Service Animal Policy

The Department of Health strictly enforces the presence of animals at events where food is served. The only animals allowed into the Festival are Service Animals. By law, service animals:

  • Are required because of a disability, and
  • Have been trained to perform specific tasks.

Animals that do not meet these criterial, for example, those that are purely for emotional support, do not qualify and are not allowed into the Festival.

Service animals are allowed into the Festival, but management, at its discretion, can ask to have the animal removed, if:

  • the dog is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it, or
  • the dog is not housebroken

If you have any questions, please ask someone at the Admission booth to speak to a Festival representative.

Thank you!