Q: What if I have difficulty ordering tickets online, or need to exchange tickets for a different session?
A: Just call us at 919-782-5010 or email [email protected]
Q: Do I need to print out my tickets?
A: If you selected the print at home option (instead of having them sent in the mail), then you will need to print the tickets out before coming to the festival.
Q: What if the weather is rainy on the day of the Festival?
A: The World Beer Festival is rain or shine! We have substantial indoor space this year in the N.C. State Fairgrounds Exposition Center, and we also have several tents outside in the event of rain.
Q: Is there parking available? What about lanes for cab or Uber drivers?
A: Yes, parking is available. Parking locations and taxi lanes can be found in the map below. Note that you will need to park and walk to the Exposition Center, the building in which World Beer Festival Raleigh is held.
Q: Do you have a map of the festival?
A: All attendees will receive a printed copy of the map upon entry, but should you want to take a look ahead of time you can find the map here.
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: Is there a designated driver ticket?
A: Yes, designated driver tickets are available for both sessions and can be purchased here. 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: 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, and live music. 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.
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.