Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Twin Peaks Festival?
The Twin Peaks Festival is a three day celebration in North Bend and Snoqualmie, Washington of the groundbreaking TV show “Twin Peaks” which initially aired in the United States from 1990-1991. Around 300 fans from around the world make the journey each year to meet fellow fans, cast members, and see filming locations used during the filming of Twin Peaks and Fire, Walk with Me.
Is the Twin Peaks Festival like other Fan Conventions?
Not at all, most fan based conventions allow you to meet celebrities only for a minute or two to get an autograph and a photo. We are a very small and intimate celebration where fans and cast members interact during the festival weekend. So imagine having a slice of cherry pie or a damn good cup of coffee with your favorite Twin Peaks cast member! Yes you can, we’ve been doing so since 1993.
When do Tickets go on sale?
Tickets for the 2018 Twin Peaks Festival have not been determined.
How much do tickets cost?
The price of your 2018 Festival ticket will vary depending on which type you select.
Full Weekend Ticket: TBD
Full Weekend Ticket with Bus Tour: TBD
PayPal and Major Credit Cards are accepted.
Please remember that all ticket sales are final. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. However, if you are unable to use the festival ticket you have paid for, you have options for reselling your ticket to another interested fan. Contact one of the organizers for more info.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE!
Will I receive physical tickets or is there a "Will Call"?
No, we did away with physical tickets a number of years ago to make it easier on attendees (one less thing to worry about when travelling!) as well as eliminate the administrative time and cost of printing and mailing paper tickets. All you will need to do is show up to the sign-in with a photo ID and we will have your name on a master list. You'll receive your name tag and welcome packet, and voila! You're all set. If you are concerned that you may still have a problem, you can always print out your ticket purchase transaction receipt and bring it with you.
What does my ticket get me?
If you purchase a non-bus tour Festival ticket, you are will receive:
Entry to all events listed in the festival schedule, donuts and bottomless coffee at the sign-in, dinner and unlimited water, tea and coffee at Friday evening's banquet, lunch, cherry pie, and unlimited water at Sunday's picnic, Inclusion in all festival contests, raffles, and door prizes, access to this year's celebrity guests during scheduled events.
If you purchase a Festival ticket with bus tour, you are entitled to all of the above, plus the bus tour of Twin Peaks filming locations within Snoqualmie Valley.
*****Due to prior work obligations, some celebrities may arrive late or leave early. We will do our best to let you know of these situations ahead of time so that you can plan your celebrity-meeting accordingly. Occasionally a celebrity may have to cancel out of the festival after accepting our invitation due to new work developments. We hope that as fans you will understand the nature of their business and accept this with grace.*****
What does my ticket NOT get me?
Your Ticket DOES NOT include Lodging. Your ticket DOES NOT include transportation to and/or from any festival events or parking fees incurred at any locations. DOES NOT include any guarantee of free merchandise or discounts at local eating establishments. DOES NOT include alcoholic beverages or sodas at the celebrity banquet. DOES NOT include parking fee at Olallie State Park.
I noticed you've placed a limit of ONE autograph. Why is that?
The festival has always been an open environment free of the trappings of your typical Star Trek convention. We don't normally attract large crowds, and we encourage a relaxed atmosphere in which fans can have great interactions with their favorite Twin Peaks celebrities. In general, the fans have always respected the lack of guidelines and boundaries, because that's the spirit of Twin Peaks. Unfortunately things have changed. Over the last several years, we've noticed a higher incidence of fans who are less than respectful of their fellow attendees, and while we don't think they are purposely monopolizing our celebrity guests' time to the detriment of the other attendees, we definitely see a need to hopefully control/curb this behavior with a bit of deterrence. We also want to make sure the celebrity guests, who are attending without asking any fees that they usually garner at other conventions, are getting a fair deal when they're asked to sign a pile of items for multiple fans. This is why we will be implementing a limit of one autograph per attendee per celebrity on an item supplied by the attendee. Celebrity guests will also have their own photos for sale and will set their asking price accordingly for those. No money will be going to the festival; all of this will be paid directly to the celebrity. We do this in hopes to control the number of situations where fans are having an excessive number of items signed, as well as provide the celebrities with a small compensation for their time since they are not paid to be at the festival.
Why is the ticket price so high?
We're glad you've asked this question! All fest ticket revenue goes directly to cover fest costs. There are no corporate sponsors so all funds come directly from ticket sales and merchandise revenue generated from the Twin Peaks Festival ETSY site. Fan funded and fan operated since 1993.
What are the fest costs, you ask?
Rental of Friday and Saturday activities, donuts and coffee during sign in, rental and catering for the Celebrity Banquet at the TPC Snoqualmie Golf Course, bus rental for bus tours, rental of the North Bend Theatre and tickets for Lynch Movie Night, rental of Olallie State Park, catering and pies for the Sunday picnic, fest packets, name tags prizes, fees and taxes. THE CELEBRITIES. No, the celebrities do not get paid a per diem or a flat rate. They give their time very graciously, and in return we pay for their airfare, their hotel, their meals, and their transportation.
What kind of Contest do you have?
We try to provide several competitions/contests during the festival to give you ample opportunities to show of your love of Peaks as well as win fun prizes! Twin Peaks Trivia Contest: Hosted by Fest perennial Josh Eisenstadt, you'll want to come prepared for this brain-straining trivia contest. First prize wins a free ticket to the next year's festival! Costume Contest: Dress as any Twin Peaks or David Lynch character you like and possibly win a ticket to next year's festival! Shoot, you can dress up as animals or inanimate objects too. Whatever works! Think creatively and have fun. Please, no performances. All costumes should be stand-alone and require no electrical source, music accompaniment, or lighting scheme. Caption Contest: We give you several screen shots from the series or film, and you give us your best funny captions! No caption is too wild or racy. C'mon, make us chuckle! Tibetan Rock Throw: Find the answers you seek by picking a rock from a tin pail and hurling it at a glass bottle. Whisper the right J-name and you might be the lucky bottle-breaking winner! Cherry Stem Tying: Think you've got what it takes to be the next New Girl at One-Eyed Jack's? First person to tie their stem in a knot wins a prize and most likely a few propositions as well. Who knows what else?
Does the Fest sell out quickly?
Why is the Fest capped at 300
How Does the Standby List Work
Can I get a Refund