Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the 2018 Door County Wine Fest

Where and when 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. 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 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. There will be a Designated Driver ticket available, which includes entrance to the grounds  with a designated wristband, live music, apparel and food purchases. However, entrance to the wine tasting area will be reserved for those guests that are 21 years of age or older only.

Where can I park? Will there be a shuttle? There will be plenty of free parking around Martin Park 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. We will be offering a FREE SHUTTLE to the event from several overflow parking locations and back after the event. Schedule as follows...

*HARBOUR VILLAGE Campgrounds & Waterpark 5840 Hwy 42 
(15 min from event) PICK UP TIMES: 11:30 am & 12:30 pm 
****Please call 920-743-0274 to reserve a parking spot and specify which bus/time you will be taking to/from the event.
50 pp. per bus. DEPARTURE TIMES : 4:45 pm & 5:15 pm
****Bus will depart the event grounds in the parking lot of Spa Ahavah at the corner of Oregon St/3rd Ave

*SAWYER PARK Overflow Lot – 36 S. Neenah Street (5 min from event)
PICK UP TIMES: 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm DEPARTURE TIMES: 4:45 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm
****Bus will depart the event grounds in the parking lot of Spa Ahavah at the corner of Oregon St/3rd Ave

*TRACTOR SUPPLY CO 1833 Egg Harbor Road/Hwy 42  (7 min from event)
PICK UP TIMES: 12:15 pm & 12:45 pm  DEPARTURE TIMES: 5:15 pm & 5:50 pm
****Bus will depart the event grounds in the parking lot of Spa Ahavah at the corner of Oregon St/3rd Ave

Will there be seating at event or are we allowed to bring our own? There will be some park benches, picnic tables and pub tables around the grounds. However, please feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on in Martin Park.

Are kids allowed at this event? We are encouraging "adults only" attend this event. There are no planned activities for kids. People under the age of 21 are allowed on the grounds to enjoy live music and food, but they are not allowed inside the tasting tent.  Due to limited space, we ask that strollers and other carriers be parked outside the tent.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. Also, there are now several Ubers in the area.

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, but most likely it will be In June.

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

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 busy festival. Pets will not be allowed in the wine tasting tent or Wine Bar and Apparel Tent, unless it is an ADA certified service animal.

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 canceled. We do not expect this to happen.

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