FAQ

WHEN IS THE EVENT?

May 5, 2018

WHAT TIME IS THE EVENT?

The event will run from 3pm - 7pm

HOW DO I BUY TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT?

Click here to purchase tickets.

HOW CAN I REACH TICKETMASTER CUSTOMER SERVICE?

Ticketmaster customer service can be reached at 1-800-745-3000.

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 HORSE RACING ON EVENT DAY?

Yes! Live races will be held during the event. The Kentucky Derby will also be simulcast live!

ARE ATTENDEES ABLE TO BET ON HORSES DURING THE EVENT?

Yes! Betting windows will be open in the festival area.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE FOR THIS EVENT?

How much fun would it be to channel your inner Southern dandy or don a fashionable fascinator--just like you were at Churchill Downs on Derby Day?  Dressing up Derby-style is not required for admission but it would be a fun way for you and your friends to add to the spirit of the event.  Think of the great pictures you'll be able to post...

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.
Hempstead Station: Walk one (1) block to the Hempstead Bus Terminal. Take either the N70, N71, or N72, which will drop you off on Hempstead Turnpike opposite the Nassau Coliseum

IS THE EVENT INDOORS OR OUTDOORS?

The event is held indoors, on the 4th floor of the Belmont Park Racetrack in the North Shore Terrace. Attendees will enjoy an in-track climate-controlled setting featuring sweeping views of the track and convenient betting windows.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?  

The event will be held, rain or shine.  All ticket purchases are final sale, no refunds or exchanges given.  The event is held indoors, on the 4th floor of the Belmont Park Racetrack in the North Shore Terrace. Attendees will enjoy an in-track climate-controlled setting which will attendees protected from inclement weather.

WHAT DOES ADMISSION INCLUDE?

Tickets include admission to Belmont Park beginning at 11am and access to the exclusive tasting beginning at 3pm in the North Shore Terrace. Over 30 different tastings including bourbons, beers and the official cider of the 2018 Kentucky Derby--Angry Orchard Rosé Cider. Watch live racing at Belmont Park and a simulcast of the Kentucky Derby while working with a professional handicapper on the bets you place! 

WILL FOOD BE AVAILABLE?

There will be food available for sale 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 festival except they are not allowed to sample ANY alcohol.  Any designated driver who is seen drinking will be escorted out immediately.

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 inside the venue. There is a designated smoking area outside the venue.

IS THE EVENT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

Yes

IS THERE AN ATM ON SITE?

Yes

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.