Ticketing/Gate Hours & Plan B Information.
Thursday 5pm - Friday 2am
Friday 9am - Saturday 2am
Saturday 9am - Saturday 8pm
Note: These hours are for those who do not have a wrist band. If you've already checked in and have a wrist band you are welcome to come and go at any hour. However, you will not be able to bring your car on site to load/unload during closed ticketing hours.
Sometimes against every bit of planning and prep, you can still get hung up and not make it to the gate in time. If this happens to you, you aren't able to hang out on site (even in the parking lot), but there are some options of things for you to do while you wait for the gate to open the following morning.
Plan B Information
Please note, these options are suggestions only and PDF makes no claims about their safety or validity. Others in the community may have ideas, too. If you think you may need a Plan B, do a little research first.
Rest Stop 6.9 miles
Delaware's Route 1, at exit 119 ("N..Smyrna") has a 24-hr public Rest Area (off US Rt13 technically). Follow the blue signs and it is well-lit. Indoor potties, vending machines? Although it says No Overnight Camping, that means no tents, no partying, no fires. Napping in your vehicle is the reason the rest areas exist. Do NOT pick up hitchhikers. There is a prison along this route (glow at night visible from Rt 1 and PDF).
Local Hotels & Similar
Best Western Smyrna
190 Stadium Street, Smyrna, DE 19977
The Relax Inn
1648 South Dupont Boulevard Smyrna, DE 19977
Keep S on 9 past FBL, turn right onto Paddock Rd. Take Paddock all the way to 13. Take 13 S about 3.5 miles. Both The Best Western and Relax Inn are right there.
Hampton Inn Middletown
117 Sandhill Drive, Middletown, DE 19709
Across the street from the Middletown Waffle House.
705 Middletown Warwick Rd, Middletown, DE 19709
If you have an RV this can be a great option. Near the Middletown Waffle House.