WHEN IS THE EVENT?
October 20, 2018
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT TO GET INTO THE FESTIVAL?
No one under the age of 21 will be allowed entrance in the festival! This includes designated drivers who must also be at least 21 years of age. NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without a valid photo ID (no exceptions). Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.
HOW DO I BUY TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT?
WHERE DOES THE EVENT TAKE PLACE?
The event takes place on the Marine Parade Grounds of The Navy Yard which is located at approximately 4747 South Broad Street, Philadelphia.
IS THE EVENT INDOORS OR OUTDOORS?
The festival is an outdoor event held under tents and will take place rain or shine (no refunds).
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
The event is rain or shine. Please plan accordingly for the weather. If there is an emergency situation, please check the event website, Facebook page and email.
WHAT DOES GENERAL ADMISSION INCLUDE?
Each paid general admission includes a souvenir tasting cup and the freedom to enjoy samples from any participating exhibitor. Attendance at event seminars is also included.
WHAT DOES VIP ADMISSION INCLUDE?
VIP admission includes sampling and seminars just like GA ticket holders but VIP attendees also receive an additional hour of sampling from 12:30pm-1:30pm, receive a tasting cup made of glass, have private seating, exclusive VIP restrooms, and access to special tastings available only in the VIP area. VIP designated driver ticketholders receive an extra hour in the event and access to VIP seating compared to GA designated drivers. However, no DD is permitted to drink any alcohol. DDs do not receive a tasting cup but will receive a bottled water.
WHAT IS THE ENTRANCE FEE FOR DESIGNATED DRIVERS?
A general admission designated driver ticket is $12 and a VIP designated driver ticket is $15. All designated drivers receive bottled water. However, designated drivers are not permitted to sample any alcoholic beverages at the festival and do not receive a cup. Any designated driver who is seen drinking at the festival will be escorted out immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.
WILL FOOD BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?
Yes, food is available for purchase. It is not included in the price of admission.
ARE CHILDREN OR PETS PERMITTED TO ATTEND?
NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers or pets (unless they are service dogs with accredited tags/paperwork) are permitted into the festival.
IS SMOKING PERMITTED AT THE FESTIVAL?
Smoking will not be permitted under the tents, this includes vape pens and e-cigs.
CAN I BRING BLANKETS OR LAWN CHAIRS TO THE FESTIVAL?
Yes, blankets and lawn chairs are permitted in the festival area.
CAN I BRING OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE TO THE FESTIVAL?
No outside food or beverages will be permitted.
WILL THERE BE PARKING AVAILABLE?
Yes, there is limited parking at the venue. We encourage attendees to use mass transit. A complimentary shuttle will be provided from the Broad & Pattison SEPTA station to the event, beginning at 11:30am.
IS THERE TAXI SERVICE AVAILABLE TO AND FROM THE NAVY YARD?
Yes, it is recommended that all attendees take advantage of public transportation for the festival. Here are the phone numbers for area taxi companies:
All City Taxi: (215) 467-6666
PHL Taxi: (215) 232-2000
Victory Radio Dispatch: (215) 225-5000
Crescent Cab: (215) 365-3500
DO DESIGNATED DRIVERS NEED TO BE 21?
YES. No one under 21 will be admitted into the festival. Designated drivers, like everyone else, must show valid photo ID before being admitted into the festival.
WHAT HOTELS ARE IN THE AREA?
Courtyard Marriott, 1001 Intrepid Ave., Philly, 215-644-9200.
Embassy Suites, 9000 Bartram Ave., Philly, 215-796-6008.
Courtyard Marriott, 8900 Bartram Ave., Philly, 215-365-2200.
Hampton Inn, 8600 Bartram Ave., Philly, 215-966-1300.
Fairfield Inn, 8800 Bartram Ave., Philly, 215-365-2254.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, 4630 Island Avenue, Philly, 215-492-1611
I BOUGHT A TICKET AND NOW I CAN'T FIND IT/CAN'T PRINT IT, WHAT DO I DO?
FOR TICKET HOLDERS ONLY: If you purchased your tickets on the event website and are in need of customer service regarding your ticket purchase, please call 1-877-435-9849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
IS THE EVENT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
YES, but the event takes place on grass so it may be difficult to navigate with a wheelchair or walker. There is also handicapped parking closer to the event location. However, the venue does not provide wheelchairs or walkers. Attendees in need of a wheelchair should bring their own.
CAN I BRING A BAG?
Yes, but bags are subject to search by security. No weapons of any kind. No outside food and beverage.
WHAT ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED?
Starfish Junction Productions is dedicated to the safety and security of ALL attendees, exhibitors, staffers, and guests. Please use common sense and remember that what seems harmless to you may appear like a threat to someone else. All attendees must adhere to show rules, are subject to search upon entering the event, and are prohibited from bringing in the following items:
· outside alcohol, glass bottles, cans, outside food/beverages, metal water bottles
· weapons (i.e. knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, any concealed weapons, firearms, etc.), illegal drugs, chemicals, fireworks, smoke bombs
· unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.
Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis. Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item, or may be ejected from the facility.
ARE GROUP TICKETS AVAILABLE?
Yes, groups of 10 or more persons can buy discounted tickets together. Please see the ticket page for additional information.
IS THERE A SENIOR OR MILITARY DISCOUNT ON TICKETS?
Yes, seniors (over 55 in age), active military and veterans can purchase a ticket to the event at a discounted rate. Please see the ticket page for additional information.