Frequently-Asked Questions

Packapalooza is free and open to the public! There will be food and beverages available for purchase. Hillsborough Street Merchants are also open for business. Packapalooza generates a great deal of economic activity for the region. See the 2017 impact report.

All vendors (campus, Hillsborough Street Merchants, for profit organizations, and non profit organizations) need to submit an online request form. You can do so on the Vendor Information page. There are deadlines, so make sure to submit your request soon!

We will have police, security, and emergency personnel on scene during the event. However, if you have an emergency please call 911. There will be an Information tent located on Hillsborough Street at the intersection of Horne Street. We also have a Packapalooza App that can be downloaded. This will have live push information in the event of an emergency.

Absolutely! There are activities and attractions for all ages. The musical artists between the three stages will span all genres of music for all different age groups. We encourage families to join in the fun and help us celebrate the start of another academic year at NC State.

Yes, there are multiple banks along Hillsborough Street within the footprint of the event. Applicable bank fees are assessed.

Yes, we will have additional portable restroom facilities brought in for the event. They will be located along Hillsborough Street in the Play Zone, near the Young Alumni Zone and the Arts Zone. For exact locations, you can check our Information Tent or the interactive map closer to the day of the event. All merchants have restroom facilities if you are a customer of their establishment.

All Packapalooza swag is available at the Information Tent located Horne and Hillsborough Street. See the event map for where to find it.

Only service animals are allowed.

Yes, weapons of any kind (including pocket knives and wallet chains), illegal substances, and fireworks. Bicycles and skateboards are not permitted at the event for pedestrian safety.

At the Belltower Stage we will permit lawn chairs and blankets on the lawn adjacent to the Belltower. During the day there may be space on the street for lawn chairs in front of the stage but for our evening performances, chairs will not be permitted. There are no chairs or blankets permitted in front of the other two stages.

Please be mindful of your surroundings and the impact your seating option may have on others around you. We reserve the right to ask anyone to remove a seating item from the premises.

Yes and we encourage you to snap photos and share them via SnapChat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.