Panniers at Edgefield

Hello, I am wondering if anyone has experience bringing panniers to Edgefield and what you did with them when you got there. I am looking to go to a show directly after work and I won’t have time to go home and drop off my panniers. I already found this post about the route, and the ride itself looks fine I’m just not sure what to do with my bags once I’m there. Did you just leave your bags on your bike and were they fine? Can you leave them at the front desk of the hotel? My panniers definitely will not meet the bag policy so I can’t bring them into the venue. The bag policy page just says “Bags that are not in compliance will not be stored and must be returned to the patron’s vehicle” which is very unhelpful.