2024 Information is not yet available. For reference check out the information from 2023 below:
The Austin Food + Wine Festival is open to ALL food and wine lovers! For more information on special-needs access and accommodations, please write email@example.com.
ADA Access & Accommodations
Austin Food + Wine Festival is ADA compliant, including an accessible entrance and restrooms. For more information, patrons are directed to visit the Guest Services Tent during operational hours. The Guest Services Tent is located just inside the entrance off Riverside Dr. Services offered at the Guest Services Tent include, but are not limited to:
- Answers to questions specific to the ADA Access Program
- Information relevant to our patrons with disabilities
- Power outlet for recharging powered mobility devices
ADA Festival Entrance
There is a designated lane at the festival entrance for patrons with disabilities. Guests can ask a staff member to direct them to the lane.
ADA Pickup and Dropoff
The ADA drop off location by the entrance on Riverside Drive, near the corner of 1st. The drop-off is shared with the rideshare drop off.
There is no ADA Parking available on site. For other parking options, click here.
Patrons with Mobility Limitations
The Festival grounds are ADA accessible, but please be aware that this is a venue with distances between attractions. Also, it is an outdoor festival situated in a park. Therefore, travel can be over natural terrain. If it should rain, there will be mud in some places. Austin Food + Wine Festival does not provide personal care, golf cart rides, or push services of any kind or wheelchairs for rent or loan. Guests should make arrangements in advance if a wheelchair is needed and plan to bring an attendant, if needed. Motorized vehicles, such as Segway’s and golf carts are not allowed.
Accessible portable toilets are available next to each row of restrooms in the park.
Special Dietary Needs
Outside food and drink is not allowed in the festival, but if a patron has special medical dietary restrictions, pre-packaged items will be allowed if accompanied by a doctor’s note. Patrons will be asked to present your doctor’s note to security upon entry to the festival.
A patron requiring insulin is allowed to bring his or her medically necessary materials and medications provided all medicine has a prescription label with the patron’s name. Out of concern for the festival staff who handle the trash, patrons are expected to dispose of medical waste and syringes in the proper disposal located at the medial tent, next to the Chef Demo Tent. Please do not dispose of these items in other trash bins at the festival.
Service Animals at Austin Food & Wine Festival
Service animals are permitted throughout the festival grounds; however this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Only legitimate service animals will be allowed within the festival footprint. Pets are not allowed and will be turned away.
If you are bringing a service animal, make sure to check in at the Guest Services Tent for registration. Only legitimate service animals that are properly trained and under the proper care of their owners will be provided with the appropriate credentials.
All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal. Service animal inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessible parking is available at all of the above locations. For info on ADA access and accommodations, please write email@example.com.