Festival Policies

  1. All patrons must be at least 19 years of age and must have valid, one-piece, government issued, photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification include: a valid Ontario driver’s license with a photograph, Canadian Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card with a photograph, Canadian Armed Forces identification card, an LCBO BYID photo card, Secure Indian Status Card, Permanent Resident Card, A photo card issued under the Photo Card Act.
  2. Patrons who appear less than 35 years of age will be asked to produce valid identification.
  3. Patron’s bags are subject to being checked at the entry of the Festival.
  4. Staff and management reserve the right to refuse entry or service to any individual or party.
  5. Staff and management reserve the right to inspect personal effects at any time.
  6. Children are not permitted to attend the festival.
  7. There are no in-and-out privileges (exemption to Festival goers who have purchased the Saturday All Access Pass for November 4th)
  8. No more than $80.00 worth of sampling tickets will be sold to an individual at one time.
  9. Alcohol Beverage Portion Control: The Ottawa Wine and Food Festival has established Pouring Guidelines. NOTE: Each attendee receives a glass with two pour lines on it. The pour lines indicated on the sampling glass must be adhered to. Agents are prohibited from exceeding the below stated sampling guidelines:
    3oz – Beer | 1oz – Wine | .5oz – Liquor
  10. The festival hours are from 12:00 pm-10:00 pm on Friday, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm and 5:30pm -10:00pm on Saturday for the Tasting Floor and 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Sunday. Exhibitors are prohibited from pouring samples after the indicated closing times.
  11. Individuals demonstrating signs of intoxication or exhibiting inappropriate behaviour will not be allowed to enter or will be refused service and ejected from the establishment.
  12. This is a non-smoking event. In accordance with City By-law and as required by LEED building standards, all indoor and outdoor spaces within a 9m (30’) perimeter of the EY Centre are non-smoking
  13. Please enjoy the Festival Responsibly.
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