frequently asked questions

Please read carefully as answers to many questions about this year's festival can be found here!

How will COVID-19 affect the festival ?

We are committed to following the guidelines of the CDC, as put forth the day of the event in September.  This includes proper means to ensure social distancing and expanding the festival grounds to accommodate regulations. 

How do tickets work this year ?

This year's festival will be moving to a barcode ticket system.  You must purchase tickets online through this website (or through a member) to receive a ticket barcode.  Once at the festival, you will scan your barcode for entry. One barcode scan per person. Barcodes can be shown right on your phone, or can be printed ahead of time. 

Is my ticket tax-deductible ?

Yes!  HTVFC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer organization. All contributions and donations made are tax-deductible!  

Will I be carded at the gate ?

Yep!  Please remember to bring your valid ID the day of the festival, or we unfortunately cannot let you into the grounds. Only after showing ID will you be given your drinking wristband, so don't forget. No exceptions! 

What if it rains ?

Come on out! The event is rain or shine

Getting to the festival ?

​We encourage all attendees to Lyft or Uber to the festival as a preferred means of transportation.  Designated drivers are encouraged if ride-share is not available to you. ​

Will there be parking ?

​Again, we encourage all attendees to Lyft or Uber to the festival as a preferred means of transportation.  There will be limited parking available, first come, first served. 

Can I attend if I do not plan on sampling any alcohol ? 

Non-drinkers can buy special wristbands at a reduced cost designating they will not be drinking. *(Purchase at the door only)

Is the event BYOB ? 

No! Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries will be sampling throughout the day and there will be food, water and non-alcoholic beverages available. No outside containers or beverages other than clear water bottles are permitted. 

Can I bring the whole family?

As long as they're 21+ , of course.  Under 21 and children are discouraged from attending as this is an adult event with alcohol being sampled.  Leave the kids at home and come have a good time!

Are pets allowed?

Nope, sorry.  It is a violation of health and safety to have pets on-premise at the event.

Can I bring a small bag ?

Yes. Make sure to pack some sun-screen, sunglasses, camera. 

Where do I pick up my T-shirt?

After you check in at the gate, proceed to the pick-up station with your T-Shirt voucher to pick up your shirt.  You may buy shirts day-of, but quantities are very limited.  We encourage you to buy now on the ticket page and guarantee you get one!