Frequently Asked Questions
Our festival is a licensed New York State Farmer’s Market. At entry, with a tasting ticket, you receive a 21+ wristband and souvenir wine glass that you will use throughout the festival for sampling. Our craft beverage and artisan food producers will offer small samples of their products, with the hope that you will find some new favorite products to purchase and bring home with you!
To make this Try-Before-You-Buy experience even easier, we provide a Purchase Drop-Off / Pick-Up service with two tent locations on the festival grounds so that you may drop your purchases off for pick up on your way out of the festival – no carrying around heavy bags!
If you’re feeling hungry and would like to purchase more substantial food items, several food trucks will be on hand offering menu items to purchase ala carte.
The festival is located at the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons (17 West Brook Road, Lake George, NY 12845). It is located just off of Route 9/Canada Steet in Lake George.
VIP, Weekend Warrior and Saturday tickets are in high demand and have sold out in the past before the festival even begins; so we encourage you to take advantage of pre-sale offers! If tickets are still available, they will be available for sale at the gate – we accept cash and credit cards only.
Yes! You may leave and return as often as you like once you receive your wristband.
Yes! Please watch the weather forecast and plan accordingly. In the past, our attendees have had some of the best times in the rain! In inclement weather, fewer people attend and that means you are more likely to have shorter lines and more time to talk with the vendors and experience their products. Bring a poncho, umbrella, and galoshes and you are golden. Each vendor booth is under a tent, as is the Culinary and Cocktail Demonstration area. Purchase our VIP two-day tickets for an exclusive Private Cabana to help you escape the rain (EXTREMELY limited availability).
Thunderstorm Policy In the event of inclement weather that poses a safety concern, Festival Management, at its discretion, may require the grounds to be evacuated by all attendees, vendors, and staff. In the unlikely event that it becomes necessary to evacuate the festival grounds, Management will start to make announcements 1 hour in advance that there may be inclement weather approaching, as well as 30 mins if it’s still a threat. When it is safe to return to the grounds, we will make an announcement via Facebook and Instagram as well as on our website. Please do not return to the grounds until the announcement is made. Festival Management will make every attempt to resume the festival as soon as the safety concern has passed – however if there are less than 2 hours remaining of the festival, the festival will remain closed for the day and no refunds will be granted.Pick/up and drop off tent will close prior to the inclement weather and items will be available for pickup after Festival Management determines it’s safe to return.
Absolutely! Our vendors will be offering artisan foods for both sampling and purchase (such as crackers, cheese, jerky, kettle corn, ice cream, and everything in between!), food trucks, wine-themed crafts, and more. There will be cooking and cocktail demonstrations and competitions all weekend long. Some vendors offer Soda and water will be available by the bottle as well. You can also expect roaming entertainers and some music!
Designated Drivers tickets are available for only $19.99, which still includes food sampling, a free souvenir glass and a bottle of water! Designated Drivers are so important to the festival!
As Lake George is known countrywide as a popular family vacation destination, the Adirondack Wine and Food Festival is proudly family-friendly. Children 15 years old and under receive free admission, and those between the age of 16-20 years old receive a discounted admission at our Designated Driver price of $15.
With adult supervision, children may sample from all of our artisan food vendors. The Festival Commons Grounds is a large, flat grassy area with crushed gravel walking paths. It may be considered stroller-friendly.
We have a Kids Activity tent sponsored by the Fun Spot featuring children’s activities like lawn games, bubbles, coloring and more; and there is a fantastic state-of-the-art Natural Children’s Playground and Skateboard Park located just outside the festival grounds (yes re-entry is allowed with wristbands, no problem).
With the exception of registered Service Dogs, pets are NOT allowed on Festival Grounds. We follow the rules of the US Dept of Justice and ADA for Service Dogs, which states service dogs are allowed to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the festival grounds. Such service dogs must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered at all times.
Festival Staff may ask Service Dog owners two questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform?
The festival grounds are a non-smoking and drug-free area, including cigarettes, vaping, and electronic cigarettes. Please step outside festival grounds to smoke.
This NEW feature of the festival will showcase a lineup of local food trucks right outside the festival ground on West Brook Road. This is FREE to the public, but you MUST have a ticket to access the festival grounds.
Strollers, bags, water bottles & empty wagons are allowed.
No lawn chairs, coolers, store-bought alcoholic drinks, or outside food. In addition to samples from our artisan food vendors, we have more than 10 food trucks on the premises. This festival is all about supporting the small family-owned businesses our vendors represent! Non-Alcoholic drinks and water will also be available for sale throughout the festival.
No cigarettes, vaping, electronic cigarettes, or drug use of any kind.
There is seating throughout the festival grounds as well as Private Cabanas for VIP ticket holders.
Lawn chairs from home are not allowed as our space is limited.
The Festival space is a flat, grassy, oval-shaped field that includes a crushed gravel path. There are well-manicured sidewalks just outside the festival grounds.
There are bathrooms for attendees readily available on the festival grounds.
There are free transportation options to and from the festival, including the Red Trolly throughout Lake George. Click here to read more about these options.
Most vendors have the ability to process credit cards and there is an ATM machine on-premises.
There will not be an ATM at the venue but there is an ATM at the Glens Fall National Bank down the road!
Not at all! We offer a FREE drop-off/pick-up service run by our non-profit partner Big Brothers Big Sisters. You can drop your purchases off at one of our 2 Purchase Drop-Off Tents, and then pick them up when you’re ready to leave; it’s like a coat check for your goodies! Click here for more information.
We also cone off a few spots at the festival entrance specifically for you to run in to pick up your purchases quickly.
Our festival is also a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks! Each year, we are able to raise thousands of dollars for this incredible organization that provides youth in our area with support services, tutoring, mentorship and so much more! A portion of every ticket sold is donated to BBBS. If you are unable to make it to the festival this year, but you are able to donate, you can click here to make a donation. Thank you so much for helping an incredible group!
We will make every effort to return any lost or left behind belongings at the festival. If you do lose something, please email us.
There will be free tap water in igloo containers. Our festival beneficiary, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks are also selling water bottles to raise money.
Yes, there are security and medical services available upon emergency.
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Yes! We do offer discounted rates for groups/bus tours of ten or more people (plus taxes and fees). Email us with some information about your group and our festival manager will get back to you.
We will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely leading up to the festival and making the best decisions for everyone’s safety before the festival takes place. Should the event(s) be canceled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including pandemics, Adirondack Wine and Food Festival (ADKWFF) will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges or future credits.