Griffith vintage festival
Are tickets really all sold out?
Yes they're all sold out. 800 tickets went on public sale. That does not included stallholder staff, entertainers, sponsors and event staff.
Will more tickets be released?
If an order is cancelled they will be re-released to those who have opted to go on the wait list. They will get an email notification that tickets have opened up and will have a limited time to purchase. If any current ticket holders can not attend please contact the organiser directly so we may re-release them. Refunds can be made and the free tickets for children can also be reallocated in our system to be a festival ticket.
Can the organisers just increase the number?
Like many licenced premises we have a maximum capacity which we need to adhere to. We have not held an event at this site before, so in consultation with other authorities, this was deemed an appropriate number.
What kind of event is this?
This is a wine and food event focused on highlighting our region's products. It is aimed at adults who enjoy discovering wine and food.
Is there an age restriction on the event?
Children aged 17 years and under can only attend if they are in the company of their parents or guardians. They will not be allowed to enter the site with older siblings or friends.
What do I need to bring?
You must bring your photo identification to receive your wristband and glass. If you forget your tickets don't worry as we have records of every purchase on file and will also be marking them off during entry.
Can we bring any food or drink onto site?
The only items allowed through the gate are food and drink items strictly needed for babies through to toddlers. We have a great selection of local food stallholders and Free water for all, so no drink containers allowed through.
Can I bring a rug or chair?
Yes we are happy if you wish to bring your own. We have lots of tables and chairs for our attendees but can not guarantee a seat for every person.
Why isn't the whole site being used?
Each licenced area needs a defined boundary. The area directly in front of cellar door will be used to manage the patrons in through the gate this year.
Tokens or Cash?
There is no token system. All stallholders will manage the direct sale of food and drinks on the day. Limited numbers will have eftpos facilities so please bring cash.
Why was I sent an email asking to pay before I arrived? It also mentioned gates may close mid afternoon?
We are trying to minimise the time to get people through the gates and onto the site by trying to have payments made prior to your arrival. We're concerned we won't have enough staff support to manage the gates throughout the entire duration so we want people to arrive prior to us losing volunteers.
Can I park at the site?
No you can not park anywhere on the site. Only stallholders will have limited access to the site. We have prearranged parking arrangements with local business houses nearby. They are;
- Collier and Miller is the closest but also have minimal parking. We ask that our guests please try leave this car park free for families with prams and preschoolers
- Griffith Leagues Club - on the Training oval, the parking area out front of Training oval and the parking lot off Bridge Road. Please DO NOT park in their main car park area
- Griffith Visitors Centre - Plenty of parking there and only 750 meters to venue.
**When parking in these spots please make sure to take care of other cars entering and exiting these sites and increased pedestrians along the footpath.
We recommend leaving the car at home and getting dropped off by family, friends or local taxi service. We will have a taxi pick up point near the site for you to safely wait and be collected.
Can we leave the site and be able to come back in?
There will be a 'leave pass' system operating on the day by the security staff. You can leave the site and if you wish to return must ensure you re-enter through the main gate again with your 'leave pass'.
There will be portable toilet facilities on site for all patrons to use.
The following behaviour will not be tolerated on site and you will be escorted out by security, possibly have the police called depending on severity and possibly be banned from future events held by the Riverina Winemakers Association
- supplying alcohol to minors
- trying to deceive organisers/security/stallholder staff by helping minors obtain alcohol or get them onto the site without their parents or guardians
- bringing alcohol onto site
- offensive language
- aggressiveness or inappropriate behaviour towards patrons or staff
- destruction of property
- entering restricted or event areas without consent (stage, stalls)
What do volunteers get?
Volunteers who work a minimum three hours will be given a free pass to the site plus a free event shirt. Volunteers just need to be over 18 and provide reliable and efficient support to the organiser.