Frequently Asked Questions


  • Venue opens at 11:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
  • CWFF will take place rain or shine
  • Upon entry and showing your ticket(s), each attendee will receive a wristband which must be worn at all times. Tickets and your wristband are required for re-entry to the festival.
  • All attendees are subject to search upon entry. A list of prohibited items is available here

  • When and where is CWFF 2018?

    Catskills Wine and Food Festival takes place on Saturday October 6th and Sunday October 7th, 2018. Our event takes place on the beautiful Echo campground in Bloomingburg, New York. 

  • What time do gates open each day and when does the music/tastings start and end?

    Gates to the festival open on both Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM. We highly recommend taking a look at the Schedule for a full view of the two-day event. The action is jam-packed but beyond the bright lights of the big stage are awesome activities and activations throughout the campground.

  • Is there an age limit for CWFF?

    The Catskills Wine and Food Festival is an event for 21 + only.

  • Do you allow re-entry into the festival?

    Yes, re-entry will be allowed on a daily basis prior to 7 PM. Only one re-entry per patron. You MUST have a wristband on to re-enter the festival grounds and an EventBrite ticket. We strongly recommend downloading the EventBrite app to keep your ticket in a safe place on your mobile device.

  • I would like to request a Press Pass/Media Credential for Catskills Wine and Food Festival, how do I go about doing that?

    CWFF will distribute a limited number of media credentials. Complete a Request Form online by Clicking Here.

  • What should I bring to CWFF?

    Security at Catskills Wine and Food Festival will be very tight. Please bring your CWFF Ticket (Eventbrite, it can be on your mobile device), sunglasses, cell phone, phone charger, sunscreen, a hat, etc. -- the basics!

  • What can't I bring to CWFF?

    Weapons, food and drink, alcohol, illegal substances of any kind, umbrellas, coolers, chairs more than 1 inch off the ground, lasers, glow sticks, stickers, silly string, confetti, glitter, spray-paint, pets, glass containers/metal cans, scooters or personal motorized vehicles, professional recording equipment, detachable lens camera, audio recording equipment, video recording equipment, go-pros, selfie sticks, fireworks or other explosives, large chains or spiked jewelry, tents or canopies, skateboards, no unauthorized vendors will be permitted, no solicitations, handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc. ** Subject to change. 

  • What kind of camera can I bring?

    Point and shoot digital cameras are allowed. Cameras with detachable lenses are prohibited.

  • If I need medical attention, can I get that?

    If you need medical attention while at CWFF, we will have two (2) Medical Tent areas located on-site. If you can't make it to either of these areas, please alert a member of our festival staff who will be happy to help you.

  • Do all vendors accept credit cards?


  • Can I bring food to the festival?

    No, sorry! We will have everything you could possibly want right here at the festival.

  • Can we stay over?

    Believe it or not, you can! A limited number of cabins are available for purchase when buying your ticket. One cabin that accommodates up to 16 people includes bunk beds, a bathroom (two sinks, two stalls, two showers), and electricity (please see a list of banned items for overnight guests). Cabins are sold through Eventbrite when purchasing your event tickets. 

  • What's the deal with parking?

    Parking is limited. Area hotels and casinos are offering shuttles to/from the festival each day and ground transportation is available as well. 

  • How far away is the festival site from mass transit?

    Great question! Echo campground is located just 15 minutes from Middletown New York's train station (NJ Transit). You can get a taxi, uber or lyft from the station to the festival or we will be offering shuttles from the Galleria Mall in Middletown where additional parking is available. 

  • I read through all of the FAQs but, I still have some more questions.

    No worries! The CWFF festival team will continue to add to our FAQs as we inch closer to the festival. Shoot us over an email and a member of our team will reach out to you as soon as possible.