Fire Ban Information
Sunfest Country Music Festival in partnership with the local Youbou and the Town of Lake Cowichan fire safety officials announce their 2017 strategic fire safety plan for Laketown Ranch, focusing on increased fire prevention and education, public safety, additional onsite water resources and a heightened presence from fire department staff.
To reduce the risk of fires in the campground and concert bowl, festival organizers have placed a fire ban on propane fire pits and charcoal cooking devices. Cooking appliances must be 4 feet off of the ground at all times or they will not be permitted, such as cook stoves and barbecues.
A 24-hour a day presence from Youbou and the Town of Lake Cowichan fire safety unit, including a fire truck on site, strategically placed water stations throughout the festival grounds, round the clock security and clearly marked designated smoking areas will greatly increase the safety of the event and reduce the risk of fires.
The Sunfest Team reminds everyone to please enjoy the festival safely and responsibly. If you are a smoker, festival organizers ask that you ensure that all cigarette butts and matches are safely disposed of in a proper receptacle and never placed on the ground. If you wish to bring a cook stove or barbecue, these apparatuses must be 4 feet off of the ground and always have someone watching the stove and tending to food.