Event Rules & Parking/Shuttle Info
PLEASE DO THESE……
It is a 21 & up ONLY EVENT. BRING YOUR ID! It will be checked at the gate.
BRING IN….Blankets, tarps & lawn chairs for the ground are welcomed in designated areas only. The fest reserves the right to ask you to move if you locate in an area that would block emergency vehicles or if you create a blockage problem for another fest attendee. See below for items that you may not bring.
Take advantage of our fabulous food vendors! Unlike our Wine & Brew Fest, you MAY NOT bring in your own coolers, picnic baskets or food to this event. We will have a wide variety of food options for you to choose from and water/soda will also be available for purchase.
Private Party Chalets are the only groups that are allowed to bring in outside food or they can order catering from Smithfield Station.
The proceeds of this event benefit local organizations.
PARKING INFO: Plenty of close parking is available at the site, easily a 1-2 minute walk to the gates. If you need assistance, we have golf carts that will give you a ride to the gate. Just tell one of the VFW parking volunteers you need a golf ride and they will radio for a pick up for you.
VIP ticket holders (Chalets and Specialty Sponsors with VIP Tickets, do get VIP Parking Passes.
There is handicapped parking designated.
To the Event: Hotel Guest Only - We provide free shuttle service, courtesy of Tysinger Automotive Group, to the event for guests staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites or the Smithfield Inn & Tavern. All guests at Smithfield Station can walk to the event but if you need a ride, please let the front desk know.
POST-SHUTTLE INFO & Reminder to make a post-fest transportation plan:
If you have had too much to drink, leave your car and have a DD pick you up OR take one of our free shuttles. Just tell your DD to park, and you can walk/golf cart ride out to their car.
We do have post event FREE shuttles, both from Tysinger & also our local IRIDE vans. They will take you to local hotels, restaurants, or your local neighborhood. The scope of their service is basically Wrenns Mill area, downtown Smithfield, Cypress Creek, Gatling Pointe, Eagle Harbor, Founders Pointe, Wellington Estates, Moonfield, Aspen Woods, and a few more. Please be kind to our drivers! They will not deliver you to your doorstep, but will get you to your neighborhood.
Please come pick up your car on Sunday. We are not responsible for cars left overnight, but they will NOT be towed.
CONSIDER GETTING A ROOM:
(Click here for hotels). Smithfield Station is an easy walk! And we do provide free shuttle service to the other local hotels.
Enjoy our town's other happenings - After the Festival, most restaurants/bars have specials! Many are within walking distance of the festival. Check out Other Weekend Events for details.
PLEASE DON'T DO THESE….
No Children/Babies! This event is for adults (21&up) only - there are no activities for children.
No pets! Sorry, but this is not an appropriate venue for pets.
No tents, grills, personal tables, large beach style umbrellas or pop-ups!
No open containers of alcohol in/out of the fest!
No outside food, coolers or picnic baskets. Private Chalets are the only exception to this.
OTHER GENERAL INFO
SVAE reserves the right to limit space in order to accommodate all patrons and to provide safe access through the festival grounds.
Reserved tables and chalet areas will be limited to the table settings provided by Fest. No additional personal chairs and/or tables will be permitted in this area for the safety and enjoyment of our patrons.
Ticket holders must be 21 years of age to enter event/purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Proper identification is required. Once you enter event, tickets are non-transferable. Tickets are non-refundable, and event is Rain/Shine, so dress for the weather!
No animals, except hearing /dog animals and service/dog animals or animals utilized in law enforcement, are permitted in the festival site.
Methods of Payment: We accept cash & credit cards.
Festival is held rain or shine. No refunds.
In addition, please remember to drink responsibly…and make a plan for post-transportation.
TASTINGS & SALES OF DRINK TICKETS END AT 4:00.
SALES OF BREW & WINE END AT 4:30.
EVENT IS OVER AT 5:00. Please drink responsibly and make plans for post event transportation.
Skates, skateboards and bicycles are not permitted in the park.
For the safety of all, the Smithfield Police may screen persons entering/exiting the park.
Fest reserves the right to postpone, cancel and/or evacuate events due to adverse weather conditions.
WE DO CARRY CATASTROPHIC EVENT CANCELATION INSURANCE. We would only cancel the event if there was a public safety situation. A little rain, storm, wind, cold or hot isn't enough cause to cancel. If we cancel for this type of reason, when our insurance policy kicks in, we will process refunds to both sponsors & general admission ticket holders. Last year this unfortunately happened. It took us six months to get our check and process refunds.
NOTICE: These regulations do not alter or change State or Town laws in any manner and you are subject to all applicable State or Town laws.