Major 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 have to ask you them to leave.







How do I get to the festival La Plaza Park?

From 101 North:
Follow US-101 N to exit 481B for CA-116 W toward Rohnert Park/Sebastopol.
Turn right onto Gravenstein Hwy (signs for Rohnert Park/Cotati)
Turn right onto Old Redwood Hwy
SHUTTLE PARKING – St. Joseph Way (Cal Trans) will be on the right
or continue for a 1/2 mile for street parking

From 101 South:
Use the 2nd from the right lane to take exit 481 for Gravenstein Hwy/CA-116 W toward Cotati.
Use the middle lane to turn left onto CA-116 E/Gravenstein Hwy
Turn right onto Old Redwood Hwy
SHUTTLE PARKING – St. Joseph Way (Cal Trans) immediately on the right
or continue for a 1/2 mile for street parking

From Sacramento:
US-50 W/Capital City Fwy/I-80-BR W becomes I-80 W.
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-80 W/San Francisco and merge onto I-80BUS W/US-50 W
Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 33B for CA-37 toward Novato/San Rafael
Turn right onto Lakeville Hwy.
Merge onto US-101 N toward Eureka.
Follow US-101 N to exit 481B for CA-116 W toward Rohnert Park/Sebastopol.
Turn right onto Gravenstein Hwy (signs for Rohnert Park/Cotati)
Turn right onto Old Redwood Hwy
SHUTTLE PARKING – St. Joseph Way (Cal Trans) will be on the right
or continue for a 1/2 mile for street parking








Where do I park?

— Parking has been an issue for us in the past with only street parking available, so, first of all, please respect our neighbors and their parking places. Street parking is available, but we also use 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.

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.







May I bring food into the park?

— In order to support our vendors, outside food and drink are not allowed. 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. If none of our 20+ food vendors have what you would like, you may always leave the festival and visit one of our fine eateries within walking distance of the festival.







What is the seating in the park like?

— La Plaza Park has lots of shade and sunny places where you can sit and 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.







Is there a senior discount available?

— ONE DAY SENIOR (65 & OVER) TICKETS: $15.00 when purchased online.  ($2.00 discount)
There is not a senior discount for two-day tickets.
Buy your Tickets by clicking here.







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 – smytheaccordion@gmail.com    Tel. 510-268-4084 – will be a vendor in Cotati on Sunday.

Tempo Trend – tempo@islandnet.com  Tel. 250-384-2111 – will be a vendor at the festival.

Bart Beninco, Petaluma – bart.beninco@comcast.net  Tel: 707-769-8744

Skyler Fell, Petaluma Accordions Apocalypse  – accordionapocalypse@yahoo.com Tel. 415-596-5952 – will be a vendor at the festival.

You may also rent booth space if you have a number to sell.
Check just click this link here.







What kind of vendors are there?

There will be plenty of food vendors to cater to anyone’s stomach. There is also a beer and wine tent. Additionally, there are 50+ vendors selling their miscellaneous goods.







How do I become a vendor?

–Please visit our vendor page by clicking here, and fill out the form and submit it.







How do I become a performer?

— Artists may submit materials all year. The lineup is normally about full in January but submissions for the current year, and for future years, are always recommended as changes and cancellations do occur. 

You can fill out a band submission form by clicking here.

Or, to be considered please provide the following content via email to
booking@cotatifest.com:

1. Link to artist/band website
2. Link to live performance video (YouTube, etc.)
3. Link to 3 audio song files (MP3s etc)
4. Band bio and photo
5. PDF technical rider/ stage plot
6. Performance experience
7. Contact info – Full name, phone number(s), postal mailing address

Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you.







How can I contact you?

You can visit our Contact Us page by clicking here.

You contact us by:
email: info@cotatifest.com
phone: 707 664 0444
fax: 707 664 0444








Where can I buy tickets?

— You can buy tickets by clicking here.







Can I purchase merchandise online?

— That will hopefully soon become available. In the meantime, you can email your request to merchandise@cotatifest.com, and from there we can try to accommodate your merchandise needs.







How do I become a sponsor?

— Check out our sponsor page! Click here.







How can I advertise?

— Check out our advertising page! Click here.







Where do you recommend to stay?

— Excellent question. There are many hotels throughout Sonoma County. We generally use Best Western Rohnert Park for our musicians, but spaces fill up fast. We also recommend using airbnb.com. If this is your first time using airbnb, use our discount when you book by clicking here.

The CAF has also partnered with the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau 
to provide you with excellent service and information. Feel free to contact them regarding hotels here:
Phone: 800-576-6662 / 707-522-5800
E-mail: info@sonomacounty.com