World Food & Music Festival

Festival Policies

For the safety and enjoyment of all guests of the World Food & Music Festival, please observe the following Festival policies:

  • No outside beverages are allowed within the World Food & Music Festival site. For safety reasons, glass bottles are prohibited within The Festival site. Revenue from on-site beverage sales allow The Festival to remain an admission-free event.
  • Alcoholic beverages are sold within the World Food & Music Festival site to patrons 21-years and older presenting valid identification. Regulations require that alcoholic beverages purchased at the event remain on-site. On-site security will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverages before you exit or enter.
  • State of Iowa law prohibits smoking inside any structure, dining area or entertainment area on The Festival grounds.
  • Unauthorized solicitation or distribution of fliers is not allowed on The Festival site.
  • Vendors who are are not contracted with The Festival are not allowed to sell or distribute merchandise or materials on The Festival site.
  • Buskers and/or entertainers who are not contracted with The Festival are not permitted.
  • Bikes, skateboards, roller blades and large signs or placards which may endanger or inconvenience guests attending the World Food & Music Festival are prohibited on-site.  Please walk your bike through The Festival site. Free bike valet is available.
  • Be kind to your pets – guests are encouraged to leave them at home when visiting The Festival. Pets are highly discouraged for the safety of the pet due to the large number of people. City regulations state that service dogs are allowed on The Festival site. Pets must be on a short leash. Festival guest may be asked to leave if they don’t have proper control of their pet and its behavior.
  •  The World Food & Music Festival reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the reasonable policies established for public safety or to restrict activities such as public address to designated areas.
  • All packages are subject to search.
  • Weapons of any kind are not allowed on The Festival site.