WHAT IS THE BAG POLICY?
CLEAR BAGS ONLY! Bags will be restricted to clear bags smaller than 12" x 6" x 12". Exceptions may only be made for medically necessary equipment. To ensure a safe and enjoyable festival for all attendees, all bags entering the festival are subject to security screening.
CAN I BRING A FIREARM ON FESTIVAL GROUNDS?
Absolutely no weapons are permitted. According to TABC law, it is a felony for anyone besides a peace officer to carry a firearm onto festival grounds. All attendees are subject to be searched.
CAN I BRING MY KIDS?
Gruene Music & Wine Fest is a 21+ event. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted and a valid id will be required at entry.
CAN I BRING AN UMBRELLA IF IT RAINS?
Rain jackets, ponchos, hats, boots, etc. are all welcome, but for safety reasons, please NO UMBRELLAS. We are a rain or shine event! Please check the forecast and dress/prepare accordingly.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Only documented guide/aid dogs are allowed. No other pets will be permitted to enter the festival grounds.
CAN I BRING MY OWN CHAIR?
Limited seating will be provided. No chairs will be permitted on festival grounds.
ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?
Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and we are not responsible for any lost/stolen tickets or tickets purchased by mistake. Be sure to check your order before completing.
ARE THERE RESTROOMS ON THE PREMISES?
There will be port-a-johns on the festival grounds.
IS THERE AN ATM MACHINE?
There is an ATM machine for your convenience a few feet from the festival gates, just across the street from Gruene Hall. A temporary ATM machine will also be conveniently located near the entry tent in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Credit cards are accepted for admission, merchandise and at the bar on The Grapevine grounds. Gruene Hall and some vendors will be cash only.
ONCE INSIDE, DO I NEED TO WEAR MY WRISTBAND?
Yes, your wristband prove that you have paid to gain entrance to the event.
CAN I LEAVE AND COME BACK?
You can leave the event at anytime to come back. You must have your wristband on in order to re-enter.
CAN WE BRING A PICNIC?
No, there will be food and drink available for purchase on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. A buffet will be available and included with ticket purchase for Friday's "Rockin' with Texas Wine & Food" event.
CAN I SMOKE INSIDE THE FESTIVAL?
Smoking/Vaping will not permitted inside Gruene Hall or underneath the festival tents. If you are outside, feel free to light up but please use respect to those nearby.
ARE MY SEATS RESERVED?
All events have General Admission tickets with first come first serve seating. Please arrive early in order to sit/stand in your desired spot. Friday's "Rockin' with Texas Wine & Food" event has very limited seating so reserved tables are available. See our tickets page for details.
IF I PURCHASE A TICKET TO ONE EVENT, IS IT GOOD ALL WEEKEND?
Each day has its own ticket. You must have the proper day's ticket in order to enter that day's events.
HOW MANY TICKETS CAN I PURCHASE?
You can purchase up to 6 tickets per event, per order.
IF I RUN OUT OF TASTE TICKETS, CAN I PURCHASE MORE?
Additional taste tickets will be available for purchase inside the festival grounds on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
WILL I BE ABLE TO PURCHASE THE WINE IF I REALLY LIKE IT?
All featured wine will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle or case during that day's event and at The Grapevine, while supplies last. Friday and Saturday's featured wines will also be available for purchase on festival grounds during Sunday's event, while supplies last.
WILL THERE BE ANY MERCHANDISE TO PURCHASE AS A SOUVENIR?
There will be Gruene Music & Wine Fest T-shirts and other merchandise available for purchase at the festival.
WHERE CAN I FIND INFO ON ACCOMMODATIONS?
Rooms at Gruene Mansion Inn in Historic Gruene fill up quickly, but you can find wonderful accommodations around New Braunfels by visiting our local chamber website.
Thank you for taking the time to read our FAQs!
We hope you enjoy this wonderful event!