Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the 2018 Door County Wine Fest

Where is the festival being held?
The 3rd annual Door County Wine Fest is being held at Martin Park in historic Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin The park is located at 207 South 3rd Avenue, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235.

What are the dates and times of the event?
Door County Wine Fest will be held on June 30, 2018. Wine tasting begins at 1pm with last call at 3:45pm, area closes at 4pm. Live music and wine and food purchases will be available until 5pm.

What lodging is available in the area?
We encourage you to stay at any of the establishments in Sturgeon Bay. A full list can be found here: Sturgeon Bay Lodging

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. Online tickets are priced lower to encourage advance ticket sales. This helps with planning for adequate wine, food, staff and more.

Do you accept credit cards?
All online purchases are made via credit card. Day of event tickets, merchandise, and wine may be purchased via cash or a credit card. 

I purchased tickets online, 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.

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. We will have trained and certified security checking IDs. 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 to sample wine. 

May I leave the festival grounds and return later in the day?
Our festival grounds are enclosed. 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.

Where can I park?
There is plenty of free parking in Sturgeon Bay. On street parking will be available on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage you to walk from some of the nearby hotels, if able.

Are there other means of transportation in Sturgeon Bay.
Door County is distinctly not urban, and public transportation is not readily available. There are a few cab companies that originate from Sturgeon Bay that may be available for transportation. If you do not plan on walking from a nearby hotel, we recommend arranging responsible transportation or having a designated driver before attending the event.  The laws are very strict on drinking and driving; it is simply not worth taking a chance. Door County Cab can be reached by calling 920-818-1124.

I can't participate this year.  Do you have a date planned for the 2019 Wine Fest?
Not at this time, date and location to be determined at a later date.

What about large group discounts?
At this time, we do not have a discounted group rate.

Will food be served at the event?
A variety of delicious food will be available for purchase at the event. Several restaurant options are nearby as well.

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 - primarily apparel.

Are there other related events going on during the weekend at the individual wineries?
Individual wineries may sponsor their own pre- or post-festival 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.

Can I bring my pet?
Pets are allowed in Martin Park and public areas of Sturgeon Bay, however we are strongly encouraging you to find someone to take care of your pets during this festival. Pets will not be allowed in the wine tasting area.

Can I bring my kids? 
We are strongly encouraging that children not attend this event, there will be no activities planned for them. No one under the age of 21 may sample or purchase wine and the designated driver ticket holder needs to be 18 years of age or older.

May I bring carry-ins? 
No. Carry-ins will not be allowed.

What if it rains?
The event will be held rain or shine. The wine tasting area, wine bar and live music will all be under a large tent. 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 cancelled We do not expect this to happen.

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