Frequently Asked Questions

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What can/ should I bring?

What should I bring?

The school provides all the bedding plus a towel so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own. Besides normal things like toiletries, socks, underwear, clothes and shoes you can also bring:

  • sporting clothes if you want to join the sports activities.
  • a yoga mat if you want to do yoga (the school has a limited number).
  • a sleeping mask. It gets dark quite late and the curtains in the rooms are not very thick.
  • a tent, sleepingbag and airmatress if you want to camp outside and not sleep in a room.
  • a notebook and pen to take notes during the lectures and to add new contacts.
  • a waterbottle so that you can always have water with you.
  • a musical instrument if you want to entertain at the campfire or the talent show.
  • running shoes if you want to go running
  • a watch so you can follow the festival schedule.
  • a blanket if you want to sit on the grass outside.
  • a camera or videocamera to take great memories home with you.
  • summer clothing. It can get up to 26-28 degrees at the peek of the Danish summer.
  • some warm clothing. It can get cold in the evenings and go down to 15 degrees Celcius at night.
  • a lot of ‘business’ cards that you can hand out to new friends.
  • some cash, either Danish kronor or Euro, as there will be a few things for sale in the entrance area, such as t-shirts and books.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your kids and there are a few playgrounds on the site. We do not have special equipment like high chairs for smaller children and we don’t know how many other kids will be attending the festival. If enough children sign up we will arrange some occasional activities for them, so please make sure to write the age of your child on the registration form. If you join the festival bus please make sure to book a seat for your child and bring a childrens car seat as it is mandatory by law in Denmark.

Can I bring my pet?

No. We prefer that you do not bring any pets to the festival since some people may be allergic and we also don’t know how the various pets will get along with each other.

Can I bring instruments or perform?

You are more than welcome to bring an instrument to the festival, especially for the camp fire and the talent show. We encourage everyone who likes to play and sing to participate.

The Location

What is the address?

The adress for the school is: Osted Fri- og efterskole Assendløsevejen 1 Osted, 4320 Lejre Denmark

How do I get there?

For information on how to get to the school please go to the ‘Location’ page.

Can I park my car there?

Yes, there is a large parking lot in front of the school and it is free to park.

What is the weather like?

The festival takes place in the middle of the Danish summer and the weather is usually quite good. The temperature on a typical summers day varies between 19-25 degrees celcius. That said the Danish weather can be very unpredictable and a worst case senario is temperatures between 15 – 18 degrees and some wind and rain. Best case senario is 23-28 degrees and this has been the case most years. If you check the Danish weather forecast here beforehand you will get a pretty good idea about the weather forecast. Normally we have great weather for the festival and people wear shorts and T-shirts.

What type of internet and phone connections are there?

The cell phone coverage at the school is pretty good and so is the WIFI connection in the main building. Some places you can also get the WIFI signal outside and in the rooms but not everywhere. The WIFI may be turned off around 10 pm.

Accommodation

Can I sleep in a tent or outdoors?

Yes, you can bring your own tent and set it up in the designated areas by the skateboard ramp. You will get a discount on the festival ticket of course. You are also welcome to sleep under the stars if you prefere so and a nice spot can be by the little lake.

Are there dorms?

No, the school does not have dorms only shared rooms for either two, three or four people. The price per person is the same for all of the rooms.

Can I get a single room?

If the festival is not fully booked you can get a room to yourself, but you will have to pay extra. The price is on the ‘Price & Registration’ page.

Can I get a room close to the bathroom?

If you book your ticket early it may be possible for us to locate you close to a bathroom. The rooms are being distributed on a first come first serve basis so make sure to book early if you have certain preferences. All you have to do is e-mail us at contact@freshfoodfestival.com with your request and we will let you know if it is possible.

Will I get my own key?

There are two keys for each room. If you loose it, it will cost you 150 kr to have a new one made so make sure to hand it back after the festival.

How can I keep my belongings safe?

There are two keys for each room and you can keep you belongings in there. Just remember to lock the room every time you leave. If things get lost, broken or stolen however it will have to be your own insurance that covers it, so do be careful and lock your room. We also recommend that you do not bring very valuable things like laptops but instead take the time off from computers and enjoy some face to face interaction.

Can you help me with accommodation in Copenhagen?

Unfortunately we cannot help you find a place to stay in Copenhagen before and after the festival, but here are some options for you. On Facebook there is a group called 811 Couch surfing and here you may be able to find a Dane who will host your stay privately. A suggestion for a hostel could be www.citypublichostel.dk which is not too far from the fruit vendors at Istedgade and the Central station.

Below are more websites where you can find hotels and Bed & Breakfast places in various price categories:
http://www.budgetplaces.com/da/kobenhavn/budget-bed_and_breakfast-list
http://www.copenhagenbedandbreakfast.dk/
http://dk.hostelbookers.com/hoteller/danmark/kobenhavn/
 http://uk.hotels.com/de408991-at5/bed-and-breakfast-hotels-copenhagen-denmark/
 http://www.hotels.com
http://www.wimdu.co.uk/copenhagen

Pricing and Payment

Can I pay installments?

No. Unfortunately we are not equipped to handle several payments from each person, so just make sure to put a little bit aside each month so you can pay it all in one go.

Can I make a money transfer?

Yes, you can also make a money transfer instead of using our webshop. Just make sure that we get the right amount as your bank may add some fees or use a poor exchange rate.  You find the required information here…

Can I get a discount?

If you sign up before April 1st or if you are a student or retired you will naturally get a discount. See the ‘Price & Registration’ page. If you are neither a student nor retired then the best way to get a discount is to volunteer in the kitchen during the festival. For more information on volunteering go to the ‘Volunteer’ page.

What if I get ill or want to cancel?

If for any reason you need to cancel your registration before the festival starts we will give you a full refund minus a small administration fees. Children under the age of 4 are not charged an administration fee for canceling. (We prefer if you can cancel before July 1st since that is when the food will be ordered.)  Unfortunately we cannot give you your money back once the festival has started regardless of personal circumstances (even if you become ill). You are welcome to pass your ticket along to someone else as long as the new guest fills out a registration form and you inform us about the change. If you wish to cancel please send us an e-mail at contact@freshfoodfestival.com The administration fee will be deducted from your payment. See the prices for cancelling at the buttom of the ‘Price & Registration’ page.

Various

Can I be a speaker at the festival?

Every year we try to get internationally recognized and well known speakers for the festival, so the answer is most likely no. You are of course welcome to send us an e-mail at contact@freshfoodfestival.com and tell us more about yourself and your topic and we will keep you in mind for future festivals. If you are an instructor in some kind of sport or activity you are very welcome to let us know and perhaps it can fit into our schedule.

Can I performe at the festival?

 

Yes you can. Both for the campfire night and the talentshow we encourage people to share their talents. Maybe you can play a musical instrument, sing, dance, juggle or something else and you are very welcome to do so.

What kind of work will I do as a volunteer?

On the ‘volunteer page’ you can read all about the kind of work you will be doing as a volunteer.

Is there a limit to the number of participants?

Yes, there are only 134 beds at the school and a similar number of seats in the dining hall so we cannot have more than a maximum of 150 people if some people sleep in tents. Each year the festival attracts more and more participants so if you want to make sure to get a ticket don’t wait till last minute.

What kind of people are coming and can I come alone?

It is a very broad range of people who attend the festival and you will find both young and old, men and women, posh people and hippies, overweight people and slim people, 80/10/10 beginners and long term raw vegans. Some of the people will be Danish but a large number of the people will also be from all over the world since this is an international festival. One thing you will probably notice is that everyone is very positive, friendly and open minded and you should not be afraid to come alone. As long as you have a positive attitude and a sincere interest in a healthy raw vegan lifestyle you are naturally part of the family.

How can I help to support or promote this festival?

It is expensive to make a festival like this and we need all the marketing and financial help we can get. We try to keep the price as low as possible and by helping us you help the festival continue in the years to come. What you can do are things like:
  • press the like button for Facebook in the sidebar
  • write about it/ link to us on forums and websites in your country/ language
  • share the event on your Youtube channel if you have one
  • share the website adress with family, friends and the world in general
  • tell people in the media about the festival so they can write an article about it in your country
  • let us know of any possible sponsors that can support us
  • donate an amount of your own choice

Thank you very much. We are super appreciative of any help we can get.