INFORMATION & FAQ - Outside In Equinox Fall 2018



With the transition into the Fall season, the Equinox is a magical moment when the planet is in exact equilibrium as the sun crosses the celestial equator.  Historically, cultures of all kinds have celebrated this moment with ritual, dance and music.  We are proud to bring this tradition to our community and the 21st century!

To fully celebrate this magical time of the year and take it all in, Outside In Movement and friends have created this 3 day camping experience where friends, family and newcomers alike can get away from their daily hectic lives and become present with each other, witness this celestial moment and hopefully learn a few things on the way!

Outside In Equinox is a community-focused experience and a sustainable festival, practicing a ‘Leave it Better’ policy.  As stewards of the land, we ask that all attendees respect this policy and do their part in keeping Live Oak a clean, beautiful place!  Please refer to the FAQ below for camping policy and procedure.

Outside In Equinox Camping
Outside In Equinox Location


Located just 15 miles North of Santa Barbara, getting to the pristine wilderness of Live Oak Campground is fairly easy! Santa Barbara airport is even closer and Amtrak also has a station in the heart of downtown.

We will be offering day passes to the event and have a shuttle pick up and drop off specifically for those ticket holders. More information on this will be released shortly.


Take the US-101 N towards Santa Barbara. Exit to Calle Real in Santa Barbara, exit 101B. Follow CA-154 W/San Marcos Pass Rd to LIve Oak Campground.


The closest large airport is LAX in Los Angeles however the city of Santa Barbara also has a smaller airport with multiple flights from major hubs every day.


Take the US-101 S towards Los Angeles. Take the I-280 S, exit 146, to CA-154 E/San Marcos Pass Rd. Follow CA-154 to Live Oak Campground.



Outside In Equinox: Fall takes place September 21st – 24th, 2018. The event is a 24 hour event, beginning on Friday morning and ending on Monday morning. Site-wide amplified music ends at midnight however after-hours acoustic and silent disco activities will continue as well as all the other interactive amusements and educational installations.


Gates open at 10am on Friday, September 20th for 3-Day Event Pass holders.
(Gate hours are subject to change and will be confirmed in the weeks prior to the show)

Thursday, September 20th: {Early Arrival Pass REQUIRED} NOON – 10pm (Collaborator and Early Arrivals Pass Holders)
Friday, September 21st: 10am – 10pm (3-Day Event pass)
Saturday, September 22nd: 10am – 10pm (2-Day Event pass)
Sunday, September 23rd: 10am – 6pm (1-Day Event pass)
Monday, September 24th: Exodus – Campgrounds must be cleared by NOON

Anyone arriving before or after the gate times will not be able to drive onto the festival site. Please consider these hours when planning your trip – no one likes setting up in the dark!


The first stop you will make when entering OI Equinox is the Box Office and Ticketing area.  Here you will check in and receive your wristband ticket.  Please have your ID and proof of electronic purchase handy.

Your wristband is your ticket, please do not take it off or lose it.  Anyone without a wristband, or in possession of a wristband which has been altered in any way, will be escorted off festival grounds.

Thursday Early Arrival Possible?

For select ticket campers early arrival on Thursday afternoon will be made available.  We are still working out the details on this and will announce to the community details very soon.

What is the free cryptocurrency that I will be receiving?

We have partnered with new blockchain project, Karmaship to take part in their year-long OCI or Offering Coin Initially program.  All attendees, volunteers, artists and vendors will be able to receive a free airdrop of Karma Experience tokens (KEX) to their phone which will allow for the mining of their currency called Karmex (KMX).  KMX can be spent inside the festival at select vendors’ booths as well as used to barter with other attendees.  You can get more information on Karmaship’s website and blog.


The event is officially over as of Monday morning. We kindly ask that you pack out by noon. We appreciate your mindfulness as you pack out all that you brought in!

If I am performing, offering a workshop, a food or merchant vendor, or a healer – can I get early access?

Only if you have previously arranged your arrival with your OI Equinox contact. Early admittance is Thursday, September 20th and all those wishing to access the site on that day must be pre-registered. 3-Day Event Pass holders that do not have early access will not be able to come onsite until Friday morning.

Does my ticket include camping?

3-Day & 2-Day Event passes include camping.
1-Day Event Pass DOES NOT include camping.

For single day ticket holders will there be a shuttle to the event from Santa Barbara?

We are currently working on a shuttle service for those looking to attend OI Equinox on a single day pass. We will announce cost and details to the community once this is finalized.

Can I get a Refund for any of my ticket purchases?

OI Equinox does not offer refunds for tickets. Please refer to the policies on our ticket site for more information.

How does parking work?

All vehicles are required to pay a parking fee.  $40 per vehicle.

Shuttles from the upper and lower parking lots will bring you and your gear to the campground.

Vehicles with Car Camping and RV Camping passes will be directed to their designated camping areas.

Our parking lots are monitored, and we do not allow camping within them.

Can we bring bicycles or other human transportation devices?

Bicycles and other similar vehicles are not permitted at OI Equinox. Live Oak Campground is an intimate easy to navigate venue. You’ll find everything within comfortable walking distance.

If you require ADA assistance in getting around the event grounds please contact

What’s the difference between an RV Pass and a Car Camping Pass?

An RV Pass is for a vehicle longer than 18ft. Trailers of any size are also classified as RVs. For more definition on what classifies as a motorhome or RV, check out this DMV webpage.

A Car Camping Pass is for a vehicle less than 18ft in length. If your camper van is less than 18ft, you’re in the clear with a Car Camping Pass.

If you show up on the grounds with a vehicle longer than 18ft, or a trailer, and you DO NOT have an RV pass, you will not be allowed to bring your vehicle onto the camping grounds. It will be parked in general parking, you will pay a larger impact fee (to account for your larger vehicle), and you will not be able to sleep in it. There is NO CAMPING in the parking lots.

Please, be mindful that our site has limited space and everyone wants a comfy spot to sleep.

There will be NO RV OR CAR CAMPING PASSES available at the gate.

Campfires & Grills

Absolutely NO open flames – this includes fire pits, charcoal BBQs, and burn barrels. Propane grills and camp stoves are permitted.

The only open fire is the venue’s central campfire which will be maintained by staff throughout the event. This common location is open to all, but please self monitor your use if there are people waiting to spend time there as well.


There will be ample designated areas for waste disposal, recycling and composting.  We ask that you work with us in keeping the grounds clean of waste and pollution which means limiting plastics use, aerosol sprays, cleaning products, party accessories, etc.  Remember, what you pack in you need to pack out!


Clean drinking water is provided on site at water refill stations. These stations are to re-fill water only and are not for washing dishes, clothes, or bathing in.

We HIGHLY recommend bringing a quality containment vessel for your water as we strive to stay away from single use plastic containers.   Lets work together to keep garbage and litter at the minimum!


Ice will be available onsite for you to purchase from the Equinox Market.

Are there shower facilities?

We will have showers available on site, and due to our current drought situation, we ask that you be mindful in their use. It takes 25 gallons of water for a 10 minute shower, so be aware… save some to share.

We kindly ask that you do not set up camp showers or venture to the river (which is restricted from access anyway).

Showers will be open daily for a small fee.

Medical Services

We will have trained professional medical care available on site. The medical team will be positioned at the main Medical tent by the showers.

Should you need immediate medical assistance, alert the nearest staff member ASAP (identified easily as someone carrying a walkie). We are here to keep you safe!

Workshops & Interactive Installations

All Workshops, Technology Interfaces, and informative events are included in the price of your entry, and fee-free throughout the event! This is a huge part of the experience so we hope you take advantage of these skilled humans’ efforts and learn something to take home!  These workshop facilitators and teachers are all volunteering their time and energy in sharing their information and time with you so please respond in kind with gratitude– it is OK to tip cash or crypto, barter or just give a hug in thanks.

What is up with the free cryptocurrency airdrop?

Outside In Equinox is all about community and so we have partnered with an up and coming open-source crypto project of the highest caliber that matches our values and intentions.

We are happy to be the launching pad of their new economy which focus on karmic interactions and experience.  ALL attendees, artists, vendors, speakers, volunteers, etc will receive free coin upon first entering the gates.  This coin can be saved to earn more coin or spent at the event with participating vendors.  More info coming soon!

Can I bring my pet?

NO. Dogs, cats, birds, snakes, fish – do not bring your animal companion. No pets are allowed on site. Any individuals bringing in their pets will be turned around at the gate. If found on-site with your pet, both of you will be asked to leave.

Service animals are defined by the U.S. Department of Justice (ADA) as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

If you have a certified service animal that you are required to have with you at all times, please bring the paperwork to support this, and the identification for your animal. You’ll be required to have your service animal with you and ON LEASH at all times. Please contact us via prior to the festival so that we are aware of your needs!


Outside In Equinox is not a kid-friendly event and is 18+.  Any minors that wish to experience the event must be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent.

Is this festival a camp out/ bring your own tent function?

Yes, if you are camping you are required to bring your own tent, dome, yurt or free-design as long as it is within a reasonable size.

Can we amplify sound at our camp?

Any amplified sound must be approved BEFORE the event. Please be sure to email if you are interested in pitching your renegade idea. Any renegades not pre-approved will be shut down.

What is the theme camp policy?

Theme camp policy coming soon.

Can we run a generator?

Generators are allowed only if they are unobtrusive to other guests.  This means no loose wires or lines running across paths or placement anywhere that could endanger someone.   We want everyone to have the most comfortable experience possible and  know that a generator can play a big role in that but if  it is a disturbance to others you’ll be asked to turn it off.

Theme camps will be disguising their generators within their artistic camps… we recommend all campers do this as well!

Will there be an RV/Trailer camping area?

Yes. We will be announcing RV/Trailer Camping soon!

What should I bring to OI Equinox?

These are items that we suggest you bring for your comfort, entertainment, and safety.

  • Bring three (3) trash bags to keep your recyclables and compost separate from landfill waste. Leave no trace – leave our site and the park better than you found it. Pack it in, pack it out!
  • Reusable water bottle. Stainless steel is best.
  • Reusable eating ware and utensils. Even the food court will allow use of your own washable plate!
  • Flashlight, headlamp, reflective neon, anything else to light yourself and your way
  • Costumes (we know you won’t forget), decorative lighting, lots of blinkies and other things to decorate and light yourself. Did we mention no glowsticks?!
  • Art, musical instruments, props, banners, signs, and anything else you can think of that might make the experience more fun for all
  • Camping gear – ideally waterproof. Tents and tarps need to be free-standing. Set a tarp down as a ground cloth below your tent, and pack a few extra large garbage bags to protect your gear just in case it rains.
  • Shade structures, umbrellas, parasols, sheets, canopy, tarps, tent, parachute; something to break the strong mid-day sun and/ or rain. However – please be mindful of your individual footprint to allow enough space for all.
  • Tennis balls, recycled plastic bottles, or funky stuffed animals, to top and protect dangerous rebar stakes or other hazards
  • Appropriate clothing: light clothes for during the day (likely high 60s-70s), warmer clothing for at night (likely high 40s-50s) and rain gear.
  • Earplugs
  • Any prescription medications, contact lens supplies, and whatever else you need to maintain your health and comfort in a remote area with no services.
  • Solid sandals or close-toed shoes and flip flops
  • First aid kit – we have a medical team onsite, but it is always a good idea to have some essentials just in case.
  • Yoga mat
  • Portable chairs
  • Love and Positive Spirit!