CALIFORNIA BREW FESTIVAL - SANTA BARBARA
OCTOBER 7, 2017
CAN I BUY A TICKET AT THE EVENT?
Yes, tickets are available at the gate at higher prices. We recommend you buy them in advance online (print-at-home or digital). You can save $10-$20 per ticket on advance purchases. Email for group rates firstname.lastname@example.org (20 or more).
WHAT IF I LOSE MY TICKET, OR CAN’T COME?
Our ticketing company allows you to reprint your tickets on their website. If you need assistance with your tickets, please contact our ticketing company.
HOW MANY BREWS CAN WE TASTE?
Your admission ticket entitles you unlimited tasting privileges. You will also be given a souvenir pint tasting glass and program. There will be many brews to sample. Pace yourself and don’t overindulge! Water will be provided so stay hydrated.
IS THERE ANY FOOD AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT?
Yes, there are complimentary appetizers, artisan cheeses, jerky, breads, and more!
We also will have a taco truck parked directly outside the venue if you need a full meal.
VIP ticket-holders will be served pizza, appetizers and salads by Patxi's Pizza.
We highly recommend taking public transportation or having a designated driver. The law is very strict on drinking and driving.
BIKE VALET- NEW!
Santa Barbara Bike will be providing a complimentary bike valet to safely park your bike at the event.
WILL THERE BE ANY WATER AVAILABLE?
Yes, we will be providing water at the event. Icelandic Glacial has generously donated water to keep everyone hydrated.
CAN WE BRING OUR CHILDREN, OR OUR PETS?
Although we love children, by law, no one under 21 can be admitted into the event. No infants. No strollers. No exceptions. And health laws prohibit any animals of any kind at our event. Leave them home too. (Except guide dogs for the blind)
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
VIP ticket holders may enter at 1pm, for 60 minutes of preview food sampling and wine tasting. General admission ticket holders can enter at 2pm. The event ends at 5 pm sharp.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? BE CREATIVE
It is Oktoberfest! Dress the part and have fun with it.
No shoes, no shirt, NO ENTRY! T-shirts, shorts OK. Bare feet can get cut on broken glass. Heels are hard to wear on grass! Be comfortable. Have fun. Be safe.
CAN WE BRING OUR PICNIC LUNCH, CHAIRS AND BLANKET?
We encourage our guests to circulate among the breweries and sample the brews. There are grassy areas where you can rest under provided umbrellas, but no chairs or other sitting facilities are available except in the VIP Pavilion *(must have VIP ticket to enter). There simply isn’t enough room for picnicking inside the grounds. You may get a hand stamp, then re-enter the grounds if you wish.
ARE THERE PLACES TO SIT DOWN?
Our events have very limited seating available. We encourage our guests to circulate among the breweries and sample the many brews. There are grassy areas where you can rest under provided umbrellas, but no chairs or other sitting facilities are available. There simply isn’t enough room for picnicking inside the grounds. You may get a hand stamp, then re-enter the grounds if you wish.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
The Festival will go on regardless of the weather. If it looks like rain, bring an umbrella! No refunds will be given. (The sun at the beach is bright and you may get a burn. Bring sunscreen and wear a hat.)
See you at the Festival!