High Desert Food Festival - San Bernardino County Fairgrounds

 

What?

The High Desert Food Festival brings local restaurants, caterers and food trucks to your doorstep in a fun, relaxed family oriented environment. The High Desert Food Festival also serves up boutiques to browse, artisan merchandise to buy and more!

Where?

We’re excited to be at San Bernardino County Fairgrods! We’ll be at SBC FAIRGROUNDS at 14800 7th St, Victorville, CA 92395.

Why?

The 2019 High Desert Food, Music and Arts Festival, the most exciting two day Culinary, Music, Arts and Crafts Festival to be produced in San Bernardino County Fairground, California. High Desert Food Festival adds a new dimension to the standard culinary & arts festival format. This concept enhances the perceived value and will give festival attendees an entirely unique festival experience, each attendee taking home a once-in-a-lifetime memory.

When?

Saturday – June 22, 2019, 11am-8pm  •  Sunday – June 23, 2019, 11am-6pm

Can I Volunteer?

We do need a limited number of volunteers to work on both Saturday and Sunday. A full shift gets you free admission for that day and $20.00 food sample tickets + 4 drinks.

Full shifts are:

#1 Saturday 22 May from 11am to 3:30pm

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#2 Saturday 22 May from 3:30pm to 8pm

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#3 Sunday 23 May from 11am to 2:30pm

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#4 Sunday 23 May from 2:30pm to 6pm

Number of volunteers required:

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If you are interested, email us at info@highdesertfoodfestival.com and use “Volunteer” in subject line.

 

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ENSURE MY SAFETY AT THE FESTIVAL?

Security and safety are of the utmost importance. We work with relevant law enforcement and public protection agencies to help ensure the safety of our event. However, because of those very same concerns, we are unable to comment on any specific actions that are taken.

CAN I DISTRIBUTE FLYERS OR PROMOTIONAL ITEMS INSIDE THE VENUE? WHAT ABOUT OUTSIDE?

No.

CAN I SELL MY [INSERT WHAT I WANT TO SELL] IN THE PARKING LOTS OR VENUE?

No. If you don’t have vending approval from the festival organizers, your items will be surrendered/confiscated.

DO YOU HAVE A LIST OF WHAT IS AND ISN’T ALLOWED?

Check the Rules Page for information on allowed items.

SINCE CANNABIS IS LEGAL NOW, THAT MEANS I CAN USE IT AT YOUR EVENT?

Cannabis or cannabis products aren’t allowed inside the High Desert Food Festival. If that changes, we will update this answer.

ARE STROLLERS ALLOWED IN THE VENUE?

Yes. But, only if it’s for an infant or toddler.

CAN I BRING A SIGN OR TOTEM? CAN YOU ELABORATE ON YOUR “NO TOTEMS” RULE?

No signs are allowed. This includes all handheld signs or signs and items attached to poles or pool noodles or apparatus used to display anything above the head. All instances of the above will be subject to surrender and not returned.

Allowed & Prohibited Items

Guests and their belongings might be subject to search upon each entry to the festival.

The following items are ALLOWED* at High Desert Food Festival:

  • Bags will be restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Bag size may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28cm x 12cm), or 30 linear inches (75cm) in total, and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited. Hydration packs are allowed but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir.
  • Strollers
  • Blankets, Towels
  • Cameras (basic point and shoot consumer-grade cameras) without detachable lenses and other accessories (monopods, selfie sticks, tripods, GoPro mounts, and other attachments are not allowed)
  • GoPro cameras without accessories
  • Sealed sunscreen lotion (no aerosol containers)
  • Empty hydration packs (plastic or aluminum). Max size 36oz. for Yeti type hydration rambler (yeti.com/rambler)
  • Prescription Medicine Requirements:
    • Anyone needing prescription medicine at the festival must present the pharmacy-labeled container which states the prescription, dosage, and patient name to our medical staff at each entrance gate. Patrons are only allowed a sufficient supply of the prescribed medication for that day.
    • Medicines needing to be inhaled or smoked are prohibited unless in a prescribed inhaler. There is no smoking or vaping at the Event.
    • Over the counter medications are allowed in a sufficient supply for the day. Bottle contents will be verified by medical personnel at the entry gates.

The following items are PROHIBITED* at High Desert Food Festival:

  • Bags will be restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Bag size may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28cm x 12cm), or 30 linear inches (75cm) in total, and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited. Hydration packs are allowed but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir.
  • No Cigarettes, E-Cigs or Vaping devices
  • Aerosol containers (including sunscreen and personal beauty products)
  • Any and all professional audio recording equipment
  • Any and all professional video equipment
  • Professional cameras (any camera with the option to detach a lens)
  • Any and all camera accessories, such as selfie sticks, tripods, monopods, go pro mounts and attachments, detachable lenses, or other commercial equipment
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Frisbees
  • Totems, Flags, Banners
  • Coolers of any kind (exceptions may be made for medical use)
  • Framed backpacks
  • Hammocks
  • Glass Containers 
  • Firearms, explosives, and weapons of any kind (including pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc)
  • Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind
  • Umbrellas 
  • Professional-grade radios or walkie-talkies
  • Pets (except for service animals)
  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts (including red wagons) or any personal motorized vehicles
  • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.
  • Large wallet and waist chains that exceed 12 inches in length and width of 1 inch
  • Bicycle chains and other such chains will not be allowed
  • Bicycles inside the festival grounds (free parking is available near festival entrance)
  • No Chairs of any kind
  • No Inflatable furniture. Rafts, chairs, etc.
  • All areas are non-smoking

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Exiting & Re-Entering The Festival

All ticketholders are allowed to enter the festival 3 times per day. If you leave the festival grounds you must get a stamp. Everyone and their belongings will be searched each time they enter festival grounds. At the end of the night proceed to exits at the main entry gates from which you entered.

SERVICE ANIMAL POLICY:

By law, if an animal’s purpose or task is to provide protection, emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship, it is NOT considered a service animal and may NOT come to High Desert Food Festival.

Qualified and bona fide service animals are welcome at High Desert Food Festival. Pets and non-service animals are NOT permitted. It is a crime to misrepresent a pet as a service animal. Those who bring their non-service animals to the festival will be ejected from the festival site without refund.

All service animals must be trained for a specific function, related to a disability, housebroken, leashed and under the direct control of their handler at all times. If any handler does not adhere to these conditions, the handler will be asked to remove the animal from the site. The handler then may return without the animal.

High Desert Food Festival reserves the right to refuse admittance to or eject any individual whose conduct poses a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals or service animals.

Any High Desert Food Festival patron arriving at the festival with a service animal will need to have their service animal credentialed at the box office. This process should not be feared, as it will be conducted with respect and understanding. After the service animal has been credentialed by festival staff, important information will be provided to the disabled individual. Once your service animal has been credentialed, staff are not likely to question you again unless the animal causes a problem. Any patron bringing a non-service animal will be not permitted onto any of the festival grounds.