Covid-19 Health Policy & Entry Requirements

MWMF will be requiring FULL vaccination (completion of two dose series more than 14 days prior to the festival) or negative PCR test within 72 hours of the event start. MWMF encourages mask wearing at all times unless eating or drinking. 


Details of any changes in health policy and/or entry requirements will be communicated as early as possible and will be shared on the event/venue website and social media channels. If you have questions about vaccines or want to get a vaccine, please visit to find the nearest vaccine provider near you.


We will continue to assess the current public health situation and CDC guidelines throughout the year to ensure every attendee feels safe at our event.


COVID-19 Warning

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our artists and employees.  You must follow all posted instructions while attending MWMF. 


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present.  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.  According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.


By attending MWMF, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and get tested. 

Thank you for helping to keep our communities safe!


Q: Where do I get tickets?

A: Tickets are available online at or on the day of the festival in these locations: 

Day-of ticket sales for the Winona Fest will start at 3pm on Friday and 9am on Saturday.


Q: Are kids allowed? Is there a minimum age requirement?

A: Kids of all ages are allowed. Kids 13 years old and under are free with a paid adult. Please note that not all acts may be appropriate for children, and some venues have an age limit. High school and college students can purchase a festival weekend pass for $20 with valid student ID. 


Q: Do any of the venues have age restrictions? 

A: Yes, No Name Bar in Winona and Popcorn Tavern in La Crosse are 21+ venues.


Q: What happens if it rains on the days of the festival?

A: MWMF is a rain or shine festival. Please note that set times might change due to weather conditions. Details of any changes in requirements will be communicated as early as possible and will be shared on the event/venue website and social media channels.


Q: Are there any free shows? 

A: Yes, you can still see good music even if you don’t have a ticket! (You should buy a ticket or at least donate a little bit though, don’t you think?) During the Winona weekend, the Acoustic Café and Blooming Grounds stages will be FREE and open to the public along with a FREE show on Saturday morning from 12-4pm at Levee Park featuring Annie and the Bang Bang, Beet Root Stew, My Grandma’s Cardigan, Mr. Bob’s Puppet’s and more!

Q: Is MWMF ADA Accessible?

All MWMF venues in Winona are ADA accessible. Please reach out if you have additional questions.


Q: What is your ticket sale policy? What if the event is canceled?

A: All ticket sales are final unless the festival is canceled, in which case all tickets will be refunded. 


Q: Are there volunteer opportunities at MWMF? 

A: Yes, you absolute saint! Please sign up here and we’ll reach out to you!

Q: Does MWMF have a mobile app?

A: The MWMF Mobile App is available NOW! This year's app features the 2022 map, custom schedules, points of interest and more.

It is available for download at the links below:

Q: Do you pay your artists? 

A: MWMF is proud to say that all artists are paid for their performance because of the generosity of our sponsors, donors, and ticket holders. Remember, a strong arts scene starts with community buy-in. So go out there and buy a t-shirt or something!


Q: I’m a band/artist, how can I play the festival? 

A: There are two ways to submit to the festival, one is better than the other. The best way to submit is by following our social media and website details when a “Call to Artists” is posted for the 2023 season. The other way is to email with your band name, hometown, history of shows in the Winona/La Crosse area, and links to your music and social media or EPK. Dylan gets hundreds of submissions each year so wait patiently for a response. Please know that this does not mean he hates your music, he simply has a lot of emails.

Q: How do I contact the festival? 

A: For any general festival questions or inquiries, you can email Dylan at  or reach out on Facebook or Instagram.


Q: How do I donate to keep this amazing, one-of-a-kind festival going? 

A: You’re too kind! Please donate here. Thank you for your generosity and support!