What is the HFW COVID-19 protocol for 2021?
Highlands Food & Wine is committed to providing a safe event for everyone in attendance. The health and safety of our patrons, staff and vendors are our top priorities. Therefore, a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result is required to attend Highlands Food & Wine Festival 2021. For more information, please visit our Health & Safety page.
Is Highlands Food & Wine Festival 21 and up?
All Highlands Food & Wine events are 21+. Valid ID is required at all events. If we cannot verify your age, you will not be allowed into the festival. Anyone under the age of 21 will be stopped at the gate and refused entry. Passes will not be refunded. Please don’t bring infants, small children in child carriers, or strollers, as they will not be permitted entry.
Can I purchase a weekend pass?
Weekender VIP passes are currently sold out. You can add your name to the waitlist, on our official ticket exchange, LYTE.
Will more tickets to the sold-out events be available?
We will not release any more tickets once events are sold out. We have partnered LYTE, our official ticketing resale partner. You can access LYTE and the festival waitlist via the festival website. Please note that Highlands Food & Wine cannot verify any tickets purchase through social media or directly between guests. We can only guarantee tickets purchased or sold through LYTE.
Can I purchase a ticket for a friend/as a gift?
Sure! Please include their email address to allow them to receive all important information!
Can I receive a refund if I have bought a ticket and cannot attend the event?
Unfortunately, Highlands Food and Wine Festival has a no refund policy. You can resell your ticket through LYTE.
What If I Still Need More Information?
Is Highlands Food & Wine a Non-Profit?
Yes! Highlands Food & Wine is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a year-round mission to promote and market the Town of Highlands, NC as a culinary, retail, and tourism destination. Highlands Food & Wine is property of Highlands Festivals, Inc. and is produced by Eleven Events.
What is the festival doing to help the environment?
Highlands Food & Wine is committed to preserving the pristine beauty of our community and promoting good environmental practices. We are proud to partner with Zero Hero to recycle and compost waste created by our weekend celebration. Since 2016, we have diverted over 18,0000lbs of recycling and compostable waste from of our landfills.
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Rules and Restrictions
- No one under the age of 21 are permitted.
- You must bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative PCR COVID-19 test.
- Please no pets (service animals are permitted).
- No outside food or alcohol will be permitted in the events.
- We encourage wearing a mask when not eating or drinking
- Chairs are not permitted at events unless stated otherwise.
- Complimentary hydration stations will be available with potable water. Empty refillable water bottles are permitted.
All events are in tents or outdoors and will happen rain or shine. Please be prepared for forecasted weather. Should dangerous weather arise, all ticket holders will be contacted via email and we will utilize our social media platforms.
There is limited parking at each of the events. Please consider walking or carpooling to limit cars needing to park.
There is NO guest parking at the Truckin’ event. All guests must park at the designated Festival parking lot or in public spaces and walk or take the provided shuttles. We strongly encourage walking to The Bascom.