*Please read through the FAQ questions below before emailing us, If you have any additional questions not answered below, feel free to contact us by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

-When purchasing a ticket or entering the grounds of Inkcarceration Festival you assume all personal physical risk. Inkcarceration will not be held responsible for any injuries either before, during or after the event.


-All tickets include both admission into the Festival and self-guided Reformatory tour

-Must be 21 to drink with a valid ID

-Event is ALL AGES 

-Inkcarceration Festival is not responsible for any lost or stolen items

-ATMs will be available on site

-Festival is handicap accessible

-Credit and debit cards will be accepted

-No scalping or selling tickets

-Rain or shine outdoor event. Artist & scheduled times are subject to change.  No refunds or exchanges.

-We recommend you don’t mosh or crowd surf, but if you do it is at your own physical risk



-No Weapons

-No Drones

-No Gang Patches/Colors

-No Illegal Drugs

-No Lawn Chairs, Camping Chairs, Folding Chairs

-No Coolers

-No Pets (service animals are allowed)

-No Outside Food/Drink

-No Outside Alcohol. If caught brining in alcohol you will void your admittance into the festival

-No Fireworks

-No Video Cameras

-No Photo Cameras

-No Fighting

-No Large Umbrellas with pointy ends

-No Aerosol Spray Sunscreen

-No Aerosol Spray Bug Spray


-Up to 2 sealed water bottles are allowed per person. Water will be sold for cheap and also refills available at the Hydration Station

-Blankets to sit on

-Sunscreen lotion (non-aerosol)

-Bug spray squirt bottles (non-aerosol)

-Liquid hand sanitizer

-Baby Wipes

-Small Umbrellas with flat ends (NO-Pointy ends)

-Empty Camelbaks, Hydration packs (Will be checked to make sure alcohol is not being brought in)

-Empty plastic water bottle/Collapsable water bottles (to be filled at hydration stations)

-Bags under 16 inches

-Purses under 16 inches

-Fanny packs

-Clear Bags

-Portable Chargers

-GoPro’s, Camera Phones

Go to the Front Gate Tickets website for all ticket support


Phone: 888.512.7469

Email: order-support@frontgatetickets.com

100 Reformatory Rd Mansfield, OH 44905

July 10th Doors: 3pm

July 11th Doors: noon

July 12th Doors: noon

General Questions:


Camping Questions:


Press Inquiries:

Maria Ferrero



Adam Grosze


There is NO Re-entry to the festival. Once you leave for the day you can return the following day.  It would simply be a security nightmare to have thousands of people wandering in and out of the venue throughout the day. This is common at nearly all festivals and is for the safety of all the patrons.

(Exception): Campers can come and go via the shuttles throughout the weekend if they have a camping wristband.

-Medications including prescription and non prescription can be brought into the festival but will need to be checked into the medical tent. This includes (rescue inhalers, diabetic needs, epilepsy pens, etc). Most of this you will be allowed to hang onto but some things may be kept there to prevent the selling of prescription drugs, needles (diabetic) etc.

-No we do not. We have a very transparent phase system based on timelines for our festival goers to budget and plan accordingly. The earlier you purchase the less tickets cost. We have our initial “early bird for everybody” the first week of our on sale and will continue this year after year to reward early purchasers. As the event gets closer and tickets become scarce the cost will ALWAYS increase. We don’t offer promo codes, discount tickets, or price reversals.

As long as you got a confirmation, you will get your e-tickets & Wristbands sent out around 3-4 weeks prior to the event. If you are concerned or changed email addresses please contact Front Gate Tickets


Phone: 888.512.7469

Email: order-support@frontgatetickets.com

-Ticket holders will receive one cloth wristband 3 to 4 weeks prior to the festival that they can wear for the whole weekend. Do not remove the wristband once it is on, we will not issue a replacement wristband.  Do not put the wristband on until you arrive at the festival as they do not come off and there is a fee to replace.

-Yes, we also will be selling water bottles, and allow ticket holders to bring in TWO sealed water bottles per person.  If it is not sealed it will be tossed out.

-Yes, various options from some of the best food trucks and vendors in Ohio

-Yes, both spirits and various beer choices

-No overnight camping at the venue itself. There is a dedicated camp ground for the Festival that includes showers, bathrooms and a shuttle to and from the Reformatory and LOTS more.

-We highly recommend you schedule ahead of time. For info on each participating artist and their work you can contact them directly through our TATTOO page.

-It is not a necessity to schedule ahead of time, but if you want more of a choice on who you work with it’s a smart idea. 

-Yes, the event is ALL AGES, but we recommend leaving the real young ones at home.

-We are currently FULL for 2020. If you would like to submit for next year please fill out the form located on the TATTOO page.

-The second and third floors of the Reformatory are not wheelchair-accessible. All bathrooms are ADA in the Reformatory.

Festival outside is ADA accessible, with an ADA viewing area, ADA bathrooms and parking.

Directions to Each Individual Parking Lot:

  • Green Lot: 781 5th Ave, Mansfield, OH 44905 (located directly off the 5th avenue exit on route 30) If you purchased a parking ticket ahead of time, this is your lot.
  • Blue Lot (Handicap accessible parking only): 100 Reformatory road, Mansfield OH 44905 (Located off Reformatory rd, Follow signs for blue lot) – Tickets for Orange and Green accepted here with a handicap parking permit.
  • Yellow Lot (Motorcycle parking only): 100 Reformatory road, Mansfield OH 44905 (Located off Reformatory road, follow signs for yellow lot)
  • Orange Lot: Directly across the street from 150 East Longview Ave Mansfield, OH. Second entrance – Exit on main street Route 13 and it’s the first driveway on the right.
  • NOTE: Unless you have special wristbands, a motorcycle or a handicap sticker in your window, PLEASE use the Fifth ave exit for the Green lot and the Main Street exit for the Orange Lot for GA parking.
  • RV Parking – The Richland Fairgrounds located at 750 N Home Rd, Mansfield, OH 44906 (*Must purchase RV camping package)
    Festival is not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles in any of the lots

-Lyft and Uber will be operating ALL weekend

-The Lyft and Uber pick up and drop up point will be at: 177 East Longview Ave Mansfield, OH 44905

-Please refer to the map below for exact location (East Longview Ave entrance to the orange lot)

-It’s only a 0.39 mile walk to the entrance of the Festival

There is a designated area in the medical tent for mothers to pump