Toast Nebraska Wine Festival 2019
What are the hours of the 2019 festival?
Friday, May 17th from 4-10 pm and Saturday, May 18th from 1-10 pm.
What are the different ticket types and what do you get?
General Admission tickets provide you with a tasting glass to keep, a wine tote for bottle purchases, program and pencil to take notes on your favorite wines, ½ ounce tastings of ALL wines from ALL wineries, free admission to the educational sessions, live music on two stages, access to artisan vendors and food vendors. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 on-site. If you are among the first 50 tickets purchased, single day tickets are only $35.
Designated Driver tickets are $25 and include admission to the event, a complimentary bottle of water, a wine tote, program and pencil, admission to the education session live music on two states, access to artisan vendors and a $5 food voucher to be used at any of the food vendors. Tickets are $25 and DO NOT INCLUDE TASTINGS AT WINERIES OR IN EDUCATION SESSIONS.
Can I buy bottles of wine to drink on site or only to take home?
Both! You can purchase a bottle at the festival and the winery can open it for you to enjoy on site. You can only purchase wines to take home that are ONLY available at the festival or at the winery. However, once you open a bottle on site, you can’t take it home due to state law.
Is there transportation provided?
You are welcome to use a Uber/Lyfte or if you are staying at our host hotel, they will provide transportation from the hotel to the festival grounds on a schedule.
Can I bring my children?
This is a 21 and over event. No children including infants.
Can I bring my pet?
This is a pet free event.
What should I wear?
Comfortable shoes, first and foremost. This is on a farm and most of the festival grounds are on grass or gravel. Be prepared to do some leisurely walking on uneven surfaces. Wear whatever is comfortable – and watch the weather as mid-May can bring cooler temps or scorching heat! Be prepared.
What if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event. The show will go on regardless of the weather. There are no refunds.
How many wines can I taste?
All of them! There are no tickets to get tastings. Your glass and wristband will get you the sample. We do ask that you sample each wine just once. You can also buy glasses and bottles. There will be more than 150 wines from 20 wineries.
What can I bring in?
You must bring your ID as it will be checked prior to admission. Bring either your ticket on your phone or a print out. You can bring water into the event to stay hydrated or it will be available for sale also. Bring sunscreen and fun people!
Do I need to bring cash?
You can bring cash or all vendors also accept credit cards.
Will there be food available to purchase?
Yes! Ribs, picnic baskets to share, makings for s’mores, fantastic Wygue Burgers, Vala’s famous kettle Korn and much more will be available for purchase. Food is NOT included in your ticket price.
How much will the wineries serve for a tasting?
Wineries will be pouring ½ ounce pours for you to taste. The idea is to taste different wines to find your favorite! You can then purchase a glass or bottle.
Can I leave and come back?
Yes – please make sure to keep your wristband on and show it for re-entry along with ID.
Where will I park at Vala’s?
Parking lots are marked. Once parked, proceed to the admissions barn. Be prepared to show your ID. You will not be admitted to the event without an ID, regardless of your age.
NOTE: This is a 21 and over event. You MUST be 21 to enter. No children including infants.
Can I bring by gun?
We do not allow any weapons into the festival grounds. We reserve the right to search bags prior to admission.
Can I smoke since it’s an outdoor event?
This is a non-smoking event. There is no smoking on the festival grounds.
How many tickets do I get for my general admission?
There are no tasting tickets at this event. You are able to taste all of the wines once! Then choose the ones you want to purchase to enjoy on site or to take home. There are no tickets to get tastings. Your glass and wristband will get you the sample. We do ask that you sample each wine just once. You can also buy glasses and bottles. There will be more than 150 wines from 20 wineries.