FAQ's

How do I get to White Salmon?

Just an easy one hour drive from Portland Oregon and only 10 minutes from Hood River!  Take I-84 to Exit 64 and cross the bridge to Discover White Salmon! Or you can take the scenic route on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge on HWY 14. Map

Where can I find parking?

For full parking details click here.

Free Parking

- On Street Sides

        Lincolin St

        Washington St

        Main Ave

        Snohomish Ave

        Estes Ave

        Tahomish St

- Parking lots
        Columbia Bank

        Umpqua Bank

        Behind City Hall

        Elks Back Lot (NO PARKING IN MAIN LOT) 

        Across from Whitson Elementary School
Where can I stay overnight?

There are a number of premier hotels and a variety of Bed and Breakfast Inns within the area.

        Husum Riverside Bed and Breakfast

        Inn of the White Salmon

        Husum Highlands B&B

        The Lyle Hotel

        Skamania Lodge

        Best Western Hood River Inn

        Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa

        Hood River Hotel

        Comfort Suites

How much does it cost?

Entry to the Art & Wine Fusion is $4 for 21 years of age and over and $1 for under 21. Tasting package bought online in advance are $17 and $20 at the gate which includes a commemorative glass, discounts on wine purchase, and 5 tasting tickets. Entrance is free with a tasting package purchase. You must be 21 years of age to purchase a tasting package.  One ounce pours for tasting are 1-2 tasting tickets depemding on value.

*Commemorative festival glasses available while supplies last. You must be 21 or older and have a valid ID purchase tasting package. Advance tickets are non-refundable; the event will be held rain or shine.

Can I buy advanced tickets?

Yes! Advanced tickets can be purchased online  www.artwinefusion.com

What is the appropriate ID to get in?

The Washington State Liquor Control Board requires everyone purchasing tasting packages to present valid ID.

The Washington State Liquor Control Board states that any of the following is acceptable:

*The DMV identification card and the military card must have a picture of the person, the person's name, address, date of birth, a physical description and the signature of the person.

What is Art & Wine Fusion’s Guest Conduct Policy?

The festival has a strict alcohol policy that is designed to protect the guests and the public from alcohol related incidents. All festival guests are expected to maintain responsible and appropriate behavior at all times. Any behavior defying the guest conduct policy as determined by event management can result in ejection and possible arrest.

Event management has the right to refuse entry to any guest deemed intoxicated upon arrival to the Festival.  Additionally, the festival has the right to remove any guest from the premises who is intoxicated or causing a disturbance or is potentially dangerous to himself/herself or other guests.

Ejected guests will not receive a refund for their tickets or be compensated in any way.

Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to:

The festival reserves the right to deny entry or eject from the facility guests displaying inappropriate behavior, as determined by event management.

Are credit cards or checks accepted?

We accept VISA and Mastercard as well as cash for payment of admission. We do not accept checks.

Can I bring my child?

Yes, but children are not allowed in the Tasting Pavilions or Beer Garden. All Tasting ticket holders must be at least 21 years of age with valid ID and have an official Art & Wine Fusion Wrist Band on.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, dogs are allowed but please keep them under control.  If they get unruly or out of hand the event staff will ask you to please remove your dog.

What is the deal with glasses and tickets?

In order to taste wine and cider at the festival you must have the official event glass. Servers will not pour wine into anything else. You must also have on an official Art & Wine Fusion wrist band. Admission includes a glass, 5 tasting tickets (additional tickets are available for $2 or 6 for $10), and discounts on bottle purchases. Wine servers do not accept cash. Aditional tasting tickets are available for purchase at the gate entrances and wine Concierge tents. Tasting tickets are non-refundable.

When do admission and extra token sales end?

Admission, tasting packages, and ticket sales will stop at 9 :30p.m., precisely one-half hour before the taps are closed and bottles are corked at 10 p.m. Be aware of this when scheduling your visit to the festival. We want you to be happy, so arrive early and allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy the festival.

Is there any food on site?

Yes! We will have local food vendors within the festival gates.  There is also access to top notch restaurants right on the street so you can sit down and enjoy a meal.

Is smoking allowed?

Art & Wine Fusion is an outdoor event and smoking is permitted. We ask that you smoke in a non crowded area away from vendor booths and the main stage, do not litter, use the trash receptacles and be respectful of other guests.

If the person I'm with doesn't drink, do they have to pay $30?

Guests who are not drinking may enter the festival for the $4 entrance fee.

Is Art and Wine Fusion an environmentally sustainable event?

We at Art and Wine Fusion work to minimize the environmental impact of our event. Our efforts include:

Please know your limit and have a safe tasting experience. Be respectful, drink responsible and call a cab.