Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated October 2020.
How are you addressing safety concerns at the event this year?
We have worked very hard to meet (and in many cases exceed) health and safety guidelines set forth by DECD. Timed ticketing will allow for an appropriate amount of attendees on the grounds at once and we are following CDC guidelines for strict adherence to cleaning and safety guidelines as it relates to CDC guidance for outdoor events.
How can I help to keep Frothy Forage a fun and safe event?
Glad you asked. Masks are required at this event at all times. When you are ready to take a sip of a drink please remember to step away from others; do not sip directly at the tasting table. Please keep your distance from others along the trails (take your time…it’s meant to be a leisurely trek anyway!). When consuming food you must be seated at a table or designated eating area. And, when you see hand sanitizer, please use it. We also welcome you to try one of our handmade handwashing stations located around the pavilion area (they’re very fun to use!)
Please do not attend Frothy Forage if you are not feeling well or have any of the symptoms associated with Covid-19 as outlined by the CDC. If you have been in contact with someone who has a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19 do not come to the event. Please review the CDC’s recommendations on people who need to take extra precautions during this time. Lastly, if you have visited any of the states listed on the Governor’s Travel Advisory List 14 days prior to Frothy Forage please stay home.
We reserve the right to deny anyone access to the event or require an individual to leave if our safety guidelines have not been met.
That all sounds good. What time should I arrive?
Please arrive on time for your ticket start time. We have carefully planned the arrival times to minimize the number of individuals on-site and to allow for physical distancing. Please plan to vacate the property when your session is complete. You can expect at least an hour for a leisurely trek through the trail to visit our four tasting stations and another 45 minutes to enjoy the pavilion area for more food and music. If you have purchased a 21+ ticket, please remember your photo ID.
Where do I go when I arrive?
We have a long and narrow dirt driveway. Please continue towards the end of the drive. You will be met by our greeters who will check you in for the event. Please remain in your car with your mask on. You will be given a welcome pack and map and given instructions about your Forage. Please be aware that you may be asked to sign a Covid-19 liability waiver. Those 21+ who expect to taste beer will be given a bracelet.
What is the parking situation?
After check-in, our parking attendants will instruct you to parallel park along the sides of our driveway. You can help make parking an easy experience for everyone in the following ways…do not park head in; parallel park only and pull as far over as possible; close the gap between the car in front of/behind you whenever possible; always leave room for traffic to flow; do not attempt to turn around in the middle of the driveway. There is a turnaround at the top of the driveway. If necessary, proceed to the top and follow the turnaround. If you are getting out of your vehicle on the wooded side, watch your step. Some areas have a slight drop off.
How long is the hike? Will it be difficult?
Our trails are well marked and maintained but there are a few tricky sections, so please use caution especially if you have children with you. This year, we have two identical Frothy Forage hikes. Each hike is meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace and without much difficulty. All hikes are one way, please follow the signs along the trail and make your trek in the order instructed on your map. Please remember to keep your distance from others and your mask on. Please email us if you wish to be grouped with friends or family who may have purchased separately but in your same ticket slot.
What can I expect to find along the hike?
You'll not only enjoy Nod Hill beer to taste but also selections of Hosmer Mountain soda, educational experiences and even some animal encounters! There might even be a treat or two for our furry friends courtesy of Ridgefield Pet! Just remember, only 21+ attendees with a bracelet will be served beer.
What food will be available for purchase?
Bethel's Taproot restaurant will be on-site in our pavilion with some delicious offerings to purchase and, for those with a sweet tooth, we'll have complimentary selections from Uncle Leo's Donuts in Wilton. You'll hear some great music in the pavilion as well, so plan to spend some time eating, listening and enjoying the view of our pond!
Can we visit the animals in the nature center building?
Unfortunately, no. Due to health and safety restrictions, our buildings are closed to the public except for use of the restrooms in the Nature Center during the event. We do have outdoor aviaries that house three amazing birds of prey. Be sure to visit them!
Will the playground be open?
Again, unfortunately no. Due to health and safety restrictions, our playground will be closed during this event.
What happens if the event is moved to the rain date?
If the weather forces us to shift the event to the rain date, all tickets will be honored on the new date in your same time slot. We will not be able to make adjustments to your time slot. Refunds will not be issued for weather-related cancellations or personal concerns. All sales are final and tickets are non-transferrable.
Can I buy a ticket on-site on the day of the event?
Due to our new safety regulations, all tickets must be purchased in advance during an assigned time slot.
Please also remember...
Our trails are not stroller friendly.
All dogs must be leashed.
Bring your photo ID and be prepared to present it at check-in.
Wear your mask and keep 6ft apart from others.
Frothy Forage proceeds support environmental education programs at Woodcock Nature Center - thank you for your support!
If you have a question we did not answer here, please email us!