Visiting the Festival

General Media

The media relations shuttle van will pick up authorized media representatives at the Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn at 375 Leavesley Road in Gilroy. The shuttle allows easy access in and out of the Festival, with no need to worry about parking. When you arrive at the Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn, please call Holly Baker at (619) 916-­‐6061 to request pick-­‐up. Media passes will be provided by the shuttle driver.

TV Trucks

If media request is from a television station with a marked truck, access instructions will be provided to the Miller Avenue entrance of Christmas Hill Park (7050 Miller Avenue). When the TV truck arrives in Gilroy, please call Holly Baker at (619) 916-­‐6061 to gain access at the check-­‐point at Miller Avenue and you will be escorted into the Festival grounds.

Freelance Reporters and Photographers

Media credentials will be issued to freelance reporters and photographers who submit proof of employment with a news organization. Please visit the media tent near Gourmet Alley when you arrive on the grounds.

Bloggers and Online Reporters

Media passes may be issued to bloggers and other online reporters whose blog/online news source is at least one year old and has substantial documented web traffic/viewership (based on Google Analytics Reports or other web traffic reporting tool). Each request will be reviewed on a case-­‐by-­‐case basis.