These is a list compiled together of the most commonly asked questions around the show grounds either during, or before the show. If you cannot find your answer here, please contact us!
Does WMSTR Offer Camping For Visitors?
Yes! Rollag has a large camping area. Camping is a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservation of camping spots. Camping does fill up quickly. We have room for about 800 campers (depending on size etc) plus some added overlow if needed. You may pull in and setup camp until 9pm. After 9pm, you will be directed and staged the Clay County Posse, near the main campgrounds entrance for entry into the campgrounds when we open the next morning/
What Is The Cost Of Camping/Visiting?
Camping is $35.00 for primitive camping. This is a 'per-camper' fee. There is a gate fee, which is $20.00 for a season pass (all 4 days) or $12.00 per day. Children 14 and under are free with a paid adult. These season pass is good for the entire show, and the day passes are good only for the day of purchase. the $35.00 camping fee is good for the duration of the time you are camping.
When Can Campers Arrive At WMSTR?
If you are camping at WMSTR, you may arrive starting the Tuesday before the show. There is no added cost to camp pre-show, however, visitors are not allowed on the show grounds until the show starts on Friday. This is for the safety of our guests, as many exhibits are still being setup and unloaded during this time. You may be asked to exit the show grounds if you are exploring pre-show. Please understand this is for safety reasons.
Does WMSTR Offer Power/Water/Sewer Hookup For Campers?
No. WMSTR does not provide power, water or sewer services at the individual campsites. There is an RV dump station located near the exit of our show grounds for your use upon leaving. Additionally, there is a septic service that is on-site during the show, and will empty your tank for a fee. You must contact them for further information.
May I Bring A Generator?
Yes. You may bring a generator. There are quiet hours between the hours of 11pm and 6am when we ask that generators NOT be used, unless for medical/health reasons. If you fall into this category, please let the campground staff know this when you arrive.
Are There Handicapped Camping Spaces
Yes. There are a number of spaces near the main entrance gate to visitor camping that are easily accessible for those needing extra assistance getting around. Theses are relatively flat areas without hills to traverse.
Are Pets Welcome?
Yes. Pets are welcome in the campgrounds, but NOT on the show grounds service dogs are exempt. You must keep your pet on a leash at all times, ensure they are not causing a disturbance to other nearby guests and you must pick up after them. WMSTR does not have an official 'dog park' to exercise your pet, however you can get in a good walk around the campgrounds and meet your fellow campground neighbors in the process.
Pets are not to be left unattended outdoors, or in your passenger car. If we spot a pet in danger from heat, we will take measures to ensure that pet is safe. (We will page the owner of the vehicle, and involve proper authorities to enter the vehicle if need be to remove the pet.)
Are Campfires Allowed?
Maybe. Campfires are allowed in general camping if they are contained in an above-ground fire bowl. Fires are not allowed in the stubble fields. Dry weather conditions may impose a ban on all fires in visitor camping. Please check with the campground staff when arriving for current details on campfires.
I Am Exhibiting At WMSTR, How Do I Register
If you are bringing exhibits to our show, you may sign up for our 'Special Event Membership' The cost is $20.00 for the duration of the show. You may pre-register and mail in your information until August 20th, or you may register when you arrive at the show grounds. Our gate staff will point you in the right direction. If you have a tractor or parade item, don't forget to register that too.
Does WMSTR Have A Flea Market/Swap Meet
No. WMSTR does not have a swap meet or flea market on our show grounds. We have had several discussions on this topic, and there are no plans in the future to hold one on our show grounds.
Does WMSTR Allow Food Vendors
No. WMSTR does not allow outside food vendors on our grounds. All of our food stands are staffed by our volunteers as well as local church groups. We have no plans to allow external vendors on our show grounds.
Does WMSTR Have Handicapped Restrooms?
Yes. Our bathroom facilities are handicapped accessible. If you are having difficulty locating a restroom, please contact one of our volunteers for assistance.
How Can I Pay For My Stay At WMSTR?
We accept checks and US Currency at the main gate. Some of our stands, such as the merchandise locations accept credit cards. We also have an ATMs onsite for your convenience.
Are Roads Clearly Lit and Marked?
Yes. The main roads on our show grounds are well lit at night, as well as our exhibit areas. There is ambient light in the parking lots, and campgrounds from nearby lights. Our main exits are clearly marked on the main roads Our main entrance/exit is our West Gate, which is only a hundred feet away from the railroad water tank. There are many unique features to help mark your location on our grounds as well as the map of the show grounds in your brochure (as well as posted in the grounds)
If you are camping with us, we have shuttles running into the camping areas in the evenings as well. These areas are lit, but not to an extent to cause difficulty sleeping. The main entrance/exit for the visitor camping is clearly marked and lit.
What Does WMSTR Offer For Food?
WMSTR offers a wide array of food. Many of our church stands offer full meals during the day, including excellent breakfasts. These are some excellent home-cooked meals that many look forward to enjoying each year! We have some stands with fry bread, ice cream cones, and other stands serving hot dogs, hamburgers, taco-in-a-bag and many other good eats. We offer Coke products on our show grounds, as well as other snacks such as popcorn and candy. The prices vary from $1.00 up to $6.00 or $7.00 for meals.
Does WMSTR Have First Aid On The Grounds
Yes! In addition to having medical services provided by Hawley EMT services, we also have a number of volunteers with various degrees of training in CPR, First Aid, EMT etc. If you are in need of medical services, please go to the Administration building if possible. If not, please contact one of our volunteers and we will contact assistance for you.
May I Bring A Golf Cart To The Show?
You may bring a golf cart to the show, however You must provide the following information:
- Certificate of Liability (ACORD CERT) listing WMSTR as the Certificate Holder
- Proof of handicapped status (permit)
- Copy of Valid Driver's License.
The vehicle must have a working muffler, and working head/tail lights should the vehicle be operated after dark. Additionally, you must attend a Personal Vehicle safety meeting to ensure you are aware of our policies, safety regulations and general conduct for operating a personal vehicle on show grounds.
Personal vehicles are the single most commented on distraction at our show. We understand the need for transportation around the show grounds and therefore have shuttle wagons that provide transportation around the show grounds during our show hours, and also busses to get you back to your vehicle/camp-site at the end of the day.
Due to the number of exhibits we have moving about the show, and our crowds, we simply cannot allow the general public to bring in personal vehicles due to the significant safety risk it poses, as well as the detraction to the ambiance of the show. We operate under the thought of “Our First Accident Could Be Our Last”. We apply this to all areas of the show, including transportation.
If you are found using a personal vehicle on our show grounds without proper handicapped status, you will be asked to provide it, or to park the vehicle until you leave the show grounds. Your vehicle may be impounded by WMSTR if these rules are not followed. Again, this is for the safety of both our volunteers and our guests.
Transportation such as electric wheelchairs, Lark Scooters etc are exempt from this clause, however please exercise extreme caution while using these types of transportation.
Personal vehicles are prohibited from: Main Street, Horsepower Area, Miniature/Engine Area (in trees behind admin building) Road between TMB Building and Briden-Roen Sawmill.
Does WMSTR Have Church Services?
Yes. We offer a Catholic service on Saturday evening in the Assumption Church eat shack, and a Non-Denominational service in the Nelson Building on Sunday Morning.
How Many Tractors Can I Expect At Your Expo?
While WMSTR hopes for a banner expo or feature each year, there are many factors that can influence the number of exhibits that arrive on our show grounds. The cost of fuel, hauling, weather and availability/scheduling of exhibits, especially those that are hauled from outside our immediate area are all subject to these variables.
Will My Exhibit Be Safe?
Before, during, and after the show, WMSTR has a Posse from Clay County onsite 24 hours a day to handle any issue that might need police assistance, including patrolling the grounds during the day, and at night. They are at our show to help ensure the safety of our guests, our members, and our exhibits.
What is WMSTR's Tax Status
WMSTR is a 501(c)3 organization. This means that we are a strictly non-profit organization. Our members recieve no compensation for working at our show, or travel time, mileage. All monies received by the show are used for the preservation and development of our show.