Sunday, February 25, 2018

Rules, Restrictions, and Disclaimers

Festival Sales Procedures


In the interest of a more fair cabin rental process, we will be renting cabins by lottery this year. We will open the store Saturday, July 1, and keep it open for 10 days for a cabin lottery. The only item available will be the cabin lottery tickets.

Cabin Lottery Rules and Process:

  1. We will ‘sell’ tickets for a given class of cabin. Tickets are zero cost.
  2. Each cabin comes with a guarantee of two festival tickets (Festival tickets must be purchased separately when tickets go on sale).
  3. People can ‘purchase’ the class of cabin they want to try to win but they can only enter for one class.
  4. If someone purchases multiple cabins, we will cancel all but the highest class of cabin based on the order above.
  5. Cabin lottery ‘purchases’ are per person, not per household.
  6. At the end of the 10 days (July 11), we will use to pick the winners in order in each class of cabin.
  7. All winners will be sent an email with a selection of cabins to rank in their preferred order.
  8. We will assign the cabins based on availability from the stock remaining when we get to a person’s preferred selection.
  9. If the first winner and second winner in a class pick the same cabin, the second winner will be assigned their second choice.
  10. Each person will be notified of their cabin and asked to pay us directly through PayPal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They will have until the first weekend of festival ticket sales to complete the payment (July 16).
  11. If the winner doesn’t want a cabin for whatever reason (e.g. their buddy already scored a cabin), we will select another winner in the category and offer the cabin to that person, and so on, until all cabins are assigned and purchased.

Cabin classes:

  1. Deluxe Retreat
  2. Upper campground Deluxe 
  3. Mini deluxe
  4. Park model
  5. Bare
  6. Rustic

Ticket Sales

All ticket sales (festival tickets, camping only tickets, dinner tickets) and cabin sales will occur over two separate days:
Sunday, July 16, and Saturday, July 22 at 10:00am Pacific Time
This should give everyone ample opportunity to be online to make their purchases.

Sale Day 1 - Sunday July 16
60% of all tickets will go on sale at 10:00 AM. In addition, the following cabins will also go on sale:

Sale Day 2 - Saturday July 24

All remaining tickets will go on sale at 10:00 AM. The following cabins will also go on sale at this time.

Additional Sales Policies and Procedures

  1. Ticket purchases are limited to two of each type for each purchaser.
  2. Every ticket purchased MUST have a different name attached to it.
  3. Any duplicate ticket will automatically be cancelled and refunded.
  4. Please don’t use middle names or initials when registering.
  5. To qualify for purchasing festival tickets, you must be a member in good standing of an AHA-recognized home brew club.
  6. One of your ticket purchases can be for a non-club member guest.
  7. There is NO transferring of tickets. Any ticket purchased for someone who cannot attend should be refunded. No side transfers! Names on tickets must match that of the attendee at check-in. Any ticket you can’t use will be be fully refunded, and sold to the next person on the wait list.
  8. Any duplicate ticket (don’t buy two tickets and put the same name on both) will automatically be cancelled and refunded.
  9. Any cancellations will receive a refund if requested before September 6.
  10. Registration closes for all activities on September 6.
  11. All refunded tickets automatically go to the next name on the waiting list.
  12. There will be NO refunds after September 7th unless there are mitigating circumstances (i.e. a death in the family).
  13. Wait list sales end Sept 7th when the registrar closes in preparation for the festival.

To get on the Wait List

When tickets sell out, you need to get on the wait list. This is NOT AUTOMATIC. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with WAITLIST in the subject line. Our registrar adds people to wait list in the order the emails come in. Ticket limits for the wait list are the same as outlined above. As tickets become available, the registrar will contact the next person on the list to offer them the tickets, and so on down the list. 

Special Note

If you have a pre-existing medical condition, or anticipate another issue which might affect your ability to attend (extra recovery needed from surgery, mother-in-law plans visit to town), it would be better to hold off and put your name on the waiting list, rather than buy then try and cancel on the day of the festival—there are NO REFUNDS 2 weeks in advance of the festival.

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Snail Mail: NCHF
271 Santa Clara Ave
Redwood City CA 94061

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