FAQ

How do I get my Dark Lord?

You can enter the festival anytime. Your wristband is printed + chipped with a group assignment that indicates your Dark Lord pickup time:

Group A 9-11am / Group B 11am-1pm / Group C 1-3pm / Group D 3-5pm / Group E 5-7pm

If you miss your group time, you can pick up your bottles in a later group. 

Dark Lord bottle pickup will take place inside the brewery. Security will check your group assignment, and scan and mark your wristband to indicate receipt of your bottles.

Dark Lord bottles are not available before or after the festival or to those who left without picking them up. 3 Floyds will not replace lost or broken bottles.


What can I bring?

Your wristband and ID are a must; you need a valid passport or U.S. ID to enter the festival. Also OK: backpacks up to 20” without wheels or frames. Up to 72 ounces of beer; must fit in your backpack. Hydration packs must be empty and will be inspected; a water station is located at the north end of the fest (map coming soon). Bottled water is available from Humane Indiana and other charities for a suggested donation.

You and your belongings are subject to security screening and search upon entry to the festival. Failure to consent to security screening and search will result in denial of entry.


What's Banned?

Anyone under 21, babies, pets other than service animals, camping equipment, hard-side coolers, chairs, wagons, drones, firearms, knives, weapons, wine or liquor, flip-top jugs, growlers, backpacks larger than 20”, backpacks with wheels or frames, outside food, umbrellas, your RV (as sick as it is).

You and your belongings are subject to security screening and search upon entry to the festival. Failure to consent to security screening and search will result in denial of entry.


How do I get there?

Please carpool or take a cab, limo, Lyft, Uber or shuttle.

Shuttles are available from Chicago: West Loop, South Loop, Avondale and the southwest suburbs; shuttle services are operated by independent companies. Shuttles also run from the Marriott hotels in Hammond, Indiana: Fairfield Inn & SuitesCourtyard and Residence Inn. Please contact the hotels for details.

Parking is limited. No RV parking is available. ADA parking is located at the west end of Progress Avenue near the Re-Entry Gate.


Can I leave and come back?

Yes. Once you’ve passed through the Main Entrance, you can exit at the Re-Entry Gate. Re-enter there with your Dark Lord Day wristband and the 21+ wristband received at entry. You do not have to wait in the Main Entrance line to get back in.

Beer can be carried out of the festival grounds in sealed, unopened containers, but you cannot re-enter with beer. You and your belongings are subject to security screening and search upon re-entry to the festival.