Q: What is your admission policy for day of event, will I need an ID? The Door County Wine Fest is an exclusive event for those of 21 years of age or older. You will be required to show proof of age with a valid photo ID and proof of ticket purchase at gate. Must be 21 years of age to receive a wristband for entrance to the fest grounds and to sample and purchase wine. Tickets purchased online will still require the individual to show an ID at one of our ticket gates on day of the event. With a ticket purchase and ID check completed, each individual will have a festival wrist band placed on your wrist by one of the festival staff. There will be no refunds if you attempted to purchase a ticket online, and you are underage. No one under the age of 21 will be permitted on the festival grounds.
Q: Where can I park? Will there be a shuttle? You can park at the Baileys Harbor Rec Park (2623 Summit Road) or downtown Baileys Harbor and a shuttle will run continuously to and from About Thyme Farm. The Baileys Harbor Yacht Club, Baileys Grove Campground, and Baileys Bluff Campground will have a complimentary shuttle to and from the festival for lodging guests. The following municipalities will also have complimentary shuttles: Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Ephraim, Sister Bay. There will be NO parking at About Thyme Farm.
Q: Will there be seating at event or are we allowed to bring our own? There will be some tables and chairs available; no need to bring your own.
Q: Are kids allowed at this event? This is a 21 and over event, enough said.
Q: May I purchase tickets at the door? Will you sell out? We encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of time to ensure admittance. We are capping ticket sales so there may not be any tickets available at the door.
Q: Will food be served at the event? Admission gets you unlimited tastings of wine, a full day of live music, official wine glass, and cheese samplings from Renards Cheese, courtesy of the Door County Dairy Promotion and ACCESS to our food vendors, who will be selling a variety of delicious food at the event.
Q: Will there be souvenirs available for purchase? Yes, there will be a selection of Door County Wine Fest merchandise available for purchase at the festival.
Q: Are there other related events going on during the weekend at the individual wineries? Individual wineries may sponsor their own on-site events throughout the weekend of the Door County Wine Fest, however none of these events will conflict with the festival hours. Check out the Door County Wine Trail website for more info.
Q: What lodging is available in the area? We encourage you to stay at any of the establishments in Baileys Harbor. The Baileys Harbor Yacht Club, Baileys Grove Campground, and Baileys Woods Campground will have a complimentary shuttle to and from the festival for lodging guests.
Q: Do you accept credit cards? All on line purchases are made via credit card. Day of event tickets, merchandise, and wine may be purchased via cash or a credit card. Checks will not be accepted.
Q: I purchased tickets on line, but cannot locate the confirmation email. Can another email be sent or how can I get replacement tickets? Replacement tickets are available by contacting us here.
Q: May I leave the festival grounds and return later in the day? You are allowed to leave and return as many times as you like as long as you still have your festival wrist band properly attached and present it upon re-entry.
Q: What about large group discounts? At this time, we do not have a discounted group rate.
Q: May I bring carry-ins? No. Carry-ins will not be allowed.
Q; What if it rains? The event will be held rain or shine. Watch the weather forecasts, and check our Facebook page or this web site for updates. Severe weather (beyond the norm) would be the only possible way that the festival may be postponed or canceled. We do not expect this to happen.
Q: Are dogs allowed on the grounds of the festival?
A: No, although we love our furry friends we ask that you keep your pet at home.
Q: What does my ticket include?
A: Your ticket includes not just unlimited wine tastings, but also a commemorative tasting glass, full afternoon of great live music, cheese samplings from Renards Cheese, courtesy of the Door County Dairy Promotion and access to purchase amazing local food from some of the best restaurants on the peninsula, and opportunities to meet the people behind your wine.