The OM Festival FAQ’s

The OM Festival FAQ's

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FAQ’s The OM Festival is a 5 day transformational festival experience. We will offer 40+ classes in yoga, meditation, flow arts, dance and life changing workshops.  There will also be nightly entertainment with dj’s, bands, kirtan and more.  Our vision is that this becomes an annual retreat for you where your transformation begins! Time to Reset, Recharge and Renew your soul!

The OM Festival is a 5 day transformational festival experience. We will offer 40+ classes in yoga, meditation, flow arts, dance and life changing workshops. Our vision is that this becomes an annual retreat for you where your transformation begins! Time to Reset, Recharge and Renew your soul!

The word Om is defined by Hindu scripture as being the primordial sound of creation. It is the original vibration of the universe.  We think that Vermont is a magical place that also has strong energy and universal vibrations. We can’t wait to share it with you!

Amy & Sam two of the Co-Founders are born and raised in Arlington, Vermont with strong roots to Vermont. Our dream has been to bring this festival to life and we can’t wait to share our hometown with you!   The OM Festival will be held at the West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont.

The OM Festival is a 5 day transformational festival experience. We will offer 40+ classes in yoga, meditation, flow arts, dance and life changing workshops. Our vision is that this becomes an annual retreat for you where your transformation begins! Time to Reset, Recharge and Renew your soul!

We have added a very limited number of one day passes so local folks and those not able to attend the entire event can be part of our transformational festival. Day passes will only be for one day and will have to be purchased in advance. We will NOT be selling day passes at the gate.  We want you to think of OM as a transformational life changing retreat. We want you to come and experience all that we have to offer and connect with your fellow OM’ers.  You can’t do that in a day or two days.  However, it is up to you how many days that you attend the festival.  You can attend for just one day and will need to purchase a general admission (GA) ticket. We want the flow of this festival to strongly focus on community and a life changing transformational experience with your fellow OM’ers who you will get to know over the festival. We encourage you to buy your tickets early for the best festival price as the prices will go up as we get closer to the festival.

Limited number of tickets to OM. Once the tickets are sold out that is it there are no more tickets.   We highly encourage you to purchase your general admission (GA) ticket in advance for the best price and to be one of the first OM’ers in our community.  There will only be a limited number of tickets sold to attend OM.  Once they sell out they are gone!  Hurry and get your ticket today!

Yes! This event is for all abilities and all ages. We want you to learn and try yoga, dance, meditation and ecstatic dance  in a safe and fun environment. All of our classes are taught by world renowned certified teachers.

Yes, there is parking.  However, there is very limited parking on site.  All attendees driving a car will have to purchase a parking pass per car  which you can purchase from our website in advance.  We encourage you to car pool together and walk to the festival. Expect a 15 min walk from your car to the festival.

  • Yoga mat, straps, blocks, a blanket and a bolster or pillow if you want one.
  • Festival clothes and costumes to dance the night away. Be a light up fairy or bring butterfly wings or whatever strikes your fancy. Please no nudity.
  • River Tube if you want to go tubing. We recommend you buy one in advance from Amazon or you can rent one via a local river rafting company.  But they also make great seats especially if you have two of them at the festival and at your camp!  We will have an air compressor on site to blow those babies up!
  • Extra clothes as the weather in Vermont can change at any time. Bring wool warm socks, a rain jacket, pants, shorts, yoga pants as it can get chilly even in July in Vermont and it may rain.
  • Block, strap, blanket, pillow and/or any type of props that you have at home.
  • Cash for the day
  • Your QR code general admission ticket to get into the festival.
  • Your phone although cell service is very limited in Vermont
  • Bottle of water
  • Snacks
  • Your beautiful self
  • Your girlfriends!  Festivals are always more fun with your besties!
  • The West Mountain Inn will be offering meal plans for breakfast, lunch and dinner that you can purchase in advance. There will also be food vendors on site for you to purchase food. We encourage you to bring some food/snacks with you as well and our shuttle bus will be stopping at various businesses along the shuttle route to the festival so you can pick up some snacks.
  •  Cell phone charger
  •  River shoes to go tubing.
  • Good walking shoes and/or hiking boots for our hikes
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen

Yes there will be primitive camping available on site for an extra fee at “The Other Land” (A field above the West Mountain Inn) which means that you have to bring all of your gear with you. The only thing at at the primitive camping site is a big open field and there will be bathrooms on the field and showers down near the main barn. Bring a wheeled cart as you have to walk to your campsite.  Plan on carrying all of your items in and take them all out.   We do not have staff available to set up your tents or carry your stuff.   Please plan ahead accordingly.  Please do not leave behind any trash.  Let’s keep Vermont Green!  There will be other options for upgraded car camping along the Battenkill River as well.  Tickets will be for sale on our website for primitive camping, upgraded camping options and parking passes.  Note, there are several campgrounds in Arlington Vermont such as Howells Pond Camping (you can actually walk to the Inn from here), Camping on the Battentkill and Roaring Branch Camps and Cabins.

Yes, there will be an limited number of car camping tickets available for an add on fee.  Car camping will be directly on the famous Battenkill River (About a 10 min walk to the main Inn/festival.). Camping in The Other Land will be primitive base camping will also be available for as an add on when you buy your festival ticket.  Note, limited number of primitive base camping tickets and car camping tickets.   Note, you will NOT be able to drive your car to unload for primitive camping.  It is located in on site, in a open field above the Inn called “The Other Land.”  Expect to carry all of your belongings in to the festival.

No, there are no campfires or open flames allowed. Please bring a small propane camping stove or small camping propane burner.   There will be campfires near the main Inn for all attendees to enjoy each evening.

No, sorry we do not allow any pets on site at the main West Mountain Inn, Vendor Village, all barns and tents or campground. There are resident doggies on site as well as the resident Alpaca’s.  Please leave your furry friends at home.

The closest airport is The Albany International Airport located in Albany, NY. This is about a one hour drive from Arlington, Vermont.  Airport code ALB

No, Uber and Lyft are not available in Vermont. There are very few taxi services as well. Please plan on car pooling to the festival, take the festival shuttle bus from one of the various stops along the way and/or rent a car from the Albany Airport before you arrive. There are a couple of car rental places in Bennington Vermont and beyond but very limited number of cars to rent in rural Vermont.

Sorry, absolutely no refunds.  Tickets are transferable in case you can’t come and you want to give your ticket to someone else but we must talk to you in advance of the festival and have their name so they can attend in your place.

Yes, just keep your wristband on so you can show it to our team and re-enter at the festival entrance.

It is Vermont and the festival goes on no matter what.  We do not have a rain date scheduled. The majority of our classes will be held inside the main barn and under tents.  Please bring extra clothes, an umbrella, rain gear and be prepared to enjoy Vermont in all of its seasons.  The outdoor hikes and other excursions will still happen even if it raining so be prepared for rain!

Yes, we will be selling all access multi day passes at the door. However, we will NOT be selling day passes at the door. If you want to come and want a day pass we highly encourage you to purchase in advance as there are only a limited number of Day Passes and once sold out they are gone!   For the best value and best price we recommend you buy your ticket in advance as the prices increase as we get closer to the festival and on the day of the festival.  All access festival pass at the door will be $399.00 plus you will need to purchase a parking pass as parking is extremely limited.