Q: What if I have difficulty ordering tickets online?
A: Just call us at 919-782-5010 or email [email protected]
Q: What if the weather is rainy on the day of the Festival?
A: The World Beer Festival is a rain or shine event. In addition to the covered concourse at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, we do have some larger tents that will provide some shelter from the rain (see this festival map). Bring a poncho if you can!
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: No, pets are not allowed
Q: Where can I park?
A: There are several parking garages located around the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. You can find them on this map.
Q: Is there a designated driver ticket?
A: Tickets for designated drivers are $20 and available here.
Q: Are there other transportation options?
A: To help make sure everyone gets home safely, we’re teaming up with Uber – the app that gets you a safe, reliable ride at the tap of a button. New to Uber? What are you waiting for? Get your first ride free up to $20 when you sign up here.
We believe in drinking responsibly and do not believe in promoting mass consumption. 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: If tickets are sold out in advance, there will be no tickets available at the gate.
Q: What does the ticket price include?
A: Souvenir cup, unlimited beer samples, water bottles and entertainment. Food is an additional cost.
Q: Is there a designated smoking area?
A: No, per the Durham Bulls Athletic Park rules, there is to be no smoking inside the park.
Q: Can I bring my own food or beverages into the festival?
A: No, no outside food or beverage is 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 be allowed 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 have separate tickets to go to both sessions. Each session is separately ticketed and at the end of the first session all patrons are asked to leave.
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.