FAQs

WHAT IS THE EMERALD CUP?

Originally held as a friendly, yet mostly anonymous, contest in an undisclosed location somewhere in the infamous Emerald Triangle, today the Emerald Cup openly and proudly continues an 18-year tradition of celebrating the cannabis plant, the culture surrounding it, and the farmers and producers who ethically bring it to market.

Featuring chart-topping live musical acts, organic food and beverage options, intriguing panel discussions, indoor and outdoor activations and VIP experiences, and an incredibly diverse direct-to-consumer cannabis marketplace, the Emerald Cup Harvest Ball and the Emerald Cup Awards are more than a celebration, also presenting the world’s premiere cannabis competition featuring over 600 entries in 40+ categories encompassing all aspects of consumption.

WHEN WILL THE EMERALD CUP AWARDS TAKE PLACE?

The 18th Annual Emerald Cup Competition will kick off soon after the Emerald Cup Harvest Ball. We will update you with more information as it’s made available but here are some key windows we can share as of today’s date:

Competition Categories to be announced in mid-October 2021

Judges Applications to open in late October 2021

Competition Entry to open in early December 2021

Competition Judge will be announced in mid-November 2021

Competition Intake Window open early January 2022

Competition Judging begins early February 2022

The 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards will be announced at a later date

WHAT IS THE EMERALD CUP AWARDS (THE ANNUAL COMPETITION)?

The Emerald Cup Awards is a foundational aspect of our annual events offering a transparent and trusted chance for California’s best cultivators, extractors, movers, shakers, and cool-product-makers to put their best head-to-head against the rest. Hundreds of products will be entered into dozens of categories and then scrutinized by certified testing labs and a roster of judges selected for their vast individual and collective experience with the plant.

Awards will be presented across 40+ categories including flowers, concentrates, edibles, topicals, and more!

The recognition from peers and consumers alike that comes along with an Emerald Cup achievement can be transformational for a brand as it highlights their commitment to the culture by crafting clean cannabis.

The California cannabis market is stronger when united and the 2022 Emerald Cup Awards will bridge the gap between the NorCal and SoCal markets, providing more opportunities for farmers and brands and new options for consumers.

WHEN
Spring 2022
(More details TBA)

WHERE
Southern California
(More details TBA)

WHAT IS THE EMERALD CUP’S WORLD FAMOUS MARKETPLACE?

A destination for cannabis connoisseurs worldwide, the Emerald Cup Marketplace is a direct-to-consumer “farmer’s market”-style shopping experience hosted at the Emerald Cup Harvest Ball.

The Emerald Cup Marketplace provides exclusive access to the fall’s fresh cannabis harvest, a wide array of top-shelf genetics for your home or commercial grow, an unrivaled collection of heritage and new-gen products, and face-to-face interaction with the folks behind the most highly sought-after cannabis brands in California.

This is how cannabis, and the appreciation of it, was meant to be exchanged!

IS THE EMERALD CUP AN OUTDOOR OR AN INDOOR EVENT?

The event is BOTH outdoor and indoor – we suggest you check the weather before you arrive, and if you have any Covid19 concerns, please review our Health & Safety policy here.

DO I NEED TO BE A MEDICAL CANNABIS PATIENT TO ATTEND?

No, you do not need to be a medical cannabis patient to attend, but daily purchasing limits for recreational consumers will be in place according to state law.

WHAT IS THE EMERALD CUP HARVEST BALL?

A 2-day celebration at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, the Emerald Cup Harvest Ball will have the same welcoming, grassroots vibe from past Emerald Cup events just without the competition and awards phase (which will be held separately, at a later date).

Think of it as a fall harvest “afterparty” with a focus on further expanding our unrivaled direct-to-consumer cannabis marketplace – the Emerald Cup Harvest Ball is the perfect venue to meet up with old friends and make some new ones, to stock up on fresh flowers from the fall harvest, to replenish your seed stash, and just to shake off the social cobwebs of the past year!

Great live music, great food, and of course great cannabis will all be abundant at the Emerald Cup Harvest Ball.

WHEN
December 11-12, 2021

WHERE
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Santa Rosa, California

TICKETS
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WHEN IS THE EMERALD CUP HARVEST BALL?

Saturday December 11 – Sunday December 12, 2021

WHERE IS THE EMERALD CUP HARVEST BALL?

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

WHAT TIME DOES THE EMERALD CUP HARVEST BALL OPEN AND CLOSE EACH DAY?

SATURDAY DECEMBER 11th

Emerald VIP & Super Emerald VIP:  
11am – 10pm

General Admission:  
12pm – 10pm

SUNDAY DECEMBER 12th

Emerald VIP & Super Emerald VIP:  
11am – 8pm

General Admission:  
12pm – 8pm

HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO ATTEND?

The event is open to anyone 21 years or older with a valid photo ID.

WHAT IS CONSIDERED A VALID PHOTO ID?

A valid photo ID means a current Government-issued identification that includes your name and photograph (i.e., CA or out-of-state driver’s license or ID card, US or Foreign Passport, or military ID).

Harvest Ball Giveaway Rules

1. EMAIL OPTION AND SUBMISSION ON THIS PAGE FOR HARVEST BALL WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE ENTERED INTO THE GIVEAWAY TO RECEIVE THE PRIZE PACKAGE. EACH OPT-IN AND FORM SUBMISSION WILL GRANT ONE (1) ENTRY TO BE DRAWN ON THE GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT DATE OF NOVEMBER 21ST OF 2021. TO RECEIVE THE GIVEAWAY PRIZE PACKAGE, RECIPIENTS MUST BE IN A LEGAL STATE AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL POTENTIAL TAX LIABILITIES. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

2. TO ENTER AND RECEIVE: Please follow the methods listed for giveaway entry on this page. We offer products for the giveaway in hopes that you will go to our site and become a customer.

Non-receiving entries will not be rolled over to future drawings. No responsibility is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, or illegible entries; or for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability or garbled or jumbled transmissions, or service provider/Internet/web site/use net accessibility or availability, traffic congestion, or unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information.

By entering you agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Emerald Cup or its designee, which are final and binding in all respects.

No purchases can be made on this page. No Purchase is required to enter the giveaway.

ENTRY PERIOD: The start date for the giveaway period is October 18, 2021 at 12:00am PST, and the end date for the giveaway is November 21, 2021 at 11:59am PST.

3. ELIGIBILITY: The giveaway is offered only in authorized areas of the United States to legal residents of the 50 United States who are at least 21 years old at time of entry (does not include Alaska or Hawaii). Void where prohibited by law. The giveaway is not open to giveaway organizers, employees and directors of Emerald Cup. When listed, some giveaways are only open to retailers and/or affiliates within the U.S.

Restricted Areas that are not eligible for shipping of cannabis products.

4. PRODUCT: Product values will vary for each giveaway. Winners may receive products including Emerald Cup or Harvest Ball tickets, products, apparel and/or gift cards or discounts.

5. ODDS OF RECEIVING: Odds of receiving are based on the number of entries during the giveaway Period. We use a random selector to choose giveaway recipients, and post the result directly on our website and social channels, along with emailing the giveaway recipient directly to coordinate claiming their product.

6. RECIPIENT NOTIFICATION AND ACCEPTANCE: The recipient will be notified via email used to opt in to the giveaway on EmeraldCup.co. The recipient will receive the product at the address they provide after notification and acceptance.

Inability to reach the recipient by email after reasonable efforts (as determined solely by giveaway organizers) may result in disqualification and an alternate recipient may be selected. Recipients may waive their right to receive a Product. Product is non assignable and non transferable. Substitutions will be available only at the discretion of the giveaway organizers. The giveaway organizers are solely responsible for providing the Product directly to specified recipients. Recipient is solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes. Except where prohibited, participation in a giveaway constitutes an entrant’s consent to the publication of his or her name in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation or further compensation. Signature and valid ID of a household member who is at least 21 years of age are required at time of delivery.

7. PARTICIPATION: Participation in the giveaway constitutes an agreement by each entrant to comply with these Official Giveaway Rules. In the event the Giveaway is compromised by causes beyond the reasonable control of Emerald Cup which corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the giveaway, Emerald Cup reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the giveaway. Should the giveaway be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Emerald Cup reserves the right to award the Product based on the entries received before the termination date.

8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By entering the giveaway, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the giveaway, or any Product awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the giveaway, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (3) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

Giveaway organizers are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the giveaway and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the web site. Giveaway organizers are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this giveaway or downloading materials from or use of the web site. If, for any reason, the giveaway is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which giveaway organizers, in the sole opinion of giveaway organizers, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this giveaway, giveaway organizers reserve the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this giveaway and select the recipients from entries received prior to the action taken or in such other manner as giveaway organizers may deem fair and appropriate. IN NO EVENT WILL DESIGNER, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF EMERALD CUP INTERNET SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE IMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

9. CONSTRUCTION: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Giveaway Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and Emerald Cup, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Utah, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Utah. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the invalidity or unenforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

10. GENERAL RELEASE: By entering the giveaway, entrants release Emerald Cup, and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives, partners and agents from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or with the acceptance, possession or use of any Product (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light).

11. ORGANIZER: The giveaways are organized by members of Emerald Cup, whose decisions regarding the selection of recipients and all other aspects of the giveaway shall be final and binding in all respects. Emerald Cup will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Giveaway Rules or in other materials relating to the giveaway. If you have any questions regarding the giveaway, please contact info@theemeraldcup.com

Before You Come

WHERE IS THE BOX OFFICE & GATE ENTRANCE?
  • BOX OFFICE AND MAIN GATE:  Located on the EAST side of the Sonoma County Fairgrounds campus, on Brookwood Road.
  • EMERALD/SUPER EMERALD VIP: Located at Gate 2 which is off Bennett Valley Rd on the North side of the venue.
  • ADA ENTRANCE: There will be an ADA entry lane, located at the main entrance. Disabled guests may use this lane to safely enter the venue. After using the ADA entry, please visit the Accessibility Services kiosk immediately after so that you can keep using the ADA entry for the following show days.
IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT?

Yes, there is parking available at the event. Festival parking lots are located off of Bennett Valley Road:

  • GENERAL ADMISSION  PARKING: EAST of the Fairgrounds on Bennett Valley Road.
  • EMERALD/SUPER EMERALD VIP PARKING: WEST of the Fairgrounds on Bennett Valley Road.
  • ADA PARKING: There will be limited ADA parking for guests with disabilities onsite and is available on a first come, first serve basis. You will need a verified handicap placard, permit, or license plate to enter this parking lot. The person to whom the handicap credential is issued must be present in the vehicle, as a driver or passenger. Full Emerald Cup Harvest Ball ADA Guide can be found HERE.
WHAT IS YOUR COVID19 POLICY FOR THE EMERALD CUP HARVEST BALL?

Our Health and Safety Policy which addresses Covid19 public health policy can be found here.

Getting Here

HOW DO I GET THERE & IS THERE TRANSPORTATION / SHUTTLES?

EMERALD CUP COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE:

Shuttle Hours:

Saturday December 11, 2021

10:00am Downtown shuttles start
11:00pm Last downtown shuttle

Sunday December 12, 2021

10:00am Downtown shuttles start
9:00pm Last downtown shuttle

Shuttle Pickup Locations with Self Pay parking:

7th St. Garage
521 7th St.
FREE PARKING

1st St. Garage
555 1st St.
FREE PARKING

2nd St. Garage
97 D St. (2nd & D St.)
FREE PARKING

WHERE TO STAY: HOTELS NEARBY?

There are many great accommodations in the area. Visitsantarosa.com is a great place to start if you need help deciding.

WHERE TO STAY: ARE THERE CAMPGROUNDS NEARBY?

Sonoma County Fairgrounds RV Park – 0 Miles Away
1500 Aston Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 293-8410

Petaluma KOA – 15 miles Away
20 Rainsville Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 763-1492

Mirabel RV Park and Campground – 14 Miles Away
8400 River Road, Forestville, CA, 95436
(707) 887-2383

Getting In

IS RE-ENTRY INTO THE FESTIVAL ALLOWED?

Yes and no. Re-entry (in-and-out privileges) is determined by ticket type.

Re-entry is allowed for:
– Emerald Pass
– Super Emerald Pass
– Weekend GA

No re-entry is allowed for:
– Single Day GA

Please plan accordingly for your comfort and convenience.

IS THE EMERALD CUP ADA ACCESSIBLE?

Yes, Emerald Cup is a fully accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure you have access to all the event amenities. We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions from our patrons. The following explains the services provided this year. For any accessibility-related questions please contact us. We will do our best to assist you and address your accessibility needs.

All ASL Interpreted performances and programming with be tagged in our Mobile App (to be released week of show)

Full Emerald Cup Harvest Ball ADA Guide can be found HERE.

SERVICE ANIMAL POLICY

Service animals are permitted throughout the festival grounds; however this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, comfort animals, or pets. Only legitimate service animals will be allowed within the festival footprint. Animals that are not legal service animals are not allowed and will be turned away.
All service animals must always remain by the handler’s side and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. Service animals must be housebroken and should use the service animal relief area. Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal. All animals should have legally required vaccinations.

WHEN WILL SINGLE DAY PASSES GO ON-SALE?

Single Day passes are on-sale now! Always remember, our 2-Day Pass offers the best bang-for-your-buck!

WHAT ARE THE PURCHASING LIMITS?
Daily Limits

(a) A licensed retailer shall not sell more than the following amounts to a single adult-use cannabis customer in a single day:

  1. 28.5 grams of non-concentrated cannabis.
  2. 8 grams of cannabis concentrate as defined in Business and Professions Code section 26001, including cannabis concentrate contained in cannabis products.
  3. 6 immature cannabis plants.

(b) A licensed retailer shall not sell more than the following amounts to a single medicinal cannabis patient, or to a patient’s primary caregiver purchasing medicinal cannabis on behalf of the patient, in a single day:

  1. 8 ounces of medicinal cannabis in the form of dried mature flowers or the plant conversion as provided in Health and Safety Code section 11362.77.
  2. 12 immature cannabis plants.

(c) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of this section, if a medicinal cannabis patient’s valid physician’s recommendation contains a different amount than the limits listed in this section, the medicinal cannabis patient may purchase an amount of medicinal cannabis consistent with the patient’s needs as recommended by a physician and documented in the physician’s recommendation.

(d) The limits provided in subsection (a) and subsection (b) of this section shall not be combined to allow a customer to purchase cannabis goods more than any of the limits provided in this section.

(e) For the purposes of this section, a licensed retailer shall be responsible for determining that the amount of cannabis concentrates found in manufactured cannabis products sold to customers comply with the requirements of this section.

CAN I BRING CANNABIS INTO THE VENUE?

Friends, we’ve been reminded by the Department of Cannabis Control re: regulations that apply to DAILY POSSESSION LIMITS. PLEASE READ:

What this means, is NO ONE is allowed to bring weed into the venue, unless is complies with the daily limits language set forth in the regulations below:

  • 15409. Daily Limits.
    (a) A licensed retailer shall not sell more than the following amounts to a single adult-use
    cannabis customer in a single day:
    (1) 28.5 grams of non-concentrated cannabis.
    (2) 8 grams of cannabis concentrate as defined in Business and Professions Code
    section 26001, including cannabis concentrate contained in cannabis products.
    (3) 6 immature cannabis plants.
    (b) A licensed retailer shall not sell more than the following amounts to a single medicinal
    cannabis patient, or to a patient’s primary caregiver purchasing medicinal cannabis on
    behalf of the patient, in a single day:
    (1) 8 ounces of medicinal cannabis in the form of dried mature flowers or the plant
    conversion as provided in Health and Safety Code section 11362.77.
    (2) 12 immature cannabis plants.This means, the ILLEGAL SALE OR GIVEAWAYS of cannabis by Exhibitors, Vendors, Participants, and Sponsors (or any attendee) is not allowed by law, and has the potential to shut down this beautiful event.Please have our backs, and go enjoy yourselves. There’s plenty of fun to be had within the legal limits that we set by the DCC.

The Emerald Cup Harvest Ball

IS THERE A LIMIT ON SEED PURCHASES?

There is no limit on the purchase of seeds.

CAN I SMOKE CANNABIS ONSITE?

Yes, within designated consumption areas.

IS THERE A BAG SEARCH?

Yes, we want you to have the best time at The Emerald Cup and your safety is very important to us.

WHAT AM I NOT ALLOWED TO BRING?
WHAT AM I NOT ALLOWED TO BRING?
  • NO Frowns
  • NO Alcohol of any kind
  • NO Narcotics or drug paraphernalia
  • NO Outside food or drinks (empty reusable water bottles ok)
  • NO Glass bottles
  • NO Backpacks with dimensions larger than 12h x 18w x 12h
  • NO Hard sided coolers
  • NO Soft sided coolers with dimensions larger than 12h x 18w x 12h
  • NO Audio recording equipment (Press/photo pass required)
  • NO Video recording equipment (Press/photo pass required)
  • NO Weapons
  • NO Colors Patches Stickers, Markers or Spray Paint, Skateboards, bikes or rollerblades
  • NO Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements – unless approved by The Emerald Cup in advance
  • NO Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, scooters (motorized or push), hoverboards, segways
  • NO Colors / no patches of affiliation (motorcycle club, gang, etc.)
  • NO ​​Drones or any other unmanned aircraft
  • NO Fireworks or other explosives
  • NO Kites
  • NO Marker pens and spray paint
  • NO Selfie sticks
  • NO Welding Torches
  • NO Totems / flags / flag poles
  • NO Wagons
  • NO Water guns and water balloons
  • NO Leaf blowers
  • Service ANIMAL POLICY

Service animals are permitted throughout the festival grounds; however this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, comfort animals, or pets. Only legitimate service animals will be allowed within the festival footprint. Animals that are not legal service animals are not allowed and will be turned away.

All service animals must always remain by the handler’s side and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. Service animals must be housebroken and should use the service animal relief area. Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal. All animals should have legally required vaccinations.

ARE THERE REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES?

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds or exchanges, but we would love to see you there at the show!

That being said, it is possible that you could test positive for Covid19 before you enter the show. If that happens, you’ll be able to apply for a refund through SEE Tickets at help@seetickets.us.

We’d love for you to still attend ECHB, but all attendees will be required to provide a negative COVID test result, taken within 72 hours of the festival.

If you don’t want to get a COVID test and you’re not vaccinated, you may request a refund.

The period for refund requests will begin on December 3rd and will end on December 12th at 5PM PST.  Requests will be accepted for tickets within this window only. Refund requests will be processed in as little as 30 days. Your refund will be issued to your original method of payment. You will receive an email confirmation when your refund has been processed.

Any questions about our Health & Safety policies as they relate to Covid19, please visit: https://theemeraldcup.com/health-safety 

CAN I UPGRADE MY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET TO AN EMERALD PASS TICKET? CAN I UPGRADE MY SINGLE DAY TICKET TO A WEEKEND TICKET?

You can! We welcome the following upgrades: from Weekend Passes to Emerald Passes, as well as Single Day Passes to Weekend Passes. There is no additional fee to upgrade your ticket, you will only need to pay the difference in price and ticket fees.

Log-in to your SEE TICKETS account, which is accessible by your confirmation email, and select your tickets for The Emerald Cup 2021. Click “Transfer” on the right side of the page. Select “Change Ticket.” Then select the new ticket type to which you would like to upgrade! The next screen will explain the difference in price and fees that you will pay. The final page will prompt you for your payment information to complete the transaction. You’ll receive a new confirmation email with a new ticket. Your previous ticket will become invalid and will not scan at the event. * Careful – this process is final! Sorry, but we do not allow downgrades.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 'TIER 1', 'TIER 2', and ‘TIER 3’, and GATE TICKET PRICES?

These are just pricing tiers. Ticket pricing tiers are our way of rewarding those who buy early.  All tiers of the same ticket types (2-Day General Admission, 2-Day Emerald VIP, 2-Day Super Emerald VIP, and Single-Day Saturday, or Single-Day Sunday) are the same ticket – they are simply sold at a different price. 

IS THERE A TAX BREAK ON CANNABIS PURCHASES FOR MEDICAL PATIENTS?

Medical patients who possess a valid, state issued medical card, do not have to pay sales tax.

I'M FROM OUT-OF-STATE, CAN I ATTEND THE EMERALD CUP?

Yes, all are welcome to attend!

IF I BUY TICKETS FROM A WEBSITE OR PERSON DIFFERENT FROM THE OFFICIAL EMERALD CUP TICKETING OUTLETS. HOW DO I KNOW IF MY TICKETS WILL BE VALID?

We cannot guarantee that your ticket will grant you entry into the event unless purchased from our website, our ticketing company (SEE TICKETS) or one of our other official ticketing partners.

WHAT AM I ALLOWED TO BRING?

WHAT AM I ALLOWED TO BRING?

  • YES Cameras (Non-Pro, NO Video)
  • YES Chapstick and Lip Balm (Sealed/Unopened)
  • YES Cigarettes and Lighters
  • YES E-Cigs and Vape Pens
  • YES Battery Operated Dab Devices
  • YES Backpacks Soft Coolers (Max dimension: 12h x 18w x 12h)
  • YES Soft Coolers (Max dimension: 12h x 18w x 12h)
  • YES Ear Plugs
  • YES Eye Drops (Sealed/Unopened)
  • YES Feminine Hygiene Item (Sealed/Unopened)
  • YES Hand Sanitizer and Baby Wipes
  • YES Makeup
  • YES Medication (Over-the-counter Sealed/Unopened, Rx Must have label w/ matching ID and all same pills – no mixing)
  • YES Mobile Phones and Chargers
  • YES Poncho & Rain Jackets
  • YES Service  Animals
  • YES Sunblock (Non-Aerosol)
  • YES Sunglasses
  • YES Refillable Water Bottles (NO Glass)
  • SERVICE ANIMAL POLICY

Service animals are permitted throughout the festival grounds; however this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, comfort animals, or pets. Only legitimate service animals will be allowed within the festival footprint. Animals that are not legal service animals are not allowed and will be turned away.

All service animals must always remain by the handler’s side and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. Service animals must be housebroken and should use the service animal relief area. Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal. All animals should have legally required vaccinations.

Health & Safety FAQs

How do I show proof of vaccination when I arrive?

You must provide a physical or digital copy of a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. The name on the card must match the name on your government issued ID.

What happens if I take my test before the festival, and it comes back positive?

We hope that doesn’t happen to anyone, but if it does, you’ll be able to apply for a refund through SEE Tickets. Please keep reading for more information and FAQs.

What if I got one shot of a vaccine that requires two shots?

Congrats on getting your first shot and you’re on your way to full vaccination! To attend ECHB on December 11-12, you’ll be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the festival.

I can’t find my Vaccination Card. What should I do?

If you plan to show proof of vaccination, don’t forget your card (or a digital copy of it). Contact your vaccination provider directly if you have lost your vaccination card or don’t have a copy.

If you find yourself at the festival gate without proof of vaccination, visit our On-Site No-Cost Covid-19 Testing Services Provided by City Testing Centers.

On-Site testing will be located in Lot A, across from Main Entrance Gate on Brookwood Avenue.

Why is ECHB making a negative test (within 72 hours) or proof of vaccination mandatory?

Asking attendees and staff to provide proof of a negative COVID test (within 72 hours) or proof of vaccination makes the Emerald Cup Harvest Ball experience safer.

I took a COVID test right before the festival and the test results came back positive. Now what?

We’re really sorry to hear that and we hope you’re ok! Please send an email to help@seeticket.us to request your refund by 5 pm PST on December 12th. For fastest results, please include your order confirmation number in the email.

DO I NEED TO BE VACCINATED FOR COVID19 TO ATTEND THE HARVEST BALL?

Our Health and Safety Policy which addresses Covid19 public health policy can be found here.

How do I show proof of test results when I arrive?

You must provide a physical or digital copy of the negative test result (within 72 hours). The name on the document must match the name on your government issued ID.

I’m not vaccinated but I want to come to the Festival. What do I have to do?

Take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of Festival Day. That means a test taken on December 8th, 9th or after (depending on the entry date on your ticket). Bring your negative test result with you to show at the gate. Rapid Antigen Tests and Home Tests that offer digital verification.

You can purchase a variety of Rapid Tests online from Amazon, Instacart or Walgreens. They generally take 15 minutes to produce a result and if you scan the QR code, your results will be sent directly to your phone.

Find a testing location near you:
· Rapid Tests: CVS
· Community-Based Testing Sites

OR Visit our On-Site No-Cost Covid-19 Testing Services Provided by City Testing Centers. On-Site testing will be located in Lot A, across from Main Entrance Gate on Brookwood Avenue.

I’m traveling from another country where different vaccines have been approved (AstraZeneca, for example). Is that okay?

Yes, as long as you’re considered fully vaccinated and have your proof of vaccination you’re all set. The name on the vaccine card must match the name on your government issued ID.

Do we still have to wear masks?

We strongly encourage all attendees to wear a mask at ECHB and we ask that attendees mask up when indoors. Masks keep you and those around you safer.

I’m not vaccinated and I don’t want to take a test. What are my options?

We’d love for you to still attend ECHB, but all attendees will be required to provide a negative COVID test result, taken within 72 hours of the festival.

If you don’t want to get a COVID test and you’re not vaccinated, you may request a refund.

The period for refund requests will begin on December 3rd and will end on December 12th at 5PM PST. Requests will be accepted for tickets within this window only. Refund requests will be processed in as little as 30 days. Your refund will be issued to your original method of payment. You will receive an email confirmation when your refund has been processed.

All ticket refund requests are managed and executed by See Tickets Customer Support. Please email help@seetickets.us for more information on requesting refunds.