Frequently Asked Questions

Charleston Beer Fest

You have questions?
We have answers!

WHAT IS ALLOWED AT CHARLESTON BEER FEST?

Chairs, blankets, small-handled bags to carry blankets (subject to search), sunscreen, bug spray, personal umbrellas.

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED?

Anyone under 21 years of age, pets, coolers, large bags or backpacks (all bags are subject to search), outside food or beverage, illicit or illegal substances, weapons, large pop-up tents.

can i leave the festival and return later?

There is no re-entry allowed for Charleston Beer Fest. No Exceptions. 

WHERE DO I PARK?

For your convenience, we have made parking free for everyone this year. As you near the park you will be directed by parking staff on where to park. There will be no in-park parking, so prepare to walk a few blocks. We will have handicap parking available - just ask for parking attendants to direct you upon arrival for accessible parking.

can i bike to the event?

Absolutely! We encourage this green choice and we will have Bike Valet provided by Second Chance Bikes on site to watch your two-wheeled, carbon busting alternative! Cheers to making a green choice!

I have an issue with my tickets. What do I Do?

You received your tickets via an email from Vendini. In that email, click the “download” link and then print the PDF of your tickets. If you have any issues with missing or lost tickets, please contact Vendini directly at 800-901-7173 or support@vendini.com.

how do beer tickets work?

When you check-in, you’ll receive a mug and beer tasting tickets (5 for General Admission and 15 for VIP). You may purchase additional tickets for $1 each. 

Samples (approximately a 3 oz pour): 1 Beer Ticket

Mugs (14 oz pour): 5 Beer Tickets

Beer tickets are non-refundable.

i have a designated driver ticket but the rest of my group is vip - how does this work?

First - thank you for being a Designated Driver. We want all of our attendees to be safe and responsible. If you are with a group of VIP ticket holders, you will be able to enter with them starting at 11:30 AM and you will be allowed into the VIP Retreat. Please ensure you that have your special DD wrist band on at all times. Our team has been instructed NOT to pour alcohol for anyone with this wristband.

how do i volunteer?

We couldn't put on this festival without all of our amazing volunteers! To sign-up, CLICK HERE!

what is the festival weather policy?

Charleston Beer Fest is a rain or shine event. The festival will go on even with rain, unless weather conditions are unsafe for attendees. 

can i get a refund on my tickets?

Tickets are non-refundable. If there are extenuating circumstances, the leadership team may make a rare exception, but as a rule, tickets are non-refundable.

Schedule

11:30 AM  |  VIP Early Entry

11:30 AM Super Reggae Man (Main Stage)

11:30 AM  |  DJ Trail Mix (Stage B)

11:40 AM  |  Two Hoppy Blondes Interview with Rusty Bull Brewing:
From
Home Brew to Household Name (Stage B, VIP Exclusive)

12:00 PM  |  General Admission Entry

12:00 PM  |  Acoustic Set (Stage B)

12:30 PM  |  The National Anthem with Karoline Rhett and the South Carolina Color Guard (Main Stage)

12:50 PM  |  Red Cedar Review Blue Grass (Main Stage)

1:00 PM  |  Homebrewers' Village Opens

1:00 PM  |  Yelp Beer Game: CrossFit Charleston Beer Stein Hoisting Competition (Stage B)

1:30 PM  | Samba Charleston (Stage B)

2:20 PM  | High Tide Rock (Main Stage)

2:30 PM  | Yelp Beer Games: Pony Hop Races (Stage B)

3:00 PM  | Yelp Beer Games: Famulari's Pizza Hands-free Pizza Eating Contest (Stage B)

3:30 PM  | Yelp Beer Games: Arm Wrestling Challenge (Stage B)

3:40 PM  | Keys and Company (Main Stage)

4:00 PM  | Homebrew Competition Winners & Yelp Beer Games Winners Announced (Stage B)

4:30 PM  |  Nor Schaller (Stage B)

5:00 PM  | Seitu Soloman Steel Pan (Main Stage)

5:45 PM  | Molly Durnin (Stage B)
6:00 PM  |  Beer Ticket Sales End

6:30 PM  |  Beer Pouring Ends

7:00 PM  |  Festival End - Please Find a Safe Ride!

Please note that our schedule and line-up is subject to change. Please check back as the event nears for our final schedule! 

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We’ll see you May 18, 2019!

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