The festival requires approximately $150,000 in reserve to start up each year.
All income received from the children's gate admission was given to the Rockland Recreation Building Fund for their renovation this year. And all future monies will go into that fund for the same purpose.
A new lobster cooker was built in 2008 with engraved bricks purchased by supporters of the Festival.
Dogs are allowed on the grounds provided they are on a regular leash at the discretion of the Gate Shift Leader.