Besides the respect and envy of your family and friends, it gets you through the gates to a great event in the east end of the city! Once through the gates, you will get access to a variety of awesome wineries, distilleries, ciders, craft breweries, fantastic food, great live music, and entertainment! There will also be some excellent demonstrations throughout the festival. And with a free token at the, your first drink is on us! On top of all of that, you will receive an official commemorative Orléans Cork & Fork Festival glass!
There will be tokens available for purchase immediately when you enter the Shenkman Arts Centre. Each token is $2. We have both debit and ATM machines available, but we recommend you bring cash to purchase your tokens to keep the lines moving quickly. Your glass will have a specific pour line and the cost for the drinks and food will depend on the vendor.
Yes, we are serving alcohol and therefore no one under the age of 19 will be allowed access to the festival.
You will receive a wristband upon entry and you may come and go as you wish and you must show your wristband upon re-entry. You will, however, have to wait in line if there is a line. Do not remove your wristband once inside the festival. This may result in you being asked to leave.
Yes, Joe Smith... if that's your real name... you will need a government-issued photo ID to get into the event grounds! No exceptions!
Yes, we can accept payments by debit and will also have an ATM machine on-site.
Yes, there is. Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. And if you don't have a designated driver, it's exactly where your car should stay until the next morning. Parked. Period. Actually, we would prefer if you took a cab, Uber, Lyft, bus, or simply be dropped off!
You can refund your ticket online up to seven days prior to the festival.
Only service animals will be permitted.
By-law does not allow smoking of any kind (including cannabis) in indoor public areas. Smoking of any kind will only be allowed outside of the Shenkman Arts Centre. Please speak to any one of our volunteers and they can help point out where to go to smoke.
The festival closes each night at 11:30 pm. The last call will be at 11:00 pm.