FAQ's & Contact
You can buy tickets online or at Bestway Grocery.
No outside food or drink will be admitted into the Summertime Brews Festival
Sorry…but no animals are allowed. However, your ticket purchase helps fund Animal Rescue & Foster Program.
No. We provide a lot of great entertainment that is worth the price of admission. Plus, the ticket price reflects a donation for the benefiting charity and can be considered a tax deduction by some creative accountants. We also believe in drinking responsibly and do not believe in promoting mass consumption. We have contacted local cab companies and they are typically outside the venue at all times during and after the festival.
There are a limited number of attendees into the Summertime Brews Festival. If tickets are sold out in advance, there will be no tickets available at the gate. If there are tickets available at the gate they are priced higher than tickets purchased in advance. Historically, we sell out of tickets the day before the Summertime Brews Festival. Remember, it’s cheaper to buy them in advance.
Souvenir/etched sampling cup, unlimited beer samples, and entertainment. Food and non-alcoholic (water, soft drinks, etc) are an additional cost. We suggest you bring cash as some food and souvenir vendors do not accept credit or debit cards.
NO beer can be removed from the festival site nor is it offered to be purchased. By law, all alcohol must be consumed in the festival site only. Taking empty bottles out of the festival is illegal. This is considered an open container. Open containers are not allowed on the streets of NC or in an automobile.
NO. No one under the age of 21 is allowed in the Festival.
If you are a brewer and would like to attend the Summertime Brews Festival, please CLICK HERE to download and print a Brewer Registration Form. Please be sure to complete all information before submitting.
Festival contact info:
Dave Aiken-Festival Director
Lauren McCombs-Festival Coordinator
Tips For The Summertime Brews Festival
Here’s a list of a few things that you should consider before heading out the door to the Brews Festival. Don’t worry about too much, just make sure to wear a cool shirt and shorts or skirt , even though we are inside, it can get warm and you may wish to venture outdoors as we have both exhibitors and bathrooms located there.
A Way Home
Possibly the most important thing to plan for…get a designated driver or make sure to save enough extra cash for public transportation. If there is one essential on this list that you really should not skip, it’s this one.
Brews Fest Ticket & Valid Photo I.D
Even if you look like you’re over 21 AND have tickets in your hand, you will still need to show your photo I.D. with date of birth prior to entering the festival.
This is very important. Brewery booths usually do not take your debit card or your Harris Teeter VIC card. Bring cash so you can buy t-shirts, hats, pint glasses, non-alcoholic drinks and food. Bottled water is a staple that you shouldn’t do without. Food and non-alcoholic beverages DO cost at the Brews Fest and not everything will be available for purchase with a credit/debit card.
Many booths will have swag on the table that will eventually find it’s way into your pockets. Coasters, matchbooks, stickers or temporary tatoos are just a few of the items. If you wear shorts with lots of pockets then you have lots of space for these little things. But if you are planning to buy a shirt, hat or pint glass, you will be begging for a bag of some sorts. Most booths will not have plastic bags available for the taking. Also, a good idea; grab an old plastic grocery store bag before you leave the house and cram it into one of your less used pockets. If you don’t need it, you don’t need to worry about it. But it’s there just in case.
If you have any…try to bring at least one of them with you to the Brews Festival. The best part about having a beer buddy walking around with you at the fest, is the ability to knock out two samples at each booth with one visit. You can ask for a sample of the IPA, while your friend gathers a sample of the Chocolate Porter, and you can retreat outside for a quick discussion and sample trade. Sample sizes are in the range of 2 ounces, this is a perfectly viable method of sampling many more beers during a session.