Rhinebeck Trunk Show FAQ

This list will be updated as it gets closer to the event with important information.

Tickets

If I purchased tickets for a specific shopping period, do I have to leave when it’s over?

Yes. While the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory is a much larger space than we’ve had in previous years, the venue simply cannot hold everyone who wants to attend the show at one time.

If I purchased tickets for a specific shopping period and don’t arrive in time, can I attend a later time slot?

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee accommodation for latecomers in the later time slots. If you are traveling to the area on Friday, please leave early enough in case you encounter flight delays or traffic, or purchase a ticket for a later time slot.

I’m coming with my child or non-knitting partner/family member who will not be shopping. Do they need a ticket?

Tickets are required for all attendees, except for infants who are being carried, as this ensures we will not go over the venue’s capacity. Also, please keep in mind that this event is not as child friendly as the sheep and wool festival.

If you are coming with someone who is not shopping, they can enjoy spending time in downtown Saugerties.

Will there be an opportunity to purchase the event tote bag without the $20 ticket?

Yes, there will be event tote bags for sale at the Indie Untangled booth at the trunk show. They will also be available to preorder beforehand.

I/my friend won’t be able to come. Can I sell my ticket to someone else?

Yes, Eventbrite will allow you to transfer your tickets to someone else. Please follow their instructions here. Please note that you will be responsible for making sure the person you sell to gets their ticket emailed to them, as we will need everyone to have a ticket so check-in runs as smoothly as possible.

If you sell your ticket(s), we expect you to sell it for the amount that you paid.

People selling or looking for extra tickets can use this Ravelry thread.

Is there a waiting list for tickets?

No, please see above about buying/selling tickets you won’t be using.

Will there be tickets available at the door?

No. As this is the first year in a new space, we aren’t able to let people come to the venue without a ticket.

Event

Where can I park?

Shoppers in the 1-3 p.m. ad 7-8 p.m. sessions can park in the venue’s lot, which will have parking attendants. We strongly encourage carpooling as much as possible, as well as using Uber and Lyft if you are staying at a nearby hotel, and considering walking if you are staying nearby and are able to.

If the lot is full, you will be directed to the overflow lot, which is 1 mile away at Cantine Field (map here). There will be shuttle buses running continuously to and from the venue. Volunteers will be at Cantine Field to scan your tickets, so you’ll be able shop as soon as your ticketed session officially begins.

Shoppers in the 3-5 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. shopping sessions MUST park at the satellite lot, which is 1 mile away at Cantine Field (map here). This will ensure that you don’t have to wait for shoppers from the previous session to leave the venue’s parking lot.

A couple of the shuttles will make stops in downtown Saugerties as well as the venue. Since parking in downtown Saugerties is limited and metered, and there are a ton of great restaurants and shops (including Indie Untangled sponsor The Perfect Blend Yarn & Tea Shop!) we highly recommend taking advantage of the free shuttle service and ample free parking at Cantine Field if you are planning to spend some time downtown.

Will there be any yarn left in the later sessions?

While we can’t guarantee that vendors will hold back event exclusives, they should be well stocked for a seven-hour show, and many have experience selling at multi-day events. With roughly 300 shoppers in each session, there will be plenty of yarn and other lovely items for sale through the end of the show!

Can I get food and drink at the venue?

Yes! The Saugerties Performing Arts Center will have a full bar during the event and will also be selling food (think sandwiches and chips).

I have tickets for a later session. Where can I wait?

If you bought tickets to a later shopping slot and find yourself near the venue early, consider spending time in charming downtown Saugerties, shopping at the stores there, including a fabulous yarn and tea (!) shop, The Perfect Blend.

The local businesses are ready to give you a warm welcome! Here is a list of all the fringe events that will be going on downtown.

You can also take a trip to the Saugerties Lighthouse, an 1869 landmark and museum on the Hudson River.