Brew Fest: FAQs 

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Can I bring my own food or beverages into the festival?

No outside food or beverages allowed, except pretzel necklaces!

Will food and non-alcoholic drinks be available for purchase?


Is there parking?

Yes, there is event parking at the Trade Center available for $5 all day.

Can I take the ferry across the river to the Festival instead?

Yes, you can take the free Water Belles ferry from the Waving Girl landing at the Savannah Marriott across to the Trade Center landing, and back again. IMPORTANT: The City Hall Landing will not be available for use this Saturday! The ferry runs all day, including for the length of the Festival.

ATM on site?


Can I buy beer at the festival to take home?

No. Two-ounce beer samples are the only alcoholic beverages available.

Who is allowed into the festival?

Anyone with a ticket who is 21 and older, with a valid I.D. Everyone’s I.D. will be checked along with their ticket.

Can I bring a folding chair/lawn chair with me?

No, you cannot bring chairs. Seating will be available for you to eat, drink and relax if you wish.

What if it rains?

The event is rain or shine, but takes place both indoors and outdoors.

Can I leave and return later?

There is no re-entry once you have entered the site.

Do you accept credit cards or checks at the door?

No. But there’s an ATM in front of the venue and another just around the corner.

Do I need to buy beer tokens for tastings?

No. All beer tastings are included with your ticket.

How can I find a brewery or beer?

You will be given a Beer Fest guide upon entering. It will provide you with a map and descriptions of each brewery and beer.

Will any of the beer run out?

Possibly. All beers are subject to availability and popularity, so we cannot guarantee that a beer will be available the entire session.

Can I bring my kid?

No one under 21 will be allowed into the festival.

Can I bring my pet?


Here's a list of what you cannot bring into the festival:

  • Weapons
  • Illegal substances
  • Framed or large backpacks
  • No food or beverage of any kind
  • Alcohol
  • Glass containers
  • Bicycles inside festival grounds (There will be bike parking outside the festival entrance
  • Fireworks and explosives
  • Instruments and laser pointers
  • Picnic baskets
  • Lawn furniture
  • Tents
  • Pets (except service dogs
  • Professional camera or video equipment
  • Coolers

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