Everything you need to know about The Nextival

The Nextival is a family Friendly Food Truck Music Festival with FAMILY, FOOD & FUN at the heart of our experience. We have 50 food trucks and vendors, 25 bands and performers, 10 Moon Bounces, 2 stages, 2 Helicopters for helicopter rides to downtown Annapolis and Back and 400 pounds of legos and duplos plus arts and crafts for the kids and fun outdoor games like Cornhole.

Getting Here

The Nextival

Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
1450 Generals Hwy
Crownsville, MD 21032


Gates Open: 11:00 AM
Festival: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM


Can I bring my own beer & wine into the festival?

No you may not bring in Beer & Wine, We will have Beer, Wine & Liquor for purchase on site. You may bring water and water bottles.

What else is prohibited at the festival?

gas and charcoal grills to cook on are excluded however Mouth Grills are encouraged
no guns or knives
no frisbees
no pets (service animals are OK)
no Sasquatch (just too hot)

you CAN bring back packs, hats, lawn chairs, blankets

Are dogs allowed at the festival?

no, pets are not allowed at the fairground, but service animals are OK

What if it rains?

YAY! It’s hot so we like rain, cools us off.

Is there free parking?

Yes, parking is FREE

Can I exit and re-enter the festival?

You may leave and return, you will be given a very luxurious item as you leave which you will need to re-present when you arrive back at the gate to further your festival experience.

Do I have to purchase a ticket for my child?

Tickets are $15, no service fee and the price will not go up. Tickets are $15, we eat all the fees and pass the festivities on to you. Kids under 12 are FREE

How do I reserve a helicopter ride? How many people can ride, how much does it cost?

Helicopter Rides will sell out again based on our response this year,
Please arrive when Gates open to reserve your spot


Ride #1
Rides up and around the fairgrounds are $25 per seat for a 5 minute ride.
This ride is for single riders as the Helicopter only has one seat.

Ride #2
Rides to downtown Annapolis to see the bay bridge and then fly back are $50 per seat for a 10 minute ride.
There are 3 seats for purchase in this Helicopter. The 4th seat is for the pilot.

You will want to get there when gates open and register for the time you would like to ride. These will sell out they sold out last year by 3 o’clock

Will there be vegitarian, vegan, and/or gluten-free menu offerings?

Yes we will have a number of amazing options including a Truck called GoGanics which specializes in organic, and vegetarian. We pride ourselves on finding the most amazing food trucks with diverse food lineups.

Is there a map of the grounds I can see?

We will have a map you can see, posted the week before the fest

Are there ATMs on-site?

There will be at least one ATM on site.

How do I become a sponsor or vendor?

You can email billyzero@nextival.com for sponsor & vendor information.

Can my band perform at Nextival?

We are booked for this year. We start booking for next year on July 9th, 2017 🙂

How can I sign up to be a volunteer?

You can sign up online, registration is open now. Click here.

I'm pretty special, is there a VIP ticket package?

Everyone is special including you and that’s why this fest exists. We want the best experience for everyone. Separation of the classes doesn’t exist at our festival. We are all in this together, so if it rains, do you really think it’s fair for there to be a VIP tent for the few hundred people that have a few extra bucks to throw around… neither do we.

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