South Dakota Chislic Festival Alcohol Policy
Rules for the South Dakota Chislic Festival
Good food, entertainment and bringing together families and friends are the keys to a great weekend. Everyone that comes to the Festival has great expectations of the fun they’re going to have. Most of our guests and their families and friends enjoy themselves and are respectful. We are committed to keeping it safe, friendly and fun for everyone. Alcohol, when consumed responsibly by adults, can be an enjoyable part of the entertainment over the weekend. When it is consumed in excess and with disregard for others, the negative impact can go far beyond a headache the next day.
State of South Dakota, Hutchinson county and the city of Freeman laws and ordinances dictates the policies we must adhere to, and, ultimately, they control our ability to have this great event in the future. We want to notify Festival‑goers of our Alcohol Policy so that you can plan accordingly and avoid problems or misunderstandings during the Festival. In particular—with regard to situations involving excessive or underage drinking—we must implement strict policies regarding alcohol and where it can be consumed. The following includes the key points of the policy.
No alcohol permitted in non-licensed areas.
No alcohol is allowed outside of the licensed festival venue.
Outside alcohol is prohibited on any part of the festival grounds.
No alcohol is allowed in the parking areas and parties with alcohol in these areas are prohibited.
Drinking by minors is prohibited.
Minors may NOT drink alcoholic beverages.
Adults 21 and over must be wearing a SDCF designated wristband in order to consume alcohol.
Safety Measures, and Alcohol Policy will be enforced by SDCF staff, SDCF Security and Local Law enforcements. Unfortunately, Festival‑goers that choose to disregard the rules for alcohol consumption and reasonable behavior will lose their privilege to be on the property and may receive a citation(s) from law enforcement.
Regrettably, many policies must manage and limit the behavior of everyone simply because of the irresponsible behavior of a few. While we recognize that most of our guests handle themselves with regard for their neighbors and stay within the rules, we still have individuals that ruin the experience for others by breaking the rules. Our goal is not to limit your fun, but to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy themselves.
We look forward to seeing you at the South Dakota Chislic Festival.