Festival & Event FAQ's (and Answers)

General Information
We ask that everyone please keep in mind that we are trying to take care of the needs of thousands of people during our events, our rules are designed to accommodate the greater good of the many, over the wants and needs of the few. We have a beautiful facility and offer a variety of activities at our festivals throughout the year including live music, arts and crafts, specialty food like seafood & championship BBQ, a large food court, wine & beer bars, cornhole games and more. We appreciate our customers greatly and want everyone to be able to come out and enjoy the festivals.
Here are answers to some of the most asked questions:
Q. Where can I find information about your upcoming festival?
Please visit our Festivals and Events page here: http://www.lakeridgewinery.com/Events/index.php
Q. How do I register for your festival?
There is no need to register for the festivals. Any registration you may see on our site is to sign up for our e-newsletters that include information on upcoming events and special offers.
Q. How much does it cost to attend the festival?
The entry fees associated with our festivals vary depending on the size of the event, and the variety of the entertainment and amenities being featured. For larger events a portion of the gate is donated to a variety of local charities. Specific information for each festival can be found here: http://www.lakeridgewinery.com/Events/index.php
Q. Do you sell advanced tickets to your festivals?
Yes, we now offer advanced ticket sales for festivals through eventbrite.com. Links to the individual events can be found here: http://www.lakeridgewinery.com/Events/index.php
Q. How can I request my band to be considered to play at your next festival?
Please submit your information, with links to music demos and your most current information, to info@lakeridgewinery.com to keep on file for possible future openings.
Q. How do I become an arts and crafts vendor at your next festival?
Please visit our Vendor Application page under Festivals and Events, or click here http://www.lakeridgewinery.com/Events/aboutus-events-signup.php to find vendor applications for our upcoming festivals. The applications will include submission instructions.
Q. What is your festival pet Policy?
We do not allow pets of any kind in our retail shop, or on our festival grounds during our festivals and events. We love our pets as much as anyone, but due to the large crowds of people and the unpredictable nature of animals, it has proven not to be a good mix.

Service dogs are allowed, we are happy to have them and appreciate their service. As with all animals, you are responsible for the actions and behavior of your service animals while at our facilities, and you must clean up after them when needed.
Q. Do you have a dress code?
We do not have a specific dress code, but ask that you dress appropriately for a family oriented experience. We reserve the right to determine what is and is not appropriate. It also goes without saying that shirts and shoes are required, and clothing can not display profanity, obscenities, or hate language. There are plenty of places for you to express your views and opinions, this is NOT one of them.
Q. Do you allow guns or other weapons at your festivals?
Sorry but no, we do not allow guns or weapons of any kind on property during our festivals and events. This includes those who have the proper concealed carry license.

Active military and law enforcement officers are allowed to bring their licensed weapons. Please be aware that you will be asked by our security staff to produce valid ID that will be validated by the active Sheriff's officer on duty.
Q. Do you allow smoking or vaping at your festivals?
Smoking and vaping are allowed in the designated smoking area(s) only. There is NO SMOKING or VAPING inside any of the buildings, or outside on the grounds during our festivals and events other than in the designated smoking area(s). Vaping is considered smoking for the purpose of all of our notifications whether signage, web text, print or any other media. When we indicate "no smoking" it includes vaping.
Q. Can we set up a tent, canopy, or umbrella?
Sorry, but no. Tents, canopies, and umbrellas can block the view for others in the crowd, and can also become very dangerous in high winds which we frequently get. The vendors that set up tents and canopies on our property adhere to a strict set of rules when doing so.
Q. Can we reserve the winery tables or seating during a festival?
Sorry, but no. We have very limited table space, and the tables are intended for temporary use to eat food purchased during the festivals. No exceptions.
Q. Can we bring our own food to the festival?
Yes you can, but we ask that you limited it to snack or lunch food to enjoy on the festivals grounds. PLEASE, DO NOT rope off or try to secure a large area, set up tables and chairs, put out a full dinner spread, or be overly loud. A little common courtesy goes a long way! Should we receive too many complaints about this issue, we would be forced to stop allowing it.
Q. Can we bring our own alcohol to the festival?
Absolutely not. This is more than a policy for us, it's a law. Our security officers do check all bags and containers upon entry.
Q. Can we plan a birthday party, or other special party during the festival?
Sorry, but no. Please do not plan your special event, during our special event. If you would like to hold a party at our facility, on a non festival day, contact Sam Cloward for details at scloward@lakeridgewinery.com
Q. Can we purchase bottles of wine inside the wine shop and drink them out on the festival grounds?
Unfortunately no. We limit alcohol consumtion to single serving purchases during our festivals and events to better control reponsible drinking.
Q. Can we reserve parking for our car club?
Sorry, but no. Parking is one of our biggest challenges, we just don't have the space to be able to reserve parking under any circumstances.
Q. Are your events and festivals held rain or shine?
Yes. It's Florida and with outdoor events there is always the posbility of rain. If the event is cancelled due to a huricane or other major strom system we will post notice of that here on our website.
Q. Do you supply chairs for seating on your festival grounds?
We do have limited picnic tables used for temporary seating while you eat. For all long term seating we encourage everyone to bring their own lawn chairs. Picnic blankets can also be great, but please keep in mind it’s Florida and we’ve always got a chance for a rain shower.
Q. Do you hold private events?
Please contact info@lakeridgewinery.com for information regarding corporate and/or off-site events. We do not currently host private events such as weddings, bridal showers, birthday parties, or anniversaries winery.