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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Wine & Food Festival?

    Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival is a multi-day extravaganza of wine, food, chefs, restaurants, beer, and spirits, featuring tastings, parties, a burger contest. cooking exhibitions and more!

  • What are the dates for the festival?

    The dates for the 2023 festival are Tuesday, June 6 – Saturday, June 10.

  • Where does the festival take place?

    The festival takes place throughout Westchester County, including X2O Xaviar’s on the Hudson, Playland Park, and Kensico Dam Plaza.

    For the full list of events, click here.

  • Is there parking?

    Yes, there is free parking on site.

  • What is the benefit of purchasing a Connoisseurs Ticket(s) to the Grand Tasting Village?

    The Grand Tasting Village Connoisseur Ticket includes admission to the Grand Tasting Village, the exclusive Party Line Connoisseur Tent, which features rare, high-end wine and food and reserved seating at the chef demos.

    (*Limited tickets available*)

  • Where can I find my ticket(s)?

    Tickets can be found on your confirmation email and receipt.

  • How do I show my ticket(s)?

    Digital tickets will need to be presented on your smartphone. Guests can display more than one ticket on the same smartphone.

    Tickets may also be printed at home and brought with you the day of the event.

    No one will be admitted without a ticket.

  • Where do I pick up my wristband?

    Select events require a wristband. You must present a printed ticket or digital ticket on your phone. Tickets are scanned at the door in exchange for a wristband. If you are unsure about which line you should go through, please ask one of our staff.

    Wristbands must be worn at all times. Individuals not wearing a wristband will not be allowed entry, no exceptions. Please do not lose or remove your wristband – these are not replaceable.


  • Do you allow for re-entry?

    Yes, you may leave and return as often as you like once you receive your wristband.

  • Can I buy tickets at the door?

    Tickets can be purchased at the door. Events do sell out quickly, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets online early!

  • What is your refund policy?

    All ticket sales are final – no refunds or exchanges.

  • What about weather? What if it rains?

    All events are rain or shine.
    All tickets are final sale. We cannot provide refunds, cancellations or rain checks due to weather conditions.

  • Is there an age limit or an ID requirement to enter the event?

    All Wine & Food Festival events are 21 and older. Valid ID is required at all events. If event security cannot verify your age, you will not be admitted into the event. Anyone under the age of 21 will be refused entry and tickets will not be refunded.

    Please do not bring infants or small children in child carriers or strollers, as they will not be permitted entry.

  • Can I bring my children?

    All festival events are 21 and older. No children or infants (even in strollers or carriers) are allowed to attend any festival event.

  • Are pets allowed?

    No, pets are not allowed unless they are a service animal.

  • Do I have to pay for food and drinks once I'm inside the event?

    No, tickets are all inclusive of food and beverages at the event.

  • Am I required to be fully vaccinated to attend this event?

    Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required to attend.

  • Do I have to wear a face mask?

    Masks are not required, and can be used based on personal preference. Guests and staff may continue to wear masks for a variety of reasons, so please be kind and considerate of others.

  • How do I become a sponsor?

    If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact our Sales Team at sales@westchestermagazine.com.

  • How do I become a vendor?

    For more information on becoming a vendor, please contact our Marketing Team at marketing@westchestermagazine.com.

  • I don't see an answer to my question here...

    If you have any additional questions about the event, please contact our Marketing Team at marketing@westchestermagazine.com.

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