Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated 9/21/21.
How are you addressing safety concerns at the event this year?
We have worked very hard to meet (and in many cases exceed) current health and safety guidelines. 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. Masks are required in our indoor restrooms.
How can I help to keep Frothy Forage a fun and safe event?
Glad you asked. Please keep your distance from others along the trails and especially at the tasting stations (take your time…it’s meant to be a leisurely trek anyway!). When consuming food we ask that you 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.
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 at the beginning of your assigned time slot. We have carefully planned the arrival times to minimize the number of individuals on-site and to allow for a comfortable experience. Please plan to vacate the property at the end of your scheduled time slot. You can expect at least an hour for a leisurely trek through the trail to visit our five 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.
What is the parking situation?
We have a long and narrow dirt driveway off Deer Run Road. Please proceed to our parking attendants near the driveway entrance who will tell you where to park - do not park until you have been given instructions from our attendants as there may be spaces available very close to the welcome tent that are not visible from the road (yes, that means you might get a really good spot!) It may take a few minutes to walk to our welcome tent from your parking space (but don't worry, we'll be waiting for you!).
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 end of the driveway. If necessary, proceed to the end 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.
Where do I go after I park?
Please proceed to our white welcome tent along the driveway where you will check in and be given a map and instructions about your Forage. Those 21+ who have purchased a beer tasting ticket will be given a bracelet and souvenir tasting glass. Do not attempt to begin your trek until you have checked in.
Please carpool or use Uber! Neighbors are encouraged to walk!
Our driveway parking is extremely limited. Please carpool with others in your party. Anyone being dropped off or using a transportation service (including volunteers) must exit their vehicle at the end of the driveway on Deer Run Road and walk the length of the driveway to the welcome tent. If you live within walking distance we encourage you to walk to the event; please watch for cars along your route and proceed directly to the welcome tent.
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. We have two identical Frothy Forage hikes and you will be assigned to one of them. Your hike is meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace and without much difficulty. The hike is one way, please follow the signs along the trail and make your trek in the order instructed on your map. Please be mindful of your distance from others. Please email us if you wish to be grouped with friends or family on the same route who may have purchased separately but in your same timed 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! Just remember, only 21+ attendees with a bracelet will be served beer.
What food will be available for purchase?
A food truck will be on-site near our pavilion with some delicious offerings to purchase and, for those with a sweet tooth, we'll have complimentary sweets! 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 (masks required inside). We do have outdoor aviaries that house our amazing birds of prey. Be sure to visit them!
Where are the restrooms?
Two single restrooms inside the Nature Center will be open during the event. Masks are required inside the restrooms.
Will the playground be open?
Yes! We ask that you please wait to use the playground if it is crowded. And, if others are waiting please be mindful of how much time you have spent in the space and allow others time to play too!
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.
Keep distance from others.
Masks are required in our indoor bathrooms.
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!