Wine & Brew Fest
April 15, 2023
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
*NOTE: 11:00 am entry for
Chalet Tix, Early Bird Indiv Tix, Sponsors Tables & Small Business Sponsors.
Windsor Castle Park,
21 & up only. No infants/pets.
Wine & Brew Fest is TOTALLY SOLD OUT.
Please be careful if purchasing tickets from a third-party. We DO NOT HAVE an electronic ticket that is "email-able". We use a fraud protected hard copy real ticket. We are not responsible if you get scammed.
General Admit Tix - $60
Non-Sponsor Table with (8) tix - $560
(Purchase on-line only at release dates/times)
Noon Entry thru Main Gate.
1st RELEASE: SOLD OUT
Wed, Feb 15, 2023 at 7AM to 7 PM
(or until allotment is sold out)
2nd RELEASE: SOLD OUT
Thur, Feb 16 at 7 PM until sold out
For more info on release dates, differences in ticket types, prices, event details, please see our FAQ's & INFO on this page.
For info on Private Party Chalets, Tables and Small Business Sponsorship for any festival, please see drop downs under the Festival Tab.
Who receives the proceeds?
This festival donates about $85,000 to over (50) organizations who volunteer for our festivals. Other organizations will receive grants of $10K or $5K donations as special benefiting organizations.
Other donations are made on behalf of our superstar & board members volunteers that assist with the festivals. We also contribute to the Town to support taking care of the beautiful home to our festivals, Windsor Castle Park!
FAQ's & Info:
for Wine & Brew Fest
Ticket TYPES, PRICING & release dates:
Early Bird Individual Tix $100 each
Entry thru VIP Gate an hour early at 11:00 am.
Purchase on-line or if need assistance call 757-869-0664 M-F, 10-4:00 pm.
What special about Early Bird Tickets?
General Admission Tickets & Non-Sponsor Tables & How to get a DD Tix:
Noon entry thru Main Gate.
Wed, 2/15/23 at 7 AM to 7 PM
(or until allotment sold out.)
Thur, 2/16/23 at 7 PM
(remain on sale until sold out)
$60 - General Admit Tix
Noon entry thru Main Gate
$560 - Non-Sponsor Table, comes with (8) General Admit Tix. Noon entry thru Main Gate. Location preference is taken, but not guaranteed. Sponsor tables have first choice on location.
Table Location choices are: Amphitheater Stage, Brew Stage or Manor House Lawn Stage.
$30 - Designated Driver Tix - sold day of event at the Will Call Booth starting at 11:00 am. Available even if event is sold out. CASH ONLY. Still must be 21 & up. ID Required. DD Ticket includes entry into the event. May not consume alcohol or participate in tastings.
what Do tix include?
All Tickets include:
Early Entry at 11:00 AM thru VIP Gates:
Chalets, Sponsor/Premium Tables, Small Business Sponsors and Early Bird Individual tickets all get early entry thru VIP Gates at 11 AM.
Noon Entry thru Main Gate:
General Admit Tix and Non-Sponsor Table enter at Noon thru Main Gate.
Tastings & Drink Tix sales end at 4PM
Sales of wine and beer end at 4:30PM.
Event over at 5 PM.
NOTE: Only unopened bottles of wine purchased to take home may leave the festival. All uncorked wine bottles, stadium cups, tasting glasses & growlers must be empty when you leave event area.
$30 Designated Driver Tickets:
Available day of event at the Will Call Booth. $30 CASH ONLY. May not drink alcohol or participate in tastings. Still must be 21 & up.
How do tastings work?
11 AM Early Entry Tastings Tickets:
Includes Early Bird Individual, Chalet & Early Entry Sponsor Tickets.
General Admit Tastings & Entry start at Noon:
Includes all General Admission Tickets and tickets that come with Non-Sponsor Tables.
All tastings end at 4:00.
Check back closer to the event to see participating wineries and breweries.
Virginia Craft Breweries and Wineries will be at the fest, featuring over (100) brews & wines for you to sample.
How to get Tastings: When you enter the fest you will receive a special tasting glass. As long as supplies last, you have a choice for a beer or wine tasting glass. Don't worry you can sample both wine or beer in it!
Rinse Stations are available if you need to wash out your glass in-between samplings.
Stroll the Wine or Brewery Village and visit each of the booths.
Purchasing wines & brews:
Buy Brews & Growlers:
For brews visit the Drink Ticket Booth first and buy drink tickets.
SVAE Growlers are for sale at the drink ticket booth, or if you already have one from one of our other festivals, don't forget to bring it with you. We only honor OUR SVAE GROWLERS at the festival. Due to ABC permit rules, all growlers must enter/exit the festival empty.
There are also a few "wandering drink tix sellers" walking around the site, they take cash only.
Buy wine to drink at the festival by the glass or by the bottle. You can also buy unopened bottles to take home with you from your favorite VA Wineries or the International Wine Tent.
VA Wineries: Buy directly from each VA Winery. Use cash or most of them accept credit cards. You can't use drink tickets at the VA Wineries.
International Wines: Pay with cash, credit cards or you can also use event drink tix also.
Featured Wineries & Breweries:
List will be available soon.
Purchase "Event Wear" at the Merchandise Booth located in the Beer Village next to the drink ticket booth, or at the one in the Wine Village. Event shirts, hats, sweatshirts and other cool stuff is available.
Water, Soda & Other food available:
11 AM -2:00 PM
2:30 - 5:00 PM
Bobby Black Hat Band
Brew Village Stage:
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 - 5:00 PM
Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos
Manor House Lawn Stage:
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 - 5:00 PM
Jacob Vance/Larry Berwald
As you stroll around the festival, check out our upscale, unique, hand-crafted retail vendors.
EVENT SHIRTS & MERCHANDISE
Other Unique Retail Vendors - check back later for who is participating.
EVENT SHIRTS & MERCHANDISE
Entry Gate info & VIP ParKing:
Which gate do you enter? Who get VIP Parking?
VIP GATE #1: 11AM Entry
Chalet ticket holders will enter thru VIP GATE #1 located just to the right of the Manor House.
VIP GATE #2: 11AM Entry
Early Bird Individual, Early Admit Sponsor Tickets (for Small Business Sponsors and Sponsor/Premium Tables) enter thru VIP GATE #2 located to the left of the Main Gate.
UNLESS SOMEONE IN THE CAR HAS AN OFFICIAL VIP PARKING PASS or HANDICAPPED PERMIT, you will park in General Parking lot and will be directed by our VFW Parking Crew to turn right on Kayak Lane. IF YOU HAVE A VIP PARKING PASS PLEASE HAVE IT OUT AND READY TO SHOW.
MAIN GATE: Noon Entry
General admission tickets and tickets that come with Non-Sponsor Table get noon entry thru the Main Gate. The Main Gate is located to the far right of the red barns. You will see signs for it as you walk towards the red barns from the General Parking lot.
After checking in at the SVAE HQ building, volunteers will go to the "Smithfield Station" side of the Manor House and enter the festival thru the Volunteer Holding & Gate.
Do's & Don'ts:
DO THESE THINGS:
DON'T DO THESE THINGS:
Lost & Found:
If you find something please turn it in at one of the Merchandise Booth so we can try and find the owner.
If you lost something report it at one of our Merchandise Booths or ask someone with a radio.
Directions: Use 705 Cedar Street, Smithfield VA as the GPS address. If given an option, choose the route that uses CEDAR STREET.
If coming thru town on South Church Street ****DO NOT turn off of S. Church Street onto "Old" Jericho Road (between the pink and green historic homes). Go one more block toward Main Street and turn on CEDAR STREET to get to the park.
If coming via RT.10/258 - you will turn at the light on Main Street, then turn right on Underwood (1st right after car wash). At the stop sign turn right on CEDAR STREET and follow signs to Windsor Castle Park.
Parking: Our local VFW will be directing traffic once you arrive at the park. We have three areas: VIP Parking, General Parking and Handicapped Parking. None of the parking is far, and we have plenty. There are also golf carts available to give rides to folks that need assistance.
UNLESS YOU HAVE AN OFFICIAL VIP PARKING PASS OR HANDICAPPED PERMIT, you will turn right on Kayak Lane and park in the general parking lot. PLEASE HAVE YOUR VIP PARKING PERMIT READY TO SHOW TO OUR PARKING CREW.
YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR CAR OVERNIGHT IF SOMEONE PICKS YOU UP FROM THE FEST. SVAE & The Town of Smithfield are not responsible of any damage/theft to your vehicle, but it will not be towed. Please pick up on Sunday. No overnight camping permitted.
BEING DROPPED OFF? TURN ON FLASHERS so our parking crew knows you are a drop-off!
Individual cars- drop off instructions: Tell VFW parking attendants that you are being dropped off and they will direct you where to pull thru. All cars dropping off will exit out Old Jericho Road and will be only permitted to make a right hand turn on S. Church Street.
Individual cars - pick up instructions: Cars picking you up will need to come to fest via Cedar Street and park in our General Admission parking lot. You will need to make plans to meet them there and you will just need to call to locate each other.
PARTY BUSES/LIMOS: Larger vehicles dropping off (like party bus or limos) will be directed to our Shuttle Stop U-Turn area.
They can let their passengers out and then if they are not staying during the fest, they will leave via Cedar Street. If they are staying on site during the event, after they drop off passengers, they will be directed where to park the bus/limo by our parking staff.
When the event is over, they can pull back into the Shuttle Stop U-Turn area to load passengers and then exit via Cedar Street.