FAQ

Where is the event?

Symphony Woods (by Merriweather Post Pavilion)
5950 Symphony Woods Road
Columbia, MD 21044

When do tickets go on sale?

March 4, 2020

What is included in ticket purchase?

Entry, a wine glass and unlimited wine tasting.

What is the Premier Tent??

Enjoy relaxing in a separate, tented and private area with some tables (seated and elbow/standing), and chairs, savoring high-end Maryland wine samples that are not available in other parts of the Festival. Ticket includes: wine tastings, separate bathroom facility, reusable water bottle with fresh drinking water, wine available for purchase, separate wine check, and a premium wine glass.

Tickets are $75 on Saturday and $70 on Sunday

Can tickets be purchased the day of on site?

Tickets may be purchased at the gate the day of.

Do tickets have to be printed or can they be scanned off a smartphone too?

Tickets can be printed or scanned off a smartphone. Printing is not necessary if you have the ticket on your phone.

Can you exchange your ticket for a different day? Refund ticket?

The event is held rain or shine. Because of fire code regulations, we can only allow tickets purchased for that day to be used on that day. Tickets are non-refundable.

Do I have to bring my ID?

Yes, all Tasters’ ticket holders must show identification before being allowed to enter the Festival.

What’s the earliest people can get in the festival?

You may enter at 10:30am with advanced tickets but wine samples do not begin until 11am.

Is re-entry permitted?

Yes.

Are rain ponchos for sale?

Yes, rain ponchos are for sale at event.

Can you bring picnic tables, small tables, fold up tables?

As long as they fold up, small tables are fine to bring.

Can you bring umbrellas, pop up tents, covers with you?

Small umbrellas are permitted – not beach umbrellas. Pop-up tents (any size) are not permitted.

Are wagons allowed?

Little wagons to tote around chairs, picnic baskets, etc are allowed.

Can you purchase wine glasses after the event?

Wine glasses can be purchased after the event for $5 each. Please contact Phil Bryan at pbryan@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-1668.

Can I bring pets?

No pets except service animals are permitted into the Festival.

Are there tents for cover or only for vendors?

There are no tents for cover and generally we do not encourage bringing beach umbrellas. If the umbrella is small, it may be allowed.

Is smoking permitted?

As per Howard County Law June 1, 2007 smoking (including e-cigarettes) is NOT permitted within the Festival grounds.

Is this Festival suitable for children?

No. The Festival is suitable for those aged 21 or older. There are no children’s activities and it would be difficult to maneuver a stroller through the busy Festival grounds.

Where can I park to go to the Festival?

There are parking lots designated for this Festival. Please visit http://wineinthewoods.com/location-information/ for more information.

Is the Festival site accessible?

The site is in a natural environment with natural elements. To assist in access, there are temporary, concrete and woodchip pathways. Venue surfaces are dirt, grass and gravel with varied slopes
The Green Entrance is the most accessible entrance. Accessible parking will be available on a first come, first served basis in the parking garage and parking lot on Divided Sky Lane (off Brokenland Parkway.)
Those needing assistance should notify parking staff upon arrival.

Can you bring coolers with food and water?

Yes

Run by Howard County Recreation & Parks