Q & A - The Frequently Asked Questions
As The Makers Fest is a first year event, there are plenty of questions being posed by potential festival goers! We're extremely excited to bring art, vintage, food, music, beer & activities to Beach View Farms, and hope that you are excited as we are to grow & learn together.
Please read below for the most frequently asked questions, and if you have any of your own, please submit a contact form by clicking here.
WHERE DO WE PARK?
Parking is available at the Southern Regional Middle School (75 Cedar Bridge Road, Manahawkin). The Mud City Mud Bus and a Jitney will be making loops at 15 minute intervals to shuttle festival goers to & from the festival grounds. More details are available here. Please be patient & safe while traveling!
IS THE EVENT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?
Beach View Farms is a working farm without any paved areas. The dirt roads are quite flat, but do have some wear & tear from farming activity. Handicap parking is not available on the farm, however the Jitney shuttle is handicap accessible and will be making loops from Southern Regional Middle School at 75 Cedar Bridge Road to Festival Grounds. There is also a handicap accessible bathroom onsite for convenience.
IS YOUR EVENT POOCH FRIENDLY?
We are unable to accommodate your fur babies at this time. Service dogs are the only exception, and will need to display the proper documentation.
IS PAYMENT FOR GOODS BY CASH ONLY?
Some vendors will be accepting credit cards, but not all. We will have an ATM onsite - it will include a surcharge (set in place by service provider).
SHOULD WE BRING BEACH CHAIRS & BLANKETS?
Please do! We will have picnic tables & hay bales situated throughout the farm, but being prepared is a good idea! Open space is on a first come, first serve basis - please understand if there is not an available stretch of grass when you arrive.
WILL THERE BE HAYRIDES?
Not on September 19th, but starting in October the Beach View Farms will be hosting its annual Fall Festival which features hay rides, pumpkin picking, fall decorations, kids activities and fall produce. Get more information here. There will also be walking Farm Tours led by the Farmer himself at 11a, 2p & 4p. Sign up here.
CAN I WANDER AROUND THE FARM WITH MY BEER?
Per our license from the State of New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control: "Alcohol must be consumed in confined area." We will revisit this permit for next year, but on September 19 2015 all beers will be enjoyed in the Rustic Drift Biergarten.
WHO IS VENDING/PERFORMING/MAKING/ETC?
ARE YOUNG YOGIS WELCOME TO ATTEND YOGA CLASS?
Young yogis are more than welcome! Please register here, and BYOM (bring your own mat).
I AM A MAKER! HOW DO I BECOME A VENDOR?
Submissions for this year are closed. Please look for opportunities come November 2015.