FESTIVAL FAQS

Bag Policy

  • ALL BAGS AND PERSONS WILL BE SEARCHED. ANY PROHIBITED ITEM THAT ARE SURRENDERED TO SECURITY AT SEARCH POINTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED. THE LAS CRUCES WINE FESTIVAL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE THE FINAL DECISION ON ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED ITEMS WITHOUT NOTICE.

What can I bring?

  • ALLOWED ITEMS:
  • – 1 factory sealed water bottle
  • – Sunscreen
  • – Blankets
  • – Umbrellas
  • – Baby Strollers
  • – Wagons

What is NOT allowed?

  • PROHIBTED ITEMS:
  • – Bad Attitudes (Positive vibes only!)
  • – New Mexico vertical IDs
  • – Weapons, or harmful objects of any kind (including pocket knives, cork screws, etc.)
  • – Mace or pepper spray
  • – Illegal substances (including drugs and drug paraphernalia)
  • – Alcohol (alcohol will be sold at the Festival)
  • – Outside food or drinks (one factory sealed water bottle is permitted)
  • – Fireworks or explosives of any kind.
  • – Coolers
  • – Pets
  • – Unauthorized vending/soliciting materials (promotional stickers, flyers, commodities, etc.)
  • ALL BAGS AND PERSONS WILL BE SEARCHED. ANY PROHIBITED ITEM THAT ARE SURRENDERED TO SECURITY AT SEARCH POINTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED. LCWF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE THE FINAL DECISION ON ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED ITEMS WITHOUT NOTICE.

Is there a shuttle?

No. Uber and Lyft are readily available and are just a quick call away. There is a designated shade tent for you to stay cool while waiting for a safe ride. Need help finding a safe ride? Visit the bottle check tent at the exit for help. 

Event wristbands get you what discounts?

We have partnered up with Experience Mesilla, a discount program for restaurants and businesses in Mesilla. With your wristband you can receive discounts at participating businesses over this Memorial Day weekend. See participating businesses and their discounts at www.ExperienceMesilla.com.

Bottle Check

Buy bottles of wine and don’t want to carry them around? Have no fear bottle check is here! Check your bottles at bottle check or leave them at the winery you bought them from and pick them up at the exit when you leave.

Be sure to write your phone number and name on each tag. Keep the matching tag given to you in order to collect your bottles upon exiting. 

NOTE: Bottles will not be given to individuals without a matching tag, name or phone number. All bottles not collected at the end of the festival have until Tuesday, September 3rd at noon to be claimed. 

Are pets allowed?

No. We have a strict NO-PET policy, with exceptions only for service animals as specified by federal and state law. Due to large-scale service animal fraud and for the safety of our patrons, staff, and other service animals, all animals which do not meet the legal standards will not be allowed into the festival grounds. All service animals must be registered at the entrance gates. 

PLEASE NOTE: dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support are not considered service animals by the ADA and will not be allowed onto festival grounds. For more info, visit www.ada.gov.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes. In fact children under the age of 15 are admitted FREE if accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. All children must be under the supervision of an adult at all times. 

Will there be a kids area?

No. There is not a kids play area at the wine festival. We have some fun activities that are both adult and kid friendly.

What forms of identification are acceptable?

  • – State Issued Driver’s License (Vertical NM IDs will not be accepted.)
  • – Passport
  • – Expired Driver’s License + State-Issued Temporary [Paper] ID

Lost and Found?

Yes! Lost and Found will be by the exit gate at Bottle Check. Lost and Found inquiries after the festival can be directed here.

Other important things to know?

BY ENTERING THIS EVENT YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

ALL VEHICLES, PERSONS AND PROPERTY ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AT ALL TIMES. FAILURE TO CONSENT TO SEARCH WILL RESULT IN DENIAL OF ENTRY OR EJECTION FROM THE FESTIVAL.

  • – OPEN BOTTLES ARE PROHIBITED. OPEN BOTTLES WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE CONFISCATED.
  • – WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE OR ENTRY AT ANY GIVEN TIME.
  • – UNDERAGE DRINKING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
  • – NO PETS. 
  • – NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND WILL BE ALLOWED.
  • – NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK.
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NO UNAUTHORIZED VENDING OR SOLICITING.LCWF RESERVES THE RIGHT, WITHOUT REFUND OF ANY AMOUNT PAID, TO REFUSE ADMISSION TO, OR EJECT ANY PERSONS, INCLUDING THOSE WHO CONDUCT IS DEEMED DISORDERLY, DISRUPTIVE, ABUSIVE OR WHO OTHERWISE FAILS TO COMPLY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS OF UNIFORMED EVENT STAFF.

SMILE! STAY SAFE! STAY HYDRATED! HAVE FUN!

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