Frequently Asked Questions
The safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff is of utmost importance and Northville Food & Wine Festival continues to closely monitor local, state, and federal guidelines relating to COVID-19.
Should the 2021 Northville Food & Wine Festival be canceled for any reason (although we certainly hope not!), the ticket purchase price will be fully refunded within 14 days of the announcement of festival cancellation.
Purchasers can also elect to donate their ticket cost(s) directly to Northville Educational Foundation.
All ticket holders will receive an email with these options should the event be canceled.
WILL THE EVENT SELL OUT?
Based on our previous years events, it is anticipated that the VIP/Sponsors event and the Grand Tasting event will sell out due to limited ticket availability. We encourage guests to purchase their tickets at the earliest time to avoid disappointment.
Once events are sold out, tickets will not be available on the day of the event.
WHAT TIME DOES THE FESTIVAL OPEN?
VIP / SPONSORS EVENT - 7:00pm Friday August 13th, 2021
2021 NORTHVILLE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL - 1:00pm, Saturday August 14th, 2021.
I AM BRINGING A GROUP - ARE THERE DISCOUNTS?
The Northville Food & Wine Festival welcomes all groups large and small. Discounts are available for groups of ten (10) or more. Please contact the NFWF via email, including the group size, and day of intended attendance. Our team will contact you to discuss theoptions available.
WHERE DO I PICK UP MY TICKET?
VIP Ticket holders will receive their ticket punchcard upon entry to the VIP / Sponsors Event on Friday, August 13th, 2021. This ticket will remain valid for entry into the Saturday Festival at Ford Field, Downtown Northville.
GENERAL ADMISSION tickets will be available for pick from the Registration Booth at Ford in Downtown Northville on Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 12:30pm onwards with presentation of ticket purchase confirmation and ID.
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
Children under the age of 21 are permitted throughout the festival on Saturday, August 14th, 2021 with the accompaniment of an adult.
PARKING & DIRECTIONS
Due to the limited parking in Downtown Northville we highly recommend taking public transportation or having a designated driver for drop-off and pick-up.
WHAT KIND OF ID DO I NEED TO PRESENT?
Guests can present any government-issued driver’s license or ID card containing a photograph and date of birth. NO School ID, Consular ID, Birth certificates, Photocopies of any ID are acceptable.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
Well we really need the rain but it has never rained at our event and we expect perfect weather again this year!
This is a rain or shine event. The Festival will go on regardless of the weather. If it looks like rain, bring an umbrella!
No refunds will be given for inclement weather.
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO DRINK, CAN I STILL ATTEND?
YES! The Northville Food & Wine Festival is open to the public on Saturday, August 14th, 2021 at Ford Field, Downtown Northville.
WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE WINE?
With the purchase of your General Admission or VIP ticket, guests can interchange their sample tastings with wine, beer or other beverages on offer throughout the Saturday event.
WHAT IF I WANT MORE WINE/BEER SAMPLE TASTINGS OFFERED WITH THE PURCHASE OF MY TICKET?
Guests with General Admission or VIP Tickets can purchase additional wine/beer/food tasting tickets throughout the Saturday festival.
IS SMOKING ALLOWED?
For the comfort of all Guests, smoking of tobacco, e-cigarettes or other products that produce a vapor or smoke is allowed ONLY in designated areas of the festival.
CAN FOOD BE PURCHASED THROUGHOUT THE DAY?
YES! With your ticket purchase, guests will receive day-long food samples specially prepared by local chefs. There will also be a variety of food vendors on-site to purchase additional meals throughout the day.
CAN I PURCHASE BOTTLES OF WINE AT THE FESTIVAL?
We have partnered with Downtown Northville’s Simply Wine on Center Street for attendees to purchase bottled wine from vendors featured at the festival (with discounted pricing) throughout Saturday, August 14, 2021 only.
WHAT CAN I BRING TO THE FESTIVAL (Other than my dancing shoes and positive attitude!)?
- Non-alcoholic beverages in sealed containers
- Low rise chairs / Folding chairs (can be setup in Northville Center Square - Main Stage area)
- Bottled water or a refillable personal water bottle is permitted
- Small umbrellas, (If your umbrella is too large and causes a disruption to other guests, you will be asked to take it down.)
WHAT CAN’T I BRING TO THE FESTIVAL?
- No illegal or illicit substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
- No weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, pocket knives and self defense sprays
- No flammable items or liquids including aerosols and fireworks
- No markers, pens or spray paint
- No bottles, cans, canteens, flasks, or coolers
- No tents, beach/golf umbrellas, ez-ups
- No laser pens, laser pointers, or similar focused light devices
- No musical instruments, noisemakers or air horns
- No professional cameras, flash cameras or video and audio recording equipment, or camera poles
- Additional items may be prohibited at the discretion of law enforcement or security officials.
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
The use or possession of any illegal drugs will not be tolerated anywhere inside or outside the venue. Narcotics officers will be working areas and enforcing all drug-related laws. Do not bring any illegal substances to the event; violators will be removed from the event and may face prosecution.
NFWF will have TIPPS certified servers on-site throughout the event, anyone deemed to be intoxicated will be refused service and may be subject to removal from the festival by security/law enforcement, without return. Be responsible, and make smart choices.
DOES MY TICKET INCLUDE FOOD & WINE SAMPLES?
General Admission Ticket Holders will receive eight (8) wine samples, and three (3) food samples for the Saturday event.
VIP Ticket Holders will receive ten (10) wine samples, five (5) food samples, as well as complimentary premium wine and food offerings in the VIP Marquee for Saturday 14th, August 2021 from 1:00pm - 10:00pm.
I BOUGHT TICKETS FOR 2020 NFWF & IT WAS CANCELED DUE TO COVID - WHAT DO I DO WITH THEM?
For guests who have purchased and retained their tickets (ie did not request a refund) we want to thank you by doubling your previous ticket purchase from 2020!
Example - If you purchased two (2) General Admission tickets for 2020, you will receive four (4) General Admission tickets to the 2021 Northville Food & Wine Festival.