What dates are the festival this year?
We try to accommodate those fans who wish to utilize their costumes, so the weekend before the weekend of Halloween. This year that would be October 19,20 and 21.
What are the times of the festival?
The gates open on Friday and Saturday at 9:00 AM and close at 10:00 p.m. Sunday the gates open at 9:00 AM and close at 4:00 p.m. Rain or shine.
- Fair Grounds: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- VFW: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
- Were Wolf Island & Cauldron Alley: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Fair Grounds: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- VFW: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Were Wolf Island & Cauldron Alley: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Quidditch: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Fair Grounds: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- VFW: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Were Wolf Island & Cauldron Alley: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Quidditch: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Can I re-enter the festival if I leave?
Yes, you can. That is the beauty of the wrist bands. They are good for all three days and you can come and go as you please. Keep in mind, the Fire Marshall sometimes institutes a “one in one out” policy. So sometimes no new people will be allowed into a venue until someone leaves. The way to beat that is to get a VIP pass. VIP Fans do not have to wait in line.
We are coming in from out of state. Where do we stay?
We have included the link for hotels to stay in the area on our Resources page. For camping, there are state parks as well as private campgrounds in the area.
Where do we park?
The festival Parking is at the Jefferson Fair Grounds. For more information, visit the Resources page.
How much is parking?
Parking is $5 per day. If you leave for any reason, you will need to pay again.
Where do we catch a bus shuttle?
There will be a shuttle from the Jefferson Fair Grounds to the Jefferson Business Center and back. There will also be a shuttle from Rivers Edge to the International Quidditch Tournament and back. Once you board a shuttle, you MUST exit the shuttle upon arrival at the end of the line. No exceptions. If you must return, you must get in the line to ride the shuttle back.
Where do I get a map of Warriors and Wizards Festival?
You can download a map from our website as well as we will have paper maps available at Jefferson Fair Ground’s “Information Center” and the “Information Center” outside of the Food Court. Please check back closer to the festival to download the map!
I can’t attend the Festival. Can I get a refund?
No, all wristband sales to Warriors and Wizards Festival are non-refundable.
Where will there be food available?
Although there will be limited food service available at each venue, the primary source will be the Food Court which is the entire Rotary Park down town across the river from the Jefferson Business Center. In the center of the park will be a Hospitality Tent offering themed adult beverages.
Where can I find “Lost and Found”?
The lost and found are located at the Information Centers located at the Jefferson Fair Grounds and the Kiosk outside of the Food Court.
What's the Weapons Policy?
We want to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone in attendance of the Warriors and Wizards Festival, so we are enforcing this weapons policy.
- Absolutely no “Real” firearms allowed at the festival.
- All cosplay firearms will be allowed, but, must be non-firing.
- Bladed weapons must be secured and never removed from their sheaths.
- All weapons must be inspected by our security staff and tagged before entering any bus shuttle or gated venue.
- Anyone found with an untagged weapon will be escorted to security for weapon inspection and tag.
- If you are unsure if your weapon will pass inspection, please leave it at home to guarantee entry.
Thank you in advance for assisting us in protecting everyone’s rights to a safe and enjoyable experience at Warriors and Wizards Festival.
How can I buy wristbands?
The most cost-effective way to buy them is in person during the month of June at one of the participating locations. The next best way is online here using the “Tickets” tab. The earlier you buy them the less it will cost you. The price will begin at $25 and will continue to rise to $35 for adults. Kids tickets will always be $15. You can buy wristbands online through September 30th and your wristbands will be shipped to you. You can prepay for your wristbands online through October 14th and pick up your wristbands at will call. If you would like to buy a wristband last-minute, you can purchase wristbands at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds the weekend of the festival. Please bring your receipt and have it ready to show. We want to get you through the process faster than you do :).
How long can I buy online?
You can buy wristbands online through September 30th and your wristbands will be shipped to you. You can prepay for your wristband online through October 14th and pick up your wristbands at the Will Call Building. If you would like to buy a wristband last-minute, you can purchase wristbands at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds the weekend of the festival.
Can I buy wristbands when I arrive?
Absolutely, you can buy wristbands at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds the weekend of the festival.
Fairground Wristband Sales : Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Where can I buy wristbands the weekend of the festival?
You can buy wristbands at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds the weekend of the festival.
Fairground Wristband Sales : Friday and Saturday: 7:00 AM to 4 PM, Sunday: 7:00 AM to Noon.
I ordered my wristbands a month ago, but still have not received them in the mail.
When you make a purchase through our online store, you will receive a “Thank you for your order” email message that indicates, “Your order has been received and is now being processed. Your order details are shown below for your reference.” When we ship your wristbands, you will receive “Your Warriors & Wizards Festival order is complete” email message that indicates, “Hi there. Your recent order on Warriors & Wizards Festival has been completed. Your order details are shown below for your reference.” After receiving confirmation that “Your order is complete,” please allow up to five business days for your wristbands to arrive. If you received a confirmation that “Your order is complete” more than five days ago, please send us a message via the contact form on the Contact page.
Could the Festival sell out?
It is possible. Buying your wristbands in advance will save you a lot of headaches.
Is everything included with the wristband?
Most things are; however, the special events such as the Arcade and Horse Drawn Wagons are not. There is a small fee for each of these. Food, Drink and souvenirs are of course extra. Autographs are available from each personality for a fee.
I only want to shop the vendors. Do I need a wristband?
Yes. There are many costs involved to gather these unique vendors and they need to be covered. If this was a traditional Comic Con, you would be paying a much higher price.
What is included with the wristband? (Subject to change.)
The list below is included with the wrist band which means access to these areas, however, if you are unable to experience everything due to crowd size or logistics, we would look forward to seeing you next year.
- Bus Shuttle to Jefferson Business Center and International Quidditch Tournament
- Harry Potter Lego Display
- Kidz Activity Center
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Vehicle Exhibit
- Sci Fi Labaryth (Technology Building)
- Werewolf Island (Food Court Area)
- Outdoor Stage: Music and Stage Acts
- Landspeeder X-34 Exhibit
- Opening Ceremony
- Lighted Parade (Friday Night)
- Ghostbuster Ecto-1 Exhibit
- Information Booth / Lost and Found
- Panel Discussions, Trivia Contests, Costume Contest, etc.…..
- Laser Light Shows
- VR Experiences
- 1966 Batmobile Exhibit
- Corn Maze
- Future Foretold
- International Quidditch Tournament
- Sea Fairing Shanties
- Hundreds of Vendors
Do I need a wristband to ride the bus shuttle?
Absolutely. No exceptions.
Autograph & Photo Questions
Are you able to get specific people to attend?
We certainly can try if you have a suggestion, however, people in the industry typically have representatives / agents who contact us. We will try to locate a personality if we feel that they would be a good fit. Please keep in mind that these are people too who have personal and professional lives which might prevent them from attending our festival.
I represent a talent. How do I get them into your Festival?
Please email us via our contact form and we will get back in touch with you.
May I interview one of the Stars?
Please email us via our contact form and we will address case by case.
Do Guests provide items to autograph or do I need to provide my own?
Really depends on the person. Generally, they will have a photo of themselves, but generally they will sign something you bring in. Ultimately, they have the right to refuse.
Can I take a picture of the Star?
Please ask first. Keep in mind, you want their picture because of who they are. That image is very much owned by them. Most will say yes. Some will want payment. Be respectful of others.
May I take a picture of anything?
Again…always a good idea to ask beforehand. Some people are uncomfortable having themselves or maybe their booth in a picture. Please be mindful of others. You will not be alone, and your actions directly affect others around you. Have fun but be courteous. Heck…we would love for you to photo journal your visit and post them on social media with a mention, but only with permission.
How much are autographs?
Prices will vary from guest to guest, so please read their signage or ask. Warriors and Wizards Festival does not require or dictate pricing.
Can I buy an autograph online?
No. The Guest may be set up on their website, but we are not set up for that.
What times do Guests sign autographs?
Generally, our Guests are signing all throughout the day. If they are not on a Panel, introducing a movie, on break or at a meal, they would be signing. Please check the schedule for a heads up of where they might be.
Can I have a Guest sign more than one item?
I believe that most Guests would welcome the opportunity. Please keep in mind that they charge per autograph. If the sign 3 items, you will need to pay them for three autographs
Can I send you an item to have autographed for me as I will not be able to attend this year’s Festival?
Sorry, we are unable to assist you.
Can I take my picture with a Guest?
Depends on the Guest. Please ask the Guest if it is okay and how much. Some will do it for free while others will charge a small fee. The Festival doesn’t regulate this, it is totally up to the Guest. Please remember that others are anxious to meet these people as well.
How long will each of the Guest be there for the Festival?
Please check our Home page which clearly states how long each Guest will be attending our Festival. Please check back closer to the festival to view the schedule.