The Five Acre Shaker returns and celebrates 10 years since the first event in 2013. Read more about this important anniversary and how Five Acre Shaker has supported the community!

Don’t have tickets yet? Advance tickets are on sale now, with limited tickets available at the gates.


  • Empty refillable water bottle (Glass Protected with Silicon, Metal or Plastic)
  • Your camera (only Personal Cameras including DSLRs with a Basic Kit Lens and built in flash/microphone, no tripods (for Non-disruptive personal use)
  • Your friends, family and kiddos!
  • Please be aware this is an all ages event, but we still require 2 pieces of valid ID (one government-issued) for the purchase of alcohol for 19+ patrons.
  • Youth (13 – 18) and Kids (12 and Under) must have valid ID or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to gain entry.


  • First Aid is available 24/7 during the festival, and is located at the First Aid Tent. Security is also available at all times during the festival.
  • Lost & Found is located at the main gates. After the event, please contact [email protected] for information on lost items.


  • Festival gates are open each day from 4:30 pm
  • Tickets must be redeemed during Box Office hours for wristbands. Box Office hours are 4:30 pm – midnight Friday and Saturday
  • Empty drink containers are permitted and can be filled at water refill stations located within the festival area. NO GLASS!
  • All patrons entering the festival grounds are subject to a security check. Patrons coming in with bags, purses and coolers will be directed to a separate check-in and should expect delays.
  • In’s and Out’s are permitted with festival wristband.



  1. Take care of yourself and others. Wear sunscreen, sleep, do not over consume alcohol, wear proper footwear, stay hydrated and ask for help. We care about you.
  2. Please pick up after yourself, use proper waste, recycling and compost bins provided, and encourage others to do the same.
  3. Hydrate yourself! We have ample water stations throughout the site. We are adhering to current water restrictions, because environmental stewardship is key!
  4. NO FIRES in the camping area! No wood fire pits, charcoal cooking devices or Tiki torches are permitted on site. Please keep propane stoves and BBQs 2 feet off the ground. Have a fire extinguisher on site at your camp.
  5. Your safety is paramount. If you see anything suspicious, violent or illegal, let a member of the festival crew know immediately.





  • The Dragon Bowl
  • Bakers Dozen
  • The Bannock Room
  • Popcorn Sisters
  • Jennii G’s Bubble Tea
  • Backwoods Bar
  • Fresh Lemonade Stand
  • Chaotic Mix Co
  • Vancouver Island 5th Wheel and Freight


  • Twin City Brewing
  • Antidote Distillery


Five Acre Shaker 2023 – Weekend Concert Series: 
Friday August 11th | Gates:  4:30PM 
Saturday, August 12th | Gates:  4:30PM

*Late Night begins nightly at 11:00PM (Inside The Kinsmen Community Center)

The Concert Series will be held at the Alberni Fall Fairgrounds & Kinsmen Community Center

4090 Hollywood St, Port Alberni, BC 

Tickets are still available and on sale now. We encourage purchasing pre-event as there is a event capacity this year.
Tickets can be purchased online at fiveacre.tickit.ca

Limited tickets will also be available at the gate. Ticket gates will open at 4:30pm on August 11th and 12th for duration of event until capacity is reached.

Ticket Prices:

Adult (19+)
Single Day: $45
Weekend All-Access Pass: $75
Late Night Only: $29 per night

Youth (Under 13-18):
Single Day: $25
Weekend: $40

Kids Under 12 Free!

Tickets are redeemed for event wristbands upon entry.

TWO pieces of ID are required for entry, one being Government Issued Photo ID.  All patrons entering the event are subject to a security check.  A wristband is required everywhere on-site, including all campgrounds. Wristbands are non-transferrable. They must be securely fastened and visible at all times. Tampering with wristbands will result in ejection from the site (civil and/or criminal charges will be sought). There is a wristband replacement fee of $25 and original wristbands must be presented in order to receive a new one.

BC Liquor Act states intoxicated persons are not permitted to be in licensed areas. There will be zero tolerance for intoxication, violence or rowdy behaviour.

Outside liquids are not permitted – no exceptions! Empty drink containers are permitted and can be filled at water refill stations located within the event area.

Yes, as long as patrons are wearing their festival wristband.

Smoking is allowed in designated areas only. Please dispose of butts in the containers provided. DO NOT PUT CIGARETTES ON THE GROUND – no exceptions.

The entire event site is an open license. Beverages are permitted both inside and outside within the event grounds.
BC Liquor Act states intoxicated persons are not permitted to be in licensed areas. There will be zero tolerance for intoxication, violence or rowdy behavior.

There will be limited seating and picnic benches on the festival grounds, but attendees are permitted to AND encouraged to bring their own chairs to the event should they wish. 

There are many flush toilets in the Kinsmen Community Center where the event will be held. Portable washrooms are in the outdoor event area to help accommodate guests, as well as in the camping areas.

An ATM will be located in the event area near the ticket booth. Locations subject to change without notice. Service fees apply.
In the event that there is no ATM there will be a service to accept Debit/Credit on side for sales.

LEAVE NO TRACE! Please help us keep it clean by utilizing the proper waste and recycling bins throughout the event site and camping area. Please be responsible and use the bins provided.

To have access to the campgrounds you must have the relevant single day or weekend event wristband AND a camping wristband (additional guest camping passes are available for $25). 

Outside alcohol in cans and plastic containers are permitted in the campground only.
Open alcohol is not permitted on roadways and will be confiscated and disposed of.

Visibly intoxicated persons will not be permitted to enter the event.
Anyone found in violation of this will be reported to security and will face ejection from site.

Keep roadways clear at all times. Vehicles impeding roadways will be towed.
Click here for site map. Public parking will be open adjacent to the Glenwood center just behind the Glenwood Center. (entry to site via Vimy Rd).
There will be a cab pick-up/drop-off location (just across from this with signage – refer to map)
Always arrange a safe ride home. Taxis are available. Road checks will be done nightly by local law enforcement.

Lost & Found is located at main ticket gate. After the event, please contact [email protected] for lost items.

Yes, there will be games and activities, as well as food & beverage vendors and an artisan market. 

The event will be a hybrid indoor/outdoor summer event until 11 pm with Food and Artisan Vendors in out outside area – where seating will also be available. Then join us inside to watch the live acts and stay for the late night after party each night inside at the Kinsmen.

Activities Schedule:


5:00PM – 8:00PM: Face painting by Blu Fairy

5:30PM – 8:30PM: Themed Photo Booth by Curvy Roads Photography

6:00PM – 7:00PM: Craft time with Metamorphic fine art

8:00PM – 10:00PM: Fire poi with Alana

8:30PM – 10:30PM: Tarot Card Readings

9:00PM – 11:00PM: Knife throwing with Jester

  • If you notice anything that puts you or others in danger, please notify security immediately.
  • Weapons, firearms, pyrotechnics and any other dangerous items that could pose harm or hazard are strictly prohibited. Dangerous materials will be confiscated and the persons will be subject to site ejection and possible criminal charges.
  • Any violent or disruptive behaviour will result in immediate eviction from grounds and possible persecution.
  • Flying colours, patches, or any type of gang-related paraphernalia will not be tolerated.
  • Racist, sexist, homophobic or excessively lewd paraphernalia will not be tolerated.
  • In the event of an emergency evacuation, proceed calmly to the nearest exit and follow event staff to a pre-determined muster station. Never attempt to go against the pedestrian flow.
  • Five Acre Shaker & Five Acre Co assumes no liability for personal loss, injury, death, property damage or any other harm suffered by participants, spectators, site owners, lessees or others who may be adversely affected by any event held by Five Acre Co.
  • All patrons entering the event may have their image or likeness reproduced for promotional and/or other purposes of Five Acre Co or any event held on-site. By entering the grounds, patrons agree to allow such use of your image and/or likeness.