Q: How can I help promote the Festival?

A: Tell your friends! You can retweet or share posts on social media (some pics you can post here, here, here, and here). Join the Facebook event and invite your friends. Be sure to use hashtag #SDFF17!

Q: What if it rains?

A: The show will go on! All the major areas (both stages, Wellness pavilion, Ambrosia Garden, Food areas) are covered by tents.

Q: What are the hours of the Festival?

A: Festival Hours are from 10:ooam to 5:oopm. The Ambrosia Garden closes at 4:30. Please plan accordingly.

Q: Can I purchase tickets at the Festival?

A: We strongly encourage you to purchase tickets online ahead of time, as we may sell out. The ticketing site will be open up 11:59pm on February 3 (the day before the Festival begins). That said, there will be tickets for sale at the door for $5 more than the pre-purchased ticket price.

Q: What if I bought a General Admission ticket, and now I want to go into the Ambrosia Garden?

A: No worries! You can purchase a taster-pack (10 taster-sized pours) at the Festival.

Q: Do children under 12 need a ticket?

A: Children under 12 years old who are accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket are admitted free. No ticket is required for children under 12.

Q: What should I bring to the Festival?

A: Your ID (so we can check you in and verify your age), closed-toed shoes (the festival takes place in a mowed field), rain gear and umbrella in the unlikely case of rain, a few layers to stay warm, an dextra spending money to purchase goodies from the Makers Marketplace.

Q: Can I bring my pet?

A: Only service animals are allowed at the Festival.

Q: I’m visiting from out of town. Can you recommend a hotel to stay?

A: Check out the Accommodations page for some of our suggestions.

Q: What Food options will be available at the Festival?

A: There will be a wide selection of makers serving hot and cold coffee drinks, such as Harvest Kitchen, Cafe Virtuoso, Bite SD, Ihsan’s Falafel, URBN Pizza, and Fully Loaded Micro Juicery! And of course, there will be plenty of fermented goodies to sample in the Makers Marketplace!

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Parking in the area can be a challenge. We strongly encourage you to take public transportation, or bicycle! We will have a bike valet. Downtown San Diego is easily accessible by train, plane, or trolley! There are also limited parking spots along Harbor Drive, and paid parking lots adjacent to Waterfront Park. Here are some recommended public parking garages and lots in the area.

20 thoughts on “Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Wendy Reply

    Are there dates yet for the 2016 festival! I want to make sure I get it on my calendar.

    • austin Post authorReply

      Hi Wendy!
      Yes, we just announced a January 31, 2016 date! Mark those calendars! 🙂

    • austin Post authorReply

      Hi Lindsay, children 12 and older need to purchase a ticket. Younger kids are free and don’t require a ticket.

  2. Rebecca Reply

    Probably too late at this point but can you keep us in mind for next year. We are La Rebelde Winery and all our wines are all natural and vegan certified by Vegan Action. By next year we will also be producing Rebel Sake’. We are in Lake Elsinore and you can reach me at rebelreb@larebeldewines.com. Thanks!

    • austin Post authorReply

      Hi Rebecca,
      Thanks for reaching out. We will definitely contact you for future Festivals!

  3. Arlene Kole Reply

    If I buy a regular ticket now can I purchase a ticket for the beer and wine tasting when I am there?

    • austin Post authorReply

      Hello! Yes, we will have ticket upgrades available at the Festival. See you there!

  4. Karen Reply

    For tickets, it says Admission/jar – what does that mean? Do we need to bring a jar? If we buy the $35 ticket, do we need a jar? Please explain. Thanks!

    • austin Post authorReply

      Hi Karen,
      With General admission price ($20) you get to take home a quart-sized mason jar that we provide, filled with veggies to ferment.
      With the Ambrosia Garden ticket ($35), you get the take home jar PLUS ten tasters of alcohol from the Ambrosia Garden, including a keeper taster glass!

  5. Samantha C. Reply

    Are the ten tasters for the Ambrosia ticket shareable? Or are they strictly for the one person on the ticket?

    • austin Post authorReply

      As long as the other person brings ID and is over 21, s/he will get an over 21 wristband. The taster tickets are shareable.

  6. Karen Reply

    I see that rain is expected on Sunday – will the event go on, or be rescheduled?

    • austin Post authorReply

      Hello! The event is still happening. The festival has lots of tents (stages, food area, wellness pavilion) to keep everyone warm and dry!

  7. austin Post authorReply

    Hi, Please write to us at austin at fermentersclub dot com and we will contact you. Thx!

  8. Colleen Reply

    Do you have a schedule of when the workshops and demonstrations will take place?

    • austin Post authorReply

      Hi Colleen,
      We will publish the final schedule the week before the Festival. Thanks!

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