Festival Info

General Information

  • The North Carolina Wine Festival will take place at Tanglewood Park, Clemmons NC
  • Gates Open:
    • At 12pm for General Admission tickets
  • Festival ends at 6pm
  • Rain or Shine
  • Rain Umbrellas are permitted

Band Schedule

Main Stage:

  • Back Porch Orchestra: 12pm – 2pm
  • Chairmen of the Board: 1pm – 4pm
  • The Plaids: 4pm – 6pm

Second Stage:

  • Stag Night: 11am – 1pm
  • Sons of Paradise: 1pm – 3pm

Frequently Asked Questions


Are pets, coolers, tents, lawn chairs or outside food/beverages allowed?

Outside food & beverages or coolers are NOT allowed.

Pets are NOT allowed.

Tents are NOT allowed.

Small Lawn Chairs and Blankets are allowed.



Is there a fee to park?

No… we take care of that for you!

The committee pays Tanglewood Park one set fee for parking in order to avoid any long vehicle lines.

 



What about handicap access?

There really is no easy way around this. The massive crowds, grass, general terrain and gravel areas just don’t allow for wheelchair access. We will be happy to help where we can, though. Just allow us a few moments and we’ll figure out how to accommodate anyone with a special need.



Is there medical assistance on site?

Yes, Forsyth EMS has been a partner with this event from its inception.

You will locate them directly behind the stage or at the far end of the concert area, straight back from the stage.



Does this festival benefit a charity?

Yes, the North Carolina Wine Festival supports the Cancer Services of the Triad and the Winston-Salem Jaycees.

This festival also promotes the agricultural and grape-growing efforts of the North Carolina vineyards across our great state by promoting their grape varieties and offering North Carolina vineyards the opportunity to sell their wines by the bottle and by the case to festival attendees.



Are children allowed?

This is considered a responsible adult event so bringing children is highly discouraged as there is nothing for them to do.

However if you must bring them you are responsible for them and tickets may be purchased at the regular adult price.  Only children age 11 and under are free.



What if it rains and are there ticket refunds?

This is a rain-or-shine event. No refunds will be given for any reason.

Your Eventbrite ticket receipt is your ticket for admission, no tickets will be mailed to you.



Will there be ATM machines?

Yes, at least one; maybe two



How does the wine tasting work?

Wineries are prepared to pour a ‘standard’ taste sample. Please be respectful and allow others to enjoy their product too.

Tasting is free with your admission.



Are there any other higher priced VIP specials? Upgrades?

Yes, VIP tickets are available with advance purchase only. Visit our ticket site to purchase this experience.

VIPs will have access to a VIP tent with additional wines and food samplings.



Where do we get our tickets?

Right here on our ticket website!



Is there security?

Yes. We make certain that we have enough security to help provide direction, maintain control and protect the rights of our business partners as well as our patrons.

Please go out of your way to say ‘thank you’ to the members of the Forsyth County Sheriff Department and you need any help at all, just talk with any of these fine men and women.



What does my ticket provide?

All the stage entertainment, sample tasting from over 25 wineries, a program guide, a commemorative wine glass, special offers from our sponsors and a ‘seat on the grass.’



Miscellaneous information

The Forsyth County Sheriff Department will be checking bags at the front gate before entry. Please remember – COOLERS, TENTS, OUTSIDE  FOOD OR BEVERAGES are NOT allowed. NO exceptions.

You must at least 21 years of age and present your state issued ID in order to participate in the wine sampling and purchase.

Absolutely no concealed weapons are allowed – it’s the law. Anyone found in possession of a concealed weapon will be immediately removed from the festival. No refund will be given.

We cannot guarantee that every wine and winery listed will arrive as planned the day of the festival. We encourage all festival attendees to arrive early for the best possible selection of wines, as the most popular flavors will run out quickly!