**This event is sold out. There will be no tickets available at the gate. **
Q: What is poutine?
A: Phenomenal. No really, poutine is french fries, cheese curds and gravy.
Q: When does this event take place?
A: The event takes place on June 13, 2020. Premiere ticket entry time is 11:30 AM and General Admission is at 12:45 PM. The event ends at 4:30 PM.
Q: Is the event rain or shine?
A: NH PoutineFest 2020 will take place rain or shine. Much of the event will be covered on the chance it rains. There will be no refunds or exchanges of tickets.
A: The general parking lot is located directly across the street at Elbit Systems, 220 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054. This lot is walkable to the event grounds, but we will be running shuttles beginning at 10:30 AM. * There is handicap parking at both Elbit and Budweiser.
The VIP lot is located directly in front of the event gate.
Q: Is there an Uber/Lyft pickup location?
A: Yes, the pickup spot is located just beyond the Anheuser- Busch employee lot. There will be a sign.
Q: Where is the event located?
A: Budweiser Brewery 221 Daniel Webster Highway Merrimack, NH 03054
Q: Can I bring a backpack into the event? How about lawn chairs and picnic blankets?
A: All bags will be checked prior to entering the event. We are guests of Anheuser- Busch, their policy is no weapons on site. Please be mindful of this.
Lawn chairs and picnic blankets ARE permitted.
Q: Is this event family friendly?
Q: Where do I pick up my T-shirt?
A: Shirts for Premiere ticket holders are handed out as you enter. If you bought something online go to the info table.
Q: Do I have to buy poutine at the event?
A: No :). All tickets include samples from our vendors. They are what we call a healthy scoop.
Q: I had to provide my name for ticket purchase. Is identification required to enter?
A: ID is not required. You must only present a printed NH PoutineFest ticket or display your ticket on the Event Brite app.
Q: How do I vote for my favorite poutine? Whats this passport all about?
A: In your attendee bag there is a poker chip. Drop the chip in the bucket of your favorite vendor at the info table.
Your “passport” has each sampling vendor on it. We stamp at at each one you visit 🙂
Q: Je suis francophone. Est-ce qu’il y aura des informations en français?/I’m a French speaker. Will there be any information in French?
A: Oui! Cherchez des bénévoles qui portent des autocollants “Je parle français” ou venez nous rendre visite au point d’info du Centre Franco-américain. On parle français!/ Yes! Look for attendees wearing “Je Parle Français” stickers or visit the Franco-American Centre info table, we speak French!
Q: I’m interested in Premiere tickets. Do I get to pick my t-shirt size?
A: Yes! You pick your shirt size when you buy your tickets.
Q: Are you going to make me buy $4 water in the event?
A: No! You can bring in one completely sealed water or soda into the event. The bottle should be small enough to be carried in your hands. There will also be water, soda, and beer available for purchase at the event. It’s late June in the ‘Shire…guaranteed to be a hot day!
Q: Are umbrellas permitted?
Q: Will beer be available for purchase.
Q: When did tickets go on sale?
A: March 2020. We will announce the on-sale date in late 2019
Q: Is there a group pricing option?
A: Not at this time.
Q: What are the samples like?
A: We tinkered with this a lot. We describe it as a “healthy” scoop. All ingredients are provided by the restaurants. Each restaurant is able to choose the style of french fries and other toppings they use.
Q: I’m a restaurant owner, sponsor, or other business that wants to participate. Who do I contact?
Q: Is there a shady place to eat?
A: Yes, there is a dining tent on site.
Q: What brings this event to New Hampshire?
A: We feel silly saying this, but YOU did! A recent analysis conducted on Google Trends revealed that the Boston, MA-Manchester, NH metro area has the second most searches for poutine in the United States right behind (wait for it….) Seattle-Tacoma. They lost to the Patriots, but won in poutine searches, huzzah!
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: We love animals, but no pets, please.
Q: Is there a vegetarian option?
A: Most of the restaurants do use meat in their gravy. However, we will have regular French fries available. Please make us aware as you are entering the event.
Q: What are the ticket prices?
A: Premiere tickets are $45. They include early entry to the event, the official 2020 NH PoutineFest T-shirt ($22 value), an NH Poutinefest premium tote bag, and swag. General Admission tickets are $35 and include a souvenir tote bag . All tickets include samples 🙂
Q: Is there children’s pricing?
A: This year we have a $15 children’s ticket (Children 6-12). A Child’s ticket is good for either Premiere or GA entry. It includes two samples, an ice cream, and t-shirt. Children 5 and under are admitted for free. Strollers welcome!
Q: Why do I have to enter the number of children 0-5 attending when buying tickets?
A: We are preparing activities to keep the kiddos busy. Having an approximate head count will help us plan.
Q: Why June?
A: We selected June as its the same month as La fête nationale in Québec, the birthplace of poutine.