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Ticket Questions


Can I buy tickets at the gate?

Only if tickets are still available. We will stop online sales on Wednesday April 25th. Due to scheduling requirements, VIP tickets will NOT be sold at the gate.WineFest Passes and Sunday tickets will be available in limited supply at the gate if they haven't already sold out.
If we have sold out it will be noted on the home page.


Are Designated Driver tickets available?

Yes. Designated driver wristbands will be available for free at the ticket tent when you pick up your wristbands and tasting glasses. The designated driver wristband will allow you to accompany your Festival companions into any of our regular pouring venues.
If you want your designated driver to go on the VIP cruise with you they will have to purchase a VIP ticket.


Can we bring our children or our pets?

Although we love children, by law, no one under 21 can be allowed in the tasting venues. No infants. No strollers.No exceptions. Health laws prohibit any animals of any kind at our event. Leave them home too (Except service dogs).


When & where can I pick up my tickets & tasting glass?

We have 2 locations to pick up your wristbands for WineFest.
1. The main Ticket tent is at the St Michaels School which is on your right as you enter town. You will see a big sign directing you to make a right turn on Seymour Avenue where you can park and pick up your wristbands and tasting glasses. We will provide bus service from the school to the main tasting venues throughout the event.
2. The second ticketing location is behind Guilford Jewelers at the corner of Talbot Street and Cherry Street. Both locations open at 10:00 am so you can get your wristbands early. The wine tasting venues will open at 12:00pm.


What do I do if I lose my ticket?

If you misplace your ticket or have any ticket issues, please contact Local Wine Events at: 

Once you're here


What restaurants/accomodations are in St Michaels?

The best place for restaurant and lodging information is (we suggest that you make reservations early as town fills up fast!)


Where can I park?

Free parking is available at the St Michaels School which is also our main ticketing location. Follow the signs as you are entering town then turn right onto Seymour Avenue. You can also park throughout town in the many town parking lots or side streets.


Where are the restrooms?

Restrooms are strategically located throughout town.Locations are labeled on the WineFest Map


How many wines can we taste?

Your admission ticket entitles you unlimited wine tasting privileges. You will also be given a stemless wine glass. There are hundreds of wines to sample. Pace yourself and don’t overindulge! Spit buckets and water are available at the venues.


Is food available at the event?

Yes, in fact that is one of the best parts of WineFest. Vendors at the pouring events offer delicious soft shell sliders, crab cakes, Smith Island cakes, oysters, Virginia peanuts, gourmet chocolates and more! Not to mention all of the amazing restaurants available in St Michaels. VIP guests will enjoy complimentary gourmet appetizers, artisan cheeses, fresh cut fruits, breads, and more


What if it rains?

Bite your tongue! We expect perfect “Chamber of Commerce” weather every year. However…this is a rain or shine event. ​All tasting venues are tented or under cover, and shuttle buses are available.