Event description

Date: Friday, June 19th – Saturday, June 20th

Location: Harry A. Nottingham Park, Avon, CO

Time: Friday evening (times TBA) & Saturday from 1-6 p.m.

In the gorgeous setting of Harry A. Nottingham Park in quaint Avon, CO, the Reds, Whites & Brews Festival has evolved to become a ‘don’t miss’ event of the summer!  This event will feature amazing wine & craft beer tastings, LIVE music, vendors and food!  Live music on Saturday from 2-3 bands, wine tastings from Veraison Distributing, craft beer tastings from over 20 craft breweries, local restaurants and food vendors, crafts, art, and more!

LIVE MUSIC: Bands will be announced by April 2015

TICKETS: Tickets go on sale on December 18th, 2014

  • Unlimited Tasting- $25 pre-sale / $30 day of – Guarantees entrance into event, small tasting glass, and unlimited wine & craft beer tastings from over 20 wineries & 20+ breweries.
  • VIP Experience – $60 pre-sale & $75 day of – Guarantees entrance into event and VIP tent with private seating area, catered lunch, full size & limited edition beers, N/A beverages, private bathrooms, full size glass tasting mug, and unlimited tastings from wineries & breweries. Catered lunch will be served from 2 – 5 p.m. with one ticket per VIP guest for a full-plate. Other snacks & light hors d’oeuvres will be available in the VIP area from 1- 2 p.m. and again from 5 – 6 p.m.
  • VIP DD Experience- $25 – Guarantees entrance into event and VIP tent with private seating area, catered lunch, N/A beverages, private bathrooms.  This ticket DOES NOT include any alcohol. (Limited quantities available). Catered lunch will be served from 2 – 5 p.m. with one ticket per VIP guest for a full-plate. Other snacks & light hors d’oeuvres will be available in the VIP area from 1- 2 p.m. and again from 5 – 6 p.m.
  • General Admission Tickets will be available the day of and online only for guests who have purchased tasting tickets & want to guarantee entrance for non-drinkers. GA tickets are $10 for under 21, designated drivers & others wishing to attend.

Event Guidelines

WHAT TO BRING/DAY OF INFO

Bring yourself & your crew along with ID and your ticket on your phone or printed!!
  • Can I bring my pet? - No, this is a no pet event
  • Can I bring a tent? - NO
  • Can I bring lawn chairs & blankets? - Yes
  • Is there seating? - Yes, on grass.
  • Can I bring a cooler? - No
  • Can I bring a water bottle? - Yes, you can bring an empty water bottle for water refills
  • Can I come & go as I please? - Yes, but you will need your wristband to re-enter.
  • Can I bring a bag? - Yes, but it will be subject to a search.
  • Can I bring a camelback or boda bag? - Yes, empty.  Breweries will not fill these items for you.
  • Are recording devices allowed (video cameras, digital cameras, phones)? - Yes

The following items are not permitted in Festival Area:
  • Outside Alcohol or other Beverages
  • Bottles, cans, growlers or non-event cups
  • Smoking – no smoking within the event premises
  • Marijuana - Smoking marijuana in public is against the law
  • Food and drink purchased outside
  • Coolers
  • Frisbees
  • Any noise making devices, specifically air horns with sirens, whistles
  • Fireworks
  • Illegal drugs and alcohol
  • Weapons and dangerous devices of any type
  • Guests found in possession of contraband items will be subject to expulsion from the facility and the contraband items confiscated.
  • NO GLASS other than Festival approved glasses

WEATHER/EMERGENCY/EVENT POLICIES:

This Festival is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests. All guests shall remain respectful and courteous to their fellow patrons and to comply with requests from Festival staff regarding Festival policies, emergency response procedures and behavior which impacts the event experience of fellow spectators. The Festival values the support of all guests and reserves the right to eject any guests for any reason, including not treating other guests attending the Festival with dignity and respect.

  • What if there’s inclement weather?
If a situation occurs where there is an emergency weather situation (lightning, extreme wind or other acts of god), the Festival reserves the right to temporarily suspend event operations & find shelter for guests and vendors.  If the situation occurs that this weather occurs for longer than a “temporary” situation, the Festival organizers reserve the right to close down the event for the safety of patrons. An alternate discounted event attendance opportunity will be offered to ticket holders if this situation should occur prior to an hour before event end and not be able to reopen.  Weather situations are based on the discretion of event producers and local authorities. No refunds will be given.
  • What if I’ve lost my child?  
Please let your children know ahead of time that if they become lost, to go to the main event ticketing booth and tell one of the event staff or security. They can also find any event staff or security, or go into any store & the person they talk to will accompany them to the Ticketing area.  As soon as a ticketing person is assigned to your child, we’ll make announcements on stage until you’re reunited.
  • Is there a lost & found?
Yes at the ticketing booth. See policies below for specifics.
  • Will there be a medic on site?
Yes, there will be a red medic (EMS) tent staffed throughout the day if you have any issues.
  • What do I do if I’ve had too much to drink?
Please let an event security or staff know if you feel you’ve had too much to drink & don’t have a sober way to leave the event. We will work with you to handle the situation as best we can. Ideally, we will find you a safe ride home, or to get you some food or water until you’re feeling better. All patrons who we help in this manner will need to be checked out of the event by EMS, Security & Event Manager.

 POLICIES:

  • Photography & Videography
The permitted use of cameras varies by event. Entrance onto event premises provides the Festival with your consent for the Festival to use event photographs and videos for promotional purposes.
  • Carry in and Contraband Items
See above
  • Disorderly Conduct
Guests who fail to abide by Festival policies, state and federal law are subject to ejection from the facility. Guests in violation of Festival policy will be asked to correct their behavior, if they fail to do so in a timely fashion ejection will occur.
  • Overindulgence
The Festival and location maintains the right to question guests who appear to have overindulged.  We will work with you to handle the situation as best we can. Ideally, we will find you a safe ride home, or to get you some food or water until you’re feeling better. All patrons who are identified will need to be checked out of the event by EMS, Security & Event Manager.  We understand this is a beer festival, but we ask you to please drink responsibly and have a safe & sober way home.
  • Ejections
Disruptive and problem Guests should be reported to event staff or security personnel immediately. Ejected Guests must vacate Festival property.
  • Firearms / Weapons
Guests are prohibited from bringing weapons into the Festival.
  • Lost and Found
Items found before, during, or after an event should be turned into the main ticketing area. Items will then be turned into Radiate Live, logged in and kept at the office for 30 days. Items may be passed to the local authority, donated to charity or disposed of at the discretion of management after 30 days.
  • Panhandling / Soliciting
Panhandling is not allowed at the Festival. Only Festival Authorized Vendors and Sponsors will be permitted in the event area.
  • Projectiles
The throwing of projectiles inside the Event area is prohibited.

Transportation

Reds, Whites & Brews Day of Event Parking & Transportation Options

Specific event parking information will be available closer to the event.
  • Taxis - Taxis can drop off and pick up guests at the bus stop on Lake Street in front of the Harry A Nottingham Park.  High Mountain Taxi - 970-524-5555, www.hmtaxi.com & Vail Taxi - 970-977-0028, www.vailtaxiservice.com
  • Uber - Note from UBER Blog as of 12/2/14 - Uber is launching service in the Rockies starting this Thanksgiving Weekend! Service will be available in Summit County (Keystone & Breckenridge), Eagle County (Vail & Beaver Creek) and  Aspen/Snowmass. Whether you’re in Aspen for a weekend getaway, or around Vail for a day of skiing the slopes, Uber is the way to travel. Demand is going to be high! Please make sure to keep requesting if no SUVs are available! SUVs will come open all the time.
  • Walk/Bike:
We will have volunteers helping walkers and bikers cross main roads through Avon and the event area.  Please be mindful of these volunteers as they help you cross safely.
  • Drinking & Driving
For your safety & the safety of others, The Town of Avon has a ZERO tolerance drinking and driving policy.  Please do not plan on driving if you will be drinking at the event.  If you are drinking at the event, please use one of the options above to get home or have a designated driver!

Lodging

We are currently working on lodging deals for the Reds Whites & Brews Weekend.  Please check back soon for more details.

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FESTIVAL & LOCATION FAQ:


BEERS/FOOD/RETAIL & FUN

  • What Breweries & Wineries will be there?  - TBA in 2015.
  • Can I purchase beer or wine from the breweries and wineries at the Festival? - No. Colorado law does not allow purchasing 6-packs, growlers, bottles or others at this event. You cannot leave the designated event area with alcohol.
  • I just want to hang out – can I buy a full beer or drink at the event? -  No. If you’d like to drink at the event, you must participate in the tasting. There are great restaurants in Avon that you can purchase a drink at outside of event grounds.  Find a full list at www.avon.org.
  • Will they run out of beer & wine? - It’s possible they’ll run out of a certain kinds of brews or wines, especially the most popular kinds, but beer & wine will be available until the end of the event.
  • What else is there to do? - Live music, eat, shop at vendor booths & lawn games.
  • Will there be free water available at the event? - Yes
  • Are there drinks other than beer? - Vendors will have sodas & water for sale.
  • What food vendors will be there? - TBA
  • What retail vendors will be there? - TBA
  • What will the live entertainment be? - Music lineup will be announced in April 2015.

TICKETING/ENTRANCE QUESTIONS: For Eventbrite questions, please call 1-888-810-2063 or click here.