Q: Where is Warren Dunes State Park?
A: Located off I-94 – Exit 16 – 2 miles South on Red Arrow Hwy to the park entrance. It will be on your right. 12032 Red Arrow Hwy – Sawyer MI
Q: What are the hours of the festival?
A: VIP Admission is at 12:00pm and General Admission is 1:00pm
It all ends at 9:00pm
Q: How much are the festival tickets?
A: VIP Admission is $35 and is available online only. SOLD OUT
General Admission $15 online and $20 at the gate the day of the festival
Q: What is included in the VIP admission?
A: In addition to the general admission inclusion you will be given entry to the event area beginning at 12:00pm, access to a separate tent to taste a different selection of wines not being served under the main tent, 10 drink tickets, a special wine seminar, more to come.
Q: Do you accept credit cards the day of the festival for admission?
A: Yes, we do accept credit card payments, but suggest you bring cash, just in case.
Q: What is included in the General Admission?
A: Entry to the event beginning at 1pm, a souvenir glass for tasting, wine guide, 5 live bands featured throughout the day, in/out privileges, 5 drink tickets, availability of food trucks and caterers, a wine seminar and more to come.
Q: Do we have to pay extra to get into the park?
A: Yes, there is a fee that is required by WDSP. If you have the Michigan Passport on your license plate or on your window, you are all set. If not, go to https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79134_79210---,00.html. for more details.
Q: Is there a Designated Driver rate?
A: Yes, designated drivers pay the day of the event $10. They will have access to the general admission area.
Q: What if a Designated Driver wants to be in the VIP tent?
A: As that is mainly for special wine tasting, they would need to pay the full VIP fee, which is online only.
Q: Are children allowed at the festival?
A: Yes, children are allowed. Those aged 13 to 20 pay the $10 fee. Children 12 and under are free. They must be accompanied by a parent at all times.
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Only Service dogs are allowed. Emotional support animals will only be allowed if the owner supplies proof and certification. All dogs are to be on a leash no more than 6ft long and must be accompanied and on best behavior. Any negative interaction with guests will result in asking to leave the festival. This is for the safety and enjoyment of all who are enjoying the festival.
Q: Will there be food?
A: Yes, there will be a selection of food trucks/caterers to pair with your wine. More details about the food trucks/caterers will be noted on the website. The food vendor will set their own prices and collect payment at their truck/booth.
Q: What if I want more drink tickets?
A: There will be two areas where your will be able to purchase more tickets. They are $1 each
Q: How much are the tastings/glass?
A: the tastings will be between 1-2 tickets, depending on the wine you select. The wine guide will have details.
Q: Can I use my tickets to buy a glass of wine?
A: Yes, the number of tickets needed will be posted in the wine guide and at each winery booth.
Q: Do you accept cash, credit cards or both?
A: We are planning to offer both, but with technology we suggest that you have cash on hand, just in case.
Q: Will there be an ATM?
A: Yes, we plan to have an ATM available at the festival, for those who need additional cash.
Q: Will the festival go on, rain or shine?
A: The festival will go on, rain or shine. No refunds.
Q: What is In/Out Privileges?
A: You will receive a wrist band when you arrive and check in. If you decide to leave, but want to come back in later, you will be able to do so.
Q: Can I bring my own cooler?
A: No, individual coolers are not allowed. Please leave them at home or in your car.
Q: Can I bring a beach chair?
A: Yes, you may bring your own beach chair. We recommend the lower type, so that the other attendees do not have an obstructed view.
Q: Will there be shuttle services?
A: Yes, we are working on a schedule to provide shuttle service from area hotels and designated pick up points. In addition, you will be able to park at the festival!
If the parking lots become full and you need to park closer to the front of the festival, there will be an internal shuttle to take you to/from the festival site inside the park.
Q: Where can I find more details about the festival?
A: check back here or follow us on FB, Instagram and Twitter.
Q: What is everyone wearing to the festival?
A: Casual is the word. Weather is always a factor.
Some bring or wear their swimsuits under their clothing. You are at the beach, enjoy!