FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 21 and Over Only Please
    • Must be 21 years or older. Due to Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations, all guests must be over the age of 21. IDs will be checked at the front gate.
  • No Pets Please (excluding service dogs)

  • No Outside Food Or Beverage 
    • Water stations will be available.
  • Accessible 
    • This is an ADA compliant facility and event.
  • What is included with Tickets
    Admission includes Craft Beverage samples from area breweries, wineries, distilleries and craft beverage makers from the Carolina area.

    -Food & beverage tickets include food and beverage samples plus ability to vote in the cook-off

    -Beverage only tickets include only beverage samples with no access to the Mac & Cheese sampling areas.

    • Mac & Cheese samplings (1-2 oz) (for Mac & Cheese Cook-Off)
    • Chili/Stew samplings (1-2 oz) (for Chili/Stew Cook-Off)
    • Grilled Cheese samplings (for Grilled Cheese Cook-Off)
    • Beer, Wine (1 oz), Spirits (1/4 oz) servings
    • Access to all entertainment on stage
    • Access to play in all tournaments and games
    • Ability to vote for your favorite tastings
  • No Refunds. All Ticket Sales Are Final. 
  • Is there a designated driver discount?

    • No, ticket price includes entertainment and activities.  We recommend staying at one of the many nearby hotels or using Uber, Lyft, or a local cab company.  Please don’t drink and drive.
  • Where can I park?
    • Parking at the Liberty-Main Parking Deck and 6th/Cherry-Trade Parking Deck available plus some street parking around the Millennium Center.  We recommend taking a taxi or Uber/Lyft or reserving a room at one of the downtown hotels withing walking distance.
  • Will there be seating provided?
    • There will be some sitting areas.
  • What payment options do you accept?
    • We accept major credit cards via our website prior to the event. We also accept all major credit cards at the door as well as cash if the event is not sold out. We do not accept checks.
  • Do the breweries, wineries, distilleries ever run out of samples?
    • We cannot guarantee that every beer, wine, or beverage listed will arrive as planned the day of the festival. We encourage all festival attendees to arrive early for the best possible selection of beverages, as the most popular flavors could run out quickly!