Frequently Asked Questions

Answers about the Wine Festival of Central Florida

We’ve put together a short list of questions everyone is asking about the event. Simply click the plus icon to the right of each question to see our answer.

The 2020 Wine Festival of Central Florida takes place March 13, 2020, from 6:30 to 10:00pm on the Frances Langford Promenade in Downtown Lakeland, Florida.

We recommend “casual chic” attire. Dress to impress, but casual enough to be comfortable.

The Wine Festival of Central Florida is 21+ only. A valid ID is needed to enter. If we cannot verify your age, you will not be allowed into the event. Anyone under the age of 21 will be stopped at the gate, refused entry and passes will not be refunded. We ask that you please DO NOT bring infants or small children in carriers or strollers as they will not be permitted entry.

All attendees must be 21 years of age. Please remember to bring your ID. Anyone under the age of 21 will be stopped at the entrance, refused entry and passes will not be refunded. Please do not bring infants or small children in child carriers or strollers as they will not be permitted entry. The festival urges all adults to consume alcoholic products responsibly.

For the safety of our patrons, pets are not permitted to enter the festival.

We would suggest traveling as light as possible. All backpacks and large purses will be searched by security prior to entering the venue. We will have ample food, drink, water, etc.

No. Unfortunately, outside food or drink are not permitted into the event. We will have all the food and drink you could possibly consume, even bottled water, all of which is included in the price of your ticket.

Tickets are $65.00 in advance and $75.00 at the event.

Tickets are one ALL-INCLUSIVE price. Even the bottled water is included.

Tickets are available through this website by CLICKING HERE, or also by calling the Alliance for Independence at (863) 665-3846. A limited number of tickets will also be available the evening of the event, but will cost an additional $10.00.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but just like a concert or sporting event, there are no refunds.

We will do our best to run the event as planned. The event will be held, rain or shine, just like a sporting event.

Thanks to our generous festival vendors we are able to offer an opportunity to Win the Wines of the Wine Festival of Central Florida. Only 1,000 tickets will be offered!  An individual $20 entry offers you the opportunity to walk away with an incredible collection of wines with selections donated by all of our festival wine vendors. Drawing will be held at the event on March 13, 2020. Tickets and drawing rules may be obtained by contacting the Alliance for Independence at (863) 665-3846. Tickets are also available online by clicking here.

Thank you – we’d love to have you as a volunteer! Event volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of activities including setup, check in, will call, ticket sales, line monitor, VIP hosts, directional support, chef demonstrations, restaurant/winery/brewery liaisons, etc. To sign up as a volunteer, click here.