Frequently Asked Questions
SOBEWFF® consists of more than 80 different events taking place across South Florida. Please refer to the event page for location information.
While many of our events are indoors, those that are outdoors will happen rain or shine! All tickets are non-refundable.
As a general guideline, we suggest “smart casual” attire for our daytime events. For our late-night events and dinner series we suggest cocktail attire, though “smart casual” is also acceptable. Please refer to the event page for specific details and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes when attending our larger events.
Security will check all bags at the entrance of all events. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: outside food and beverages, drugs, weapons, backpacks, large bags and suitcases.
We cannot guarantee that participating SOBEWFF® chefs and restaurants will prepare dishes without common allergens, including nuts, dairy, gluten, etc. Additionally, not all events will have vegetarian options available. If you have any other questions regarding your specific allergy or dietary restrictions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact 305-627-1742 or email@example.com, five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).
100% of the net proceeds benefit Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management’s Wine Spectator Restaurant Management Laboratory and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center at Florida International University. To date, the Festival has raised more than $24 million for the School.
Tickets & Events
The Mastercard presale, offered exclusively to Mastercard cardholders, begins on October 24, 2016 at 12am. General tickets are on sale starting October 31, 2016 at 12am.
In general, tickets range from $20-$500 but ticket prices vary depending on the type of event you choose to attend. The Festival also offers several different ticket packages, each including a unique selection of events. More information about ticket packages can be found here.
Tickets cannot be purchased at the door at any SOBEWFF® event. All tickets are sold online at www.sobefest.com; however, during the week of the Festival, you will be able to continue to purchase tickets online or through our Box Office located at 13th St. and Ocean Drive. Festival Box Office hours and dates will be determined closer to the event weekend. Events do sell out quickly so we encourage you to purchase your tickets early!
Unfortunately, we are unable to create a wait list for any of our events.
All ticket purchases are final.
Your ticket covers all food and beverage consumed at the event. Just bring your appetite and enjoy!
The MasterCard Fast Pass lane is set up for guests to gain expedited entry into select events. If you purchased a ticket with your MasterCard that includes Fast Pass status, it will be indicated by a white stripe on your ticket to the event.
Travel & Lodging
The SOBEWFF® headquarter hotel is the Loews Miami Beach – a short walk or ride to the majority of our signature events. We are pleased to offer our guests access to the SOBEWFF® travel agent, Carol Press of ProTravel. Please contact Carol at 786-206-2717 to book your stay at the Loews or other partner hotels.
Both MIA and FLL are within close proximity to the Festival. We suggest picking the one that is most convenient for you.
SOBEWFF® has a preferred list of vendors in addition to some exclusive sponsorships throughout all of our events. If you have a unique service, please send a brief description of your company as well as any additional materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes! SOBEWFF® is always looking for volunteers to assist in setup, checking in guests, passing out materials, giving directions, ticketing and other event support tasks. We also look for experienced culinary volunteers to support our participating chefs. Click here for more information about volunteering.
Please send all other questions and inquiries to email@example.com. We’ll see you on the sand!