Festival FAQs

Q: What if I have difficulty ordering tickets online, or can’t find them in my email?
A: Please call customer service at 704-274-8282.

Q: What if the weather is rainy on the day of the Festival?
A: No problem! Several of the North Carolina Brewers Celebration vendors will be covered under the concourse. The NCBC is rain or shine!

Q: Am I allowed to bring a cooler or backpack into the Festival?
A: No. For safety reasons, the NCBC cannot allow backpacks or coolers onto the Festival grounds.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: No, 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. 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 NCBC attendees.

Q: Will there be tickets for sale at the gate?
A: Yes, tickets will be available at the Charlotte Knights box office.

Q: What does the ticket price include?
A: Souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer samples, water and entertainment. Food is an additional cost.

Q: Can I bring my own food or beverages into the festival?
A: No, no outside food or beverage is allowed. This includes pretzel necklaces!

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: 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.