Do's, Don'ts and Rules........Please note, this is a 21 yr & up event only!
Blankets, tarps & lawn chairs for the ground are welcomed in designated areas only.
Take advantage of our fabulous food vendors! You may bring small coolers/picnic baskets for light snacks. These will be searched at the gate - no "adult beverages" of any kind, beer, wine, or liquor is allowed to be brought into the festival. If you are a Premium Sponsor Table or Chalet Owner you can order on-site catering!
Remember the proceeds of this event benefit local organizations.
IMPORTANT - Pre-arrange a driver, or check out our event shuttles. If coming from out of town or want to be able to walk to the festival - - consider a hotel room. (Click here for hotels)
Many options are withing walking distance.
Enjoy our town's other happenings - After the Festival, most restaurants/bars have specials! Many are within walking distance of the festival. Check out Other Weekend Events for details.
Please DON'T do these.....
No Children/Babies! This event is for adults (21&up) only - there are no activities for children.
No pets! Sorry, but this is not an appropriate venue for pets.
No pop-up tents, grills, generators, or tables permitted. Table and chalet set-ups provided by the fest.
No open containers of alcohol in/out of the fest! VA Wines (corked/unopened) you purchased at the festival can be taken home with you. International wines and all brew, including brew in a growler, but be consumed on site. You may NOT leave or enter the event with brew in your growler.
WE only honor OUR GROWLER at our events. If you purchased one at the Bacon/Bourbon or the BOB Fest, remember to bring it (EMPTY) to the event. We do not fill any other type of growler at our events.
Do Not Abuse our DD Ticket and think you can sneak drink. If caught you will escorted from the site. The intent of the DD tickets is to provide safe rides home for your group or for those who do not drink.
SVAEvents reserves the right to limit space for individual picnic areas in order to accommodate all patrons and to provide safe access through the festival grounds.
Fest reserved right to stop serving fest attendees who have over-consumed. Proper behavior and responsible post-fest transportation plans are encouraged.
Reserved tables and chalet areas will be limited to the table settings provided by SVAE with picnic items and/or catering welcome but no additional personal chairs and/or tables will be permitted in this area for the safety and enjoyment of our patrons.
Due to ABC regulations, ticket holders must be 21 years of age to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Proper identification is required. Once you enter event, tickets are non-transferable. Tickets are non-refundable, and event is Rain/Shine, so dress for the weather!
No animals, except hearing /dog animals and service/dog animals or animals utilized in law enforcement, are permitted in the festival site.
Methods of Payment: We accept cash & credit cards. There is an ATM on site also.
No Refunds - the Fest is held rain or shine - a little bad weather is not cause for us to cancel the event. However should there be a public safety weather related or otherwise catastrophic situation and THE EVENT ORGANIZERS have to cancel the event, refunds will be given after the insurance claim check has been received. There is not a rain date.
Please note: due to the time frame involved in our event cancelation insurance it can take up to 180 days to process refunds. We can not process all refunds until we get the check from the insurance company.
Skates, skateboards and bicycles are not permitted in the park.
For the safety of all, the Smithfield Police may screen persons entering/exiting the park.
SVAE reserves the right to postpone, cancel and/or evacuate events due to adverse weather conditions.
SVAE/Smithfield Police also may escort any unruly, or disruptive attendees off site, including folks that may be deemed to be "over-served". We want you to have fun, but it is your responsibility to behave in an appropriate manner.
NOTICE: These regulations do not alter or change State or Town laws in any manner and you are subject to all applicable State or Town laws.