Do you have Designated Driver tickets and Non-Drinking tickets available?
Where can I buy tickets to the Ojai Wine Festival?
How do I receive my tickets once I purchase them?
- Tickets can be printed at home using a plain paper printer or you can save them to your mobile phone and they can be scanned at the event.
If purchased at a local box office:
- Tickets will be handed to you once you have made your final purchase.
Can I buy my ticket at the event?
Designated Driver tickets and Non-Drink tickets will be available to purchase on event day for $25.
There are a limited amount of Premiere General Admission and VIP tickets available, if they have not sold out, you can purchase them.
Ticket sales end at 3:00 pm on event day.
What is in the VIP Lounge?
Do you offer a special group ticket rate?'
What time does the Ojai Wine Festival start and end?
The VIP Lounge opens at 11:30am.
12:00 pm for General Admission Ticket holders.
The event ends at 4:00 pm.
What are your rules / restrictions for the Ojai Wine Festival?
- All patrons must pass through security before entering the event. All bags and coolers will be searched for outside alcoholic beverages. No weapons or illegal drugs are allowed.
- No large shade umbrellas, you will be asked to take down your shade umbrella if you are blocking the view of other patrons.
- No pop-up tents
- No pets-No emotional support/comfort animals. (Service dogs are allowed accompanied by their owner and must be on a leash at all times. If the owner cannot control their service dog, we will ask them to exit the event. The safety of our patrons is most important to us.)
- You must never remove your wristband during the event.
- You cannot share wristbands with other patrons.
- You must be 21 to bid on the silent auction items.
- You must be 21 years old or older to consume alcohol and have valid proof of age to enter event. Be prepared to show your ID for proof of age before receiving your entry wristband.
- No children in the VIP Lounge
- You must be 21 years or older to purchase a VIP Non-Drinking ticket. You must be 21 years or older to enter the VIP Lounge.
- VIP’s and Premier General admission patrons have 1-hour early entry at 11am. Please note that the VIP Lounge will not open until 11:30am. This is a great opportunity to taste the fantastic wines and beers available in the main tasting area before the main crowd arrives at noon.
- VIP Lounge food must be consumed in the VIP Lounge and not removed from the canopy area. VIP patrons are not allowed to share VIP food with general admission patrons.
- Seating in the VIP Lounge Area is limited and shared. Do not reserve or hold seats.
- If you arrive late to the event, we cannot guarantee that all the wineries, breweries or VIP food vendors will still have food or beverages for you to sample.
- By attending the event, you accept that pictures or video may be taken of you and used for advertising purposes.
- No smoking except for in designated smoking areas away from the main event
- Designated Driver/Non-Drinking tickets do not include alcohol consumption; you will be asked to leave the event or purchase a drinking admission ticket if you consume alcohol with a Non-Drinking Admission. Sharing alcoholic beverages with a Non-Drinking patron is not allowed.
- Drink responsibly and have a designated driver to take you home or plan for a hired driver or shuttle ride.
- All vehicles must be empty in the event parking area by 7pm on event day when the gates are locked.
- All vehicles must be removed from the parking area by noon, the day after the event if left overnight. Any vehicles left after that time will be towed at the owner’s expense.
- You are not allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages inside the event and carry them out. You may order bottles or cases of wine from wineries for delivery to your home or business.
- You must finish consuming your alcoholic beverage before exiting the event area. No open alcoholic beverage containers are allowed to be removed from the event site.
- No illegal drugs.
- No weapons.
What are you allowed to bring into the event site?
- Picnic baskets and coolers with food
- Non-alcoholic beverages in sealed containers
- Low rise chairs
- Small sun umbrellas, (If your umbrella is too large and causes a disruption, you will be asked to take it down.)
- Children are allowed in the Main Tasting Area and 12 years and under are free admission
- Properly trained, medically necessary Service Animals are allowed with their accompanying owner who needs their assistance.
Where does the Ojai Wine Festival take place? I need directions to the Ojai Wine Festival, how do I get there?
Click here for maps & directions.
Where do I park and is there a parking fee?'
What if it rains?
Are there places to sit down? Are there picnic tables?
Are there food vendors where I can purchase a meal or a snack?
How many wines and beers can I taste?
What if I lose my ticket or I cannot attend the event?
Are there places to stay in Ojai?
Is the event site at the Ojai Wine Festival handicap accessible?
What important items should I bring with me to the event? Tips for a fun time:
- Your legal ID to show proof of age
- Your admission ticket. We will be scanning all tickets for entry into the event.
- $10 for parking fee, cash only at event or you can purchase them on our website and print them out.
Tips for a fun time:
- Wear comfortable shoes, the event site is large with some uneven grass areas, a few hills and some trees.
- Bring a hat and wear sunscreen.
- Bring chairs or a blanket to spread out on the grass to take a break, listen to the bands and enjoy the beautiful lake.
- There is a free shuttle from Ojai that runs every half hour.
- Gates open at 11:00 am for VIP and Premier General Admission Ticket holders / 12:00 pm for General Admission Ticket holders.
- The event ends at 4:00 pm, music ends at 4:30pm
- Don’t forget to pick up an Event Guide at the entry gate. This lists: all the wineries, breweries, vendors, restaurants, event map, details about the VIP Lounge and check out the Silent Wine Auction for some great buys!
- Bring some cash to buy a delicious lunch or snack at the wonderful array of restaurants on site.
I don’t want to drink and drive, do you have a shuttle I can take?
Uber, Lyft and taxi services can take you to the festival or pick you up as well.
Where does the Ojai Wine Festival take place?
Parking is directly across from the event site and costs $10 per car, cash only or purchase before the event online and print out your parking pass.
Are children allowed?
What kind of entertainment do you have at the Ojai Wine Festival?
How can I become a craft vendor at the Ojai Wine Festival?
Do you have a Silent Auction?
I would like to volunteer.
What if I have a medical emergency during the event?
Will there be police officers at the event?
Who runs the Ojai Wine Festival and what are the funds raised used for?
Can I bring my pet, emotional comfort animal, service dog, to the Ojai Wine Festival?
We understand that service animals have an important purpose. We need to ask two questions of you:
Is your service animal required because of a disability? If the answer is YES then we ask you:
What necessary tasks is your service animal trained to perform? If you can answer this question and the person needing medical help from the service animal is attending the event then you may bring your service animal into the event.
We expect that during the event, your Service animal must be standing on all four legs on the ground with a leash on (as all service animals are trained and required to do) and if you have a service animal vest, we would greatly appreciate that they wear it so patrons know that your animal is a service animal although that is not required. If your Service Animal is interrupting other patrons with its behavior, is a danger to anyone or its conduct is not conduct acceptable in a Service Animal (barking, growling, stealing food from other patrons, knocking people over, jumping, or other aggressive behaviors), by law, we have the right to ask you to remove the animal from the premises to protect other patrons. Be prepared for a crowded setting that your service animal will have to navigate through.