Wine & Brew Fest
Saturday, April 9, 2022
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.
Bacon & Bacon Condiment Bar:
ARE YOU READY?
WE SURE ARE!
It's been 3 LONG YEARS! The last time we held this festival was in 2019!
Both the 2020 & 2021 Fests were cancelled due to pandemic.
We are currently renewing chalets & sponsorships and will be ready for accepting new requests in early February. If you are interested in being placed on a wait list for sponsor tables, party chalets or small business sponsorships, email Gina@SmithfieldVAEvents.com.
Scroll down for info on how to get Early Bird Tix NOW, release dates for general admission tickets and other important FAQ's & INFO with event details.
WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK and RAISE SOME MONEY FOR CHARITY!
Early Bird Tickets
Buy early & get in early with early tastings at 11AM thru VIP Gates.
ON SALE NOW until March 1, 2022
(or until limited supply is sold out)
General Admit Tix - $60
Non-Sponsor Table with (8) tix - $560
(Purchase on-line only at release dates/times)
Noon Entry thru Main Gate.
Wed, Feb 16, 2022 at 7AM to 7 PM
(or until allotment is sold out)
Thur, Feb 17 at 7 PM until sold out
Who gets the proceeds?
This festival donates about $85,000 to over (60) organizations. Some organizations will receive funding of $10K or $5K donations for special projects that they applied through our grant process for. The 2022 Benefiting Organizations are: Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department, Isle of Wight Arts League, VFW Auxiliary Post #8545, Main Street Baptist Church, Windsor Castle Park Foundation, Carrollton Kiwanis
Other donations are made to volunteer organizations 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
AS OF 1/24/22: WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING ON THIS PAGE.
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.
Why should you buy Early Bird Tickets?
General Admission Tickets & Non-Sponsor Tables & How to get a DD Tix:
Noon entry thru Main Gate.
Go on sale at two releases on line only:
$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.
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 you need to visit the Drink Ticket Booth first and buy some 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.
VA Wineries: Buy directly from each VA Winery. Use Cash or most of them also take credit cards accepted. You can't use drink tickets at the VA Wineries.
International Wines: Pay with cash, credit cards or you can also use drink tix at the this booth.
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:
11:00 - 1:45 Talavert Turnage
2:30 - 5:00 Dustin Furlow
Brew Village Stage:
11:00 - 1:30 Runnin' Shine
2:30 - 5:00 Mount Summitt Band
Manor House Lawn Stage:
11:00 - 1:30 Celeste Kellog Band
2:30 - 5:00 Ten Spot
As you stroll around the festival, check out our upscale, unique, hand-crafted retail vendors.
EVENT SHIRTS & MERCHANDISE
EVENT SHIRTS & MERCHANDISE
Plus other Retail Vendors. Check back later for list of vendors participating.
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?
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.
COVID OR OTHER VIRUS WARNING:
We take enhanced health and safety measures for you, our volunteers, performers, and staff. We will follow any state mandates that are in place at the time of a festival/event.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 (or any other illness) exists in any public space where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.
By attending any of our festivals or events, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, variant strains of it or any other illness/virus that may exist.
There also is a chance if restrictions change that elements of the festival may change or be altered to accommodate. Check back closer to the event to see what protocols might be in place.
refund & cancellation policy
Rain or Shine we hold festivals. A little uncomfortable weather is not cause for a cancellation. If you decide you no longer want to attend, but the event is held, there are no refunds.
In the situation of an event cancellation, Smithfield VA Events is will do the best we can to refund all participants. However, we not required or committed to giving you a refund.
See below for cancellation refund specifics & policies:
Sponsors review your Sponsorship agreements for terms/conditions regarding refunds/cancellations.
We are a small self-funded locally based non-profit with a volunteer board of directors that donates proceeds from the festivals back to the community. We are not a big commerical business, Disneyland, Busch Gardens or an outside traveling national company hosting this event. We are a group of civic-minded local folks just trying to do a good thing.
There are costs, deposits, risks and upfront money spent months before holding an event. We strive to put on great festivals and we value our attendees, but sometimes things happen that we cannot control.
We can also not control if restrictions, or some other "unplanned occurrence" that might make it not safe or permissiable to hold an event are put in place. At times, we might be able to hold the event, but have to alter or change aspects of the festival or require you if you attend to adhere to certain policies.
We will hold the festival if possible and if it make financial sense to do so. We will follow any mandates that are in place at the time of the event. Just because you don't like them or choose not to attend does not mean we will refund your ticket purchase. Please see our FAQ regarding COVID or Other Virus Warning.
We proactively carry (very expensive) catastrophic cancelation insurance for “normal risks”, hurricanes, tornadoes, fire, or other things that create a public safety issue. It does not however cover viruses, “uncomfortable weather”, or perhaps other out of the ordinary risks like global pandemics or alien invasions or something else we can't even imagine.
In the event of a cancellation that IS COVERED by our insurance policy:
We should have the ability (once we receive the insurance check which can take up to 120 days) to refund EVERYONE - meaning ALL types of tickets, tables and sponsorships in full. However please note that based on the actual claim process with the insurance company, and our ability to be able to fund our deductible, that General Admission Tickets and Non-Sponsor Tables purchased still may not receive a refund at all or only receive a partial refund. We will do the best we can!!
If we have to cancel for a reason NOT COVERED by the insurance policy:
Regular General Admission tickets purchased on-line or any other way are non-refundable and become a donation to our organization.
Early Bird Tickets are refundable up to the price of the General Admission Ticket. For example, if you purchase the $100 Early Bird Tix: $60 is refundable, but the $40 you paid above the general admission tix, (that was a donation anyway) will not be refunded.
Non-Sponsor Tables with general admission tickets are non-refundable and are a donation.
Sponsor Tables & Chalets & Small Business Sponsorships are refundable in full, but any extra tickets purchased may or may not be refunded in full or partial pending our non-mitigable expenses. Any portion NOT refunded become a donation.
BOTTOM LINE - IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR TICKET COST BECOMING A FULL DONATION FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES, THEN PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE TICKETS.
Hints & troubleshooting paypal process
INSTRUCTIONS ON PURCHASE:
We use PayPal to process on our on-line orders. You do not have to have a PayPal account, there is an option to pay with a credit card/debit card also. Sometime folks who click over from facebook have weird problems, so try typing the website into your internet browser, instead of clicking thru facebook. Your purchase is not confirmed until you complete the entire payment process. Just because you put it in your cart does not mean you "have" the tickets.
At release times it can get a little crazy as there are hundreds and hundreds of folks trying to get a limited number of tix or non-sponsor tables. It can sell out very fast (like in a minute, seriously), especially BOB Fest. So if it "jams" up on you or "spins out" it is because it sold out. Again, until you complete the entire payment process your order is not complete. Just because you put it in your cart does not mean you "have" them.
after purchase what happens?
AFTER YOUR PURCHASE:
You will get a confirmation email from PayPal after you complete your purchase. If you don't see it, check your junk mail. If you don't get one within a hour, notify us by email at TICKETS@SmithfieldVAEvents.com and put "DID NOT RECEIVE CONFIRMATION" in the subject line.
There is not an E-Tix, we will mail you actual hard copy tickets about 3 weeks before the event to the address on your confirmation.
** VERY IMPORTANT*** PLEASE CHECK YOUR RECEIPT AND CONFIRM YOUR ADDRESS RIGHT AWAY. This is where we will mail your tickets. If it is not correct, please email us at TICKETS@SmithfieldVAEvents.com and put "ADDRESS PROBLEM" in subject line.
address wrong on your confirmation email?
** VERY IMPORTANT*** PLEASE CHECK YOUR RECEIPT AND CONFIRM YOUR ADDRESS RIGHT AWAY.
This is where we will mail your tickets.
If it is not correct, please email us at TICKETS@SmithfieldVAEvents.com and put "ADDRESS PROBLEM" in subject line.
how do i get my tickets?
There is not an E-Tix, we will mail you actual hard copy tickets about 3 weeks before the event to the address on your confirmation.
So make sure the address is right and let us know if there is a problem.