Rochester Erotic Arts Festival

Festival FAQ

Is there an age limit to the festival?

Yes, the festival is open to 18+ only, due to the adult nature of the content. Bring your ID to be checked at the door.

Will you accept credit cards?

Yes, we can process credit cards for ticket sales and art sales.

Do I have to sign up for workshops ahead of time?

There is no pre-registration for workshops. All workshops are free (included in ticket price).

Will there be food or drinks available at the festival?

There will be a light menu snack bar open in the lounge at the festival, offering items like chili and hamburgers. There is a restaurant and bar in the hotel, and there are numerous restaurants in the neighborhood.

There will be a cash bar open during the festival. If you appear to be under the age of 30, the hotel's alcoholic beverage license requires them to request 2 forms of proof of age (1 with photo such as valid Drivers License, Non-driver ID card, passport, or military ID card). The hotel may refuse to serve alcohol to any person who, in their judgment, appears intoxicated.

Can I take photos at the festival?

Please read our Photo Policy.

What should I wear?

Our only requirement is that you have genitals covered. Many people wear jeans/casual clothes, some people wear fetish wear, some get bodypainted and are only wearing bottoms. Friday night is usually a little dressier than Saturday daytime. We see this as a safe space where you can wear slutty clothes if you want and not feel self-conscious or afraid. Each year more people take the plunge and wear something on the naughty side.