When is the festival?
The festival is on Friday, November 6th, 2020 from 4pm-10pm and Saturday, November 7th from 12pm-6pm
Saturday VIP admission is from 11:00A.M. until 6:00P.M.
Where is the festival?
The festival is at the Washington County Ag Ed Center, just south (6 miles) of Hagerstown, MD. It is very easy to get to. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
There is FREE ample parking on the property!
Tickets are available right here on our website, on facebook, and on eventbrite re-starting June 30th. If you already had tickets to the June 12-13 postponed event, your same exact tickets will be good on the new date. If you cannot make the new date, you may use your tickets at ShamRocked (Aug 8th) or at Fall Back Wine Fest on November 7th
How Much are tickets?
CLICK HERE for a complete list of ticket prices and inclusions
Are Children Allowed?
Children are allowed, but not recommended as there will not be any activities for them. Ages 6 & Up must pay full price. Ages 5 & under are free. There is no babysitting service and the event retains the right to ask anyone to leave if a risk is deemed too high.
Are Pets Allowed?
Yes. While this event is not pet-friendly in terns of activities and vendors, pets are allowed, IF: They are well behaved, leashed, and picked up after. Event reserves the right to eject patrons and pets at their discretion.
Is It Handicap Accessible?
Yes. There is handicap parking at the entrance and multiple handicap restrooms
What can I bring inside?
Please use common sense regarding the things you cannot bring (i.e. weapons, drugs, etc. - There will be a security and law enforcement presence!) In general, please DO NOT BRING OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINKS (aside from unopened bottled water, small snacks are okay) as regional food and wine is the showcase of the event. SMALL SOFT COOLERS WILL BE PERMITTED for ice, water, snacks. NO GLASS OR ALUMINUM. You are welcome to bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the sounds of local musicians.
*TENTS ARE ONLY PERMITTED TO THOSE WHO PURCHASED A SPECIAL ADD ON TICKET FOR THEIR TENT(S) - Now Sold Out.
*Small coolers are okay, but will be checked at the gate.
*OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND WILL LEAD TO IMMEDIATE EJECTION
There will be SHADED SEATING for several hundred people in two separate areas. Please be considerate when using this seating.
Can I Purchase alcohol?
Yes, per the Maryland Wine, Beer, and Liquor Festival permits, you may purchase wine, beer, or cocktails by the glass or bottle to consume on site. You may also purchase alcohol to take home with you, provided it is sealed. "Wine Check" services will be available.
Will there be Restrooms & EMS?
YES & YES
More restrooms than ever before & an air conditioned EMS station if it gets a little warm.
Will there be an ATM?
I Lost/Can't Print My Ticket
One of the many benefits of purchasing your ticket online is that you can retrieve your ticket online and re-print it, pull it up on your smart phone and show the gate attendant, or have the gate attendant pull it up from their linked computers. Each online ticket can and will only be scanned/used ONCE. For help before the festival, please login to your Eventbrite account.
Is There A Shuttle?
NO. Shuttles are good when there is not enough parking at the venue. But there is MORE than enough parking here.
*In general, festival shuttles do not take people to their homes. 99% of the time Festival Shuttle riders still end up driving/riding in private transportation.
We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE EVERYONE To Make Arrangements For Safe Transportation All The Way Home. If you do not have a DD, Uber is an ideal option and is now available in Hagerstown. There are also several taxi services including Grab-A-Ride.
What about Parking?
There are over two thousand parking spaces at the festival site. Generally there is a fee for parking at this venue, but for this event PARKING IS FREE, thanks to Julie Fritsch of Mackintosh Realtors!
We do ask for your patience with and direction from the parking attendants. They know what they are doing.
What if it rains?
In the event of rain, please bring an umbrella and enjoy the blues music, wine, beer, spirits & food in mother nature's mist. All alcohol, food, vendors, and musicians will still be there ready for you! As noted at the time you purchased your tickets, this is a rain or shine event.
Super Bonus Alert - The covered structures here alone can accommodate over 2,000 people!
When Can I Set Up My Pop Up Tent?
PERSONAL POP-UP TENT RULES: *THESE TICKETS DO NOT INCLUDE HUMAN ENTRY
(Individual Tickets For Humans Must Also Be Purchased)
"Bring Your Own - $40" ticket holders may utilize any available space in the designated Pop-Up Tent area. A maximum of 10 people will be permitted under any single tent at a given time. Please bring your own lawn chairs, small tables, blankets. Stakes or weights are required to secure tents. You may bring your tent with you at whatever time you are permitted to enter.