COST:10x20-foot tent with 4 tables, 2 chairs, 1 parking place: $35020x20-foot tent with 8 tables, 4 chairs, 2 parking passes: $500*ADD ON WiFi ($10)
NEW PROCEDURE: The 2019 application process will be done ONLINE! Your winery is invited to complete an online application to be reviewed by the 2019 festival committee. Wineries approved for festival participation will be contacted via email and sent an invoice for their participation fee. Invoices can be paid online via credit card or by check or money order. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An 10% Early Bird Discount will be applied to all invoices issued before Feb. 1, 2019.
Wineries will receive six (6) staff wristbands per booth space. Additional bands are available upon request at no charge. Staff bands are DD bands.
Wineries are encouraged to run at least two tasting lines and at least one separate line dedicated to glass/bottle sales.
Wineries are expected to clean up their booth space following the festival. Boxes and bottles should be discarded properly.
Wineries will be provided with one standard identification banner. The arrangement/decor of each winery booth is at the winery's discretion within the allotted space.
Additional tables and chairs available for an additional fee.
#MWF will provide each winery a "dump bucket" and rinse water.
Electricity will be available for all wineries when requested on the #MWF2018 application form.
Wineries requesting electricity must provide specific requirements (amperage/voltage) to the festival team no later than April 1.
Festival set-up begins at 6 am and no vehicles will be allowed to enter after 9:30 am.
Wineries are expected to be set up and ready to serve by 11 am (VIP hour).
All vehicles must be off the festival grounds no later than 10 am.Wifi will be available for all wineries for a $10 charge. The logon information will be included in your winery packet at check in.
Parking passes and festival information packets will be sent to wineries in early April.
The event is intended to be held OUTDOORS with tents provided for each winery. #MWF will be held rain or shine. A rain plan will only be implemented if weather conditions are deemed unsafe.
The last day to register for Michiana Wine Festival is March 31, or when festival reaches capacity!
Wineries signed up to participate by March 1 will have the opportunity to SELL festival tickets on-site for a profit of $5 per ticket. Wineries will receive tickets in March with proceeds returned to the festival no later than April 20. A sales contract will be included with your welcome packet. Wineries must return the contract to reserve tickets to sell.
A promotional package including event posters and VIP ticket-giveaway details will be sent
once your winery has submitted its festival application. (Festival marketing materials typically sent in February)
Wineries are encouraged to share the event and promote the festival on social media.
Wineries agree to submit a valid Indiana festival permit no later than April 15. Wineries without a valid festival permit issued by the Indiana Alcohol Beverage Commission on file by April 15 will be removed from the festival line-up until the permit is received.
Wineries will submit a valid $1 million certificate of insurance no later than April 15. Wineries without a valid certificate of insurance on file by April 15 will be removed from the festival line-up until the certificate is received.
Winery staff members agree to serve alcohol responsibly.
Wineries agree to label all customer carry-out purchases, which will be HELD at the #MWF wine check-out station.