Heckscher State Park • August 11, 2018 • Sample Beers, Wines & Ciders!
VIP Session: 1pm – 5:30pm | General Admission: 2pm – 5:30pm
Summer is in full swing and you know what that means…it’s time for summer’s best beer fest! Grab your friends, family, co-workers and join in on a day packed with fun at the 2018 Long Island Craft Classic. Attendees will enjoy samples of amazing beers—more than 100 in all—from the best local, national and international craft breweries. Beer not totally your thing? Attendees can also enjoy an expanded selection of wine and hard cider at this year’s event. There’s something for everyone at the Long Island Craft Classic–including a variety of delicious food options from our exclusive catering partner, Bobbique. But hurry, tickets sell quickly for summer’s best fest!Plus…this year, more wine, more cider, and live music.
Get your tickets today for this not-to-be-missed event. The event will take place rain or shine.
Please note: This is a 21+ event. NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers or pets are permitted at the festival. If you come to the event with a child or pet your entry will be denied and no refund offered. Please plan accordingly. Individuals with disabilities may use service animals provided the handler has all necessary paperwork/tags for service animal.
*Prices increase by $10 on event day if tickets are still available.
Tickets are available for $12 + tax/fees. A DD ticket holder will get BBQ food prepared by Bobbique, admission to attend at any of the special programming events, and a bottle of water upon check in. Designated drivers do NOT receive a wristband or a tasting cup and are NOT permitted to sample any beer. Any designated driver seen drinking will be removed from the festival immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.
Everyone who purchases a ticket will get in. No tickets will be sold once the event sells out. We have limited the number of attendees to insure that everyone that purchases a ticket will be able to sample the beers they want and move around with ease. The event will take place rain or shine.
All Attendees must show valid photo I.D at the door to be admitted. You must be 21 or older to attend this event. No Exceptions! No children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. All ticket purchases are final sale, no refunds or exchanges.
Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.
For customer service help with your on-line ticket purchasing, please call 1-877-435-9849 or email email@example.com.
Tickets purchased from an unauthorized source may be lost, stolen, counterfeit or in violation of resale policies and if so, are VOID, and you will be denied entry. We strongly discourage you from purchasing tickets from an unauthorized source. Tickets purchased from sources other than this website may not be valid and may result in attendee being refused admission to the event. Purchasing a ticket from an unauthorized seller is not advised. The event producers are not responsible for honoring invalid tickets nor issuing any refunds for invalid tickets.
Starfish Junction Productions forbids ticket holders from soliciting goods and/or services to fellow attendees. Any ticket holder seen distributing promotional material at the event will be asked to leave the event immediately. If you are interested in exhibiting at the event, please click here for more information.
This 6-piece band covers all your favorite genres–classic and current rock, pop, funk and dance music–including: The Allman Brothers Band, The Beatles, Alice in Chains, Aerosmith, Commodores, Pearl Jam, Sublime, U2, Led Zeppelin, James Taylor, The Foo Fighters, KC & the Sunshine Band, James Brown, Paul McCartney & Wings, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Live, Billy Joel, Cold Play, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Steve Miller Band, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel … AND MUCH MORE.
WHEN IS THE EVENT?
August 11, 2018
WHERE IS THE EVENT?
The event is located at: Heckscher State Park, 1 Heckscher State Pkwy, East Islip, NY 11730, Field 2
WHAT TIME IS THE EVENT?
VIP Admission: 1:00pm – 5:30pm
General Admission: 2:00pm – 5:30pm
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT TO GET INTO THE FESTIVAL?
No one under the age of 21 will be allowed entrance in the festival! This includes designated drivers who must also be at least 21 years of age. NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without a valid photo ID (no exceptions). Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.
HOW DO I BUY TICKETS FOR THE EVENT?
Tickets are only available online at this website. Click here to purchase tickets.
IS THE EVENT INDOORS OR OUTDOORS
The Long Island Craft Classic is an outdoor event held under tents and will take place rain or shine (no refunds). The festival is at Heckscher State Park.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS
The event will take place rain or shine.
WHAT DOES GENERAL ADMISSION INCLUDE?
Ticket price includes a BBQ sandwich & side dish prepared by Bobbique, souvenir tasting cup marked with a 2 oz. pour line, unlimited beer, wine and cider sampling and admission to event special programming/seminars.
WHAT DOES VIP ADMISSION INCLUDE?
Click here to see all of the perks that come with being a VIP!
WHAT IS THE ENTRANCE FEE FOR DESIGNATED DRIVERS?
A designated driver ticket is $12.00. In lieu of a tasting glass, DD ticket holders will get a bottle of water, and also receive a BBQ sandwich & side dish prepared by Bobbique. You will not be permitted to sample any beer, wine or cider. Any designated driver who is seen drinking at the festival will be escorted out immediately.
DO DESIGNATED DRIVERS NEED TO BE 21?
YES. No one under 21 will be admitted to the festival. Designated Drivers, like everyone else must show valid photo ID before being allowed admitted into the festival.
WILL FOOD BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?
Each ticket purchase includes a BBQ sandwich & side dish prepared by Bobbique, vegetarian options will be available and additional items will be available for purchase as well!
ARE CHILDREN OR PETS PERMITTED TO ATTEND?
NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers or pets are permitted at the festival. If you come to the event with a child or pet your entry will be denied and no refund offered. Please plan accordingly. Individuals with disabilities may use service animals provided the handler has all necessary paperwork/tags for service animal.
IS SMOKING PERMITTED AT THE FESTIVAL?
Smoking will not be permitted under the tents. A designated smoking area will be created.
CAN I BRING BLANKETS OR LAWN CHAIRS TO THE FESTIVAL?
Yes! Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted into the festival.
HOW DO I GET TO THE FESTIVAL?
Click here to visit the directions page.
WILL THERE BE PARKING AVAILABLE?
Yes, parking is $10 per vehicle, per State Park policy. Traffic directors and signage will be on site to guide you. *There is no charge to park for those vehicles with a valid Empire Passport* You can purchase an empire pass here: https://parks.ny.gov/admission/empire-passport/
CAN I LEAVE MY CAR OVERNIGHT AT HECKSCHER STATE PARK?
According the head of the NYS Parks Department, cars are NOT PERMITTED to be left overnight in the event parking lot. If cars are left overnight they will be towed at the owner’s expense. Please don’t drink and drive.
CAN WE ARRIVE BY A CHARTERED BUS OR LIMO?
Yes, but you must call in advance to make parking arrangements. Call 631-940-7290
WHAT HOTELS ARE IN THE AREA?
Hilton Garden Inn Islip/MacArthur Airport
3485 Veterans Memorial Highway
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
LaQuinta Inn & Suites Islip MacArthur Airport
10 Aero Road
Bohemia, NY 11716
Residence Inn Long Island
7 Court House Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
I’M HAVING TROUBLE PRINTING MY TICKETS. WHAT DO I DO?
FOR TICKET HOLDERS ONLY: If you already have a ticket and require customer service, call 1-877-435-9849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
IS THE EVENT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
- YES, there is also special handicapped area parking.
WHAT ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED?
- Starfish Junction Productions is dedicated to the safety and security of ALL attendees, exhibitors, staffers, and guests. Please use common sense and remember that what seems harmless to you may appear like a threat to someone else. All attendees must adhere to show rules, are subject to search upon entering the event, and are prohibited from bringing in the following items:
- outside alcohol, glass bottles, cans, outside food/beverages, metal water bottles
- weapons (i.e. knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, any concealed weapons, firearms, etc.), illegal drugs, chemicals, fireworks, smoke bombs
- unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.
- Smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes or vape pens) is prohibited in the venue/under tents. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.
- Infants/Children/Strollers…No one under 21 will be admitted. Valid photo ID is required for entry.
No pets are permitted at the event (unless they are service dogs with accredited tags/paperwork)
- Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis. Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item, or may be ejected from the facility.
- 21+ Only. Must show valid photo I.D. for admission. Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.
- Don’t drink and drive! Take mass transit or designate a driver.
- Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and you grant permission for your likeness to be used.
- Drink responsibly, Know your limits!
- This is a sampling event, 2oz. pours only!
- All attendees must be properly attired.
- We reserve the right to check all bags
- No pets or children allowed.
- No outside glassware or food permitted.
- You get one souvenir glass for this event. Replacements $5.00 ea.
- We reserve the right, at our discretion, to remove any individual(s) from the festival for behaving inappropriately. You will be escorted out by security and not allowed back in!
- All exits are final. No alcohol permitted outside the event.
- Starfish Junction Productions forbids ticket holders from soliciting goods and/or services to fellow attendees. Any ticket holder seen distributing promotional material at the event will be asked to leave the event immediately. If you are interested in exhibiting at the event, please click here for more information.
KiDS NEED MoRE programs and activities are designed to reunite siblings and allow parents time for respite. The organization continues to host camping programs and retreats like Camp Adventure but also hosts community events and activities including Sweet 16s, plus mentoring and college preparation through More U.
Click here for a downloadable brochure. More information can also be found on their website at KidsNeedMore.org.
Brewing Competition “Mystery Ingredient” Announced
Local Breweries Prepare for Event at Heckscher State Park, 8/11
July 16, 2018 — East Islip, NY. The Long Island Craft Classic will return to Heckscher State Park on Saturday, August 11, 2018 for what promises to be summer’s best beer fest. This tasting event will feature craft beers from local and national breweries and a selection of wine and hard cider for sampling as well. www.LICraftClassic.com
Back by popular demand is the BREW’D Competition where breweries will once again be competing for the coveted “golden keg”. The competition rules require a brewery to create a beer using a fan-curated “mystery ingredient” that was selected through an online public vote. This year’s mystery ingredient was recently announced and brewers are currently hard at work to create what they hope to be this year’s winning brew with PINEAPPLE.
“Last year’s competition required breweries to use peach as the ingredient,” said Kristyn Dolan, competition organizer and marketing director at event producer Starfish Junction. “This year the most popular item in the write-in online survey was pineapple. People really like fruit forward beers in the summer time, the top contenders were almost all fruits, including strawberry, mango, and watermelon.” Hesitant to call them “weird,” Dolan said she did receive some “interesting” nominations, everything from pickles and pepperoni pizza to hemp and horseradish. “Pineapple is the international symbol for hospitality and I think it is a great choice for this year’s competition. It will make for a great seasonal brew,” added Dolan.
Last year’s winner was Fuzzy Flamingo; a fruited Berliner Weisse brewed with fresh raspberry, peach and milk sugar as a collaboration brew by two popular Long Island breweries, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company (Greenport) and Destination Unknown Beer Company (Bay Shore). After the competition, the beer was put on-tap at select locations for a limited time.
Featured among the 2018 competitors: 1940’s Brewing Company (Holbrook), Barnshed Brewing (Hicksville), Blue Point Brewing Company (Patchogue), Brickhouse Brewery (Patchogue), Garvies Point Brewing (Glen Cove), Lithology Brewing Co. (Farmingdale), Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. (Greenport), Great South Bay Brewery (Bay Shore), Long Ireland Beer Company (Riverhead), Six Harbors Brewing Company (Huntington), and others.
Ticket holders will have the chance to taste these specially brewed pineapple beers and vote on-site at the Long Island Craft Classic for their favorite. The winner will be announced at the end of the day and crowned the 2018 BREW’D champion.
The event offers both VIP (1:00-5:30 pm; $75pp) and General Admission (2:00-5:30pm; $55pp) ticket options; each includes unlimited beer, wine, and cider tastings. VIP tickets include additional perks like VIP tent, restrooms, parking, expedited processing, a commemorative Belgian-style glass taster, and more. Designated driver tickets are also available ($12pp). All tickets include a choice of a delicious food item from official event caterer, Bobbique. This is a 21+ event. Valid photo identification is required by all attendees for admission. Live music performances from Mystery Play, one of Long Island’s best cover bands, will add to the day’s festivities. Tickets are on sale now. Another sell-out is expected. Tickets and information are available at LICraftClassic.com.
The event is produced by local event company, Starfish Junction. Featured event sponsors include: WBAB (Music Sponsor), Essentia (Water Sponsor), and Media Sponsors, News12 Long Island and LIBeerEvents.com.
To purchase tickets or for additional information, visit www.LICraftClassic.com. Heckscher State Park is located at 1 Heckscher State Pkwy, East Islip, NY 11730. The Park will collect $10 per vehicle for parking. Parking is free for vehicles with a valid NYS Empire Pass.
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