Q:Is the festival happening in 2020?
A:Unfortunately, no. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have cancelled the 2020 event. We will, of course, be back in 2021! November the 20th is the date.
Q:Does the festival sell out?
A:In normal times, yes. But these are not normal times, so join the mailing list for updates.
Q:Do you offer car parking or camping?
A:The festival offers parking-by-donation on the school oval – just follow the signs from Burgess St. The carpark is day use only, and the festival does not offer overnight camping facilities here. Any camping in or around Bicheno is subject to council regulations – please contact the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council for further details.
Q:What are the festival start and finish times?
A:Gates open at 10:30am, and the last band finishes at 6:00pm. Food, drink and alcohol service concludes at 5:00pm.
Q:Can I bring my own food & drinks?
A:No please. Sealed bottled water is OK but everything else is available for purchase on site. No glass containers though.
Q:Is there EFTPOS? An ATM?
A:There will be an ATM next to the box office, plus some stalls will have EFTPOS and some are notes & coins – we recommend you bring some old school moola on the day.
Q:Can I bring the kids?
A:Yes this is a family event but we would really like you to stay as a family while you are with us, kids roaming off on their own is not something we would like to see. Stay close guys.
Q:What about Fido?
A:We love our pooches as much as you do but Fido needs to stay home this time – no pets please.
Q:Can I smoke anywhere at the event?
A:Nope - Bicheno Food and Wine Festival is designated a smoke free event; you'll have to take a stroll down the beach or anywhere outside the venue... and remember to bin your butts!
Q:Is there furniture?
A:We would like you to bring your own camp chair, picnic rug, bean bag and set up your posie for the day but please leave the couch and the kitchen sink at home with Fido and his minder.
Q:What if the weather's bad?
A:Bad – East Coast Tassie, seriously! We are blessed with the sun gods on the coast but if it turns to the point of cancellation you will be updated via facebook so remember to follow us.
Q:Is there parking nearby?
A:The local fire brigade operate a popup carpark during the day, right next door to the festival! Entry is by donation.
Q:Can I refund my tickets?
A:We would love to say yes but we can’t. As all tickets are general admission we cannot issue refunds. Once purchased they are yours forever!