Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed in the park?

Dogs are not allowed in La Plaza Park in Cotati. However we make the exception for service dogs. Please have your dog leashed and bring plastic bags to clean up after your dog. Please be respectful. If the dog is disruptive we will ask for you to remove it.

Directions to La Plaza Park

From 101 North:
Take the Gravenstein Hwy/CA-116 W exit toward Cotati.
Turn right onto Gravenstein Hwy/CA-116. Continue to follow Gravenstein Hwy.
Turn slight right onto Old Redwood Hwy.
SHUTTLE PARKING - St. Joseph Way (Cal Trans) immediately on right
or continue to park 1/2 mile for street parking

From 101 South:
Take the CA-116 W exit toward Rohnert Park/Sebastopol.
Turn left onto Gravenstein Hwy/CA-116. Continue to follow Gravenstein Hwy.
Turn
slight right onto Old Redwood Hwy.
SHUTTLE PARKING - St. Joseph Way (Cal Trans) immediately on right
or continue to park 1/2 mile for street parking

From Sacramento:
US-50 W/Capital City Fwy/I-80-BR W becomes I-80 W.
CA-37 W via EXIT 33B toward Novato/San Rafael.
Turn right onto Lakeville Hwy.
Merge onto US-101 N toward Eureka.
CA-116 W exit toward Rohnert Park/Sebastopol.
Turn slight right onto Old Redwood Hwy.
SHUTTLE PARKING - St. Joseph Way(Cal Trans) immediately on right
or continue to park 1/2 mile for street parking



Is there a senior discount available?

ONE DAY SENIOR (65 & OVER) TICKETS: $17.00 at gates and outlets.  ($2.00 discount)

We are offering a $4.00 discount to seniors on one day tickets purchased from our ticket outlet: write to ARES TICKETING  or call 888-559-2576. Price would be $15.00. You'll need access to a computer to get your tickets.

TWO-DAY SENIOR TICKETS: $27.00 at gate or from outlets including the ARES TICKETING. You'll need a photo ID. ($2.00 discount)

 

 

 

 

May I bring food into the park?

Sorry. No. You may bring in one water bottle per person. Packages will be checked at the gate. We provide a good array of food vendors inside the fence. You may always leave the festival and visit one of our find eateries within walking distance of the festival if you prefer. Your wristband gets you back in the gate.

Parking and Handicapped Parking - FREE SHUTTLE

Parking has been an issue for us in the past with only street parking available. Street parking is still available. We are using the Cal Trans parking lot at the north end of Cotati at the corner of Old Redwood Highway and St. Joseph's Way. The address is St. Joseph Way, Cotati, CA 94931. There are 162 spaces available. We will be running a free shuttle from that lot to the festival. Additionally, the Smart Train is running this year and we will include the depot in our loop.

Additionally there are two handicapped areas:
102-104 W. Cotati Ave. (right behind the vendor gate and kitty cornered from Korean Baptist Church)
THIS IS THE SAME AS LAST YEAR.

AND
81 West Cotati in front of the Korean Baptist Church
 

Seating? Chairs?

La Plaza Park has lots of shade and sunny places in which to sit to enjoy the festival. The main stage has a number of hay bales in front of it and distributed throughout the park. Most people feel more comfortable bringing their own chairs. We ask that they be of the LOW-BACKED variety so the people behind you can see the stage.

Where can I sell my accordion?

We receive many requests for selling your accordion.

Below are the vendors with whom we work.

Smythe Accordion, Oakland - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Tel. 510-268-4084 - will be a vendor in Cotati on Sunday.

Tempo Trend - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel. 250-384-2111 - will be a vendor at festival.

Bart Beninco, Petaluma - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Tel: 707-769-8744

Skyler Fell, , Petaluma Accordions Apocalypse  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel. 415-596-5952 - will be a vendor at festival.

You may also rent booth space if you have a number to sell.

Go to this link: http://www.cotatifest.com/index.php/advertising-vendors/booth-application

 

From 101 North:
Take the Gravenstein Hwy/CA-116 W exit toward Cotati.
Turn right onto Gravenstein Hwy/CA-116. Continue to follow Gravenstein Hwy.
Turn slight right onto Old Redwood Hwy.
SHUTTLE PARKING - St. Joseph Way (Cal Trans) immediately on right
or continue to park 1/2 mile for street parking

From 101 South:
Take the CA-116 W exit toward Rohnert Park/Sebastopol.
Turn left onto Gravenstein Hwy/CA-116. Continue to follow Gravenstein Hwy.
Turn
slight right onto Old Redwood Hwy.
SHUTTLE PARKING - St. Joseph Way (Cal Trans) immediately on right
or continue to park 1/2 mile for street parking

From Sacramento:
US-50 W/Capital City Fwy/I-80-BR W becomes I-80 W.
CA-37 W via EXIT 33B toward Novato/San Rafael.
Turn right onto Lakeville Hwy.
Merge onto US-101 N toward Eureka.
CA-116 W exit toward Rohnert Park/Sebastopol.
Turn slight right onto Old Redwood Hwy.
SHUTTLE PARKING - St. Joseph Way(Cal Trans) immediately on right
or continue to park 1/2 mile for street parking



REMEMBER
NO DOGS IN PARK