FAQ

**Tickets on sale 3/23/19 at 10 AM **

Contact: poutinefest@facnh.com

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 June 22, 2019. Premiere ticket entry time is 11:30 AM and General Admission is at 12:45 PM.  The event ends at 4:30 PM.

Q: Where is the event located?

A: Budweiser Brewery 221 Daniel Webster Highway Merrimack, NH 03054

Q: Is this event family friendly?

A: Absolutely!

Q: What are the ticket prices?

A: Premiere tickets are $45.  They include early entry to the event, the official 2019 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: Where do I park? Are there shuttles? Can I skip the shuttle?

A: Parking is limited at Anheuser-Busch. We will provide parking close by with FREE shuttles.  We also have limited VIP Parking available for purchase.

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: 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: Will beer be available for purchase. 

A: Absolutely!

Q: When do tickets go on sale?

A:  3/23/19 at 10 AM

Q: Is there a group pricing option?

A: Not at this time.

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: 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?

A: There are several ways. You can call us at (603) 641-7114, email us at poutinefest@facnh.com, message us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nhpoutinefest, or tweet us on Twitter @nhpoutinefest.

Q: Is the event rain or shine?

A: NH PoutineFest 2019 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.

Q: Directions and Parking?

A: Yes. Details to come.

Q: What brings this event to New Hampshire?

A: We feel silly saying this, but YOU did!  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: Why June 22nd?

A: We selected June 22nd as its the same weekend as La fête nationale in Québec, the birth place of poutine.