What are the 2016 dates, times, & locations?
The 2016 St. Pete Wine & Food Festival will take place November 2-6 at North Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg. For a full schedule of days and times, click here.
What is the age limit?
The Festival is 21+ only. A valid ID is needed to enter all festival events. If we cannot verify your age, you will not be allowed into the Festival. Anyone under the age of 21 will be stopped at the gate, refused entry and passes will not be refunded. Please don’t bring infants or small children in child carriers or strollers as they will not be permitted entry.
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets are only available online. We have a limited supply of tickets and once they are gone, they are gone. Buy your tickets early to guarantee access to the event. Once you’ve purchased your tickets online, your order confirmation and event ticket will be emailed to you on behalf of Eventbrite. Please bring your ticket with you to the event for entry. We understand you may be excited about attending (and so are we!), but please refrain from posting pictures of your e-ticket on social media as this is how counterfeit tickets can be produced. Note: There is only one entry allowed per ticket (and we want it to be you!).
How much are tickets?
Tickets start as low as $65/ticket. All tickets are one ALL-INCLUSIVE price. See a full list of events and pricing below:
Charity Wine Pairing Dinner: $175/ticket
Tacos, Tequila, & Margarita Making: $65/ticket online general admission / $75 day of admission
BEER Night St. Pete: $65 in advance/ $75 day of admission
BEER Night St. Pete VIP: $85 in advance / $95 day of admission
Saturday Grand Tastings: $95 in advance / $105 day of admission
Saturday Grand Tastings VIP: $125 in advance / $40 day of admission
Sunday Grand Tastings: $95 in advance / $105 day of admission
Sunday Grand Tastings VIP: $125 in advance / $40 day of admission
What's included in the price of the ticket?
All tickets are one ALL-INCLUSIVE price. Even the bottled water is included. No need to pull out your wallet once inside the festival walls.
What is there is inclement weather?
We will do our best to run the event as planned. The event will be held, rain or shine, just like a sporting event. We have over 25,000 square feet of tented space, so staying dry and/or cool should not be a problem.
Can I bring my own food and drink into the festival?
Unfortunately, no outside food or drink are permitted into the event. We will have all the food and drink you could possibly consume — including bottled water — all included in the price of your ticket!
Can I bring in a backpack?
We would suggest traveling as light as possible, all backpacks and large purses will be searched by security prior to entering the venue. We have ample food, drink, water, etc.
What should I wear? Is there a dress code?
We recommend “casual chic” attire. Dress to impress, but casual enough to be comfortable.
Can I bring my children to the Festival?
All attendees must be 21 years of age. Please remember to bring your ID. Anyone under the age of 21 will be stopped at the entrances, refused entry and passes will not be refunded. Please do not bring infants or small children in child carriers or strollers as they will not be permitted entry. The Festival urges all adults to consume alcoholic products responsibly.
What if I buy tickets and can no longer attend the event?
We apologize for any inconvenience, but just like a concert or sporting event, there are no refunds.
Can pets attend the festival?
For the safety of our patrons, pets are not permitted to enter the festival.
How can I volunteer?
Thank you – we’d love to have you as a volunteer! Event volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of activities including setup, check in, will call, ticket sales, line monitor, VIP hosts, directional support, chef demonstrations, restaurant/winery/brewery liaisons, etc. To sign up as a volunteer, click here.
Do you have a designated driver program?
The St. Pete Wine & Food Festival Presented by Publix encourages all attendees to drink responsibly. Please do not drink and drive. Should you like to attend the event and choose to be a safe ride home for your friends or family, we do offer a designated driver (DD) option for all four festival days (Thurs – Sun). Click here to learn more.