Frequently Asked Questions

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Where is Winter Sojourn going to be held?

The January 22, 2022 event will be held at the beautiful Strings Pavilion located between downtown Steamboat Springs and the base of the ski area. The Pavilion has ample parking and restrooms, and comfortable theater-style seating where everyone has a great view. All seats are reserved and selected at the time of ticket purchase.

When and where do tickets go on sale?

Tickets for Winter Sojourn will be available online through our tickets page. Seat selection is required at time of purchase. All tickets will go on sale at the same time, in mid-October.

What do I need to do to be guaranteed a ticket?

There are no ticket guarantees for Winter Sojourn. Our mothership event, Literary Sojourn, is very popular and tends to sell out quickly each year. We anticipate a similar situation for Winter Sojourn. You must go online and purchase your reserved-seat ticket when they go on sale to the general public. We recommend you subscribe to Sojourn News to stay current with on-sale notices.

How many tickets can I purchase?

Each transaction allows you to buy a maximum of 8 tickets.

Are you seeking donors for Winter Sojourn?

Literary Sojourn is a nonprofit organized under the auspices of the Bud Werner Memorial Library, the public library in Steamboat Springs. Ticket sales alone do not cover the cost of Winter Sojourn or Literary Sojourn. The festivals’ ongoing success is dependent upon the efforts of volunteers, generous sponsors and individual donors. There is no special donor ticketing structure for Winter Sojourn, however donations targeted toward this special edition event are greatly appreciated and can be made via our mothership, the Literary Sojourn.

As I consider choosing seats, tell me more about the layout for Sojourn’s venue.

The Strings Pavilion is a beautiful theater space designed for live performances, including top-notch acoustics and comfortable theater-style seating where everyone has a great view. You will be able to select your seat from a live theater map as you purchase your ticket(s) online.

I usually come with my book club. Will we be able to sit together?

Everyone who attends Sojourn will have a reserved seat. You will select your own seats from a live theater map at the time you purchase your tickets. Due to demand, 8 tickets is the maximum for a single purchase. If your group is larger than 8 people, you will be required to make two separate transactions.

Is the Strings Pavilion handicap accessible?

The Strings Pavilion is access friendly and it operates in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. You may select wheelchair or semi-ambulatory seating when purchasing your tickets online. If you need assistance with selecting accessible seats, please call the Strings’ Box Office, 970-879-5056.

What about food?

Winter Sojourn doors open at 1:00 p.m. Please enjoy a leisurely lunch at home or one of Steamboat’s wonderful restaurants before you head to the festival. Our book festival ends before dinnertime.

On the day of Winter Sojourn, do we need to line up for seats?

There is no need to queue. All tickets include a reserved seat – a seat that you personally select when you make your ticket purchase. Doors to the Strings Pavilion will open at 1 p.m., at which time you can settle in to your seat and shop for books until the event begins at 1:30 p.m.

Will the authors sign books?

Yes. Authors will be available to sign copies of their books at the end of the program. Books will be on sale throughout Winter Sojourn courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in Steamboat Springs.

Where do I park?

Free parking is conveniently located in the Strings Parking Lot accessed by Mount Werner Road through Wildhorse Plaza on Mount Werner Road.

Handicap parking can be accessed on Pine Grove Road. To access this parking, you must arrive 20 minutes or more before the event. Entrance into Festival Park from Pine Grove Road closes at 12:40 p.m.

Where should I make a lodging reservation?

The Steamboat Grand is Literary Sojourn’s Official Lodging Sponsor, offering special deals for Winter Sojourn attendees who want to sleep in luxury just up the hill from the festival. For reservations, book online or call  1-877-269-2628 and make sure to refer to Winter Sojourn to get your specially discounted rate (minimum 2 nights stay).

Are babies or children allowed at Winter Sojourn?

This is an event for adults. No children or babies, please.

Can I bring my dog?

No pets are permitted at the Strings Pavilion. Service dogs exempted.