Philly Craft Beer Festival: March 2nd, 2019

13th Annual Philly Craft Beer Festival – March 2, 2019

VIP Session: 12:30pm-5:00pm | GA Session: 1:30pm-5:00pm 

The Philly Craft Beer Festival, the event USA Today named one of the 10 Best Beer Festivals in the U.S., Forbes Traveler called one of the “Top 10 Beer Festivals in America,” and winner of Philly Beer Scene’s coveted “Best Beer Fest” award for three years in a row, is back again for another great celebration of craft beer and brewing. The Festival will showcase more than 75 of the best local and national craft breweries, serving over 200 different beers.


At The Festival

Check back to see all of the great things we’ve got planned!

Throw the Hatchet and Hit the Bull’s-Eye! 

Experience the thrill of launching an axe at a wooden target and hitting the bull’s-eye!  Totally unique and utterly exhilarating, the trained professionals from Throw House will coach you on how to safely handle and throw a hatchet with accuracy, while giving you tips on how to capture the coveted bull’s-eye! Additional fees apply.

Photobooth 

Pom-poms, foam fingers, and megaphones….just some of the football themed props you’ll pose with in the event photo booth. Grab your favorite team jersey and your friends and head into the booth for a laugh-out-loud photo session. Send photos right to your email! Free and fun for all attendees! Say CHEESE!

Play Backyard Games 

Who doesn’t love giant jenga and playing cornhole?  Challenge your friends to a game and see who has the mad balance skills to excel and jenga or the precision to score some points at the most popular backyard game of them all, cornhole.

Pick Up Some Event Merch 

If you love beer (or know someone who does), you’ll want the check out the offerings at the official event merch tent.  There you’ll be able to pick up an official event tee or sweatshirt for yourself.  There’s a great assortment of items for men and women


Ticketing

VIP SESSION:
12:30pm – 5:00pm

Price:
Online: $75
Designated Driver: $12

GENERAL ADMISSION SESSION: 
1:30pm – 5:00pm

Price:
Online: $46
Designated Driver: $12

Designated Driver 

Tickets are available for $12. A DD ticket holder will get a bottle of water. Designated drivers do NOT receive a wristband or a tasting glass 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.

Additional Info:

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 visit eventbrite.com/support/contact-us

PROTECT YOURSELF: 

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.

Smile for the camera!

Look for our event photographer at the event and strike a pose. Check back here, at this website, and on the event’s Facebook page after the event to see if you are included in the event photo album. Some photos of attendees may be used for promotional purposes; as a ticketholder of the event, you grant us permission to do so and for your likeness to be used.


Charity

www.cbckids.org

COMMITTEE TO BENEFIT THE CHILDREN

Providing resources for treatment, care and family support  to benefit area children with cancer, leukemia and serious blood disorders.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
 – Margaret Mead

THE CHILD, THE FAMILY, THE CHALLENGE
The effects of childhood disease are not only devastating and destructive to the child but take an enormous toll on the entire family. The parents, the siblings and the entire extended family are ravaged in some way by the disease. The daily struggle to maintain some sense of normalcy while coping with the child’s illness presents challenges which are incomprehensible to most people.

The Committee to Benefit the Children (CBC) is a non-profit volunteer group dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and their families who face cancer, leukemia and serious blood disorders. The CBC’s mission is to provide families facing these challenges with support and resources that are not available elsewhere.

The CBC was formed in 1980 by a small group of resilient parents whose children were treated at the Hematology-Oncology Clinic at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA.

Over the years, the CBC has been shaped by parents whose lives have been forever changed by their child’s life-threatening diagnosis and by a quiet band of volunteers dedicated to giving something back to humanity.

Today, the CBC helps hundreds of area children and their families. The group provides resources for treatment, care, social services and basic family necessities. The CBC remains true to the founding parents’ objectives: improving medical care and the quality of life for the children.

CBC VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS
Individuals come from across the tri-state region to work as CBC volunteers. They come from all walks of life to help where help is needed.

The reasons for joining CBC are as varied as the individuals involved. Some personally experience the tragedy of a sick child. Others join the CBC because they are thankful for their good fortune and want to help others facing the daunting challenge of a sick child.

They donate their time or invest in a sponsorship or advertisement at one of our fund raising events. They work independently promoting the CBC at the office for United Way Donor Options. They volunteer at one of the events or parties for the children.

CBC involvement is flexible and volunteers can tailor their commitment to their lifestyle and resources. If you are interested in helping these children and their families and becoming a friend of CBC, please email us at cbc@cbckids.org.

Please be sure to visit www.cbckids.org for more information about the CBC.

THE CBC AT WORK
For over twenty years, the CBC Golf Tournament at Cedarbrook Country Club in Blue Bell, PA, the CBC Passion for Fashion Show, the CBC Caribbean Sunsplash Party and other fund raising efforts too numerous to mention here have raised hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars to help the children and their families confront these destructive diseases.

The essence of the CBC compels the heart to realize that through action, change and success are possible. The CBC is volunteer and the board of directors is very active in working with the social workers and the children and their families to see that all funds go where needed most.


FAQ

WHEN IS THE EVENT?

March 2, 2019

WHAT TIME IS THE EVENT?

VIP Session: 12:30pm – 5:00pm

General Admission: 1:30pm – 5:00pm

HOW DO I BUY TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT?

Click here to purchase tickets.

HOW CAN I REACH EVENTBRITE CUSTOMER SERVICE?

If you purchased your tickets on the event website and are in need of customer service regarding your ticket purchase, please visit eventbrite.com/support/contact-us for assistance.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT TO GET INTO THE SHOW?

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.

WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL LOCATED?

The Navy Yard, Warehouse building #611, 1100 Flagship Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19112 Click here for directions

IS THE EVENT INDOORS OR OUTDOORS?

The event will be held in an indoor/outdoor warehouse space – safe from the elements.

WHAT DOES VIP ADMISSION INCLUDE?

Your VIP paid admission includes a souvenir glass taster marked with a 2 oz. pour line, unlimited beer sampling, an additional preview hour, samples of special VIP-only beers, VIP-only bathrooms and more!

Click here to see all of the perks that come with being a VIP!

WILL FOOD BE AVAILABLE?

Food trucks will be on site at the festival. Food does not come with the price of admission.

HOW DOES THE DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET WORK?

A designated driver ticket is available for $10. Designated drivers do NOT receive a tasting glass. They are able to enjoy all the activities of the expo except they are not allowed to drink any beer. Any designated driver who is seen drinking will be escorted out immediately.

IF I BUY ONE TICKET, CAN I GO TO BOTH SESSIONS?

A ticket can only be used for the session you selected when you purchased your ticket.

IS THERE A FEE TO PAY FOR PARKING?

Parking is free!

ARE CHILDREN OR PETS PERMITTED TO ATTEND?

For your own safety, NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers or pets, other than service dogs, are permitted. If turned away, the admission ticket for the caregiver will not be refunded.

IS SMOKING PERMITTED AT THE VENUE?

Smoking will not be permitted inside the venue. There is a designated smoking area outside the venue.

IS THE EVENT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

Yes

IS THERE AN ATM ON SITE?

Not within the footprint of the event, but there are ATMs within The Navy Yard for your convenience.

ARE PHOTOS TAKEN AT THIS EVENT?

Yes, look out for our event photographer at the event and strike a pose. Check back here, at the event website, and/or on the event’s Facebook page for photos after the event to see if you are included in the event photo album. Some photos of attendees may be used for promotional purposes; as a ticketholder of the event, you grant us permission to do so and for your likeness to be used.

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.

Directions & Free Shuttle Service

The Philly Craft Beer Festival is located in Building 611 in the Navy Yard (1100 Flagship Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19112). It is recommended that you arrive via public transportation. If you do drive, there is parking in The Navy Yard with a shuttle to the event. Follow the map above to the correct parking lot.

Complimentary bus shuttle service will be available to festival attendees from the Broad & Pattison SEPTA station to The Navy Yard. Shuttles from Broad & Pattison will begin at 11:00 AM and run continuously through the day.


HOTEL

OFFICIAL HOTEL OF THE PHILLY CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Just a few steps away from the event…

SPECIAL OFFER FOR ATTENDEES:

A block of rooms has been reserved for festival attendees for Saturday, March 2, 2019 at a discounted rate of $128 (plus applicable taxes/fees).   This special deal will expire when all rooms in the block are sold or on Monday, February 11, 2019.   To check availability or to book your stay, call Marriott Reservations at 215-644-9200 and identify yourself as a BEER FESTIVAL ATTENDEE.

COURTYARD PHILADELPHIA SOUTH AT THE NAVY YARD
1001 Intrepid Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19112
215-644-9200


Festival Rules

  • – 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.
  • Thank you for your cooperation.

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