Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to some of our most commonly asked questions about the festival. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for here, feel free to get in touch using our contact form.

Attending the Festival

Downtown Half Moon Bay is a very family-friendly environment. Minors with a "Music Only" ticket can sit in the general admission seating area for the main stage, and the food court area is open to all ages. To visit the wine tasting stations, attendees must be at least 21 years of age, with a valid event wristband.

We strongly discourage bringing your pet to the festival. As you know, amplified music, large crowds, food preparation and consumption can create a stressful and potentially dangerous environment for our furry friends. 

However, dogs are legally allowed in the public areas of Downtown Half Moon Bay where the event takes place. Please make responsible decisions for your pet.

We encourage attendees to use public transportation whenever possible, consider carpooling with other attendees, and have a designated driver if you’re going to be tasting wine. If you’re bringing a car, the closest public parking to the event is on Johnston Street and Purisima Street, which run parallel to Main Street, just one block away. A full guide to public parking in Downtown Half Moon Bay is available online here.

The check in station is on Main Street in Downtown Half Moon Bay, near the intersection with Mill Street, in front of It's Italia restaurant.

Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the event, 5 tastes for $20. Additional tastings are only available to General Admission and VIP ticket holders. 

Participating in the Festival

We only have room for a limited number of California wineries each year, but we're always on the lookout for new wineries to partner with. To see if we can squeeze you in this year, or get on the list for next year, reach out to our winery coordinator using the contact form.

We're only able to feature 4-6 breweries and cideries each year, and preference is given to local businesses (Coastside, Bay Area, Santa Cruz). To see if we can squeeze you in this year, or get on the list for next year, get in touch using the contact form.

If you're interested in becoming a food vendor for the event, get in touch using the contact form.

Space for musical acts is extremely limited and they are usually booked well in advance of the event. If you're interested in participating at a future event, get in touch using the contact form.

We're not an arts & crafts festival like some of the Bay Area festivals you may be familiar with. We only have space available for wine, food and beverage vendors. If the event expands to include others offerings in future years, we'll post more information on this web site.