FAQ

WHEN IS THE EVENT?

April 27, 2019

WHAT TIME IS THE EVENT?

VIP Session: 12:30pm - 5:00pm

GA: 1:30pm - 5:00pm

HOW DO I BUY TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT?

Click here to purchase tickets.

HOW CAN I REACH EVENTBRITE CUSTOMER SERVICE?

For customer service help with your on-line ticket purchasing, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/support/contact-us

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT TO GET INTO THE SHOW?

No one under the age of 21 will be allowed entrance in the festival! This includes designated drivers who must also be at least 21 years of age. NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without a valid photo ID (no exceptions). Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

WHERE IS BELMONT RACETRACK LOCATED?

2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY Click here for directions

IS THERE HORSERACING ON EVENT DAY?

Yes! It's opening weekend for the racetrack. Races will be held all day.

ARE ATTENDEES ABLE TO BET ON HORSES DURING THE EVENT?

Yes! Betting windows will be open!

IS THERE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION DIRECTLY TO BELMONT PARK RACETRACK?

The LIRR will be servicing Belmont Park Racetrack. Check LIRR for schedules and fares.

Local Bus Service:
N6 (NICE Bus Line): Operates along Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Elmont, Hollis and Jamaica. From Jamaica, the bus starts at Jamaica Bus Terminal (165th Street & 89th Avenue) and runs along Hillside Avenue to Francis Lewis Blvd. to Hempstead Ave. Stops in front of Belmont Park. Connections: Transfer from the F Train at either 169th Street or 179th Street stations. Q110 (MTA Bus): Service provided every 20 minutes to and from Belmont during racing days. Buses are available at Parsons Blvd. and Hillside Avenue and from Parsons Blvd. & Archer Ave., and various locations eastbound on Jamaica Avenue and Hempstead Avenue in Queens. Connections: Transfer from F Train at Parsons & Hillside; Transfer from E Train at Parsons & Archer. Q2 (MTA Bus): Originates at the Jamaica Bus Terminal (165th Street & 89th Ave.) and runs along Hillside Ave. to 187th Place to Hollis Ave. and ends at Hempstead Ave. and 225th Street adjacent to Belmont Park. Connections: Transfer from F Train at 169th Street or 179th Street stations.

By Subway:
Take the F train to 169th street or 179th street then take the N6 or the Q2 bus to Belmont or take the E train to Jamaica Center (Parsons Blvd.) and then take the Q110 bus to Belmont.

IS THE EVENT INDOORS OR OUTDOORS?

The event will be held outdoors, on the final turn of the Belmont Park Racetrack, offering close-up spectacular views of the final turn of the homestretch.

WHAT DOES ADMISSION INCLUDE?

VIP Admission includes a souvenir 5oz tasting glass with a two ounce pour line and an extra hour to enjoy the festival before the General Admission ticketholders enter. VIP attendees will also have access to special VIP beers that are poured only during this additional hour and an area exclusive to VIP's. General Admission includes a souvenir five oz. taster with a two ounce pour line and beer tastings during the General Admission session.

WILL FOOD BE AVAILABLE?

There will be food trucks selling food at the festival. Food does not come with the price of admission.

HOW DOES THE DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET WORK?

A designated driver ticket is available for $12. Designated drivers do NOT receive a tasting glass. They are able to enjoy all the activities of the expo except they are not allowed to drink any beer. Any designated driver who is seen drinking will be escorted out immediately.

ARE PRETZEL NECKLACES PERMITTED?

Yes, but no other outside food is permitted.

I HAVE A TICKET FOR THE GA SESSION, CAN I USE IT TO GO TO THE VIP SESSION INSTEAD?

No, you are only permitted to use the ticket for the session you purchased. The scanners are programmed with the ticket number and will reject your ticket.

WILL THERE BE A COAT CHECK?

No, there will not be a coat check since the event is outdoors.

IS THERE A FEE TO PAY FOR PARKING?

The parking fee is $3.

ARE CHILDREN OR PETS PERMITTED TO ATTEND?

For your own safety, NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers or pets, other than service dogs, are permitted. If turned away, the admission ticket for the caregiver will not be refunded.

IS SMOKING PERMITTED AT THE VENUE?

Smoking will not be permitted under any tents. There will be a designated smoking area.

IS THE EVENT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

Yes

IS THERE AN ATM ON SITE?

Yes

ARE PHOTOS TAKEN AT THIS EVENT?

Yes, look out for our event photographer at the event and strike a pose. Check back here, at the event website, and/or on the event's Facebook page for photos after the event to see if you are included in the event photo album. Some photos of attendees may be used for promotional purposes; as a ticketholder of the event, you grant us permission to do so and for your likeness to be used.

WHAT ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED?

Starfish Junction Productions is dedicated to the safety and security of ALL attendees, exhibitors, staffers, and guests. Please use common sense and remember that what seems harmless to you may appear like a threat to someone else. All attendees must adhere to show rules, are subject to search upon entering the event, and are prohibited from bringing in the following items:

· outside alcohol, glass bottles, cans, outside food/beverages, metal water bottles
· weapons (i.e. knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, any concealed weapons, firearms, etc.), illegal drugs, chemicals, fireworks, smoke bombs
· unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.

Smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes or vape pens) is prohibited in the venue/under tents. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.

Infants/Children/Strollers…No one under 21 will be admitted. Valid photo ID is required for entry.
No pets are permitted at the event (unless they are service dogs with accredited tags/paperwork)

Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis. Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item, or may be ejected from the facility.

Please drink responsibly.
Gambling Problems? Responsible wagering is encouraged. If gambling is a problem for you or someone you care about, help is available 24 hours a day. Call toll-free 1-877-8-HOPE-NY.