Q: What if the weather is rainy on the day of the Festival?
A: No problem! The WBF is covered by more than 30,000 square feet of tents. Enjoy the Festival rain or shine!
Q: Am I allowed to bring a cooler or backpack into the Festival?
A: No. For safety reasons, the WBF cannot allow backpacks or coolers onto the Festival grounds.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: We’re sorry, but pets are not allowed.
Q: Is there a designated driver ticket?
A: We provide a lot of great entertainment that is worth the price of admission and there are plenty of free alternative beverages. The ticket price reflects a donation for the benefiting charities. We believe in drinking responsibly and do not believe in promoting mass consumption. There will be cab drivers outside the venue at all times during and after the festival. There are also hotels within walking distance that offer special rates for WBF attendees.
Q: Will there be tickets for sale at the gate?
A: Yes, if tickets are not sold out in advance. Check the particular festival page to see if tickets are still available.
Q: What does the ticket price include?
A: Your admission includes a souvenir cup, unlimited beer samples, nonalcoholic beverage and entertainment. Food is an additional cost.
Q: Can I bring my own food or beverages into the festival?
A: No, outside food or beverage is not allowed.
Q: Can I purchase additional beer at the festival or bring empty or full bottles home with me?
A: Absolutely 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.
Q: Can I bring my 16 year old as my designated driver?
A: No, you must be 21+ to gain access into the World Beer Festival. No children of any age will be admitted.
Q: If I go to one session can I stay for the 2nd session?
A: You must purchase separate tickets for each session. At the end of each session, the festival area is cleared.
Q: Can I bring a folding chair/lawn chair with me?
A: No, it is not necessary. We have a designated seating area for you to relax if you wish.
Q: Where can I find more information?
A: Call our office at 919-530-8150. Any staff member should be able to answer your question.