May bands from outside of Hull perform at Hull PorchFest?
Absolutely! Bands, duets and individual performers from all over are encouraged to join us.
Eating and drinking?
Feel free to bring your own food and beverages. Just remember that each venue is someone's home or business, so please be sure to clean up after yourself. Our general policy for attendees is "take out what you bring in' if you are not in an area with public trash receptacles.
Also, there will be awesome food concessions at our “HQ” parking lot at the corner of Nantasket Ave and Kenberma Street on the day of the event.
Sounds great! Do I need to buy a ticket to Hull PorchFest?
No, Hull PorchFest is free. Simply go to this website a few days before the event to learn about performance locations and times. We encourage you to walk, bicycle or use public transportation as parking may be limited.
Beer and wine?
There are currently no plans for an officially contained Hull PorchFest festival area. The entire event takes place in individually owned yards, the public streets in between and some commercial areas. When in public, you are subject to the usual laws regarding alcohol consumption.
There may be local restaurants who choose to have their own beer concessions. Check this web site closer to the event date for any updates on beer concessions.
Are dogs allowed?
Different homeowners and business owners will likely have different preferences when it comes to dogs on their property. So please be aware of and sensitive to that. On the streets, the rules are the same as they'd be any other time.
Is there a hashtag? Social Media?
#hullporchfest Please post your photos and videos!
Will there be bathrooms?
We will have portable toilets at our “HQ” parking lot at the corner of Nantasket Ave and Kenberma Street. Hull PorchFest venues are neighbor’s homes, and they will not be obligated to provide any facilities. Some venues may choose to rent portable toilets on their own for the day for use by attendees.
Is there a rain date?
There is no rain date.
Are you closing the streets during this festival?
Currently the plan is for street closure within the event footprint bordered by Nantasket Ave to the west, Kenberma St. to the north, Manomet Ave. to the east and Revere St. to the south. Hull Police will provide police details and bicycle officers during the event.
What about parking and transportation?
Hull PorchFest will be utilizing the “Hull O Trolley” with rounds from the HRA parking area to the drop off site TBD. Please note the streets within the site footprint are restricted parking areas though those areas will be closed to all but local resident traffic on the during event hours.