Beer Festival Questions and Answers
Please leave the following items at home!
Coolers, outside food/drinks, pets, air-horns, fireworks, solicitation material, weapons/firearms (duh…)
How does the shuttle service work?
Getting home is easy, since we rent a fleet of taxis to take you home from the festival. These safe rides are provided free-of-charge starting at 3 p.m. The cabs will take you from the festival to anywhere in the greater Wilmington area. Please tip your drivers generously! There are many other transportation options as well; please check our how to get here page.
Can I drive to the festival myself?
There is no parking at the North Waterfront Park–but Wilmington has millions of parking options. You can park your futuristic car in a garage, or park anywhere you’d please (of course abiding parking laws). Also, please see our page about getting here in style.
What does it mean if I purchase a VIP ticket? Do I get a bigger glass?
There a very limited number of VIP tickets sold. They give you entrance to the festival at NOON instead of 1 p.m. As a VIP ticket-holder, you’ll see virtually no entry lines, special limited-release brews, and an extra hour before the others arrive to make sure you find any beer you want to try. No, you don’t get a bigger glass; you won’t need it.
Can I drink wine with my beer ticket?
No and yes–beer tickets are good for only beer, and wine only for wine–but you can purchase tasting tokens that allow you to try things not included in your ticket! So head over to the Lighthouse Beer & Wine Merchandise table and buy your chips! (They’re 5 for $5!)
Can I take my child along? What are the age restrictions?
Parents may bring children under the age of thirteen. Children thirteen and older are not permitted in the festival grounds under any circumstance (designated driver tickets are not an exception). Twenty-one is the minimum age for adult festival attendance.
What are the designated driver tickets?
The designated driver (DD) ticket allows entrance to the festival, but no drinking privileges. Designated drivers can see the musical performers and hang out with friends, but are not permitted to sample the beers. The DD tickets are a great way for your group to have a great time and still be responsible. Designated drivers entering the festival must be 21 years of age or older.
Can I bring a cooler/water/drink bottles?
Coolers, bottles, or drink containers are not permitted into the festival grounds. Water stations are conveniently located around the festival.
Is Lighthouse Beer & Wine open during the festival?
Yes! The store will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
I am having issues with my online tickets, who do I contact?
For all ticket issues, refer to the ticket FAQ page. Lighthouse Beer & Wine cannot assist with technical issues involving online ticket sales. Use the the contact question form on the Eventbrite website for our event…you’ll get a prompt response.
What if I do not have an ID?
Sorry, no one will be allowed to enter the festival without valid proof of age. This includes a valid driver’s license, passport, or military ID. No ID = No entry.
What if it rains?
The festival will be held on October 29th rain or shine. Check the weather before you leave your abode and dress appropriately, because there is no bad festival weather, just bad festival clothing.