Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the Festival cost?

    The Festival and Fire Muster is free entry.  Bingo and Carnival do charge to participate.

  • Do I need a BFM Button for entry?

    No, however for collectors, buttons are available for purchase at our new INFORMATION Tent right next to the Ice Center and MVTA Bus pickup/drop off.

  • Where Can I Park for Friday & Saturday events?

    Parking is available in the Nicollet Middle School and Sky Oaks parking lots.   Street parking is also available in the area, however to avoid potentially very long walks to get to the festival grounds we highly recommend parking at the Burnsville Transit Station and take our free MVTA Bus that drops you right in the middle of the festival! No walking and all Buses are wheel chair accessible. Buses run every 15 min minutes. Check the FREE BUS SERVICE page on this website for the Full schedule.

  • Is There Handicap Parking?

    We have a very limited amount of spaces for vehicles with Handicap Permits located at the West Entrance (Nicollet Avenue). However to limit your distance from this parking to the stage, food and beer tents, we strongly suggest you use our free handicap accessible MVTA buses that run every 15 min from the Burnsville Transit Station to the heart of our festival grounds.

  • Is there someone to assist handicapped individuals to the grounds?

    We do not have sufficient volunteers to provide assistance so we strongly suggest anyone with mobility needs to park at the MVTA Burnsville Transit Station and ride our Free fully handicap accessible Buses that will drop you off right in the middle of the Festival next to the stage, food trucks, merchants and beer tents.

  • Where can I drop off and pickup?

    We recommend either the West Entrance (Nicollet Avenue and Civic Center Drive) or at Nicollet Middle School. If dropped off at the schools back side parking lot, you will need to walk down a hillside and after dark lighting is minimal so proceed at your own risk.
    The easiest drop off without congestion is at the Burnsville Transit Station and hop on our free MVTA shuttle buses that take you to the heart of the Festival activities. Buses run every 15 min and also pick up on Nicollet and Civic Center Parkway as well.

  • What Time are the fireworks?

    Fireworks are on Friday & Saturday Night (weather permitting). Our goal is to start them at 9:40pm. The Fire Department must give us the all clear to initiate the fireworks based on weather conditions.

  • Can I bring my bike, skateboard or rollerblades?

    Skateboards are allowed to be used in the skate park only.  You must walk with your skateboard to the skateboard park. Bikes and roller skates/blades are NOT allowed on the BFM Grounds

  • Is there an ATM onsite?

    We provide 2 ATMs, one in the Stage Beer Tent and also the Bingo Beer Tent.

  • What times is the Carnival open?

    The Carnival operates Friday 5-11pm, and Saturday 12:30pm - 11pm

  • How much does the Carnival cost?

    It varies by ride.  Buy tickets at their ticket booth.  The Fire Muster Festival does not operate the carnival, we only provide them space.

  • Does the Carnival take Checks or Credit Cards?

    They only accept cash.

  • How much is the food and beer?

    Beer, Wine and Seltzer prices on Fri & Sat are all $8 each. We offer s variety of beers including best sellers and craft beers, red and white wine and seltzer.

  • Do the food vendors & beer tent take cash and credit cards, or do you need to purchase tickets for food/beverage?

    Our Beer tents now accept Credit Cards! YEA! Food vendors may only accept cash, some may take cards, it’s up to each vendor. Same for merchandise vendors. We do provide an ATM in both beer tents.

  • Are kids under age 18 allowed at the event without parents/adult supervision?

    All ages are welcome! The Fire Muster Festival has no set policy on age.

  • When is Bingo?

    Bingo is held on Saturday from 3:00pm-7:00pm in the Bingo Beer Tent. Bingo is presented and operated by the Burnsville Savage Lions Club.

  • Can kids play BINGO or is this an adult event (18 plus)?

    It is family friendly, but you must be at least 18 years of age to purchase bingo cards.

  • Are dogs allowed at Fire Muster events?

    Only certified assist dogs are allowed. You must be prepared to show us your certification.

  • What time does the Live Music play?

    Thursday we have music at Nicollet Commons Park from 5-8, and music at our Craft Beer Tasting from 6-8 on the parking deck.
    Friday night music starts at 5:30 with our opening act and our headliner plays at 7:30pm till 11pm with a defined break for the Fireworks.
    Saturday our Multicultural Stage Performances start at 1pm and wraps up at 6pm. Our main stage headliner act starts either 7:30 or 8pm (depending on the performer) and plays till 11pm. See our Festival Schedule each year for details.

  • Can I bring coolers and food/beverages?

    No coolers or outside food or beverages are allowed in the Festival. Please keep in mind this is a 501C3 nonprofit organization that is 100% volunteer supported. The festival is a fundraiser event each year and we donate back to nearly 20 nonprofit organizations in our area who help us put on the event.

  • Can I bring a lawn chair?


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