festival will continue as planned. In the event of severe weather (including lightning, high winds, tornado, etc), under the direction of local authorities and venue policies to ensure the safety of all patrons, the festival may be postponed until weather passes with no refunds. Should severe weather be present in the area, announcements will be made from the Main Stage PA system. All advertised artists are confirmed to perform, but sometimes the weather does not permit travel to Charlotte or set times may be postponed. In this instance, performing artists are subject to change without notice. Follow us on social media for the latest updates and news.

Do you have food and drinks available?

We will have plenty of food vendors serving delicious food all day, as well as plenty of bars serving non-alcoholic beverages in addition to beer and liquor for those 21+

Can I upgrade to VIP?

VIP upgrades can be done on-site at the Box Office, subject to availability.